Watch a Rare Madlib Interview at RBMA Festival
The lecture took place at the fourth edition of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.

Widely recognized as a global institution committed to fostering creativity in music, RBMA has just wrapped up another great edition of its festival in NYC. Today, RBMA released an exclusive interview…

Exclusive: Barem Shares New Mix Ahead of Movement Detroit
The Argentinian DJ-producer will play Movement's Main Stage on Sunday, May 29.

Mauricio Barembuem (a.k.a Barem) burst onto the radar of electronic enthusiasts in 2006, swooped up from his native Buenos Aires as Richie Hawtin’s newest minimal techno protégé. The years that …

Moderat: Power of Three
They may be up to album number three, but Sebastian Szary, Sascha Ring and Gernot Bronsert's sonic synthesis doesn't come easy.

Disregarding the rare savant who can toss off a masterpiece in an afternoon, art rarely comes easily. Self-doubt is always there; the pressures of the outside world are always present; motivation, or …

Interview: Junior Boys Don Their Big Black Coat
Jeremy Greenspan talks about the making of the duo's new techno-tinged LP.

Hamilton, Ontario’s Jeremy Greenspan tends to give a little more than most interview subjects. As half of Junior Boys, along with Matt Didemus (who’s now based in Berlin), he’s made some of the most e…

Interview: Apollonia
With 'Tour á Tour' remixes on the way, the French threesome continue the push towards dancefloor domination.

This past November, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky—collectively, the record-spinning, music-making, label-running, three-headed beast known as Apollonia—were in New York City to play at the U…

Interview: Matmos on Ultimate Care II
With the release of a new album, the duo talks David Bowie, musical conservatism, and the art of recording Whirlpool appliances.

You don’t need to do much talking when you have Matmos on the phone. Chuck a few words their way and between the pair of Drew Daniel and Martin ‘MC’ Schmidt they will debate and discuss, laugh and lar…

Vanguard: This Heat
After four decades, the pioneering, iconoclastic London band is back via a trio of vinyl rereleases.

There have been few musical entities like This Heat since the band disbanded in 1981; there were even fewer in the years prior to the London combo’s formation in 1976. Born of equal parts audio …

Get Familiar: Ataxia
XLR8R sits down with the Detroit–New York duo's Ted Krisko to talk about the combo's history, its evolution, and the Motor City's role in the pair's musical ethos.

It’s the question that DJs and producers hate: What kind of music do you make and play? Like most artists, they’re reluctant to be pigeonholed, preferring that the work speak for itself. B…

Interview: Kerri Chandler
"I don't want people to just say ‘Kerri was great,’ I want everyone to say ‘That night was wonderful.’”

“Love, Respect and Admiration,” the words with which Kerri Chandler signs his social media posts, are as essential to his character as masterful rhythms, signature basslines and modified kick drums ar…

Get Familiar: Detroit's Chuck Daniels
“We come from a lot of hardship and suffering as a city, so we have to hustle harder than most."

Detroit hustles harder: A proud declaration of the city’s grit and unwavering spirit, it’s rare to go anywhere in the Motor City these days without seeing those three words emblazoned in block print a…

Bubblin' Up: Clovis
An emerging master of sophisticated and subtle 4/4 sounds plays the upcoming XLR8R bash.

Clovis Bouhier—who, as a creator and player of dream-time house and techno, goes by his first name only—is native of Los Angeles, born and raised, save for a two-year stint in France, under the bright…

Bubblin' Up: Howes
Possesed circuits and luminous phantasms: A young modular-loving producer releases a debut LP brimming with rich, phantasmical rhythms.

It’s so easy to boot up a computer and decide you’re a musician in 2016; there’s software to make budding beatsmiths of the most sonically inexperienced. One consequence of this technology, though, is…

Interview: Kobosil
With his debut album on the way, the Berghain resident reveals the production processes behind it and discusses his rapid ascent.

This certainly won’t be the last feature you read on Max Kobosil. Following a Barker & Baumecker remix and the release of his debut EP in the early summer of 2013, his profile has been on the rise…

Get Familiar: Rote
Daniel Avery and Volte-Face give us the low-down on their mysterious new collaborative project.

In a global scene that has tended to herald Berlin and Detroit as its capitals of techno production, London—and the rest of England for that matter—is sometimes overlooked as a torchbearer for the sou…

The Factory: Tombo
With monsters and shamen, the illustrator interprets the aural aesthetic of Nina Kraviz's label.

Exploring the inextricable bond between art and music, XLR8R continues with the never-ending ancient quest to understand the very essence of its expression, and the role it plays in today’s cultural c…

Mike Shannon: "For me, techno has always been a faceless thing."
As XLR8R Festival 2016 approaches, the head of the Cynosure label muses on his beginnings, his ethos, and the advantages of musical naiveté..

Nowadays, he’s one of the most respected guys in techno; as a kid growing up in Ontario, however, it’s a safe bet that dance-music greatness was probably the last thing on Mike ShannonR…

In the Studio: Gardens Of God
The Lithuanian DJ-producer weighs in on equipment, inspiration and more at his homelike studio.

It’s been a good few years for Mindaugas Lapinskis. The producer, who nowadays operates under his Gardens of God moniker, has been making music for television and radio for over 12 years—but it wasn’t…

Deantoni Parks: "For me, rhythm is the study of time."
On his solo debut, 'Technoself,' the gifted drummer bridges the analog-digital divide.

Whereas many producers are using software to mimic the sounds of live instruments, Deantoni Parks is using live instrumentation to mimic the sounds of something that was created on a computer. With a …

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