Joplyn 'Too Close' (Robot Koch Remix)

Berlin-based indie electronica artist Joplyn has teamed up with German producer-composer Robot Koch on an ambient, synth-heavy remix of her single “Too Close.” Joplyn recently returned wit…

schwarzmodul 'subraze' (Robot Koch remix)

LA-based artist schwarzmodul produces the kind of glitchy electronics most suited to the industrial decay of the city he has made home. It’s a bent form of techno, a soundtrack to “big cit…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of April
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

XLR8R has the pleasure of working with countless artists and labels on a day-to-day basis, promoting releases and providing our readers with a fresh dose of music through the ever-popular downloads se…

Stream a New EP from Velour Modular [Produced by Phon.o]
'Turpentine' EP is now available for purchase via Cr2 Underground.

The latest addition to the CR2 Underground family is the French visual artist and singer/songwriter Guilhem (a.k.a Velour Modular). After bursting onto the scene in 2014 with her Capsule EP, Guilhem h…

Moderat: Power of Three
They may be up to album number three, but Sebastian Szary, Sascha Ring and Gernot Bronsert's sonic synthesis doesn't come easy.

Disregarding the rare savant who can toss off a masterpiece in an afternoon, art rarely comes easily. Self-doubt is always there; the pressures of the outside world are always present; motivation, or …

From Berlin to LA Launches Debut Event
The two-day music workshop is set to take place at multiple locations on February 5 and 6.

Initiated by Your Mom’s Agency, From Berlin to LA is a two-day event that will host a number of workshops and shows around various locations in Los Angeles such as The Ace Hotel, Bold Space DTLA…

Watch a New Video from Omar Souleyman
Produced by Four Tet, the title track to the Syrian artist's upcoming LP on Monkeytown is gets the visual treatment.

In March, word came that Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman would be making his debut on German label Monkeytown, with production support coming from the likes of Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, a…

Omar Souleyman Readies Debut Album for Monkeytown
The Syrian vocalist's latest LP features production from Four Tet, Gilles Peterson, and Modeselektor and a remix by Legowelt.

Prolific Syrian singer Omar Souleyman will debut on Berlin label Monkeytown this summer with a new album. Souleyman got his start as a wedding-party singer in the Hasake region of his home country—yie…

Funkstörung Reunites, Announces New LP
The German IDM duo returns with a self-titled album for the Modeselektor-helmed Monkeytown label.

Nearly a decade has passed since Funkstörung released its last studio album, The Return to Acid Planet, but German producers Christian de Luca and Michael Fakesch have finally emerged with news of a f…

Mouse on Mars 21 Again

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, after all, and so the simply titled 21 Agai…

Mouse on Mars Spezmodia

Back in the summer of 1994, Mouse on Mars joined what was then the freshest indie-rock/electronic-pop crossover hub of the day by releasing its debut LP, Vulvaland, via London’s Too Pure. At the…

Siriusmo Enthusiast

When the news of Enthusiast, Siriusmo’s first full-length release since 2011, arrived, so did the possibility that the record could also be his last. If Monkeytown’s cryptic and convoluted…

Otto Von Shirach Supermeng

Otto Von Shirach was always one of breakcore’s and glitch’s most memorable icons (which was no small feat in a genre full of big personalities). Though that scene has sort of burnt itself …

Various Artists Modeselektion Vol. 02

With a giant primate emblazoned across just about everything Modeselektor does these days, the duo’s well-known mischievousness seems perpetually not far behind. Like two kids who can never quit…

Lazer Sword "Sounds Sane" b/w "Klock"

XLR8R has a long history with Lazer Sword. In the interest of full disclosure, both of the duo’s members, Low Limit (a.k.a. Bryant Rutledge) and Lando Kal (a.k.a. Antaeus Roy), used to work for …

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