The Oberlin Review

Electronic musical talent Travis Stewart, also known as Machinedrum, uses a soundboard to produce a pulsating tempo. While the South Carolina native appeared excited to perform for Oberlin students Wednesday evening, the ’Sco crowd seemed to be longing instead for a final Splitchers.

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

December 12, 2014

A surprisingly elderly crowd equipped with e-cigs and beat-up jean jackets casually awaited Travis Stewart’s ’Sco appearance, most with a brew in hand. The 32-year-old electronic music producer, known as Machinedrum, arrived in Oberlin last Wednesday night and immediately deemed the town of Oberlin “cute” to his 40,000 Twitter followers. Machinedrum’s ’Sco debut apparently marked the North Carolina native’s first trip to Ohio. Nonetheless, he did not seem out of place with his ragtag...

Rapper on the Rise: GoldLink Commands ’Sco Stage

Sam Winward, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Whether his attempt to conceal his identity is based in humility or a calculated marketing scheme, GoldLink wants his music to speak for itself. Either way, the artist revealed a previously covert identity to an excited audience Saturday night at the ’Sco. The unassuming 21-year-old is fresh off his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, The Gold Complex. While many rappers are eager to bask in the limelight, GoldLink has been deliberately secretive about his identity. Strangely, he is nowhere to be found in his recent music video for “When I Die,” which features fellow rapper Black Zheep as the lead actor. “A lot of the homies I grew up with listen to GoldLink and don’t know it’s me,” he sai...

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