The M Machine has blown up over the course of the past couple of years with support from OWSLA and success on Beatport, but earlier today news about the group came out of the abyss that may stun some fans. Andy Coenen, a member of the San Francisco based electronic act decided to call it quits in the music scene and go focus on his true passion – technology. “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?” Back to school and then [hopefully] some type of Tech-related job for Andy is what it sounds like! Read the quote from Coenen in full after the jump, and let us know your thoughts on his decision to depart from the trio.

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.”