DeepChord Auratones
Rod Modell delivers an impeccably made modern ambient record.

After the German originators Basic Channel, Rod Modell’s DeepChord project is the standard bearer for dub techno. The American producer is a specialist of this atmospheric, ambient type of 4/4, inform…

1800HaightStreet 'Psychic'

1800HaightStreet finally break a year of hiatus in the caves of Vancouver to come roaring back onto Lobster Theremin with a bumper album of long-awaited techno experiments. We’re told to expect …

Midland Fabriclive 94
Harry Agius delivers once again.

The last 12 months or so have seen Harry Agius (a.k.a Midland) shift in status from being a well-respected convert and contributor of techno to becoming one of the most in demand of DJs emerging from …

K-LONE Debuts on Soundman Chronicles
'Old Fashioned' EP is scheduled for October 20 release.

Following a two year hiatus, bass purveying record label Soundman Chronicles is back with another EP to add to its collection, this time by Wisdom Teeth label head K-LONE. The label describes the thre…

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…

Premiere: Stream Fluxion's 'Vibrant Forms III' in Full
The eagerly awaited follow up to 'Vibrant Forms II' will be available on October 17.

Later this month, dub-techno pioneer Fluxion will release Vibrant Forms III via Subwax Bcn. The release will arrive 16 years after Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus’ mythical Chain Reaction label re…

Shinichi Atobe Joins Daniël Jacques' Jadac Recordings
'Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.' is due out November 4.

Shinichi Atobe will release a new EP this November. Rebuild Mix 1.2.3. is only Atobe’s second official EP to date, as well as his debut on Daniël Jacques’ Jadac Recordings. The label head …

Artist Tips: Mark Fell
The acclaimed experimental electronic musician shares his thoughts on production.

Mark Fell is much more than an electronic musician. Wander over to his artist home page and you’ll discover information on his writing, exhibitions/installations and several other things too—but…

Shinichi Atobe LP Appears on DDS
'World' is out now.

Demdike Stare’s DDS imprint has uncovered another Shinichi Atobe album. An underground favorite for his 2001 Ship-Scope EP on Basic Channel sub-label Chain Reaction (which was reissued last year…

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…

Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland Riod EP
Techno's founding fathers step back into the electric garden for Tresor's 25th anniversary.

Despite promising so much on paper, Borderland, the 2013 album by Juan Atkins (fondly known as The Originator) and Moritz von Oswald, forced an inward groan amongst many fans of the legendary producer…

Bubblin' Up: A Pleasure
Following a blissful debut album on Jaar's Other People, Mark Hurst discusses his inspirations and unique production methods.

Mark Hurst (a.k.a A Pleasure) divides his time between waiting tables and making music. While the former does not sound especially conducive to a successful career in the latter, it’s possible t…

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