Electronic music’s Renaissance man Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is prepping for his biggest and boldest release to date with label Ninja Tune- Vapor City the first full-length offering since his critically-heralded Rooms in 2011. Between now and then, his output has been an unrelenting stream of versatility with skillful releases on LuckyMe (SXLND) Hotflush with beloved Sepalcure, and the dancefloor blitzkrieg known as JETS – his most recent partnership with Jimmy Edgar- among other releases, collaborations, and remixes that have kept him always one step ahead of the bunch with fans and music critics eagerly awaiting his next vision.
The man of many faces went back to the drawing board armed with inspirations sprouting deeper from within his psyche. Based on recurring dreams he has had for years about Vapor City and which have become so vivid that Stewart can describe the place in detail district by district, he has finally crafted a fully-formed soundscape which doubles as a map into this imaginary universe.
“Vapor City is an album inspired by a dream city” explains Stewart. “It’s become such a recurring dream of mine throughout the past few years that I began creating music to it, a collection of different songs each representing different districts in the city.”