The intentionally masked musings of electronic producer SBTRKT hit back in 2008 when neither electronic music’s resurgence nor anonymity were in vogue—in a way his career paved the way for the mystery of Rhye and the popularity of Disclosure. Pairing his house-heavy and dubstep-soul sounds with vocalists like Little Dragon and Jessie Ware, it was his frequent collaborator Sampha that really stuck. The sonic landscape now contains a number of acts like SBTRKT, but he was one of this electronic era’s pioneers and remains at the forefront of the movement.
Thu., Aug. 1, 10 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 24, 2013