Travis Stewart, better known as electronic producer Machinedrum, is the third artist to be asked by All City Records to remix or cover a Sun Ra song for their series, titled Views of Saturn. His version of “Door of The Cosmos” is hypnotic and is just as forward-thinking as the original. A 12″ vinyl release will feature the interpretation as well as Sun Ra’s classic song. Machinedrum writes:
The lads over at the Dublin based All City records had also been doing a series called “Views of Saturn” which was a 3-part series featuring different modern composers/producers remixing/retouching/covering (whatever you want to call it) Sun Ra songs. The first two parts of the series featured the late Austin Peralta whos life and loss has affected many of us, and LA’s own beatsmith the great Ras G. I am honored to be the third and final part of this series. I present to you, Mu / Door of the Cosmos reworked by Machinedrum.
If you aren’t hip to him yet, check out “DDD,” one of OKF’s Top 12 Songs of 2012. or dig into his work with Jesse Boykins III. View the teaser video below for Machinedrum’s unique take on “Door of the Cosmos.”