Podcast 518: Cassy
Warm soulful house from one of the scene's most beloved artists.

For anyone exposed to house and techno in the last two decades, Cassy is a name that should ring strong. Her unique flair and individual style behind the decks has enamored dancers and promoters alike…

Marquis Hawkes Returns to Aus Music
'The Phoenix' EP is scheduled for September 15 release.

Marquis Hawkes will release a new EP on Aus Music, titled The Phoenix. The Phoenix, Hawkes’ fifth release on the label—his third this year—follows on from “The Basement Is Burning,” …

Premiere: Hear an Acid-Drenched Bomb from Marquis Hawkes
The UK artist remixes Brahma Kamal's 'Acid Baby,' out later this week on Taub Recordings.

On March 10, Taub Recordings will release Brahma Kamal’s new EP, Acid Baby. Acid Baby features two gritty originals from Kamal and comes backed with a huge remix from Marquis Hawkes. On the two …

Premiere: Hear a Track from Marquis Hawkes' New EP on Aus
'Sweet Temptation' drops on February 10.

Marquis Hawkes’ latest EP, Sweet Temptation, will drop on February 10 via Aus Music. Sweet Temptation will follow last October’s Doornroosje EP and expands on his sample-heavy style by bri…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

What is it that makes a great label? These days, though musical curation remains as fundamental as ever to their success, there is so much more to also keep in mind. Brand image, social media presence…

Marquis Hawkes Reveals EPs on Aus and Houndstooth
The Berlin-based producer follows up his recent album with a pair of new EPs.

Marquis Hawkes has shared details of two new EPs. First up is I’m So Glad, a four-tracker on Fabric-affiliated Houndstooth that features vocals by Jocelyn Brown and remixes by Catz ‘N Dogz…

Will Saul Compiles Continuous Mix of Aus Compilation
Bwana, Nick Höppner, Midland and many more all feature.

The Aus Music label is now into its tenth year, and with that, fittingly enough, came its landmark 100th release. For this occasion, the label put together a comprehensive 24-track quadruple vinyl, tr…

Real Talk: Marquis Hawkes
The UK DJ discusses his motivations for switching from vinyl to digital formats.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  Since his 2012 debut on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the raw, ghetto influenced stylings of Marqu…

Aus Music Reaches 100th Release
Label head Will Saul, Nick Höppner and Youandewan feature on the 'Aus 100' compilation, due out July 8.

Will Saul’s Aus Music will celebrate its 100th release this July. To mark the occasion, which falls on the end of the label’s first decade in business, it has gathered a whole host of arti…

Marquis Hawkes Announces Debut LP; Shares Track
'Social Housing' LP is scheduled for June 10 release via Houndstooth.

Marquis Hawkes has announced plans to release his debut album on Houndstooth. Social Housing, which follows on from a series of solid EP releases via the label—including Sweet and Raw Materials—is mad…

Houndstooth to Release Tessellations Compilation
The imprint celebrates three years with new music from Marquis Hawkes and more.

UK-based imprint Houndstooth will celebrate its third year anniversary and 50th release with a double CD compilation, landing next month. The artist-led label, affiliated to Fabric, will release music…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Releases
We run through our top 25 albums and EPs of the year.

Sure, it’s individual tracks that drive the dancefloor and keep clubland humming. But sometimes—when you’re at home, driving your car, or otherwise engaged in some personal-headspace listening—you wan…

Marquis Hawkes up Next on Aus Music
The three-track EP ‘Chances’ is set for release on December 4.

Mysterious Berlin-based producer Marquis Hawkes has joined forces with the profoundly influential imprint Aus Music. ‘Chances’ will be Hawkes’ third EP of 2015, having previously released two stunning…

Percolate Announces Third Birthday and New Years Eve Lineup
The two events will feature performances from Mosca, Andrés, Marquis Hawkes, Floating Points, and more.

Touting themselves as a “Nomadic boogie crew and purveyors of unique parties in awesome spaces,” the party series Percolate has recently announced two top-tier lineups for its Third Birthd…

Premiere: Hear a Retrospective Mix From Dixon Avenue Basement Jams
The Glasgow-based imprint celebrates its back catalogue going digital with 90 minutes of the label's finest cuts.

Glasgow-based imprint Dixon Avenue Basement Jams will be releasing its full catalogue digitally from September 4. Founded in 2012 by label heads Dan Monox and The Wasp, its grown to be recognised as o…

Houndstooth Preps New EP from Marquis Hawkes; Stream a Track Now
'Raw Materials' will see Hawkes return to the label next month.

After debuting on the label in September of last year with the Fifty Fathoms Deep EP, Marquis Hawkes is set to return to the Houndstooth fold with Raw Materials, a three-track EP focused on “pri…

Youandewan Spiral Arms EP
The Berlin-based producer continues inching toward the darkness on his latest effort.

Ever since he relocated to Berlin a year or so ago, something has been changing in the music that Youandewan (a.k.a. Ewan Smith) both makes and plays. The early years of the Englishman’s career …

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