MANSION x GALAPAGOS x CMW proudly present...
HAPPY ENDINGS #013
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It's always nice to see two different groups of people come together for a greater cause. For the CMW edition of Happy Endings, we decided team up with established purveyors of future music, Galapagos, to celebrate our mutual appreciation for prolific Berlin-based producer Machinedrum (Travis Stewart), as well as up-and-coming Canadians Kevin McPhee and Monolithium.
The beauty of Stewart's sound is that it's constantly evolving - combining elements of house, techno, juke, electro, vogue, ambient, hip-hop, IDM, and beyond - making it an ideal fit for the first Happy Endings/Galapagos experience.
MACHINEDRUM (LUCKY ME/PLANET MU, BER)
Machinedrum, or Travis Stewart, is one half of Sepalcure. At 19 he released his debut Now You Know on Merck Records and was heralded as the â€œstandard to which the next wave of imitators aspiresâ€ by Pitchfork. They werenâ€™t wrong.
Travis was at the heart of â€˜New-New Yorkâ€™ â€“ spending nights running his Cassette club and working through the day in studio with Jesse Boykins iii, Theophilus London, Addiquit & Azealia Banks. A role call that meant little in 2009 that are now helping define rap and rnb in 2012. Travis is now residing in Berlin to tour and support the music heâ€™s become known for: the heady instrumental fusion of hip hop, juke, jungle and house.
2011 truly was a meteoric year for â€˜Drum with releases rightfully placing him in the top ranks of this new fusion dance music.
MONOLITHIUM (ERROR BROADCAST, BC)
A child of hip-hop and a student of contemporary electronic music, Monolithiumâ€™s sound is the axiom where funk, techno and grime coalesce into concise, focused dancefloor pressure. His debut EP, Simon & G-Funk (via Error Broadcast) is packed with psychedelic crunk from another realm altogether, combining the structures of hip-hop with tough, sexy grooves & colourful synth work.
Live, Monolithium twerks his own diced-up tracks and exclusive edits, hammering out rhythms on his Ohm64 midi controller yielding an innovative modern club sound. Expect varied tempos, collaborations & more funk from this engaging new soundboy.
KEVIN MCPHEE (TECTONIC/RAMP/HYPERCOLOUR, TO)
McPheeâ€™s tracks have a worn, nocturnal feel somewhere in between Burial and the classic house and disco records he so cherishes; think Theo Parrish gone broken beat with a hefty dose of UK-referencing vocal sampling, something like that. McPheeâ€™s songs employ rickety, homemade breakbeats that crunch and clack as individual parts bash into each other, a fascinatingly fluid quality that only becomes enhanced when theyâ€™re mixed in and out of each other. Heâ€™s got a way with vocals, too, and while the way he cherry-picks R&B samples is nothing new, thereâ€™s something to be said for how the vocals ring out in his music with absolute clarity, the very warmth of their humanity setting the inhuman beats aglow.
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