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A self-taught producer, London's SBTRKT -- aka Aaron Jerome -- mixes elements of dubstep, 2-step, garage, house, soul, and techno into a bass-heavy blend of flowing melodies and intricate percussion. The project's name was intended to remove the identity of any one person from the music, and SBTRKT even performed with a mask on to preserve that concept. After years of honing his craft, in 2009 Jerome sent tracks to DJs including BBC Radio 1's Graeme Sinden and Mary Anne Hobbs, who made singles such as "Nervous" into radio hits. SBTRKT's remixes for M.I.A., Basement Jaxx, and Underworld, among others, also met with success, as did his self-released singles Timeless and Right Place. He also issued a pair of singles for the enigmatic Brainmath label, LAIKA and 2020, as well as the Break Off/Evening Glow single for Ramp Recordings, which featured Jerome's frequent vocal collaborator Sampha. SBTRKT's first gig was at the famed Fabric club; he also DJ'ed at the club Plastic People, where he met an A&R rep from the Young Turks label, which released the Soundboy Shift EP in 2010 and the Step in Shadows EP and his self-titled debut album in 2011. One of its singles, "Wildfire," featured Little Dragon vocalist Yukumi Nagano and caught the ear of rapper Drake. His remix of the song received airplay on New York's WQHT and Miami's WPOW. The year 2014 saw him release his sophomore album, Wonder Where We Land, along with a trio of EPs, Transitions I, II, and III. He returned in 2016 with Save Yourself, which featured contributions from the-Dream, Sampha, and Mabel. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Wildfire
  3.   Hold On
  4.   Living Like I Do
  5.   Something Goes Right by Sampha
  6.   Look At Stars
  7.   Pharaohs by Roses Gabor
  8.   Step In Shadows
  9.   New Dorp. New York.
  10.   Hide or Seek
  11.   Colonise
  12.   The Light
  13.   Sleep in Tokyo
  14.   Higher
  15.   Highs & Lows
  16.   Right Thing to Do by Jessie Ware
  17.   Go Bang
  18.   2020
  19.   Voices in My Head
  20.   Resolute
  21.   Nervous
  22.   Fright
  23.   Gamalena
  24.   Jamlock
  25.   Trials of the Past by Sampha
  26.   Day 1
  27.   Never Never
  28.   Problem (Solved) featuring Jesse Ware
  29.   Ready Set Loop
  30.   Stifle
  31.   The Unspoken
  32.   Hold The Line
  33.   Gon Stay by Sampha
  34.   IMO
  35.   Look Away
  36.   Lantern
  37.   Osea
  38.   LAIKA
  39.   Higher by Raury
  40.   Heatwave
  41.   Pause For Thought
  42.   Temporary View by Sampha
  43.   Wonder Where We Land by Sampha
  44.   One Week Over
  45.   Day 5
  46.   If It Happens by Sampha
  47.   Ride To Freedom
  48.   Sanctuary featuring Jessie Ware
  49.   Kyoto
  50.   Everybody Knows
  51.   Soundboy Shift

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