J-E-T-S Detail Debut Album with Dawn Richard Collaboration
'Zoospa' will land on May 24.
Zoospa will land on May 24 via Innovative Leisure, and follows a series of EPs released on the duo’s Ultramajic dating back to 2012. Along with Dawn Richard and Mykki Blanco—with whom they released “Play”—the LP casts a wide net of collaborators, including KingJet, Rochelle Jordan, and Tkay Maidza. We’re told to expect a fiercely cohesive but wildly varied long-player.
Machinedrum and Edgar first met as teenagers on a pivotal trip to Miami, one of their first-ever gigs outside of the places they were raised (Edgar originally hails from Detroit, Machinedrum from rural North Carolina.) They bonded over a mutual love of Warp, Schematic Records, and Chocolate Industries. A tight friendship was forged when both lived in New York, but their first self-titled EP didn’t drop until 2012, by the time the pair had independently decamped to Berlin.
Eventually, they relocated to Los Angeles where their second EP was recorded in 2015. The idea was always to record something bigger and more expansive, but it didn’t become a reality until Edgar headed up the coast, eventually settling and building a home studio in Portland. That’s where Machinedrum headed in the late summer of 2017 to cook up the tracks that eventually became Zoospa.
01. FAUNA SAUNA
02. POTIONS FT. DAWN RICHARD
03. FIRE FLY
04. LOOK OUT FT. KINGJET
05. LOTUS HD
06. PLAY FT. MYKKI BLANCO
07. REAL TRUTH FT. TKAY MAIDZA
08. OCEAN PPL FT. ROCHELLE JORDAN
09. HYPER HIBERNATE
10. Q NATURAL
11. TEAM EFFORT
12. WATER AND STONE
Zoospa will land on May 24, with “Potions” ft. Dawn Richard and “Play” ft. Mykki Blanco streaming below.