Entries tagged with: Machinedrum
by Andrew Sacher
D∆WN (aka Dawn Richard) recently released the excellent "Dance," the first single from RED*emp*tion (first called RedHeart then called The Red Era), the final part of the trilogy with GoldenHeart and BlackHeart. Now she's shared another single, "Not Above That." Like "Dance" hinted, this album is looking the most, uh, danceable of the three, but still with Dawn's unique spin on things. "Not Above That" fucks with the EDM formula in a way where this song may actually work at Ultra or EDC, but it wouldn't sound like anything else on the lineup. Production is courtesy of Machinedrum. Listen, with another recently-released song, "Hollywould," below.
Last year, Hundred Waters threw their first-ever FREE three-day FORM Festival in Arizona's experimental town Arcosanti, and this year they're doing it again from May 22-24. They've got a few of the same names, including How to Dress Well, Majical Cloudz, Julie Byrne and Kodak to Graph, as well as new faces such as The Antlers, Holly Herndon, Jacques Greene, Julianna Barwick, Mutual Benefit, Pharmakon, Mitski, Tokimonsta, Machinedrum and more. Here's what Hundred Waters say about the fest:
Festivals are usually fast paced and high stress for artists and attendees. We're lucky to spend a single day on site and even luckier to have a meaningful conversation with an artist we know or wish to know. With FORM, all of the artists and attendees stay on site together for the entire weekend. We eat together, dance together, share the whole experience together, and when it's time to part ways, we leave with a very distinct memory of a very distinct time and place. We let the place and the environment shape that experience. As visitors to this beautiful, highly intentional micro city of Arcosanti, our appreciation for every day things like infrastructure, sustenance and community are heightened without even realizing it. Every human interaction more meaningful. Every cup of coffee or tea more delicious with the underlying thought of what it took to get it into your hands. A more present state of consciousness. A place to cultivate ideas.This year will also have a Moog Sound Lab performance series, "where artists can experiment and explore analog sound-scaping, synthesis and effects on never before seen Moog prototype synths and archival equipment. This will be the first time that the Moog Sound Lab experience has ever traveled outside of the Moog Factory."
If you're interested in coming, we ask that you answer a few simple questions. The more creative your response, the better. After receiving your submissions, we'll send out invites. Capacity is made limited to ensure the space is treated with care. If invited, just arrive and share a little piece of yourself with us as we will with you. See you in the desert :)
Once again, it's totally free, you just have to RSVP to go. Full lineup and a new mini-documentary video about last year's festival, below.
Hundred Waters are also hopping aboard a train with Skrillex, Diplo and friends for this year's Full Flex Express tour.
Speaking of The Antlers, they're releasing a live album, The Antlers in London, on June 15 via Transgressive. You can check out the tracklist and a video from that show, below...
Festival Nrmal is returning to Mexico from February 28 to March 1 in 2015, and the lineup features Swans, Phantogram, Future Islands, Black Angels, Machinedrum, Omar Souleyman, Majical Cloudz, TOPS, Twin Peaks, Peaking Lights, Kirin J Callinan, METZ, Boogarins, DJ Dodger Stadium, HTRK and more. Tickets are on sale.
Full lineup below...
Duke Dumont at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Production wiz Machinedrum will headline a bill at Greenpoint party warehouse Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Also on that bill is Teklife's DJ Spinn & Taso and DJ Earl, Rinsed's Dan Wender & Blacky II, and more TBA. Tickets are on sale now. Machinedrum's promising a 3 hour extended set. He has a few other dates this month too and those are all listed, with the show flyer, below.
Meanwhile over at Slake, pop-house thumper Duke Dumont will be getting the place shaking along with Alex English, Hiyawatha and Dali. Tickets are on sale. Duke's also got other dates which are listed below.
Rough Trade NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As they usually are, Rough Trade Shops are one of the first this year to post their favorite albums of 2014 list. It's 100 albums long and mostly filled with the bigger indie and indie-related releases of the year, but there's a few surprises in there too. Mark Kozelek will not be happy to see that The War On Drugs placed #2, 8 higher than the Sun Kil Moon record. Mark should be proud that he made the list not once, but TWICE though. His Christmas album landed at #84. Run the Jewels, who are not on it all, have started a "Suck My Dick Rough Trade" chant. Check out their full list below and see more on each album here.
Gaslamp Killer at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The 2014 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival recently announced its lineup and now the day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule has been broken down. Shows happen on November 7 & 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Verboten, Baby's All Right, Villain and there's a pre-fest show on November 6 at Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave).
As mentioned, the lineup includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and more. Tickets for individual shows are on sale now, and you can still get two-day passes.
Full schedule below...
As mentioned, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to various Brooklyn venues from November 7-8, and since we last spoke the lineup was announced. This year's fest includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and plenty more. Check out the full lineup below. Two-day passes are on sale now. Individual day passes are coming soon, and the day-by-day schedule including which venues each artist is playing will be announced soon as well.
Full lineup, and a mix Machinedrum made for BEMF 2014, below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Adult Swim is back with their Singles Series, now in its fifth year, with a new free song to download every Monday during the summer. This year's lineup features exclusive tracks from Destruction Unit, Speedy Ortiz, Sleep, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels, Mastodon, Machinedrum and more. Full lineup and schedule of the Adult Swim 2014 Singles Series is below.
First up: synth legend and master arpeggiator Giorgio Moroder who will offer up "Moroder's Theme" on Monday (6/9). He's not aiming to reinvent his sound for the EDM world here, this is as classic sounding as it gets, very much in the style of "Chase" from Midnight Express. (It also kinda reminds me of Propaganda's "Dr. Mabuse" which owed more than a little to Moroder.) You can stream it now, and check out an Adult Swim interview with Giorgio, below.
photo by Emmanuel Afolabi
R&B singer Jesse Boykins III recently released his new Machinedrum-produced album, Love Apparatus, and was supposed to play a release show this past Saturday (5/3) at Irving Plaza but that show was cancelled not long beforehand. He's since announced more dates, including a different NYC show happening at smaller venue Knitting Factory on May 20, and this one's especially interesting because it's actually with Machinedrum. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the tour flyer, KF show flyer, and a video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
R&B/neo-soul singer Jesse Boykins III released his first album, The Beauty Created, back in 2008 and though he's put out some EPs, covers, and collaborations in that time, a new full length never came. That will finally change on April 22, when he releases Love Apparatus, which was produced entirely by electronic mastermind Machinedrum. As you might imagine, together the two achieve that middle ground of future garage and downtempo R&B that we've gotten from James Blake, Jamie Woon, and early Weeknd mixtapes. You can hear the whole album for yourself on NPR, and four of its tracks are streaming below.
Jesse also has some shows coming up, including a release show in his current hometown of NYC on May 3 at Irving Plaza with Body Language and Kris Bowers. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
Machinedrum @ MHOW - 12/7/13 (via Machinedrum Instagram)
Machinedrum (aka Travis Stewart) released his impressive new album Vapor City earlier this year and has been celebrating it with some live, full band shows including the one in NYC last Saturday (12/7) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show was opened by Om Unit and Nick Hook, as well as an unannounced set from Machinedrum's duo with Braille, Sepalcure. No video of the MHOW show, but you can watch a video splicing together clips of some of his other live sets, below.
Meanwhile, Sepalcure will headline their next NYC show on January 10 at Cameo with Alex Burkat and Aquarian. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment.
Stream the title track of their recent Make You EP, along with that Machinedrum video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Berlin-via-NYC producer Machinedrum (aka Travis Stewart, also of Sepalcure and Jets) is set to return this year with a new album, Vapor City, due out on September 30 via Ninja Tune. Two downcast, footwork-inspired singles have been released from the album, "Gunshotta" and "Eyesdontlie." You can stream the former and watch the video for the latter, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
Machinedrum will be taking the new album on the road with the extensive 'Vapor CIty Live' world tour that begins in Seattle this month, and hits Europe, Japan, Canada, and other US cities through December. The tour comes to NYC on December 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday, September 27 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (9/25) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the streams and LP info, below...
Wavves at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Earlier today, we mentioned that a bunch of punkish bands were added to Jay Z's Made In America festival, which goes down at Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway (8/31-9/1) this weekend. Since posting, one more band that fits that description has been added: Wavves. They play the Liberty Stage at 2:30 PM on Sunday. Full schedule here and tickets here.
Meanwhile, Nathan Williams and Stephen Pope of Wavves were also revealed (in an interview with Rolling Stone) as two of the radio hosts on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game that Rockstar Games is putting out on September 17. You can watch the trailer for GTA5 that came out today that features a song by Chain Gang of 1974 (Remember them? They're still a band.) below.
The game also includes a station hosted by Flying Lotus which will play much of his own music, along with tracks from Tyler the Creator, Outkast, Aphex Twin, Machinedrum, DJ Rashad, Thundercat, Clams Casino, Dabrye, Kingdom and Shadow Child.
Other hosts include Pam Grier, Bootsy Collins, Kenny Loggins and dancing outlaw Jesco White (!). And additionally, the game's score is being done by Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist, Oh No, and Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire).
Updated Wavves dates are listed, along with a video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) released their impressive self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to follow it with a new EP, Make You, on April 15 via Hotflush. From the sounds of the EP sampler, which you can listen to below, Make You does a pretty good job of picking up where the ambient textures and garage rhythms of the full length left off. In addition to the EP sampler, you can also listen to a full stream of the EP's title track below.
Sepalcure will be celebrating the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn at Output on April 25. The show is being opened by Jimmy Edgar, who collaborates with Machinedrum in JETS. Maybe we'll get some JETS material at the show too? Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Streams and show flyer below...
Sepalcure at LPR - 12/30/12 (via Heathered Pearls)
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) just played a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge (pictured above) right before 2012 wrapped up (12/30) after their tour with Shlohmo came to a close. Machinedrum stuck around for one more NYC show last week before heading over to Europe, but Braille is still around and will play a NYC show this Friday (1/11) at Cameo with Archie Pelago, Contakt, Nooka Jones, and Enoe. Admission for that show is $8 at the door or $5 with RSVP.
The show is a release party for Cambio, the compilation album by Percussion Lab which features songs by Sepalcure, Braille, Machinedrum, Shigeto, Daedelus (who's touring soon), Mux Mool, and more. You can stream that compilation in its entirety, along with a few other Braille tracks, below.
The Allman Brothers are playing ten shows at Beacon Theatre between March 1 to March 16. Tickets for all ten nights are on Fan Club presale now, go on AmEx presale today at noon, and general sale starts January 11 at 10 AM.
The Black Crowes are playing four nights in the NYC area this Apirl, with shows at The Capitol Theatre on April 2 and 3 and Terminal 5 on April 5 and 6. Tickets for the Capitol Theatre shows and the T5 shows go on sale January 11 at 10 AM.
The Big Pink are playing an Encore! Session at Le Baron Chinatown on January 7.
Zs, Mick Barr, Hubble, Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo, and DJ Ripley are playing Public Assembly on Sunday (1/6). No advance tickets, more details at the facebook event.
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Lux Perpetua, and Scott & Charlene's Wedding are playing Death by Audio on January 19. Admission is $7 at the door.
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) and Shlohmo are going on a three-date audio/visual tour this December. That tour unfortunately doesn't come to NYC, but Sepalcure have tacked on a NYC show happening right afterwards on December 30 at Le Poisson Rouge. Machinedrum of Sepalcure will open the show, along with Brooklyn Bass DJs. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, you can catch both Shlohmo and Braille of Sepalcure in NYC at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival this weekend. Braille plays Cameo Gallery tonight (11/9) at 1 AM (so technically Saturday) and Shlohmo plays Public Assembly on Saturday (11/10) at 1 AM (so technically Sunday). Festival passes are still available.
As mentioned on BV Chicago, Machinedrum recently teamed up with Jimmy Edgar to release a self titled EP under the moniker, Jets. Machinedrum also recently dropped a new song called "Diablo." You can listen to that and some cuts from the Jets EP, along with a list of all Sepalcure dates, below.
Tortoise at ATP NY 2010 more by BBG)
Chicago label Thrill Jockey Records, who focus most heavily on experimental music and indie rock, will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in NYC on September 15 at Webster Hall with a stacked lineup of Tortoise, Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy, and D. Charles Speer & the Helix. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (7/19) at noon.
Meanwhile, Liturgy will play NYC even sooner with an also very solid, but very different lineup of Sepalcure, Machinedrum, White Ring, and MikeQ on Saturday (7/21) at 171 Lombardy in Brooklyn. Tickets for that show are on sale now. As discussed, Liturgy also plays the Basilica Music Festival in Hudson, NY (Aug 11-12) with Mick Barr, Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, and more.
Lists of all Tortoise, Future Islands, Liturgy, and Machinedrum dates, and videos from all the bands are below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bonobo (aka Simon Green) released Black Sands Remixed, a remix album of his 2010 LP, yesterday (2/13) in Europe via Ninja Tune, and will release it next Tuesday (2/21) in North America. The album features remixes by Machinedrum, FaltyDL, Mike Slott, Mark Pritchard, and others. Check out the video for Machinedrum's remix of "Eyesdown" below, along with the album art and tracklist.
Bonobo is about to kick off a run of DJ dates in the US (none in NYC), followed by live dates in Australia this March, before returning to the US at the end of that month to present "A Night of Black: 'Black Sands Remixed' Album Launch" at Le Poisson Rouge on March 29, where Bonobo will DJ along with appearances by album remixers Machinedrum, FaltyDL, and Mike Slott. Tickets are on sale now.
You can also catch FaltyDL, who has a DC show coming up with Four Tet, in NYC TONIGHT (2/15) at Cameo when he DJs along with Loefah, DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Dave Q, and J-Kush. The flier for this show is below.
FaltyDl's soundcloud page also lists that he opens for Matthew Dear at Bowery Ballroom (3/2) with Blondes (live) and Helado Negro, but that is NOT TRUE. Regardless, tickets for that show are still available.
All dates, video, and flier below...
SBTRKT in Sweden in 2011 (more)
As mentioned, SBTRKT added a DJ set with special guests happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 2 the day before their live set at Webster Hall (4/3). Sepalcure has since been added to both NYC shows. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (1/27) at noon. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are still available too.
It's since been announced that these shows are part of a larger North American tour from SBTRKT, running from SXSW to Coachella, and in addition to dates with Sepalcure, includes some with Machinedrum (who is 1/2 of Sepalcure and a favorite of SBTRKT's) and others with Willis Earl Beal who recently signed to XL imprint Hot Charity.
Speaking of Machinedrum, he released the SXLND EP last week via LuckyMe. Listen to it on Spotify.
All tour dates and flier below...
SBTRKT in Sweden in October (more)
After SBTRKT tours Australia and the UK in early 2012, he'll make his way over to North America and will play NYC's Webster Hall on April 3 while he's here. It's not clear if this is part of a full tour yet, but that date is pretty close to a few North American festivals, so it wouldn't be a surprise if more dates get announced soon. Tickets for the NYC show just went on sale.
SBTRKT also released a remix today of "U Don't Survive" off of Machinedrum's 2011 LP, Room(s), which was one of SBTRKT's favorite of the year. Stream that below.
Dates and stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
Producers Travis Stewart (aka Machine Drum, Syndrome, Neon Black, TStewart) and Praveen Sharma (aka Braille) record together under the name Sepalcure, and their self-titled debut LP, which came out on November 22 via Scuba's Hotflush label, is bound to leave a mark on the current dubstep scene.
The chainsaw bass drops used by many of the more successful DJs have become a similar dick-measuring contest to '80s hair metal guitar solos and falsetto shrieks, with Burial acting as the same type of catalyst for a new strain of the genre as Black Sabbath has been for sludge and doom. While Sepalcure does retain some of Burial's skewed vocal samples and swift beats, it's most memorable for its live instrumentation. The whole thing is scattered with the sort of disco piano lines that have resurfaced during '90s house and more recently on much of the DFA roster. They embrace the dub element of dubstep on "Yuh Nuh See," bring in an ounce of bass wobble on "Breezin," and while many of their peers are reaching to contemporary R&B for vocal samples, on "See Me Feel Me," Sepalcure take from The Who's track of the same name. You can stream the entire LP below and check out a video of album track "Pencil Pimp."
Sepalcure made their live audio/visual debut in NYC, where the duo is/was based, in November opening for Africa Hitech. Pitchfork mentions that Travis Stewart has since moved to Berlin, leaving the future of the duo uncertain, but at the very least, we'll be getting one more NYC show from these guys before the year ends with a live set at Cameo Gallery on December 29. Stewart's Machine Drum project (live) is also on the bill and more acts are TBA. A ticket link will be available soon. Sepalcure then heads to California for two shows.
All dates, video, and album stream below...
19-year old Florida native Dominique Young Unique, now a double-BV-party veteran (she played CMJ and SXSW), will swing back up to NYC to play Mercury Lounge on May 4. Tickets for the electro-hip-hop show go on AmEx presale at noon (4/13), and on general sale on Friday. It's an early show that currently has no openers listed.
Machinedrum (aka Travis Stewart aka Sepalcure aka Neon Black aka Syndrone), Timonkey, Mike Slott, and Futexture all play a glitchy bass heavy show at the same venue the same night, and tickets for that are also going on sale at the same times.
Download the hot jungley mix Machinedrum recently made, above. Or put on your headphones and stream it below. You can read the setlist, and listen to other recent tracks by Machinedrum and Sepalcure down there, and watch live videos too. (Sepalcure played Public Assembly this past Friday, part of Unsound Festival's "Bass Mutations" night at Public Assembly with Kode9 and many more.)
Dominique recently released a mixtape too, called Glamorous Touch. Download it above, or stream it below, with all dates and her recent video for "War Talk" too...