XLR8R's Best of 2017: Tracks
We present just some of our favorite tunes of the last 12 months.

With our Best Releases of the year now out of the way, we move onto our best tracks. Discussion and debate on this list started several weeks ago when an internal message posted the question: what are…

Premiere: Stream DVS1's Klockworks 20 Contribution
'Klockworks 20' is scheduled for September 25 release.

As announced, Ben Klock’s Klockworks label is soon set to release a new compilation featuring new tracks from Etapp Kyle, DVS1, Klock himself, and more names. The compilation will be the label&#…

Download Two Hours of Julia Govor
The set was recorded at this year's Melt Festival.

Julia Govor has shared her set from this year’s Melt Festival. Julia Govor was “born to move people,” she says. Having made her performing debut in a small military town in Abkhazia, where she b…

Etapp Kyle Next on Ostgut Ton
'Alpha' EP is scheduled for September 8 release.

Etapp Kyle is set for a full debut on Ostgut Ton with the Alpha EP. Alpha will be the Ukraine-born, Berlin-based DJ-producers first full release on the label, having previously released on sub-label U…

XLR8R's Off-Week Selections
XLR8R staff share our top event picks from this week's Off-Week in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Off-Week is a big few days in the European musical calendar, featuring an array of artists from all around the world, all performing at a selection of venues across the city. Frankly…

Hi-Five: Etapp Kyle
The Ostgut artist reveals five of his favorite classic warm-up tracks.

Etapp Kyle’s 2016 submission to the XLR8R podcast series was a highlight in a remarkably strong year. Alongside the mix—which was as well received as any last year—we told Kyle’s story, a …

Podcast 492: Hunter/Game
Martino Bertola and Emmanuele Nicosia compile an eclectic and hypnotic set for their first podcast in several years.

Hunter/Game have been a little quieter of late. Having launched themselves onto the scene in 2011, Martino Bertola and Emmanuele Nicosia’s Milan-based project became a household name for those f…

Unterton Lines Up Somewhen EP
'Null' is due out November 11.

Ostgut Ton sub-label Unterton will release a new EP by Somewhen. The Berliner is part of a new wave of young techno producers to hit the imprint. To date, he has released four EPs—three with Sana, and…

Semantica Lines Up New Releases
An Acronym double pack will drop later this week, along with the next ten year anniversary EP.

Semantica will release two new EPs this week. Svreca’s Madrid-based imprint has been celebrating a decade in business with a ten-part EP series throughout 2016; this week, the label will issue t…

Nitam Returns to Unterton
‘Cancellate’ is due out May 13.

Ostgut Ton sub-label Unterton has announced that Nitam will be returning with his second EP for the imprint, due out in May. 25 year-old producer Nitam was born and raised in Berlin, and still resides…

Jay Clarke Next Up on Klockworks
'Klockworks 18' is due out April 15.

Young Londoner Jay Clarke is next up on Klockworks, with a three-tracker due out mid-April. Clarke is famed for his residency at London club Village Underground, but is no stranger to production eithe…

Podcast 430: Etapp Kyle
The Klockworks artist marks his Unterton debut with 60 minutes of techno bliss.

Just over three weeks ago, XLR8R broke the news that Etapp Kyle is set to debut on Unterton, the sub-label of Ostgut Ton. A shroud of expectation has surrounded the 28-year- old Ukranian DJ-producer e…

Etapp Kyle Debuts on Unterton
'Continuum' EP is scheduled for March 18 release.

After his joining with Ostgut Booking in 2015, his contribution to the Ostgut Ton | Zehn compilation and two EPs on Ben Klock’s Klockworks imprint, Ukraine-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer Etapp Kyle is…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Tracks
We present the tunes that provided a year's worth of thrills and chills.

It’s hard to pin down exactly how many individual tracks are put out each year, but our best estimate is…oh, let’s go with a gazillion. As production and distributions becomes ever easier,…

Stream a Track off Etapp Kyle's Upcoming 12"
The Ukrainian producer returns to Klockworks in late November.

Earlier this month, XLR8R connected with techno producer Etapp Kyle from his home base in Ukraine to get the scoop on his forthcoming EP for Ben Klock’s Klockworks label. Now, b-side closer “Lun…

Q&A: Etapp Kyle Announces New EP on Klockworks
The Ukranian producer will release his second EP on the label on November 23.

The 16th Klockworks release is by Etapp Kyle. Etapp Kyle returns to the label, which is run by, Berghain resident Ben Klock, following on from his well-received debut 12-inch for the imprint in 2013. …

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