Melliflow Launches The Melliflows Side-Label
'Season 1 Episode 1' EP will land on January 28 via The Melliflows.

Vera and Alexandra have launched The Melliflows, a side-label of their Melliflow project. Melliflow, launched in 2016 with a well-received Spacetravel EP, has since featured releases from Z@P, Binh (a…

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…

Binh Returns to Cabaret Recordings
A release date is yet to be confirmed.

Germann Nguyen (a.k.a Binh) will soon return to Cabaret Recordings with a new EP. Eastern Bloc, a four-track release, will be Binh’s fourth appearance overall on Cabaret, following three EPs and…

Craig Richards: In Transition
'Time is running out, and now I have turned 50 I really feel like I need to do significant things. I want to make a mark.'

It’s would appear that Craig Richards is in a period of transition. The UK-based artist, a fabric resident for nearly two decades, has had a busy year — one that has seen him explore beyond the …

Epizode Festival Announces Day Program and Final Lineup
This year's festival runs from December 31 to January 10.

Epizode Festival has announced its full lineup and day programming for its 2018 edition. This year’s festival runs from December 31 to January 10, kicking off with Carl Cox on New Year’s Eve bef…

Lisbon's Ministerium Club Confirms November Dates
Binh, Jane Fitz, Ion Ludwig (Live) and more all confirmed to play.

Lisbon’s Ministerium Club has confirmed its November dates. Ministerium Club opened in December 2012 in facilities previously occupied by the Portuguese Ministry of Finance. It has since become …

Binh Returns to Time Passages
'ThisThat' EP is scheduled for July 17 release.

Binh will return to his own Time Passages imprint with a new EP, titled ThisThat. ThisThat will be the Berlin-based artist’s first release of the year and arrives after a busy 2016 where he rele…

Photo Gallery and Review: Meadows in the Mountains
The Bulgarian mountain frolick returns bigger than ever.

Watching a festival grow from inception is like watching your kids grow up. Now in its seventh year, Meadows in the Mountains has finally come of age. While the youthful innocence and exuberance have …

XLR8R's Off-Week Selections
XLR8R staff share our top event picks from this week's Off-Week in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Off-Week is a big few days in the European musical calendar, featuring an array of artists from all around the world, all performing at a selection of venues across the city. Frankly…

Podcast 478: Bruno Schmidt
The Berlin-based Brit shows off some gems from his record collection.

A few weeks ago, Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow teamed up with Ukranian clubbing institution Closer to bring house and techno artists from far and wide to Berlin’s Hoppetosse, in the most substantial …

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

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…

Binh Readies My Own Jupiter LP
'Ship Of Imagination' is due out December 13.

Binh’s next release will drop on My Own Jupiter. The Berlin-based DJ and producer’s next outing will be an LP on Nicolas Lutz’s My Own Jupiter. It is his debut on the imprint, which …

Craig Richards Curates New Festival, Houghton
The event will take place in Norfolk, United Kingdom, on August 11 - 13, 2017.

Craig Richards is curating a new festival called Houghton. The event is a collaboration between the production team behind Welsh festival Gottwood and the fabric resident (who curated the bill). It wi…

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