Hear a Track from Distal's New EP on Anarchostar
The 5-track 'Psychomagic' EP fuses together 2-step, garage, juke, and techno.

Anarchostar’s fourth release will arrive from label head Distal on March 17. The five-track Psychomagic EP finds Distal returning to his roots and the styles and sounds on which he built his car…

Stream a Cut from Distal's Bushido Rave Remixes EP
The EP is out today on Hot Mom USA.

Back in August, Anarchostar head Distal released his bass-heavy Bushido Rave EP on Shiftee’s Hot Mom USA imprint. It’s a wild five-track EP that cycles through a range of off-kilter cuts t…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of April
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

XLR8R has the pleasure of working with countless artists and labels on a day-to-day basis, promoting releases and providing our readers with a fresh dose of music through the ever-popular downloads se…

DJ Vague "4"

Distal’s sci-fi inspired music label Anarchostar has enlisted DJ Vague (a.k.a Helix) for the labels third official release, whose 12″ Restoring Nature tells the tale of a technocratic gove…

Q&A: Distal & The Anarchostar
Distal sheds light on his visionary, sci-fi inspired imprint.

Michael Rathbun (a.k.a. Distal), although still young, has amassed quite the back catalog including releases on labels such as Tectonic, Grizzly, and Fortified Audio. Rathburn created his highly conce…

Check Out a New Short Film on Distal and The Anarchostar
The 10-minute short film is streaming in full.

Michael Rathbun (a.k.a. Distal), although still young, has amassed quite the back catalogue including releases on labels such as Tectonic, Grizzly, and Fortified Audio. He also runs Embassy Recordings…

Distal Vampire Lightning EP

Atlanta beatmaker Michael Rathbun (a.k.a. Distal) burst onto the scene a few years ago, and has basically refused to slow down ever since. Equally capable of club-destroying footwork tracks and hypnag…

Distal Civilization

Since first appearing on the scene, Atlanta’s Michael Rathbun (a.k.a. Distal) has been responsible for such a prolific output that it’s easy to forget he’s really only been releasing…

Podcast 235: Distal

Over the past year or so, few artists have popped up more frequently on XLR8R than Distal (a.k.a. Michael Rathbun). Part of that has to do with the 28-year-old beatmaker’s inherently prolific na…

Distal "Mamanimal"

If you recall from a few weeks back, we shared the news that Salva’s Frite Nite imprint was readying a compilation of “tribal-influenced, spacey dance grooves, progressive footwork, modern…

Distal "Android Tourism (LDFD Remix)"

Atlanta producer Distal is nothing if not prolific, as the man’s name has been popping up on a litany of remixes and releases over the past year. This week, he’s unveiling his latest colle…

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