Please note: This edition of XLR8R+ is no longer available. Each month’s package is available for one month only, and only from XLR8R. There is no access to archival material, those who subscribe for that particular month are the only ones who will have the tunes. You can find information on the latest edition here.

Following on from last month’s launch, XLR8R has shared the second edition of XLR8Rplus, once again featuring three new and unreleased cuts from some of our favorite artists—plus some surprises. 

Contributing this month are New York City native Fred P, who provides a typically warm and soothing deep house track; Planet Mu founder Mike Paradinas with a highly inventive, futuristic beat cut; and Seattle producer Homemade Weapons, one of drum & bass’ most exciting artists.  

Meanwhile, Alfred Darlington (a.k.a Daedelus) has shared a sample pack from the stems of “Raindrops,” the first single from his most recent album. The artwork this time around is provided by Les PointsNicola Kazimir, with additional mastering by Kamran Sadeghi

Subscribe to XLR8Rplus here and stream snippets of XLR8Rplus 002 tracks below.


01. Fred P “Strangers”

02. Homemade Weapons “Syrinx” 

03. µ-Ziq “Anybody Salsa” (ft. Kazumi)

XLR8Rplus is a monthly subscription service to complement the main XLR8R site. Each month we share three unreleased tracks from three different artists—both known legends and lesser-known pioneers—that we feel are pushing the scene forward in inspiring ways. These tracks will be available for download in high-quality wav format for the duration of one month; only subscribers for that particular month will have them. They will not be available anywhere else and there will be no access to archived material. 

The subscription fee will be $5 a month or $50 for the year. Membership will also grant access to ad-free browsing on the XLR8R site, as well as other goodies along the way such as giveaways, gear discounts, and free tickets. By subscribing, you will support the artists and XLR8R, allowing us to continue what we’ve been doing for 25 years: finding, curating, and serving the best electronic music out there, without paid influence. More information can be found here. 

We thank you for joining our independent movement. 

Enjoy the music. 

XLR8R team