SBTRKT – Hold On (Sisi Bakbak Remix)

On Thursday, Young Turks uploaded the Sisi Bakbak remix of SBTRKT’s latest single “Hold On” to their YouTube channel. It’s due out on Monday as a part of the “Hold On”/”Ride To Freedom” package.

While the name ‘Sisi Bakbak’ may seem like an unknown entity to the majority of us, some pieces of the puzzle were put together over on Pitchfork as to this mysterious producer’s true identity. Take a read of that just below…

Yep. The overwhelming evidence suggests that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has taken to the production on this little beauty. It wouldn’t exactly be the first time somebody’s tried to obscure their true identity to allow their music to take prevalence. Take a look at SBTRKT himself, for example. “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”, he explained in an interview with Clash Magazine last year. I’ve got a lot of respect for that: while it may sound clichéd, too much emphasis is placed nowadays on image.

Anyway, I digress. The track itself is a brilliantly produced piece of, what I like to call, ‘soul-step’. Dark basslines, reverb vocals and a glitchy beat make this one a truly sensational addition to the remix package. If possible: do this track justice and listen with some good headphones. Sheer class.


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