Artist Tips: Machinedrum
Travis Stewart gives us seven detailed tips on studio efficiency.

It would be fair to say that Travis Stewart is an XLR8R favorite. Just do a quick search on XLR8R for any one of his monikers—Machinedrum, Sepalcure (alongside Braille), or JETS (alongside Jimmy Edgar…

Skudge Remixes Ambivalent
'VAL 007' is scheduled for January 13 release.

Kevin McHugh will release a new Ambivalent EP on January 13. The release comes after a busy 2016 for McHugh that included Ambivalent singles for Cocoon, Kompakt and Ovum, plus a collaboration with Mat…

Prins Thomas and Edward Remix Sepalcure
'Fight For Us / Loosen Up Remixes' is scheduled for July 8 release.

Deity of the discothèque, Prins Thomas, and knight of the Giegling realm, Edward, have remixed tracks from Sepalcure’s Folding Time album. Tracklisting: A1 – Fight For Us (Prins Thomas Diskomik…

MUTEK Montréal 2016: An Unforgettable Journey Into Sight and Sound
XLR8R explores the charming elements that put this long-running event into a class of its own.

Photos by: AJ Calzada, Leif Tiltins, Vivien Gaumand, Trung Dung Nguyen, Ashutosh Gupta, Kamielle Dalati-Vachon, and Caroline Hayeur. Click on photos for gallery browsing. Now in its 17th year, MUTEK M…

Premiere: Watch a Mind-Bending New Video from Sepalcure
The latest single from the duo's 'Folding Time' LP gets a fittingly trippy video.

Sepalcure—a duo made up of Machinedrum and Braille—released its latest LP, Folding Time, on May 20 via regular home Hotflush Recordings. Folding Time dropped six years after the duo’s debut EP, …

Photo Gallery: Mutek Montréal 2016

Photos by: AJ Calzada, Leif Tiltins, Vivien Gaumand, Trung Dung Nguyen, Ashutosh Gupta, Kamielle Dalati-Vachon, and Caroline Hayeur. Click on photos for gallery browsing.…

Real Talk: Sepalcure
Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma discuss the benefits of constraints in the creative process.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time. This week’s submission comes from Sepalcure, the project of North Carolina’s Travis Stewart (be…

Stream a Track from Sepalcure's Forthcoming Album
'Devil Inside' is available now to stream via Spotify.

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming full-length Folding Time, Sepalcure have made one of its cuts available to stream via Spotify. Sepalcure is the collaborative efforts of Travis Stewart (a.k.a…

Machinedrum & Braille Announce New Sepalcure Album
Hotflush will release 'Folding Time' on May 20.

Hotflush has announced the arrival of a second full-length from Sepalcure, the American duo made up of Travis “Machinedrum” Stewart and Praveen “Braille” Sharma. Arriving four and a half years after t…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Releases
We run through our top 25 albums and EPs of the year.

Sure, it’s individual tracks that drive the dancefloor and keep clubland humming. But sometimes—when you’re at home, driving your car, or otherwise engaged in some personal-headspace listening—you wan…

Hear a Preview from the Upcoming Sepalcure EP, Fight For Us
‘Fight For Us’ EP is set to drop on October 30 via Hotflush.

Since the release of its first EP, Love Pressure, and the follow up, self titled debut LP on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint, Sepalcure has been heralded as one of the label’s most prized groups. The d…

Ninja Tune Celebrates 25 Years with Worldwide Concert Series
Bonobo is set to headline secret warehouse party in Los Angeles on November 21.

In celebration of its numerous accomplishments over the last twenty-five years, Ninja Tune will be hosting a worldwide concert series that will hit London, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles between October 1…

Watch Short Documentary on Hotflush Recordings
Short film documents the growth and evolution of Scuba's Berlin-based imprint

Bonafide Magazine have made a short documentary detailing the growth and evolution of Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings imprint. The video, which features interviews with Dense & Pika, George Fitz…

Braille Details New EP for Friends of Friends, Streams Track
The Sepalcure member will release a solo EP in February.

As we reported last month, NYC producer Braille (who serves as half of the Sepalcure duo alongside Machinedrum) has signed to LA label Friends of Friends for an upcoming EP and LP. Now, Braille (real …

Sepalcure Make You EP

On this latest EP for Hotflush, Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille) sound as if they’ve properly settled into their Sepalcure project. The five tracks that ma…

Sepalcure Sepalcure

Even as the individual efforts of Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille) continue to garner more attention and praise, the music produced by the pair’s collabora…

Sepalcure "I'm Alright"

While we continue to wait patiently for the debut full-length to drop from Brooklyn genre-jugglers Sepalcure, we’re treated to a non-album cut, which is taken from the b-side of Travis Stewart&#…

Sepalcure "Deep City Insects"

Here, we have a piece of dark, submerged bass music that arrives courtesy of Brooklyn duo Sepalcure and Salva’s Californian beat hub, Frite Nite. We’re treated to the sounds of “Deep…

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