Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

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

It’s with great anticipation that we load up the analytics each month to tabulate the most popular tracks to land in XLR8R’s downloads section. You see, although you’ll find a wide-r…

Bubblin' Up: Derek Piotr
With his new album on the way, XLR8R dialed up the New England-based sound architect to muse on his inquisitive style.

When looking to do a feature on Polish-born New England-based producer Derek Piotr, a Bubblin’ Up almost seemed redundant; after all, since 2011, Piotr has released a full-length album every yea…

New Audio-Visual Label FRACAS Launches at Festival Bruits Blancs
Alex Augier, Franck Vigroux, Antoine Schmitt, and Nicolas Maigret are among the performers.

FRACAS is a new project that will focus on the “production, diffusion, and promotion of conceptual audio-visual performances.” The artists and works invited to the label are dedicated to t…

Premiere: Stream an Unreleased Track from Trevor Jackson's Playgroup
Trevor Jackson reignites his Playgroup project with 'Previously Unreleased,' a massive 30-track release.

Electronic renaissance man Trevor Jackson has reignited his Playgroup project with Previously Unreleased, a 30-track outing dropping across nine weeks and nine vinyl-only releases. Previously Unreleas…

DGTL Festival Goes Meat-Free
DGTL 2016 takes place from March 25-27 in Amsterdam.

DGTL Festival has announced a major decision regarding its culinary offering at its next festival on Easter weekend. The organisation, already known for their “Revolution” concept through …

DGTL Festival Announces Full 2016 Line Up; Tickets on Sale Now
DGTL 2016 takes place March 25 to 27 at NDSM-Docklands, Amsterdam.

DGTL Festival has released the full line up for its 2016 edition, along with ticket sales for the internationally anticipated festival that is bound to take place during Easter Weekend. Recently, DGTL…

What The Festival 2015

The boutique electronic music and interactive arts festival What The Festival emerged in 2012 and has quickly become a staple for festival enthusiasts. Called the “Pacific Northwest’s Burning Man,” Wh…

Q&A: Ableton's Dennis DeSantis
XLR8R talks to the author of Making Music: A Book of Creative Strategies

Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer and percussionist based in New York City. His background in music is deep: He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the Eastman Sch…

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