8 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

SBTRKT frames SAVE YOURSELF in terms of oppositions: today's environmental catastrophes versus tomorrow's space colonies. Fittingly, the album flits between twin poles of despair and what he calls "dark optimism," contrasting the evil, skulking techno of "LET THEM IN" with whimsical, organ-kissed funk tracks "GEMINI" and "READY OR NOT." Auto-Tuned crooner The-Dream provides the album's conflicted emotional center: He radiates joy on "GOOD MORNING," a tender love song to the human race, but on the somber "BURY YOU," he gives chills with a simple question: "How does it feel to be gone?"

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EDITORS’ NOTES

SBTRKT frames SAVE YOURSELF in terms of oppositions: today's environmental catastrophes versus tomorrow's space colonies. Fittingly, the album flits between twin poles of despair and what he calls "dark optimism," contrasting the evil, skulking techno of "LET THEM IN" with whimsical, organ-kissed funk tracks "GEMINI" and "READY OR NOT." Auto-Tuned crooner The-Dream provides the album's conflicted emotional center: He radiates joy on "GOOD MORNING," a tender love song to the human race, but on the somber "BURY YOU," he gives chills with a simple question: "How does it feel to be gone?"

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Don't think. Just download.

Matt Daug

$4.99 is a bargain for such a wonderful set of tunes.

This is art

Hahahahaha fun copy cat

Omg Absolutely amazing.

SBTRKT !!!!

DieNasty Are Oh See

He actually aims to challenge his fans.... All while making such gooood much.

About SBTRKT

A self-taught producer, London's SBTRKT -- aka Aaron Jerome -- mixes elements of dubstep, 2-step, garage, house, soul, and techno into a bass-heavy blend of flowing melodies and intricate percussion. The project's name was intended to remove the identity of any one person from the music, and SBTRKT even performed with a mask on to preserve that concept. After years of honing his craft, in 2009 Jerome sent tracks to DJs including BBC Radio 1's Graeme Sinden and Mary Anne Hobbs, who made singles such as "Nervous" into radio hits. SBTRKT's remixes for M.I.A., Basement Jaxx, and Underworld, among others, also met with success, as did his self-released singles Timeless and Right Place. He also issued a pair of singles for the enigmatic Brainmath label, LAIKA and 2020, as well as the Break Off/Evening Glow single for Ramp Recordings, which featured Jerome's frequent vocal collaborator Sampha. SBTRKT's first gig was at the famed Fabric club; he also DJ'ed at the club Plastic People, where he met an A&R rep from the Young Turks label, which released the Soundboy Shift EP in 2010 and the Step in Shadows EP and his self-titled debut album in 2011. One of its singles, "Wildfire," featured Little Dragon vocalist Yukumi Nagano and caught the ear of rapper Drake. His remix of the song received airplay on New York's WQHT and Miami's WPOW. The year 2014 saw him release his sophomore album, Wonder Where We Land, along with a trio of EPs, Transitions I, II, and III. He returned in 2016 with Save Yourself, which featured contributions from the-Dream, Sampha, and Mabel. ~ Heather Phares

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