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 …

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

Someone mentioned to us recently that it’s not been a particularly strong year for releases. In truth, it was several people, none of whom were connected or in contact. It’s an interesting…

Premiere: Hear a Devastating New Remix From Regis
The UK techno icon remixes a cut from Talker's latest.

Back in July, Jonathan Krohn and Karl Meier relaunched their Talker project with Battle Standards, a new EP that inaugurated their new Standards & Practices label and garnered heavy play from the …

Broken English Club Arrives on L.I.E.S.
'The English Beach' LP is scheduled for June 15 release.

Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. imprint will release the new LP from Oliver Ho’s Broken English Club project. Broken English Club is just one of the techno veteran’s production aliases—others inclu…

Jealous God Set to Close
Silent Servant has revealed that Beau Wanzer and Phase Fatale will be amongst the imprint's final releases.

Silent Servant’s Jealous God will cease operations. Launched out of the ashes of Sandwell District back in 2013 by James Ruskin, Karl O’Connor (a.k.a. Regis) and Juan Mendez (a.k.a. Silent…

Event Review: Jealous God Label Night
The label, along with Mount Analog, Droid Behavior and Das Bunker, delivers the techno goods in L.A.

Los Angeles on a Friday evening can provide such an amazing variation of discrete musical events to choose from, meaning that dance lovers looking for a late-night techno party don’t have to go very f…


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