Joy O Teams Up with Saxophonist Ben Vince on New EP
'Transition 2 / Systems Align' EP will land on May 11.

Joy O will release a new collaborative EP with London-based saxophonist Ben Vince via Hessle Audio, after the two were introduced to each other by Jon Rust. We’re told that the two tracks are a …

Blawan Reveals Debut Album, Wet Will Always Dry
'Wet Will Always Dry' LP will land on June 18 via Blawan's own Ternesc imprint.

Jamie Roberts (a.k.a. Blawan) has revealed details of his debut album, Wet Will Always Dry, landing June 18 via his own Ternesc imprint. The Berlin-based British DJ-producer has been one of the more n…

Pangaea Lines Up New Hessle Audio EP
'Bone Sucka' EP will land on March 2.

Pangaea, real name Kevin McAuley, will return to his Hessle Audio label with a new EP, Bone Sucka. The two-track release will be the British producer’s first appearance on Hessle since his debut…

The Hague's The Crave Festival Announces 2018 Plans
Hessle Audio, Blawan, DJ Stingray, Palms Trax, The Egyptian Lover, Matrixxman, and more all set to play.

Hessle Audio, Blawan, DJ Stingray, Palms Trax, The Egyptian Lover, Matrixxman, and more are all billed for the third edition of The Crave Festival in The Hague this summer. The Hague has always been a…

Real Talk: Cosmin TRG
The Romanian DJ-producer explores how social media has broken the dance music ecosystem.

Our Real Talk series returns, this time with Cosmin TRG, formerly known as TRG, and now one of dance music’s ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, the Berlin-based Ro…

Blawan Remixes Lucy
'The Hermit / The High Priestess (Blawan Remixes)' EP is scheduled for November 17 release.

Berlin-based Zehnin keeps up a fine release schedule by asking Blawan to remix its inaugural EP from Lucy. Blawan has been in his own sound world for years now. Releasing on the likes of Hessle Audio,…

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 …

Beatrice Dillon, Call Super, and Joe Next on Hessle Audio
'Inkjet / Fluo' is scheduled for September 22 release, with 'Tail Lift / MPH' landing on October 13.

Hessle Audio will soon release new music from Beatrice Dillon, Call Super, and Joe. Up first is a debut from Beatrice Dillon and Call Super with Inkjet / Fluo. It will be the duo’s first collabo…

Hessle Audio Welcomes Batu
'Marius' EP is scheduled for June 23 release.

Hessle Audio will release a new EP from Batu. Hessle Audio—the label of Ben UFO, Pangaea, and Pearson Sound—is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, and this will be this first release of the ye…

Download a New Mix from Randomer
The mix was recorded exclusively for XLR8R in advance of Randomer's performance at Nuits Sonores.

Rohan Walder (a.k.a. Randomer) has recorded a new mix exclusively for XLR8R in advance of his performance at this year’s Nuits Sonores 2017 festival. Hailing from North London, Randomer is no st…

Livity Sound to Release New Peverelist LP
'Tessellations' LP is scheduled for May 26 release.

Peverelist will release a new LP on his own Livity Sound label, titled Tessellations. Starting in 2011, Livity Sound quickly grew to become one of the leading labels in the UK dance music underground.…

Into The Valley Completes Lineup
The festival will host 69 artists from June 29 to July 1 at Rummu Quarry, Estonia.

Into The Valley has announced the final additions to the lineup for their 2017 edition, which is set to take place from June 29 to July 1 at Rummu Quarry near Tallinn, Estonia. The Swedish festival, u…

20 Questions: Bruce
The Bristol-based sonic explorer sits down to answer our questions on production, inspirations, and anything else.

Following a storming barrage of kicks and whistles on I’m Alright Mate via Timedance, lauded sonic explorer Bruce (real name Larry McCarthy) recently debuted on Hemlock Recordings with the Befor…

FACT Announces Summer Plans
DVS1, KiNK, and many more all set to play.

Barcelona promoter FACT has announced its first plans for summer 2017. On Wednesday, June 14, the Second State label will come with owners Pan-Pot, before Adam Beyer’s Drumcode arrives with a nu…

Hessle Audio Goes on Tour
This year marks the label's 10th year in existence.

Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, and Pangaea will soon hit the road to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Hessle Audio—the label they founded in 2007. Over the past decade, Hessle Audio has become one of the U…

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…

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