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 …

The/Das Next on Life and Death
'Drug Dilling' EP is scheduled for July 14 release.

Fabian Fenk and Philipp Koller (a.k.a The/Das) will release a new EP on Life and Death, titled Drug Dilling. Drug Dilling is the first new material from the duo on Life and Death since 2013’s Outfashi…

Dixon, Helena Hauff, and More Added to Neopop Lineup
This year's event takes place from August 3-5 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Dixon, Helena Hauff, and Loco Dice are amongst the latest names to be announced for this year’s Neopop Festival. They will join previously announced acts including Kraftwerk 3D (concert) and Mod…

DJ Bone Preps Album as Differ-Ent
'It's Good To Be Differ-Ent' is due out February 2017.

DJ Bone is set to release a full-length as Differ-Ent on Don’t Be Afraid. It’s Good To Be Differ-Ent is Detroit musician Eric Dulan’s first full-length under his Differ-Ent alias, a …

Kiev's Closer to Remain Open
The Ukrainian Club has won its courtroom battle to stay in business.

Closer, a popular clubbing space and art center in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, has announced that it has won its case to stay open for business. Last year the club was stung by police raids, which …

Daniël Jacques Preps New EP; Stream Full Track Here
'Discovery Change (Part 4)' is due out on June 3.

Daniël Jacques has announced the arrival of the second EP on his own Jadac Recordings, due out on June 3. After laying low for around a decade, Amsterdam-based Jacques re-emerged in 2014 with an EP on…

Freerotation Festival Announces Lineup
DVS1, Altern 8 and Pender Street Steppers join the Welsh Festival this year.

Welsh institution Freerotation has announced the lineup for this year’s edition of its annual event at Baskerville Hall. Freerotation was born out of a free-party collective in the early 2000s, and to…

Event Review: Unsound Festival Krakow 2015
The Krakow, Poland edition of the forward-thinking gathering surprised and amazed.

When the theme of the Krakow, Poland edition of “exploratory-music” fest Unsound was announced as “Surprise,” it started a wildfire of speculation regarding who would play, as …

Download New Mixes from DJ Bone, Torn Hawk, and Solar
Three seasoned artists deliver podcasts for Resident Advisor, FACT, and Dekmantel.

To start off the week, three new mixes from DJ Bone vs. Differ-Ent (pictured above), Torn Hawk, and Solar have been made available to stream and download. First up is Detroit techno veteran Eric Dulan…

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