Archive for Machinedrum

Machinedrum – ‘Rise N Fall’

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 1, 2013 by E.N.

Taken from the Machinedrum album ‘Vapor City’

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/VaporcityiT

Machinedrum – ‘Vapor City’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by E.N.

Vapor City machinedrum

Machinedrum‘s highly anticipated new album, Vapor City, is out now – buy at the NinjashopiTunes & Amazon.

“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 SepalcureJETS 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.

Machinedrum – ‘Gunshotta’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by E.N.

“Gunshotta” is taken from the Gunshotta Ave. EP, released 14 October 2013 on 12″ vinyl

Om Unit to release debut album “Threads”on Civil Music

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by E.N.

om unit _threadsThreads is the debut album from London producer Om Unit, to be released on Civil Music in October 2013.

While this is a debut full length for Om Unit, real name Jim Coles, it is in fact the producer’s fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s under the name 2tall. Having reset the clock on his artistic output in 2010, Coles has spent the past three years refining a unique sound as Om Unit via collaborations with Machinedrum on Planet Mu, releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records and Civil Music, his own Cosmic Bridge label and the short-lived Phillip D. Kick alias that fleshed out the links between Chicago’s footwork, jungle and slow/fast. The confluence of all this work takes full flight on Threads.

Artist Om Unit
Title Threads
Label Civil Music
Release Date 28-Oct-2013
Format 2×12” Vinyl/ CD / Digital
Cat: CIV059

Tracklist

1. Folding Shadows
2. The Silence (feat. Jinadu)
3. Healing Rain
4. Jus Sayin’ (feat. Gone The Hero)
5. Drift Interlude
6. Reverse Logic
7. Corridor 2013
8. Nagual
9. Patients (feat. MC Jabu)
10. Deep Sea Pyramid
11. Wall of Light
12. Jaguar
13. Wicker and Pearl
14. Governer’s Bay
15. The Road (feat. Charlie Dark

Across its fifteen tracks Threads articulates Om Unit’s musical journey from his beginnings to the present. It references his hip hop background, in the swung out, hypnotic headnod of ‘Wall of Light’ and the positive message of ‘Just Sayin’’, a collaboration with the mysterious Gone The Hero, (who will be stepping out of the shadows on Jneiro Jarel’s Label Who imprint in 2014,) and touches on the music that has impacted him in recent years such as dubstep, the bassweight of which anchors the album. Dubstep’s influence is most obvious in the eyes-down roller ‘Nagual’ and the deeply emotive ‘The Silence’ featuring vocalist Jinadu. There are also hints of slow-mo house’s chug, a sound Coles first experimented with upon taking the Om Unit name. It’s this slow groove that drives the spellbinding ‘Patients’ featuring Young Echo’s MC Jabu, who gives life to the beat with poetic raps, and it’s also central to the 2013 reworking of ‘The Corridor’, a track from the first Om Unit release. Here Coles slows the original’s key elements down even further while managing to keep all the slow moving, hypnotic magic of the original.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the album is grounded in Coles’ junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work. Here it takes on its most refined form yet, equally apparent throughout but obviously manifested on the most dancefloor friendly tracks: ‘Jaguar’, ‘Wicker and Pearl’ and ‘Governer’s Bay’. These three tracks close the album but not before one more parting shot, the deeply meaningful ‘The Road’ featuring London’s urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark.

http://www.omunit.com/

Machinedrum – ‘Eyesdontlie’ (DJ Shadow Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by E.N.

Machinedrum’s single ‘Eyesdontlie’ released July 29 on Ninja Tune – red & black 12″ vinyl and download.

Download:Cell Broco Spring Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by E.N.

Cell Broco Spring MixBig 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.

https://twitter.com/Cell_Broco

AMIT ‘Human Warfare / No Mercy’ + Machinedrum rmx (AMAR) 29th July

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by E.N.

AMAR001_A_SIDE_RGB_9283dbFollowing critically acclaimed releases on Metalheadz,Commercial SuicideExit 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 MachinedrumGoldie,dBridgeDoc ScottYoungstaRandallKrust 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,YoungstaDistanceVivekJ:KenzoKryptic 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.

Tracklisting:

12” Vinyl:
A Human Warfare
AA No Mercy

Digital:
Human Warfare
No Mercy
Human Warfare (Machinedrum Remix)

Sepalcure – Make You EP (HF039)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by E.N.

sepalcure make you
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.

Tracklist:
1. Make You
2. He Said No
3. The Water’s Fine
4. Rumours
5. DMD

Vinyl Release: April 15th 2013
Digital Release: April 22nd 2013

Machinedrum ‘Clissold VIP’ Astrophonica(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by E.N.

Machinedrum 'Clissold VIP' AstrophonicaJungle 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.

Taz & Akka ‘Synergy EP’ (Rwina Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Taz & Akka 'Synergy EP'Release date: 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the ‘Synergy’ EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side. The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
‘Illusory’ combines euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism. ‘Mobius’ takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor. ‘Paul Is Dead’ switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous “Paul”s in history and ‘Trapped In ’82′ closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 80s.
Rwina has a strong back catalogue from artists such as Starkey, EPROM, Terror Danjah, Swindle and support from DJ Shadow, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Oneman, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and many more.
Tracklisting:
1. Illusory
2. Mobius
3. Paul Is Dead
4. Trapped In ’82
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