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Background information
Birth nameAaron Jerome Foulds
Also known asAaron Jerome
OriginCambridgeshire, England
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2008-present

Aaron Jerome, known professionally as Sbtrkt (stylised as SBTRKT; disemvowelment of "subtract"), is an English musician, songwriter and record producer.[1][2] Jerome has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs, and four albums.[1] His music has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.[3]

Jerome also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha.[4] The live show from 2010 to 2012 consisted of Jerome utilizing synthesisers, keyboards, drums and drum programming with Sampha on vocals and keyboards.

Jerome described his racial and ethnic background as "mixed-race" South Asian (Kenyan Goan and Scottish heritage).[5][6] Jerome used the project's title rather than his own name in the past in order to support the concept of anonymity. Jerome previously 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."[7] Jerome used to wear masks inspired by ceremonial masks from South America and South Asia, using nature as an inspiration, designed by the anonymous designer "A Hidden Place".[2][8]

In March 2016, Jerome announced a new project described as a 'non album'. The collection of songs and project is designed to bring new tracks to fans sooner than album cycles and also be a continuous ongoing experience. In June 2022, Jerome announced that new music would be released later in the year.[9] He released The Rat Road, his first album in nine years, in May 2023.[10]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Time To Rearrange (28 Jan 2008) (as Aaron Jerome)
  • SBTRKT (27 June 2011)
  • Wonder Where We Land (7 October 2014)
  • The Rat Road (5 May 2023)


  • Save Yourself (2016)


  • 2010: 2020
  • 2010: Step in Shadows
  • 2014: Transitions I
  • 2014: Transitions II
  • 2014: Transitions III


  • 2009: "LAIKA" (Brainmath Records)
  • 2013: Live (live album of SBTRKT's self-titled album)
  • 2013: IMO (taken from the Young Turks 2013 Compilation)


  • "Break Off/Evening Glow" (with Sampha) (2010) - Ramp Recordings
  • "Midnight Marauder" (with Sinden) (2010) - Grizzly
  • "Soundboy Shift" (2010)
  • "Nervous" (with Jessie Ware) (2010) - Numbers
  • "Living Like I Do" (feat. Sampha) (2011, 12" Ltd)
  • "Ready Set Loop / Twice Bitten" (2011, 12" Ltd, Gre) - SBTRKT
  • "Wildfire" (feat. Little Dragon and Drake) (2011, 12" Ltd)
  • "Pharaohs" (feat. Roses Gabor) (2011)
  • "Hold On" (feat. Sampha) (2012, 12" Ltd)
  • '"Temporary View" (feat. Sampha) (2014)
  • "New Dorp. New York." (feat. Ezra Koenig) (2014)
  • "I Feel Your Pain" (feat. DRAM and Mabel) (2016)
  • "Bodmin Moor" (2022)
  • "Miss The Days" (2022)
  • "Ghost" (feat. LEILAH) (2022)
  • "Forward" (feat. LEILAH) (2022)
  • "Waiting" (feat. Teezo Touchdown) (2023)
  • "Days Go By" (feat. Toro y Moi) (2023)
  • "L.F.O." (feat. Sampha and George Riley) (2023)
  • "No Intention" (feat. LEILAH) (2023)

Sbtrkt live members[edit]

  • Sbtrkt – composer, synths, keyboards, drum machines, drums, backing vocals (2010–present)
  • Sampha – vocals, keyboards, percussion (2010–2013), guest vocalist (2014–2015)
  • Jimmy Holdom – drums (2014–2015, 2023-present)
  • Fabiana Palladino – synths, keyboards, percussion (2014–2015)
  • Tev'n – vocals, synths, keyboards, percussion (2015, 2023–present)
  • LEILAH – vocals (2023–present)


  1. ^ a b Lester, Paul (21 June 2011). "New band of the day - No 1,048: SBTRKT". London: Guardian News and Media Limited.
  2. ^ a b Jama, Zainab. "Introduce Yourself: SBTRKT". Billboard.
  3. ^ "BBC - Music - SBTRKT". BBC. 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ "SBTRKT: Unmasked Elation - City Arts Blog - City Arts Magazine". City Arts magazine. Archived from the original on 3 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "SBTRKT: 'The Rat Road', Removing His Mask & Skrillex | Apple Music". YouTube.
  6. ^ Siegel, Robert. "SBTRKT: 'There's Always A Space You Can Go'". NPR. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Less Is More - SBTRKT Interview". Clash Music. 4 July 2011.
  8. ^ Killakam. "A Hidden Place: Behind Sbtrkt's Masks". okayafrica. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  9. ^ "SBTRKT on Twitter".
  10. ^ "SBTRKT: The Rat Road". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 May 2023.

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