Premiere: Listen to a Haunting New Remix From Artefakt
The Berlin-based duo remix Brothers Black on their latest on Voxnox Records.

Early next month, Brothers Black will return to Voxnox Records with a six-track EP, titled Marianas. The release will feature four tracks on the vinyl edition, with two originals and two remixes, from…

Svreca, Retina.it & Nuel Feature on Konstrukt EP
'Konstrukt 005' is due out March 31.

Konstrukt has announced its next release. For its fifth release, the Dutch label recruits three new faces: on the A-side, Semantica boss Svreca teams up with Italian duo Retina.it, producing two slice…

Premiere: Stream a Cut from Artefakt's Debut LP
'Kinship’ LP drops on February 13.

Dutch live act and DJ duo Artefakt will release their debut album on Delsin this February. Known separately as Robin Koek and Nick Lapien—the latter of whom has appeared on our channels several times …

Artefakt Ready Debut Album
‘Kinship’ LP is scheduled for February 13 release.

Dutch live-act and DJ duo Artefakt will release their debut album on Delsin this February. Known separately as Robin Koek and Nick Lapien—a regular on the XLR8R pages—the pair first appeared on Field …

Daniel Avery DJ-Kicks
Avery's 'DJ-Kicks' is scheduled for November 11 release.

Fans of UK DJ-producer Daniel Avery might find his entry in the esteemed DJ Kicks mix series a little surprising. Sonically it’s oceans apart from the thorny, acidic electro of his rapturously receive…

Konstrukt Announces Doka EP
'Konstrukt 004' is due out November 18.

Konstrukt’s next release comes from Doka. Dutch techno producer Han Frissen (a.k.a. Doka) is the head honcho at fledgling imprint Konstrukt—a label that was launched back in 2015, which has so f…

Scott Monteith (a.k.a. Deadbeat) Announces New Album
'Qawwali Quatsch' is due out October 31.

Scott Monteith (a.k.a. Deadbeat) will release his next full-length with Field Records. Qawwali Quatsch is Berlin-based Canadian producer Scott Monteith’s first album under his birth name—a move …

Aos 'Limerence'

Kayla Waldorf (a.k.a. Aos) is a Seattle-based artist and an active member of the thriving female identified / non-binary collective TUF. Aside from her solo work as Aos, Waldorf also makes music along…

Lapien Readies Rekids EP
‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ drops on September 16, 2016

Berlin-based producer Lapien (a recent subject of our Interpretations series) is set to release an atmospheric three-tracker on Radio Slave’s Rekids. Also known as Metropolis or one half of Artefakt, …

In the Studio: Lapien
XLR8R visits the Mistress artist's Berlin home to learn more about the production techniques behind his two upcoming EPs.

Having shared his previous releases through Fred P’s Soul People Music offshoot, Delsin and Prologue,  it was recently announced that Nick Lapien (a.k.a Lapien) is set to release two EPs on DVS1…

Lapien Joins Mistress Recordings; Stream Snippets Here
The Berlin-based musician will drop two new EPs this July.

DVS1’s Mistress Recordings will release two EPs of new material from Lapien this July. Nick Lapien is known for his work under his Metropolis concept project, as well as being one half of the te…

Artefakt & Evigt Mörker Prepare Split EP
'Konstrukt 003' is due out July 1.

The next release on Amsterdam-based label and party series Konstrukt will be a split EP by Artefakt and Evigt Mörker, due out at the beginning of July. Konstrukt launched as a label last year, and has…

Interpretations: Lapien
The Berlin-based Dutch artist lays down nine minutes of raw and swinging house.

Nick Lapien is an artist that dons many hats and monikers. As a producer—under his given name, as well as Metropolis, Nepal, and Artefakt, his collaboration with fellow Dutch producer Robin Koek—his o…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Tracks
We present the tunes that provided a year's worth of thrills and chills.

It’s hard to pin down exactly how many individual tracks are put out each year, but our best estimate is…oh, let’s go with a gazillion. As production and distributions becomes ever easier,…

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