Just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival, Ninja Tune artist Machinedrum hits Hong Kong on Thursday, September 15th. The talented beatmaker has collaborated with well known names like Azealia Banks and a who’s who of underground dance artists.
Machinedrum bounces between Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin creating his ever changing sound that pushes boundaries and genres. His dance floor sets, much like his songs, contain elements of Jungle, futuristic R&B, Bass, and Juke. Most don’t fit neatly under the umbrella of any one genre.
Machinedrum creates sophisticated songs that are highly danceable. Although his beats are musically complex, they don’t lose the dancefloor with self-indulgent digressions. Have a listen to a recent live set for a sample of his sound at parties.
Machinedrum plays a lot with time, in some cases it almost seems like he’s trying to see how many beats-per-minute he can cram into one song. He’s a master at smooth mid-song polyrhythmic switch-ups as well. Even though the tracks have complex syncopation, they still manage to keep the groove going. His Soundcloud page is filled with interesting work.
Fans of Cashmere Cat might also appreciate his beatmaking talent and versatility. Machinedream is about to release a new album titled Human Energy, and you can be sure that he will drop a few exclusives on Hong Kong’s crowd on Thursday night.
The event is a special opportunity to hear a celebrated electronic dance musician in a cool, non-traditional venue. Cafe Hillywood is a hip restaurant on the Jordan side of TST. With a public holiday the next day, this is going to be a fun show and a memorable musical journey.
Machinedrum will be supported by the Yeti crew (who have recently been wowing audiences around the region.) Brothers Arthur and Tom Yeti will be joined by Junkie.T of The Living Discoheads for the night.
Tickets are available now via Ticketflap with a discounted price. Tickets at the door on Thursday are $260 HKD.
Machinedrum Live in Hong Kong!
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
From 10pm til late
Basement, 152 Austin Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon