DJ Nnamreg Next on Melliflow
'612' EP will land on November 13.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow label comes from DJ Nnamreg. The 612 EP is the label’s eighth release, the last of which landed in September from VRAC. Earlier releases …

VRAC Up Next on Melliflow
'Ce zici pisi?' EP is scheduled for early September release.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow imprint comes in the shape of a four-track EP from VRAC. VRAC is the collaborative project of Vlad Radu and Andrei Ciubuc, and boasts two relea…

Federico Molinari Next on Cure
'Hipnoise
' EP is scheduled for September release.

Cure Music’s fifth release comes from Federico Molinari. Fans of funky, minimal basslines will already be familiar with Molinari. The much loved Argentinian DJ-producer is an XLR8R favourite, wi…

Podcast 498: Nicola Kazimir
The Les Points member scans the decades with a selection of obscure oddities.

Nicola Kazimir is not your average DJ-producer. Though most widely known as a member of Les Points alongside Louh, Audino, and Barbir—a unique group of Zurich-based artists—his catalog of work also sp…

Barbir and Nicola Kazimir Next on Melliflow
'Rehashing Cybermaze VR 1.1' EP is scheduled for early June release.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow label comes from Barbir and Nicola Kazimir. The four-track Rehashing Cybermaze VR 1.1 will be the label’s sixth release, following on fro…

Real Talk: Federico Molinari
The wonderfully gifted Argentinian producer explores his preference for hardware synthesis.

Fans of funky, minimal basslines will already be familiar with Federico Molinari. The much loved Argentinian DJ-producer has been on XLR8R’s radar’s for some time—around the time of his debut EP in 20…

Bubblin' Up: Z@p
We catch up with one of Uruguay's most exciting talents.

Fernando Zapico (better known as Z@p) and I first meet over a coffee in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district towards the end of last September. It’s his last day on European soil, having been on the road for s…

And.rea Next Up on LowMoneyMusicLove
'Less Talking More Walking' will be released March 5.

And.rea has a new EP on the way. Andrea La Pietra (a.k.a. And.rea) will release his sophomore EP on LowMoneyMusicLove, following his debut with Melliflow in the latter half of last year. The young Ita…

Rhythm Rapport to Host Vera, Kamran Sadeghi
The event will take place on Friday, February 24 in Downtown Los Angeles.

Rhythm Rapport, the Los Angeles-based underground which burst onto the scene in 2016 with bookings from the likes of Voigtmann, Maayan Nidam, and Oskar Offermann, has announced details surrounding its…

Podcast 478: Bruno Schmidt
The Berlin-based Brit shows off some gems from his record collection.

A few weeks ago, Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow teamed up with Ukranian clubbing institution Closer to bring house and techno artists from far and wide to Berlin’s Hoppetosse, in the most substantial …

Z@P Up Next on Traffic Records
'Senda' EP is scheduled for March 27 release.

Uruguay’s Z@P will release a new EP on Traffic Records—the Frankfurt label’s 10th release. Z@p is part of a wave of Uruguayan DJ and producers (which also includes the likes of Nicolas Lut…

Podcast 475: Melina Serser
One of Uruguay's brightest talents digs deep to deliver a rich and eclectic mix full of downtempo gems.

Melina Serser is a rising DJ based in Montevideo, Uruguay—and a graduate of DJ Koolt’s DJ school. “He taught me a lot; he is my mentor,” she says laughing over a beer during her recent visit to Berlin…

Probabilistic Next Up on Melliflow
'Paradigm' is scheduled for a late February release.

Probabilistic is set to debut on Melliflow. Two-track EP Paradigm will be the first release of 2017 for Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow imprint. At present, little is known about the mystery prod…

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…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: New Artists
XLR8R pays tribute to those new artists who helped make us smile over the wretched past 12 months.

In a year that has been inescapably heralded by many as one of the worst on record, getting the most out of the pleasures in life becomes all the more significant. Here at XLR8R, we seem to get the gr…

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