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SBTRKT performing at Liverpool Sound City
Background information
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Post-dubstep, indie pop, electronic
Years active 2009–present
Labels Young Turks
Associated acts Sampha
Members Aaron Jerome

SBTRKT (pronounced "subtract") is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome.[1][2] 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.[1] His music has been placed in rotation by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.[3]

SBTRKT and Sampha performing in London as SBTRKT Live, on 5 October 2012

SBTRKT also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha.[4] 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."[5]

To further support SBTRKT's anonymity, SBTRKT wears modern interpretations of native society ceremonial masks designed by Hidden Place.[2]

SBTRKT Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • SBTRKT (27 June 2011) - Young Turks


  • 2010: 2020 (Brainmath Records)
  • 2010: Step In Shadows (Young Turks)
  • 2014: Transitions (Young Turks)


  • 2009: "LAIKA" (Brainmath Records)
  • 2013: Live (with Sampha) - Young Turks
  • 2013: IMO (taken from the Young Turks 2013 Compilation) - Young Turks


  • 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
  • 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 of Little Dragon and Drake) (2011, 12" Ltd) - Young Turks
  • Hold On (with Sampha) (2012, 12" Ltd) - Young Turks


  1. ^ a b Lester, Paul. "New band of the day - No 1,048: SBTRKT". Guardian News and Media Limited. 
  2. ^ a b Jama, Zainab. "Introduce Yourself: Debut". Billboard. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Music - SBTRKT". BBC. 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "SBTRKT: Unmasked Elation - City Arts Blog - City Arts Magazine". City Arts magazine. 
  5. ^ "Less Is More - SBTRKT Interview". Clash Music. 

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