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…

Guy Andrews Announces New Album
'Tåke' LP is scheduled for September 22 release via Houndstooth.

Guy Andrews has a new album on the way, titled Tåke. Tåke follows on from last year’s Our Spaces full-length, and features eight brand new pieces of work ranging from the haunting dark atmospher…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of June
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

Every day, barring weekends, XLR8R works with countless artists and labels to promote releases, break artists, and to provide our readers with a fresh dose of music through the ever-popular downloads …

Planète 'Guided by Flux'

Melbourne artist Dion Tartaglione last featured on our pages back in October of last year with the emotive cut “Nightcrawler,” which marked his return to his Planète moniker. Now, Tartagli…

Bonobo Drops New EP
'Bambro Koyo Ganda' EP is out now on Ninja Tune.

Bonobo has released a new EP titled Bambro Koyo Ganda. The three tracker, which is available now, is the UK artist’s first new music since January’s Migration, the sixth Bonobo release to …

Christian Smith Shares LIB Promo Mix
We also asked the Tronic label head some questions ahead of his performance at Lighting In a Bottle.

Tronic label head Christian Smith has shared a new mix in support of his performance at the upcoming Lighting in a Bottle festival. Running off the back of last year’s Input-Output—his third stu…

Artist Tips: Letherette
The Ninja Tune duo elaborate on the secrets behind their sample-heavy recording processes.

Letherette is the project of Richard Roberts and Andy Harber, two childhood friends so close that they are “more like brothers than anything else,” they say. The roots of their connection …

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