XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Tracks
We present just some of our favorite tunes of the last 12 months.

With our Best Releases of the year now out of the way, we move onto our best tracks. Discussion and debate on this list started several weeks ago when an internal message posted the question: what are…

Premiere: Hear a New Remix by Gerd Janson
The Running Back head turns his hand to a cut from Yovav's new release on Correspondant.

Later this month, Correspondant will release Yovav’s Carribean Zen Mode EP, featuring a remix from Running Back’s Gerd Janson. Carribean Zen Mode continues a relentless 2017 release schedu…

Roman Flügel Mixes 'fabric 95'
'fabric 95' is scheduled for October 13 release.

Roman Flügel has mixed fabric 95. The veteran German’s contribution to the series features 22 cuts from the likes of Red Rack’em, Tuff City Kids, and Randomer. Flügel also included some of…

Terr 'Midnight' (XLR8R Ambient Mix)

Following the success of Misantropicalia on Hotflush earlier this year, Daniela Caldellas (aka Terr) is set to return to the label with a brand new track, “Midnight.”  On the flip, “…

Tuff City Kids' Lauer Remixes Gop Tun Co-Founder TYV
'Miau!' is scheduled for June 30 release.

Protti (a.k.a TYV) and also co-founder of Gop Tun is soon set to release a new 12″ featuring a remix from Tuff City Kids’ Lauer—a subject of our Get Familiar series. Lauer is widely acknow…

Tuff City Kids Remix Radio Slave for Rekids
'Bell Clap Hands (Tuff City Kids Remixes)' is scheduled for May 5 release.

Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer) will provide three remixes of iconic Radio Slave tracks this May. Since launching the project in the late ‘00s, Frankfurt’s Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer…

Talamanca System Return with New EP and Album
'My Past Is Your Future' EP is scheduled for April 21 release via International Feel.

Gerd Janson, Phillip Lauer of Tuff City Kids, and Mark Barrott (together known as Talamanca System) will return as a new EP, titled My Past Is Your Future. Talamanca System’s sole release in lat…

Iron Curtis and Johannes Albert Team Up for Moon LP
'Industrie & Zärtlichkeit' is scheduled for a May release.

Iron Curtis and Johannes Albert will release an album together as Moon. The pair of Berlin-based artists first put out their collaborative work as Moon back in 2015, with an EP on Albert’s Frank…

Tuff City Kids Ready New Permanent Vacation LP
A release date for the 'Adoldesscent' LP remains unknown.

Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer (better known as Lauer) are readying a new Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation—although a release date is yet to be confirmed. Ahead of the Adoldesscent LP, t…

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…

Premiere: Hear Fort Romeau's Frankfurt Versions in Full
Featuring Roman Flügel, Tuff City Kids, Orson Wells, and Massimiliano Pagliara, 'Franfurt Versions' is out on July 6.

Following on from the announcement of Fort Romeau’s Frankfurt Versions—which will see release on July 6 via Ghostly International—all five cuts are now streaming in full below. Opening with Roma…

Fort Romeau Announces Frankfurt Versions, Shares Track
Massimiliano Pagliara, Tuff City Kids, and Roman Flügel remix cuts from Fort Romeau's 'Insides.'

Fort Romeau’s brilliant sophomore album, Insides, will return in July in the form of Frankfurt Versions, a remix EP featuring artists linked to the city in which the EP takes its name. The EP wi…

Get Familiar: Lauer
His second solo album in the shops, the German producer gets his moment in the sun.

With a career that spans more than ten years already firmly under his belt, the German DJ-producer Phillip Lauer might not seem to comfortably slot into XLR8R’s Get Familiar series. Lauer is, however,…

Various Artists Future Disco 8: ­ ​Nighttime Networks
James Zabiela, Tuff City Kids and Rob Basejam contribute to the latest installment of the long-running series.

Naming your mix-CD compilation series Future Disco probably made a lot of sense when the premiere installment came out way back in 2009. Those were the heady days of the nu-disco movement, when the id…

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