Travis Stewart, aka Berlin-by-way-of-NYC bass music ambassador Machinedrum, has been as busy as ever. This year alone he’s released two EPs (SXLND on LuckyMe, Nastyfuckk on The Index), produced tracks for Azealia Banks, and has been touring the world as a solo act, as half of Sepalcure, and now with his latest project, Jets, with Jimmy Edgar. Stewart and Edgar recently played back-to-back on The Boiler Room.
Jets’ debut EP recently released on Berghain label Leisure System and sounds exactly what you’d imagine from the duo. Standout track Lock Lock Key Key emphasizes warm claps and syncopation with stuttering vocal clips for a funky foray into a strange territory in 140bpm bass music.
Machinedrum also graced fans with a couple of free originals. Diablooo (Alarma 2) is the second rendition of 2011’s eccentric bass anthem Alarma and is available for free download from LuckyMe. Also, if you head to Fact Magazine’s SoundCloud, you can scoop up the deep, pitchshifted beauty of a track, Whatnot. Check out Fact’s interview with Stewart and Jimmy Edgar below.