Nova Batida Early-Bird Tickets on Sale via XLR8R
This year's edition takes place in Lisbon from September 14 through 15.

The last early-bird tickets for Lisbon’s Nova Batida event are on sale via XLR8R. Nova Batida is a brand new city festival for Europe aiming to “blend the freshest music, art, culture, and…

Get Familiar: Le Motel
The rising Belgian explores the roots of his eclecticism.

Le Motel is a perfect fit for our Get Familiar series—a talented, original artist, though also a much-undiscovered one. The 27-year-old DJ-producer bases himself in Brussels, Belgium, working as a fre…

Yussef Kamaal Co-Founder Kamaal Williams Announces Debut Album
'The Return' LP will land on May 25 via Black Focus.

London-based jazz fusion artist Kamaal Williams will release a debut album in May, titled The Return. Williams is perhaps best known for his Yussef Kamaal collaboration with Yussef Dayes, which result…

Skinny Pelembe Announces Brownswood Recordings Single
'Spit / Swallow' is released on 7-inch single and digital on March 16.

Having recently signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, Skinny Pelembe has announced details of his first single proper for the London imprint. “Spit / Swallow” spans past…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: New Artists
We salute this year's breakthrough artists.

Collating the New Artists list is an unenviable task. How do you determine “new? It’s always a hard one using the word “best.” It’s never easy. But let it be said that 2017 was chall…

Podcast 514: Tommaso Cappellato
A truly unique new school jazz artist shines a light on some of his favorite records.

Tommaso Cappellato is an Italian musician, producer, DJ, and composer—and an all-around musical maverick. Having been introduced to music at an early age, he’s gone on to become an exciting and …

Photo Gallery and Review: HORST Festival 2017
The Belgian arts and music event delivers again in the Hageland Hills.

All photos by Maxikamera, Jeroen Verrecht, and Pommelien Koolen. Horst Arts and Music is a festival of visual arts and alternative electronic music set in the grounds of Horst castle, an hour east of …

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&#…

O’Flynn to Debut on Ninja Tune
'Pluto's Beating Heart / Eleven' is scheduled for September 29 release.

O’Flynn will release a new LP on Ninja Tune, Pluto’s Beating Heart / Eleven. Pluto’s Beating Heart / Eleven features two tracks that build on his previous percussion-driven releases while …

Premiere: Hear a Deep New Cut From jitwam
'TJD006' is out now on The Jazz Diaries.

jitwam’s new EP dropped via his own The Jazz Diaries imprint today. TJD006 follows jitwam’s debut EP, TJD001, which kicked off The Jazz Diaries back in 2013 and recently featured on Moodym…

Carl Craig Presents 'Versus'
'Carl Craig presents Versus' is scheduled for March 2017 release on InFiné / Planet E.

Carl Craig will present an album adaptation of his widely acclaimed “Versus” live performance. “Versus” originally premiered in 2008, with a live debut at La Cité de La Musique…

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