XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

FYF Festival LA Reveals Lineup
The festival is set to take place on August 27 & 28 at Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

Fuck yeah, Los Angeles! FYF Festival has just announced the lineup of its 13th edition, set to take place on August 27 and 28 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. While the lineup boasts a plethora of v…

The Big Chill: Eight Takeaways from Sonar Stockholm
We don our furriest coat, scarf and mittens combo and check out the third edition of Sonar's Swedish franchise.

This past weekend XLR8R made the journey to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to take in the city’s third edition of Sonar. Having looked in on the impressive Reykjavik edition last February, we w…

Tourist Kid "Dedication To Ellis B"

The Australian electronic artist Rory Glacken (a.k.a Tourist Kid) has gathered a good deal of attention in the local Perth music scene as of late and is scheduled to release his debut EP titled ‘…

Sónar Barcelona 2016 Announces New Order
The 23rd edition of the festival has released its first wave of artists.

Ahead of next year’s edition running from 16-18 June, Spanish electronic music festival, Sónar, has unveiled the first part of its line-up. As with the 2015 event, both Sónar by Day and Sónar by…

Phase-Two Lineup for Further Future Announced
Further Future will take place from April 29 - May 1 2016.

Offering a wide array of various musical genres, the second edition of the diverse boutique festival, Further Future, has just announced phase two of its lineup, further adding to its wonderfully prof…

Hear a Track From Oneohtrix Point Never's Forthcoming Album
The 'Garden Of Delete' LP is set to drop November 13 via Warp Records.

Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) is perhaps one of the most popular and influential contemporary experimental musicians to date. Lopatin is scheduled to release his newest album, Garden Of D…

Oneohtrix Point Never Details New Album
The US-based experimentalist has shared cryptic details of an upcoming full-length on Warp.

Onetime XLR8R podcast contributor Oneohtrix Point Never has divulged that a new album, entitled Garden of Delete, will see a release in November. In a .pdf uploaded to his website yesterday, the Brook…

Oneohtrix Point Never Preps Record Store Day 12"
Daniel Lopatin's three-track 'Commissions II' EP will land in April.

NYC-based artist and former XLR8R podcast contributor Oneohtrix Point Never will release the Commissions II 12″ on Record Store Day next month. A companion to his first Commissions EP (released …

Podcast 315: Oneohtrix Point Never

Describing the work of Oneohtrix Point Never (a.k.a. Dan Lopatin) is no simple task. While the Brooklyn-based producer initially made his name with a series of trippily drifting synthscapes, recent ye…

Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven

Albums like R Plus Seven are dangerous. It’s the kind of record that is unexpectedly original enough to enthrall and disrupt listeners in equal measure. Had it come from more obscure origins, it…

Oneohtrix Point Never "Blue Drive"

Last week, the New York-based sound sculptor Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never) released a collection of his hard-to-find past works, including his first three full albums—Betrayed in the O…

Oneohtrix Point Never Replica

In a recent interview with Altered Zones co-editor Emilie Friedlander, Brooklyn-based musician Daniel Lopatin elaborated on the mindset he was in when selecting the source materials for his latest LP …

Oneohtrix Point Never "Sleep Dealer"

Just last month, we were surprised and certainly pleased to hear that Brooklyn synth experimentalist Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never) was nearly set to drop his latest solo LP, the 10-tra…

Oneohtrix Point Never "Pelham Island Road"

One may think that making spatially amorphous, rhythmless washes of soupy synth tones and blurry aural textures would be relatively easy, and they’d be right. However, making those same sounds i…

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