Melliflow Launches The Melliflows Side-Label
'Season 1 Episode 1' EP will land on January 28 via The Melliflows.

Vera and Alexandra have launched The Melliflows, a side-label of their Melliflow project. Melliflow, launched in 2016 with a well-received Spacetravel EP, has since featured releases from Z@P, Binh (a…

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…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: New Artists
We salute this year's breakthrough artists.

Collating the New Artists list is an unenviable task. How do you determine “new? It’s always a hard one using the word “best.” It’s never easy. But let it be said that 2017 was chall…

Stream Five Hours of Vera
The mix was recorded live at Hoppetosse on Sunday, November 26.

Vera Heindel (a.k.a. Vera) has shared a rare live recording, this time from her recent set at Berlin’s Hoppetosse this past weekend. Vera, co-founder of Melliflow with Alexandra, has earned a re…

DJ Nnamreg Next on Melliflow
'612' EP will land on November 13.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow label comes from DJ Nnamreg. The 612 EP is the label’s eighth release, the last of which landed in September from VRAC. Earlier releases …

Stream Six Hours of Mara Trax
The set was recorded in September 2016 at Closer, Kiev.

Maayan Nidam and Vera (a.k.a. Mara Trax) have shared a six-hour recording from their set at Closer, Kiev. Maayan and Vera started the project shortly meeting in 2016. They first started touring togeth…

VRAC Up Next on Melliflow
'Ce zici pisi?' EP is scheduled for early September release.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow imprint comes in the shape of a four-track EP from VRAC. VRAC is the collaborative project of Vlad Radu and Andrei Ciubuc, and boasts two relea…

Podcast 498: Nicola Kazimir
The Les Points member scans the decades with a selection of obscure oddities.

Nicola Kazimir is not your average DJ-producer. Though most widely known as a member of Les Points alongside Louh, Audino, and Barbir—a unique group of Zurich-based artists—his catalog of work also sp…

Barbir and Nicola Kazimir Next on Melliflow
'Rehashing Cybermaze VR 1.1' EP is scheduled for early June release.

The next release on Vera and Alexandra’s Melliflow label comes from Barbir and Nicola Kazimir. The four-track Rehashing Cybermaze VR 1.1 will be the label’s sixth release, following on fro…

Ion Ludwig, Vera, Vril, and More Play Waking Life 2017
This year's debut edition takes place from August 17-20 in Portugal.

Ion Ludwig, Vera, Vril, and many more names have been confirmed for the 2017 debut edition of Waking Life, an adventurous arts and music festival located near the medieval town of Crato, Portugal—one …

Download a New Mix from CMYK
The Kommuna Tapes label head drops an hour of lush, stripped-back grooves.

For anyone digging for records online, the CMYK YouTube channel would undoubtedly be a regular and reliable source, a highly trusted reference for undiscovered gems. Outside of YouTube, Eric Denis—the…

Real Talk: Federico Molinari
The wonderfully gifted Argentinian producer explores his preference for hardware synthesis.

Fans of funky, minimal basslines will already be familiar with Federico Molinari. The much loved Argentinian DJ-producer has been on XLR8R’s radar’s for some time—around the time of his debut EP in 20…

Bubblin' Up: Z@p
We catch up with one of Uruguay's most exciting talents.

Fernando Zapico (better known as Z@p) and I first meet over a coffee in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district towards the end of last September. It’s his last day on European soil, having been on the road for s…

Vera Plays Decatur Launch in NYC on Saturday
The Berlin selector will also play in San Francisco tonight.

Berlin-based DJ and producer Vera is set to play two US gigs this week. Tonight, Vera will touch down in San Fransisco for the Housepitality crew, playing alongside SF artists Lilly Ackerman and Birds…

Rhythm Rapport to Host Vera, Kamran Sadeghi
The event will take place on Friday, February 24 in Downtown Los Angeles.

Rhythm Rapport, the Los Angeles-based underground which burst onto the scene in 2016 with bookings from the likes of Voigtmann, Maayan Nidam, and Oskar Offermann, has announced details surrounding its…

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