XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

Kobosil Drops New EP
'RK2' is out now.

Max Kobosil has released a new EP. The young Berghain resident slipped a new four-tracker into the shelves of Hard Wax yesterday—the third release on his own RK imprint, it pushes the same tough, bass…

Marcel Dettmann Drops New EP
'MDR 19' is out now.

Marcel Dettmann has released his first solo EP since 2013, via his own self-titled imprint. Marcel Dettmann Records has been busy recruiting new faces recently: the latest release follows a four-track…

Get Familiar: Lowtec
Almost two decades after his debut release as Lowtec, XLR8R meets the German electronic tastemaker.

“In my opinion, if you are going to release a record, it’s very important that you should be able to listen to it in 15 years and still think that it’s cool. You should not be ashamed of it later.” So…

Get Familiar: S-Max
We checked in with a master of electronic funk, to try to unpack the story behind his distinctive style.

When Dropping Acid On Your Astro Turf was announced late last year following four years of silence, a gentle hubbub arose from fans of Manfred Koridass (a.k.a. S-Max) in celebration of his return. Whe…

Q&A: Richie Hawtin Announces New Album With Plus 8
‘From My Mind To Yours’ compiles the recent series of white labels, and will be released December 11.

About two months ago, a few keen-eyed record shoppers at Berlin’s Hard Wax noticed the first Plus 8 record to hit shelves for several years, the beginning of a series of seven mysterious white labels …

Q&A: Steffi and Dexter
Following the relaunch of their Klakson imprint, XLR8R sits down with Steffi and Dexter to hear the story.

Klakson Records: Born in 2000; dormant by 2010. But over the course of its decade-long tenure, Steffie ‘Steffi’ Doms and Remy ‘Dexter’ Verheijen’s electro-focused imprint grew from a grandiose project…

TB Arthur 3
Despite all the mystery surrounding this Chicago producer and his supposedly vintage creations, it's hard to argue with the quality of the music.

TB Arthur is, allegedly, a producer from Chicago who made a series of test pressings in the ’90s that, until last year, had been taking up shelf space in a warehouse. Three four-track 12″s…

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