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When we first heard SBTRKT at his US debut during the SXSW Music Festival this March, we knew we were on to something. Just a few days ago, the London-based producer released his self-titled debut on Young Turks. The 11-track album blends a palatable mix of house, electronic, dubstep, and garage while keeping a soulful undertone throughout. According to Billboard, the project was recorded over the span of two years with most of the guest vocalists (Little Dragon, Sampha and Jessie Ware) recording on SBTRKT’s living room couch.
The low-key artist prefers to conceal his identity, keeping his real name to himself and wearing an African mask to his live performances. So, you’d imagine his surprise when he found that Drake chose to re-make his “Wildfire” single featuring Little Dragon. Go figure. Check out the original track for “Wildfire” above – we’ve already looped it about ten times. Also, don’t miss his only four US tour dates slated for this year.
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US Tour Dates
6 JUL – GLASSLANDS (LIVE) – BROOKLYN – NY
9 JUL – MOMA PS1 (LIVE) – NEW YORK – NY
3 SEP – NORTH COAST FESTIVAL (LIVE) – CHICAGO
4 SEP – ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL (LIVE) – NEW YORK