Andy Coenen of The M Machine leaves trio to focus on technology

The M Machine‘s Eric Luttrell, Ben “Swardy” Swardlick and Andy Coenen have seen significant cult success since they got their start in 2011. In the few short years that the group has been active, they have released three EP’s on Skrillex’s OWSLA, had one of their tracks deemed “Hottest Record in the World” by Zane Lowe, and hit number one on Beatport for their second EP, Metropolis Pt. II. 

Though they’ve recently released their third EP, November’s Just Like, one member of the pack is ready to start his next chapter. Andy Coenen brought his passion for technology to the trio and is now officially moving on from The M Machine to pursue his other passions. While his future path is still undetermined, Coenen has re-enrolled in school and has left the group indefinitely.

Despite the loss of a treasured member, Eric and Swardy will continue upholding The M Machine name.

Read Andy’s message in full below:

A message from Andy to our fans:

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.


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