Big fan of SBTRKT! His single Wildfire (feat Little Dragon) is positively filthy. If music could be pornographic, this track would be x-rated. It was slightly worrying when it looked like Drake was set to rip of another epic tune with his Wildfire remix early this year [as he did with Gill Scott-Heron & Jamie xx Take Care], but have no fear the original has and will prevail and SBTRKT’s album released in June 2011 is still at the top of our list of must have albums this year.

SBTRKT is a musician/producer based in London, who began his career as a DJ in the east London club “Plastic People”. Since then he has gone on to remix songs by MIA, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs, and a self-titled album.  SBTRKT’s music is generally associated with a mixture of two-step, UK funky, Dubstep, US RnB and Chicago house, however SBTRKT claims his music genre is bass and that the synths, arrangement and syncopation are the most importance aspects in creating his music.

The Banksy of Music, SBTRKT chooses to keep his identity concealed and supports his anonymity by wearing modernised native ceremonial masks designed by Hidden Place. At the “Less Is More – SBTRKT Interview” with Clash Music, SBTRKT explained  “I’d rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. The name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process. I’m not a social person, so having to talk to DJs to make them play a record is not something I want to do. It’s more about giving them a record as an anonymous person and seeing whether they like it or not. If they play it, they play it.

SBTRKT notes that he is ‘writing a lot and working on some secret collabs with other vocalists/producers , so we are very much looking forward to hearing what else he has to offer in 2012.  

Rock on the masked music warrior!

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