SBTRKT releases a live audio and visual album on iTunes today, called, helpfully, Live. The album follows his debut full-length and features sound and footage from two shows he played at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire last October. The videos were filmed using 12 different cameras intended to capture the disparate elements of the show. The release contains 10 audio tracks and two videos.
Young Turks will also release 500 vinyl/DVD packages in hand-screenprinted sleeves. Check out the tracklist, along with footage of “Hold On”/”Migration” below:
01 Surely (ft. Heritage Orchestra)
02 Never Never (ft. Sampha and Heritage Orchestra)
03 Heatwave (ft. Sampha)
04 Hold On/Migration (ft. Sampha)
05 Go Bang (ft. Heritage Orchestra)
06 Trials of the Past (ft. Sampha and Heritage Orchestra)
08 Evening Glow (ft. Sampha)
10 Right Thing to Do (ft. Sampha)
01 Hold On/Migration (ft. Sampha)
Pick up the album here
SBTRKT (pronounced as “subtract”) is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome. Jerome began his career as a DJ in the east London club “Plastic People”. SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Underworld and Goldie, and has released singles, EPs, and a self-titled album. SBTRKT’s music is a mixture of Future garage, two-step, UK funky, dubstep, US R&B and Chicago house. His music has been placed in rotation by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.
SBTRKT refers also to the live musical duo of Jerome 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, triggering vocal loops and singing.
The reason Jerome uses the project’s title as opposed to him using his own name is to support the concept of anonymity. Jerome has explained “[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 DJs 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.”
To further support SBTRKT’s anonymity, SBTRKT wears modern interpretations of native society ceremonial masks designed by Hidden Place.