Machinedrum gives The Creators Project an indepth look at his forthcoming album, ‘Vapor City’
Electronic music’s Renaissance man Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is prepping for ‘Vapor City’, his first full-length offering since the 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 frequent collaborator 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 a metropolis known as ‘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.”
Watch “Eyesdontlie”, the first single from ‘Vapor City’:
Machinedrum gave The Creator Project the first interview about ‘Vapor City’, discussing the album’s concept, his influences and the additional content that will surface each month after the release of the album. Stewart also revealed a few upcoming collaborations and details of his upcoming live tour.
Head to The Creators Project to read the interview in full.
Machinedrum’s ‘Vapor City’ is out Sept 27th on Ninja Tune