Taken from the Machinedrum album ‘Vapor City’
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Taken from the Machinedrum album ‘Vapor City’
“Vapor City is an album inspired by a dream city” explains Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum. “It’s become such a recurring dream of mine throughout the past few years that I began creating music to it, a collection of different songs each representing different districts in the city.” - explore Vapor City now at a brand new micro-site, and sign up as a Vapor City Citizen for bonus downloads throughout 2013 and into 2014!
His biggest and boldest release to date, Vapor City follows 2011’s heraldedRoom(s), and his work as part of Sepalcure, JETS and Dream Continuum. Machinedrum embarks on a world tour this Autumn, all dates here, and brings his Vapor City x Boiler Room Trilogy to a close with broadcasts fromLondon and Berlin in the next fortnight.
“Gunshotta” is taken from the Gunshotta Ave. EP, released 14 October 2013 on 12″ vinyl
Machinedrum’s single ‘Eyesdontlie’ released July 29 on Ninja Tune – red & black 12″ vinyl and download.
Big Dada are very pleased to announce the signing of Cell Broco. A 22 year old singer and producer from Manchester, Cell Broco has come up through the roots of bassline and funky and now makes his way into the city’s unique house scene, producing nostalgic and futuristic 4/4 house like it should be – sparse, low-slung and full of funk.
If you were lucky enough to make it to Sala BeCool in Barcelona at Sonar you will have caught Cell Broco’s debut appearance for the label alongside Machinedrum, Letherette, Illum Sphere, Martyn and Lapalux. If not, then check out this new mix he’s dropped for a taste of what’s in store from Big Dada’s fresh new talent.
Following critically acclaimed releases on Metalheadz,Commercial Suicide, Exit Records and most recently Tempa, AMIT’s ‘Human Warfare’ and ‘No Mercy’ are the first tracks to be released on his new AMAR imprint, setting the tone as to what you should expect from the new label.
The 12” kicks off with ‘Human Warfare’, a dark and brooding piece acting as the soundtrack to a foot soldiers mind – programmed to kill at any cost without any memory or responsibility of the act itself. AMIT has dug deep into his pool of influences and techniques – half-time metallic drums, paranoid vocals, sinister backdrops and thunderous low sonics drench the track. With a variety of support from DJ’s such as Machinedrum, Goldie,dBridge, Doc Scott, Youngsta, Randall, Krust and Loxy, this track is likely to be heard at any night regardless of genre.
‘No Mercy’ was inspired by historical colonial methods of ‘divide and rule’, hence the title. Featuring the spaced out vocals of tag team partner Rani, AMIT is up to his usual dub antics on this one by deploying tribal grooves, staggered organ hits and a thunderous sub. Support for this track has come from Mala,Youngsta, Distance, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Kryptic Minds and a host of other 140bpm stalwarts.
Machinedrum jumps on remix duties for a special digital only version of ‘Human Warfare’, flipping the rigid feel of the original into a shuffling affair. Drum breaks and ambience float in and out of the music, keeping a sense of flippancy and unrest that propels the track.
A Human Warfare
AA No Mercy
Human Warfare (Machinedrum Remix)
After releasing two EPs and utilising the broader canvas of their universally acclaimed debut album (‘Sepalcure’) to develop their collaborative project, the adroit drum-programming and production duo of Sepalcure (Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille/ Praveen & Benoit)) return after a year-long absence with ‘Make You,’ scheduled for release in April on their long-term home of Hotflush Recordings.
Since debuting on the label, Stewart and Sharma have collaborated with the shared understanding that there are no rules to what they can produce. This refusal to be inhibited by any steadfast structures, or expectations set down by shifting scenes and surrounding culture, has allowed their sound to become its own guide, capable of developing in a wholly natural way.
With heartbreaking melodies, skittering footwork percussion, chopped guitar cuts and infectious tremelo vocals, ‘Make You’ is the direct result of this liberated outlook in which disparate elements are given the space to collide head-on in the formation of something completely fresh.
1. Make You
2. He Said No
3. The Water’s Fine
Vinyl Release: April 15th 2013
Digital Release: April 22nd 2013
Jungle Juke? Astrophonica conclude their three-part, experimental VIP series by inviting Machinedrum to give his own take on the label’s search for a new sound.
Clissold VIP sees the now Berlin-based, globe-trotting producer add his unique touch to Fracture & Neptune‘s original by taking the track into frenetic yet hazy vibes. As with the two previous VIPs, this release pushes at the seams of established genres to deliver a musical experience that’s truly boundary breaking.
Machinedrum’s own experiments with tempos and genres in recent years have put him at the forefront of a small group of producers who are pushing things forward, alongside the likes of Om Unit who featured on the second VIP.
As with the previous two releases, Machinedrum’s Clissold VIP will be available as a limited edition of 300 x 10″ one-sided vinyl with 2 colour screen printed and hand numbered sleeves.
Clissold VIP was exclusively aired on Gilles Peterson’s BBC 6 Music show and has since had support from Om Unit, dBridge and Daedelus.