XLR8R's Best of 2014: Odds and Ends, Part 1

Over the past few weeks, we’ve gradually unveiled the various facets of our Best of 2014 coverage, and while it might seem like we’ve covered just about every aspect of the year in electro…

Machinedrum Vapor City Archives

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip-hop, and melodic ambien…

Machinedrum Vapor City

It’s always a relief when an album comes packaged with a concept, but the strength of the music allows us to immediately set it aside. Machinedrum’s follow-up to 2011’s universally l…

Machinedrum "Eyesdontlie"

In retrospect, with its creative blend of footwork rhythms, atmospheric synths, and broken jungle beats, Room(s), the 2011 album from Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum), was something of a breakthroug…

Machinedrum SXLND EP

Calling Berlin-via-Brooklyn producer Travis Stewart multifaceted is something of a gross understatement. Aside from the fact that the guy already made that point himself in 2010, he continues to deliv…

Machinedrum "TMPL"

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 f…

Machinedrum "Let It (Machinedrum Remix)"

A good while after Brooklyn-based producer Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) released his Want to 1 2? album, a cut from that record, “Let It,” was treated to its own small release—compl…

Machinedrum "Winter Wonderbells"

North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based Machinedrum furnishes XLR8R with an unreleased gem just in time for the holidays. The 25-year old producer’s take on “Walking in a Winter WonderlandR…

Machinedrum "911"

Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) makes fractured, mutated hip-hop that hasn’t quite escaped the influence of IDM, but hold off on those Prefuse 73 comparisons. This multi-instrumentalist rewards th…

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