Get Familiar: Photay
One of New York's rising talents talks inspirations and processes behind his latest LP.

The great outdoors plays a big part in the music of New York’s Evan Shornstein. As electronic producer Photay, he fashions meticulous tracks loaded with field recordings made in the wild and earthy pe…

Brainwaltzera Preps Debut Album for FILM
'Poly-ana' will be available at the end of next month.

Brainwaltzera’s debut LP, Poly-ana, will drop next month via FILM. The album follows April’s Aescoba EP, which was also released via FILM, with thirteen tracks of both previously released materi…

Squarepusher Joins MUTEK.MX
The Warp artist joins The Orb, Babyfather, Rodhad, and many more at this year's event.

MUTEK.MX has announced that Squarepusher will be performing at this year’s event. MUTEK.MX’s 14th edition will run from October 11 to 15 across multiple venues in Mexico City. Squarepusher…

Squarepusher, Tim Hecker, and More Rework Michael Gordon
'Timber Remixed' is out October 28 on Cantaloupe Music.

On October 28 Cantaloupe Music will release a collection of remixes of “Timber,” a composition for six wooden 2-by-4s by Michael Gordon. When Michael Gordon’s “Timber” premiere…

Movement 2016: Winners & Losers
We came, we raved, we commented.

Photos by: AJ Calzada, Chris Soltis, Douglas Wojciechowski, Mark Kruk, Brandon Rabotnick, Luis Nieto Dickens, Miranda Castillo, and Jeremiah Green. Interviews by: AJ Calzada. Winner: Kraftwerk 3D This…

Exclusive: Watch a Live Performance by Shobaleader One
Squarepusher's band performs 'Coopers World.'

Shobaleader One have shared an exclusive video of a live performance of the track “Cooper’s World,” ahead of their upcoming gigs across the UK and Berlin next month. Tom Jenkinson (a.k.a. Squarepusher…

A Guide To: Virtual Reality and Music
XLR8R explores the rich intersection between electronic music and virtual reality.

After a fitful start in the 1980s and 1990s, a new dawn of virtual reality (termed “VR”) is now finally upon us. By now, you’ve surely heard the hype; many consider it to be the “nex…

The Big Chill: Eight Takeaways from Sonar Stockholm
We don our furriest coat, scarf and mittens combo and check out the third edition of Sonar's Swedish franchise.

This past weekend XLR8R made the journey to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to take in the city’s third edition of Sonar. Having looked in on the impressive Reykjavik edition last February, we w…

Seven Takeaways From roBOt 08
We travel to Bologna for the eighth edition of the fast-growing city festival.

In what has become a tradition we’re in no hurry to see the end of, XLR8R recently headed for Bologna in north-eastern Italy for the eighth edition of roBOt Festival. Running as ever over three …

Dekmantel Festival 2015

The heart of Dekmantel Festival beats at the Amsterdamse Bos. What’s new is that our veins will be spreading off the wall music throughout the entire Dutch capital this summer. It is our goal to take …

Sónar Festival 2015

Sónar is the 3 days and 2 nights International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art that takes place at various venues in Barcelona (Spain) in the third week of June since 1994. It’s fir…

RoBOt Festival Announces The First 10 Artists
The 8th edition RoBOt Festival will take place in Bologna, Italy from October 7 - October 10

roBOt Festival has announced the first 10 artists scheduled to play the international festival dedicated to electronic music and digital arts which takes place every autumn in Bologna, Italy. The curr…

Movement Festival 2015

The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. More than 100 of electronic music’s most illustrious artis…

Sónar+D Announces Key Names and Events
Sónar's international conference for creativity and technology grows rapidly in it's third year.

Sónar+D is the international conference for creativity and technology, which aims to act as a catalyst for interaction between the two. In it’s third year, the 2015 program will focus on the rol…

Squarepusher Shares New Track from Upcoming Damogen Furies LP
Listen to the latest single to surface from the longtime Warp artist's new album.

Set to drop late next month, a new single from Squarepusher’s forthcoming Damogen Furies LP has surfaced. A characteristically multi-layered and restless electronic production, “Stor Eigla…

Squarepusher Announces New LP, Shares Free Download
The veteran Warp artist will release 'Damogen Furies' in April.

Tom Jenkinson has been releasing records under his Squarepusher moniker for 20 years now, creating an inimitable blend of free jazz, drum & bass, and sound collage that has evolved with each new r…

Hi-Five: Squarepusher

Tom Jenkinson, the man behind the roughly 17-year-old Squarepusher guise, is something of a jack of all trades. His musical output runs the full gamut of electronic sounds, touching on IDM, jazz, acid…

Squarepusher Solo Electric Bass 1

Recorded at an ’07 show in Paris, Solo Electric Bass 1 finds jack-of-all-trades Tom Jenkinson, a.k.a. Squarepusher, playing nothing but a six-string bass. There are no jungle beats malformed in surgic…

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