Up and coming British producer SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, is coming to NYC for two dates this week. Tonight, he DJ's with Sepalcure and special guests at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tomorrow, he is performing his original songs with Willis Earl Beal at Webster Hall. That's two days of some awesome cutting edge bass music to fill your April quotas from the get go.
If you haven't heard of SBTRKT before, you're certainly in for a treat. Coming onto the scene in 2009 with two self-released twelve inches, his knob-twiddling prowess and ecclectic knowledge of electronic music rocketed him to the forefront of the burdgeoning post-dubstep scene. Now on the Young Turks label, a heavyweight in the prominent British electronic scene, SBTRKT just released his debut album to much acclaim.
Blending the sounds of dubstep, house, techno, 2-step and soul, SBTRKT's sound can vary a lot, yet his fervent adherence to heavy bass music remains steadfast.
Working with Little Dragon vocalist Yukumi Nagano, SBTRKT manages to make his often sparse mixes way more accesible. Nagano's vocals add a soulful and immediately likable hook. Bass music purists may scoff at this, using phrases like "musical integrity" and "pop bullshit," but whatever, their loss. SBTRKT continues to make some of the more interesting and accesible electronic music as of late, so put those pretensions aside and come out and see him tonight or tomorrow!