Influences 03: Renaat Vandepapeliere
The R&S Records founder walks us through some of his earliest musical influences.

Renaat Vandepapeliere is one of electronic dance music’s great visionaries. The Belgian, 60, became one of the first to welcome techno when it came from America to Europe in the 1980s. In doing …

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…

Nina Kraviz Delivers 'Essential Mix'
Blawan, Aphex Twin, and Hieroglyphic Being all feature.

Nina Kraviz delivered her second Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 over the weekend. The Russian producer debuted on the series in 2012. Her second submission is described by the BBC as “a slamming m…

Blawan Remixes Lucy
'The Hermit / The High Priestess (Blawan Remixes)' EP is scheduled for November 17 release.

Berlin-based Zehnin keeps up a fine release schedule by asking Blawan to remix its inaugural EP from Lucy. Blawan has been in his own sound world for years now. Releasing on the likes of Hessle Audio,…

Blawan Preps New EP
'Nutrition' LP is scheduled for October 2 release.

Blawan will soon release a new EP, titled Nutrition. Blawan is the project of Berlin-based, British expatriate known as Jamie Roberts. His latest EP, Nutrition, will land on his own TERNESC imprint. T…

Photo Gallery and Review: Dancity Festival 2017
XLR8R travels to Foligno to Dancity's 11th edition.

Speaking to Rolling Stone in 1969 at the height of the flower-power era in what would be his final interview with the esteemed publication, Jim Morrison foresaw the music landscape evolving far beyond…

Ask the Experts: Shifted
One of sound artistry's most exciting figures responds to your questions.

Having only just announced our next Ask The Experts feature, we’re now publishing our last one—this time with Guy Brewer (a.k.a Shifted), of sound artistry’s most exciting and forward-thin…

Blawan, Hunee, Mike Servito, and More to Play Dancity Festival
This year's edition takes place from June 30 to July 2 in Umbria, Italy.

Following a one-year hiatus, Dancity Festival is set to return this year for its 11th edition. Taking place in the Roman town of Foligno, Umbria, the festival will once again take residence amongst so…

Obscure Cuts: TRP
The Lobster Theremin artist reveals five hidden gems from his record bag.

Obscure Cuts is a new addition to XLR8R—a new feature series. Similar to Hi-Five which we recently relaunched, Obscure Cuts is a method of unearthing and sharing good records, in this case, those obsc…

!K7 Introduces New Label with Lucy EP
'The Hermit / The High Priestess' is scheduled for March 24 release.

The !K7 collective is adding a new label to its family in the form of Zehnin—and the first release comes in the form of a two-tracker from Lucy. According to the collective, the label will range from …

Photo Gallery and Review: RA in Residence with Fabric
The event took place December 17 at The Hydra in London.

Rumours of London’s creative demise have been greatly exaggerated. For despite the gloomy headlines lamenting the loss of a number of the UK capital’s most celebrated nightspots—this event itself was …

Henning Baer Announces Second MANHIGH Release
'Pittsburgh Left' will hit stores December 19.

Henning Baer has a new EP on the way. Berlin-based DJ and producer Henning Baer launched the MANHIGH imprint earlier this year as a foundation for his “own musical output, as well as artists bot…

Blawan Debuts on Avian as Kilner
'Walk Type' is scheduled for November 28 release.

Blawan will release a new new double-EP for Shifted’s Avian as Kilner. Jamie Roberts is no stranger to the more experimental tenets of the techno genre, and much of the British artist’s output o…

DVS1 Announces HUSH 20
The Minneapolis native is going on European tour in celebration of 20 years of HUSH.

Zak Khutoretsky (a.k.a. DVS1) has revealed details of his HUSH 20 European tour. In a statement made via his Facebook account, Khutoretsky yesterday announced that he would be going on European tour t…

Blawan's Bored Young Adults Hits Trilogy Tapes
'Shy Dancers On Bungalowdorf Beach' is due out July 29.

Jamie Roberts has launched a new solo project, entitled Bored Young Adults. Having funnelled most of his attention into collaborative endeavors over the past few years with Pariah (as Karenn) and Surg…

Photo Gallery: Soenda Festival
Take a walk through one of the most important events on the Dutch festival circuit.

The Dutch have long had a love affair with techno: since the early days of legendary brands such as Djax-Up-Beats, to more underground establishments like Bunker Records, they have cultivated their ow…

Ben Klock, RØDHÅD, Apparat Set to Headline Festival Forte 2016
The event is set to take place between August 25 - 27 at Montemor-o-Velho Castle in Portugal.

Slated to present a well-rounded and remarkable lineup that features some of the worlds biggest names in techno, Festival Forte has returned for its third edition, set to take place between August 25-…

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