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Machinedrum teams up with Freddie Gibbs for “Kane Train” and announces new album

American producer Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum has revealed the details of his new album; it’s called A View of U and is coming out on October 9 through Ninja Tune. It also boasts a whole host of collaborators, including Sub Focus, Chrome Sparks, Father, Freddie Gibbs, Mono/Poly, Tigran Hamasyan, Jesse Boykins III, Rochelle Jordan and Tanerélle.

Along with the announcement he has shared two tracks, the Freddie Gibbs-featuring “Kane Train” and album closer “Ur2Yung”, which offer up different sides of Machinedrum’s output.

On “Kane Train” he cedes the spotlight to the rapper, giving him a bombastic and blaring beat, which Gibbs tackles with his signature ferocity and flare. Machinedrum still shows off plenty of his dextrous beat-making and in tandem the pair make a thrilling spectacle. “Ur2Yung” is a more celebratory affair, apt for an album closer as it seems to be thankful for everything that has come before and excited for what will come after.

Machinedrum’s new album A View of U is out on October 9 through Ninja Tune. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.