SBTRKT (album)

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Studio album by SBTRKT
Released June 27, 2011
Genre Electronic, future garage, dubstep, breakbeat, soul, UK garage
Length 40:28
Label Young Turks
Producer SBTRKT, Sampha
SBTRKT chronology
Wonder Where We Land
Singles from SBTRKT
  1. "Living Like I Do"
    Released: 11 April 2011
  2. "Pharaohs"
    Released: 5 September 2011
  3. "Wildfire"
    Released: 23 May 2011
  4. "Hold On"
    Released: 19 March 2012

SBTRKT is the self-titled debut album of SBTRKT, project of British musician Aaron Jerome. Pitchfork placed the album at number 42 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[1]


SBTRKT won DJ Magazine album of the year and came #49 in the NME albums of 2011. At Metacritic, the album holds an average score of 76%, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
Clash (7/10) [4]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[5]
Data Transmission (9/10) [6]
Drowned In Sound (9/10) [7]
The Irish Times 5/5 stars [8]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) [9]
Q 4/5 stars [10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [11]
Spin (8/10) [12]
XLR8R (8.5/10) [13]


  • "Living Like I Do" ft. Sampha was the first single which was released on 11 April 2011 on vinyl and as an download. The B-side being a Machinedrum remix of "Look at Stars".

The instrumental version was released previously, entitled 'Colonise' from the Step In Shadows - EP.

  • "Wildfire" ft. Little Dragon was the second single which was released on 23 May 2011. The remix of Wildfire featuring Drake was released for this single's B-side.
  • "Pharaohs" ft. Roses Gabor was the third single which was released on 5 September 2011. The official video was released on 7 September 2011.
  • "Hold On" ft. Sampha was the fourth single which was released on 19 March 2012. The official video was released on 21 March 2012. Hold On includes "Ride to Freedom" as a B-side.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Heatwave"   Aaron Jerome, Sampha Sisay SBTRKT & Sampha 2:54
2. "Hold On" (featuring Sampha) A. Jerome, S. Sisay, Tic SBTRKT 3:27
3. "Wildfire" (featuring Little Dragon) A. Jerome, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Källgren Wallin, Arild Werling SBTRKT 3:21
4. "Sanctuary" (featuring Sampha & Jessie Ware) A. Jerome SBTRKT 3:52
5. "Trials of the Past" (featuring Sampha) A. Jerome, S. Sisay SBTRKT 4:24
6. "Right Thing to Do" (featuring Jessie Ware) A. Jerome, Jessie Ware, S. Sisay SBTRKT 3:23
7. "Something Goes Right" (featuring Sampha) A. Jerome, S. Sisay SBTRKT 5:00
8. "Pharaohs" (featuring Roses Gabor) A. Jerome, Roses Gabor SBTRKT 3:38
9. "Ready Set Loop"   A. Jerome SBTRKT 3:06
10. "Never Never" (featuring Sampha) A. Jerome, S. Sisay SBTRKT & Sampha 3:57
11. "Go Bang"   A. Jerome SBTRKT 3:32
Total length:


Chart (2011) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 182
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 15
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 1