SBTRKT- SBTRKT

On SBTRKT’s self-titled debut, this London-based producer cooks up a solid set of dubstep songs; icing them with some pretty soulful vocals from Sampha. Plus, the clean and lean electronics bubbling under him are the perfect complement to the feelings he’s conveying. There are several different vocalists featured, though, and not all of them are [...]

On SBTRKT’s self-titled debut, this London-based producer cooks up a solid set of dubstep songs; icing them with some pretty soulful vocals from Sampha. Plus, the clean and lean electronics bubbling under him are the perfect complement to the feelings he’s conveying. There are several different vocalists featured, though, and not all of them are as much of a treat to hear–with the exception of Little Dragon, of course.

I’d recommend this highly to both Flying Lotus and James Blake fans, because there’s so much worth comparing between these three artists. Not only is Sampha’s voice pretty close to Blake’s, but the lush layers of synthetic tones on a lot of these songs remind me of more recent tracks in Fly Lo’s discography.

This is a solid debut for me. Great beats, vocals I get caught up in, and catchy hooks.

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  • http://cloadapps.eu Mahmud Bechtel

    On SBTRKT’s self-titled debut, this London-based producer cooks up a solid set of dubstep songs; icing them with some pretty soulful vocals from Sampha. Plus, the clean and lean electronics bubbling under him are the perfect complement to the feelings he’s conveying. There are several different vocalists featured, though, and not all of them are as much of a treat to hear–with the exception of Little Dragon, of course.
    +1

  • Targus

    You should check out Shabazz Palaces-Black Up. Unless avant garde rap isn’t your thing.

  • http://jason-eli.com Jason Eli

    I think this album is a strong 6 or light 7 for me… just not a lot standing out where I would like it to stand out. Wildfire really is a great track… but that was put on me a long while ago… so after waiting for so long…anticipating this release… I felt kind of let down! I agree with your points about the beats. The beats do honestly seem to be solid no matter what is going on… but I really kept getting bored with sbtrkt’s singing. The track “Right Thing to Do” had the best vibe and overall presentation to me.

    Please review When Saints Go Machine’s “Konylie” and Shabazz Palaces “Black Up”

    Thanks for all your awesome reviews…

  • G

    I originally wasn’t going to bother with this SBTRKT record, but your review somewhat swayed me. I’m diggin’ it!

    On the horizon, here are few you should review:
    - Washed Out/ Within and Without (this album is straight sexy!)
    - Shabazz Palaces/ Black Up (in total agreement with Targus!)
    - Memory Tapes/ Player Piano