Thursday, October 16, 2014

Back in July we featured SBTRKT's track, New Dorp. New York, for your listening pleasure. The release was a clear sign that his sophomore album was going to be magic. Our prediction was correct. Not only is Wonder Where We Land experimental, the record is edgy, sublimely diverse, and a immense step forward for the London producer.

Wonder Where We Land also features an array of collaborations, including Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend), Raury, Sampha, Denai Moore, A$AP Ferg, Caroline Polachek, and Koreless. Instead of overshadowing SBTRKT's supreme production, these artists work in cohesion with him to create a well balanced project.

Our highlight from the record is Voices In My Head (feat A$AP Ferg). The track is trip-hop at it's finest. Even though the vibe of the song is much darker then what we've been accustomed to when listening to SBTRKT, the gloominess is on level with Ferg's verses, which are also on point. Both the production and Ferg's rapping have the capability to send you off in a state of trance.

Wonder Where We Land is a display of growth and depth. It breaks boundaries with it's exploration of different genres. SBTRKT has taken risks that have certainly payed off.

SBTRKT will be returning to Australian shores this December and January. Check out the dates below:

Falls Festival:
Monday 29th December 2014 to 31st December 2014
Marion Bay, Tasmania
Tickets available here

Tuesday 30th December 2014 to Friday 2nd January 2015
Byron Bay, New South Wales - SOLD OUT

Sunday 28th December 2014 to Wednesday 31st December
Lorne, Victoria - SOLD OUT

Field Day:
Thursday 1st January 2015
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets available here

Southbound Festival:

Saturday 3rd January 2015 to Sunday 4th January 2015
 Busselton, Western Australia
Tickets available here

Handsome Tours, triple j, Music Feeds, Oyster Magazine, & Spotify present:
Wednesday 7th January 2015
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets available here

Thursday 8th January 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets available here

Written by Amy Smolcic