Premiere: Stream a Cut from Scuba's Return as SCB
‘Below The Line' EP drops on Hotflush Recordings today.

Scuba’s SCB project returns today with Below the Line, a new EP on Hotflush Recordings. The British producer has become one of modern dance music’s most pioneering figures, having produced four …

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

Marquis Hawkes Reveals EPs on Aus and Houndstooth
The Berlin-based producer follows up his recent album with a pair of new EPs.

Marquis Hawkes has shared details of two new EPs. First up is I’m So Glad, a four-tracker on Fabric-affiliated Houndstooth that features vocals by Jocelyn Brown and remixes by Catz ‘N Dogz…

Youandewan Announces Debut Album
'There Is No Right Time' will drop on October 14.

Youandewan will release his debut album on Aus later this year. Berlin-based DJ and producer Ewan Smith (a.k.a. Youandewan) has had strong links to Will Saul’s Aus imprint for some years now, ha…

Tim Green 'Only Time Remains' (Huxley Remix)

From layering buzzed-about mixes for the Body Language series on Get Physical to producing driving techno hits for Cocoon, UK-based Tim Green is undeniably on the up and up. Whether he’s spinnin…

Cassy Donna
The veteran DJ finally drops her long-awaited debut album, but the result is something of a mixed bag.

As a DJ, Cassy Britton has long been one of clubland’s best within a certain subset of house and techno—specifically, the sort that’s sensual, intimate and full of emotion. It’s a skill set that’s tak…

Real Talk: Marquis Hawkes
The UK DJ discusses his motivations for switching from vinyl to digital formats.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  Since his 2012 debut on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the raw, ghetto influenced stylings of Marqu…

Stream Shenoda's Latest EP on Aus Music
His second EP on the label, 'Chromatic,' comes out on April 29.

Having recently contributed to our XLR8R Podcast series and released his Labour EP back in November, Shenoda is set to drop his second EP, titled Chromatic, via the prominent and deep-seated Aus Music…

Podcast 423: Shenoda
With new music coming soon on Aus, the London producer surveys a sonic wonderland full of peaks and valleys.

We’ve been on a roll with hot mixes lately—check out last week’s sophisticated, muted chugger from Livio & Roby, for instance, or the previous week’s near-abstract dancefloor mov…

George Fitzgerald and Grain Remix Dense & Pika
The Hotflush remix series continues with interpretations of tracks by techno duo Dense & Pika, which will be available December 4.

UK techno duo Dense & Pika, who have put out a number of records through Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, are set to get the remix treatment by George FitzGerald and Grain (better known as Artwork). F…

Podcast 411: Scuba
The Hotflush boss delivers two hours of varied selections in this week's XLR8R podcast.

Back in 2011, we asserted that Paul Rose needed little introduction ahead of his podcast as SCB, a fact that has never been more true than it is today. Coming off a year in which he returned to a pack…

Podcast 399: Dense & Pika
Alex Jones and Christopher Spero rock their teched-up rhythms in our latest podcast.

Are two heads better than one? We’re not sure—in real life, a double noggin would garner you a lot of dumbfounded looks. But in the electronic-music game, it sure doesn’t seem to hurt: Fro…

Podcast 392: Youandewan
In the run-up to the release of a new EP, the Aus recording artist lays down a beautifully building set of tunes.

Next month, Ewan Smith unleashes his newest clubland opus, the Verloren EP, upon the world via the ever-reliable Aus Music. We can happily report that it’s another fine offering from the man kno…

Bwana Preps New EP for Aus, Streams Track
The Toronto native follows last December's 'Flute Dreams' with the 'Tengo' EP.

Just a few months after debuting on ever-active UK label Aus with the Flute Dreams EP, ascendent producer Bwana has shared details of a follow-up record. Set to arrive early next month, Tengo reported…

Youandewan Spiral Arms EP
The Berlin-based producer continues inching toward the darkness on his latest effort.

Ever since he relocated to Berlin a year or so ago, something has been changing in the music that Youandewan (a.k.a. Ewan Smith) both makes and plays. The early years of the Englishman’s career …

Tom Demac Preps New EP for Aus
The London producer's latest solo effort for Will Saul's label will see an official release next month.

Tom Demac will reappear on Aus next month with the Smoke Stained Ivories EP. Demac is no stranger to Will Saul’s ever-active label; in addition to last year’s Linda’s Theme 12″…

Huxley Blurred

A radio-ready UK garage album is a destination that Aus has been heading towards for a while. The eight-year-old imprint is a house label, but most artists on its roster have grown up on a resolutely …

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