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SBTRKT Says Disclosure Copied His Artwork

Disclosure announced the release of their sophomore album over the weekend and shared the cover art, which features a faded out image of a caracal, a type of wildcat that also gives the record its name. In a statement, Howard Lawrence explained that the cat “felt like a perfect fit for our Wild Life brand… More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2015 - 12:41 pm

The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse for the second full day. Still, New Yorkers and others who had trekked to the city specifically for the festival came out in droves on Saturday — at least the… More »

By: Stereogum / June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm

The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2015 - 1:27 pm

SBTRKT – “Relics” (Feat. Tev’n)

SBTRKT unleashed a host of new tracks on us in the span of just a few days — “FLAREtWO,” “Renegade,” “Roulette,” and “No Less” — and now he’s enlisted London producer Tev’n to croon over another, “Relics.” Snake hiss whispers, hi-hat intensity, and regretful lyrics set this one apart from the rest. Still no word… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 2, 2015 - 4:58 pm

SBTRKT – “Roulette” & “No Less”

Last week SBTRKT dropped the new song “FLAREtWO” indicating that a new project might be on the horizon. Considering he dropped two more tracks over the weekend, that seems like a fairly strong assumption at this point. Or maybe he was so inspired by Kendrick Lamar that he opted to share new music. In any… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 10:23 am


SBTRKT didn’t wait long to drop new music after last fall’s Wonder Where We Land. Only a few months after the release he premiered six new songs on a takeover of Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show. And while Wonder pursued a smoother, playful bent among its murky electronics, today’s new “FLAREtWO” is jagged and… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 27, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Hear 6 Unreleased SBTRKT Songs On Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 Show

SBTRKT released Wonder Where We Land just two months ago, but he’s already sharing a bunch of new music. The British producer debuted six new untitled, previously unreleased tracks today during his takeover of Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard new music from guest DJs on BBC Radio… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 13, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Major Lazer – “Vegan Vampire” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

“I would never bite you. I would never bite anybody. I may be a vampire, but I’m also a vegan. Pshh, you wouldn’t understand.” That’s some dialogue from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, in character as vegan vampire Rylan, on a weird, wild, collage-like Major Lazer song tentatively titled “Vegan Vampire.” It sounds very much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Chvrches – “Get Away”

The movie Drive is only three years old, and its soundtrack is magnificent; it’s arguably the best thing about the entire movie. But BBC radio host Zane Lowe has taken on the strange, difficult endeavor of improving, or at least competing against, that original soundtrack. Lowe has put together a whole new soundtrack to the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Stream SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land

With his self-titled 2011 debut album, the masked British producer SBTRKT gave a serious boost to collaborators like Jessie Ware and Sampha and helped to establish the awesome architectural dance/R&B fusion that’s effectively taken over British pop music. On his new follow-up Wonder Where We Land, SBTRKT has lined up a whole battalion of big-name… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

SBTRKT – “New Dorp. New York” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) Video

New Dorp. New York” is the first single from Wonder Where We Land, the new album from the masked British producer SBTRKT, and it’s one of the strangest first singles from an anticipated album in recent memory. It’s a shuffly, skittering thumper that has Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig half-scatting nonsense about New York, and there’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 11:53 am

Watch SBTRKT, Jamie xx, and Jessie Ware’s Full Sets From iTunes Festival London

Since the beginning of September, Apple’s iTunes Festival has had a new show each night. The past two nights have seen Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, and Jamie xx take the stage. Both Ware and SBTRKT performed new songs from their respective upcoming albums. All of the performances are available to stream on iTunes for a limited… More »

By: James Rettig / September 20, 2014 - 11:18 am

SBTRKT – “The Light” (Feat. Denai Moore)

As is usually the case with SBTRKT’s Aaron Jerome, less is more. Today, Jerome releases a new single from his upcoming Wonder Where We Land. “The Light” follows singles featuring guests like Ezra Koenig and A$Ap Ferg & Warpaint. This one is graced by Denai Moore’s soft, soulful vocals, which seamlessly blend with Jerome’s minimalistic… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / September 19, 2014 - 5:23 pm

SBTRKT – “Look Away” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Interactive Video

The masked producer SBTRKT is about to release Wonder Where We Land, a new album of diffuse, jazz-damaged dance-pop, made with a lineup of all-star collaborators. We’ve already posted “Temporary View” with Sampha, “New Dorp. New York” with Ezra Koenig, “Higher” with Raury, and “Voices In My Head” with A$AP Ferg and Warpaint. For the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 9:07 am

SBTRKT – “Voices in My Head” (Feat. A$AP Ferg & Warpaint)

SBTRKT teamed with all sorts of intriguing musicians for his upcoming Wonder Where We Land; so far we’ve heard his collaborations with Ezra Koenig, Sampha, and Raury. “Voices In My Head,” the latest song Aaron Jerome has shared from the project, is a bleary trip-hop song (think “Rabbit In Your Headlights”) featuring A$AP Ferg doing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 10, 2014 - 5:37 pm

SBTRKT – “Higher” (Feat. Raury)

Last month, the teenage Atlanta singer-songwriter Raury released Indigo Child, his debut mixtape, and he was being touted as a next big thing before it even dropped. Soon enough, he’ll head out on tour with the masked British dance producer SBTRKT. And Raury and SBTRKT have also come together on “Higher,” the third track we’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Hear SBTRKT Perform New Songs With Ezra Koenig, Sampha, & Warpaint On BBC Radio 1

SBTRKT visited Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon to perform some new songs with the help of a few artists he’s collaborated with on the upcoming album Wonder When We Land. In addition to opening with “Temporary View” aided by Sampha, he also gets help from Ezra Koenig for “NEW DORP NEWMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And you know what? You could maybe even argue that a few others shoulda been squeezed on there, too. Do… More »

By: Stereogum / July 25, 2014 - 5:24 pm

SBTRKT – “NEW DORP. NEW YORK” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) + Wonder When We Land Details

Three years ago, the masked, mysterious London dance producer SBTRKT released his self-titled debut album, which showed how sparse, architectural club music could absolutely work as pop if you did it right. The album helped introduce singers like Jessie Ware and Sampha, and when Drake jumped on a remix a few months later, that just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014 - 3:05 pm

SBTRKT – “Temporary View” (Feat. Sampha)

The great British dance producer SBTRKT has been doing some fine instrumental work lately, but it’s still a thrill to hear him back to doing what he does best, working with singers to make tracks that explore the porous boundaries between dance and pop and soul. SBTRKT’s new track “Temporary View” reunites him with old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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