Barac Set to Play San Francisco Later This Month
The Romanian house maestro plays for Aftertouch on April 23.

Romania’s Barac will make his return to San Francisco on Sunday, April 23rd. Aftertouch kicked off in July of last year when its founder, Deyan, moved to SF and wanted to introduce the city to B…

Drumma Announces Faster EP; Shares Previews
S.A.M. is on remix duties for the EP, which has started pre-sales today.

Following its massive 5-year anniversary EP with Ricardo Villalobos and Umho, Drumma Records kicks off its 2017 campaign with its sixteenth release, Faster’s Resolutions EP. The EP features two …

Cyclone Hosts Herodot, Akufen for Upcoming Parties
The minimal-focused series will take place in Los Angeles on February 10 and 18.

Rising underground promoter Cyclone has announced the details for its next two parties, set to take place this Friday, February 10 and the following Saturday, February 18. Cyclone’s organizers h…

Petre Inspirescu Set to Play West Coast Shows This Weekend
The [a:rpia:r] head plays his SF and LA debuts tonight and tomorrow, respectively.

Romanian minimal pioneer Petre Inspirescu is set to play two debut shows this weekend on the West Coast. The [a:rpia:r] head will kick off his tour tonight at Public Works, playing an intimate set in …

Premiere: Hear a Deep New Cut from Vinyl Speed Adjust
The Romanian duo return to Visionquest for their latest EP.

Last week, Vinyl Speed Adjust released their latest EP Retro on Visionquest. Since emerging on the scene in 2010, the Bucharest duo have landed on some of house music’s most prized labels includ…

Podcast 459: Dubtil
One of Romania's rising DJs steps out of the shadows for the very first time.

Robert Istoc leads a quiet existence. Having moved from Bacău to Bucharest just over four years ago, the majority of his time—when not DJing—is split between making music in his home studio or walking…

Stream SIT's Sunwaves 19 Set
Sunwaves 19 took place from April 28 - May 2 in Mamaia, Romania.

SIT is the collaborative project of Vlad Caia and Cristi Cons, two rising DJ-producers of the Romanian scene. As discussed in XLR8R’s recent review of Sunwaves 19, the duo’s set was anothe…

Photo Gallery and Review: Sunwaves 19
XLR8R journeys to Mamaia for the 19th edition of Sunwaves Festival.

If you share an appreciation for minimal house and techno, then it’s highly likely that Sunwaves Festival will have been on your radar for some time. The event takes place twice per year—in May and Au…

Stream Faster's Sunwaves 19 Set
The Romanian DJ has shared a three hour cut from the recent event.

Laurentiu Suciu (a.k.a. Faster) has made three hours from his set at the most recent Sunwaves Festival available to stream. Suciu, a part of the thriving Bucharest scene, has been active as a producer…

Sw19: Sunwaves Festival at Sunwaves Beach

Line-up / Alexandra Apollonia Arapu Barac Bas Ibellini Bill Patrick Cap Cabanne CEZAR Cristi Cons Dan Andrei Denis Korablev DeWalta Dubtil Faster Gescu Guti Hector Herodot Ion Ludwig Julian Perez Joey…

Labels We Love: Heisenberg
XLR8R investigates the origins and secrets of the thriving Russian label.

“If the music is good it will reach the people; if not then fuck it,” says Sasha Kaktus. Besides his work as a DJ-producer, St. Petersburg-based Kaktus is founder of Heisenberg Records, a …

XLR8R Announces Media Partnership with Sunwaves Festival
Sunwaves Festival takes place April 28 - May 2 in Mamaia, Romania.

XLR8R is happy to announce an exclusive media partnership with Sunwaves Festival for the April/May edition of the event. Taking place from April 28 to May 2 in Mamaia, Romania, this year’s event…

Natal Zaks Announces New EP on Origami Sound; Stream Here
'Mercy' EP is scheduled for April 8 release.

Having already released under a string of aliases (Aebeloe, Escar, half of Averos and many more) on Origami Sound, Danish producer Natal Zaks is now set to debut his latest Soft Talk project on the Ro…

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