UK producer Bonobo has previewed his Flashlight EP one week ahead of its scheduled release. The three-track EP sees Bonobo deviate slightly from his trademark downtempo tracks and move into a more experimental realm of dance music. For the opening title track, Bonobo employs an assortment of orchestral strings, popping bass, and [...]
Machinedrum Readies ‘Vapor City Archives,’ Shares ‘Only 1 Way 2 Know’
Sep 22 2014
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, [...]
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 [...]
Future bass freak Slugabed isn’t just one of the most innovative artists on the Ninja Tune roster; unbeknownst to many of his fans, he also moonlights as a stunt coordinator for the WWE (Thus fulfilling the ‘ninja’ requirement of his record label contract. What, you thought that Ninja Tune’s people weren’t real ninjas?). His latest [...]
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 [...]
We know what your favorite day of the week is. And like every Friday, we’re back with your favorite part about Friday, Friday Favorites. Enjoy some new tunes, and have a great weekend. Chris Downar Deep House|Sailor & I – Tough Love (Jonas Mantey Triebkraft Remix) Jonas Mantey’s Triebkraft remix of Tough Love really hits those deep [...]
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, [...]
As someone who has never DJed before, I was feeling pretty good about my skills after downloading the Ninja Jamm app. All I needed was a quick but comprehensive tutorial and I was ready to cut, splice, and interact with sounds made by top electronic artists from the Ninja Tune label. Ninja Tune is a British EDM label started by DJs Matt [...]
Up-and-comers and established labels come together in our newest chart, celebrating the best of the myriad of artistic collectives that live in electronic music. Top 10 DJs and local scene conquerors alike are present, offering everything from downtempo to hard house. Prepare for an expansion of your musical palate.
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