Bubblin' Up: Lou Phelps
The rising Montreal rapper reflects on his career to date and muses over new music.

Trace through the musical lineage of Montreal artist Lou Phelps (born Louis-Philippe Celestin) and you’ll be hit by obvious cue points leading to a career in music. That’s not to say succe…

20 Questions: Errorsmith
The much admired German artist talks synths, South Park, and ‘Superlative Fatigue.’

As Errorsmith, German artist Erik Wiegand has been producing “club music” in the broadest sense since the mid-’90s. Since starting his musical career in 1996, over 21 years ago, he&#…

Photo Gallery and Review: HORST Festival 2017
The Belgian arts and music event delivers again in the Hageland Hills.

All photos by Maxikamera, Jeroen Verrecht, and Pommelien Koolen. Horst Arts and Music is a festival of visual arts and alternative electronic music set in the grounds of Horst castle, an hour east of …

AIAIAI Launch Special Edition Headphone with Ed Banger Records
The limited edition headphone is available now.

To celebrate their upcoming 100th release, Parisian electronic label Ed Banger Records has joined forces with Danish headphone maker AIAIAI in a collaborative configuration of the TMA-2 Modular Headph…

Ed Banger Announces ED REC 100
'ED REC 100' is scheduled for May 12 release.

14 years and 100 releases later Ed Banger Records will release the first label compilation since 2013, titled ED REC 100. The 17-track compilation contains all new and exclusive music from the label&#…

Extrema Outdoor Holland Announces Full Lineup
The event will take place at Aquabest Beach, near Eindhoven, on July 9.

Extrema Outdoor has detailed the full bill for this summer’s one day event, spread over five stages at Aquabest Beach, Holland. Carl Cox is set to host one of the stages, where he will be joined by Lo…

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 …

Mr. Oizo Lambs Anger

While the electro-hipster set may worship at the altar of Justice, let the record show that another French artist has been serving up hard-edged electro bangers for more than a decade. 1999’s “Flat Be…

Mr. Oizo "Gay Dentists (JFK Edit)"

The release of Lamb’s Anger is just around the corner (January 26, to be exact). Quentin Depieux and his Ed Banger family have unleashed this remix of the album’s track “Gay Dentists…

Mr. Oizo Moustache (Half a Scissors)

Nothing seems to work right on Moustache, and that is its saving grace. Playing Daft Punk and Prefuse 73 records after leaving them to melt in a car trunk could be a somewhat accurate description. …

Mr. Oizo Stunt

Mr. Oizo fans have been waiting for a follow up to “Flat Beat” for ages and it comes in the form of “Stunt,” which is even rougher than the G-Unit song of the same name. Descen…

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