Hi-Five: Julia Govor
The Russian artist shares five of her favorite emotive club cuts.

By now, Russian artist Julia Govor’s story should be quite familiar to XLR8R’s readers. In short, it goes like this: Govor got her start as an artist in a small military town in Abkhazia, …

CRSSD Festival Reveals After Dark Program and ENTER.Sake Collaboration
Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, KiNK, and more will play at venues throughout San Diego.

CRSSD Festival, the popular electronic music weekender taking place at San Diego’s Waterfront Park, has announced details surrounding the festival’s after party program, along with a special collabora…

Download a New Mix From Cooper Saver
The LA-based producer and DJ delivers 90-minutes of enticing house gems ahead of his performance at CRSSD Festival.

Los Angeles artist Cooper Saver has shared a fresh 90-minute mix of worldly grooves and uncovered house gems. The mix lands ahead of his performance at the upcoming CRSSD Festival in San Diego—Cooper …

KiNK Reveals Details of New Album
'Playground' LP is scheduled for November 3 release on Running Back.

Strahil Velchev (a.k.a KiNK) has revealed the full details of his new album, Playground. Playground, Velchev’s second LP, will land on Gerd Janson’s Running Back in November. It was all bu…

Podcast 505: Hito
Cavernous, melodic techno from one of Japan's finest exports.

Japanese, Berlin-based Hito is an artist with a highly unique outlook and vision. For one, she performs in formal dress in a range of stunning Kimonos; and secondly, she DJs entirely on vinyl, which m…

Running Back Reveals First Single from KiNK LP
'Perth' is scheduled for September 22 release via Running Back

The Running Back label has revealed the first single from KiNK’s next album. The label, that of Gerd Janson, first hinted at the LP—Kink’s second—with a tweet featuring a new KiNK LP in a …

Photo Gallery and Review: Into The Valley 2017
XLR8R travels to Rummu for the festival's Estonia debut.

It’s a well-known fact that when the Swedish do music festivals, it’s go big or go home. Perhaps the country’s most eagerly anticipated event—within house and techno circles, at leas…

XLR8R's Off-Week Selections
XLR8R staff share our top event picks from this week's Off-Week in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Off-Week is a big few days in the European musical calendar, featuring an array of artists from all around the world, all performing at a selection of venues across the city. Frankly…

Photo Gallery and Review: Nuits Sonores 2017
XLR8R travels to Lyon for Nuits Sonores' highly anticipated 15th anniversary.

With a record beating attendance of 140,000 visitors in 2014, Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has proven itself as one of the most established and esteemed electronic music festivals on the Europe…

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…

Sub Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary
The Glasgow club will launch a series of special parties on April 1.

Glasgow’s Sub Club is about to turn 30. On April 1, Sub Club residents Harri & Domenic will DJ all night long, 30 years to the day it first opened its doors. The celebrations will roll throu…

KiNK Kicks Off New DGTL Imprint
'Dynamo and Neutrino' EP is scheduled for April 7 release.

With only two months to go to the fifth edition of the festival, DGTL has announced a new label with a KiNK two-tracker, titled Dynamo and Neutrino EP. In its five years, DGTL has carved its style and…

Nuits Sonores Announces Night Schedule
Nuits Sonores 2017 takes place from May 24 to May 28 in Lyon, France.

Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival has revealed its nighttime plans for this year’s edition—the event’s 15-year anniversary. The annual event has once again lined up a long list of stella…

Midnight Shift Pays Tribute to Andreas Gehm with Compilation
'To Andreas Gehm' is due out November 25.

Midnight Shift has put together a compilation in tribute to the late Andreas Gehm. The compilation, To Andreas Gehm, is made up of eight tracks, including new music by KiNK, Marco Bernardi, Basic Soul…

Horizon Festival Moves to Andorra; Drops First Names on 2017 Lineup
The weeklong event will take place between March 26 and April 2.

Horizon Festival has revealed its initial plans for 2017, including the first round of confirmed artists on the lineup as well as the relocation of the festival from its usual home in Bulgaria to the …

Red Bull Shares Free KiNK EP
'KiNK: Red Bull Studios Paris' is out now.

KiNK has released a free EP. Strahil Velchev (a.k.a. KiNK) is the latest artist in a list that already includes the likes of Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago and Svengalisghost to take part in Red Bull Studios…

Movement Torino Reveals 2016 Lineup
Derrick May, Ben Klock and Jeff Mills will perform at the event taking place October 31.

Movement Torino has unveiled its 2016 schedule. The Italian festival, which is the European cousin of the legendary Movement Detroit event, is set to take place at Lingotto Fiere, Torino on October 31…

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