Following his sold-out debut Australian DJ tour and the release of his self-titled album earlier this year – South London producer SBTRKT (pronounced ‘subtract’) will return to Australian shores on the back of his appearances at the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in 2012.
A tweet from SBTRKT has caused some confusion about the shows…
@SBTRKT: australia laneway sideshows being promoed. first ive heard of them!!!
Music Feeds has spoken to a Handsome Tours representative and we can confirm that the shows are 100% happening
SBTRKT will play live with special guest and album contributor Sampha at The Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday 3 February, and The Prince of Wales in Melbourne on Thursday 9 February.
His debut album pulls off a series of impressive feats: it’s bursting with fresh ideas but yet sounds immediately familiar. The album influences are incorporated with subtlety and sophistication: dense enough to interpret, light enough to dance to. Featuring collaborations with Sampha, Roses Gabor and Jessie Ware, the album also features Little Dragon and the imitable voice of Yukimi Nagano on single Wildfire.
While massively prolific, a minimalist ethos runs through the work and style of SBTRKT, not just in his name but in the precision of the sonics and arrangements. SBTRKT has left his imprint on the UK music scene by seamlessly fusing Detroit techno, Berlin electro and classic 2-step into the thriving London dubstep scene, although this masked man fits comfortably in any category he wishes to occupy.
SBTRKT Australian Tour 2012 – Laneway Sideshows
Friday 3 February 2011
The Metro, Sydney
Tickets on sale now from handsometours.com; Metro Box Office – 02 9550 3666; and ticketek.com.au / 132 849.
Thursday 9 February 2011
The Prince of Wales, Melbourne
Tickets on sale now from handsometours.com and princebandroom.com.au.
Co-presented by our friends at Opulent
SBTRKT will also be Playing the 2012 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.