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 …

Ask the Experts: Kiasmos
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen answer your questions this month.

Our latest Ask The Experts feature comes from Kiasmos, a collaborative project recognised for its sensual, gentle, and deeply emotional soundscapes. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic compo…

Margot Next On Life and Death
'Amore a Bordo Pista' EP will land on December 1.

Italian duo Margot will soon release a 12″ on DJ Tennis’ Life and Death. The four-track EP, with a digital bonus, will be the duo’s first 12″ on the label, having previously pu…

Kiasmos Next Up in Ask the Experts; Send Them Your Questions Now
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen step forward to answer your questions.

With our latest Ask The Experts feature in the works—this time with Steffi—we wanted to invite questions for our next one: Kiasmos. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnald…

Premiere: Stream a New Cut from Dauwd's Debut LP
'Theory Of Colours' LP is scheduled for June 2 release via Technicolour.

As announced, Dauwd Al Hilali (a.k.a Dauwd) is set to release his debut LP, titled Theory Of Colours. The US-born, Wales-raised artist has been releasing music for nearly six years on such noted label…

Dauwd Announces Debut LP
'Theory Of Colours' LP is scheduled for June 2 release on Technicolour.

Dauwd Al Hilali (a.k.a Dauwd) is set to release his debut LP, titled Theory Of Colours. The US-born, Wales-raised artist has been releasing music for nearly six years on such noted labels as Ghostly I…

David Douglas & Young Montana? 'No-one'

Since launching in 2012 with a glitchy, busy release from Yoshiba 87 (something of a one-time moniker), Atomnation has made its presence known in a number of electronic music spheres. From chaotic IDM…

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…

XLR8R Festival Tulum 2016
Watch a video recap of the first XLR8R Festival, held in Tulum on January 6.

January 6 saw the launch of the first XLR8R festival, a boutique event set beside the Mayan ruins in Mexico’s beautiful Tulum region. This year, a stellar lineup that boasted Deadbeat, Blond:ish…

XLR8R Festival 2016: Tulum

XLR8R is pleased to announce its first-ever boutique music festival, fusing culture and music in the Mayan ruin lands that is called paradise to many across the globe. Continental and international ar…

Podcast 419: DeWalta & Shannon - XLR8R Festival 2016 Tulum Edition
For the final podcast of the year, the friends and frequent partners set the stage for our upcoming fest on the Mexican coastline.

We here at XLR8R are excited—and not just because we’re finishing up an amazing 2015, with what’s looking to be a great new year just around the corner. No, what’s really got our hea…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Readers Poll
The votes are in—and as chosen by our readers, this is the very top of what 2015 had to offer.

Over the course of the last two weeks, our Best of 2015 series has dominated the airwaves here at XLR8R. Mainly curated by our editorial staff, the series has put forth our favorites from a host of ca…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Releases
We run through our top 25 albums and EPs of the year.

Sure, it’s individual tracks that drive the dancefloor and keep clubland humming. But sometimes—when you’re at home, driving your car, or otherwise engaged in some personal-headspace listening—you wan…

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-…

Lineup Announced for XLR8R Festival 2016
Taking place in Tulum, Mexico, XLR8R Festival will feature Blond:ish, Mike Shannon, Dewalta, Rebolledo, and many more.

XLR8R is pleased to announce its first-ever boutique festival, fusing culture and music in Mexico’s Tulum. A global array of artists, along with a focus on lifestyle and sustainability, will come toge…

Various Artists: Total 15
The 2015 edition of Kompakt's annual bounty of tunes is one of the label's best installments in years.

Another year, another installment of Kompakt’s Total compilations series, and by now we generally know what to expect—a beyond-solid collection of cuts from the label’s old guard and new j…

Stream Snippets from John Tejada's Latest EP on Palette Recordings
The new record will be released this Friday, and features a brand new version of the iconic track "The End Of It All."

Way back in early March of 2006, John Tejada released a minimal masterpiece EP titled The End of It All on his own label, Palette Recordings. The original release of this track sold thousands of copie…

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