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 …

Clark Returns to Warp Records
'Honey Badger / Pig' will land on December 1 via Warp.

Clark is set to return with a new 12″ single, Honey Badger / Pig. The two-track release lands on the tails of the British producer’s eight studio album, Death Peak, which dropped earlier t…

Photo Gallery and Review: L.E.V. Festival 2017
This event took place in Gijón from April 27 - 30.

Driving through the narrow streets of Gijón, flanked by the tall, weathered façade of this old and beautiful little town, I reminisced about my first visit exactly one year ago. I’ve developed a stran…

Clark Returns to Warp
'Death Peak' is due out April 7.

Clark is set to release his eighth album this year. British musician Christopher Clark will return to Warp Records for his next LP—the imprint that he has put out every studio album of his since his 2…

Adult Swim Unleashes New Single from Clark; Download Now
The network offers up an online compilation of free and exclusive downloadable singles.

With four free tracks already online with much more to come, Adult Swim’s 2016 Singles Program is already turning out to be one of network’s best to date since it first launched in 2010. O…

Mark Pritchard Under The Sun
The pioneering veteran drops his most consistent and exquisite solo release to date.

XLR8R profiled Mark Pritchard back in 2013, right at the time that the Australian-based artist announced that he would retire his monikers—including Harmonic 313, Africa HiTech (with Steve Spacek), Gl…

Five Takeaways From L.E.V. Festival 2016
XLR8R travels to Spain for the tenth anniversary of L.E.V. Festival.

L.E.V. (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visuals/Laboratory of Visual Electronics) is something of a hidden gem of a festival, located on the northern coast of Spain. For the past 10 years L.E.V. has paved …

Warp Announces Record Store Day EP
The 12 inch will feature tracks by Mark Pritchard, Bibio and Clark, and is out April 15.

London-based Warp Records have announced a limited edition EP for Record Store Day, featuring label favourites Mark Pritchard, Bibio and Clark. Warp Records was set up in Sheffield back in 1989, and h…

Clark Scores Crime Drama, The Last Panthers
The veteran producer flexes a different kind of creative muscle for the six-part series.

Warp mainstay Clark has taken on soundtrack duties for a new crime series from Sky Atlantic. The first episode of The Last Panthers—involving a “daring diamond heist”—airs this month and s…

Seven Takeaways From roBOt 08
We travel to Bologna for the eighth edition of the fast-growing city festival.

In what has become a tradition we’re in no hurry to see the end of, XLR8R recently headed for Bologna in north-eastern Italy for the eighth edition of roBOt Festival. Running as ever over three …

In The Studio: Rival Consoles
The composer walks us through the analog-heavy production processes behind his latest album.

The London-based producer-cum-composer Ryan Lee West first came to XLR8R’s attention with 2007’s Vemeer EP. That release—his debut under his Aparatec alias—marked the start of the now-renowned Erased …

Mutek.MX 2015 Expands Lineup
New batch of artists include Koreless & Emmanuel Biard, Valentin Stip, John Roberts and more

Widely recognized as one of the world’s most cutting edge music festivals, Mutek travels down to Mexico for its 12th edition of Mutek.Mx, set to take place in Mexico City between October 21 – 25. Feat…

Dekmantel Festival 2015

The heart of Dekmantel Festival beats at the Amsterdamse Bos. What’s new is that our veins will be spreading off the wall music throughout the entire Dutch capital this summer. It is our goal to take …

Warp Records Party

Presented by 1833 & Smart Bar Chicago Daphni (Caribou) / Clark / Sicko Mobb / Feral + special guests…

XLR8R Weekly Selections: Melt!, Sunset Campout, Anthology
Our weekend picks of events from around the globe

This weekend, Berlin megafest Melt! takes place at Ferropolis with a wide variety of acts including Autechre, The Black Madonna, Howling, Kylie Minogue, the Orb and many more. Over in the U.S. San Fra…

Decibel Festival Announces First Wave of Artists For 2015
Alan Fitzpatrick, Tin Man, The Black Madonna, and Marcel Dettmann are among the first names announced.

Since its inception in 2003, Seattle’s Decibel Festival has long cemented its position as one of the world’s premier electronic music festivals pushing leading-edge multimedia art. This ye…

RoBOt Festival Announces The First 10 Artists
The 8th edition RoBOt Festival will take place in Bologna, Italy from October 7 - October 10

roBOt Festival has announced the first 10 artists scheduled to play the international festival dedicated to electronic music and digital arts which takes place every autumn in Bologna, Italy. The curr…

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