20 Questions: Apollonia
Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, and Shonky talk record digging, favorite restaurants, and musical inspirations.

Apollonia is the label and DJ collective of Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, and Shonky—three widely respected DJ-producers in their own right. The project started in early 2012, stemming from Ghenacia&#…

Tolga Fidan "Beb"

One of today’s free downloads comes from Tolga Fidan, the Berlin-based, Istanbul-born multi-instrumentalist. Following an upbringing surrounded by guitar and rock bands, Fidan has become somethi…

Podcast 428: Maayan Nidam
The exceptionally versatile DJ-producer shows us the fruits of her recent labors.

It’s our policy over here at XLR8R not to combine lengthy artist introductions with the weekly podcasts. Brief questions, limited only to the concept and intentions around the mix, will normally be ac…

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…

Podcast 402: System of Survival
In the run-up to an appearance at Decibel, a pair of Barcelona-based Italians work their house-music magic.

Luscious, deep, infectious and emotive: All of those adjectives, and a bunch of other thumbs-up terms as well, describe this week’s podcast. It’s a mix that could only come from an entity …

Shonky Time Zero

On the back cover of his debut album, Shonky (a.k.a. Olivier Ducreux) hugs a toy robot whilst beside him Lego bricks lay scattered across the floor. The sense that the Berlin-based Frenchman is perhap…

Sweet Light Abusator

Eight-and-a-half minutes of arpeggiated techno mayhem from a new French act that could to be one of the records of the year, if initial audience reaction is anything to go by. Huge like Alter Ego̵…

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