SBTRKT (pronounced "subtract") is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome.[2][3] SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs, and two albums.[2] His music has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.[4]

SBTRKT also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha.[5] The live show to 2012 consisted of Jerome utilizing electronic and acoustic drums, synthesisers and effects with Sampha playing two keyboards and singing.

Jerome uses the project's title rather than his own name in order to support the concept of anonymity. Jerome has explained "[I'd] rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. The name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process. I'm not a social person, so having to talk to DJs to make them play a record is not something I want to do. It's more about giving them a record as an anonymous person and seeing whether they like it or not. If they play it, they play it."[6]

To further support SBTRKT's anonymity, SBTRKT wears modern interpretations of native society ceremonial masks designed by A Hidden Place.[3][7]

In March 2016, SBTRKT announced a new project described as a 'non album'. The collection of songs and project is designed to bring new tracks to fans sooner than album cycles and also be a continuous ongoing experience.


Studio albums


  • 2009: Musik Lace
  • 2010: 2020 (Brainmath Records)
  • 2010: Step in Shadows
  • 2014: Transitions I
  • 2014: Transitions II
  • 2014: Transitions III


  • 2009: "LAIKA" (Brainmath Records)
  • 2013: Live (with Sampha)
  • 2013: IMO (taken from the Young Turks 2013 Compilation)
  • 2015: 2o15 (free compilation of songs)
  • 2016: Save Yourself (Non-album collection of songs)


  • "Break Off/Evening Glow" (with Sampha) (2010) - Ramp Recordings
  • "Midnight Marauder" (with Sinden) (2010) - Grizzly
  • "Soundboy Shift" (2010)
  • "Nervous" (with Jessie Ware) (2010) - Numbers
  • "Living Like I Do" (with Sampha) (2011, 12" Ltd)
  • "Ready Set Loop / Twice Bitten" (2011, 12" Ltd, Gre) - SBTRKT
  • "Wildfire" (with Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon and Drake) (2011, 12" Ltd)
  • "Hold On" (with Sampha) (2012, 12" Ltd)
  • '"Temporary View" (with Sampha) (2014)
  • "New Dorp. New York." (featuring Ezra Koenig) (2014, 10")

SBTRKT live members

  • Aaron Jerome - composer, synths, keyboards, drum machines, drums, backing vocals (2010-present)
  • Sampha - vocals, keyboards, percussion (2010-2013), guest vocalist (2014, 2015)
  • Jimmy Holdom - drums (2014-present)
  • Fabiana Palladino - synths, keyboards, percussion (2014-2015)
  • Tev'n - vocals, synths, keyboards, percussion (2015-present)