SBTRKT aka Aaron Jerome, has been mixing records on the scene for a while now. Brought up in the garage scene in London, he began making a name for himself in 2009, and has remixed big names such as MIA, Basement Jaxx and Mark Ronson. His self-titled debut album has received great praise, with BBC even labelling him as the next Timbaland. Let’s hope that’s for his future success.

SBTRKT has had a string of solo releases to his name, the most famous of these being 'Living Like I Do', which received airplay on Annie Mac’s show on radio 1. The album however, has established SBTRKT as one of the biggest prospects in the UK dance/house scene.

From track one to eleven everything on the record fits. Different vibes are pieced together perfectly, to create a unique ambience about each individual track. However, they are slotted together, to make a truly astounding overall record.

'Heatwave' fires you into the inferno. (Puns galore, I do apologize). The shortest song on the album, filled with bass and samples Sampha’s simply amazing vocal. 'Hold On' follows, with a similar feel. The low tones created by Sampha are entwined with the high-pitched chimes, meeting at a point to make a stunning overall sound. 'Wildfire', the first release off the album, takes a different route to the rest of the album. Dubstep infiltrated, with vocals from Yukimi Nagano, part of the electronic four-piece, Little Dragon. This has been very well received; getting substantial airplay and even managing to secure a place on the famous radio 1 playlist.

Tracks like 'Right Thing To Do' and 'Trials Of The Past' follow with the low bass-heavy tones, forming the boundaries between high-octane electro and the low depths of dubstep. 'Pharoahs', a pop-esque, up-tempo number, features soulful female tones from Roses Gabor. Probably the most fun track on the album, with almost a Destiny’s Child feel to it. Obviously in a good way as they are definitely my guilty pleasure.

The final 2 songs on the album, 'Never Never' and 'Go Bang' complete the record for me. 'Never Never' demonstrates just how good Sampha’s vocal is. The tone is undeniably beautiful and soulful, with an African inspired drumbeat helping to layer the track. Then comes 'Go Bang'. That’s how it ends. No vocal, just the final piece of the jigsaw that SBTRKT crafted to make this album perfect.

What could make this album better? I don’t know. For me it is that close to being one of my favourite ever records released into the electronic genre. From start to finish you can just see the hard work that has gone into this album. You can tell that he has not just met up with the artists for a day, or done it via email. The grafting process is evident in the final product, which is simply stunning.

In mathematics, some say that addition is more exciting than subtraction, not in this case.

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