Podcast 420: Andrey Pushkarev
One of Moscow's finest purveyors of subtle sounds kicks off 2016 with a set of intimate 4/4 rhythms.

Quick-mix DJ sets, in the right hands, can be dazzling—but there’s certainly plenty to be said for DJs who give their selections room to breathe, giving each track’s subtleties plenty of s…

Podcast 419: DeWalta & Shannon - XLR8R Festival 2016 Tulum Edition
For the final podcast of the year, the friends and frequent partners set the stage for our upcoming fest on the Mexican coastline.

We here at XLR8R are excited—and not just because we’re finishing up an amazing 2015, with what’s looking to be a great new year just around the corner. No, what’s really got our hea…

Mike Shannon: "For me, techno has always been a faceless thing."
As XLR8R Festival 2016 approaches, the head of the Cynosure label muses on his beginnings, his ethos, and the advantages of musical naiveté..

Nowadays, he’s one of the most respected guys in techno; as a kid growing up in Ontario, however, it’s a safe bet that dance-music greatness was probably the last thing on Mike ShannonR…

Podcast 418: Marymoon
The St. Petersburg–based artist presents a set of dubby, melodic and richly rewarding tunes.

Dramatic, moody, and full of mystery—that’s the vibe of our latest podcast, the next-to-last installment of the year. This finely-crafted mix is the creation of Marymoon, a talented purveyor of …

Podcast 417: Heathered Pearls
"Melodically appealing groovers," as mixed by one of Ghostly International's finest, define our latest podcast.

Jakub Alexander, better known as Heathered Pearls, has described the sound of his debut album, 2012’s Loyal, as “indirect, huge, heavy, slow ocean waves off in the distance at night.”…

In the Studio: Tim Green
Take a peek into the London laboratory of the ever-upwards techno/house honcho.

London’s Tim Green occupies a curious position as a certain kind of British producer. Nowadays, the 31-year-old, originally from Aldington in Kent, makes beats of a club-crushing propensity more often…

Podcast 416: Steve Bug
The man from Poker Flat supplies an hour-plus mix of electronic-house heat.

Steve Bug is the kind of guy who can make the rest of us mere mortals feel a bit inadequate. Really, how many of us would be able to run not one, not two, but three great house-music labels (Poker Fla…

Podcast 415: Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Check out two-hours worth of rich, emotion-filled rhythms from the duo of Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann.

We’ll get right to the point: This week’s podcast is pure class. It’s an elegant, even romantic affair, one that manages to convey a wide swathe of emotions despite (or, perhaps, bec…

XLR8R Podcast Extra: Rachel Torro
The Public Works and Morning Gloryrville resident compiles a set of deep, emotive music.

San Francisco spinner Rachel Torro says her influences include LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead and Pink Floyd, and as disparate a threesome as those bands are, it kind of makes sense. Her sets tend to have…

Podcast 413: Sebastian Mullaert
XLR8R shares a hypnotic segment of a recent live set from the revered Swedish producer.

Our weekly podcasts are required to be assembled specifically and exclusively for XLR8R. That’s just how it works. And because of this, we’re often forced to forsake perfectly viable submissions to th…

In Conversation: Tony Humphries
The fabled progenitor of the Jersey house sound chats with Dennis Kane about the early years. Bonus: five essential tracks.

Dennis Kane is one half of the Siren duo (with Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani) and the man behind the Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town labels. He’s back to chew the fat with dance music̵…

Podcast 412: Matt Tolfrey
The Leftroom leader celebrates his label's tenth birthday with a clubworthy mix of house-centric tunes.

Matt Tolfrey has something to celebrate—his repository of four-to-the-floor flavors, the Leftroom label, is turning ten years old. That translates to about 70 in cluband years, by our reckoning—but co…

In The Studio: John Tejada
The Palette Recordings label boss takes XLR8R into his home to learn more about his creative processes.

When we were first told we’d have the chance to peek inside the constantly evolving home studio of Palette Recordings label boss John Tejada, there was only one way to meet the opportunity: with…

Interview: Kode9
Emptiness and loss serve as the catalysts for the Hyperdub founder's new album.

On New Years Eve of 2014, Kode9 scrapped almost all the music he had been working on for the past year. “Everything I was making was really synthy and didn’t capture how I was feeling,” he expla…

Q&A: Eats Everything and Nick Harris Launch New Imprint, Edible
'The label's first release, Lord Leopard's "Mark Of Passion"/Fantastically Well" EP scheduled for November 6 release.

Record label Edible may only be on the brink of its debut release, yet its two founders grace the imprint with a wealth of experience. Daniel Pearce, better known as Eats Everything has been one of th…

Podcast 411: Scuba
The Hotflush boss delivers two hours of varied selections in this week's XLR8R podcast.

Back in 2011, we asserted that Paul Rose needed little introduction ahead of his podcast as SCB, a fact that has never been more true than it is today. Coming off a year in which he returned to a pack…

Q&A: MIRA Festival's Oriol Pastor
XLR8R chats with the festival founder to learn more about this year's event.

MIRA is a music and visual-arts festival that was launched in 2011 by Oriol Pastor in his home city of Barcelona. The cultural event originated four years ago, when Pastor felt a desire to create a be…

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