Tuesday, 11 February 2014
SBTRKT Drops ''Hold The Line'', The First In A Series Of Planned Singles Ahead Of 2nd Album
Acclaimed electronic producer Aaron Jerome, better known as SBTRKT, has today dropped the first of what he plans to be a series of 12 inch singles ahead of the release of his as yet untitled second album. The London based musician uploaded ''Hold The Line'' to Soundcloud for digital listeners too.
The planned release of several instrumental tracks will act as ''a transition'' between 2011's self titled debut and it's 2014 follow up, according to Jerome, who wrote to BBC Radio with this announcement, in keeping with his anonymous persona.
"These tracks will form a collection of vinyl 12"s before my next album and its singles, maybe a digital release, too. They’ll be out in a couple of months. All instrumental stuff along the lines of the music I put out on RAMP or the early Young Turks releases, transitioning between my last album and the next one."
SBTRKT's 2011 debut was well received for its blend of dubstep and UK garage/grime beats, while also making great use of fellow London songwriter Sampha on vocals. SBTRKT also released a live album last year, imaginatively titled Live, which featured a headline set at Shepard's Bush Empire in 2012.
You can listen to ''Hold The Line'' here.