In the Studio: Fred P
One of deep house's finest producers goes deep on his processes and the gear behind them.

Those who have followed the development of house music in the USA over the past decade will certainly be familiar with Fred Peterkin—the artist better known as Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium. The New…

Solune
 'Rhythm School'

Secretsundaze and Solune met many years ago when the latter hosted the former at a gig in Paris. Their paths crossed later in Berlin where Solune now resides, and Solune—real name Etienne Dauta—will n…

Jus-Ed Outlines Future Releases
The Underground Quality boss has a new album and compilation on the way in 2017.

Jus-Ed has shared clips of future Underground Quality releases. The Connencticut-based label was established by Edward McKeithen (a.k.a. Jus-Ed) in the mid-noughties. A home for deep house producers, …

Virginia: On A Wave Of Inspiration
The multi-talented artist reveals her intimate story leading up to her first LP on Ostgut Ton.

Fresh off the release of her first LP with Ostgut Ton and subsequent summer touring, Virginia joins André Baum over a piece of cherry pie and a few cups of coffee in the Ostgut Ton offices to delve in…

Premiere: Hear Jus-Ed Remix Donato Dozzy's 'Cassandra'
Fred P and Skudge also also rework the 2015 classic.

  When Italian techno maestro Donato Dozzy released “Cassandra” via Claque Musique last year, it caused quite a stir: the track ended up on both XLR8R and RA’s end of year lists…

Podcast 453: Dana Ruh
The German DJ-producer delivers 70 minutes of insatiable grooves.

When it comes to producing and playing deep, hypnotic sounds, few do it with as much style as Dana Ruh. Her music is warm, seductive, and groovy; each set or release possesses a rare and understated t…

Kiev's Closer to Remain Open
The Ukrainian Club has won its courtroom battle to stay in business.

Closer, a popular clubbing space and art center in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, has announced that it has won its case to stay open for business. Last year the club was stung by police raids, which …

DJ Qu Lines Up New Album
'Conjure' is due out on May 20.

East Coast favorite DJ Qu has announced that he will release his second full-length this May, via his own Strength Music Recordings. New Jersey’s Ramon Lisandro Quezada (a.k.a. DJ Qu) emerged in…

Real Talk: Fred P
"There is a soundtrack and it is the beat of your heart. Forever translate and be in the sequential rhythm of life…"

Real Talk is a series of artist-penned essays that appears on XLR8R from time to time; this instalment comes from deep house specialist Fred Peterkin (a.k.a. Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium). The New …

Nuits Sonores Finalizes Lineup
Rødhåd, Dixon, DJ Harvey, Moderat and more have been added to the program for the event taking place in Lyon, France, on May 4-8.

Following on from their announcement that Motor City Drum Ensemble, Laurent Garnier and Seth Troxler will all be curating daytime events at this year’s uiuits Sonores, the organizers have now released…

Happy Campers: Seven Takeaways from the Sustain-Release festival
The S-R crew heads to the hills for the even't second annual installment.

When a friend tells you that something is the absolute best thing ever, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Perhaps the enthusiasm comes from self-interest (“Come to my party—it”ll b…

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