Podcast 502: DJ Three
The hugely respected DJ revisits the Hallucination catalog with an all-vinyl session.

Reached via telephone at his home outside of Tampa, Florida, Christopher Milo is expounding on the minutia of Chicago’s electronic-music scene’s history. For example: “Cabaret Voltaire came to C…

Various Artists fabric 94: Steffi
The veteran DJ's latest mix explores a wide swathe of electro-laced rhythms.

The Netherlands’ Steffi Doms, to her credit, has never really settled on a narrowly focused sound. From her earliest DJ sets in the ’90s, through her move to Berlin and subsequent adoption by the Ostg…

Ask the Experts: DVS1
Zak Khutoretsky imparts his wisdom on DJing, music production, mastering, and everything in between.

In the latter half of 2016, news hit that Zak Khutoretsky (a.k.a. DVS1) was making plans for HUSH’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Through those past two decades, the HUSH umbrella has covered all of …

XLR8R Review: AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphone System
XLR8R takes a look at the forward-thinking headphone system.

In a product category that rarely sees much in the way of notable innovation, AIAIAI’s TMA-2 Modular Headphone System brings with it a significant new twist: the ability to functionally customize the …

Video: Point Blank Explores What’s Possible With Rekordbox DJ.
DJ instructor Ben Bristow tests out Rekordbox's sampler and sequencer functions.

For years now, Pioneer’s Rekordbox has been used as a powerful cataloguing software for DJs to organise their music, playlists, and sets. This year Pioneer expanded the software to become Rekord…

Pioneer DJ Announces New Turntable
The PLX-500 is scheduled for early September release for around €349.

Pioneer DJ has announced a new turntable, the PLX-500. This latest model is similar to the PLX-1000, its more expensive predecessor that was launched in 2014. The new model is being pitched as a more …

Watch Stefano Ritteri Explore Teenage Engineering's OP1 and Pocket Operators
Point Blank instructor, producer, and DJ Stefano Ritteri shows how to use the portable synths to create a track on the road.

First dropping in 2009, Teenage Engineering’s OP1 is a portable synth, sampler, and recording device with a whole lot of quirky features to stir inspiration and have you thinking about creating …

LANDR Announces DJ-Specific Mastering Engine
To support the launch, LANDR is offering free access to the DJ engine for two months.

Cloud-based mastering service LANDR has just announced a new DJ-specific mastering engine. The new extension will offer the same functionality as the existing platform, which includes metadata editing…

Interview: Apollonia
With 'Tour á Tour' remixes on the way, the French threesome continue the push towards dancefloor domination.

This past November, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky—collectively, the record-spinning, music-making, label-running, three-headed beast known as Apollonia—were in New York City to play at the U…

Eight Takeaways from the Bugged Out Weekender
Squelched-out acid, '90s house icons and holiday-center dystopia: The Weekender covered plenty of ground.

A couple of weeks ago, XLR8R headed to the south coast of England to attend the infamous Bugged Out Weekender. Taking place at a Butlins holiday resort in the sleepy town of Bognor Regis, the horde of…

Interview: Kerri Chandler
"I don't want people to just say ‘Kerri was great,’ I want everyone to say ‘That night was wonderful.’”

“Love, Respect and Admiration,” the words with which Kerri Chandler signs his social media posts, are as essential to his character as masterful rhythms, signature basslines and modified kick drums ar…

Podcast 423: Shenoda
With new music coming soon on Aus, the London producer surveys a sonic wonderland full of peaks and valleys.

We’ve been on a roll with hot mixes lately—check out last week’s sophisticated, muted chugger from Livio & Roby, for instance, or the previous week’s near-abstract dancefloor mov…

Jesse Rose Fabriclive 85
A seasoned pro's clubland savvy shines through on the latest offering from this long-running series.

Jesse Rose takes the smorgasbord approach on the latest from the Fabriclive DJ-mix series, offering as many tasty house-music fusions as possible in his 75-minute presentation. Recorded live to mirror…

Get Familiar: Detroit's Chuck Daniels
“We come from a lot of hardship and suffering as a city, so we have to hustle harder than most."

Detroit hustles harder: A proud declaration of the city’s grit and unwavering spirit, it’s rare to go anywhere in the Motor City these days without seeing those three words emblazoned in block print a…

Bubblin' Up: Clovis
An emerging master of sophisticated and subtle 4/4 sounds plays the upcoming XLR8R bash.

Clovis Bouhier—who, as a creator and player of dream-time house and techno, goes by his first name only—is native of Los Angeles, born and raised, save for a two-year stint in France, under the bright…

Podcast 422: Livio & Roby
Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu serve up 60 minutes of irresistible minimalist beats.

In our recent article on the thriving Romanian scene, we highlighted Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu (a.k.a. Livio & Roby) as two artists to have tread their own unique path out of Bucharest, towar…

Event Review: Floating Points in Glasgow
Sam Shepherd blows the cobwebs off a Hogmanay worn Glasgow crowd with a set of flawless disco and soul.

There probably isn’t another artist I’ve seen DJ more times in the past couple of years than Floating Points. The London producer (a.k.a. Sam Shepherd) has in the course of those dozen or …

XLR8R Podcast 421: Buttechno - CTM Festival Edition
As the experimentally-inclined Berlin fest approaches, the Moscow artist gives us a set of adventurous electronics.

The Russians are coming! At least, it sure seems that way: Just last week, we kicked off the 2016 podcast lineup with a set from Russian DJ-producer Andrey Pushkarev, and today, we’re proud to p…

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