Artist Tips: Abayomi
Ableton's Product Specialist offers advice on making music while working full time.

Jesse Abayomi is a London-born Nigerian artist who operates with a fiercely independent outlook. Currently based in Berlin working as Ableton’s in-house Product Specialist, Abayomi also moonligh…

Premiere: Hear a Deep and Dark Track From OAKE
'Sentiment of Callousness' drops on SNTS later this week.

On November 3, OAKE will return for their first release of the year, an EP titled Sentiment of Callousness on SNTS. The EP was reportedly written over “a one and a half year period of total coll…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of September
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

XLR8R’s downloads section is somewhat of a bastion of what XLR8R represents: exciting, emerging, undiscovered music. Every day, our inboxes are inundated with tracks from artists of every calibr…

Cyclades 'Grand Amour'

French duo and live act Modern House Quintet have just launched a new label and release under the Cyclades moniker. The EP, Donoussa, follows a host of well-received EPs on their own self-titled label…

Podcast 513: Bvoice
The Moscow artist celebrates 22 years behind the decks with a selection of intoxicating records.

Moscow artist Vasily Konstantinovsky (a.k.a. Bvoice) began his life as a selector around 1995, DJing some of the first venues offering electronic music in Russia. Bvoice’s tastes were honed on a…

Artist Tips: Danny Daze and Shokh
The two collaborators offer insight into the manipulation of audio in Ableton.

Back in August, Danny Daze and Shokh teamed up for a single on Kompakt’s long-running Speicher series. Released alongside a cut from Patrice Baumel, “Aire” presented the perfect fusi…

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 …

WeTransfer Launch Podcast Series on the Psychology of DJing
The new series features Gilles Peterson in intimate chats with The Black Madonna, Seth Troxler, Cassy Craig Richards, and IG Culture.

WeTransfer have launched a new podcast series with Gilles Peterson interviewing his favorite DJs on the Psychology of DJing. The series features intimate chats with Seth Troxler, The Black Madonna, Ca…

Premiere: Hear a Hypnotic Cut From Yard One
‘Tactics Vol.2’ has been getting an early rinsing from Raresh, Vlad Caia, Glacher Lustwerk, and Cinthie.

Next month, Tact Recordings will launch their new vinyl only sub-label, Tactics, with Yard One’s Tactics Vol.2. Launched by Yard One (a.k.a. Jordan Bruce and Larry Jones) and Richard Fletcher (a…

Shaun Reeves and Tuccillo Launch New Imprint
The vinyl-only Shantu label kicks off with a three-tracker from the duo.

Today, Shaun Reeves and Tucciillo launch their new project, Shantu. Shantu kicks off with a new three-track EP from the duo, presenting a label and sound focused on hypnotic, stripped-back grooves for…

Drumma Share Snippets of Next Release
Felipe Venegas & Umho provide the label's latest EP, out later this month.

October 30 will see the release of Felipe Venegas & Umho’s Smoke Enjoyable EP on Drumma Records. The EP follows on from a well received compilation titled Drumma Society Vol. 4 and Faster…

Premiere: Listen to a Wild New Electro Cut From Xan
'PRIVATEPERSONS005' drops late-November on Private Persons.

Moscow-based producer Xan is up next for Private Persons. PRIVATEPERSONS005 continues a standout year for the young label, following a set of forward-thinking club outings from Youngg P, Gazatech, Flo…

Download an Exclusive Mix and Track From Brain Rays
Brain Rays celebrates a string of releases with a wild mix of hip-hop, ghetto house, and off-kilter techno.

Brain Rays—a Devon-based producer and co-founder of art and party crew Bizarre Rituals—has a string of two-track EP’s landing every month up until December. The releases will feature a wide-rang…

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…

Premiere: Listen to a Twisted Track From ptwiggs
The Sydney producer's 'Purge' EP will be available on October 16.

Next up on newly launched Sydney imprint Deep Seeded will be ptwiggs’ Purge EP. Purge follows the off-kilter techno of Deep Seeded’s debut release—a five-tracker from label heads Hannah Lo…

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