In The Studio: Rødhåd
Mike Bierbach goes deep on the processes behind his debut LP.

Rødhåd is one of the most respected DJs in the global techno scene. The native Berliner has built his reputation over years of playing immersive and dramatic sets at Berghain and around the world. Ind…

Rødhåd Anxious
An impressive album debut from the Dystopian boss.

Berlin’s Rødhåd (Mike Bierbach) has operated in the city’s underground as a DJ and party promoter since the end of the 1990s. A techno advocate from the beginning, he launched his Dystopian events in …

Premiere: Hear a Trippy Techno Cut From Tapefeed
'Dawn On The Eclipse' will drop via Metempsychosis Records on September 25.

Later this month, Tapefeed—a duo made up of Alessandro Boni and Rick Vayo—will release their new EP, Dawn On The Eclipse, via Metempsychosis Records. On the EP, Tapefeed deliver three original cuts th…

In the Studio: Vril
The mystical producer speaks.

Vril doesn’t really speak—we established that several months ago when he contributed to our XLR8R podcast series. And it’s a great shame because it’s difficult to think of too many m…

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 …

DJ Nobu and Wata Igarashi Appear on Bassiani Compilation
'Various Artists Vol. 3' is scheduled for March 11 release.

DJ Nobu and Wata Igarashi feature on the upcoming EP of the Bassiani label—an offshoot of the club of the same name. Various Artists Vol. 3 is the Georgian label’s third release, following on fr…

Giegling Announces Planet Giegling World Tour
The tour will stop in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, London, and Tbilisi.

In February and March, Giegling will embark on an 18-city world tour with most of its artist roster in tow, including Ateq, Birds & Tapes, Christian, Dirk, DJ Dustin, Edward, Frauke, Holger, Kette…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Readers' Poll
The votes are in—and as chosen by our readers, this is the very top of what 2016 had to offer.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve celebrated our favorite tracks, releases, gear, downloads, labels, and new artists of 2016. In those two weeks, we also opened the floodgates to you, our readers, …

Podcast 466: Vril
The low-key Giegling artist delivers 90 minutes of hypnotic bliss.

“Vril doesn’t say much,” he says, referring to himself in the third person. This is about as much information as you’re likely to get from the artist, whose first release surfa…

DGTL Barcelona Announces First Wave of Artists
Nina Kraviz, Robert Hood, Marcel Dettmann and more will appear at Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum on August 12-13.

Following the success of their recent event in the Netherlands, DGTL has announced the first wave of acts who will play at the Spanish edition of the festival this August. Spread across four stages, t…

Ben Klock, RØDHÅD, Apparat Set to Headline Festival Forte 2016
The event is set to take place between August 25 - 27 at Montemor-o-Velho Castle in Portugal.

Slated to present a well-rounded and remarkable lineup that features some of the worlds biggest names in techno, Festival Forte has returned for its third edition, set to take place between August 25-…

Five Takeaways from the Final Bloc Weekender
XLR8R travels to Butlins for Bloc's last ever edition.

After starting out as a small 2,200 capacity electronic music get-together back in 2007, Bloc quickly rose through the ranks to become a key player on the international scene. The brand painted itself…

Premiere: Hear a Track from Semantica's 10-Year Anniversary Release
To be released in 10 parts, the series will feature cuts from Regis, Voices From The Lake, Surgeon, Silent Servant, and Donato Dozzy, among many others.

Svreca’s imprint Semantica has announced a sprawling 10-year anniversary release series and a worldwide tour—both of which will kick off on March 18 and March 4, respectively. To be dropped in 1…

Semantica Records Turn Ten, Celebrates with Special Release Series
The first instalment will include works by Donato Dozzy, Mod21, Stanislav Tolkachev and Skirt, and is out March 18.

Semantica Records turns ten this year, and are marking the occasion with a special ten part release series and global tour. Launched in Madrid back in 2006 by Enrique Mena (a.k.a. Svreca), Semantica h…

PoleGroup Announce New CD Mixed By Exium
‘Unknown Landscapes Vol 3’ will be released December 18.

The third installment of the annual PoleGroup mix CD, composed of unreleased tracks from the imprint, has been mixed by Hector Sandoval and Valentin Corujo, who together form the duo Exium. In previou…

Ticket Giveaway: Win a Full Event Pass to Decibel 2015
To celebrate our partnership with Decibel and CreativeLive, we are giving away two full passes to Decibel.

For over a decade now, Decibel Festival has turned Seattle into an electronic music hotspot for one-week out of the year, showcasing some of the most reputable names in the scene at various locations …

Dimensions Festival 2015

The final artists for Dimensions’ return to Croatia this August have now been revealed as the festival completes its stunning lineup for August 2015. As the iconic festival returns to Pula for its 4th…

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