Get Familiar: Photay
One of New York's rising talents talks inspirations and processes behind his latest LP.

The great outdoors plays a big part in the music of New York’s Evan Shornstein. As electronic producer Photay, he fashions meticulous tracks loaded with field recordings made in the wild and earthy pe…

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…

Podcast 479: Chris SSG
The Tokyo-based DJ compiles a sensitive mixture of ambient selections.

To those who have taken an interest in quality electronic music over the past decade, the name MNML SSGS will undoubtedly hold some meaning. The now defunct blog, which made its final post back in 201…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Readers' Poll
The votes are in—and as chosen by our readers, this is the very top of what 2016 had to offer.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve celebrated our favorite tracks, releases, gear, downloads, labels, and new artists of 2016. In those two weeks, we also opened the floodgates to you, our readers, …

Studio Essentials: Francesco Tristano
The Luxembourg-born composer walks us through his key pieces of studio gear.

Classy and utterly compelling: Francesco Tristano’s 2015 XLR8R podcast was as captivating as it was reflective of his wonderful artistic abilities. It’s no easy feat to seamlessly blend the clas…

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…

Warp Reissues First Three Autechre Albums
'Incunabula,' 'Amber' and 'Tri Repetae' will be available again from November 11.

Autechre’s first three vinyl LPs will be available to buy again from November. Sean Booth and Rob Brown (a.k.a. Autechre) properly established themselves via their first few albums on Warp Recor…

Tolga Fidan "Beb"

One of today’s free downloads comes from Tolga Fidan, the Berlin-based, Istanbul-born multi-instrumentalist. Following an upbringing surrounded by guitar and rock bands, Fidan has become somethi…

Podcast 439: Luke Vibert
Celebrating the Kerrier District re-issue, the long-serving British producer delivers a mix as colorful as his discography.

Luke Vibert is likely to have touched many different ears, in many different ways, having had such a varied production history. One of his most revered projects was Kerrier District, an alias with whi…

Stream a Track from Sepalcure's Forthcoming Album
'Devil Inside' is available now to stream via Spotify.

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming full-length Folding Time, Sepalcure have made one of its cuts available to stream via Spotify. Sepalcure is the collaborative efforts of Travis Stewart (a.k.a…

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…

Ben Lukas Boysen Next on Erased Tapes
'Spells' LP is scheduled for June 10 release.

Ben Lukas Boysen is set to release a new LP on Erased Tapes. Boysen is the son of opera singers Deirdre and Claus Boysen, and was brought up classically trained on piano and guitar from the age of jus…

Five Takeaways from the Final Bloc Weekender
XLR8R travels to Butlins for Bloc's last ever edition.

After starting out as a small 2,200 capacity electronic music get-together back in 2007, Bloc quickly rose through the ranks to become a key player on the international scene. The brand painted itself…

Get Familiar: S-Max
We checked in with a master of electronic funk, to try to unpack the story behind his distinctive style.

When Dropping Acid On Your Astro Turf was announced late last year following four years of silence, a gentle hubbub arose from fans of Manfred Koridass (a.k.a. S-Max) in celebration of his return. Whe…

Q&A: Steffi and Dexter
Following the relaunch of their Klakson imprint, XLR8R sits down with Steffi and Dexter to hear the story.

Klakson Records: Born in 2000; dormant by 2010. But over the course of its decade-long tenure, Steffie ‘Steffi’ Doms and Remy ‘Dexter’ Verheijen’s electro-focused imprint grew from a grandiose project…

Competition: Win Two Tickets to Autechre in Los Angeles October 15
One last chance to win two tickets to Warped Records most respected electronica act.

Goldenvoice presents Autechre with Cygnus and Rob Hall (dj) at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California next Thursday October 15. The event marks the duo’s first visit to Los Angeles in seven …

Podcast 401: Francesco Tristano
With one foot in the classical music and the other in electronic, the Luxembourg-born composer compiles a mix like nothing that has come before.

How do you define Francesco Tristano?  With a rich career as classical pianist, one that has seen him release several albums and perform at some of the world’s finest concert halls, you might th…

Dekmantel Festival 2015

The heart of Dekmantel Festival beats at the Amsterdamse Bos. What’s new is that our veins will be spreading off the wall music throughout the entire Dutch capital this summer. It is our goal to take …

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