Get Familiar: Acronym
First words from one of techno’s most intriguing characters.

Rising to moderate prominence as part of Sweden’s Northern Electronics label, Dan Vicente (a.k.a. Acronym) has been releasing mesmeric ambient and techno music with great consistency over the last six…

Podcast 534: Pär Grindvik
Freewheeling techno from the Stockholm LTD label head.

Though Pär Grindvik is recognized as something of a club DJ, his work is anything but straight-forward club music. His releases—from 2002’s debut, Shape, on Joel Mull’s Inside imprint to …

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…

FACT Reveals Full Off-Week Schedule
Lineups for each of the nine events in Barcelona have also been announced.

Celebrated events organizer FACT has announced details surrounding its annual run of parties during OFF Week in Barcelona, set to kick off this coming Wednesday, June 14 and running every day until Sa…

Sebastian Mullaert Prepares Apollo Records EP
'All the Keys Are Here' EP is scheduled for June 23 release.

Sebastian Mullaert is set to debut on Apollo Records with the All The Keys Are Here EP. While most well-known for his widescreen melodic techno as one-half of Minilogue, Mullaert has had a busy few ye…

FACT Announces Summer Plans
DVS1, KiNK, and many more all set to play.

Barcelona promoter FACT has announced its first plans for summer 2017. On Wednesday, June 14, the Second State label will come with owners Pan-Pot, before Adam Beyer’s Drumcode arrives with a nu…

Junction 2 Reveals Complete Lineup
The event will take place at Boston Manor Park, London, on June 10.

Junction 2 has added more names to its 2017 bill. The London event will now also host DJ Koze, DJ Tennis and Maceo Plex, as well as local selectors Andrew Weatherall, Jane Fitz and Dolan Bergin. Techn…

Innervisions Recruits Trikk
'Florista' is due out December 9.

A new EP will land on Innervisions later this week. Four-tracker Florista is the debut appearance of Trikk on Dixon & Âme’s label. The Portuguese producer, who has been releasing music since…

Junction 2 Hosts Sonus Festival
This year's edition will take place on Saturday June 10 in Boston Manor Park.

Sonus Festival will host the new Main Stage at 2017’s Junction 2 Festival, taking place at Boston Manor Park on Saturday June 10. From the organisers of Time Warp, who have achieved internationa…

Photo Gallery: Drumcode Halloween
The event took place at Tobacco Dock, London on October 29.

CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW GALLERY LWE, Drumcode & The Hydra combine to bring Junction 2 Festival next summer. First names announced November 8. All photos by Vision Seven.…

Weekly Selections: Mutek Montreal, Junction 2, Perc at Output
Our top weekly event picks from around the globe.

This weekend marks the 17th edition of MUTEK. Before you head out to Montreal for a weekend chock full of avante-garde electronics and art, read over the stellar program of acts set to perform by goin…

Loveland Sets Up Shop in Barcelona During OFF Week
The event is set to take place on June 17 and 18 at the Port Forum.

Sporting over 20 years of experience, the well-known Dutch festival promoter Loveland will be setting up shop in Barcelona for two days during Off Week for a display of techno excellence. Running on J…

The Big Chill: Eight Takeaways from Sonar Stockholm
We don our furriest coat, scarf and mittens combo and check out the third edition of Sonar's Swedish franchise.

This past weekend XLR8R made the journey to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to take in the city’s third edition of Sonar. Having looked in on the impressive Reykjavik edition last February, we w…

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…

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