Friday, July 20, 2012


SBTRKT, correctly pronounced as subtract is the stage name and project of Aaron Jerome, a musician and producer from London, UK. SBTRKT began his career in a club called Plastic People. He has remixed songs by artists such as Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Underworld and Goldie, and has released singles and a self-titled album.

His music is the mixture of shiny vocals with tight, accelerated textures steeped deep in a glorious combination of electronic genres like dubstep and house. The infectious rhythms, unbridled energy and astounding curation from the man in the mask creates a whole new phenomenon.

The name is an alias used to support the concept of anonymity. "I'd rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. The name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process. I'm not a social person, so having to talk to someone to make them play a record is not something I want to do. It's more about giving them a record as an anonymous person and seeing whether they like it or not. If they play it, they play it." He says.

SBTRKT refers also to the live musical duo of Aaron and his frequent collaborator Sampha. Their live show consists of Jerome utilizing electronic and acoustic drums alongside triggering samples and using a mixing desk, with Sampha playing keyboards, trigging vocal loops and singing. You can read more about their live performances on this website.

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