Resident Advisor Sessions: Machinedrum

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

When Travis Stewart—the musician best known as Machinedrum—released his concept album Vapor City on Ninja Tune last year, listeners reveled in his versatile music landscape, which is built upon layers of loops and sounds and beautifully punctuated by nuanced details. At SXSW, the Berlin-based electronic artist brought his fantasy to life with drummer Lane Barrington, catching the hearts of everyone and the eye of Resident Advisor, who were so taken they asked Stewart to recreate the scenario for them. The upshot is a hauntingly terrific medley of Stewart’s “humid style of footwork and jungle” that makes you dream of living forever in his fictitious world.