Machinedrum announces new album

Machinedrum announces new album 'Human Energy' out September 30, shares first single "Do It 4 U"
Photo by Tonje Thilesen

Machinedrum is back and you’ve never heard him like this before. The relentless pioneer and conceptualist of US electronic music has moved to Cali, fallen in love, and discovered a new warmth and beauty in his music. Travis Stewart’s forthcoming album, Human Energy, is due out September 30 on Ninja Tune.

As a taster for this new work, Machinedrum has shared the first single “Do It 4 U,” featuring vocals from Dawn Richard aka D∆WN. Having started out in the group Danity Kane working with P Diddy, D∆WN has now begun to produce her work via a more independent route on the Local Action label. In fact, her latest single, “Not Above That,” was her most successful solo work yet, produced by none other than… Machinedrum. “Do It 4 U” combines her vocals with morphing, melting synths that will make this a favourite in clubs as well as on the radio.

Travis Stewart brings together coasts and continents in projects which are both conceptual and heartfelt, clever and banging. Having discovered that rare thing—spirituality and purity in electronic music—he is about to have a very big year. “It’s an exchange of energy through sound,” he tells us. “It’s a healing experience. We’re living in dark times and with so much negativity existing in the world I want to be a rare voice of positivity.” With Human Energy, he has made a defining album, one that could very well take him from best-kept-secret of the electronic music world to breakout star.

Album art by Ultramajic (Jimmy Edgar and Pilar Zeta)

Album art by Ultramajic (Jimmy Edgar and Pilar Zeta)

1. Lapis
2. Morphogene (ft. Ruckazoid)
3. Angel Speak (ft. MeLo-X)
4. Tell U (ft. Rochelle Jordan)
5. Surfed Out
6. Do It 4 U (ft. D∆WN)
7. Celestial Levels (ft. Jesse Boykins III)
8. Isometrix
9. Spectrum Sequence
10. White Crown (ft. Tosin Abasi)
11. Ocean of Thought
12. Etheric Body Temple
13. Dos Puertas (ft. Kevin Hussein)
14. Opalescent
15. Colour Communicator

Tour dates:
09-Sept – Belgium – HORST Festival
23-Sept – London – Brixton Electric
24-Sept – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
27-Sept – Berlin, Germany – Panorama Bar
29-Sept – Milan, Italy – Dude Club
30-Sept – Paris, France – Wonderlust
1st-Oct – Lyon, France – Le Sucre
05-Oct – Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub
06-Oct – Chicago, IL – 1st Ward
07-Oct – Miami, FL – III Points Festival
08-Oct – Silverado, CA – Dirty Bird Campout
12-Oct – San Francisco, CA – Independent
13-Oct – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
14-Oct – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
15-Oct – Montreal, QC – Newspeak
02-Nov – Denver, CO – Vinyl
03-Nov – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
04-Nov – Austin, TX – The Grizzly
05-Nov – Dallas, TX – RBC
09-Nov – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
24-Nov – Christchurch, NZ – Darkroom
25-Nov – Auckland, NZ – Neck of the Woods
26-Nov – Ballarat, Aus – Earthcore
30-Nov – Sydney, Aus – Civic Underground
1st-Dec – Adelaide, Aus – Rocket Bar
2nd-Dec – Perth, Aus – Jack Rabbit Slim’s
3rd-Dec – Sydney, Aus – Subsonic Festival 2016