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SBTRKT is Aaron Jerome, a producer based in London. He performs behind a mask every time he plays out.

5 things about SBTRKT:
1) His live show includes his main collaborator Sampha on vocals and keyboards.
2) The name came about to create a musical identity separate from any single person.
3) Much of the music being played is electronic based but some recent material is live.
4) First gig was at fabric in Room 1 at Get Familiar (amazing sound/vibe!).
5) SBTRKT is pronouced ‘Subtract’.

Having just wrapped up remixes for Basement Jaxx (‘Scars’) and Franz Ferdinand (‘Send Him Away’), he’s got the airwaves in a stir with Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson singing his praises. With releases on the equally anonymous Brainmath label, Ramp and the ever fun Young Turks.

SBTRKT sound:
“The main thing are the synths, arrangement and syncopation. I tend to play around with chords or pads first, and then start applying some drums to it. Even though I guess I write ‘bass music’ I tend to add bass in last; rhythm and arrangement are most important for me. A lot of people seem to mention ‘2 step’ alongside my name guess it’s just because of the syncopation that genre entailed.”


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  • theyplaymyfav

    NEW DORP. NEW YORK >> rest of new album. Other tracks are not so good

    18 Sep 3:01pm Reply
  • Vjunkie

    Weird new album, some great tracks though. Hope it will grow on me.

    16 Sep 6:19pm Reply
  • tomfordfan

    The new album is a bit... disappointing?

    15 Sep 11:15pm Reply
  • JanDaMac

    if it happens is fxckin my life

    15 Sep 1:13pm Reply
  • inglorious_

    gon stay is my jam!

    13 Sep 12:10pm Reply
  • taIktostrangers

    New album just doesn't work for me, maybe I expected too much. It's hard to follow up such an incredible debut, perhaps it'll grow on me.

    13 Sep 6:43am Reply
  • JohnHarrisonn

    Very good new album, excellent beats, the atmosphere is inmense and versatile.

    12 Sep 3:19am Reply
  • denismathias

    Spotify will fuck this album tags so much...

    11 Sep 6:37pm Reply
  • da-ICEMAN

    new LP is disaster....

    11 Sep 3:54pm Reply
  • Gidest

    Seems like we already have the AOTY.

    11 Sep 10:07am Reply
  • lethalimpulse

    didn't like the new album terribly much on first listen but it is slowly growing on me. the production is insane. definitely more experimental than his debut

    11 Sep 3:47am Reply
  • DM09

    problem solved is by far the stand out track.

    10 Sep 12:00pm Reply
  • DM09

    wonder where we land is strange as fuck. featuring artists feel completely random, and while there may be a fairly consistent vocal concept between the tracks, the production varies hugely. really innovative shit. i like it.

    10 Sep 11:57am Reply
  • modern_thing

    the album is soooo good

    10 Sep 9:15am Reply
  • ssomeone_great

    anyone knows who's the lady singing in everybody knows?

    10 Sep 2:55am Reply
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  • falloftroys

    damn new album is amazing

    9 Sep 10:47pm Reply
  • Aartmusic

    Very experimental album. I love it.

    9 Sep 8:09pm Reply
  • faithlessss

    5 Sep 11:20pm Reply
  • pedro__182

    haha nice

    3 Sep 3:31am Reply
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