In the Studio: Vril
The mystical producer speaks.

Vril doesn’t really speak—we established that several months ago when he contributed to our XLR8R podcast series. And it’s a great shame because it’s difficult to think of too many m…

Get Familiar: Map.ache
The KANN label head goes deep on his past, present, and future ambitions.

Map.ache is Jan Barich, a Leipzig-based DJ-producer most widely known for his releases on Giegling, as part of the DJ duo Manamana, and work with KANN, the acclaimed imprint he runs with Alex Neuschul…

Prince Of Denmark Announces End to Project
The anonymous Giegling artist revealed the news via SoundCloud earlier today.

Giegling artist Prince Of Denmark has announced that the project has ended, revealing the news via two separately posted SoundCloud mixes early this morning. The mixes, both “untitled,” were uploaded …

Kettenkarussell Return with Second LP
'Insecurity Guard' LP is scheduled for May 15 release.

Leafar Legov (real name Rafael Vogel) and Herr Koreander (a.k.a. Konstantin) will team up for a second Kettenkarussell LP in May. The duo released the first every Giegling record and have both been ce…

Ion Ludwig, Vera, Vril, and More Play Waking Life 2017
This year's debut edition takes place from August 17-20 in Portugal.

Ion Ludwig, Vera, Vril, and many more names have been confirmed for the 2017 debut edition of Waking Life, an adventurous arts and music festival located near the medieval town of Crato, Portugal—one …

Edward Shares Trippy New Video
'Shufflehead' is scheduled for March 10 release.

Gilles Aiken (a.k.a. Edward) has shared a trippy new video for “Shufflehead,” the title track taken from his upcoming EP on Oliver Hafenbauer’s Die Orakel label. The Shufflehead EP i…

Map.ache Presents Perception Shift /A
'Perception Shift /A' is scheduled for March 31 release.

Jan Barich (a.k.a Map.ache), a longtime resident DJ of Leipzig’s Conne Island and part of the reliably great KANN label and the Manamana DJ duo, will soon present Perception Shift /A, his first releas…

Giegling Co-Curates New Festival in Portugal, Waking Life
The event takes place in Crato, from August 17 -20.

A new festival will take place in Portugal this summer. Waking Life’s debut edition will be a four-dayer, set to take place this August near the medieval town of Crato, Portugal. The arts and mu…

Giegling Announces Planet Giegling World Tour
The tour will stop in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, London, and Tbilisi.

In February and March, Giegling will embark on an 18-city world tour with most of its artist roster in tow, including Ateq, Birds & Tapes, Christian, Dirk, DJ Dustin, Edward, Frauke, Holger, Kette…

Photo Gallery: Comunité 2017
The event took place at Parque Dos Ojos, Tulum, on January 6.

The second edition of Comunité Festival took place deep in the Mayan jungle at the sacred site of Cenote dos Palmas within the greater Parque dos Ojos. On offer within the stunning location was an exc…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Readers' Poll
The votes are in—and as chosen by our readers, this is the very top of what 2016 had to offer.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve celebrated our favorite tracks, releases, gear, downloads, labels, and new artists of 2016. In those two weeks, we also opened the floodgates to you, our readers, …

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

What is it that makes a great label? These days, though musical curation remains as fundamental as ever to their success, there is so much more to also keep in mind. Brand image, social media presence…

Roman Flügel and Kettenkarussell Remix Lawrence
'Yoyogi Park Remixed' is scheduled for January 12 release.

Mule Musiq will release an remix EP from Lawrence’s Yoyogi Park album. On remix dutues are Roman Flügel and Lake People, while Giegling’s Kettenkarussell—namely Herr Koreander and Leafar L…

Comunité Tulum Adds Giegling Showcase
The 2017 edition takes place on January 6 and 7 in Tulum, Mexico.

Mexico’s Comunité Festival has added a Giegling showcase to its January 2017 edition. The announcement comes after this year’s edition where one-off debuts were presented by Traumprinz, Ke…

Podcast 466: Vril
The low-key Giegling artist delivers 90 minutes of hypnotic bliss.

“Vril doesn’t say much,” he says, referring to himself in the third person. This is about as much information as you’re likely to get from the artist, whose first release surfa…

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