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SBTRKT - War Drums

SBTRKT performs War Drums at Reading 2014

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SBTRKT (pronounced "subtract") is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome. SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs, and a self-titled album. His music has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

SBTRKT also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha. The live show to 2012 consisted of Jerome utilizing electronic and acoustic drums, synthesisers and effects with Sampha playing two keyboards 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."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of LIVE

    LIVE 2013

    Reviewed by Darren Loucaides
    Big, untamed and full of raw energy, this is the man letting go of his controls.
  2. Review of SBTRKT

    SBTRKT 2011

    Reviewed by Natalie Shaw
    What we have here is the promise of this decade’s Timbaland.
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