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…

Four Tet Remixes Bicep
'Opal' (Four Tet Remix) is out today on all digital stores.

Four Tet has remixed Bicep’s “Opal,” taken from the Belfast duo’s 2017 debut album. The rework sees subtle rhythmic tweaks and additions: overlays of texture and hinted melodies, giving th…

Hideout Festival Locks in 2018 Plans
This year's edition takes place from June 25 to 29 in Zrce, Croatia.

Hideout Festival has confirmed plans for its upcoming 2018 edition, taking place from June 25 to 29 in Zrce, Croatia on the island of Pag. Scheduled to perform this year are the likes of George FitzGe…

Nuits Sonores Festival Reveals 2018 Night Lineup
Avalon Emerson, Maetrik, Margaret Dygas, Palms Trax, and more all confirmed to play.

Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has announced the night programme for its 2018 edition. This year’s night schedule runs from May 9 to 12 inclusive and features dozens of sets, both live and …

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Bicep Drop New EP with Video
'Glue' is out now via Ninja Tune.

Bicep have shared a new EP, Glue,  via Ninja Tune. The three-track release is the follow-up to the Belfast duo’s debut full-length, which landed earlier this year. The EP features two new tracks…

20 Questions: Midland
Harry Agius talks favorite films, books, track selection, and his new 'Fabriclive 94' release.

Harry Agius (a.k.a Midland) began DJing in 2003 after a tape of Andy C at a Slammin Vinyl show kick-started an obsession with the craft. From there, he went on to attend Leeds University, dividing his…

Bicep Share New Single
'Bicep' LP is scheduled for September 1 release.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—have today announced “Vale,” the third track to be taken from their eponymous debut album. The album Bicep is sai…

20 Questions: Bicep
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson talk cookery books, production, and their debut album.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—recently announced their self-titled debut LP. The record, according to Ninja Tune, the label, “encapsulates the pair’s…

Photo Gallery and Review: Hideout Festival 2017
XLR8R spent a week on a Croatian island for the festival’s seventh edition.

Every summer, thousands of Europeans invade Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coast in search of sunshine, beaches, crystal clear seas, and cheap cocktails. The nation’s ideal combination of breathtaking ge…

Dixon, DVS1, Mall Grab, and More Play Modular Festival
This year's edition takes place in July 1 at the Park Maasboulevard in Schiedam.

The second edition of Modular Festival will take place on July 1 at the Park Maasboulevard in Schiedam, near Rotterdam. With Dixon, Bicep, and Talabot fronting the main stage, other notable acts inclu…

Coachella 2017: Winners and Losers
A mixed bag of musical precision and over-the-top theatrics.

With each year that passes, the behemoth that is Coachella continues to grow exponentially—this year, according to the LA Times, the festival grounds extended by 20 acres and attendance jumped in capa…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

What is it that makes a great label? These days, though musical curation remains as fundamental as ever to their success, there is so much more to also keep in mind. Brand image, social media presence…

Into The Valley and Into the Factory Announce New Names
Dixon, Jeff Mills, Ion Ludwig, and more all scheduled to play.

Into The Valley 2017 and its Swedish offshoot, Into The Factory, have announced more artists for their lineups Into the Valley will take place from June 29 to July 1 in a sunken former quarry and pris…

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