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Human Energy
Artist
Machinedrum
ReleaseProduct
Human Energy
Label
Ninja Tune
Catalogue Number
ZENDNL232
Release Date
September 2016
15 Tracks
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Machinedrum’s Travis Stewart finds new spirituality on his first solo album since 2013’s Vapor City: Human Energy, which arrives on Ninja Tune like its predecessor, takes inspiration from esoteric and new age concepts. Stepping into his great grandfather’s footsteps who was a healer, Stewart explores music’s power of invigorating energy. Less dreamy, but more lively than Vapor City, his detailed drum’n’bass-led synth arrangements follow bold, catchy melodies – which he caters for with a long list of contributors. Frequent collaborator Dawn Richard lends her modern voice to the soulful ‘Do it 4 U’, while Beyonce affiliate MeLo X accounts for the vocal chops on ‘Angel Speak’, a true banger with its HudMo-like brass sounds.

With its frantic elements, the first single ‘Dos Puertos’ with Brooklyn rapper and Rihanna collaborator Kevin Hussein recollects Stewart’s earlier jungle style, but overall Human Energy has a more digital aesthetic to it. Its beats are accentuated and radiate the Californian sunshine Stewart injected into his production after his recent move there – which also explains some of the healing energy’s origin. A fresh and bold record that glimmers in the sun ready to move and energise you.

  1. 1 Lapis 2:09 Machinedrum Buy
  2. 2 Morphogene 3:41 Machinedrum featuring Ruckazoid Buy
  3. 3 Angel Speak 3:26 Machinedrum featuring MeLo-X Buy
  4. 4 Tell U 3:20 Machinedrum featuring Rochelle Jordan Buy
  5. 5 Surfed Out 0:45 Machinedrum Buy
  6. 6 Do It 4 U 3:40 Machinedrum featuring D∆WN Buy
  7. 7 Celestial Levels 2:38 Machinedrum featuring Jesse Boykins III Buy
  8. 8 Isometrix 3:13 Machinedrum Buy
  9. 9 Spectrum Sequence 2:16 Machinedrum Buy
  10. 10 White Crown 3:17 Machinedrum featuring Tosin Abasi Buy
  11. 11 Ocean of Thought 2:56 Machinedrum Buy
  12. 12 Etheric Body Temple 1:37 Machinedrum Buy
  13. 13 Dos Puertas 3:02 Machinedrum featuring Kevin Hussein Buy
  14. 14 Opalescent 3:03 Machinedrum Buy
  15. 15 Colour Communicator 2:50 Machinedrum Buy

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