Review: Vintage Vault 2
Quantity over quality?

Paris-based software developer UVI recently released Vintage Vault 2, a massive update to their premier vintage synth collection that now includes 50 instruments, 111 drum machines, over 7,000 presets…

Bibio Phantom Brickworks
The English producer's latest is drenched in atmosphere and bristling with texture.

Bibio has a long mane of hair that reaches below his shoulders, and a beard that splits the difference between scruffy and styled. He sometimes dresses in vaguely hippie-esque apparel, and possesses a…

Legowelt Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time
On his first Clone outing in years, the prolific Danny Wolfers welds ironworks-tough rhythms to spiraling synths.

The Hague’s Danny Wolfers is a polymath wizard, one who seems to have a boundless supply of energy and an ingrained need to create. He’s published zines, he’s made Ableton plug-ins, he crafts graphic …

Watch a Live Performance Masterclass From Octave One
The Detroit legends detail their live set with Point Blank.

For their latest masterclass video feature, Point Blank have invited Detroit duo Lenny and Lawrence Burden (a.k.a. Octave One) to perform and explain their setup. In the video, Lenny and Lawrence play…

Kllo Backwater
On the duo's debut LP, Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam refine their ethereal version of synthpop.

Ghostly International has never been afraid to dip its toes into the pop waters—the low-toned, Berlin-period Bowie-isms of Matthew Dear and the swirling, overstuffed swoon of Deastro come to mind, but…

Ground Tactics Shares a Mind-Bending Track From New Album
'Cinnabar Field' is out now.

The latest release to drop from Belgian artist Colin Tobelem will be Cinnabar Field, an all-analog exploration out under his Ground Tactics moniker. Tombelem also records as Icon Template—XLR8R recent…

Premiere: Stream beat.imprint's Stunning New Album in Full
'Permanent Winter' drops on October 17.

beat.imprint—a duo made up of members Skye Ashbrook and John Gomi—will release their new album, Permanent Winter, on October 17 via their own Beat Imprint label. Permanent Winter will be the labelR…

TAN Share a Trippy New Video
The video for 'Panorama' was filmed on VHS on the streets of NYC.

TAN—a Copenhagen electronic duo made up of Mathias Riis and Andreas Bengtsen—have just dropped a new video for their latest single, “Panorama.” The duo’s music fuses psychedelic synt…

Premiere: Hear a Warped New Remix From The Emperor Machine
The UK producer remixes NOZZ's latest on Roam Recordings.

The latest release on Roam Recordings will arrive from NOZZ (a.k.a. Damon Jee) at the end of this week. The EP, which is titled Misfits, continues a stellar 2017 run for Roam that has featured release…

Watch a Video on Creating Vintage Synth Sounds
Point Blank instructor Dan Herbert constructs classic sounds with Massive and Reaktor.

For their latest edition of Friday Forum Live, Point Blank’s Course Developer Dan Herbert demonstrates how to create a range of classic synth sounds in Massive and Reaktor. In the video, Herbert…

Review: Touché
Expressive E drops a unique MIDI controller built for performance.

Easily one of the more unique MIDI controllers released in recent memory, the Touché brings to the table a host of new ideas for creating and interacting with electronic sounds. The product is the fir…

Craven Faults Preps Debut Release, Shares Video
'Netherfield Works' features two 15-minute cuts and will drop on September 22.

Netherfield Works is the debut release from Craven Faults. The 12″, which drops on September 22 via Lowfold Works, features two long-form pieces created “for half-remembered journeys acros…

neonfrench 'mondegreen'

Dublin-based musician and producer Djamel Medjy (a.k.a. neonfrench) will release his debut album, Half-caste, via his new label Portals—Medjy co-runs Portals with Ian O’Donovan (Intec/Drumcode) …

Abby Lee Tee 'Riverside Burrows Pt. 1.1'

Over the years, Austrian musician Abby Lee Tee has been a regular fixture on XLR8R’s pages. The most recent feature dropped earlier this year in support of Shash Records’ Compilation 04, w…

Premiere: Hear an Early Synth Exploration From Raymond Scott
'Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961-1971' drops June 30.

Later this month, Basta Music will release Raymond Scott’s Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961-1971. The release—which drops on vinyl, CD, and digitally—is the second anth…

Premiere: Stream a Twisted New Remix From Roman Flügel
The German artist turns his hand to the new single from DJ Hell's first album in eight years.

Last month, DJ Hell released Zukunftsmusik, his fifth studio album and first in eight years, on hi own International Deejay Gigolo records. The album is, arguably, his most ambitious to date, presenti…

Kassiel 'Sidere'

Back in May of last year, Bad Panda Records released the debut track from 
Italy-based duo Kassiel—made up of multi-instrumentalist Federico Bisozzi and DJ-producer/drummer Andrea Normanno—via XLR8R&#…

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