Real Talk: Cosmin TRG
The Romanian DJ-producer explores how social media has broken the dance music ecosystem.

Our Real Talk series returns, this time with Cosmin TRG, formerly known as TRG, and now one of dance music’s ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, the Berlin-based Ro…

Photo Gallery and Review: Dekmantel Selectors 2017
XLR8R travels to Croatia for the annual festival's second edition.

Ten years after throwing their first party in the Dutch capital, the Dekmantel team returned to Croatia for the second edition of Selectors, an extended weekend of DJs throwing down rare, sought after…

Podcast 481: Antal
Ahead of a series of US gigs, the Rush Hour co-founder delves into the electronic section of his collection.

Spending a life immersed in music is one way to hone bonafide talents behind the decks; having your own record store should then also be a means to guarantee speeding up the process. When it’s o…

20 Questions: Peggy Gou
The rising South Korean talent answers our questions on just about anything.

Peggy Gou will be performing alongside Cassy, Heidi, Jackmaster, HVOB, Âme, Midland, Josh Wink, Damian Lazarus, Rodhad, 2manydjs, and Recondite at CRSSD Festival, which takes place March 4-5 in San Di…

BNJMN Debuts on Tresor
‘Body Reflections Pt. 1’ is due out February 24.

BNJMN will debut on Tresor this February. Ben Thomas (a.k.a. BNJMN) has made a name for himself with his deep take on house and techno production, releasing via the likes of Rush Hour, Delsin and Astr…

Hieroglyphic Being Up Next on Lick My Deck
'Materialized Psychism Of The Bottomless Void' EP is scheduled for March release.

Jamal Moss (a.k.a Hieroglyphic Being) will release a new EP on Lick My Deck in collaboration with The Truth Theory Trio. Materialized Psychism Of The Bottomless Void arrives following Moss’ albu…

Antal Preps All-Japanese Mix Cassette
'ASE07-CASS' will drop February 6.

Antal is next in the Altered Soul Experiment cassette mix series. Following a recent trip to Japan, the Rush Hour boss has assembled a two-side cassette mix for the Altered Soul Experiment series. Tak…

Dekmantel Announces Young Marco 'Selectors' Compilation
This edition of the series is scheduled for February 27 release.

Young Marco is next up in the Dekmantel Selectors compilation series—its second instalment. After a successful first edition of Dekmantel Selectors and a compilation put together by Motor City Drum En…

BNJMN 'Holocene'

BNJMN is set to follow up his recent “Droid” single on Delsin—which featured remixes from Cassegrain and Ed Davenport’s Inland alter-ego—with the MDCCLXXII EP on Counterchange. It wi…

Photo Gallery and Review: HORST Festival
The Belgian arts and music event settles into its third year in the Hageland Hills.

After three years on the festival market, HORST is beginning to feel like a natural fixture. Set deep in the rolling Belgian countryside, the event, which takes place in the grounds of a 15th Century …

De School Announces ADE Parties
Four club nights and one concert will take place at the venue in Amsterdam, from October 19-24.

ADE has detailed its upcoming De School schedule. De School opened up back in January of this year—a venue housed in a former school building that was developed by the same team behind the legendary T…

L.I.E.S. Records Details Upcoming Releases
Ron Morelli's imprint has four new records coming out this August.

L.I.E.S. Records is releasing four new EPs this August. Ron Morelli’s Brooklyn-based imprint is keeping busy as ever, announcing a bunch of new releases (including one on sub-label Russian Torre…

Horst 2016 Finalizes Lineup
Antal, Soichi Terada & Awesome Tapes From Africa have been added to the Belgian Festival's bill.

Belgian arts and music festival Horst has announced the final names billed for the upcoming event, taking place September 9-10. Horst is to be held in its regular home of the 13th Century moated castl…

Rush Hour Announces New Compilation Series
The first edition of the series invites Dutch selector Hunee.

Rush Hour, the Amsterdam-based record store, distributor, and label, has announced details surrounding the first two editions of its new compilation series. The new series is intended to feature an ec…

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