Hi-Five: Julia Govor
The Russian artist shares five of her favorite emotive club cuts.

By now, Russian artist Julia Govor’s story should be quite familiar to XLR8R’s readers. In short, it goes like this: Govor got her start as an artist in a small military town in Abkhazia, …

Podcast 505: Hito
Cavernous, melodic techno from one of Japan's finest exports.

Japanese, Berlin-based Hito is an artist with a highly unique outlook and vision. For one, she performs in formal dress in a range of stunning Kimonos; and secondly, she DJs entirely on vinyl, which m…

Richie Hawtin, Marcel Dettmann, and Dixon Announced for CRSSD
Mathew Jonson, KiNK, and The Black Madonna will also play the popular San Diego festival.

San Diego’s CRSSD Festival has announced the first round of artists for its Fall 2017 edition. Returning to San Diego’s Waterfront Park, this year CRSSD will once again host a huge list of some …

Live Essentials: Flight Facilities
Hugo Gruzman, one half of the Australian duo, talks us through their live essentials.

When Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell joined forces as Flight Facilities back in 2009, they unwittingly launched a project that would quickly grow to become one of Australia’s most well-received electroni…

Interview: The Regrowth and Rise of Kauf
Grab a free download of Kauf's latest single 'Through The Yard.'

The Los Angeles-based artist Ronald Kaufman (a.k.a Kauf) has been on XLR8R’s radar for some time now, and his most recent musical escapades are gaining traction far and wide. After hosting his c…

Lee Foss Teams Up With Cut Copy's Ben Browning for Holiday Party
The event will take place in San Francisco at Mighty on December 12.

Lights Down Low (LDL) has been a staple of nightlife culture in both Los Angeles and San Francisco for over seven years. Starting in basements and smaller venues as so many do, the two LDL founders an…

Cut Copy In Ghost Colours

Back when nu-rave was new, Cut Copy got blog-famous on the strength of a housey FabricLive mix and a full-length with “neon” in the title. But their sophomore offering, In Ghost Colours, reminds us th…

Cut Copy "So Haunted"

As if you hadn’t heard of Cut Copy by now. The Melbourne, Australia-based trio exploded upon the music world with its 2004 debut, Bright Like Neon Love. Since then, the boys have been hard at wo…

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