Despite his involvement in big electronic names including Om Unit and Sepalcure, as well as his solo career as Machinedrum, it seems that Travis Stewart never spreads himself too thinly. ‘Back Seat Ho’ is the first glimpse into the forthcoming Fenris District EP, the latest instalment from the Vapor City series which promises remixes from Rustie and duo Pinch & Adrian Sherwood.
The American producer demonstrates why he’s sought after in the industry, as he skilfully contrasts a swelling Lone-esque chord progression with his usual glitch-hop-meets-footwork style. The playful bassline and incessant ‘She’s a back seat ho, I’m a back seat ho’ sample keep things light-hearted. The synth variation at the end elevates this fresh and funky track into an all-round crowd pleaser. Fans both new and old will be clambering for his new material.
– Isa Jaward