An introduction to Sampha.
English producer SBTRKT has been making waves on the blogosphere over the past 5 years with his quirky beats. With a trajectory that is truly modern, his popularity has grown slowly and steadily by playing ravey DJ sets, collaborating with rappers and singers, and most recently landing a BBC Radio 1 residency.
Since this is a hip hop site, you might know SBTRKT best as the dude who produced “Wildfire,” the remix of which Drake hopped on, or “Voices In My Head,” an A$AP Ferg-assisted closing cut on his newest LP Wonder Where We Land. He also had Atlanta flower-child Raury crushed some of his finest bars to date on that album.
SBTRKT has also worked with the likes of Sampha, Jessie Ware, Ezra Koenig, and Warpaint, a who’s who of indie and R&B royalty. Here’s his 10 essential cuts.