In The Studio: Christian Löffler
With an alluring new album on the shelves, XLR8R sits down with the German artist to chat on the processes and theories behind his work.

Nestled amongst a beautiful forest in an idyllic corner of Germany on the Baltic Sea, Christian Löffler’s calm demeanor and openly playful nature personify his home region. It’s an area in which…

Artist Tips: Pantha Du Prince
Reflecting on his latest album, Hendrik Weber offers his thoughts on the mindset of music production.

Pantha Du Prince is the chosen alias of Hendrik Weber, the German producer, composer and conceptual artist. The origins of the project can be traced back to 2002 when a Nowehere EP dropped on Dial Rec…

Vanguard: Irmin Schmidt
The man from Can releases an exhaustive retrospective of his astonishing post-band work.

“I’m sitting at my window, looking out at the Mediterranean Sea,” is the first sentence that Irmin Schmidt utters when XLR8R reaches him at his studio and home in the south of France. He s…

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…

Stream a Track off Kalipo's Forthcoming Sophomore LP
'Wanderer' is set to drop on January 22 via Audiolith.

Originally getting his start as a member of the German electro-punk band Frittenbude, producer Jakob Häglsperger (aka Kalipo) began his solo career last year with his debut album, Yaruto, and is set t…

Vanguard: Roedelius
Dynamic as ever at age 80, the musical trailblazer discusses his collaboration with Christoph Muller and the upcoming Harmonia box set.

The willingness to step into the unknown has been one of the keys to mankind’s progress. Whether it’s the compulsion of humanity’s ancestors to leave the place of their birth to seek…

Podcast 404: Helena Hauff - roBOt Festival 2015 Edition
The Hamburg DJ serves up a stunning showcase in industrial acid techno.

Helena Hauff doesn’t really fit the mold of the modern-day electronic musician. She continues to reside in Hamburg and actively avoids the limelight; she doesn’t self-promote or even attempt to commun…

XLR8R Podcast Extra: Moomin B2B Smallpeople
Celebrating ten years of Smallville goodness, three of the label's mainstays lay down the beats.

Hamburg, Germany’s Smallville has good reason to be excited: The beloved imprint, an offshoot of the record store of the same name, is in the midst of marking a full ten years of deep beats, sur…

Get Familiar: Patlac
The Hamburg DJ, producer, and remix specialist comes into his own with a series of emotive releases.

I meet Patlac, one of deep house’s rising talents, on what is perhaps the hottest day of the Berlin summer so far. Fresh off the train from Hamburg—he’s in town for a gig taking place later on that ni…

DJ Koze "XTC"
The man from Pampa gets existential with this dreamy standout single.

The inimitable DJ Koze has followed up his critically acclaimed 2013 album, Amygdala, with the masterful, dreamlike “XTC”, released on his own Pampa Records. As the title of the track suggest, there’s…

Podcast 384: Zenker Brothers
The Ilian Tape siblings supply both techno toughness and dubby weirdness with this masterful mix.

We here at XLR8R love no-nonsense names, and Munich, Germany’s Zenker Brothers fit the bill on that count—Dario and Marco are indeed brothers, and Zenker is their real given surname. (None of th…

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