SBTRKT (pronounced Subtract) is the stage name of London DJ Aaron Jerome. SBTRKT’s self titled debut dropped on July 27th, 2011, but still hasn’t gathered the buzz that it deserves. Signed to the same record label as the XX, Young Turks, SBTRKT’s music is similarly fresh, eclectic, and electronic. Jerome’s sound in particular is characterized by a perfect combination of chill rhythms and heavy synths. A few songs on the album are instrumentals, but most of the tracks are sung by recording artists such as Sampha, Roses Gabor, Jessie Ware and Little Dragons.
This album is new. This album is fresh. This album is a must listen. My favorite aspect of the album is the musical and rhythmic variation. SBTRKT introduces complex rhythms, then takes them back out only to bring them back later. Here are my two favorite songs on the album:
SBTRKT- Wildfire ft. Little Dragons
SBTRKT- Go Bang