Machinedrum "TMPL"

Author:
Publish date:
machinedrum_060911

With a new album from Machinedrum just over a month away, the NYC-based producer has dropped this bonus track for the forthcoming Room(s) LP (artwork above) as a little taste of what's to come from his first full-length for Mike Paradinas' Planet Mu imprint. Along the lines of what we've come to expect from the producer in recent years, "TMPL" sees Machinedrum deftly existing between a few genres, carefully hinting at the drum programming of Chicago footwork/juke while gathering select pieces of UK bass and futuristic R&B to go alongside. About the only thing that even resembles Machinedrum's now long-ago works of ADD hip-hop beats (mostly found on the now-defunct Merck imprint) is his penchant for incredibly detailed, shape-shifting soundscapes, which serve as a curiously enjoyable contrast to his percolating take on the footwork-style drums which push "TMPL" along for almost all of its four-minute duration.

TMPL