20 Questions: Magda
The Polish-born DJ-producer talks Lionel Richie, PERM events, and Terry Riley.

Magda is another one of those artists who shouldn’t really need an introduction. Born in Poland and raised in Detroit, Magda has soaked up the various characteristics of her surroundings, learni…

Apollonia, Rhadoo, Magda, and More Play Unleash London
Cobblestone Jazz, Barac, and Moritz von Oswald also scheduled to play.

Apollonia, Rhadoo, Magda, and more have been confirmed for London’s Unleash over the next few months. First up is an open air and after party with Apollonia and friends, including Barac, Ion Lud…

The Mole Preps New EP
'Potatoes and Beans' EP is scheduled for September 11 release.

The Mole will release a new EP on Sound Of Vast, titled Potatoes and Beans. Colin de la Plante, better known to most as The Mole, has long been one of Canada’s finest purveyors of raw, intricate and o…

Houghton Festival Expands Lineup
The event will be held at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, on August 11 - 13.

Houghton Festival has added a second wave of artists to its lineup. The British three-dayer is a joint project by the team behind Gottwood and fabric resident Craig Richards, who has curated the event…

Stream a Cut from Mike Shannon's Blue Fields Project
Shannon and guitarist Takeshi Nishimoto return to the project after a 4-year hiatus.

On January 29, Mike Shannon and guitarist Takeshi Nishimoto will return to their Blue Fields project to present their sophomore album, Swimming In The Shadows. Swimming In The Shadows will follow on f…

Sónar: Too Much of a Good Thing?
XLR8R digs deep into the relationship between Sónar festival and the various "Off" events that surround it.

Barcelona’s Off-Week—or Anti-Sónar and Off-Sónar as it was formerly known—now brings a similar amount of people to the city as the main festival itself. The relationship between the organizers …

Ask the Experts: Mathew Jonson
The Berlin-based Canadian gear fanatic steps up to answer your questions.

Last month, we were delighted to be able to relaunch our Ask the Experts series—a column in which we hand over the reigns to some of our favorite musicians who have agreed to take the time to respond …

Sacred Ground Festival Returns
This year's edition takes place from July 29-31.

After a magical first edition in 2015 with the likes of David August, Dauwd and Dream Koala, Sacred Ground Festival will return to the 100-year old farm in north Germany’s Uckermark from July 29-31. W…

IR Barcelona Announces Ricardo Villalobos' FRRC Lineup
IR presents FRRC is scheduled for June 18 in Plaza Mayor, Barcelona.

One of the most significant figures in the electronic music scene, Ricardo Villalobos, will present his FRRC at Plaza Mayor, alongside the analog and improvised live techno performance of the trio Cob…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Tracks
We present the tunes that provided a year's worth of thrills and chills.

It’s hard to pin down exactly how many individual tracks are put out each year, but our best estimate is…oh, let’s go with a gazillion. As production and distributions becomes ever easier,…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Podcasts
We pick our favorite mixes, and showcase the year's most-viewed editions.

This year saw our long-running podcast series, which since 2006 has featured everyone from Ellen Allien, Kevin Saunderson, Laurent Garnier and Anthony Parasole to Untold, the Orb, Mr. Scruff and Anti-…

Nathan Jonson "Towards The Sun (Dub Mix)"

If you go back 12 years to Nathan Jonson’s first proper vinyl release as Hrdvsion with the Oh Techo Saves EP on Itiswhatitis Recordings, you will see that Jonson is aiming to stand out as an ind…

Premiere: Stream a Mathew Jonson Track from his Fabric 84 Mix
'fabric 84: Mathew Jonson' is scheduled for October 16 release via Fabric Records.

Ahead of the October 16 release of his highly-anticipated fabric 84 mix, Mathew Jonson’s “The World Will Come Around” track can be exclusively streamed in full below. The track is pr…

Mathew Jonson Steps Up for Fabric 84
Out in October, the mix is a live recording of Jonson's set from fabric's 15th birthday celebration.

fabric has announced the next instalment in its mix series will be Mathew Jonson. The mix is a live recording of Jonson’s set from the London club’s 15th birthday celebration. Kicking off …

All-Access: MUTEK
XLR8R takes an in-depth look at one of electronic music's most forward-thinking festivals to kick off the new XLR8R TV.

MUTEK is a name that any electronic-music aficionado should be familiar with. Launched over 16 years ago in Montreal, it’s a festival that’s been unwavering in its mission to showcase inno…

From Russia With Love: Seven Takeaways From Outline 2015
We gather our thoughts after the second edition of the Moscow event.

A little over a week ago, XLR8R made the journey to Moscow for the second annual Outline Festival. Running for 24 hours straight from Saturday night to Sunday night, Outline 2015 took place at Karacha…

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