Kappa FuturFestival Announces First Wave of Acts for 2018
This year's edition takes place from July 7 to 8 in Torino, Italy.

Italy’s Kappa FuturFestival has announced its plans for the upcoming 2018 edition. Kappa 2018 will take place across two days, from July 7 to 8 at the famous Parco Dora in Torino, and brings tog…

Real Talk: Mark Fell
The UK artist recalls how the house and techno wave has impacted the wider European electronic music scene.

This months’ Real Talk comes from Mark Fell, the Rotherham-based artist—recognised for his writing and creative exhibitions/installations in addition to his music. With regards to the latter dom…

Influences 03: Renaat Vandepapeliere
The R&S Records founder walks us through some of his earliest musical influences.

Renaat Vandepapeliere is one of electronic dance music’s great visionaries. The Belgian, 60, became one of the first to welcome techno when it came from America to Europe in the 1980s. In doing …

Influences 01: DeepChord
Rod Modell explores the influences behind his upcoming album.

Influences is a new XLR8R podcast series, of sorts. As many of you know, we run the weekly series and have done so for more than a decade. It was only a few months ago that we celebrated our 500th sub…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Download a Stunning New Mix from Alex Downey
The 180-minute set was recorded at Freerotation 2017.

There’s only a handful of DJ’s I’ve ever heard who are naturally gifted, and Alex Downey is one of them,” says techno don Ben Sims at whose Split/Balance nights Downey has regularly played. Based in B…

Ghost In The Shell Soundtrack Details Revealed
'Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell' is due out March 31.

Paramount Pictures and Kobalt have announced details of the forthcoming Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell release. A remake of the mid-90s anime hit by the same name (which casts…

Studio Essentials: Francesco Tristano
The Luxembourg-born composer walks us through his key pieces of studio gear.

Classy and utterly compelling: Francesco Tristano’s 2015 XLR8R podcast was as captivating as it was reflective of his wonderful artistic abilities. It’s no easy feat to seamlessly blend the clas…

Q+A: Stroboscopic Artefacts Announces Yotam Avni EP
'Tehillim' is due out December 9.

Yotam Avni will release a new EP on Stroboscopic Artefacts. Israeli musician Yotam Avni was picked up by Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts earlier this year, for an EP on digital-only sub-label Mona…

Movement Torino Reveals 2016 Lineup
Derrick May, Ben Klock and Jeff Mills will perform at the event taking place October 31.

Movement Torino has unveiled its 2016 schedule. The Italian festival, which is the European cousin of the legendary Movement Detroit event, is set to take place at Lingotto Fiere, Torino on October 31…

Ryogo Yamamori "Hebiichigo"

Japan’s dear relationship with techno has produced some of the most skilled figures on the circuit at the moment:  DJ Nobu, Wata Igarashi and Go Hiyama are just a few of the names getting booked…

Mattia Trani "Hi-Tech Mission"

Hailing from Italy, producer Mattia Trani is gearing up to release his latest album titled The Hi-Tech Mission on May 13. Trani has been representing the Detroit sound in Italy for some time now, with…

Cristi Cons: Classical Electronics
The rising Romanian discusses his history with classical music and the turning tides in the Romanian scene.

Romania’s electronic music scene has never attracted as much curiosity as it does in this day. It’s a well-documented story that we all know by now: Their Bucharest­-centric bubble, characterized en m…

Q&A: Mattia Trani Announces Debut Album
‘The Hi-Tech Mission’ is out May 13.

Italian producer Mattia Trani has revealed details of his forthcoming album (The Hi-Tech Mission), which is set for a May release. Trani has been representing the Detroit sound in Italy for some years…

Stream a New Mixtape from Sean Moriguchi
'Origins' was released and promoted by Australian record label, Future Classic.

Hailing from London, DJ-producer Sean Moriguchi has released a provoking mix that incorporates some of the latest tracks in tech-house while creating an underlying theme explaining the roots from whic…

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