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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.   Colonise
  11.   Hide or Seek
  12.   IMO
  13.   Lantern
  14.   Ready Set Loop
  15.   Problem (Solved) featuring Jesse Ware
  16.   Higher by Raury
  17.   Voices in My Head
  18.   Gon Stay by Sampha
  19.   Look Away
  20.   Resolute
  21.   Hold The Line
  22.   Ride To Freedom
  23.   Pause For Thought
  24.   LAIKA
  25.   Jamlock
  26.   Fright
  27.   2020
  28.   Right Thing to Do by Jessie Ware
  29.   Sanctuary featuring Jessie Ware
  30.   Everybody Knows
  31.   Sleep in Tokyo
  32.   Go Bang
  33.   The Light
  34.   Wonder Where We Land by Sampha
  35.   Highs & Lows
  36.   Nervous
  37.   Never Never
  38.   Higher
  39.   Temporary View by Sampha
  40.   Gamalena
  41.   Stifle
  42.   Day 5
  43.   Day 1
  44.   Kyoto
  45.   The Unspoken
  46.   Trials of the Past by Sampha
  47.   One Week Over
  48.   If It Happens by Sampha
  49.   Heatwave
  50.   Osea
  51.   Soundboy Shift

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