SBTRKT, which is actually pronounced “subtract” is the moniker of London. UK based producer and musician Aaron Jerome.
SBTRKT started his job for a DJ within the London nightclub called Plastic People. Since this time he has remixed tracks by musicians like Goldie, Underworld, Mark Ronson, Jaxx, Basement, Modeselektor, Radiohead and M.I.A. Additionally, SBTRKT has launched singles and albums, in addition to a self-entitled recording. When asked to describe his music his fans will tell you that his sound is a combination of 2 step, Chicago House, US R&B, dubstep, and UK funky. Because of this unique combination, SBTRKT’s tunes have been spun on BBC Radio 6 Music as well as BBC Radio 1 quite frequently.
Nevertheless, SBTRKT was chosen as a moniker to compliment the notion of secrecy. SBTRKT has described he had “rather not discuss himself as a man, and permit the songs speak for themselves. He has said that SBTRKT is actually his mechanism to remove himself from the entire music making procedure. SBTRKT has been quoted as saying, “I am not a socially adept individual needing to speak to DeeJays to ensure they perform a track isn’t something I need to undertake. It is much more about providing them with music as a mysterious man, seeing if they enjoy it or not. Should they listen to it and like it, it will be played.”
To help is secrecy SBTRKT dons contemporary understandings of indigenous culture ceremonial face masks created via Hidden Place.
However, SBTRKT pertains in addition to the music combo of Aaron Jerome along with his regular partner Sampha. Live performance includes Jerome utilizing digital and traditional acoustic drums along with activating samples and with a mixing table. This is while Sampha performs on keyboards, sings, and activates vocal loops.