XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

Rinse Announces DJ Haus LP
'Artificial Intelligence' is due out November 4.

DJ Haus will release his second album with Rinse in November. Rupert Cogan (a.k.a. DJ Haus) dropped his debut full-length less than 12 months ago (also on London’s Rinse), and is now back with n…

Bubblin' Up: Junes
XLR8R spends an afternoon with the Galdoors co-founder at his home in Berlin.

Back in the Spring of 2013, a new Audio Werner record surfaced as the debutant release on the then unknown Galdoors record label. A totally faceless affair, it was packaged with minimal artwork, even …

Premiere: Stream a New Track from Roska and Problem Child
The LP 'Refresh' is set to drop on November 20 via Roska Kicks & Snares.

Wayne Goodlitt (aka Roska) is set to release his forthcoming album, Refresh, on November 20 through his imprint, Roska Kicks & Snares. Since releasing his last album, Rinse Presents: Roska 2, back…

krakaur "Rinse (DAVEM Remix)"

We last heard from Italian painter and electronic music producer DAVEM when he gifted us his track “Some Day in The Dark Side,” a cut from his album My Grand Rose Is An Angel, which landed…

Premiere: Hear the B-Side Cut from Geeneus' Upcoming 12" for Rinse
The Rinse FM co-founder will return with a new record later this month.

After revealing plans to issue his first solo release in six years last month, seasoned UK producer and Rinse co-founder Geeneus has shared a full stream of the b-side cut from his forthcoming 12̸…

Rinse Announces Upcoming EPs from Geeneus and XXXY
New material from Rinse FM founder Geeneus and UK producer XXXY will arrive on the imprint next month.

London radio station-turned-imprint Rinse has detailed two upcoming EPs from XXXY and Rinse FM founder Geeneus (pictured above). In addition to recently celebrating the radio station’s 20th anni…

Skream "Rollercoaster"

The recent transition of Croydon dubstep pioneer Skream (a.k.a. Oliver Jones) towards disco and house has been greeted with a fair bit of consternation in some circles. It’s not particularly har…

Kode9 Rinse: 22

Rinse: 22 opens with a solid four minutes of Burial’s somberly triumphant “Truant,” but the hit of atmosphere is a red herring. With the exception of its introduction, Kode9’s …

Krystal Klear Addiction

While there is no exact formula dictating the amount of nostalgic appropriation one is allowed to inject into any particular production, existing as openly within the realm of retro-influenced dance m…

xxxy Got Me So EP

When he’s at his best, Rupert Taylor (a.k.a xxxy) is easily one of the finest producers operating out of the UK right now. On past highlights like “Ordinary Things,” “This Much…

Various Artists I Love Grime

Anyone who’s up for listening to over two hours of grime obviously loves it, and for those people, I Love Grime won’t disappoint. The latest salvo from the Rinse camp contains over 50 of t…

Royal-T Rinse Presents: Royal-T

For years now, critics have been pontificating about and lamenting the “death of grime.” To some extent, they have a point; grime’s mainstream buzz has all but died out, attentions h…

Royal-T Number One EP

It’s funny. Royal-T and his associates in the Butterz crew are ostensibly grime artists, but there’s nothing particularly grimey about their music. Theirs is a new sort of grime, one that …

Ben UFO Rinse: 16

Simply put, Ben UFO (a.k.a. Ben Thomson) is a DJ. Sure, his rise to prominence during the past few years is tied in part to his role as one of the founders of the consistently impressive Hessle Audio …

Roska Rinse Presents Roska

For all the ink devoted to the rise and seemingly endless mutations of UK funky, the genre is notably devoid of full-length albums. Granted, the lightning-quick pace of London bass music doesn’t…

Marcus Nasty Rinse: 10

By now, any electronic music aficionado with a pulse has heard of UK funky. Punctuated by shuffling garage beats, tropical-flavored percussion, and R&B flair, the music is the latest in a long lin…

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