Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum (pictured left to right) reunite their JETS collaborative to announce the duo’s second release together, The Chants EP, and you can stream the title track now. The pair describe their creative approach for this EP on the track’s SoundCloud, saying, “we spent a lot of time on the sounds, which were mostly from [...]
JETS - The Chants (Original Mix) [Ultramajic]
Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, has announced the final chapter in his Vapor City project, Vapor City Archives. Built upon a conceptual dream world (each track off of the original Vapor City album represented a district in Stewart’s imagined metropolis), the forthcoming album calls in influences from hip hop, footwork, [...]
Machinedrum - Only 1 Way 2 Know (Original Mix) [Ninja Tune]
Last month we were introduced to Machinedrum’s Back Seat Ho, one of the many motley characters occupying the Fenris District of the ambitious producer’s sprawling “dreamscape” known as Vapor City. This week, we’re treated to a new perspective on this borough with a ratchet remix from Rustie (pictured). Where Machinedrum gently and [...]
Machinedrum - Back Seat Ho (Original Mix)
Machinedrum - Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix)
North Carolinian indie icon Machinedrum offered his forthcoming LP, Vapor City, for streaming today less than a week before the official release. Now living in Berlin, Machinedrum, aka Travis Stewart, put together a concept album for Vapor City, chronicling a different region of the massive urban environment in each track. Check out the [...]
When it comes to deciding on genre, I never feel quite as puzzled as when posting a Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, track. Eyesdontlie is a trippy, tribal-y hip hop tune (I guess?). It sounds like something that really intelligent (read: super hip) people would twerk to while discussing the follies of modern dance music. The producer, [...]
Machinedrum - Eyesdontlie (Original Mix) [Ninja Tune]
As we round out the first month of 2013, Canadian producer Jacques Greene hits up his SoundCloud followers with an emotionally driven house track called Quicksand. Featuring airy vocal snippets and laid back beats, the track has been popping up in Greene’s mixes and live sets and until recently has been unidentifiable. The track artwork [...]
Jacques Greene - Quicksand (Original Mix
Melo-X feat. Jesse Boykins III - The Perfect Blues (Jacques Greene Remix) [Ninja Tune]
Melo-X feat. Jesse Boykins III - The Perfect Blues (Machinedrum Remix) [Ninja Tune]
Like the Christmas gift that just keeps giving, LuckyMe, home to Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, is keeping the holiday spirit alive with 12 days of free downloads. With last year’s LuckyMe Twelve Days, we heard releases like Machinedrum’s Alarma and Rustie’s Fancy Forty remix. As the UK collective grows in talent and support, we can prepare [...]
Obey City - Heli Pad (Original Mix) [LuckyMe]
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Machinedrum Jungle/Footwork Edit) [LuckyMe]
Baauer - Buble Rap (Original Mix) [LuckyMe]
The Indie Beats section is a point of pride and originality for LessThan3. In the wake of the imploded dubstep scene, this year has witnessed a rise in more abstract, avant-garde electronic music from Kanye’s adoration of Hudson Mohawke to the explosion of labels like Brainfeeder and FriendsOfFriends. As more producers fall off the [...]
Flosstradamus - Lana's Theme (Original Mix)
Kill Paris - I Do Love You (Original Mix)
Koreless - Lost In Tokyo (Original Mix) [Vase]
The Gaslamp Killer feat Dimlite - Seven Years Of Bad Luck For Fun (Original Mix) [Brainfeeder]
Giraffage - Feels (Original Mix)
Shlohmo - The Way U Do (Original Mix) [FoF]
Groundislava feat Baths - Suicide Mission (Original Mix) [Friends Of Friends]
Crystal Castles - Sad Eyes (Original Mix) [Polydor]
Three Loco - Neato (Original Mix) [Mad Decent]
Ultraista - Small Talk (Four Tet Remix)
XXYYXX - About You (Original Mix)
Jets - Lock Lock Key Key (Original Mix) [Leisure System]
AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It (Original Mix)
Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Friends Of Friends]
Grimes - Genesis (Original Mix) [4AD]
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 [...]
Machinedrum - Diablooo (Alarma 2) (Original Mix) [LuckyMe]
Machinedrum - Whatnot (Original Mix)
Jets - Lock Lock Key Key (Original Mix) [Leisure System]
With a swagger and confidence well beyond her years, Azealia has proclaimed her ownership of the female rap game with Fantasea. After the critically acclaimed success of her 1991 EP, the female rapper/singer has decided to give us a free mixtape, expanding on the sounds laid out previously by legends like Missy Elliott and newer faces [...]
Azealia Banks - Fantasea (Original Mix)
Azealia Banks - Fierce (Original Mix)
Azealia Banks - Esta Noche (Original Mix)
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