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 …

Voyage Voyage Returns to Renate this Weekend
This event starts at 11.59 on Saturday, August 12.

Berlin’s Renate’s will host the infamous Voyage Voyage this weekend, one of the longest running party series in town. Back when it started just over seven years ago, it was one of the firs…

Ticket Giveaway: Perlon Superlongevity at Funkhaus Berlin
XLR8R is offering a pair of tickets to the event, which will take place at Funkhaus, Berlin on August 4-6.

As previously announced, the Perlon label will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. As part of its celebrations, the label will throw a 46-hour party in Berlin, running at Funkhaus from midnight on Au…

Podcast 493: Esther Duijn
Three hours of relentless grooves from the Berlin-based Dutch artist.

Back in December of last year, XLR8R released Esther Duijn’s remix of the Duijn & Douglas track “Stray” feat. Berenice as the day’s XLR8R download—surprisingly, it was the …

Various Artists fabric 94: Steffi
The veteran DJ's latest mix explores a wide swathe of electro-laced rhythms.

The Netherlands’ Steffi Doms, to her credit, has never really settled on a narrowly focused sound. From her earliest DJ sets in the ’90s, through her move to Berlin and subsequent adoption by the Ostg…

Legowelt, Willie Burns, and Tessela Play Oscillate's Summer Launch
Oscillate has also shared a podcast from Rachel Lyn ahead of this weekend's event at Berlin's ://about blank.

This weekend at Berlin’s ://about blank, Oscillate will celebrate the arrival of summer with a 24-hour party. Running from Saturday, May 27 through to Sunday, May 28, the event will feature mult…

20 Questions: Peggy Gou
The rising South Korean talent answers our questions on just about anything.

Peggy Gou will be performing alongside Cassy, Heidi, Jackmaster, HVOB, Âme, Midland, Josh Wink, Damian Lazarus, Rodhad, 2manydjs, and Recondite at CRSSD Festival, which takes place March 4-5 in San Di…

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…

Podcast 453: Dana Ruh
The German DJ-producer delivers 70 minutes of insatiable grooves.

When it comes to producing and playing deep, hypnotic sounds, few do it with as much style as Dana Ruh. Her music is warm, seductive, and groovy; each set or release possesses a rare and understated t…

AYBEE Debuts Second Short Film, 'A Message'
The nine-minute film is released in memory of Derrick Curtis (a.k.a Dreams From Last Night).

AYBEE has unveiled his second short film, “A Message,” the follow-up to his directorial debut, “The Gift,” which premiered at Washington DC’s Forward festival in 2015, an…

Christian Löffler Announces New LP
'Mare' is scheduled for October 7 release via Ki Records.

Christian Löffler is set to release Mare, his second studio album, this coming October. Mare follows in a similar vein to his self-released debut, 2012’s A Forest. However, while his first album was h…

Hashback Hashish 'Zone' (5 Volts Rework)

Delhi’s Ashish Sachan (a.k.a Hashback Hashish) has just released his new EP, Zone.  The 2015 release of his Brevity EP resulted in the producer being featured in Rolling Stone India, where he discusse…

In the Studio: Tobi Neumann
XLR8R spends an afternoon at Riverside Studios with a staple of the German electronic scene.

Having working previously as a composer for jingles and commercials, and with numerous collaborations with artists on the front line of electronic music under his belt, Tobi Neumann makes a perfect co…

nonkeen Oddments of the Gamble
Nils Frahm & Co. deliver a sometimes subdued, occasionally soaring session of playful experimentation.

The lead track on Oddments of the Gamble, “kassettenkarussel,” opens with a ten-second burst of rough static, something akin to the roar of a highway full of 18-wheelers as filtered though a cheap, bu…

Podcast 445: Margaret Dygas
The Panorama Bar resident provides 90 minutes of unorthodox easy-listening bliss.

Building an experimental mix that really works is no walk in the park. Though there can be no set formula, they ought to tell a story, to somehow progress coherently while remaining unpredictable, and…

Interpretations: Palmbomen II
The LA-based Dutch artist lays down 14 minutes of relaxed rhythms.

Hailing from The Netherlands, Kai Hugo (a.k.a. Palmbomen II) has secured a great deal of acclaim in the global electronic music community for his phantasmal lo-fi sound. A graduate of the Red Bull Mus…

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