20 Questions: Midland
Harry Agius talks favorite films, books, track selection, and his new 'Fabriclive 94' release.

Harry Agius (a.k.a Midland) began DJing in 2003 after a tape of Andy C at a Slammin Vinyl show kick-started an obsession with the craft. From there, he went on to attend Leeds University, dividing his…

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Touches Down in Poland
The True Music finale will take place on September 20 and 21.

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music will soon touch down in Warsaw for True Music Poland, the third leg of the latest multi-city tour and the 18th show of their partnership. The Boiler Room x Ballan…

Farr Festival Announces Day-By-Day Stage Breakdown
This year's edition takes place from June 13-15 in Hertfordshire, UK.

Following the conclusive lineup announcement, Farr Festival has revealed its day-by-day stage breakdown. New for this year at Farr is the Main Stage. Performing here will be Todd Terje, Booka Shade, R…

Get Familiar: Amir Javasoul
One of Montreal's most gifted selectors speaks on upcoming projects and the role of a DJ in the modern age.

Montreal-based Amir Javasoul is another immensely gifted selector that you may not yet have heard of. Having grown up in Iran, he moved to Montreal at the age of 10 where he learned the ropes of DJing…

Into the Valley and Into the Factory Add More Names
Answer Code Request, Abdulla Rashim, Craig Richards, and more all set to play.

Into the Valley and Into the Factory have both announced a number of new names for their upcoming editions as the lineups continue to shape up. Into the Valley—now held in the sunken former quarry and…

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…

Gottwood Festival Reveals 2017 Lineup
The event will be held at Carreglwyd Estate, North Wales, on June 8 - 12.

Gottwood has announced its full 2017 lineup. The Welsh festival will return for its eighth edition this summer, returning to Carreglwyd Estate in June. Confirmed to perform this year are Zip (who is b…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

Photo Gallery and Review: RA in Residence with Fabric
The event took place December 17 at The Hydra in London.

Rumours of London’s creative demise have been greatly exaggerated. For despite the gloomy headlines lamenting the loss of a number of the UK capital’s most celebrated nightspots—this event itself was …

Craig Richards Curates New Festival, Houghton
The event will take place in Norfolk, United Kingdom, on August 11 - 13, 2017.

Craig Richards is curating a new festival called Houghton. The event is a collaboration between the production team behind Welsh festival Gottwood and the fabric resident (who curated the bill). It wi…

Fabric to Reopen in January 2017
The London club will open its doors again on January 6, 2017.

fabric has confirmed details of its reopening. After a four-month enforced closure, it was announced two weeks ago that the London club would soon be back in action under new licensing conditions. The…

Q+A: Craig Richards and Nicolas Lutz Hit New York
House of Yes & The Selectors collaborate for an event taking place November 25.

Craig Richards and Nicolas Lutz will perform in New York this Thanksgiving weekend. The Selectors (which was launched by Taimur Agha and wife Gina Marie Agha earlier this year) is teaming up with Broo…

Podcast 463: Vlada
The Moscow-born DJ delivers a driving mix of eclectic, groovy cuts from her special collection.

Vlada, a rising Moscow-born DJ has been on our radars for some time now, although it’s been her performances over the past 12 months that have really impressed. We decided it was about time to h…

Download a New Mix from Jasper James
The Phonox resident DJ delivers a 60-minute mix blending the old and the new.

At the age of just 25,  Jasper James boasts a big profile for someone so young. 2015 turned out to be something of a breakthrough year for the Glaswegian DJ-producer: playing regularly across Europe—i…

Photo Gallery and Review: Gottwood Festival 2016
XLR8R spent a weekend at the seventh edition of the Welsh Festival.

The seventh edition of Welsh festival Gottwood was probably its best yet. On paper, the depth in its lineup hinted at what was to come, but the proof lay in its execution. XLR8R made the journey to th…

Craig Richards Launches Tuppence with Radioactive Man
‘Go Ahead London’ will be released April 15.

Craig Richards has shared details of his latest endeavor—a new 7” singles label called Tuppence, for which the first release comes from electro specialist Keith Tenniswood (a.k.a. Radioactive Man). Ri…

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