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SBTRKT feat. Raury – Higher

Since we last updated you on HD favourite SBTRKT, he’s been a busy man, spoiling us with details of his new album. ‘Wonder Where We Land’ is set for release on September 22nd and judging by what we’ve heard so far, it’s time to get hyped.

This latest album teaser has come in the form of a collaboration with prodigious 18-year-old rapper Raury. With other partners on the album ranging from A$AP Ferg to soulful youngster Denai Moore, it feels like Aaron Jerome is ready to put his well-known production skills to the test.

September 22nd can’t come quickly enough over here.



Few artists prompt as much excitement here at HD as Aaron Jerome a.k.a SBTRKT.  Following the complex and atmospheric Transitions series, his latest tune ‘Temporary View’ marks a return to his melodic best, bringing in his old buddy and long-time collaborator Sampha in a soulful reworking of his instrumental track ‘Resolute’. Sampha’s vocals float right over the top of SBTRKT’s immaculate production in a taste of what’s to come in his hotly-anticipated sophomore album.

All signs point towards a Young Turks release later this year but he’s keeping his cards pretty close to his chest as you’d expect.  Definitely one to keep an eye on.


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Short n sweet this one.

SBTRKT, with whom we’re still a little luvved up after his storming Beacons set, has put out two and a half minutes of ambient goodness from his album recordings. There are some suitably tripped-out visuals to go with it too, found here. Far out.

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Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT remix)

SBTRKT, a recent addition to the Beacons Festival line-up (full disclosure – HD HQ will be decamping there for the weekend, come join), has done a job on Drake‘s summer single ‘Girls Love Beyonce’.

The skittering beat and warped vocals create an essentially new track and, to save you the time listening to the original too, this is better.

The two have collaborated before, as the video and SC link below prove. Evidence:

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Bipolar Sunshine – Daydreamer

Nothing like some punchy feel-good pop mid-week. To-die-for vocals and a catchy chorus are the order of the day in this new single from Bipolar Sunshine. The SBTRKT and Fraser T. Smith co-produced tune has got hit written all over it.

Out 1st February, go buy it.


Bodhi Remixes

The lads Bodhi have really been busying themselves and have given us/you a couple of smooth bangers to add to last month’s brilliant Charles Murdoch remix.

First up is their rethinking of ‘Without’ by SBTRKT et al collaborator, Sampha. This is pure dancefloor fodder. Retaining the original tune, but adding a lively house beat, it’s great and, once again, on free download.

This was followed by the arrival of Olly and Luke’s remix of Forrest – ‘Shiny Suit Man’. Slightly more relaxed, but still a mover, we love it.

Sadly, their night on October 4th alongside Joe Goddard and Bondax in a #secreteastlondonlocation has sold out. But, if you’re a Londoner, you can catch Bodhi throughout the Autumn as they’ve got a few dates lined up.

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Beacons Festival 2013

There are those who say that there are too many festivals in the UK these days. Certainly the last few years have seen the births (and, in some cases, the deaths) of many a ’boutique’ summer shindig and, as Adam Buxton tells us, the experience is unrecognisable from what it once was. But our problem with festivals isn’t the quinoa salads, childcare facilities and wacky fancy dress.

It’s the rampant commercialism that means paying through the nose for watery Red Stripes and inaccurate programmes, and being treated like David Miranda whenever you have the temerity to move from one area to another. Beacons promised to be different – with its reluctant booking feesencouragement of public transport, and talk of local ale houses. And indeed it was: the setting was spectacular, the staff were accommodating, and the atmosphere was a lot more relaxed than many of its competitors.

And then there was the music. T Williams is one of our favourite live acts at the moment and he delivered again here, kicking the weekend off in style with a barnstorming Friday night set on the Red Bull Music Academy stage (well, truck). Resident Advisor’s tent played host to crowd-pleasing sets from John Talabot and Dauwd, and the main stage was treated to intense performances from Gold Panda and SBTRKT.

There were even guitars on show, with Local Natives impressive in the headline slot and Dutch Uncles proving a captivating spectacle (mostly due to frontman Duncan Wallis’s unbelievable shapes – for more on them, head here). And culture too, in various guises – including a screening of the amazing ‘Made of Stone’, with a Shane Meadows Q&A and everything.

Rodigan & Iration Steppers rounded off the weekend with a reggae-themed Sunday, sending the crowds on their way and warming them up for Notting Hill Carnival the next weekend. A top weekend, then, and props to the organisers for doing things a bit differently. Roll on Beacons 2014.

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Lost Scripts – I’ll be Watching You

We’ll be watching this.

London lads Young Turks have kicked off a new series of 12”s with this deep, urgent collaboration between old pals John Talabot and Pional, galavanting around as Lost Scripts. ‘I’ll be Watching You’ is accompanied on the September 16th release by ‘Sun’ from Koreless’s recent ‘Yugen’ EP:

We’re expecting big things from future releases on the YT2013 showcase given that the xx, FKA Twigs and SBTRKT are all to be found kicking about on the Young Turks roster…

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Az&Tor – Carry Mine (The Golden Boy Remix)

Vibes-a-plenty on this new remix from The Golden Boy. We know little about the Birmingham-based producer, but it’s certainly worth shedding some light on Az&Tor. Having had a coupla releases on MadTech now, most recent ‘Sit Back’ EP seems to be picking up the hype the duo deserve. Original ‘Carry Mine’ is our pick of the bunch. Although it’s a sound not too dissimilar from the silky electronica of the likes of Disclosure and SBTRKT, there’s some top vocals in there from Aisha Zoe, aka Az, we guess. Makes the tune stand out from the crowd. We’d like to hear more:

Two further remixes on the EP worth giving a go as well. One from No Artificial Colours, one from Polkadot:

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Sampha – Without

Out on Young Turks on July 29th, the ‘Dual’ EP is shaping up nicely. The latest teaser is ‘Without’ is a skittering piece of electronica with more than a shade of his breakthrough collaborations with SBTRKT.

This follows the poppier slice of emotion he announced the EP with, ‘Indecision’:

And, if that isn’t enough, he recently featured on a new Drake track, sprinkling some of his vocal magic on an otherwise pedestrian effort from the Canadian:

He’s been a selflessly busy boy but it sounds like his own stuff is worth the wait.

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