The M Machine Live / Calvertron / Torro Torro at CONTROL
After months of silence, San Francisco’s The M Machine have released the first half of their debut album, a six track release dubbed Metropolis Pt. I, on multiple Grammy Award winner Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. Boldly bridging genres, The M Machine’s latest release offers an original sound that justifies the increasing buzz surrounding the band since their inception and stakes a claim on the map of electronic music that is all their own.
With this release, The M Machine looks to perfect the artistic union between man and machine, combining immaculate and powerful electronic production with emotional and infectious songwriting. A concept album of sorts, each song is a chapter in the story of the dystopian city of Metropolis. Sonically, the driving bass of “Immigrants” and dubstep dancefloor killer “Shadow In The Rose Garden” aggressively assert the raw power of electronic music, while “A King Alone” and “Faces” showcase the band’s human touch: vocal-driven synth-pop at its finest. Replete with massive string arrangements, “Deep Search” and “Black” further demonstrate the trio’s production prowess, yet reveal a refreshing emphasis on musicality, further highlighting the cinematic feeling that has become one of the band’s trademarks.
Following a string of speaker rattling productions and highly acclaimed remixes, Alex Calver aka Calvertron has found himself the subject of attention from some of the biggest and best artists and record labels in the business. His tracks are consistently featured on the UK’s national radio stations and are spreading like a pandemic, with his unique sound gaining support from a diverse selection of the world’s most influential DJs, including the likes of Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, Busy P, Benny Benassi, Eric Morrillo, Roger Sanchez, Diplo, and John Digweed.
Becoming renowned for sets that mirror his diverse production sounds, Calvertron is an internationally accomplished DJ. Impossible to pigeonhole and quickly becoming one of the forefront names for the ever growing international bass music scene. His sets are in high demand and he regularly headlines clubs all over the world, touring in every continent bar Antarctica – but if there was a club down there he’d definitely be partying with the penguins!
Torro Torro is the Toronto based production duo of Mike (“Digits”) Gonek and Evan “Yo Ev” Norton. The duo masterfully create an identifiable brand of contemporary party music, influenced by hip hop, electronic dance music and tropical riddims. Their remix and original productions over the past year have landed them the highest acclaim of their peers. Today there is no doubt that you will hear a Torro Torro record played at the biggest parties the world has to offer, all the way down to the intimate tastemaker clubs nurturing the growth of global bass.
Industry Support: Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, The Killabits, Diplo/Mad Decent, Annie Mac/Kissy Sell Out- BBC Radio1, Sidney Samson, Congorock, MSTRKRFT, Crookers, Dillon Francis; Steve Aoki and AutoErotique- DIM MAK; AC Slater and Drop The Lime- Trouble&Bass; Kill The Noise and DJ Craze- Slow Roast Records.