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…

Real Talk: Kiani & His Legion on a Science of Uncertainty
The rising Belgian artist muses on outside inspirations and the need for ambiguity in art.

Over the last few years, rising Belgian artist Thomas Neyens (a.k.a. Kiani & His Legion) has become a name to watch in the greater house music scene. Neyens first appeared on the radar under the K…

New Aphex Twin Track Surfaces in Promo Video
The track appears in a promotional video for the gear manufacturer Sequentix.

A new Aphex Twin track has surfaced in a promotional video for the gear manufacturer Sequentix. The cut, titled “4xAtlantis take1,” plays in the background of a clip that Sequentix uploade…

Designer of Aphex Twin Logo Shares Unseen Sketches
Paul Nicholson recently posted the images to his Instagram.

The person behind the Aphex Twin logo, namely Paul Nicholson, recently shared some unseen sketches of the iconic design. Nicholson recently posted blueprints of the logo but has now revealed some R…

Nathan Fake Returns
'Providence' is scheduled for March 10 release.

Nathan Fake will release his fourth album this coming March, titled Providence, on Ninja Tune. Providence is described by the label as Fake’s “most personal and profoundly emotional work t…

Flying Lotus Shares Trailer for Feature Film
'Kuso' will drop at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Steven Ellis (a.k.a Flying Lotus) has shared the trailer for ‘Kuso,’ the feature film he has created alongside David Firth, Zach Fox, and Eddie Alcazar. ‘Kuso’ centres around L…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: New Artists
XLR8R pays tribute to those new artists who helped make us smile over the wretched past 12 months.

In a year that has been inescapably heralded by many as one of the worst on record, getting the most out of the pleasures in life becomes all the more significant. Here at XLR8R, we seem to get the gr…

Aphex Twin Plays Field Day 2017
The East London festival takes place June 3, 2017.

Aphex Twin has been booked for Field Day 2017. The performance will be Richard D. James’ first performance in his native UK for half a decade (his last being a DJ set, back in October 2012). He …

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