Real Talk: DeepChord
Rod Modell explains how the harsh nature of modern techno could be damaging our nervous systems.

Up next in our Real Talk series is Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord), a dub techno luminary and sound-designer with 25 years involvement in electronic music and over 50 releases under various aliases and …

Download a New Mix from The Mole
The Vancouver native composes 80 minutes of pure loving madness.

Disco, jazz, hip-hop, funk—all is fair game when it comes time for The Mole to pull either inspiration or wax for his house-heavy DJ sets and live presentations. Decades in, the Vancouver native is re…

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…

Burnt Friedman: Rhythmic Anomaly
The German experimental musician sets modern culture to rights.

As summer dawned on Berlin this year and the outdoor events program got underway, one particular coming together of artist and venue showed real promise: with its otherwise largely house-oriented cale…

Meakusma Launches New Festival
The event will take place in Eupen, Belgium, on September 23-25.

Thomas Brinkmann, Ben UFO, DJ Nigga Fox and more will play the first edition of Meakusma Festival this September. Belgium’s Meakusma imprint was founded back in 2008 (after the same brand had al…

Terraforma Festival 2015

Following the success of the first edition, which saw the participation of over 2500 attenders, Terraforma, an international experimental music festival with a particular focus on sustainability, has …

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