David August Drops a Mesmerizing New Track; Hear it Now
'The Spell' is out on Ninja Tune's sub-label Counter Records today.

David August’s latest single, “The Spell,” is officially released via Ninja Tune’s Counter Records today. The single follows on from a standout six months that saw August perfo…

In the Studio: Tobi Neumann
XLR8R spends an afternoon at Riverside Studios with a staple of the German electronic scene.

Having working previously as a composer for jingles and commercials, and with numerous collaborations with artists on the front line of electronic music under his belt, Tobi Neumann makes a perfect co…

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…

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…

David August Announces New Single; Stream it Now
'J.B.Y.' is the German artist's first piece of original music in two years.

David August has announced the release of his first original music in two years, a single set to land on Ninja Tune sub-label The Counter at the end of the month. Although he has not released music in…

Dates for Debut Tour of David August & Ensemble Announced
The tour will hit nine cities across Europe between October 6 and November 7.

Twenty-four year old composer, musician, and Hamburg native David August has experienced a wild rise to fame this year, being named one of Resident Advisor’s top five live acts in the world and …

DGTL Barcelona 2015

The highly anticipated first DGTL Festival Barcelona is set to take place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of August in Parc Del Forum. 40 artists will showcase the best of innovative electronic music…

Movement Festival Europe Turns 10
Anniversary to be held October 31 in Turin, Italy.

A close relative to the massively influential Detroit Movement Festival, Movement Festival Europe is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Turin, Italy this coming Halloween. Featuring over five st…

David August Announces North American Tour
The Berlin-based artist will commence a five city tour at the end of the month.

At the end of this month, and for the first time ever, Berlin-based producer and performer David August will tour North America. The five-city tour will kick off at Lot 613 in Los Angeles on August 28…

DGTL Barcelona Announces Set Times
Dixon, Ben Klock, and Maceo Plex head up the first edition of DGTL Barcelona.

Already a well-established festival in the Netherlands, DGTL Festival migrates from Amsterdam to Barcelona for the first time this year. The festival takes place the weekend of August 15 through Augus…

XLR8R Podcast 398: Applescal
With his new 'For' in the shops, the leader of the Atomnation label serves up a set of emotive aurals.

You’re in for a treat with our latest podcast, the handiwork of the Dutch DJ-producer Pascal “Applescal” Terstappen. And you’ll know it right from the get-go: The mix kicks off…

Event Review: Sacred Ground Festival
XLR8R makes the trip to Brüssow for the first edition of Frank Wiedemann and RY X's gathering.

“The goal is only that we all return home after Sacred Ground full in heart and lungs from the time together,” says the festival mission statement. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in Brüssow, a sere…

Sacred Ground 2015

Curated by RY X and Frank Wiedemann, the inuagural Sacred Ground Festival will take place in the beautiful landscape of Brandenburg’s Uckermark, north of Berlin. For 24 hours, artists such as David Au…

Âme, David August, Howling, and Dauwd to Play Sacred Ground Festival
Curated by RY X and Frank Weidemann, the inaugural Sacred Ground Festival takes place next month.

The inuagural Sacred Ground Festival will take place on July 11 in the beautiful landscape of Brandenburg’s Uckermark, north of Berlin. For 24 hours, artists such as David August (Live), Âme (Live), R…

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