Andy Coenen, one third of electronic music group The M Machine, has announced that he will be leaving the trio to pursue studies and focus on a career in technology. The group has made waves in the EDM community since 2011 with their unique style of indie-inspired electro house, but Coenen inferred that the decision would not come as a surprise to any of his close friends or supporters.
Read Coenen's announcement on the group's Facebook page below:
“For the last six years I've been the luckiest man alive - I've gotten to travel the world with two of my best friends and make beautiful art together. It's an experience very few people get to have, and I'm grateful every day to everybody out there who helped make it possible. To everyone I met along the way, and to everyone who ever came to one of our shows or listened to one of our songs, THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart.
"The truth of the matter is I never thought I'd get to be a musician at all, let alone do it for six years. For those of you who know me well, this probably won't come as much of a surprise, and for those of you who don't I'd like to give a quick explanation - I'm moving on from my role in The M Machine to pursue my love for technology. I'm back in school for a bit, then who knows?"
"Eric and Swardy are two of the most talented and amazing people I've met along this crazy journey, and I've got no doubt they'll continue to do special things along with all the friends we've made along the way.”
The group released numerous EPs on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, some of which landed on the number one overall spot on Beatport. It is unsure whether Coenen will accompany The M Machine throughout their "Just Like" tour, which begins January 29. Listen to the Just Like EP.
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