TECHNO
   
 
 

Syndicated Headlines

Gunnar Haslam
Over the past year or so, Gunnar Haslam has quietly become one of those artists whose name is seemingly everywhere. In 2014 alone, the New York producer has issued releases on esteemed imprints like Argot, Delsin, and Mister Saturday Night, and this week, he's releasing his second full-length for L.I.E.S., Mirrors and Copulation. (Just FYI, the album is currently streaming in full exclusively on XLR8R.) In conjunction with this wave of activity, we figured that now would be a good time for Haslam to put together an exclusive mix for our weekly podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


DJ Earl
Four years ago, XLR8R published a podcast from a couple of up-and-comers out of Chicago, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn. At the time, the two were relatively unknown, but they were also the leading figures in the city's footwork scene, which was only then just starting to properly break out beyond its intensely local origins. However, not everyone shared our enthusiasm for Rashad and Spinn and their rapid-fire creations; it's comical to look back at the comments now, but the podcast ignited something a firestorm amongst electronic music fans, as many felt that juke and footwork weren't "real" music and didn't deserve the attention. They couldn't have been more wrong. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


DJ Earl
Four years ago, XLR8R published a podcast from a couple of up-and-comers out of Chicago, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn. At the time, the two were relatively unknown, but they were also the leading figures in the city's footwork scene, which was only then just starting to properly break out beyond its intensely local origins. However, not everyone shared our enthusiasm for Rashad and Spinn and their rapid-fire creations; it's comical to look back at the comments now, but the podcast ignited something a firestorm amongst electronic music fans, as many felt that juke and footwork weren't "real" music and didn't deserve the attention. They couldn't have been more wrong. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Gunnar Haslam
Over the past year or so, Gunnar Haslam has quietly become one of those artists whose name is seemingly everywhere. In 2014 alone, the New York producer has issued releases on esteemed imprints like Argot, Delsin, and Mister Saturday Night, and this week, he's releasing his second full-length for L.I.E.S., Mirrors and Copulation. (Just FYI, the album is currently streaming in full exclusively on XLR8R.) In conjunction with this wave of activity, we figured that now would be a good time for Haslam to put together an exclusive mix for our weekly podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Tiger & Woods' Club to Club Mix
Now that the calendar has flipped to November, we're assuming that many of our readers (at least the ones in the Northern hemisphere) are unpacking their winter coats and bracing themselves for winter. And while there's little that XLR8R can do to affect the weather and the changing seasons, we can do our best to provide some sunny musical moments, and that's exactly what's been delivered in this week's podcast from Tiger & Woods. Although officially confirmed biographical information about the semi-anonymous duo is in short supply, the Running Back-affiliated pair has nonetheless been responsible for an excellent series of upbeat, edit-centric house and disco releases over the past few years. This week, the two producers will be making a "homecoming" of sorts (at least if the strong hints that Tiger & Woods hail from Italy are to be believed) by performing at the annual Club to Club festival in Turin. Even though the forecast isn't calling for lots of sunshine, it's a safe bet that the pair will warm
(xlr8r podcasts)


Jackmaster
Jackmaster (a.k.a. Jack Revill) is a DJ. He's also a co-founder of Glasgow's Numbers label, but there's ultimately no question that Revill's skills behind the decks are responsible for whatever sort of widespread acclaim has come his way. Those who have seen him perform often remark about Revill's ability to play anything while keeping the dancefloor popping"the man is just as comfortable dropping Prince as he is delving into a session of old-school Detroit techno, and that diversity lies at the heart of his appeal. On some level, almost all artists are storytellers, but Jackmaster's ability to spin a compelling tale using nothing but music created by other people is what makes him exceptional. Even as his profile has risen dramatically in recent years, he hasn't dipped his toes into the production realm; Revill's focus is entirely on DJing, and next month, he'll be bringing his talents across the Atlantic for a substantial US Tour. In advance of that, he's put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast
(xlr8r podcasts)


Jackmaster
Jackmaster (a.k.a. Jack Revill) is a DJ. He's also a co-founder of Glasgow's Numbers label, but there's ultimately no question that Revill's skills behind the decks are responsible for whatever sort of widespread acclaim has come his way. Those who have seen him perform often remark about Revill's ability to play anything while keeping the dancefloor popping"the man is just as comfortable dropping Prince as he is delving into a session of old-school Detroit techno, and that diversity lies at the heart of his appeal. On some level, almost all artists are storytellers, but Jackmaster's ability to spin a compelling tale using nothing but music created by other people is what makes him exceptional. Even as his profile has risen dramatically in recent years, he hasn't dipped his toes into the production realm; Revill's focus is entirely on DJing, and next month, he'll be bringing his talents across the Atlantic for a substantial US Tour. In advance of that, he's put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast
(xlr8r podcasts)


Gerd Janson
Gerd Janson is often referred to as a "DJ's DJ," but that term doesn't really do the man justice. Perhaps there was a time where the Running Back label founder, who many people still recognize as "that guy from all the Red Bull Music Academy interviews," was regarded as some sort of underappreciated DJ commodity, but over the past few years, he's transcended that notion, in the process becoming one of the most respected DJs on the planet. Janson has long been celebrated for his residency at Frankfurt's famed Robert Johnson club, but he's also been added to the stable at Berghain/Panorama Bar and Trouw; it seems that all of Europe's best clubs are after his services. (It also hasn't hurt Janson's cause that he's one half of Tuff City Kids, a collaborative undertaking with Lauer that has become increasingly active over the past year or two, particularly on the remix front.) Admittedly, the US hasn't completely caught on to Janson's talents, but even that seems poised to change, as he'll be kicking off a quick r
(xlr8r podcasts)


Tiger & Woods' Club to Club Mix
Now that the calendar has flipped to November, we're assuming that many of our readers (at least the ones in the Northern hemisphere) are unpacking their winter coats and bracing themselves for winter. And while there's little that XLR8R can do to affect the weather and the changing seasons, we can do our best to provide some sunny musical moments, and that's exactly what's been delivered in this week's podcast from Tiger & Woods. Although officially confirmed biographical information about the semi-anonymous duo is in short supply, the Running Back-affiliated pair has nonetheless been responsible for an excellent series of upbeat, edit-centric house and disco releases over the past few years. This week, the two producers will be making a "homecoming" of sorts (at least if the strong hints that Tiger & Woods hail from Italy are to be believed) by performing at the annual Club to Club festival in Turin. Even though the forecast isn't calling for lots of sunshine, it's a safe bet that the pair will warm
(xlr8r podcasts)


Lando
Lando (a.k.a. Antaeus Roy) is an artist we've kept tabs on for quite some time, from his earliest output as a producer in San Francisco, to his time in New York, to his eventual landing in Berlin, where he's been installed for the past few years. Over that time, he's amassed an impressive discography, releasing music on labels like Numbers, Rush Hour, and Hotflush, but he's actually been rather quiet as of late, his most recent record coming via Icee Hot in late 2012. (In the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that Icee Hot is run in part by XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo.) However, Lando's temporary silence will soon come to an end; last month, it was announced that he would be launching a new label, Myth Music, in tandem with fellow Berlin expat Baron Castle. Lando will be at the helm of the young imprint's first release, the I Can See It in You EP, which drops next week, so we figured now would be a good time to have him put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Gerd Janson
Gerd Janson is often referred to as a "DJ's DJ," but that term doesn't really do the man justice. Perhaps there was a time where the Running Back label founder, who many people still recognize as "that guy from all the Red Bull Music Academy interviews," was regarded as some sort of underappreciated DJ commodity, but over the past few years, he's transcended that notion, in the process becoming one of the most respected DJs on the planet. Janson has long been celebrated for his residency at Frankfurt's famed Robert Johnson club, but he's also been added to the stable at Berghain/Panorama Bar and Trouw; it seems that all of Europe's best clubs are after his services. (It also hasn't hurt Janson's cause that he's one half of Tuff City Kids, a collaborative undertaking with Lauer that has become increasingly active over the past year or two, particularly on the remix front.) Admittedly, the US hasn't completely caught on to Janson's talents, but even that seems poised to change, as he'll be kicking off a quick r
(xlr8r podcasts)


Roman Flgel
At this point, it's almost easier to talk about what Roman Flgel hasn't done than it is to list his various projects and accomplishments from the past two decades. The veteran German producer has dabbled in house, techno, electro, ambient, IDM, and more over the course of his career, working both as a solo artist (using his own name and a myriad of aliases) and in tandem with others in a number of collaborative projects. He's also had a hand in running a triumvirate of Frankfurt labels that includes Playhouse, Klang Elektronik, and Ongaku Musik. Still, despite all of this experience, it was only in 2011 that Flgel released a proper debut full-length, Fatty Folders, and he's recently followed that up with a second album, Happiness Is Happening. In the midst of that, not to mention preparing for a North American tour that kicks off this week, Flgel somehow found the time to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Lando
Lando (a.k.a. Antaeus Roy) is an artist we've kept tabs on for quite some time, from his earliest output as a producer in San Francisco, to his time in New York, to his eventual landing in Berlin, where he's been installed for the past few years. Over that time, he's amassed an impressive discography, releasing music on labels like Numbers, Rush Hour, and Hotflush, but he's actually been rather quiet as of late, his most recent record coming via Icee Hot in late 2012. (In the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that Icee Hot is run in part by XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo.) However, Lando's temporary silence will soon come to an end; last month, it was announced that he would be launching a new label, Myth Music, in tandem with fellow Berlin expat Baron Castle. Lando will be at the helm of the young imprint's first release, the I Can See It in You EP, which drops next week, so we figured now would be a good time to have him put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pangaea
Pangaea (a.k.a. Kevin McAuley) is something of a mystery. On the one hand, he's one third of the braintrust behind Hessle Audio, a label that's widely recognized as one of the most innovative and respected imprints in electronic music. On the other, he's someone who seemingly prefers to operate in the background, often allowing his partners Ben UFO and Pearson Sound to do the talking and soak up the accolades. As such, Pangaea's talents and body of work can sometimes be overlooked, despite the fact that he's been responsible for a steady stream of quality tracks over the past seven years. In 2013, Pangaea did step out on his own a little more assertively, setting up the Hadal label as an outpost for his dark, increasingly techno-oriented creations. Pob, his excellent and most recent Hadal 12" from earlier in the year, stoked our desire to hear a more substantial dose of McAuley's individual artistic outlook, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Roman Flgel
At this point, it's almost easier to talk about what Roman Flgel hasn't done than it is to list his various projects and accomplishments from the past two decades. The veteran German producer has dabbled in house, techno, electro, ambient, IDM, and more over the course of his career, working both as a solo artist (using his own name and a myriad of aliases) and in tandem with others in a number of collaborative projects. He's also had a hand in running a triumvirate of Frankfurt labels that includes Playhouse, Klang Elektronik, and Ongaku Musik. Still, despite all of this experience, it was only in 2011 that Flgel released a proper debut full-length, Fatty Folders, and he's recently followed that up with a second album, Happiness Is Happening. In the midst of that, not to mention preparing for a North American tour that kicks off this week, Flgel somehow found the time to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pional
The rise of Pional (a.k.a. Miguel Barros) has been a gradual one over the past few years, but 2014 feels like the year in which the Madrid producer has properly stepped into the spotlight. He's long been associated with John Talabot and his Hivern Discs label, and though Barros has been issuing solo work since 2010, including efforts for both Hivern and Permanent Vacation, he was for a long time best known as the "other guy" in Talabot's live show and the man behind the poppy vocal hook on "Destiny." That began to change in late 2013, when Barros signed on with Young Turks to issue the Invisible/Amenaza EP. Combined with an increased presence on the DJ circuit as a solo artist, the record garnered Pional plenty of new attention, and his latest effort, an official release of the hotly tipped "It's All Over" (one of the star tracks from Talabot's stellar DJ-Kicks mix album), is arguably even bigger. As such, we felt the time was right to ask Barros to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pangaea
Pangaea (a.k.a. Kevin McAuley) is something of a mystery. On the one hand, he's one third of the braintrust behind Hessle Audio, a label that's widely recognized as one of the most innovative and respected imprints in electronic music. On the other, he's someone who seemingly prefers to operate in the background, often allowing his partners Ben UFO and Pearson Sound to do the talking and soak up the accolades. As such, Pangaea's talents and body of work can sometimes be overlooked, despite the fact that he's been responsible for a steady stream of quality tracks over the past seven years. In 2013, Pangaea did step out on his own a little more assertively, setting up the Hadal label as an outpost for his dark, increasingly techno-oriented creations. Pob, his excellent and most recent Hadal 12" from earlier in the year, stoked our desire to hear a more substantial dose of McAuley's individual artistic outlook, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Simian Mobile Disco
Simian Mobile Disco is a project that has gone through several stylistic iterations since the UK duo first debuted in the mid '00s, and its music admirably continues to evolve. After reaching an unexpected high-water mark with the melodic techno of 2012's Unpatterns, James Ford and Jas Shaw have reset the template once again on Whorl, the pair's latest album. Recorded during an extended jam session in the California desert, the freshly released LP finds the duo going deeper than ever before. Later this week, Ford and Shaw will begin taking Whorl on tour around North America, and they'll be following that up with a 12-week residency at London's XOYO. Amidst all of this, we somehow convinced the veteran outfit to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Simian Mobile Disco
Simian Mobile Disco is a project that has gone through several stylistic iterations since the UK duo first debuted in the mid '00s, and its music admirably continues to evolve. After reaching an unexpected high-water mark with the melodic techno of 2012's Unpatterns, James Ford and Jas Shaw have reset the template once again on Whorl, the pair's latest album. Recorded during an extended jam session in the California desert, the freshly released LP finds the duo going deeper than ever before. Later this week, Ford and Shaw will begin taking Whorl on tour around North America, and they'll be following that up with a 12-week residency at London's XOYO. Amidst all of this, we somehow convinced the veteran outfit to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pional
The rise of Pional (a.k.a. Miguel Barros) has been a gradual one over the past few years, but 2014 feels like the year in which the Madrid producer has properly stepped into the spotlight. He's long been associated with John Talabot and his Hivern Discs label, and though Barros has been issuing solo work since 2010, including efforts for both Hivern and Permanent Vacation, he was for a long time best known as the "other guy" in Talabot's live show and the man behind the poppy vocal hook on "Destiny." That began to change in late 2013, when Barros signed on with Young Turks to issue the Invisible/Amenaza EP. Combined with an increased presence on the DJ circuit as a solo artist, the record garnered Pional plenty of new attention, and his latest effort, an official release of the hotly tipped "It's All Over" (one of the star tracks from Talabot's stellar DJ-Kicks mix album), is arguably even bigger. As such, we felt the time was right to ask Barros to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Danny Daze
Danny Daze (a.k.a. Daniel Gomez) has been releasing records since the late '00s, but during the past year, the Miami producer has taken his craft to another level. Recent months have seen him release music via Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic label and Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio imprint, and just last week, Gomez officially joined the esteemed ranks of Kompakt, serving up the label's latest Speicher 12". Simply put, Danny Daze has been busy, especially considering that he's frequently DJing around the globe and also has a new label of his own in the works. Given that, we weren't sure if he'd be able to contribute to the XLR8R podcast series, but he somehow found the time to assemble this exclusive mix. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Ital
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about former punk and hardcore figures moving into house and techno, but few of these artists' efforts feel as spiritually "punk" as the music being created by Ital (a.k.a. Daniel Martin-McCormick). Previously a member of experimental-leaning (and ostensibly punk/hardcore) outfits like Black Eyes and Mi Ami, and also the creative force behind the abrasive Sex Worker project, Martin-McCormick introduced Ital in 2011, and has spent the last few years turning out leftfield takes on dance music, primarily via labels such as 100% Silk, Workshop, Planet Mu, and his own Lovers Rock imprint. (He's also worked collaboratively during this time, combining with Hieroglyphic Being as Interplanetary Prophets and with Aurora Halal as Ital & Halal.) Next week, the Brooklyn-based producer will be issuing his third album as Ital, Endgame, via Planet Mu, and he'll be following up its release by performing a few days later at the inaugural edition of Sustain-Release, a bo
(xlr8r podcasts)


Danny Daze
Danny Daze (a.k.a. Daniel Gomez) has been releasing records since the late '00s, but during the past year, the Miami producer has taken his craft to another level. Recent months have seen him release music via Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic label and Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio imprint, and just last week, Gomez officially joined the esteemed ranks of Kompakt, serving up the label's latest Speicher 12". Simply put, Danny Daze has been busy, especially considering that he's frequently DJing around the globe and also has a new label of his own in the works. Given that, we weren't sure if he'd be able to contribute to the XLR8R podcast series, but he somehow found the time to assemble this exclusive mix. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Basement Jaxx
Quiet isn't a word that many people would use to describe Basement Jaxx, but in recent years, the lively UK duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe has maintained a relatively low profile. Still, even though the outfit responsible for international smash hits like "Where's Your Head At?" and "Red Alert" may have stepped out of the spotlight a bit, the pair hasn't exactly mellowed with age. This week, Basement Jaxx is releasing its seventh studio album, Junto; as expected, it's a madcap, genre-hopping effort that finds Buxton and Ratcliffe delivering another batch of shuffling house rhythms, soulful vocal turns, and oddball pop experiments. That being said, as inventive as Basement Jaxx's productions have been over the years, the duo first made its name in the DJ booth. (Basement Jaxx was actually the name of the pair's mid-'90s club night; it was followed by another party called Rooty, whose name was later used as the title of the group's second LP.) Curious to see if the boys' DJ chops were intact, we invite
(xlr8r podcasts)


Ital
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about former punk and hardcore figures moving into house and techno, but few of these artists' efforts feel as spiritually "punk" as the music being created by Ital (a.k.a. Daniel Martin-McCormick). Previously a member of experimental-leaning (and ostensibly punk/hardcore) outfits like Black Eyes and Mi Ami, and also the creative force behind the abrasive Sex Worker project, Martin-McCormick introduced Ital in 2011, and has spent the last few years turning out leftfield takes on dance music, primarily via labels such as 100% Silk, Workshop, Planet Mu, and his own Lovers Rock imprint. (He's also worked collaboratively during this time, combining with Hieroglyphic Being as Interplanetary Prophets and with Aurora Halal as Ital & Halal.) Next week, the Brooklyn-based producer will be issuing his third album as Ital, Endgame, via Planet Mu, and he'll be following up its release by performing a few days later at the inaugural edition of Sustain-Release, a bo
(xlr8r podcasts)


Maxmillion Dunbar
Maxmillion Dunbar (a.k.a. Andrew Field-Pickering) wears a lot of hats. Aside from his primary production moniker, he also releases tracks as Dolo Percussion and Max D, and serves as one half of both Beautiful Swimmers (with Ari Goldman) and Zsa Gang (with Jordan Czamanski of Juju & Jordash). On top of that, the Washington, DC-based artist heads up the Future Times imprint, which has spent the past few years becoming one of the most intriguing dance labels in the US. Though he's perhaps best known for his talents both selecting and producing left-of-center house and disco, Dunbar is someone whose musical scope goes well beyond dance music standards. Anxious to see his expansive vision in action once again, we've tapped Dunbar for the latest edition of the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Basement Jaxx
Quiet isn't a word that many people would use to describe Basement Jaxx, but in recent years, the lively UK duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe has maintained a relatively low profile. Still, even though the outfit responsible for international smash hits like "Where's Your Head At?" and "Red Alert" may have stepped out of the spotlight a bit, the pair hasn't exactly mellowed with age. This week, Basement Jaxx is releasing its seventh studio album, Junto; as expected, it's a madcap, genre-hopping effort that finds Buxton and Ratcliffe delivering another batch of shuffling house rhythms, soulful vocal turns, and oddball pop experiments. That being said, as inventive as Basement Jaxx's productions have been over the years, the duo first made its name in the DJ booth. (Basement Jaxx was actually the name of the pair's mid-'90s club night; it was followed by another party called Rooty, whose name was later used as the title of the group's second LP.) Curious to see if the boys' DJ chops were intact, we invite
(xlr8r podcasts)


Maxmillion Dunbar
Maxmillion Dunbar (a.k.a. Andrew Field-Pickering) wears a lot of hats. Aside from his primary production moniker, he also releases tracks as Dolo Percussion and Max D, and serves as one half of both Beautiful Swimmers (with Ari Goldman) and Zsa Gang (with Jordan Czamanski of Juju & Jordash). On top of that, the Washington, DC-based artist heads up the Future Times imprint, which has spent the past few years becoming one of the most intriguing dance labels in the US. Though he's perhaps best known for his talents both selecting and producing left-of-center house and disco, Dunbar is someone whose musical scope goes well beyond dance music standards. Anxious to see his expansive vision in action once again, we've tapped Dunbar for the latest edition of the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mu-Ziq
At this point, simply referring to Mike Paradinas as an influential figure feels like a severe understatement. For the past two decades, the man has worked tirelessly to push electronic music forward, both as an artist"recording primarily as Mu-Ziq, amongst a litany of other monikers"and as the head of the groundbreaking Planet Mu imprint, which has become one of the leading outposts for experimental and left-of-center electronic sounds. Incredibly prolific and never beholden to any particular style, Paradinas has amassed quite the body of work over the years, and is adding a new EP, Rediffusion, to his discography this week. To mark the occasion, we asked the veteran producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, without knowing exactly what he might deliver. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Randomer
Randomer (a.k.a. Rohan Walder) isn't a new artist, but it does feel like the London-based producer is hitting his stride as of late. First surfacing amongst the post-dubstep flurry of the late '00s, he's released tunes for a variety of labels over the years, including Soul Jazz, Tru Thoughts, Numbers, Hemlock, and Turbo. And though his name has long been associated with tough rhythms and inventive percussion, Randomer's sound has gradually drifted toward techno, eventually settling on an aesthetic that infuses raw, warehouse-ready sounds with a distinctly UK flavor. Just this month, he's been on a real hot streak, as his Residents 12" for L.I.E.S. was the label's 50th release (and first from a UK artist), and was quickly followed by Stupid Things I Do, his debut for the similarly esteemed Clone Basement Series. Suddenly, Randomer appears to be at the peak of his powers, so it's rather fortunate that he's also been working on an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mu-Ziq
At this point, simply referring to Mike Paradinas as an influential figure feels like a severe understatement. For the past two decades, the man has worked tirelessly to push electronic music forward, both as an artist"recording primarily as Mu-Ziq, amongst a litany of other monikers"and as the head of the groundbreaking Planet Mu imprint, which has become one of the leading outposts for experimental and left-of-center electronic sounds. Incredibly prolific and never beholden to any particular style, Paradinas has amassed quite the body of work over the years, and is adding a new EP, Rediffusion, to his discography this week. To mark the occasion, we asked the veteran producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, without knowing exactly what he might deliver. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Appleblim
Appleblim (a.k.a. Laurie Osborne) is an interesting figure. In the mid '00s, the Bristol producer was best known as one of the co-founders of Skull Disco, the pioneering label he operated alongside Shackleton. However, following the imprint's demise in 2008, he's taken a varied path, starting up his own Apple Pips label and initially releasing a flurry of collaborative singles in 2009 and 2010 before temporarily going quiet on the production front. As Osborne detailed in our interview with him last summer, making music doesn't come easily for him, but he's gradually learning to accept his role as an electronic musician. 2013 saw the release of his first fully solo 12", along with several joint efforts with fellow Bristolian Komon. The two producers have hit something of a groove, as this week saw the release of the pair's latest effort (and second this year), the Motion Blur EP, which is being issued via Aus Music. Given this burst of energy, it seems safe to say that Appleblim is back into the swing of thing
(xlr8r podcasts)


Appleblim
Appleblim (a.k.a. Laurie Osborne) is an interesting figure. In the mid '00s, the Bristol producer was best known as one of the co-founders of Skull Disco, the pioneering label he operated alongside Shackleton. However, following the imprint's demise in 2008, he's taken a varied path, starting up his own Apple Pips label and initially releasing a flurry of collaborative singles in 2009 and 2010 before temporarily going quiet on the production front. As Osborne detailed in our interview with him last summer, making music doesn't come easily for him, but he's gradually learning to accept his role as an electronic musician. 2013 saw the release of his first fully solo 12", along with several joint efforts with fellow Bristolian Komon. The two producers have hit something of a groove, as this week saw the release of the pair's latest effort (and second this year), the Motion Blur EP, which is being issued via Aus Music. Given this burst of energy, it seems safe to say that Appleblim is back into the swing of thing
(xlr8r podcasts)


Randomer
Randomer (a.k.a. Rohan Walder) isn't a new artist, but it does feel like the London-based producer is hitting his stride as of late. First surfacing amongst the post-dubstep flurry of the late '00s, he's released tunes for a variety of labels over the years, including Soul Jazz, Tru Thoughts, Numbers, Hemlock, and Turbo. And though his name has long been associated with tough rhythms and inventive percussion, Randomer's sound has gradually drifted toward techno, eventually settling on an aesthetic that infuses raw, warehouse-ready sounds with a distinctly UK flavor. Just this month, he's been on a real hot streak, as his Residents 12" for L.I.E.S. was the label's 50th release (and first from a UK artist), and was quickly followed by Stupid Things I Do, his debut for the similarly esteemed Clone Basement Series. Suddenly, Randomer appears to be at the peak of his powers, so it's rather fortunate that he's also been working on an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pixelord
Nearly two years have passed since XLR8R published an extensive feature digging into the country's rapidly expanding electronic music scene. Since then, this growth has only intensified, and Russia's leading producers continue to knock on the door of more widespread recognition. Although the enormous nation is home to a countless number of talented producers, when it comes to beats and bass, there's little question that Pixelord (a.k.a. Alexey Devyanin) sits at the top of the list. He's previously released music via Leisure System, Error Broadcast, Car Crash Set, and Civil Music, and his stewardship of the Hyperboloid label has made the imprint into an essential hub for forward Russian sounds. On July 28, Pixelord's latest EP, Polygon Fane, will be issued via Infinite Machine, so the time felt right to invite Devyanin to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Fracture
After nearly a decade in dance music purgatory, drum & bass and jungle have gradually worked their way back into the spotlight. Throughout this process, few labels have proven more reliable than dBridge's Exit Records, and the imprint's latest offering, the Loving Touch EP, comes from Fracture (a.k.a. Charlie Fieber), a veteran UK producer who also heads up a quality imprint of his own, Astrophonica, with partner and frequent collaborator Neptune. On the record's title track, Fracture flips Ralphi Rosario's and Xavier Gold's house classic "You Used to Hold Me" into a hyperkinetic piece of drum & bass, while the remainder of the EP finds him working bits of footwork, grime, hip-hop, and dubstep into a jungle template. On a basic level, this sort of hybridization and creativity is at least partially responsible for the revitalization of drum & bass, and hearing these tunes left us curious about how the approach would work in an elongated format. As such, we invited Fracture to put together an exclus
(xlr8r podcasts)


Pixelord
Nearly two years have passed since XLR8R published an extensive feature digging into the country's rapidly expanding electronic music scene. Since then, this growth has only intensified, and Russia's leading producers continue to knock on the door of more widespread recognition. Although the enormous nation is home to a countless number of talented producers, when it comes to beats and bass, there's little question that Pixelord (a.k.a. Alexey Devyanin) sits at the top of the list. He's previously released music via Leisure System, Error Broadcast, Car Crash Set, and Civil Music, and his stewardship of the Hyperboloid label has made the imprint into an essential hub for forward Russian sounds. On July 28, Pixelord's latest EP, Polygon Fane, will be issued via Infinite Machine, so the time felt right to invite Devyanin to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Submerse
Back in 2011, we profiled Submerse (a.k.a. Rob Orme) in one of our Bubblin' features (the series is now called Bubblin' Up), and our write-up described his music as "something like Play-era Moby making 2-step." In the years that have followed, we've kept tabs on the UK producer, charting his musical evolution as he temporarily relocated to Japan"he's now back in London"and gradually moved away from the garage and bassline tendencies of his early output. That said, we certainly weren't prepared for the hazy, hip-hop-leaning sounds that populate his forthcoming debut full-length, Slow Waves. Scheduled for release on July 28 via the Project: Mooncircle label, the album hews closer to the sun-kissed sounds of the West Coast beat scene than the neon skylines of Tokyo or the cloudy horizons of the UK, and it's undoubtedly the most accomplished thing Submerse has produced to date. As such, we felt the time was right to give the man some room to operate, and invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R
(xlr8r podcasts)


The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Maya Jane Coles, Joy Orbison, Mister Saturday Night, and More
Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know"and love"that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. read more
(xlr8r news)


Willie Burns
Despite his notably low-key persona, William T. Burnett isn't someone who keeps quiet when it comes to making music. The Texas-born, Brooklyn-based producer initially established himself in the early-'00s NYC club scene under the name Speculator, and later began releasing records with a different alias, Grackle, via Legowelt's Strange Life Records. However, it was the introduction of a new, house-focused moniker, Willie Burns, that really seemed to light a fire under Burnett. Since the first Willie Burns record appeared in 2011, he's kept up a blistering pace, adding new aliases (Black Deer, Phobian) while issuing tracks via labels like L.I.E.S., Crme Organization, The Trilogy Tapes, and Not Not Fun. Burnett also heads up his own label, W.T. Records, works at famed Brooklyn record depot The Thing, and holds down a weekly show at Newtown Radio. As if that wasn't enough, he's also managed to maintain an avid passion for collaboration, partnering with the likes of Eliot Lipp (as Galaxy Toobin'), Legowelt (as Sma
(xlr8r podcasts)


Submerse
Back in 2011, we profiled Submerse (a.k.a. Rob Orme) in one of our Bubblin' features (the series is now called Bubblin' Up), and our write-up described his music as "something like Play-era Moby making 2-step." In the years that have followed, we've kept tabs on the UK producer, charting his musical evolution as he temporarily relocated to Japan"he's now back in London"and gradually moved away from the garage and bassline tendencies of his early output. That said, we certainly weren't prepared for the hazy, hip-hop-leaning sounds that populate his forthcoming debut full-length, Slow Waves. Scheduled for release on July 28 via the Project: Mooncircle label, the album hews closer to the sun-kissed sounds of the West Coast beat scene than the neon skylines of Tokyo or the cloudy horizons of the UK, and it's undoubtedly the most accomplished thing Submerse has produced to date. As such, we felt the time was right to give the man some room to operate, and invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R
(xlr8r podcasts)


Fracture
After nearly a decade in dance music purgatory, drum & bass and jungle have gradually worked their way back into the spotlight. Throughout this process, few labels have proven more reliable than dBridge's Exit Records, and the imprint's latest offering, the Loving Touch EP, comes from Fracture (a.k.a. Charlie Fieber), a veteran UK producer who also heads up a quality imprint of his own, Astrophonica, with partner and frequent collaborator Neptune. On the record's title track, Fracture flips Ralphi Rosario's and Xavier Gold's house classic "You Used to Hold Me" into a hyperkinetic piece of drum & bass, while the remainder of the EP finds him working bits of footwork, grime, hip-hop, and dubstep into a jungle template. On a basic level, this sort of hybridization and creativity is at least partially responsible for the revitalization of drum & bass, and hearing these tunes left us curious about how the approach would work in an elongated format. As such, we invited Fracture to put together an exclus
(xlr8r podcasts)


Watch Ben UFO's RBMA Lecture
Recorded during the recent Tokyo edition of Red Bull Music Academy, a 90-minute interview/lecture with Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO has surfaced. read more
(xlr8r news)


Jokers of the Scene
Jokers of the Scene isn't a new outfit"the Toronto pair has been remixing and releasing records since 2006"but until recently, the duo of Linus Booth and Chris Macintyre hadn't truly managed to distinguish itself. Despite the group's varied output, Jokers of the Scene often felt inextricably tied to the late-'00s bloghouse circuit, most likely due to the project's long-standing affiliation with the Fool's Gold imprint. As such, we were pleasantly surprised when the duo offered up End Scene, its first full-length, a few weeks back. The album, released by Throne of Kanada (a joint effort between the Throne of Blood and New Kanada labels) finds the JOTS boys significantly widening their musical palette, as the LP includes sophisticated nods toward classic house and techno, ambient music, and even some '80s pop. At its core, End Scene is a remarkably sophisticated listen, and one that gave us confidence that Booth and Macintyre were more than capable of putting together a quality mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mijo "Valet Parking"
Hailing from Mexico City, prolific producer Alec Sander (who has in the past operated under the names La Royale, Yesco, and Moon Runner) will deliver the next record for Sanfuentes"the eponymous label of LA-based Cmeme affiliate Vicente Sanfuentes"under his Mijo alias. Due out on December 8, Mijo's Economic EP is said to embody the Mexican club music ethos of "less is more," offering four tracks of stripped-back techno with "no gimmicks, no flash." A fine example of such is EP cut "Valet Parking," which sees Mijo crafting an efficient but energetic production that laces its lively drum-machine stomp with playful bits of upfront synth tones and, of course, plenty of percussive odds and ends. Ahead of its release next month, Mijo's forthcoming Economic EP can be previewed after the jump. read more
(xlr8r news)


Willie Burns
Despite his notably low-key persona, William T. Burnett isn't someone who keeps quiet when it comes to making music. The Texas-born, Brooklyn-based producer initially established himself in the early-'00s NYC club scene under the name Speculator, and later began releasing records with a different alias, Grackle, via Legowelt's Strange Life Records. However, it was the introduction of a new, house-focused moniker, Willie Burns, that really seemed to light a fire under Burnett. Since the first Willie Burns record appeared in 2011, he's kept up a blistering pace, adding new aliases (Black Deer, Phobian) while issuing tracks via labels like L.I.E.S., Crme Organization, The Trilogy Tapes, and Not Not Fun. Burnett also heads up his own label, W.T. Records, works at famed Brooklyn record depot The Thing, and holds down a weekly show at Newtown Radio. As if that wasn't enough, he's also managed to maintain an avid passion for collaboration, partnering with the likes of Eliot Lipp (as Galaxy Toobin'), Legowelt (as Sma
(xlr8r podcasts)


Karizma
Even though he's been releasing records for nearly two decades (and DJing for more than three), it still feels like Karizma (a.k.a. Chris Clayton) is something of a mystery. Operating out of his home base in Baltimore, the well-respected artist"who is also known as Kaytronik and simply K2"has dabbled in a variety of sounds over the years, including excursions into jazz, hip-hop, and broken beat, but it's Clayton's hypnotically soulful, drum-laden house constructions that have truly defined his catalog. Suitable for a big room, but scuzzy enough for a basement, Karizma's tunes cut across the electronic spectrum, and sound especially potent in his own hands, as his prowess in the DJ booth"especially with a pair of CDJs"has become legendary. Next month, he'll be releasing his latest offering, the Beats & Bobs Vol. 1 EP, via longtime label home R2 Records; ahead of that, he's also put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Karizma
Even though he's been releasing records for nearly two decades (and DJing for more than three), it still feels like Karizma (a.k.a. Chris Clayton) is something of a mystery. Operating out of his home base in Baltimore, the well-respected artist"who is also known as Kaytronik and simply K2"has dabbled in a variety of sounds over the years, including excursions into jazz, hip-hop, and broken beat, but it's Clayton's hypnotically soulful, drum-laden house constructions that have truly defined his catalog. Suitable for a big room, but scuzzy enough for a basement, Karizma's tunes cut across the electronic spectrum, and sound especially potent in his own hands, as his prowess in the DJ booth"especially with a pair of CDJs"has become legendary. Next month, he'll be releasing his latest offering, the Beats & Bobs Vol. 1 EP, via longtime label home R2 Records; ahead of that, he's also put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Herbert Announces Upcoming 'Part 8' EP, Shares New Track
Veteran electronic producer Matthew Herbert is set to continue his streak of EPs under his more house-minded alias, Herbert, announcing plans to issue the Part 8 installment next month. read more
(xlr8r news)


Funkineven
Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality"they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true"and far more interesting"that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. Thr
(xlr8r podcasts)


Jokers of the Scene
Jokers of the Scene isn't a new outfit"the Toronto pair has been remixing and releasing records since 2006"but until recently, the duo of Linus Booth and Chris Macintyre hadn't truly managed to distinguish itself. Despite the group's varied output, Jokers of the Scene often felt inextricably tied to the late-'00s bloghouse circuit, most likely due to the project's long-standing affiliation with the Fool's Gold imprint. As such, we were pleasantly surprised when the duo offered up End Scene, its first full-length, a few weeks back. The album, released by Throne of Kanada (a joint effort between the Throne of Blood and New Kanada labels) finds the JOTS boys significantly widening their musical palette, as the LP includes sophisticated nods toward classic house and techno, ambient music, and even some '80s pop. At its core, End Scene is a remarkably sophisticated listen, and one that gave us confidence that Booth and Macintyre were more than capable of putting together a quality mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Matrixxman
A lot of the chatter surrounding Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff) tends to focus on what he's done in the past, but in all honestly, the San Francisco producer's recent track record has us a lot more excited about his present and future output. Over the past year or so, Matrixxman has released one quality record after another, issuing house and techno tunes (both solo and collaborative) for the likes of Fifth Wall, Unknown to the Unknown, Classicworks, Deft, and Soo Wavey, the label he runs in tandem with frequent production partner Vin Sol. (The pair's white-label reworks of Sade have also caused quite a stir.) Next week, he'll be making his first appearance on Ghostly's Spectral Sound imprint, which will be presenting his new Amulet EP. To mark the occasion, we've enlisted him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Helena Hauff and F#X to Release New 12" as Black Sites via PAN ; Hear a Track Now
Originally expected to arrive much earlier this year, PAN has revealed that a new collaborative 12" from Helena Hauff (pictured above) and fellow Golden Pudel resident F#X"who together operate under the name Black Sites"will see its release next month. read more
(xlr8r news)


Funkineven
Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality"they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true"and far more interesting"that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. Thr
(xlr8r podcasts)


Call Super
In some ways, the story of Call Super (a.k.a. Joe Seaton) isn't particularly unique. Raised in the UK and now based in Berlin, he admitted in our Bubblin' Up profile last year that his background doesn't really set him apart from many of his peers. However, when one listens to his output, especially the records Seaton has offered up since he settled in with the Houndstooth camp, it's clear that Call Super isn't the average techno producer. Calling his music difficult would be a stretch, but it's undoubtedly challenging, even when it's focused on the dancefloor. His latest 12", "Depicta" b/w "Acephale II," which dropped just yesterday, was delivered with remarkably little fanfare and even less explanation, yet it's full of robust, propulsive rhythms. At the same time, its tunes are marked by ominous atmospherics, ghostly melodies, and crunchy percussive elements; essentially, the tracks exemplify how the Call Super sound is nuanced, complex, and designed to reward those listeners who are willing to sit back an
(xlr8r podcasts)


Matrixxman
A lot of the chatter surrounding Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff) tends to focus on what he's done in the past, but in all honestly, the San Francisco producer's recent track record has us a lot more excited about his present and future output. Over the past year or so, Matrixxman has released one quality record after another, issuing house and techno tunes (both solo and collaborative) for the likes of Fifth Wall, Unknown to the Unknown, Classicworks, Deft, and Soo Wavey, the label he runs in tandem with frequent production partner Vin Sol. (The pair's white-label reworks of Sade have also caused quite a stir.) Next week, he'll be making his first appearance on Ghostly's Spectral Sound imprint, which will be presenting his new Amulet EP. To mark the occasion, we've enlisted him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


JTC's EM15 Mix
Looking back through the history of XLR8R, it's hard to believe that Tadd Mullinix was never commissioned to put together a mix for our podcast series. It certainly wasn't for a lack of enthusiasm on our part; after all, the Michigan producer has been turning out high-quality electronic sounds for more than a decade, primarily as Dabrye and James T. Cotton (a.k.a. JTC). (For the record, he's also released music under his own name and has been involved with a number of excellent collaborative undertakings, including 2AMFM with D'Marc Cantu and TNT with Todd Osborn. Those looking for a more complete rundown of Mullinix's history should definitely take a look at this feature we did last year.) This week, Mullinix will be heading north of the border for EM15; the six-day event is something of a new conception, as it combines two long-running Montreal festivals, MUTEK"which is celebrating its 15th anniversary"and Elektra. With Mullinix slated to perform on Saturday afternoon as JTC, the project with which he's bee
(xlr8r podcasts)


Hear Photonz's Upcoming 12" for Unknown to Unknown with a Remix from Palms Trax
DJ Haus' Unknown to the Unknown label is set to keep its release schedule going at full speed into the end of the year, with plans to issue a new 12" from London-via-Lisbon producer Photonz next month, backed with a remix from Berlin transplant Palms Trax. read more
(xlr8r news)


Machines in Heaven "Hindu Milk (Debukas Remix)"
Earlier this month, Glasgow trio Machines in Heaven dropped the Hindu Milk EP (artwork above), a five-track effort which explored a number of (mostly instrumental) electronic and pop hybrids. To coincide with the release, Machines in Heaven has tapped fellow Glaswegian talent Debukas to remix the EP's title track, the results of which are featured here. A wistful, M83-esque affair, Debukas reshapes "Hindu Milk" into a more club-appropriate outing, placing a thick bassline beneath the array of warm chords and sprightly melodic content which Debukas repurposes from Machines in Heaven's original track. Debukas' rework can be grabbed below, while a full stream of Machines in Heaven's Hindu Milk EP can be found after the jump. read more
(xlr8r news)


JTC's EM15 Mix
Looking back through the history of XLR8R, it's hard to believe that Tadd Mullinix was never commissioned to put together a mix for our podcast series. It certainly wasn't for a lack of enthusiasm on our part; after all, the Michigan producer has been turning out high-quality electronic sounds for more than a decade, primarily as Dabrye and James T. Cotton (a.k.a. JTC). (For the record, he's also released music under his own name and has been involved with a number of excellent collaborative undertakings, including 2AMFM with D'Marc Cantu and TNT with Todd Osborn. Those looking for a more complete rundown of Mullinix's history should definitely take a look at this feature we did last year.) This week, Mullinix will be heading north of the border for EM15; the six-day event is something of a new conception, as it combines two long-running Montreal festivals, MUTEK"which is celebrating its 15th anniversary"and Elektra. With Mullinix slated to perform on Saturday afternoon as JTC, the project with which he's bee
(xlr8r podcasts)


Get Familiar: thePeople
In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things"both new and old"that we've been digging lately, we recently launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention. For all intents and purposes, thePeople is a house music party"one that focuses on tracks rooted in African and Latin rhythms as well as the more soulful and jazz-informed ends of the genre. Helmed by a DJ collective of sorts, thePeople is centered around a monthly event that began in Oakland, California in the fall of 2007, and in its current form, takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month at The New Parish. "When we started, you could not build bi
(xlr8r news)


Lowcommittee "1943"
The addition of Brice Dreessen (a.k.a. Lowcommittee) to Belguim's Vlek label seems fated to be a good fit. A hometown producer who has made a name for himself across two intriguing cassette releases for his own Varech label, the Belgian talent is set join the adventurous label's fold next month with Race at Neon Club. read more
(xlr8r news)


COMING SOON: Poker Flat Recordings Best Of 2014
Another year has passed and it seems like time went by faster than ever in 2014 with a string of quality releases, the 15th anniversary of the label and a bunch of Poker Flat events taking place in different venues all over Europe filling our schedule. Looking back on this busy year we're about to launch the new compilation album "Poker Flat Recordings Best Of 2014" as our final release of the year in mid-December which will feature a selection of ten tracks best reflecting the musical mayhem of the past twelve months. Listen read more
(Pokerflat Recordings)


Call Super
In some ways, the story of Call Super (a.k.a. Joe Seaton) isn't particularly unique. Raised in the UK and now based in Berlin, he admitted in our Bubblin' Up profile last year that his background doesn't really set him apart from many of his peers. However, when one listens to his output, especially the records Seaton has offered up since he settled in with the Houndstooth camp, it's clear that Call Super isn't the average techno producer. Calling his music difficult would be a stretch, but it's undoubtedly challenging, even when it's focused on the dancefloor. His latest 12", "Depicta" b/w "Acephale II," which dropped just yesterday, was delivered with remarkably little fanfare and even less explanation, yet it's full of robust, propulsive rhythms. At the same time, its tunes are marked by ominous atmospherics, ghostly melodies, and crunchy percussive elements; essentially, the tracks exemplify how the Call Super sound is nuanced, complex, and designed to reward those listeners who are willing to sit back an
(xlr8r podcasts)


DIVA
Back in January of 2013, XLR8R was rather worked up about Paris Stabbing EP, the three-track debut EP from DIVA, a producer whose true identity was shrouded in mystery. Having been assured that more music was in the pipeline, we even tabbed DIVA as one of that year's Artists to Watch, but our excitement was initially met with, well, nothing, as the then-anonymous beatmaker remained silent for an entire year. However, when DIVA finally did speak up again, what he had to say was fairly significant, as he not only announced the launch of a new label, Obsession, but also revealed himself as Canadian producer Matt Didemus, better known as one half of Junior Boys. His young imprint officially began its run last month, dropping a four-track compilation EP that is still streaming here, and more releases are on the way. Ahead of their arrival, we thought now would be a good time to get a larger look at Didemus' current musical headspace, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Kid Smpl
Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) isn't a particularly outspoken artist. The low-key Seattle producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) maintains a relatively modest profile, quietly issuing music from his perch in the Pacific Northwest. Though his arrangements are often rather sparse, Butler's work has always been something of a hybrid effort, combining elements of instrumental hip-hop and R&B with leftfield bass explorations and pastoral melodies. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mijo "Valet Parking"
Hailing from Mexico City, prolific producer Alec Sander (who has in the past operated under the names La Royale, Yesco, and Moon Runner) will deliver the next record for Sanfuentes"the eponymous label of LA-based Cmeme affiliate Vicente Sanfuentes"under his Mijo alias. Due out on December 8, Mijo's Economic EP is said to embody the Mexican club music ethos of "less is more," offering four tracks of stripped-back techno with "no gimmicks, no flash." A fine example of such is EP cut "Valet Parking," which sees Mijo crafting an efficient but energetic production that laces its lively drum-machine stomp with playful bits of upfront synth tones and, of course, plenty of percussive odds and ends. Ahead of its release next month, Mijo's forthcoming Economic EP can be previewed after the jump. read more
(xlr8r music)


Kid Smpl
Kid Smpl (a.k.a. Joey Butler) isn't a particularly outspoken artist. The low-key Seattle producer (and former Bubblin' Up subject) maintains a relatively modest profile, quietly issuing music from his perch in the Pacific Northwest. Though his arrangements are often rather sparse, Butler's work has always been something of a hybrid effort, combining elements of instrumental hip-hop and R&B with leftfield bass explorations and pastoral melodies. read more
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mister Saturday Night
Over the last five years, Mister Saturday Night has become something of a Brooklyn institution, a well-curated, well-organized party run by a couple of bonafide music lovers, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. Guided by an open-minded musical vision (albeit one that leans heavily toward, house, techno, and disco), a real reverence for the salad days of NYC nightlife, and a concrete idea of what a party should"and should not"be, the two DJs have steadily built a substantial following on the dancefloor. Moreover, the two have earned a real sense of respect from their peers, especially those who appreciate Mister Saturday Night's attention to detail and its founders' obvious passion for their craft. In 2012, Carter and Harkin expanded their efforts and launched their own label, Mister Saturday Night Records, kicking off its run with Anthony Naples' Mad Disrespect 12", which was widely hailed as one of the year's best records. Since then, the high-quality stream of music has continued unabated, as the young label ha
(xlr8r podcasts)


Mister Saturday Night
Over the last five years, Mister Saturday Night has become something of a Brooklyn institution, a well-curated, well-organized party run by a couple of bonafide music lovers, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. Guided by an open-minded musical vision (albeit one that leans heavily toward, house, techno, and disco), a real reverence for the salad days of NYC nightlife, and a concrete idea of what a party should"and should not"be, the two DJs have steadily built a substantial following on the dancefloor. Moreover, the two have earned a real sense of respect from their peers, especially those who appreciate Mister Saturday Night's attention to detail and its founders' obvious passion for their craft. In 2012, Carter and Harkin expanded their efforts and launched their own label, Mister Saturday Night Records, kicking off its run with Anthony Naples' Mad Disrespect 12", which was widely hailed as one of the year's best records. Since then, the high-quality stream of music has continued unabated, as the young label ha
(xlr8r podcasts)


DIVA
Back in January of 2013, XLR8R was rather worked up about Paris Stabbing EP, the three-track debut EP from DIVA, a producer whose true identity was shrouded in mystery. Having been assured that more music was in the pipeline, we even tabbed DIVA as one of that year's Artists to Watch, but our excitement was initially met with, well, nothing, as the then-anonymous beatmaker remained silent for an entire year. However, when DIVA finally did speak up again, what he had to say was fairly significant, as he not only announced the launch of a new label, Obsession, but also revealed himself as Canadian producer Matt Didemus, better known as one half of Junior Boys. His young imprint officially began its run last month, dropping a four-track compilation EP that is still streaming here, and more releases are on the way. Ahead of their arrival, we thought now would be a good time to get a larger look at Didemus' current musical headspace, so we invited him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series.
(xlr8r podcasts)


Steve Bug tours North America again
Constantly touring the world on an impressive schedule Steve Bug is crossing the oceans again in late November / early December for his final bunch of shows in North America in 2014. Five shows are listed, so make sure you don't miss out on them. Listen read more
(Pokerflat Recordings)


Self Promotion € C Mantle @Audacious Edinburgh - breakcore, hardcore, gabber
Free DL:https://soundcloud.com/c-mantle/audacious-15112014Tracklist:C Mantle Audacious Set 2014-11C Mantle - We Are (Stasis Records)C Mantle - Two (Unreleased)C Mantle - A Million Little Pieces (Stasis Records)C Mantle - Djaevn (Bandcamp)C Mantle - Consume; Conform: Obey (Spin Dynamics)Opine Ko$insky - The Last King of Scotland (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - The Last King of Scotland (Version) (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - All the Way In (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - Version (version) (Acre Recordings)C Mantle - Blackboard Jungle (Digital Distortions)C Mantle - Blindsight (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - Jamie vs Malcolm (Unreleased)C Mantle - Namjah Kureh (Bandcamp)Raw Village Hall - Thrush Strokes (C Mantle Remix) (Acre Recordings)C Mantle - Untitled (Unreleased)C Mantle - Rifter (Unreleased)C Mantle - Nore Bang (Unreleased)Statistics: Posted by hednod €” Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 pm
(c8.com)


New Items on Behavior Shop: SLOW DEATH |VRV | ESST
Related posts: New Items on Behavior Shop: ESST | Interface | VRV New Items on Behavior Shop: Interface Tour Out Now: Permanent Heartbreak | VRV.T001
(droidbehavior)


Lowcommittee "1943"
The addition of Brice Dreessen (a.k.a. Lowcommittee) to Belguim's Vlek label seems fated to be a good fit. A hometown producer who has made a name for himself across two intriguing cassette releases for his own Varech label, the Belgian talent is set join the adventurous label's fold next month with Race at Neon Club. read more
(xlr8r music)


Poker Flat Recordings Best Of 2014
Release date:  12/15/2014 2014 has been a vintage year for Poker Flat. Now celebrating its 15th birthday, Steve Bug's label has lost none of its verve, devotion, depth and magic. Cherry-picked from an array of stellar underground releases, each track on this compilation epitomises the dark, minimal, technically accomplished house that has made Poker Flat a byword for quality. read more
(Pokerflat Recordings)


Louville "Dawn 46"
The Sheffield-based Bad Taste imprint is in the midst of celebrating its fifth year as a label, and to mark the occasion have released a name-your-price compilation featuring tunes from Walter Ego, Timbah, Tony Quattro, and this clattering electronic affair from Louville. Spanning almost six minutes, "Dawn 46" melds somber chords with a smattering of textured percussion layers, most of which fill the production's background with various shakes and clatters while a loose, thumb piano-like melody takes the lead. read more
(xlr8r music)


Machines in Heaven "Hindu Milk (Debukas Remix)"
Earlier this month, Glasgow trio Machines in Heaven dropped the Hindu Milk EP (artwork above), a five-track effort which explored a number of (mostly instrumental) electronic and pop hybrids. To coincide with the release, Machines in Heaven has tapped fellow Glaswegian talent Debukas to remix the EP's title track, the results of which are featured here. A wistful, M83-esque affair, Debukas reshapes "Hindu Milk" into a more club-appropriate outing, placing a thick bassline beneath the array of warm chords and sprightly melodic content which Debukas repurposes from Machines in Heaven's original track. Debukas' rework can be grabbed below, while a full stream of Machines in Heaven's Hindu Milk EP can be found after the jump. read more
(xlr8r music)


Hear Bok Bok's Grime Takeover with Kelela on BBC Radio 1
Bok Bok continues his takeover of Benji B's BBC Radio 1 show with an hour-long grime special. read more
(xlr8r news)


Self Promotion C Mantle @Audacious Edinburgh - breakcore, hardcore, gabber
Free DL:https://soundcloud.com/c-mantle/audacious-15112014Tracklist:C Mantle Audacious Set 2014-11C Mantle - We Are (Stasis Records)C Mantle - Two (Unreleased)C Mantle - A Million Little Pieces (Stasis Records)C Mantle - Djaevn (Bandcamp)C Mantle - Consume; Conform: Obey (Spin Dynamics)Opine Ko$insky - The Last King of Scotland (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - The Last King of Scotland (Version) (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - All the Way In (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - Version (version) (Acre Recordings)C Mantle - Blackboard Jungle (Digital Distortions)C Mantle - Blindsight (Acre Recordings)Opine Ko$insky - Jamie vs Malcolm (Unreleased)C Mantle - Namjah Kureh (Bandcamp)Raw Village Hall - Thrush Strokes (C Mantle Remix) (Acre Recordings)C Mantle - Untitled (Unreleased)C Mantle - Rifter (Unreleased)C Mantle - Nore Bang (Unreleased)Statistics: Posted by hednod " Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 pm
(c8.com)




SEARCH SYNDICATED HEADLINES


NEXT 80

ADD YOUR FEED
SPRACI Gadgets
 



FREE PUBLICITY


To list your event on spraci go to the ADD EVENT form and enter the details.
Its easy!