In The Studio: Rødhåd
Mike Bierbach goes deep on the processes behind his debut LP.

Rødhåd is one of the most respected DJs in the global techno scene. The native Berliner has built his reputation over years of playing immersive and dramatic sets at Berghain and around the world. Ind…

Rødhåd Anxious
An impressive album debut from the Dystopian boss.

Berlin’s Rødhåd (Mike Bierbach) has operated in the city’s underground as a DJ and party promoter since the end of the 1990s. A techno advocate from the beginning, he launched his Dystopian events in …

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 …

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 …

Errorsmith Returns to PAN with New LP
'Superlative Fatigue' LP is scheduled for October 20 release.

Errorsmith will return to PAN with a new LP, Superlative Fatigue. Besides collaborating with the likes of Mark Fell, to Berghain resident Fiedel as MMM, and Soundstream as Smith N Hack, Wiegand has re…

Steffi Preps Third Ostgut Ton LP
'World Of The Waking State' LP is scheduled for September 22 release.

Steffi has a new LP on the way, titled World Of The Waking State. World Of The Waking State will be the Dutch artist’s third LP on Ostgut Ton, and follows on from 2014’s Power Of Anonymity…

Download a Heavy Techno Mix from UVB
The mix was recorded exclusively for XLR8R ahead of UVB's performance at Exit Festival 2017.

UVB is the pseudonym of the French DJ and producer Sébastien Michel. Having unearthed a love for music during his childhood, he began focusing on the electronic genre in 2009, when first decided to st…

Afterthoughts: Off-Week 2017
XLR8R reflects on the the future of the event series and the Barcelona scene.

It’s June 28 and Barcelona’s biggest week of music is over. Now in its 24th year, Sónar Festival continues to impress with a selection of the some of the world’s finest acts, panels, and worksho…

Marcel Dettmann to Release 'Dekmantel Selectors' Compilation
Marcel Dettmann's 'Dekmantel Selectors' is scheduled for June 23 release.

The next Dekmantel Selectors compilation will be compiled by Marcel Dettmann. According to the Dutch label, the compilation promises to “showcase another side” of the Berlin-based DJ-produ…

Post Scriptum Launches New Label
'Year Zero' is due out April 17.

Post Scriptum is launching a new label with a solo EP, Year Zero. Anonymous techno producer Post Scriptum has made a substantial impact since his 2015 debut on Function’s Infrastructure imprint,…

In The Studio: Dorisburg
One of club music's most consistent producers reveals some of his studio secrets.

It’s difficult to imagine the electronic scene today without the considered productions of Alexander Berg (more commonly known as Dorisburg). The Swedish native, along with several of his fellow count…

Berghain to Open New Floor
The exact location of the floor remains undisclosed.

Berlin club Berghain will open up a new floor in March, named Säule—meaning “pillar” in German. The exact location of the floor remains undisclosed, though it is reported that the ground f…

Ostgut Ton Announces New Nick Höppner EP
'Box Drop' will be released March 17.

Nick Höppner is next up on Ostgut Ton. Three-tracker Box Drop will be the Panorama Bar resident’s eighth EP on the Berghain-affiliated label, the most recent being his 2016 collaboration with Ja…

Podcast 474: Eric Cloutier
The Detroit native treats us to a two-hour session of carefully picked house and techno.

On his DJ style, Eric Cloutier has been quoted as saying that he aims to keep things “really body-oriented.” It’s a sentiment that will register with anyone who has caught him spinning plates in the p…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: New Artists
XLR8R pays tribute to those new artists who helped make us smile over the wretched past 12 months.

In a year that has been inescapably heralded by many as one of the worst on record, getting the most out of the pleasures in life becomes all the more significant. Here at XLR8R, we seem to get the gr…

Barker & Baumecker Turns
The duo's latest outing on Ostgut Ton is a tale of two albums.

2016 has been a colorful year at the steely offices of Ostgut Ton. Alongside a heap of techno releases, the Berghain-affiliated imprint also let loose an acid-fueled EP by Matthew Styles, joyful house…

Podcast 464: Olin
The Smartbar Talent Buyer threads together his favorite cuts from his recent European adventures.

The role of talent buyer at Chicago’s smartbar is one of the American clubbing circuit’s most revered positions, and rightly so—the club has been bringing DJs from far and wide through to the Windy Ci…

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