Influences 05: Hatis Noit
The Erased Tapes member presents a collection of beguiling avant-garde music.

Hatis Noit is the latest member of Robert Raths’ Erased Tapes family. The Japanese female vocal performer, an enigmatic and unknown artist, will release an “arresting” four-track rec…

Podcast 523: Scanner
Robin Rimbaud kicks off 2018 with two hours of experimental electronics.

It’s a challenging task trying to condense a career like that of Robin Rimbaud’s into a digestible introduction. For close to 30 years now, Rimbaud has been a major force in sonic art, cra…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

Someone mentioned to us recently that it’s not been a particularly strong year for releases. In truth, it was several people, none of whom were connected or in contact. It’s an interesting…

Elevate Festival Returns with Umfang, Ben Frost, Objekt, and More
Errorsmith, DJ Koze, Roman Flügel, and Steffi also confirmed.

Elevate Festival has announced its plans for the upcoming 2018 edition. In 2018, the festival for contemporary music, arts and, political discourse will go down in its new time slot in early March—run…

Premiere: Hear a Mind-Bending Cut From Nicolas Bougaïeff
The 'Principles of Newspeak' LP will launch the Denkfabrik imprint later this month.

On November 24, Berlin-based Québécois producer Nicolas Bougaïeff will launch his new imprint Denkfabrik with his new album, Principles of Newspeak. The LP follows Bougaïeff’s recent Cognitive R…

Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

Artist Tips: Sapphire Slows
The gifted Tokyo-based artist shares advice on confidence, technique, and experimentation.

Although she’s a relatively fresh face on the electronic music landscape, in just a handful of years, Sapphire Slows has carved out an intriguing sonic space for herself, one born from unbridled…

Ableton Adds Giles Peterson to Loop Lineup
A small quantity of additional tickets have also been added.

Ableton has announced that BBC radio presenter, curator, DJ, and producer Gilles Peterson has joined the program for Loop in November. Giles will join a huge list of artists and companies that include…

Ben Frost Shares Mind-Bending New Track
'The Centre Cannot Hold' LP is scheduled for September 29 release.

Ben Frost has shared “Ionia,”” a new track ahead of the release of his fifth studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, out on Mute on September 29. The track follows the release of “Thre…

Ben Frost Announces New LP
'The Centre Cannot Hold' LP is scheduled for September 29 release.

Ben Frost has announced details of his fifth studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, out September 29 on Mute. The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over 10 days by Steve Albini in Chicago, and follows Th…

Ben Frost Releases New EP
The seven-track 'Threshold of Faith' was recorded with Steve Albini.

Ben Frost has released a new EP called Threshold of Faith via Mute. The seven-track EP follows last year’s The Wasp Factory—an unconventional opera piece written in collaboration with librettist…

Laurel Halo, Nosaj Thing, and Ben Frost Finalize Loop 2017
Machinedrum, Jlin, and William Basinski are also confirmed for Ableton's Berlin Loop summit in November.

Ableton has finalized the lineup for this year’s Loop summit in Berlin. The latest announcement includes live performances by Jenny Hval, mobilegirl, Visible Cloaks, and Kaki King, a new live pe…

Photo Gallery and Review: Nuits Sonores 2017
XLR8R travels to Lyon for Nuits Sonores' highly anticipated 15th anniversary.

With a record beating attendance of 140,000 visitors in 2014, Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has proven itself as one of the most established and esteemed electronic music festivals on the Europe…

Five Takeaways From L.E.V. Festival 2016
XLR8R travels to Spain for the tenth anniversary of L.E.V. Festival.

L.E.V. (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visuals/Laboratory of Visual Electronics) is something of a hidden gem of a festival, located on the northern coast of Spain. For the past 10 years L.E.V. has paved …

Ben Klock, RØDHÅD, Apparat Set to Headline Festival Forte 2016
The event is set to take place between August 25 - 27 at Montemor-o-Velho Castle in Portugal.

Slated to present a well-rounded and remarkable lineup that features some of the worlds biggest names in techno, Festival Forte has returned for its third edition, set to take place between August 25-…

Preview Bit-Tuner's Latest LP
'A Bit Of Light' is available now via -OUS.

A powerful engine of uproaring and eclectic sounds, the producer known as Bit-Tuner has released his fifth full-length album A Bit Of Light via the fresh Zurich/Milan based imprint, -OUS. Having share…

Roly Porter Third Law
The producer bends dance music's rituals to create his own sonic palette.

Roly Porter is perhaps best known for helping to spearhead the maturation of dubstep alongside Jamie Teasdale (a.k.a. Kuedo) as Vex’d. Third Law, his third long-player and his Tri Angle debut, sees hi…

Q&A: MIRA Festival's Oriol Pastor
XLR8R chats with the festival founder to learn more about this year's event.

MIRA is a music and visual-arts festival that was launched in 2011 by Oriol Pastor in his home city of Barcelona. The cultural event originated four years ago, when Pastor felt a desire to create a be…

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