Friday, October 15, 2010

ARTISTS TO WATCH:: MELO-X "The Rise of Merch" [FREE DOWNLOAD] + MACHINEDRUM x MELO-X 'Let It' [12" Release on STONESTHROW]]

It's been a prolific year for two of my favorite Brooklyn producers, Machinedrum & Melo-X. After dropping two EPs this year, the Love Pressure EP as part of Sepalcure and the LuckyMe-released Many Faces, Machinedrum aka Travis Stewart is releasing his new record called Let It, named after a track off of his 2009 album Want to 1 2 featuring vocal work from Melo-X.  Let It  features the title track, b-side "Flud," and remixes from Lazer Sword, edIT of The Glitch Mob, and digital bonus remix from Siriusmo. Super dope experimental electro-hip-hop genre bending gem, a definite trailblazer.

 The Let It EP will drop physically on November 2, but you can buy the release digitally via Stones Throw, here

Check out Machinedrum in action at his last show in Paris, featuring my Paris fam, photographer NOOR ONE (She & I did a collabo photo shoot & I previously featured her here). 



MACHINEDRUM LIVE IN PARIS from TONYTRUAND on Vimeo.

I've been so backed up that I didn't even had a chance to post MeLo's most recent release, MUSTAFA THE GODKING: RISE OF MERCH which represents the distillation of two years of his musical evolution since his first self-produced debut project MUSTAFA'S RENAISSANCE in 2008. MeLo is a beast when it comes to beats, he really went in and took his time to refine his craft, meanwhile hustling his way toward the top (you may have seen his cameo at the Highline Ballroom invited by the Roots or as Kid Sister's tour dj to mention only a few highlights). The EP features guest appearances from BK fam, Nikki NTU, Jesse Boykins III, Lil Friday and others. MeLo is the voice of the new generation of NY hip-hop, expect some heavy beat attacks & a Brooklyn-flavored lyrical lava...good times. "Quality over quantity" word!
Melo was also responsible for all aspects of the project from the production, mixing and mastering to the album photo and art work. Dayyum!
Please visit  his Website MeLoXtra.com and follow Twitter.com/MeLoXtra for the latest.


CMJ Dates
Oct 19, 2010 Melo-X & Nikki NTU +Old Money, Tigga Galore, Underground System Afrobeat at BACKSTAGE 152 Orchard St [] NYC 8PM-12AM [NOT TO BE MISSED, NY Underground in the house!]

Oct 23, 2010 Melo X w/ Mazzi & Soul Purpose, Onili, Mizz Metro @Hiro Ballroom


If you are not familiar with Nikki NTU, here is some earcandy from her latest EP that was released on Melo's label, GALAX  Nikki NTU Vs. Brainfeeder: Medulla Dinner 


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