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…

Hi-Five: Jaymie Silk
The Montreal artist lays down five tracks to reveal your inner self.

Jaymie Silk is a Montreal-based producer and DJ with a penchant for enticing, hard-hitting grooves. His music—a hybrid, drum-led style taking in house, techno, footwork, and UK bass—looks to the glamo…

Piknic Électronik Announces Lineup for 2017 Season
The Montreal series will take place every weekend from May 21 to September 24.

Piknic Électronik, Montreal’s premier electronic music events series which occurs every Sunday throughout the summer months, has announced details surrounding its 2017 season. The series will re…

Igloofest Unveils Programming for 2017 Edition
The 2017 edition takes place on selected dates from January 12 - February 19 in Montreal, Canada.

Montreal’s Igloofest has unveiled its programming for its 11th edition. On the lineup this year are the following: Carl Cox—January 13 Chris Liebing—January 21 Laurent Garnier—January 27 Dave Cl…

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…

Photo Gallery: Mutek Montréal 2016

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.…

Weekly Selections: Mutek Montreal, Junction 2, Perc at Output
Our top weekly event picks from around the globe.

This weekend marks the 17th edition of MUTEK. Before you head out to Montreal for a weekend chock full of avante-garde electronics and art, read over the stellar program of acts set to perform by goin…

Piknic Électronik Montréal Reveals 2016 Program
The 14th season of the Canadian event runs from May - October.

Montréal’s Piknic Électronik summer Sunday series has released details of its 2016 program, which kicks off May 22. Now approaching its 14th edition, Piknic Électronik is the Montréal event seri…

Podcast 435: Valentin Stip
The wonderfully gifted DJ-producer shows us another side of his artistic character.

It’s been over two years since Valentin Stip released his Sigh LP on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People imprint. The eight-tracker, which followed on from two EPs on the New York-based label, reflected Stip’…

Stream Four Stripped-Down Techno Weapons from Phil Kieran
Kieran's 'Bomb' EP is available now via Turbo Recordings.

Phil Kieran, the well-seasoned Belfast-based producer known for his mastery of analog synths and outboard processing, has returned to Tiga’s own Turbo Recordings imprint for a new EP, titled Bom…

Mutek Montréal Shares Second Wave of Acts
The 17th edition of the festival will take place June 1-5.

Mutek’s Montréal edition has released a second batch of artists, who are set to grace the five-dayer in early June this year, across the Quartier des spectacles and the Musée d’art contemp…

MUTEK Montréal 2016 Announces Initial Lineup; Shares Mix
The 17th edition of Mutek Festival is set to take place between June 1 - 5.

MUTEK is a name that any electronic-music aficionado should be familiar with. Launched over 16 years ago in Montreal, it’s a festival that’s been unwavering in its mission to showcase inno…

Event Review: Igloofest 2016 in Montreal
XLR8R travels to Montreal to take in the sights and sounds of the decade-old dance-music gathering.

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over our many years of going to outdoor festivals, it’s that you should never head toward the party before scoping out the weather report. Of …

50WEAPONS Take Over Igloofest
Currently on its international farewell tour, 50WEAPONS will take over both stages at Montreal's Igloofest.

After a decade of prodigious releases, the lifespan of 50WEAPONS has expired. It’s a sad state of affairs, but this intrepid label has refused to simply fizzle out and disappear. Currently in th…

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