sbtrkt (aka aaron jerome)’s debut album pulls off a series of impressive feats - bursting with fresh ideas & yet sounding immediately familiar, its sound-patterns & rhythms are both massive enough to fill dancefloors & yet subtle enough to soundtrack your morning commute – light enough to dance to yet dense enough for a serious headphone listen.
having made his name remixing the likes of m.i.a., modeselektor, mark ronson & basement jaxx, he has earned enough credit to bring in an a-grade line-up of guest vocalists on his own record (sampha, little dragon, roses gabor). the pace is perfectly balanced, so one minute you’re riding high on the shoulders of ecstatic beats & the next, you’re brought back down & mellowed right out – all with a silly big grin on your face. “almost unbelievably bursting with ground-zero moments, unexpected side-turns & slinky promises. this set packs the kind of hustle biologically required to (hopefully) scale the charts & explode into new places” - bbc.