Get Familiar: DJ Seinfeld
One of lo-fi house's leading names discusses inspirations, his debut album, and the position of the genre.

In less than a year DJ Seinfeld has become an extraordinarily influential figure in house music. What’s remarkable is that he’s done so with a series of subtle, slow burn productions that have come to…

Moodymann, Underground Resistance, and More Remix Funkadelic's 'Cosmic Slop'
'Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters' LP is scheduled for October 27 release, with 12-inch 'Cosmic Slop / Let's Make It Last' single landing on September 22.

Westbound Records will soon release Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters, an LP that looks back at the immense legacy of Funkadelic and reimagines their Cosmic Slop LP with a diverse range of rem…

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Theo Parrish Releases 'Gentrified Love Part 3'
'Gentrified Love Part 3' is out now on Sound Signature.

Theo Parrish has released the third volume of his part of his Gentrified Love EP series. The Gentrified Love series was launched at the end of 2016 with volume 2, which featured collaborations with Du…

Theo Parrish Reissues Seminal Album
'Parallel Dimensions' is available to buy again now.

Sound Signature has reissued a classic Theo Parrish album. Nine-track LP Parallel Dimensions was first released by the Motor City musician’s Sound Signature imprint back in 2000. The album, whic…

Peacefrog Represses Moodymann and Theo Parrish LPs
Both releases will be available on vinyl again soon.

The Peacefrog label will soon repress albums from Moodymann and Theo Parrish—namely the former’s Mahogany Brown and the latter’s First Floor Part One and Part Two. Mahogany Brown was Moody…

Bubblin' Up: Jay Daniel
One of Detroit's most promising artists muses on his thought-provoking debut album and career so far.

Jay Daniel’s debut release, 2013’s Scorpio Rising EP, arrived just a few months after the young Detroit artist first picked up an MPC. Although it slightly lacked cohesion, the EP and its 2014 follow-…

Theo Parrish Drops New EP
'Gentrified Love Pt. 1' is out now.

Theo Parrish has released a new two-tracker. Gentrified Love Pt. 1 post-dates the already released second chapter in the Gentrified Love series, which the Motor City musician put out last month. The n…

Real Talk: Dolan Bergin & Ajay Jayaram
With London's clubbing scene under the microscope, two of its leading figures give their take on the debate.

Real Talk is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time. With the recent closure of one of the world’s most important clubs, fabric, the spotlight has been thrown on…

Ask the Experts: Gerd Janson
The Running Back boss takes the time to answer your questions.

With the relaunch of our Ask the Experts series, we were set on inviting a person of a certain calibre to handle the responses. Someone who has a wealth of experience in all fields of musical interest…

Boorane Thru Jazz To Mars
A collision of jazzy Russian hip hop and house with a taste of the Soviet space race.

When you consider the  surreal amount of hype surrounding the electronic music that has been coming out of Russia as of late, hip-hop is a genre that doesn’t really spring to mind. Despite this,…

Real Talk: Marquis Hawkes
The UK DJ discusses his motivations for switching from vinyl to digital formats.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  Since his 2012 debut on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the raw, ghetto influenced stylings of Marqu…

Max Graef & Glenn Astro The Yard Work Simulator
The German duo hone in on a sound that borrows from the past in their latest full-length for Ninja Tune.

Essen’s Glenn Astro and Berlin’s Max Graef are dedicated vinyl buffs. Cold, mechanical dance tracks don’t get them hot under the collar. For the most part they favour deeply dug nuggets of jazz, disco…

Gear Review: Rane MP2014
XLR8R test runs American audio specialists Rane's most recent two-channel, high-end rotary mixer.

Rotary mixers have been in the slipstream of the vinyl’s steady rise in popularity over the last years. The rare E&S DJR400 and MP2014’s bigger brother, the MP2015, have been appearing in DJ…

Found Festival Reveals After Party Lineup
Kerri Chandler, Leon Vynehall and more will play at the Brixton Electric in London, on Saturday June 11.

London’s Found Festival (taking place in Brockwell Park) has today announced the details for its official after party, to be held at Brixton Electric on Saturday June 11. In Room 1 of the venue …

Kaytranada 99.9%
Rising Canadian talent Kaytranada's genre-bending album breaks down the wall between hip-hop and house.

Hip-hop and house music have had a turbulent relationship since their beginnings, though the genres aren’t really so different. In fact, their similarities have coaxed many artists to produce compound…

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