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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Stream SBTRKT Transitions EP

The masked British producer SBTRKT hasn’t yet announced a follow-up album to his excellent 2011 self-titled debut. But last month, he shared a new track…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2014 - 12:21 pm

SBTRKT – “Hold The Line”

Some excellent news from the masked British dance producer SBTRKT: He's finally working on a new album, the follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut, which…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

SBTRKT – “r u n a w a y” (feat. Jessie Ware, Sampha, & Tic)

On New Years Eve, the great British producer SBTRKT played the giant Young Turks party in Mexico City, which also featured the xx, Grimes, and…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 11:04 am

Check Out A New SBTRKT Audio/Visual Experiment

Two years ago, with his self-titled debut, SBTRKT established a serrated, architecturally precise sound that existed somewhere at the intersection of dance, pop, and R&B,…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 10:16 am


SBTRKT shared a new song this morning via Twitter, "IMO." He posted a YouTube link also featuring visuals by Lorenzo Durantini and A Hidden Place.
Liz Pelly | September 14, 2013 - 2:47 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and…
Stereogum | July 19, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Drake – “Girls Love Beyoncé (SBTRKT Edit)”

Drake and the endlessly sharp and oblique London dance producer SBTRKT have come together before, when Drake dropped a verse on a remix of SBTRKT'…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2013 - 9:12 am

Drake – “The Motion” & “Jodeci Freestyle”

October's Very Own took to their Blogspot this morning to post two new Drake songs. One is "The Motion," a song about shallow relationships featuring…
Liz Pelly | June 22, 2013 - 11:16 am

SBTRKT – “Trials Of The Past” Video (NSFW)

"Trials Of The Past" is one of the 2011 SBTRKT LP's standouts, which is saying something since it's one of the most filler-free electronic album…
Amrit Singh | January 14, 2013 - 2:48 pm

SBTRKT – “Terminal”

As he likes to do, SBTRKT posted a bubbly one-off jam to his Soundcloud page called "Terminal." Hear it below.
Corban Goble | October 2, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

SBTRKT – “Gloss”

SBTRKT uploaded another free-streamer to Soundcloud this morning with "Gloss," an uplifting, onomatopoeically titled track with production as lustrous and light as its name suggests.
Amrit Singh | July 23, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012 In Photos

Over the long weekend Detroit hosted the Movement Electronic Music Festival, an event that featured people like Public Enemy, Major Lazer, SBTRKT, Araabmuzik and many…
Corban Goble | May 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

SBTRKT – “gamelena”

Just posted to SBTRKT's Soundcloud account, with the note: back in the studio. working towards eps/ album/ etc.... something new - no pla…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal (SBTRKT Remix)”

Here Frank Ocean's pretty girl/sports car paean "Whip Appeal" gets some beat modification at the hands of XL's vowelless all-caps post-everything production wunderkind SBTRKT. Said…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2012 - 10:48 am

SBTRKT – “Hold On” Video

A haunting, painful scene replays for the protagonist in SBTRKT's "Hold On" video, an eerie clip that holds up to the tracks own icy plea…
Corban Goble | March 28, 2012 - 12:11 pm

SBTRKT – “Surely”

The masked post-dubstep dance producer SBTRKT, still riding high on last year's justly lauded self-titled album, recently posted a bonus track from the album called…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

SBTRKT – “Hold On (Sisi BakBak Remix)”

Later this month, SBTRKT's new single "Hold On" will drop digitally, and today he played a remix of that track on KEXP. Thanks to some…
Corban Goble | February 17, 2012 - 4:30 pm

SBTRKT – “Atomic Peace”

The masked London bass-pop producer SBTRKT had a massive 2011, but he'd been kicking around for a while before dropping his pretty-great self-titled album. The…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2012 - 11:23 am