Red Axes Next on Life and Death
'Kalacol' EP is scheduled for October 6 release.

Red Axes will release a new EP on Life and Death, titled Kalacol. Kalacol follows the Israeli duo’s The Beach Goths LP and lands after their “Paratrooper” cut featured on DJ Tennis’ …

Download One Hour of Boska
Jon-Eirik Boska recorded the mix ahead of this year's TodaysArt Festival.

Boska started producing sparse UK-influenced house in Norway’s infamous techno capital Tromsø before being taken out of the music studies and into the city’s night clubs by local DJs and p…

Hi & Saberhägen 'Yung Boy'

Having already blessed the airwaves with their masked Boiler Room performance, and with releases and features seen on YUME, Huntley’s & Palmers, Permanent Vacation, and Anthony Naples’ Probi…

Permanent Vacation Preps 10-Year Anniversary Compilation
'Permanent Vacation X' is scheduled for September 8 release.

Tom Bioly and Benjamin Fröhlich’s Permanent Vacation will soon celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a compilation of exclusive tracks from some from some of the label’s core artists. Lau…

Get Familiar: Map.ache
The KANN label head goes deep on his past, present, and future ambitions.

Map.ache is Jan Barich, a Leipzig-based DJ-producer most widely known for his releases on Giegling, as part of the DJ duo Manamana, and work with KANN, the acclaimed imprint he runs with Alex Neuschul…

Mano Le Tough Preps Maeve EP
'Arganol 'N' All' EP is scheduled for May 12 release.

Mano Le Tough is set to release a new EP titled Arganol ‘N’ All. The three-track dancefloor-ready EP will be the Irish DJ-producer’s first release of 2017, and his first on Maeave—th…

Steffi Mixes 'fabric 94'
'fabric 94' is scheduled for June 16 release.

Steffi has mixed the 94th fabric mix Steffi—real name Steffie Doms—has been a vital electronic music artist since the mid-90s, when she first began playing out and throwing parties in Amsterdam. Movin…

Mule Musiq to Release Lake People LP
'Phase Transition' is scheduled for June 30 release.

Japan’s Mule Musiq will release the second album of Martin Enke (a.k.a. Lake People), titled Phase Transition. Phase Transition arrives after half a decade of strong EPs on labels including Krak…

Studio Essentials: Jacob Korn
The Uncanny Valley regular talks us through his favorite machines.

The shaping and development of music taste will in most instances be an ongoing, infinite quest. After all, inspiration can strike at any time, in all variety of forms. It’s a sentiment that is …

John Talabot Returns to Permanent Vacation
'Voices' will drop December 2.

John Talabot will return to Permanent Vacation later this year. The Barcelona-based DJ and musician has so far released only one solo EP this year—a record on his own Hivern Discs as Parple. His next …

ESP Institute Announces Lord Of The Isles' Debut Album
'In Waves' will be released November 11.

Lord of the Isles’ debut album will drop on ESP Institute. Neil McDonald, better known as Lord of the Isles, is an electronic producer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has released a number of …

Various Artists Permanent Vacation 4
The Munich label compiles 12 tracks brimming with swirling synths, subdued rhythms and wistful melodies.

It’s good to know your strengths—and while Permanent Vacation has always had a wide-ranging sound that can veer from the dance-pop of Azari & III’s “Reckless With Your Love” to the light-headed te…

Pional Lines Up New EP; Stream Cut Here
'When Love Hurts' is scheduled for September 30 release.

Pional (a.k.a Miguel Barros)—the multi-instrumentalist, empyrean vocalist, DJ, composer and producer—is set to release a new EP on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records, entitled When Love Hurts. It will…

Young Marco and Man Power Set for Permanant Vacation Compilation
'Permanent Vacation 4' is scheduled for August 19 release.

Munich-based imprint Permanent Vacation is set to release its fourth compilation in August. Continuing in a similar vein as all three previous instalments, the label has pulled together 12 tracks, wit…

DJ Koze Remixes Mano Le Tough
'Energy Flow (DJ Koze Remixes)' is scheduled for July 1 release via Permanent Vacation.

Two DJ Koze remixes of Mano Le Tough’s “Energy Flow” are set for release via Permanent Vacation. The original version of track, included in Mano Le Tough’s 2015 Trails long-pla…

Interview: The Regrowth and Rise of Kauf
Grab a free download of Kauf's latest single 'Through The Yard.'

The Los Angeles-based artist Ronald Kaufman (a.k.a Kauf) has been on XLR8R’s radar for some time now, and his most recent musical escapades are gaining traction far and wide. After hosting his c…

Interview: Daniel Bortz
The DJ-producer invites XLR8R to his Augsburg studio to discuss his artistic principles and processes.

So widely respected, so seldom acknowledged: Daniel Bortz is an enigmatic character. Besides that fact that he lives in Bavaria and is a successful DJ-producer, remarkably little is known about him. H…

Podcast 414: The Drifter
The Irish DJ-producer and Maeve label head returns to XLR8R with 80 minutes of house-and-techno joy.

In his Bubblin’ Up piece for XLR8R earlier this year, Mark Flynn (a.k.a. The Drifter) explained the details of his rise. In short, the story goes something like this: Having left his hometown of Greys…

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