Machinedrum

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North Carolina-born artist Travis Stewart known as Machinedrum has produced and composed over a dozen albums under various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease, through solo Machinedrum work and with collaborative projects Sepalcure, JETS, Dream Continuum, or other mutations, Stewart has established himself as electronic music's true Renaissance man.

His debut as Machinedrum Now You Know, was released in 2001 on pioneering Miami-based Merck Records and gained worldwide attention and praise from musicians, fans and critics. Having a strong background in both acoustic and electronic instrumentation, he was quickly able to navigate those various elements on his early releases from field recording and vintage synth laden Urban Biology to his seminal production and mixing of This Charming Mixtape with MC Theophilus London and his critically acclaimed 2009 album Want To 1 2? 2010's Many Faces EP ushered the next phase of Machinedrum's career and a fruitful relationship with Glasgow-based label LuckyMe. Sepalcure, a duo launched with Praveen Sharma shortly after, became one of the most intriguing names in the bass music scene and a series of releases on bubbling imprint Hotflush has given the duo NYC ambassadorship of this UK-based genre.

Relocating to Berlin for a few years, Machinedrum maintained a steady flow of releases including the Alarmaa and SXLND EPs with LuckyMe and the critically-acclaimed Room(s) LP on Planet Mu Records, a fresh new exploration of juke, jungle, and drum&bass that garnered high praise across the music world.

The dance floor blitzkrieg JETS, his latest project with longtime collaborator Jimmy Edgar has kept him ahead of the curve once again, serving as yet another showcase for his musical evolution.

His biggest and boldest release came last year in the form of the full-length LP Vapor City on famed label Ninja Tune, a conceptual universe which included an interactive website, digital citizenship program for fans, and an art exhibit in NYC that launched with the album. With subsequent EPs, exclusive remixes from a series of heavyweights, and a critically-acclaimed world tour, Vapor City carried on his rich exploration of multimedia arts and music.

Delivering his signature on every thing he touches, through each solo album and EP, collaborations, or production work for the likes of Azealia Banks, Jamie Liddell, Jesse Boykins III and others, Machinedrum is now widely recognized as a producer's producer, a pioneer of many styles, and a master of his craft.

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Download Machinedrum's Movin' Forward EP on Bandcamp, an aural tribute to the late DJ Rashad who sadly passed away last year, with 100% of donations going to the Rashad family and estate.

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Record Store Day Releases 2015

This year we come correct with three Record Store Day exclusives from Amon Tobin and Machinedrum, plus the latest delivery from If Music, available in all good indie stores this Saturday 18 April; find a store near you.

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Machinedrum - 'Vapor City Remixes' for Record Store Day

Machinedrum is gearing up to unleash a score of previously unreleased remixes from his Vapor City sessions, courtesy of Exit Records label boss dBridge, Om Unit, Moresounds and Fis. Available on 18 April from participating Record Store Day venues.

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Machinedrum Vapor City Live at The Roxy

Fresh off the back of the Vapor City Archives release, Machinedrum will bring his stellar live show to The Roxy in LA on 1 March alongside PAN-resident, Objekt - tickets available here.

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    Mon May 04 03:56:45 2015
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    Sun May 03 14:20:19 2015
  • "RT @ninjatune: When @gillespeterson met @rootsmanuva to talk @FourTet + @Machine_Drum collabs for @BBC6Music http://t.co/gQCWvg4NdA http://…"

    Sun May 03 14:20:00 2015
  • "RT @BBC6Music: Today @rootsmanuva joins @gillespeterson to talk about new collabs w/ @FourTet & @Machine_Drum http://t.co/kyJC3hxQ2l http:/…"

    Sat May 02 15:36:19 2015

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