On the morning of their first tour date, Andy Coenen (pictured, right) of The M Machine has announced that he will be leaving the group and returning to school to focus on his love of technology.
The San Francisco-based trio consisting of Coenen, Ben Swardlick (left), and Eric Luttrell (middle) was formed in 2011 and experienced a considerable amount of success with their unique musical style and branding. The group released several EPs on Skrillex’ OWSLA label, including the #1 Beatport hit Metropolis Part 2, and are currently on a massive tour for their latest EP release, Just Like.
Despite the success, Coenen is set in his decision.
“The truth of the matter is I never thought I’d get to be a musician at all, let alone do it for six years. For those of you who know me well, this probably won’t come as much of a surprise, and for those of you who don’t I’d like to give a quick explanation – I’m moving on from my role in The M Machine to pursue my love for technology. I’m back in school for a bit, then who knows?”
As disappointing as this news may be, fans can breathe a bit easier to know that Swardlick and Luttrell will continue touring and producing under The M Machine moniker. Head here for more info on their Just Like tour.