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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Ahead of the Independent Label Market this Saturday, take a trip through Machinedrum's Vapor City with his new Metro Mix - listen on Dazed or below.

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Hear new tracks from Machinedrum's Vapor City Archives collection, the new FaltyDL EP featuring Mike Paradinas and Beat Spacek's upcoming Ninja Tune album via our New Releases Spotify Playlist.

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Machinedrum Vapor City Vinyl Competition

Celebrating the release of Machinedrum's Vapor City Archives this week, we're giving away the full vinyl collection including a signed & numbered screen print. Tag us in your Instagram photos of where in the world you are - your #VaporCityDistrict - to enter. Find out more here.

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Machinedrum - 'Vapor City Archives' Out Now

Machinedrum brings his Vapor City project to a close with this final chapter in the sprawling epic – Vapor City Archives - out now on 2x12", CD and download formats - Ninjashop / iTunes / Amazon / Spotify

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  • "Thanks to @XLR8R for supporting my stache, or lack of one, or future mutton chops or whatever I decide to have on my face.Stache is back btw"

    Mon Dec 22 20:27:02 2014
  • "@LeeBannon yeeeea man"

    Mon Dec 22 20:25:11 2014
  • "RT @XLR8R: Machinedrum shares bootleg remix of Beyonce; download it now http://t.co/Aw2ZaxCzjH @Machine_Drum @LuckyMe"

    Mon Dec 22 20:19:03 2014
  • "TSA really does not appreciate my bullet necklace 🔫"

    Mon Dec 22 19:47:09 2014
  • "RT @BKBazaar: Made @guestofaguest's NYE party list with @Machine_Drum! Epic night guarunteed http://t.co/1aXFLt8huH tix here http://t.co/w…"

    Mon Dec 22 16:25:15 2014

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