Premiere: Hear a Deep and Trippy Cut From Somne
The Italian producer debuts on Just This later this week.

On October 6, Somne will debut on Just This with his latest EP, Metropolis. The Italian producer’s latest arrives after somewhat of a hiatus, presenting his first release since last year’s…

Photo Gallery and Review: MUTEK 2017
XLR8R heads to Montréal for the festival's 18th year.

For any event in its 18th year, especially one like MUTEK that prides itself on its future-leaning ethos, it must be hard to constantly evolve without drifting too far away from the core values held d…

Lapien Readies Rekids EP
‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ drops on September 16, 2016

Berlin-based producer Lapien (a recent subject of our Interpretations series) is set to release an atmospheric three-tracker on Radio Slave’s Rekids. Also known as Metropolis or one half of Artefakt, …

In the Studio: Lapien
XLR8R visits the Mistress artist's Berlin home to learn more about the production techniques behind his two upcoming EPs.

Having shared his previous releases through Fred P’s Soul People Music offshoot, Delsin and Prologue,  it was recently announced that Nick Lapien (a.k.a Lapien) is set to release two EPs on DVS1…

Lapien Joins Mistress Recordings; Stream Snippets Here
The Berlin-based musician will drop two new EPs this July.

DVS1’s Mistress Recordings will release two EPs of new material from Lapien this July. Nick Lapien is known for his work under his Metropolis concept project, as well as being one half of the te…

MUTEK Montréal 2016: An Unforgettable Journey Into Sight and Sound
XLR8R explores the charming elements that put this long-running event into a class of its own.

Photos by: AJ Calzada, Leif Tiltins, Vivien Gaumand, Trung Dung Nguyen, Ashutosh Gupta, Kamielle Dalati-Vachon, and Caroline Hayeur. Click on photos for gallery browsing. Now in its 17th year, MUTEK M…

Interpretations: Lapien
The Berlin-based Dutch artist lays down nine minutes of raw and swinging house.

Nick Lapien is an artist that dons many hats and monikers. As a producer—under his given name, as well as Metropolis, Nepal, and Artefakt, his collaboration with fellow Dutch producer Robin Koek—his o…

Hi-Five: Camea
The Bpitch Control mainstay selects her top techno make-out tracks.

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, egg nog, and sitting by the fireside getting cozy with your significant other. In short, it’s kissing season! For those who like to get all lovey-dovey to an…

In The Studio: John Tejada
The Palette Recordings label boss takes XLR8R into his home to learn more about his creative processes.

When we were first told we’d have the chance to peek inside the constantly evolving home studio of Palette Recordings label boss John Tejada, there was only one way to meet the opportunity: with…

Abstract Division Prep Metropolis EP
Four-tracker for Dynamic Reflection is intended as a homage to the city of Detroit

Dutch techno duo Paul Boex and Dave Miller (a.k.a. Abstract Division) have announced a new EP called Metropolis that pays homage to Detroit. Alongside the title track’s original version, which s…

Meat Beat Manifesto Autoimmune

Uninformed musical whistleblowers will be quick to judge Jack Dangers’ as an arrant dubstep thief, but the fact is, dude has been forging a similar sound for years. Album highpoint “Lonely Soldier” is…

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