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 …

Dave Clarke The Desecration Of Desire
The UK techno icon impresses with his first album in 14 years.

Having a car crash as the catalyst for your first album in 14 years would normally set a bad precedent for the music that was to follow. That is unless you’re Dave Clarke. Desecration of Desire is the…

LGBTQ DJ Bubbles Shot and Killed in San Francisco
Anthony Torres was shot outside the New Century strip club early Saturday morning.

San Francisco DJ, activist, and artist Bubbles (real name Anthony Torres) was fatally shot at 3 a.m. Saturday morning outside the New Century strip club, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Bubbl…

Download a Trippy New Set from Khidja
The Romanian duo recorded the set exclusively for XLR8R.

Andrei Rusu and Florentin Tudor’s Khidja project (pronounced “Khadeeja”) started in the 10th grade, in the backyard of their German High School. They found the name “Khidja” by…

Bill Converse Preps New LP for Dark Entries
'The Shape Of Things To Come' will drop on July 3.

Early next month, Dark Entries will release the sophomore album from Austin-based artist Bill Converse. The Shape Of Things To Come will follow on from his debut album, Meditations/Industry, which was…

Solitary Dancer Return to Midland's Graded
'Transmitting To Heaven' EP is scheduled for June 9 release.

Solitary Dancer will return to Midland’s Graded label with Transmitting To Heaven, a new EP. The Montreal-based producer duo debuted on the label back in 2016 with a self-titled EP, and have sin…

Dark Entries to Reissue Helena Hauff's 'A Tape' on Vinyl
'A Tape' is scheduled for April 10 release.

Dark Entries will soon release Helena Hauff’s 2015 cassette, A Tape, on vinyl. A Tape, released in 2015 and featuring 12 tracks made by house between 2011 and 2014, originally dropped via Handma…

Dark Entries Teases Severed Heads Reissues
Josh Cheon digs into the Sydney band's back catalog once again.

Dark Entries, the West Coast label largely dedicated to obscure and industrial synth-pop, has detailed a run of forthcoming reissues from Australian post-punk pioneers Severed Heads. Clifford Darling,…

Cute Heels "Calibre 2000"

Brussels-based producer and founder of the Romance Moderne and Black Leather labels, Cute Heels (a.k.a. Victor Lenis) will drop his debut LP Spiritual via Dark Entries next month. From that record, th…

Bézier "Templar"

Under the moniker Bézier, San Francisco producer Robert Yang creates completely live electronic music using only analog gear. “Templar,” the opening cut from Yang’s debut EP, is base…

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