Apr 27, 2012
M Is For Music
The M Machine - Shadow In The Rose Garden (Original Mix) [OWSLA]
The M Machine - A King Alone (Original Mix) [OWSLA]
The M Machine - Black (Original Mix) [OWSLA]

After much fanfare and mystery, The M Machine has finally released its first full-length EP, Metropolis Pt. 1. Originally hailing from San Francisco, the trio caught the eye of Skrillex following a handful of successful releases and was promptly signed to his OWSLA label. Shrouded in secrecy, not much is known about The M Machine, including what genre they fall under. This EP showcases the versatility that they bring to the EDM scene. Incorporating electro house, dubstep, ambient, and indie-influenced electronica, they have created a refreshing sound that is truly unique.

The M Machine seems to hop into different styles at will in Metropolis Pt. 1, serving up pounding dancefloor hits like Black and Immigrants before slowing it down with vocally driven tracks Faces and A King Alone. For fans that have heard their previous single Promise Me A Rose Garden, you are in for a treat with its spiritual sequel, Shadow In The Rose Garden.

The M Machine has managed to throw out the genre rules and release an EP that is the best of all worlds. Their music is filled with complex sounds, beautiful melodies, and wicked basslines and synths, proving they are skilled enough to produce dance music while still maintaining a unique, “indie” style alongside it. The group plans to release Pt. 2 later this year, and will likely be busy performing at concerts and festivals until then.

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