Podcast 502: DJ Three
The hugely respected DJ revisits the Hallucination catalog with an all-vinyl session.

Reached via telephone at his home outside of Tampa, Florida, Christopher Milo is expounding on the minutia of Chicago’s electronic-music scene’s history. For example: “Cabaret Voltaire came to C…

Podcast 449: Melodie [Live]
The rising Romanian offers a glimpse of his new live set in this week's XLR8R podcast.

Live, you ask? Indeed, this is no mistake: this week’s podcast comes in the form of a debut live set from Cristi Tudorache (a.k.a Melodie). It’s likely that many of you will have been awar…

Stream an Exclusive New Mix from Gilles Peterson
Set comes fresh from Ballantine's x Boiler Room's "Stay True Journeys" show in Brazil last month.

Ballantine’s and Boiler Room’s “Stay True Journeys” series seeks to uncover authentic underground music scenes around the globe, showcasing emerging artists and pioneers of rel…

Podcast 422: Livio & Roby
Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu serve up 60 minutes of irresistible minimalist beats.

In our recent article on the thriving Romanian scene, we highlighted Robert Precup and Silviu Sandu (a.k.a. Livio & Roby) as two artists to have tread their own unique path out of Bucharest, towar…

XLR8R Podcast 421: Buttechno - CTM Festival Edition
As the experimentally-inclined Berlin fest approaches, the Moscow artist gives us a set of adventurous electronics.

The Russians are coming! At least, it sure seems that way: Just last week, we kicked off the 2016 podcast lineup with a set from Russian DJ-producer Andrey Pushkarev, and today, we’re proud to p…

Podcast 420: Andrey Pushkarev
One of Moscow's finest purveyors of subtle sounds kicks off 2016 with a set of intimate 4/4 rhythms.

Quick-mix DJ sets, in the right hands, can be dazzling—but there’s certainly plenty to be said for DJs who give their selections room to breathe, giving each track’s subtleties plenty of s…

Podcast 419: DeWalta & Shannon - XLR8R Festival 2016 Tulum Edition
For the final podcast of the year, the friends and frequent partners set the stage for our upcoming fest on the Mexican coastline.

We here at XLR8R are excited—and not just because we’re finishing up an amazing 2015, with what’s looking to be a great new year just around the corner. No, what’s really got our hea…

Podcast 418: Marymoon
The St. Petersburg–based artist presents a set of dubby, melodic and richly rewarding tunes.

Dramatic, moody, and full of mystery—that’s the vibe of our latest podcast, the next-to-last installment of the year. This finely-crafted mix is the creation of Marymoon, a talented purveyor of …

Podcast 417: Heathered Pearls
"Melodically appealing groovers," as mixed by one of Ghostly International's finest, define our latest podcast.

Jakub Alexander, better known as Heathered Pearls, has described the sound of his debut album, 2012’s Loyal, as “indirect, huge, heavy, slow ocean waves off in the distance at night.”…

Podcast 416: Steve Bug
The man from Poker Flat supplies an hour-plus mix of electronic-house heat.

Steve Bug is the kind of guy who can make the rest of us mere mortals feel a bit inadequate. Really, how many of us would be able to run not one, not two, but three great house-music labels (Poker Fla…

Podcast 415: Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Check out two-hours worth of rich, emotion-filled rhythms from the duo of Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann.

We’ll get right to the point: This week’s podcast is pure class. It’s an elegant, even romantic affair, one that manages to convey a wide swathe of emotions despite (or, perhaps, bec…

XLR8R Podcast Extra: Rachel Torro
The Public Works and Morning Gloryrville resident compiles a set of deep, emotive music.

San Francisco spinner Rachel Torro says her influences include LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead and Pink Floyd, and as disparate a threesome as those bands are, it kind of makes sense. Her sets tend to have…

Podcast 413: Sebastian Mullaert
XLR8R shares a hypnotic segment of a recent live set from the revered Swedish producer.

Our weekly podcasts are required to be assembled specifically and exclusively for XLR8R. That’s just how it works. And because of this, we’re often forced to forsake perfectly viable submissions to th…

Podcast 412: Matt Tolfrey
The Leftroom leader celebrates his label's tenth birthday with a clubworthy mix of house-centric tunes.

Matt Tolfrey has something to celebrate—his repository of four-to-the-floor flavors, the Leftroom label, is turning ten years old. That translates to about 70 in cluband years, by our reckoning—but co…

Podcast 411: Scuba
The Hotflush boss delivers two hours of varied selections in this week's XLR8R podcast.

Back in 2011, we asserted that Paul Rose needed little introduction ahead of his podcast as SCB, a fact that has never been more true than it is today. Coming off a year in which he returned to a pack…

Podcast 410: Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts
The multitalented producer supplies a set of ambient, house, funk, soul and the indescribable for our latest podcast.

We’ll admit it. For a big chunk of the ’00s, probably from period beginning 2006s Sélection Surnaturelle EP on Mutek_Rec through to his second album, Circus Company’s Breaking The Fo…

Podcast 409: Pinch
In the midst of Tectonic's tenth-anniversary celebrations, the label's leader selects a stellar set of tunes.

Bristol, U.K.’s Rob “Pinch” Ellis was one of the men who helped define the sound of dubstep in its glorious mid-to-late ’00s days—but since then, the Tectonic label honcho has spent his time as one of…

Podcast 408: Tyree Cooper - ADE 2015 Edition
A Chicago hero jacks the house in the run-up to the Amsterdam Dance Event.

If you’re a DJ who ever gets the chance to drop some early-era house into your sets, try dropping an old Tyree Cooper track—let’s say 1988’s “Turn Up the Bass,” released …

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