It’s difficult to master multiple forms of music, but Brooklyn-based Machinedrum is one of those enigmas who has consistently produced quality tunes within the worlds of Jungle, Footwork, R&B, Pop, and more for years. Taking part in successful collaborative side projects such as Jets with Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure with Praveen Sharma, and Dream Continuum with Om Unit has allowed him to expand his musical horizons as well, all while finding even more time to produce Pop hits for the likes of Azealia Banks and Theophilus London. To say he’s a busy man would be an understatement.
Just this weekend, he was deservedly tapped by Pete Tong for the glorified Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1, including a hefty amount of his own material, from solo work to collaborations. Also notable in this selection are unreleased tunes from Machinedrum featuring MASSIVE names like Kanye West, Pusha T, Bun B, E-40, Lil’ Flip (do I need to keep going???). Get ready to move your feet a little bit. √+
Detroit’s Berlin-based Jimmy Edgar is on a mission to manifest dance culture on a level deeper than any bass can drop. Synthesizing his passions for esoteric philosophy and ‘90s club music, Edgar announces a new EP, label launch, and special projects with fellow multimedia mystics Machinedrum and Pilar Zeta.
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Oy oy oy oy oy! Time for my first round of The Dirt and this time I am pairing up with my dear friend from down under, Andrew aka Ubbs from Stoney Roads. I’m sure you’re all aware of the Australian music blog so it’s truly our/my pleasure to have him on board to throw down some tracks for you lot. Feeling very, very UK with this one, be it with British producers or simply the UK vibe. Enjoy.