SBTRKT @ 9:30 Club (3/30/12)

Photo Credit: Tim Dalferro

Tribal-masked British electro/pop/R&B duo SBTRKT played to a sold out crowd Friday night at the 9:30 Club. The project of musician Aaron Jerome, SBTRKT is on tour as a duo with collaborator Sampha, who produced and provided much of the vocals for SBTRKT’s 2011 self-titled debut album. While some elements of Friday night’s set consisted of pre-recorded beats and samples, Jerome took to keyboards and live percussion on drum set, while Sampha covered vocals. As for tracks such as Wildfire and Pharaohs, which feature guest vocalists on the album (Little Dragon and Roses Gabor respectively), the vocals were sampled for the live show (although interestingly the duo sampled from the Drake version of Wildfire. Drake has performed live with SBTRKT on this track in the past, but alas he appears to be absent on this tour). The duo’s set lasted a little over an hour, disappointingly short, but not unusual for a venue like the 9:30 Club. There was some nice jamming Friday night between the well-known singles, but even more would’ve been extremely welcomed. Nevertheless for the quality they packed into their set, it’s hard to complain.

-Jim Walls


One thought on “SBTRKT @ 9:30 Club (3/30/12)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s