Alex & Digby: For My Process
Two of the scene's brightest talents reveal the moving tale behind their debut album.

Alex and Digby Smith (a.k.a. Alex & Digby) released For My Process on June 19, the height of the European summer. The album is a diverse collection of 10 extremely well produced and highly detaile…

Podcast 515: Sammy Dee
60 minutes of easy-listening tunes from the Get Perlonized curator.

It’s no easy feat to condense Sammy Dee’s career into just a few words. Having been born and raised in Berlin, the DJ-producer—real name Mario Radecki—began DJing in Kastle, a small town i…

Ricardo Villalobos Remixes Beaver Sheppard on Sei Es Drum
'Tornado Brain (Villalobos Remixes)' is scheduled for November 9 release via Sei Es Drum.

Ricardo Villalobos will soon release two new remixes of Beaver Sheppard’s “Tornado Brain” via his own Sei Es Drum label. Beaver Sheppard, real name Jonathan Sheppard, is a Canadian s…

Felipe Valenzuela and Dani Casarano Next on Melisma
'Back & Forward' EP will land in November.

The next release on Melisma Limited comes in the shape of a collaborative EP from label heads Felipe Valenzuela and Dani Casarano. Back & Forward — a five-tracker — will be the label’s seventh rel…

Podcast 511: Bodin & Jacob
The Frankfurt-based duo present just under an hour of free-flowing minimal, raw house, and electro.

Those fans of weirdo minimal house, electro, and off-kilter techno will surely be aware of Bodin & Jacob—formally Bodin Stojanoski and Jacob Chenaux. The Frankfurt-based duo have had a big few yea…

Podcast 509: Laylla Dane
Melancholic groove from one of Bulgaria's rising talents.

Podcast 509 comes to us by way of Laylla Dane (a.k.a Marta Daneva). Marta has been honing her craft since becoming instantly hooked on electronic music after attending her first party aged 14, and dec…

Hi-Five: Julia Govor
The Russian artist shares five of her favorite emotive club cuts.

By now, Russian artist Julia Govor’s story should be quite familiar to XLR8R’s readers. In short, it goes like this: Govor got her start as an artist in a small military town in Abkhazia, …

Roman Flügel Mixes 'fabric 95'
'fabric 95' is scheduled for October 13 release.

Roman Flügel has mixed fabric 95. The veteran German’s contribution to the series features 22 cuts from the likes of Red Rack’em, Tuff City Kids, and Randomer. Flügel also included some of…

Premiere: Hear a Low-Slung Remix From Dana Ruh
The German artist features alongside Ada Kaleh and Argenis Brito on the new release for Maher Daniel's The Other Side.

Maher Daniel has announced the next release on his The Other Side imprint, a three-track remix package of cuts from his debut album, Feelings From The Other Side, which dropped on the label back in Ma…

Markus Fix & Dorian Paic 'Turn Me On'

Today’s XLR8R download is an unreleased cut from Markus Fix and Dorian Paic—two artists synonymous with immaculate, groove-led cuts on labels such as raum…Musik, Epilog, and Freebase—in su…

Carl Cox to Play Sonus Festival
This year's edition takes places from August 20 to 24, 2017, on Zcre Beach, Pag Island, Croatia.

Carl Cox has been confirmed as a late addition to this year’s Sonus Festival. The festival takes place from August 20-24 on Croatia’s Pag Island, with a full schedule featuring the likes o…

Sonus Festival Announces Day Splits
This year's edition takes places from August 20 to 24, 2017, on Zcre Beach, Pag Island, Croatia.

Sonus Festival has announced its day splits for this year’s fifth birthday edition. The festival takes place from August 20-24 on Croatia’s Pag Island, with a full schedule featuring the l…

Afterthoughts: Off-Week 2017
XLR8R reflects on the the future of the event series and the Barcelona scene.

It’s June 28 and Barcelona’s biggest week of music is over. Now in its 24th year, Sónar Festival continues to impress with a selection of the some of the world’s finest acts, panels, and worksho…

Ada Kaleh Next on R&S Records
'Palatul De Clestar' EP is scheduled for July 7 release.

Iulian Cuculea (a.k.a Ada Kaleh) is set to release a new EP on R&S Records, titled Palatul De Clestar. Like many of the second wave of Romanian minimal producers, Iulian’s music combines pro…

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