Prague's UP Festival Adds Apollonia, Praslesh, Bella Sarris, and More
This year's debut edition takes place from May 11 to 13 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague’s youngest festival UP has announced the second phase of artists to an already impressive inaugural lineup. Added names include Ellen Allien, Apollonia, Praslesh, as well as Bella Sarris, Molly…

Caprices Festival Announces 15-Year Anniversary Lineup
Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos, Cobblestone Jazz, and more all set to play.

Caprices Festival has announced the lineup for this year’s 15th edition, running from April 12 to 15 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland To mark the special occasion, Caprices will once again transfor…

Samuel Rohrer Shares New Video and Announces Remix Bundle
Reinterpretations come from Ricardo Villalobos, Burnt Friedman, and Vilod.

Samuel Rohrer has shared a new video for “Body of Ignorance,” taken from a live solo performance, and announced a remix bundle featuring all four remixes of his Range of Regularity LP. Ber…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: New Artists
We salute this year's breakthrough artists.

Collating the New Artists list is an unenviable task. How do you determine “new? It’s always a hard one using the word “best.” It’s never easy. But let it be said that 2017 was chall…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

Someone mentioned to us recently that it’s not been a particularly strong year for releases. In truth, it was several people, none of whom were connected or in contact. It’s an interesting…

Epizode Festival Announces Day Program and Final Lineup
This year's festival runs from December 31 to January 10.

Epizode Festival has announced its full lineup and day programming for its 2018 edition. This year’s festival runs from December 31 to January 10, kicking off with Carl Cox on New Year’s Eve bef…

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…

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