Bubblin' Up: Brothers Black
The rising duo muse on their beginnings and finding their footing in the techno landscape.

James Sison and Edward Antonio are the two brothers behind Brothers Black. Originally from London but now residing in Berlin, the brothers first released under the Brothers Black moniker in 2016 with …

Exit Festival Reveals Full Lineup for No Sleep Novi Sad Stage
Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Rødhåd, Ben Klock, Craig Richards, and many more all set to play Dance Arena.

Serbia’s Exit Festival has revealed the full plans for it’s No Sleep Novi Sad stage, featuring the likes of Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Rødhåd, Ben Klock, and many more—all of whom will play …

XLR8R's April Festival Selections
XLR8R staff share our top festival picks from around the globe in April.

When it comes to the international festival market, April essentially acts as a transitioning month, with the southern hemisphere’s departing summer and the northern hemisphere’s warming c…

St Germain Joins Neopop Festival
The 14th edition of Neopop Festival will take place on August 9, 10, and 11 in Portugal.

Portugal’s Neopop Festival has announced the addition of legendary French producer St Germain to its lineup. St Germain will join previously announced artists Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Ivan Smagghe…

Four Tet Returns to Essential Mix
Tracks come from Ben Klock, Selena Gomez, Bicep, Britney Spears, and more.

Kieran Hebden, the artist better known as Four Tet, recently returned to BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. The two-hour mix, shared on Monday, includes releases from Ben Klock, Selena Gomez, Bicep, V…

Deep’a & Biri 'Avicenna' (XLR8R Edit)

As previously announced, Israeli duo Deep’a & Biri have a new album on the way. Central to the Israeli club scene, Deep’a & Biri have long been defying expectations even within a community the…

EXIT Festival Details 2018 Plans
Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Rødhåd, Ben Klock, and many more all set to play Dance Arena.

Serbia’s Exit Festival has locked in its plans for the upcoming 2018 edition, featuring the likes of Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Rødhåd, Ben Klock, and many more—all of whom will play the Dance Are…

Portugal's Neopop Festival Confirms First Names for 2018 Edition
Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Nastia, Josh Wink, and more all set to play.

Portugal’s Neopop Festival has confirmed plans for its 2018 edition, featuring the likes of Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Nastia, Josh Wink, and more. The 14th edition of Neopop Festival will take plac…

Troy Next on Klockworks
'Klockworks 21' will land on February 19.

Troy will release a new EP on Ben Klock’s Klockworks label, titled Klockworks 21. Troy’s last release came in the shape of an appearance on the Klockworks 20 label compilation, curated by …

Caprices Festival Announces 15-Year Anniversary Lineup
Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos, Cobblestone Jazz, and more all set to play.

Caprices Festival has announced the lineup for this year’s 15th edition, running from April 12 to 15 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland To mark the special occasion, Caprices will once again transfor…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Tracks
We present just some of our favorite tunes of the last 12 months.

With our Best Releases of the year now out of the way, we move onto our best tracks. Discussion and debate on this list started several weeks ago when an internal message posted the question: what are…

Various Artists Klockworks 20
Forward momentum, imparted with nuance and inventiveness, defines Ben Klock's label overview..

You’d expect a compilation from a label run by a modern-day Berlin techno luminary to be defined by a taut and muscular momentum. You’d probably also surmise it to be a collection of tracks that roll …

Premiere: Stream DVS1's Klockworks 20 Contribution
'Klockworks 20' is scheduled for September 25 release.

As announced, Ben Klock’s Klockworks label is soon set to release a new compilation featuring new tracks from Etapp Kyle, DVS1, Klock himself, and more names. The compilation will be the label&#…

Etapp Kyle Next on Ostgut Ton
'Alpha' EP is scheduled for September 8 release.

Etapp Kyle is set for a full debut on Ostgut Ton with the Alpha EP. Alpha will be the Ukraine-born, Berlin-based DJ-producers first full release on the label, having previously released on sub-label U…

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