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  • 03/24/2009

MachineDrum "Late Night Operation Feat. Theophilus London"

The ever-prolific Travis Stewart is back with yet-another album as MachineDrum, and if you're not familiar with that particular moniker, think pop-drenched hip-hop that's been run through the synthesizer a few dozen times and given a finishing touch by someone like Daft Punk.

"Late Night Operation" appears on Stewart's forthcoming album, Want to 1 2, which will drop on Normrex in 2009.


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Average: 7.6 (140 votes)

70 comments Late Night Operation Feat. Theophilus London

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 19:55

This Song Sucks. The Rapper on this needs to quit. And Machine Drum needs a new stylist and a better chin. -5 stars

Percussion Lab (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 20:39

Dope. Dope. Dope. MDrum goes dirty dancing.

Steve (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 09:34

nice try travis. if i were you i would stick to glitch.


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 10:37


c-dawg (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 11:16

anonymous and steve need to re-check your music taste and your knowledge of music in general. i dont understand this kinda shit talking and cheap hits at md...are you just jealous are stupid? because i smell a hint of both. this new album is going to big no matter what anyone says..

so a word to machinedrum, when you got out on a limb and make forward thinking street beats that are not the norm.. you are always going to get the haters who are not educated or smart enough to even catch the intellect. progression is a scary thing... only the educated can embrace. its that simple.

Different Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 11:38

After listening a minute of it, I stopped. Then I decided to give it a chance. Huh! Not sure I would listen to it again, unless by accident. Travis has taken a very long time to come up with a new Machine Drum album. I am a bit scared of the next release to be. At this point I am expecting the worst so that I may not be so disappointed. I would agree that Travis venturing in electro-pop land needs some adjusting. Maybe he will get there ! Good luck

DJ FUNNY INDO (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 11:46


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 16:53

Travis thinks he is Diplo or blaqstarr
he is a fake and a horrible DJ

dj rolling rod (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 16:56

this is crap , give it up, one of my least favs from theopoilus. let Flying Lotus do his thing.....
you dirty hipsters

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:17

diplo and blaqstarr are fucking weak.. you fools need to re-check your fucking taste... this is something none of those cats could even dream of touching ...and what are you even talking about.. flying lotus??? his shit sounds like the worlds largest collection of unfinished songs with out quantize..

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:24

this is not a thoepholius london track.. infact none of theophilus londons tracks are his.. with out a producer he is nothing..he is no musician. its that simple.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:35

SICK, this some future shit!!!

backandforth (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:47

machine drum is sick, this track just could be a bit better in some peoples eyes but what couldnt? you think there would be less haters on this xlr8r site

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:55

people aren't ready for this...can't wait for want to 1-2

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:04

Machine Drum is a self googler.
it sounds like he is writing his own comments.
stick to glitch hop

Racer punk (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:10

trying to much to be like Edit and Daedelus
if i were u i would get a day job

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:43

MD is not a self googler.. this is hie best friends talking here ... dont be sucha cunt..

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:45

racer punk .. do your homework on machine drum's release;s before you say stupid shit like trying to say he is like edit .. or even alfred. witch are both tight friend of MD..

brosef (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 18:49

self googler? dude you are a fucking joke. MD does not even look at this shit.. why would he?

its fucking a online mag with a bunch of people who have little to no knowlege on anything related to music .. haters can hate.. but the truth is this track is dope.. and look at this back catalog is siick.. eat a dick hatters..

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 19:11

This track is strong, sounds like someone's got a big personal issue with MD, stop spamming jealousy and whining you samefag, go wash the sand out your vagina. MD and Theo are on some next shit.

racer punk (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:11

have you ever heard of Prefuse 73 ??!?!?!
dude is definitely biting hard

whits (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:13

i really like this and most other things from this guy. my most anticipated album of the year thus far.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:14

this song sucks... the rapper has a dumb hipster name and so does this dumb producer.(ALL HIPSTERS DIE) i would never buy this garbage

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:15

racer punk have you ever looked at the dates of machinedrums release's..he released his debut before prefuse..why do you presist on making your self sound like a fool???. do your homework you make your self sound like a fool...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:35

machinedrum is a self goggler, he makes sure he has protection before goin swimmin

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 21:35

machinedrum is a self goggler, he makes sure he has protection before goin swimmin

AnonymousHippHOPoPOTAMOUS (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 22:55

ok,,, i think computers should have a piss test or breathalizer on them before you type because this is the most worthless string of data ever.. self googler? wtf is that?............. want to 1-2 is genuine love comin'... not one hipster bone in the dudes body. you may or may not like the track.. but preciousness is not an issue as far as the man is concerned. These hater comments all get a -10 in my book. Please get a library card, and leave the writing to real people who understand grammar, syntax and style.

Michael (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 23:17

Yeah, all very funny. I don't like the guy's music, and certainly find claims of being "forward thinking" a bit off-the-mark but it's weird how much invective this one track has unleashed.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 07:40

so dope

Mz B (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 07:46

Call it hipster but the fact is that ya'll keep listening to it and showing up at every NickyDigital party so quit contradicting yourself!!! Machine Drum is an intelligent and talented artist and producer regardless of who he works with. He knows his shit. DO YA RESEARCH!!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 07:51

all i have to say is any track that will provoke this much debate must be good. i.e. the rite of spring created riots in paris now look at it. i didn't know people could be such children.. i mean really?

Mz B (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 07:54


cody.h (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:10

admittedly not my favorite track from the LP.

however the LP as a whole is FIRE.

just wait, let the haters hate and put them to rest.

good job travis. come back to austin! :)

Percussion Lab (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 08:33

Wow. Look at all this. This may be a dividing song, and breaking away from Machinedrum's IDM roots, but its a dope progression into a more pop, vocal heavy sound. The album is ill, prepare. Stop the personal, off the mark slagging. Jealousy & Envy, Travis.

jprez (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 09:08

The world does not have many producers like Travis and for good reason. My hat will always tip for this man. And I was real fucking surprised to hear all the fucking SHIT TALKING. WHY! Lets see you idiots make your music on this site. Can't wait for this album. Sick track.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 09:10

some people should stop holding onto Merck like a blankie.

Cat in Texas (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 10:38

Hey, you guys really have nothing to do but find some fault. Most of the shet you even get to hear is no good... and Thelonius is way fresh compared to what else is out to hear... so what if he is inspired.. arent we all?

Travis you stand out as a new sound... My man and I jam u all the time. So, yeah you have taken a hip-hop/pop turn since Now you know , but this new stuff is good... it always is. Sorry if you other guys dont agree, Im not a dj or some other kind of potential music snob. I am actually a buyer of tickets and albums. I win.

Remember: No idea is ever truly original... all must be inspired by something else.

So give it up, haters

tron2147 (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 10:38

This track is really cool. Not sure what all you haters are looking for.

Do us all a favor and link us to your track so we can check it out.

Oh wait, you don't make tracks, you make burgers at the BK Lounge. Hate on loosers.

Travis makes beats and releases records while you flip burgers.

MD gettin money oh! (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:41

People just aren't ready. They don't even know whats coming. Theo and MachineDrum startin' the revolution right here. Let's move to this! Let's groove to this!

Cat Wrangler (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:51

If Machinedrum we're a bird, He'd be a lovely lovely bird.

& this song is such a beautiful way to say, "hey.. If Machinedrum we're a bird, He'd be a lovely lovely bird."

Mz B[ess] (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:52

i love you jeffy. you are hilarious.

cory monteiro (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 12:16

GREAT WORK TRAVIS! These comments SUCK! cant wait to hear the new LP!!!

Alecia (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 12:20

GREAT Work Travis!! keep it up mister ;)

jprez (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 13:22

love u back B.

mateo (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 03/26/2009 - 13:47

MD is my hero. this track rools

ELDER ONE (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 12:11

Wow cyber trolls hate pretty Hard! This is some forward music...Big ups MD!

Jawanza (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 13:04

the guy rapin is theopolus london. this is a good song...

mmmaad hatin goin on up here.dam. lol

Stop Hatin!

trip (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 15:17

tracks tight. whens the LP come out?

Cacheflowe (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/28/2009 - 08:33

All this hating is odd and uninformed. Tune is fressh. If you can't deal with the next level of MD, go listen to something else ya crybabies.

BillBrIX (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/28/2009 - 17:16

That rapper has been around the block.
kanye biter to the fullest.
BEt blasted him. felonious.
beat's way fresh tho.

deeter (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 09:33

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to download these songs. When I say download I mean save to my computer to play on my ipod. It used to be so easy.

PCL (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 10:29

Pity the fool that doesn't get this track and album........there is too much hate in this world. I like that Travis has stuck his neck on the line, Want to 1 2? really seems to be standing up as creative venture outside of the insular and formulaic world of so called Glitch hop, whilst many of his peers have managed to get stuck in a rut, Travis has clearly sought to develop his sound for a wider audience. I think many people lose sight of the fact that Travis probably wants to entertain as many people as possible, whilst building a musical legacy. Why do people think they deserve to be given the same style of music they like by an artist repeatedly so they can live in their little niche. Personally I think that Travis should be lauded for Want to 1 2? , honestly do we really care about the detractors. They need to brighten up a bit!

Deeter (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 13:30

Let me try one more time:

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to download these songs. When I say download I mean save to my computer to play on my ipod. It used to be so easy.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 04:00

deeter, ura fuckin moron

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/31/2009 - 14:01


The sounds you have used are awesome. The first minute and a half of the track is good with the exception of the MC. I think his voice doesn't execute the right personality for the lyrics. He's missing umph. He doesn't sound genuine. I would have rather heard a vocoder the whole time. That might actually justify the silliness of the lyrics.

Aside from that, I like the production and you're tapping into some sweet sounds with this one, mostly in the first half of the track.


Some of these haters (especially the first Anonymous) are clearly miserable people, and they know it deep down inside. These kinds of people are coming from a negative place, and it's laughable how obvious it is

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/31/2009 - 16:25

deeter, right click the arrow next to where it says download. or control click if you are mac. and choose save link is. please i need you to get this one right...

This album is going to killllll. I can not wait.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 10:23



Machined (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 12:38

The track is alright, you dont have to love all of his tracks. But MD in general is the shit! Just listen to the first tracks of the new fernrise mixtape on his myspace site. They are the best and most refreshing beats i've ever heard...i hope he releases them in the near future ( and hopfully without Theophilus London).

palais (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 16:22

3/4 into the song is my fav. this song is dope though. if you don't like this check out the tracks machinedrum has on his myspace

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 08:00

@ palis
yeah he has some sick stuff on his myspace site, but i fear he aint gonna release any of it.
And damn this MC is really shitty. He sounds like a mentally challanged Kayne west.

KFM (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 15:02

y'all know that Machinedrum has been around for much longer then most the people you've been comparing him to?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 13:16

love the new style machinedrum has been working with...progression is a positive thing. this track is no exception, and i personally can't wait for april 12th

blipski (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 04/19/2009 - 18:57

machine drum has always been a fave of mine. i loved the glitch hop and i love this too!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 14:54

Machinedrum has been around a long while. Good to hear his style has been constantly improving and developing. I think this track is great.

JayZ (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/16/2009 - 19:54

I love it! makes me wanna get up and start dancing!

dolly parton (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/16/2009 - 19:55

the bomb!!!!!

lil' Mama (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/16/2009 - 19:56

this track is sick! can't wait to 1-2!

prefuse 73 (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/16/2009 - 19:56

Travis - i think this track rocks & i hope we work together in the future

edit (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/16/2009 - 19:57

boooooooya! ready to move!

machinedrum (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 06/02/2009 - 21:26

how about we all do a collab album? machinedrum w/ jayz, dolly parton, lil mama, prefuse 73 and edit!!! what an intense pairing

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