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Machinedrum announces new album with Freddie Gibbs collaboration "Kane Train"

05 August 2020, 15:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, has announced his next LP A View of U, and has shared new Freddie Gibbs collaboration "Kane Train" and "Ur2yung" as the lead singles.

"Kane Train" and "Ur2yung" are the first new releases from Machinedrum since his June single "Braided Leaves".

Machinedrum's "Kane Train" features vocals from Freddie Gibbs, while "Ur2yung" is an instrumental.

A View of U is Machinedrum's ninth LP, and will feature collaborations with Sub Focus, Father, Rochelle Jordan, Chrome Sparks and more.

The "U" in Stewart's new album title represents the universe and/or the infinite, and the title as a whole represents an out of body experience. He explains, "The feeling of being out of your body feels infinite. It feels like time has stopped. It feels like the birth of creation. It feels like the impossible becomes possible. It feels unfamiliar and familiar at the same time. It feels scary at first but once you let go of that fear and surrender to the experience it feels incredibly beautiful and life changing."

He adds, "When I am in the creative zone I tend to forget time, who I am and where I am. As I became aware of my OOBE (out of body experience) through song creation, choosing what songs should go on an album as well as through my meditation, I realised that this was meant to be the central theme of the album."


  1. The Relic (feat. Rochelle Jordan)
  2. Star (feat. Mono/Poly & Tanerélle)
  3. Kane Train (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
  4. Wait 4 U (feat. Jesse Boykins III)
  5. Sleepy Pietro (feat. Tigran Hamasyan)
  6. Spin Blocks (feat. Father)
  7. Idea 36 (feat. Chrome Sparks)
  8. Believe in U
  9. 1000 Miles (feat. Sub Focus)
  10. Inner Eye
  11. Ur2yung
"Kane Train" featuring Freddie Gibbs and "Ur2yung" are both out now. Machinedrum's A View of U album is due to land on 9 October via Ninja Tune, and is available to pre-order now.
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