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DJ Rashad, Nick Hook, & Machinedrum – “Understand”

One of the worst moments of 2014 was when the news broke that Chicago footwork overlord DJ Rashad had tragically died. Electronic producer Machinedrum aka Travis Stewart was working with Rashad on a number of collaborations prior to his death, and he’s finally announced plans to release them. Stewart said he couldn’t bring himself to… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 21, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Machinedrum – “Want Me”

This summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series began last week with Italo-disco legend Giorgio Moroder’s “Giorgio’s Theme,” and it has a ton of promising stuff yet to come. This week’s entry comes from the Californian dance producer Machinedrum. It’s a tense and squiggling track called “Want Me,” and it works the hell out of its sample,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They’ve put out some fantastic tracks in the past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer, they’ve completely outdone themselves, enlisting a dizzying array of artists from Speedy Ortiz to Tim Hecker, from Deafheaven to Run The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Jamie Lidell – “Big Love (Machinedrum Remix)”

Machinedrum — aka Neon Black, aka Travis Stewart — is best known as one of Azealia Banks’ preferred producers. He just released a remix of Jamie Lidell’s stand-out track “Big Love,” off of Lidell’s self-titled release from earlier this year. Lidell makes his own brand of glitchy electro-soul music, and Machinedrum honors that while turning… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 15, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Azealia Banks – “No Problems” & Angel Haze – “Shut The Fuck Up”

There was no fan on the flames of the battle between Harlem spit-fire Azealia Banks and NYC-via-Virginia rapper Angel Haze over the weekend. On Friday, Banks and frequent collaborator Machinedrum dropped “No Problems,” a response track to Haze’s “On The Edge.” While the spat has primarily been relegated to Twitter and SoundCloud — Haze followed… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013 - 11:20 am

Azealia Banks – “Aquababe”

Azealia Banks is now off of Twitter, but her spurt of solid musical output continues unabated. Here’s another one from the forthcoming Fantasea, a gurgling track produced by frequent collaborator Machinedrum called “Aquababe.” Lyrically, it’s brimming with bars reflective of the aqua-colored mermaid aesthetic she’s been favoring lately. Download it below. UPDATE: Actually, she’s back… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Azealia Banks – “1991” & “Van Vogue”

American electronic musician Machinedrum strikes up another collaboration with Harlem rapper Azealia Banks for her new EP’s title track, the knocking “1991,” a release that finds Azealia displaying more of her rapid-fire rap prowess. “I make hits motherfucker / never do it for free,” Banks raps over the Burial-meets-dancehall burner from Machinedrum. Listen below. UPDATE:More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 8:43 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we’ve had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let’s be optimistic about it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Azealia Banks – “NEEDSUMLUV”

Recently-anointed coolest person in the world Azealia Banks took to her Twitter yesterday to drop “NEEDSUMLUV,” an R&B-tinged track produced by Machinedrum. The source track is from Machindrum’s forthcoming SXLND EP and samples Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” (Coincidentally, it’s Aaliyah’s birthday today, RIP). Download the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 16, 2012 - 9:34 am