The Happy M Machine

The M Machine Happy Land Ok stop what your doing and check this out. No seriously. Let me take you back to 2011-2012, Dubstep ruled everything at the time and I was turning to everything else to seek my dance music fix. Earlier in late 2011 a group called Pance Party had renamed themselves The M Machine and dropped a two song EP. Only the third release on Skrillex’s then baby label OWSLA, the electro house release, “Promise Me A Rose Garden” was named Hottest Record in the World on October 20, 2011 by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1. It was good, but I didn’t know what was coming.

In April 2012, the group released Metropolis Pt. I, the first installment of their two-part concept album inspired by Fritz Lang’s influential film Metropolis. This is what I had needed in 2012, this is what helped keep my faith that dance music wasn’t going to be drowned out by a sea of Skrillex copycats. It kept me going until Metropolis Pt. II was released February 19, 2013 and in late August of the same year Metropolis Remixed was released. I dare say music history will prove these three EP’s and remix album will be an important chapter in dance music.

All artist press on and they have released several remixes, singles, and an EP since then. All showing a progression in sound and style according to the environment they have been in. Some received well and some with criticism but that is how putting art out goes. Now as the band has gone through changes and move closer to a new album they have revisited some of the early demos that made up Metropolis. Seeing the value in them we are getting lucky because now we will have, Metropolis: The B-Sides. A new playlist on Soundcloud from the band that will be populated with free downloads as they finish new masters. Get ready because I will be posting all of them.

The M Machine – Happy Land
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Posted By: Joseph Noctum

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