µ-Ziq Returns with Challenge Me Foolish Album
'Challenge Me Foolish' LP will land on April 13.

µ-Ziq will release a new album, Challenge Me Foolish.  Michael Robert Paradinas (a.k.a µ-Ziq) was born in Charing Cross, London. He began playing keyboards during the early 1980s, after listening to n…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of December
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

As is custom, every day of the week XLR8R releases at least one free track via our ever popular downloads section. Across any given month, you’ll find a constant supply of impressive tunes from …

Podcast 523: Scanner
Robin Rimbaud kicks off 2018 with two hours of experimental electronics.

It’s a challenging task trying to condense a career like that of Robin Rimbaud’s into a digestible introduction. For close to 30 years now, Rimbaud has been a major force in sonic art, cra…

Influences 03: Renaat Vandepapeliere
The R&S Records founder walks us through some of his earliest musical influences.

Renaat Vandepapeliere is one of electronic dance music’s great visionaries. The Belgian, 60, became one of the first to welcome techno when it came from America to Europe in the 1980s. In doing …

XLR8R's Best of 2017: New Artists
We salute this year's breakthrough artists.

Collating the New Artists list is an unenviable task. How do you determine “new? It’s always a hard one using the word “best.” It’s never easy. But let it be said that 2017 was chall…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

Someone mentioned to us recently that it’s not been a particularly strong year for releases. In truth, it was several people, none of whom were connected or in contact. It’s an interesting…

Influences 02: jitwam
An alluring collection of influential music from a rising Indian-born producer.

Last month, we launched a new podcast series called Influences with a journey into early easy listening material from Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord). The series—for those that didn’t catch the fi…

Photo Gallery and Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017
XLR8R travels to Croatia for the annual festival's second edition.

Ten years after throwing their first party in the Dutch capital, the Dekmantel team returned to Croatia for the second edition of Selectors, an extended weekend of DJs throwing down rare, sought after…

Brainwaltzera Preps Debut Album for FILM
'Poly-ana' will be available at the end of next month.

Brainwaltzera’s debut LP, Poly-ana, will drop next month via FILM. The album follows April’s Aescoba EP, which was also released via FILM, with thirteen tracks of both previously released materi…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Premiere: Hear a Cut From DMX Krew's New Album
'Strange Directions' will be out on Hypercolour on September 1.

Hypercolour’s latest release will be the latest album from DMX Krew, dropping on September 1. Since 2016’s You Exist LP on Hypercolour, DMX Krew has been on a highly productive run that ha…

20 Questions: Bicep
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson talk cookery books, production, and their debut album.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—recently announced their self-titled debut LP. The record, according to Ninja Tune, the label, “encapsulates the pair’s…

Warp to Reissue B12's 'Electro-Soma' LP
Warp will reissue 'Electro-Soma' on August 25.

Warp Records is set to reissue B12’s Electro-Soma LP in August Originally released in the early ’90s, its gleaming surfaces, supple rhythms, and utopian strings mark B12’s Electro-Soma amo…

Aphex Twin Rolls Out New EP
'GERALD REMIX / 24 TSIM 2' is available now via Technical Equipment Supply.

Aphex Twin has released a new 12″, titled 3 GERALD REMIX / 24 TSIM 2. The two-track 12″ surfaced in Technical Equipment Supply shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan, around an hour’s drive fro…

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