20 Questions: Magda
The Polish-born DJ-producer talks Lionel Richie, PERM events, and Terry Riley.

Magda is another one of those artists who shouldn’t really need an introduction. Born in Poland and raised in Detroit, Magda has soaked up the various characteristics of her surroundings, learni…

Premiere: Stream a New Track from Pinch
SUBPAC launches platform with tracks from Pinch, Kode9, Ikonika, dBridge & Skeptical, and Ash Koosha.

Wearable audio-tech innovator SUBPAC has announced FEEL SUBPAC, an online platform for physical audio culture. For those unfamiliar, SUBPAC is a wearable technology that allows users to feel sound by …

Movement Detroit: The 10 Commandments
With the 10th anniversary of Movement Electronic Music Festival fast approaching, XLR8R provides a doctrine for visiting Detroit.

The Spirit of Detroit may be a statue that sits cross-legged just feet from Hart Plaza—the riverfront home of Movement Electronic Music Festival—but it’s also so much more than that. It’s …

Q&A: Richie Hawtin Announces New Album With Plus 8
‘From My Mind To Yours’ compiles the recent series of white labels, and will be released December 11.

About two months ago, a few keen-eyed record shoppers at Berlin’s Hard Wax noticed the first Plus 8 record to hit shelves for several years, the beginning of a series of seven mysterious white labels …

Recondite, Dixon, and More Enlisted for New Plastikman Remix EP
Richie Hawtin has collected four remixes for his Plastikman alias' 2014 album, EX.

Last June, techno luminary Richie Hawtin (pictured above) released EX, a new album from his Plastikman alias that had been recorded during a performance at New York’s Guggenheim museum (that rec…

Plastikman "Ask Yourself (214 Refix)"

Fortified Audio has a habit of releasing defining releases early in young artists’ careers, prior to their assimilation into larger circuits and bigger crowds. With its first release of 2012, ho…

Plastikman Closer

Many thought Richie Hawtin had taken austere, bass-centered techno as far as possible with 1998’s Consumed. Guess again. Closer delves yet deeper into the Roland 303’s innards; it’s …

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