Photo Gallery and Review: CRSSD Festival Spring 2018
The event took place at San Diego's Waterfront Park on March 3 and 4.

CRSSD Festival, the biannual Southern California event celebrating house, techno, and live electronic music, returned for its Spring 2018 edition the first weekend of March. Set within the palm-fringe…

Jon Hopkins Announces First Album in Five Years, Singularity
'Singularity' LP will land on May 4 via Domino.

Jon Hopkins will release a new album, Singularity, on May 4—a follow-on to 2013’s Immunity. Along with news of Singularity, Hopkins has shared “Emerald Rush,” the first song to be released from the al…

George FitzGerald and Bonobo Share New Track
'Outgrown' is out now on all streaming services.

George FitzGerald has shared a new single from his forthcoming LP, All That Must Be. The single, “Outgrown,” features fellow British artist Bonobo—the album also features collaborations with Lil Silva…

Bubblin' Up: Khruangbin
The exciting Texan trio go deep on the story behind their unmistakable Thai-influenced, bass-heavy, psychedelic outpourings.

Chances are many of you may already have heard of Khruangbin. The predominately instrumental Texan-born trio, formed of Laura Lee, Mark Speer, and Donald “DJ” Johnson, have made quite a name for thems…

Igloofest Wraps up with Sasha & Digweed, N'TO, and More
The popular Montreal festival concludes proceedings this weekend.

This weekend, Igloofest will wrap up proceedings with a coveted set from scene heavyweights Sasha & Digweed, alongside Tone Depth, N’TO, Joachim Pastor, and Worakls. So far, over the last fe…

Parklife 2018 Confirms First Names
Four Tet, Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna, Bonobo, and many more all set to play.

Manchester’s Parklife Festival has confirmed plans for its 2018 edition, including the lineup. Taking place within the city’s iconic Heaton Park next on June 9 and 10, Parklife has built a solid…

Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
Background music was never meant to sound this good.

It’s thanks to the diggers of our world, the selectors, tastemakers, and bloggers of unearthed sounds, that once unheard-of global sounds are becoming more integrated into our listening habits. One su…

George FitzGerald Announces New Album, All That Must Be
'All That Must Be' will land on March 9 via Double Six / Domino.

George FitzGerald will soon release his second LP, All That Must Be. All That Must Be is a record with its “psychological roots” in Berlin and London, the label explains. It documents a pe…

Igloofest Confirms Schedule for 12th Edition
This year's edition takes places in Montreal from January 18 to February 3.

Igloofest has confirmed plans for its 12th edition, taking place in Montreal from January 18 to February 3. Once again, the annual event offers a rich programming bringing together several in-demand l…

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 …

CRSSD Festival Announces 2018 Spring Edition Lineup
The 2018 Spring edition takes place at San Diego’s Waterfront Park on March 3 and 4.

CRSSD Festival has today released the lineup for its Spring 2018 event, taking place on March 3 and 4—its seventh edition to date. Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, on the Pacific shoreline …

Ask the Experts: Kiasmos
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen answer your questions this month.

Our latest Ask The Experts feature comes from Kiasmos, a collaborative project recognised for its sensual, gentle, and deeply emotional soundscapes. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic compo…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: New Artists
We salute this year's breakthrough artists.

Collating the New Artists list is an unenviable task. How do you determine “new? It’s always a hard one using the word “best.” It’s never easy. But let it be said that 2017 was chall…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Top Downloads (50-1)
Check out the 100 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section this year.

Yesterday, we kicked off our Best of 2017 coverage with the the first instalment in the top 100 downloads of the year countdown. Today, we tie a knot on a year’s worth of free music with the 50 …

Bonobo Releases New Video For 'Break Apart' (feat. Rhye)
'“I wanted to create the sensation that you, as the viewer, are somehow participating in voyeurism by watching the video,'” explains Creigh.

Bonobo has shared a new video for standout album track, “Break Apart’” featuring Rhye, directed by Spencer Creigh. The video is centered around three young couples, in three separate 24-ho…

O’Flynn to Debut on Ninja Tune
'Pluto's Beating Heart / Eleven' is scheduled for September 29 release.

O’Flynn will release a new LP on Ninja Tune, Pluto’s Beating Heart / Eleven. Pluto’s Beating Heart / Eleven features two tracks that build on his previous percussion-driven releases while …

Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen Return as Kiasmos
'Blurred' EP is scheduled for October 6 release.

There’s a new Kiasmos EP on the way. Kiasmos is the electronic music duo of composer Ólafur Arnalds and producer Janus Rasmussen. With a number of releases coming on Erased Tapes, including thei…

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