Get Familiar: DJ Seinfeld
One of lo-fi house's leading names discusses inspirations, his debut album, and the position of the genre.

In less than a year DJ Seinfeld has become an extraordinarily influential figure in house music. What’s remarkable is that he’s done so with a series of subtle, slow burn productions that have come to…

Influences 01: DeepChord
Rod Modell explores the influences behind his upcoming album.

Influences is a new XLR8R podcast series, of sorts. As many of you know, we run the weekly series and have done so for more than a decade. It was only a few months ago that we celebrated our 500th sub…

Burial to Debut on Boddika's NonPlus
NonPlus will release 'Pre Dawn/Indoors' on vinyl and digital on October 27.

Burial will release a new EP, this time on Boddika’s NonPlus label. The two-track release lands just weeks after Rodent, the London artist’s latest single that landed just over three weeks…

Burial Rolls Out New Single
'Rodent' is available digitally now.

Burial has rolled out another single, Rodent. Burial, real name William Emmanuel Bevan, is one of the most intriguing producers of his generation, a mysterious artist whose music contains elements of …

Burial Releases New Beatless EP
'Subtemple' EP is available digitally now.

Burial is has released new EP, titled Subtemple. Burial, real name William Emmanuel Bevan, is one of the most intriguing producers of his generation, a mysterious artist whose music contains elements …

Burial's New EP Gets Digital Release
'Young Death / Nightmarket' can be purchased from Hyperdub's Bandcamp now.

Burial’s new EP has officially been released by Hyperdub. Earlier it was reported that the EP had accidentally been put on sale by a Toronto record store ahead of scheduled date, with a few copi…

New Burial EP Slips Out
'Young Death' was accidentally put up for sale by a Toronto record store ahead of schedule.

A new Burial EP has surfaced. The two-tracker, Young Death, has been listed on Discogs as the latest release from Hyperdub. If authentic, it will be the British producer’s first solo release of …

Burial & Zomby Release New Track
'Sweetz' is out now.

Zomby and Burial have released a new track. Ahead of Zomby’s fourth studio album, Ultra (which is set for release in September), the British producer has pressed one of its cuts to wax—”Sw…

Djrum LA
The UK DJ-producer falters slightly through his own split personalities, but succeeds greatly elsewhere.

In his DJ sets and his original work, Djrum (real name Felix Manuel) sets his sights indisputably high. Following a 2010 debut two-tracker that spun slow, downtempo dubstep in the style of Burial, the…

Hyperdub Reveals Improved Vinyl Version of Burial's Untrue
The unique new pressing is in stock now and includes a free download of the album.

At the time of their release in the mid-to late 2000s, Burial’s Burial and Untrue LPs were met with both critical and commercial success and spawned innumerable clones. Now, the Hyperdub label h…

Hyperdub Re-Releases Two Burial Albums
The seminal works will be committed to vinyl and made available once more.

At the time of their release in the mid- to late 2000s, Burial’s Burial and Untrue LPs were met with both critical and commercial success and spawned innumerable clones. Now, the Hyperdub label …

Monoloc Another Thing EP
The Berlin artist makes his Hotflush debut with an atmospheric and foreboding trio of tracks.

Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings has changed its spots a bit in the last few years, starting out as primarily a dubstep label, evolving into other territories as the music altered shape, and today si…

Bubblin' Up: A Pleasure
Following a blissful debut album on Jaar's Other People, Mark Hurst discusses his inspirations and unique production methods.

Mark Hurst (a.k.a A Pleasure) divides his time between waiting tables and making music. While the former does not sound especially conducive to a successful career in the latter, it’s possible t…

Interview: Kode9
Emptiness and loss serve as the catalysts for the Hyperdub founder's new album.

On New Years Eve of 2014, Kode9 scrapped almost all the music he had been working on for the past year. “Everything I was making was really synthy and didn’t capture how I was feeling,” he expla…

Premiere: Stream Prayer's Latest EP
'Beneath' will be released via Prayer's vinyl-only Grade 10 imprint.

Grade 10 member Prayer—who XLR8R just featured as part of its Get Familiar series—will release his sophomore EP, Beneath, on November 2. Featuring four highly textural, dense cuts, Beneath breaks almo…

Event Review: Unsound Festival Krakow 2015
The Krakow, Poland edition of the forward-thinking gathering surprised and amazed.

When the theme of the Krakow, Poland edition of “exploratory-music” fest Unsound was announced as “Surprise,” it started a wildfire of speculation regarding who would play, as …

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