Photo Gallery and Review: Meadows in the Mountains
The Bulgarian mountain frolick returns bigger than ever.

Watching a festival grow from inception is like watching your kids grow up. Now in its seventh year, Meadows in the Mountains has finally come of age. While the youthful innocence and exuberance have …

Download a New Mix from Garo
The mix was recorded in advance of Garo's set at this year's Meadows in the Mountains Festival.

Denislav Velev, better known as Garo to friends, is one of the key architects behind the blossoming Bulgarian music scene. Having founded the Red House parties in Sofia, Garo went on to hold a residen…

Soul Clap Mix Fabric 93
'fabric 93' is due out April 21.

Soul Clap have mixed the 93rd fabric mix CD. Following on from recent contributions to the series by Call Super and Nina Kraviz, New York-based duo Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine (better known as So…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Tracks
We present just some of our favorite tunes of the last 12 months.

Picking the tracks of the year is not an easy a task as it may initially sound. Ask someone—anyone—to select the cuts that moved them over the course of the past 12 months and it’s not out of th…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

What is it that makes a great label? These days, though musical curation remains as fundamental as ever to their success, there is so much more to also keep in mind. Brand image, social media presence…

Eclipser Chaser Releases Youandewan EP
'Pinger' is out now.

Youandewan has a new EP out. Following on from the recent release of his debut album, There Is No Right Time, Berlin-based DJ and producer Ewan Smith (a.k.a. Youandewan) now has another EP out. Where …

Marquis Hawkes Reveals EPs on Aus and Houndstooth
The Berlin-based producer follows up his recent album with a pair of new EPs.

Marquis Hawkes has shared details of two new EPs. First up is I’m So Glad, a four-tracker on Fabric-affiliated Houndstooth that features vocals by Jocelyn Brown and remixes by Catz ‘N Dogz…

Youandewan Announces Debut Album
'There Is No Right Time' will drop on October 14.

Youandewan will release his debut album on Aus later this year. Berlin-based DJ and producer Ewan Smith (a.k.a. Youandewan) has had strong links to Will Saul’s Aus imprint for some years now, ha…

Aus Music Reaches 100th Release
Label head Will Saul, Nick Höppner and Youandewan feature on the 'Aus 100' compilation, due out July 8.

Will Saul’s Aus Music will celebrate its 100th release this July. To mark the occasion, which falls on the end of the label’s first decade in business, it has gathered a whole host of arti…

Interval Festival Announces Finalized Lineup
XLR8R has partnered with Interval 100 and will be presenting a segment of the lineup.

Taking place in Bucharest, Romania between November 27 and December 2, Interval Festival is being touted as “the longest musical event in European nightlife history.” With three different venues and o…

Podcast 392: Youandewan
In the run-up to the release of a new EP, the Aus recording artist lays down a beautifully building set of tunes.

Next month, Ewan Smith unleashes his newest clubland opus, the Verloren EP, upon the world via the ever-reliable Aus Music. We can happily report that it’s another fine offering from the man kno…

Youandewan Preps EP For AUS Music
The Berlin-based artist's latest will land in July.

UK label AUS Music keep the momentum going this year with Youandewan’s latest EP, Verloren, which arrives back by a remix by Illian Tape label boss Dario Zenker. The dub-tinged Verloren finds th…

Youandewan Spiral Arms EP
The Berlin-based producer continues inching toward the darkness on his latest effort.

Ever since he relocated to Berlin a year or so ago, something has been changing in the music that Youandewan (a.k.a. Ewan Smith) both makes and plays. The early years of the Englishman’s career …

Youandewan "93"

Berlin-based producer Youandewan has tried his hand at reshaping a hip-hop classic with “93.” A house edit of Bay Area rap crew Souls of Mischief’s essential “93 ’til Inf…

Youandewan Times EP

Judging from his slow-but-steady career, Youandewan could easily be characterized as a producer who is in no particular rush. Though the frequency of his releases has certainly increased this year, th…

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