Ryan James Ford Preps New EP
'Discipline 78-96' EP is scheduled for September 6 release.

Ryan James Ford is set to release a new EP via SHUT, his own label. The Canadian native was introduced to electronic music through the ’90s rave and club culture. He began to discover, study, an…

Photo Gallery and Review: Into The Valley 2017
XLR8R travels to Rummu for the festival's Estonia debut.

It’s a well-known fact that when the Swedish do music festivals, it’s go big or go home. Perhaps the country’s most eagerly anticipated event—within house and techno circles, at leas…

Steffi Preps Four-Part 'Dollydeluxe' Series
'Dollydeluxe 1-4' is scheduled for on June 19 release via Dolly.

Steffi is set to release a four-part 12″ series called Dollydeluxe featuring material from her upcoming fabric 94 mix CD. For fabric 94, which we recently reviewed, Steffi chose to commission al…

Into The Valley and Into the Factory Announce New Names
Dixon, Jeff Mills, Ion Ludwig, and more all scheduled to play.

Into The Valley 2017 and its Swedish offshoot, Into The Factory, have announced more artists for their lineups Into the Valley will take place from June 29 to July 1 in a sunken former quarry and pris…

Ryan James Ford Launches New Label
'Stone Mountain Red' inaugurates SHUT today.

Canadian producer Ryan James Ford launches SHUT today with the release of Stone Mountain Red. The label’s first EP will follow Ford’s releases on Marcel Dettmann’s MDR and Answer Cod…

Answer Code Request Neume
Patrick Gräser steers away from dancefloor convention on his latest effort for Ostgut Ton.

Patrick Gräser’s output as Answer Code Request tends to be limited to an average of one EP each year (barring his 2014 full-length Code), via either Ostgut Ton or the closely affiliated MDR. It’s a us…

Answer Code Request Prepares New EP for Ostgut Ton
'Neume' is due out June 24.

Ostgut Ton has announced that Patrick Gräser (a.k.a. Answer Code Request) will be releasing a three track EP via the label in June. Gräser’s involvement with the Berlin-based label began back in…

A Sagittariun Elasticity
The anonymous Bristol-based artist returns with another inspired long-player.

The music of Bristol’s A Sagittariun might evoke misty-eyed memories of the early ’90s UK dance scene, if you were there. And if you weren’t, then its relation to the era’s prime ambient and techno cu…

MDR Goes on Tour
Marcel Dettmann's label is going on a Europe wide tour, beginning April 1.

MDR has announced its second Europe wide tour, which will kick off at District 8 in Dublin on April 1. Marcel Dettmann’s imprint was launched back in 2006, and has since been an outlet for his o…

Parachute Announces Camara's Debut Album
'Before We Sleep' is due out April 22.

Camara’s debut album, Before We Sleep, will be released via Parachute Records in April. Parachute Records was launched in 2014 in Milan, Italy, and has thus far focussed mainly on techno releases, wit…

The Hydra Reveals Final Season Program
Showcases include Dekmantel, Numbers, and Ostgut Ton Zhen.

Since setting up their home at Studio Space E-1 on Pennington Street in 2014, The Hydra’s reputation has grown immensely and have become known for regularly hosting some of London’s most anticipated e…

Premiere: Stream the Answer Code Request Remix of Blue Hour
'Blue Hour Remixed [01]' EP is scheduled for October 5 release

UK-born producer Luke Standing (a.k.a. “Blue Hour”) has made a considerable impact since his emergence in 2013. A move from Bristol to Berlin precipitated a run of stellar self-released EP…

Exclusive News: Terence Fixmer Preps 'Depth Charged Remixed' EP for CLR
The four track EP will initially be released via Beatport on September 25, and includes remixes by Answer Code Request and Steve Bicknell.

Planet Rouge record boss and Jealous God label stalwart, Terence Fixmer, has just announced that one of the last releases to come out on CLR before the label closes it’s doors for good will be a…

Preview: Montreal's Bacchanale Festival
XLR8R checks up on a new multidisciplinary fest—one that boasts a world-conquering lineup.

You’re undoubtedly familiar with Montreal’s MUTEK. You may know about Piknic Electronik and Igloofest. But unless you’re from the City of a Hundred Steeples (thanks for that one, Mar…

Event Review: Dekmantel Festival 2015
XLR8R made the trip to Amsterdam for this year's third edition.

“Tickets Sold Out,” declared the Dekmantel website, several weeks prior to this year’s edition. Although a glaring reminder of Dekmantel’s growing popularity, this is not really a good sign. In an age…

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