Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Machinedrum Comes To Get Low

Thursday, May 20th, Get Low will march to the beat of a different drum... the beat of Machinedrum. We're really excited to bring you this booking, and we know you'll love his style. Somejerk recently put up a couple mixes on his Pattern Awareness blog, make sure you get those. Read all about Machinedrum after the sick video below...

Travis Stewart's debut Machinedrum album "Now You Know" was released early 2001 on the influential Miami based Merck Records and gained the attention and praise of musicians, fans and critics world wide. It was heralded as the "standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires" by Pitchfork. Since then he has toured around the world performing in places like the Sydney Opera House of Australia, Star Pinez in Tokyo, Bush Music Hall in London, and the Nokia Theater in Times Square.

Now with 9 albums under his belt Travis is a force to be reckoned with. His newest album as Machinedrum titled "Want to 1 2?" was released on the New York City based label Normrex in may 2009 and focuses on changing the face of what we now know as Pop by fusing current pop music standards and trends with his extensive knowledge of experimental production techniques. The Want to 1 2 sound could be described as a combination of the pop songwriting skills of Timbaland, the huge club sound of Daft Punk and the crafty experimentation of Aphex Twin. Travis has done official remixes for a wide variety of artists like Johnny Cash, Solange, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Tiesto, Mochipet, Edit and more.
Pitchfork Media - Machinedrum : "Now You Know"

"..a relatively fresh musical formula .... with some of the most memorable moments in the (admittedly brief) history of [IDM]."
"..the standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires."
Rating - 9.0/10
Pitchfork Media - Machinedrum : "Bidnezz"
"Dirty South crunk with the cubist contortions of Autechre and Mouse on Mars"
Rating - 7.7/10
Urb Magazine - Machinedrum : "Bidnezz"
"Best album of its kind since I Care Because You Do. Yeah, I said it."
XLR8R - Machinedrum : "911"
"This multi-instrumentalist rewards the careful listener subtle tempo shifts and unexpected sounds that make him an artist in his own right."
Cleveland Scene - Machinedrum : “Want to 1 2?”

“Machinedrum is the best producer you've never heard.”