Lyon's Nuits Sonores Festival Details 2018 Daytime Schedule
Lanark Artefax, Call Super, Objekt, Floating Points, Pan Daijing, and more will all play.

Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has confirmed its daytime schedule for the upcoming 2018 edition. A Day With is one of the main programs of the annual event. Each year, the festival invites three …

Podcast 523: Scanner
Robin Rimbaud kicks off 2018 with two hours of experimental electronics.

It’s a challenging task trying to condense a career like that of Robin Rimbaud’s into a digestible introduction. For close to 30 years now, Rimbaud has been a major force in sonic art, cra…

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…

Floating Points Preps New 19-Minute Track
'Ratio' will be released on October 19.

Sam Shepherd (a.k.a Floating Points) will release a new 19-minute track, titled “Ratio,” on October 19. “Ratio” is described as an “epic rack bordering on 19-minutes that…

Kirkis 'Finally'

Multi-disciplinary artist Kirkis will release his anticipated debut album On October 3 via his own MODED label. The album follows a string of releases on UK label Eglo Records and a handful of acclaim…

Photo Gallery and Review: Nuits Sonores 2017
XLR8R travels to Lyon for Nuits Sonores' highly anticipated 15th anniversary.

With a record beating attendance of 140,000 visitors in 2014, Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has proven itself as one of the most established and esteemed electronic music festivals on the Europe…

Download a Jazz-Infused Mix from Harvey Sutherland
The mix was recorded exclusively for XLR8R in advance of Sutherland's performance at Nuits Sonores.

Harvey Sutherland is a Melbourne-based analog synthesist and disco minimalist. The producer and keyboard player has worked steadily since 2013, releasing a handful of highly-coveted records for People…

Coachella 2017: Winners and Losers
A mixed bag of musical precision and over-the-top theatrics.

With each year that passes, the behemoth that is Coachella continues to grow exponentially—this year, according to the LA Times, the festival grounds extended by 20 acres and attendance jumped in capa…

Floating Points Soundtracks Short Film
'Reflections—Mojave Desert' is scheduled for June 30 release.

Sam Shepherd (a.k.a Floating Points) has soundtracked a 27-minute film, titled Reflections—Mojave Desert. According to reports, the film, which was directed by Anna Diaz Ortuño, features all-new mater…

Farr Festival Announces Day-By-Day Stage Breakdown
This year's edition takes place from June 13-15 in Hertfordshire, UK.

Following the conclusive lineup announcement, Farr Festival has revealed its day-by-day stage breakdown. New for this year at Farr is the Main Stage. Performing here will be Todd Terje, Booka Shade, R…

Nuits Sonores Announces Night Schedule
Nuits Sonores 2017 takes place from May 24 to May 28 in Lyon, France.

Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival has revealed its nighttime plans for this year’s edition—the event’s 15-year anniversary. The annual event has once again lined up a long list of stella…

Floating Points Plays Afterlife Barcelona
This year's Afterlife Barcelona edition takes place in June 15 at Poble Espanyol de Barcelona.

Floating Points will play live as a special guest at this year’s June Afterlife event in Barcelona—a year on from the first Afterlife event. This final addition follows the recent announcement o…

Floating Points Reissues '70s Soul LP
'Open Soul' is scheduled for reissue on January 27.

Floating Points’ Melodies International label will reissue Tomorrow’s People’s Open Soul album Released in 1976, the LP was the group’s only full-length and went on to become a…

Craig Richards Curates New Festival, Houghton
The event will take place in Norfolk, United Kingdom, on August 11 - 13, 2017.

Craig Richards is curating a new festival called Houghton. The event is a collaboration between the production team behind Welsh festival Gottwood and the fabric resident (who curated the bill). It wi…

De School Announces ADE Parties
Four club nights and one concert will take place at the venue in Amsterdam, from October 19-24.

ADE has detailed its upcoming De School schedule. De School opened up back in January of this year—a venue housed in a former school building that was developed by the same team behind the legendary T…

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