SBTRKT performing at Liverpool Sound City
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Future garage, Post-dubstep, indie pop, electronic|
|Associated acts||Sampha, Little Dragon, Jessie Ware|
SBTRKT (pronounced "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, 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.
Studio albums 
- SBTRKT (27 June 2011) - Young Turks
Singles & EPs 
- LAIKA - Single (2009) - Brainmath Records
- Right Place - Single (2009, 12" S/Sided) - Not On Label (SBTRKT)
- Timeless - Single (2009, 12" S/Sided) - Not On Label (SBTRKT)
- 2020 - EP (2010) - Brainmath Records
- Break Off/Evening Glow with Sampha (2010) - Ramp Recordings
- Midnight Marauder with Sinden (2010) - Grizzly
- Soundboy Shift (2010) - Young Turks
- Nervous (with Jessie Ware) (2010) - Numbers
- Step In Shadows - EP (2010) - Young Turks
- Living Like I Do with Sampha (2011, 12" Ltd) - Young Turks
- Ready Set Loop / Twice Bitten (2011, 12" Ltd, Gre) - SBTRKT
- Wildfire with Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon) (2011, 12" Ltd) - Young Turks
- Hold On with Sampha (2012, 12" Ltd) - Young Turks
- Ghost - Kilo Kish (Produced by SBTRKT & Matt Martians)
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