Machinedrum is the most well-known alias of American electronic musician Travis Stewart, who has also released material as Syndrone, tstewart, Neon Black, and Aden. He was one of the pioneers of glitch-hop during the early 2000s, with acclaimed albums such as 2001 ‘s Now You Know and 2004 ‘s Bidnezz finding common ground between hip-hop rhythms and the tightly programmed experimental electronic. His sound became more club-friendly as the decades progressed, with releases such as Want to 1 2 ? incorporating more club-friendly styles. The shift to a vibrant hybrid of juke and U was marked by Room ( s ) in 2011. Bass and jungle styles were fused in Vapor City. Stewart kept busy with collaborative projects such as Sepalcure and JETS, in addition to production work for the likes of Dawn Richard, Azealia Banks, and Jesse Boykins III, while his own albums, including 2020 ‘s A. Although Stewart ‘s first album, a set of drill’n’bass meanderings titled Triskaideka, was released under the name Syndrone in early 2000, the first track he released as Machine Drum was a hazy, skittering melange that owed more to hip-hop and The template for Machine Drum ‘s early output was the bursting “ Izey Rael ”. In 2001, the brilliant Now You Know was released to underground acclaim and firmly established the 19-year-old producer as one of IDM and left-field hip-hop ‘s brightest hopes. The album was released by a Miami-based glitch-hop label that was prolific during the first half of the 2000s. It was followed by a double-CD collection, Mergerz & Acquisitionz. In 2006 Machine Drum collaborated with Drop the Lime and released an album of DJ battle tools called Cached on the Inside. After finishing up his college studies, Stewart took a break and moved to New York City. Before falling apart, Stewart started up a label and production company called Normrex, which released his full-length Want to 1 2 ? Stewart ‘s sound became more frenetic and incorporated a number of styles, particularly Chicago ‘s emerging juke/footwork scene and various permutations of the U. Bass music is a continuum. He signed with Planet Mu for Room ( s ), and Hotflush for the self-titled debut by Sepalcure during the 2010s. They were two of the most acclaimed dance albums of 2011. Stewart and Jimmy Edgar formed a duo called JETS. He collaborated with Om Unit on a project called Dream Continuum which explored the sweet spot between jungle and juke. Reworkz was released by Planet Mu. The full-length Vapor City was Machinedrum ‘s first release for Ninja Tune. He split his time between New York and Berlin when he produced material for Azealia Banks. He released Vapor City Archives after he produced the majority of Love Apparatus. Sepalcure ‘s second album, Folding Time, was released two years later by Hotflush, along with Machinedrum ‘s most pop-leaning effort, Human Energy. JETS released additional singles, including “ 1 2 B Needed ” with Roses Gabor, and “ Hype Up ” with Mykki Blanco, as well as their debut album, Zoospa, in 2019. Berry Patch, a collaboration with producer Holly, appeared on Noisia ‘s Vision Recordings in 2020. The full-length A View of U was a mixture of hip-hop and drum’n’bass with guests including Sub Focus. Mark Pytlik and Paul Simpson.