Vapor City

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Vapor City
Vapor city.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2013
GenreElectronic, IDM, Footwork
LabelNinja Tune
Machinedrum chronology
Room(s) Vapor City

Vapor City is the first album released by Travis Stewart, p.k.a Machinedrum on Ninja Tune[1] and his nineteenth release under the Machinedrum name overall. It was released on September 29, 2013.[2]


The concept for Vapor City came about through a series of vivid, recurring dreams Stewart had about a fictional city. Each track on the album is meant to explore and define a different district or neighborhood within this world.[3]

Soon after its release, an interactive website[4] was launched allowing fans and subscribers to 'unlock' the various districts of Vapor City, granting them access to exclusive content and unheard music.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[6]
Clash Music8/10 [7]
MixMag4/5 stars [8]
Resident Advisor4/5 stars [9]

Reception to the record was favorable, with many critics responding positively to Stewart's of-the-moment blend of footwork, jungle, and bass influences.[10]

Track listing[edit]

2."Infinite Us"7:11
3."Don't 1 2 Lose U"4:17
4."Center Your Love"4:46
6."Rise n Fall"5:35
8."U Still Lie"4:28
10."Baby It's U"7:23
Total length:52:59


  1. ^ "Vapor City / Releases / Machinedrum / Artists / NInja Tune". Ninja Tuna. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Allmusic / Machinedrum / Vapor City". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. ^ Holmes, Kevin. "Machinedrum talks dreams, BPM, and reveals all about new album Vapor City". The Creator's Project. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Vapor City Website". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Vapor City Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  6. ^ "Vapor City - Machinedrum : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. ^ Martin, Felicity. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  8. ^ Wheeler, Seb. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  9. ^ Miller, Derek. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  10. ^ Finlayson, Angus. "Machinedrum: Vapor City". FACT Mag. Retrieved 17 September 2014.