Podcast 515: Sammy Dee
60 minutes of easy-listening tunes from the Get Perlonized curator.

It’s no easy feat to condense Sammy Dee’s career into just a few words. Having been born and raised in Berlin, the DJ-producer—real name Mario Radecki—began DJing in Kastle, a small town i…

Zip and Cristi Cons Play Lisboa Electronica Showcase
XLR8R is an official partner for the event.

Zip and Cristi Cons have been confirmed for a showcase ahead of Lisboa Electronica Festival, which will take place early next year. The event—which will be hosted at Lisbon’s Ministerium Club—wi…

Podcast 509: Laylla Dane
Melancholic groove from one of Bulgaria's rising talents.

Podcast 509 comes to us by way of Laylla Dane (a.k.a Marta Daneva). Marta has been honing her craft since becoming instantly hooked on electronic music after attending her first party aged 14, and dec…

Photo Gallery and Review: MUTEK 2017
XLR8R heads to Montréal for the festival's 18th year.

For any event in its 18th year, especially one like MUTEK that prides itself on its future-leaning ethos, it must be hard to constantly evolve without drifting too far away from the core values held d…

Hi-Five: Dorian Paic
A seasoned selector picks five of his favourite records for the after-party.

Dorian Paic is up next in our Hi-Five feature, this time selecting five of his favorite records for the after-party. With over 25 years in the game, Paic is extremely well positioned to compile such a…

Unleash Announces First Summer Dates
Zip, Baby Ford, Apollonia, Petre Inspirescu, Maayan Nidam, Cabanne, DeWalta, and more names set to play.

London’s esteemed party curators Unleash have announced the first four dates for their summer season—with Zip, Cabanne, Baby Ford, Maayan Nidam, DeWalta, and many more leading names set to play.…

MUTEK Adds Surgeon, Fred P, and Helm to 2017 Lineup
Max Cooper and Deathprod will also perform at the August event.

MUTEK Montreal has announced a new list of names for its 2017 edition. Following the first artist drop, which included acts such as Zip, Daphni, Fis, Robert Henke, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and Aurora Halal…

Daphni, Robert Henke, and Zip Announced for MUTEK 2017
The Montreal festival announces new August dates and its first wave of artists.

MUTEK Montreal has announced its first wave of artists and a date change to August 22-27. In a year of anniversaries, 2017 will mark the 18th edition of MUTEK, with Canada also celebrating its 150th y…

Atoll 'Ikik Pt 1'

DJ and producer Andrea Ferlin, alongside Francesco Assenza, is the founder of SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL, the world-renowned party and label with releases under its belt from artists such as Topper, DeWalta,…

Gottwood Festival Reveals 2017 Lineup
The event will be held at Carreglwyd Estate, North Wales, on June 8 - 12.

Gottwood has announced its full 2017 lineup. The Welsh festival will return for its eighth edition this summer, returning to Carreglwyd Estate in June. Confirmed to perform this year are Zip (who is b…

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…

Ask the Experts: DeWalta
David Koch answers your questions on modular synthesis, production techniques and forming connections in the scene.

Earlier this year, we were delighted to be able to relaunch our Ask the Experts series—a column in which we hand over the reigns to some of our favorite musicians who have agreed to take the time to r…

Photo Gallery and Review: Into the Valley
XLR8R spent a weekend in the Swedish countryside at the second edition of the festival.

Sweden’s modern electronic scene is a curious thing. There aren’t many comparable ones out there that look and sound so distinctive—deep, tasteful tunes produced and consumed by hip and stylish, fresh…

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