Machinedrum is the primary production and recording vehicle of Travis Stewart, a musical polymath whose career spans more than two decades and more than a dozen full-length releases. Taking up the Machinedrum name in 2001, his first critical breakthrough arrived with 2009's album, Want To 1 2? His 2011 album, Room(s), for the Planet Mu imprint, was met with similar acclaim. He went on to form successful collaborations with Praveen Sharma (Sepalcure) and Jimmy Edgar (JETS). As Machinedrum's own stock continued to rise, Stewart sat in the producer's chair for artists including Dawn Richard, Theophilus London, Azealia Banks, Rochelle Jordan and Logic. Similarly in-demand as a remixer, his clientele includes Kelis, Solange, SBTRKT, Bonobo and DJ Shadow. Now headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., his latest album, A View Of U, was released in October 2020. For the Lockdown Listening series, Machinedrum steps away from the dancefloor and speaks with KCRW about his favorite music for self-reflection.