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…

Low End Theory Celebrates 11 Years with New Podcast and Tour
The anniversary tour will feature Daddy Kev, Nobody, D-Styles, and The Gaslamp Killer.

Low End Theory celebrate 11 years with a new podcast and seven-city anniversary tour featuring residents Daddy Kev, Nobody, D-Styles, and The Gaslamp Killer. Over the years, the Los Angeles-based avan…

Laurel Halo, Nosaj Thing, and Ben Frost Finalize Loop 2017
Machinedrum, Jlin, and William Basinski are also confirmed for Ableton's Berlin Loop summit in November.

Ableton has finalized the lineup for this year’s Loop summit in Berlin. The latest announcement includes live performances by Jenny Hval, mobilegirl, Visible Cloaks, and Kaki King, a new live pe…

Niagara Hyperocean
The Italian experimentalists drop an album of anarchic brilliance, with the LP also premiering in full.

Turin-based experimental duo Niagara (a.k.a. David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino) make a crooked, quirky, and wholly engrossing form of music that most closely aligns with pop. It’s hard to place the grou…

Listen To Nosaj Thing's New EP in Full.
'No Reality' is now available via Innovative Leisure.

Today, Nosaj Thing has released his first extended play record since 2006 via Innovative Leisure. The five-track EP titled No Reality is available for purchase now via the artist’s Bandcamp. In …

Moogfest Dial-Tones Comes to New York City
The event is set to take place on February 27 at the Ace Hotel in NYC.

The international event known as Dial Tones offers an exclusive preview of the Moogfest 2016 experience in select cities around the world. Having recently landed in Los Angeles, Dial Tones will make i…

Event Review: MIRA 2015
XLR8R traveled to Barcelona to take in the sights and sounds of the five-year-old music-and-art fest.

Barcelona’s MIRA Festival aims to provide a platform for live acts and visual artists alike by helping them find engaging new ways of combining their two art forms. For the 2015 installment, which ran…

Q&A: MIRA Festival's Oriol Pastor
XLR8R chats with the festival founder to learn more about this year's event.

MIRA is a music and visual-arts festival that was launched in 2011 by Oriol Pastor in his home city of Barcelona. The cultural event originated four years ago, when Pastor felt a desire to create a be…

Watch a Stunning, Stop-Motion Music Video from Alek Fin
The track ‘Lift Up’ featuring Robot Koch is off Alek Fin’s latest EP, ‘Án Mynda.’

Having just released his latest EP, Án Mynda, on October 9, Alek Fin has recently put out a devastatingly gorgeous music video for his track “Lift Up (feat. Robot Koch).” The gentle guitar loops and s…

Watch a Lineup Preview and Video Teaser for MIRA 2015
The live visual arts festival takes place in Barcelona between October 30 - November 7.

With only a few days left before the festivities kick off, the fifth edition of MIRA Barcelona has just released their final video teaser titled “Them.” The festival, which takes place between October…

Mutek.MX 2015

2015 was proclaimed as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technology by the UN, and MUTEK.MX decided to build the program for its 2015 edition around this theme: artistic presentations, e…

Event Review: Low End Theory Festival
The beats-and-bass brigade descend upon LA's Shrine Auditorium.

Video & Photos by Chris Nelson It’s hard to get much more Los Angeles than being in the thick of the Low End Theory Festival, held on August 8 at the Shrine in Los Angeles. For years, the Oscars w…

Low End Theory Festival 2015

Goldenvoice presents the 2nd annual Low End Theory Festival FEATURING Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus , Jonwayne , Teebs, Ras G, Samiyam ,House Shoes , Alix Perez &…

DB Micro Festival 2015

This April, Decibel Festival / dB Events in conjunction with Q Nightclub, Neptune Theater, Neumos and XLR8R are proud present the 2015 Micro dB Festival program. This year’s Micro dB features 25 artis…

Nosaj Thing Details New LP; Hear a Track Now
The Los Angeles-based producer will return to Innovative Leisure for his third album, 'Fated'.

Jason Chung (a.k.a. Nosaj Thing) has been contributing to LA’s electronic landscape for more than six years now, largely being affiliated with the city’s longstanding beat scene centered a…

Nosaj Thing Home

Given that it’s been well over three years since LA producer Jason Chung (a.k.a. Nosaj Thing) released his excellent debut LP, Drift, it’s surprising how understated Home is. One might hav…

Nosaj Thing "Fog (Jamie xx Remix)"

Pretty much everyone into contemporary indie music knows that The xx has some serious chops, and gradually, it’s becoming ever-apparent that at least one of the band’s three members has hi…

Nosaj Thing Drift

As the West Coast’s so-called “lazer bass” scene has blown up in the past year or so, Nosaj Thing (a.k.a. L.A. producer Jason Chung) has been one of those artists you often hear about without actually…

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