Ahead of his forthcoming album Human Energy, the ever-prolific Travis Stewart, best known as the mastermind behind the Machinedrum moniker, has shared the radiant and undeniably cinematic new track "Tell U."

Featuring rising Canadian songstress Rochelle Jordan, "Tell U" contains the same sort of sweeping chord progressions and fidgety vocal manipulations that made his previous single -- the D∆WN-featuring "Do It 4 U" -- such a gorgeous track. And this new single, indebted to its aura of effervescent, joy-filled emotion, continues to demonstrate how Stewart is one of the rare talents who can repurpose a simple stem and turn it into something greater and, somehow, more human.

"This track is an example of how I took a homie's vocal that they sent me in the past and reused it in a different context, just like 'Do It 4 U,'" Stewart said. "I took a sampling approach to Rochelle's a-cappella and recontextualized her lyrics in the same way I would with an old 90s R&B a-cappella in some of my older tracks" -- and it's absolutely euphoria-inducing. Listen for yourself below.


27-Sep - Berlin, Germany - Berghain/Panorama Bar

29-Sep - Milan, Italy - Dude Club

30-Sep - Paris, France - Wanderlust

01-Oct - Lyon, France - Le Sucre

05-Oct - Seattle, WA - Q Nightclub

06-Oct - Chicago, IL - 1st Ward

07-Oct - Miami, FL - III Points Festival

08-Oct - Silverado, CA - Dirtybird Campout

12-Oct - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

13-Oct - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

14-Oct - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

15-Oct - Montreal, QC - Newspeak

02-Nov - Denver, CO - Vinyl

03-Nov - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

04-Nov - Austin, TX - The Grizzly

05-Nov - Dallas, TX - RBC

09-Nov - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

12-Nov - Atlixco, MX - Fascinoma Festival

24-Nov - Christchurch, New Zealand - Darkroom

25-Nov - Auckland, New Zealand - Neck of the Woods

26-Nov - Ballarat Australia - Earthcore Festival 2016

30-Nov - Sydney Australia - Civic Underground

01-Dec - Adelaide, Australia - Rocket Bar

02-Dec - Perth, Australia - Jack Rabbit Slim's

03-Dec - Sydney, Australia - Subsonic Festival 2016

Machinedrum's Human Energy is out September 30th via Ninja Tune.

photo by Tonje Thielsen

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