I never got a chance to see SBTRKT when he came through Atlanta. Luckily The Boiler Room brings SBTRKT as well as any other current trending electronic music artist right to you computer or mobile device. Check out Boiler Room on the regular, they constantly have interesting artist popping up daily.
I found this track particularly intriguing. More so on the person that created it rather than the creativeness of the music. Patrick took a minimal dubstep beat and gave it more teeth. I love the amplified version that he finished with.
But the most interesting thing about this LA Producer and DJ is that he is only 18. He began DJing when he was 14 and actually started producing music at 16. When I think back to the 18 year old version of my self, it is unfathomable that I would be producing music at this level.
I too picked up an music instrument at 14. At 16 I was in garage bands playing the bass guitar. At 18 I realized that it wasn’t going to pay bills and be a career path and went to college. Big props to Patrick Reza for making a name for himself already in the blog world. I have been following him for months now on soundcloud. Just today i realized how little experience he has with only producing music for 2 years. I can’t wait to see what happens in another two. So should you… keep an ear open for Patirck Reza.
I feel really bad about keeping this band away from you guys. I have been selfish. I have literally been listening to SBTRKT’s newest album for almost a week now. I just wanted to keep it to myself for a little bit longer. Well the wait is over and the new album is out on Young Turks Records. Soon there will people experiencing their sound.
So what is so special about SBTRKT? Everything? Damn, that is such a shitty answer but it’s true. I have been listening to music religiously now for almost two decades. You hear a lot of copies of generas and sounds. Some are very good at their craft so sound like carbon-copies. But then there are bands that just drop a bomb on you. Your senses get overloaded from the foreignness. That makes a post like this so difficult. I am now rambling trying to find comparisons. How exactly do you describe a band that you yourself can’t compare.
I’ll just tell you what I like about SBTRKT. I love the R&B vocals between what sounds like one male and one female singer. I can’t tell you who is singing on the album since very little information about the production is released. All I know is the Sampha and Little Dragons perform on two of the songs featured here (above) SBTRKT’s has kept his alias anonymous. Seriously, I am not making this up. The guy performs with a mask when doing lives show and keeps his identity a secret. Even interviews are done completely blind.
If you pressured to categorize SBTRKT’s music I would say it’s Bass Music. Even that categorization does a dis justice to the music. There are elements of garage, dubstep, electro, and bass music but all of it is twisted into whimsical spaced out hybrid. What makes this album really exciting for me is the applications into popular music. Everyone of these songs you could slip into top 40 music and it would take off. The sound would be completely foreign to most listeners but the song writing is brilliant. It is genera, aged defying, race and culture bridging brilliance.