Today’s FACT mix comes from Jimmy Edgar and Travis ‘Machinedrum’ Stewart, a.k.a. JETS.
Edgar and Stewart represent two of electronic music’s most celebrated solo commodities: born in Detroit, Jimmy Edgar has been releasing his brand of oversexed cyber-funk on labels like Warp, !K7 and Hotflush for the best part of a decade now, while Stewart has been in operation for even longer, his recent Room(s) album for Planet Mu and work on LuckyMe helping him break through to a wider audience, becoming a touchstone to the US and UK underground alike.
Edgar and Stewart’s careers share striking parallels: both now live in Berlin after time in New York, both released early records on Miami’s Merck Records, and both have found recent homes on Hotflush – the label released Edgar’s latest album Majenta and housed Machinedrum’s recent album with Praveen Sharma under the name Sepalcure (spotters will have also clocked that label boss Scuba’s recent FACT mix features an early play of Machinedrum’s solo work for Hotflush).
It’s hardly a surprise, given this, that the JETS project has been in the pipeline for quite some time, as Edgar and Stewart explained to FACT TV in a recent interview. We now present the duo’s FACT mix, JETS Elements Radio Vol. 1. The four-part session is packed – and we mean seriously, seriously packed – with unreleased Edgar and Machinedrum material, and even features an ad break. It’s barmy, brilliant, and we recommend strapping in.
JETS’ debut EP is out now on Leisure System.
Jets Radio Vol. 1 : Elements:
Part 1 : Air
Machinedrum – Dentist Beat (Unreleased)
Jimmy Edgar – Do Something Bad (Unreleased)
Machinedrum – Want Me (Unreleased)
Steek – Disco Cesar (Jimmy Edgar Rediscovery Foundation Remix)
Jets – Lazerkords (Unreleased)
Three Six Mafia – Who Run It (Machinedrum Remix)
Lvxvry – Crucified (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Part 2 : Water
Jimmy Edgar – I Wanna Be Your Std (Instrumental)
Sepalcure – the Waters Fine (Forthcoming Hotflush)
Jimmy Edgar – 18th Street Reflections (Unreleased)
Machinedrum – Don’t Want 2 Lose U (Unreleased)
Aaliya Lenya – My Man Aint Shit I Need a New One (Unreleased)
Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho (Unreleased)
Jimmy Edgar – 84 Beat (Unreleased)
Machinedrum & Prefuse 73 – the Only Scarf (Unreleased)
Part 3 : Fire
Kris Wadsworth – Its Time (Jimmy Edgar Remix, Forthcoming Get Physical)
Machinedrum – She’s So Real (Unreleased)
Body Language – Lose My Head (Jimmy Edgar Remix, Forthcoming Om Records)
Barker & Baumecker – No Body (Machinedrum Remix)
Jimmy Edgar – You Took My Love (Unreleased)
Machinedrum – Take Kuntrol (Unreleased)
Part 4 : Earth
Jimmy Edgar – Higher (Instrumental)
Machinedrum – Neujack (Unreleased)
Jimmy Edgar – Sh Baby (Unreleased Demo)
Machinedrum – Swagmoi (Unreleased)
Jimmy Edgar – Latin Sunrise Dub (Unreleased)
Machinedrum – Hell No
Jimmy Edgar – Funktion of Your Love (Machinedrum Remix)
Morris Nightingale – Untitled 9 (Unreleased)
Jets – Sin Luv with U