* indicates required
Okayplayer News

To continue reading

Create a free account or sign in to unlock more free articles.

Already have an account?

By continuing, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy

SBTRKT Drops Another New Heater w/ "The Light" feat. Denai Moore
SBTRKT Drops Another New Heater w/ "The Light" feat. Denai Moore

Okayfuture: SBTRKT Drops "New Dorp, New York" + Gives Us An Exclusive Preview Of His New LP

SBTRKT Drops Another New Heater w/ "The Light" feat. Denai Moore

SBTRKT teams with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on the new single "New Dorp, New York" from his forthcoming Wonder Where We Land LP. The track from SBTRKT's highly-anticipated sophomore album recently debuted on BBC Radio 1 and follows a stellar collaborative track with Sampha. The pulsating bottom-heavy dance jam bodes well for what's to come on the forthcoming release with bursts of percussive brilliance and references to the taste, touch and feel of life in Gotham City that are as vivid as the project's cover art. But you don't have to go by the new single alone; Okayfuture was in the house for an intimate SBTRKT listening session at The Log Cabin studio in NYC earlier this week and returned with an exclusive taste of what's to come on the project. One of the most pleasantly surprising revelations for Okayplayers was that SBTRKT's approach on the project was at least partially inspired by The Roots' 2002 single "Break You Off":

The night before SBTRKT announced his highly-anticipated second album Wonder Where We Land, we had the special privilege of a private (and intimate) listening session, at The Log Cabin studio in NYC, with an unmasked SBTRKT sharing personal commentary on each song, including tracks from the deluxe version.

He started by setting the scene on Osea Island, where much of the album was recorded and his many collaborators, such as Sampha and Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift), visited him for freeform jam sessions in what he described as a “glorified garden shed” with a bunch of keyboards, synths, drum kit and five microphones. Sometimes they recorded in pitch blackness at 2 or 3 a.m., with owls hooting far off in the distance, and a mini projector showing sci-fi films, like René Laloux’s 1973 La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet). SBTRKT says this is where the album’s title track comes from.

He listed seminal works from Pink Floyd and The Police, along with Kanye West, krautrock, and Hitchcock films as his influences for Wonder Where We Land. Even the more nuanced details like knife sounds and feedback inspired by the movie The Ring or the recording methods of The Police drummer Stewart Copeland made it onto the album. Our favorite though, SBTRKT’s mention of wanting to emulate the ending of The Roots‘ song “Break You Off” on one of his own.

>>>Read More (via Okayfuture)

Check the track below to stream "New Dorp, New York" featuring Ezra Koenig. Scroll down to check out SBTRKT's 2014 tour dates and the full tracklist of Wonder Where We Land.

'Wonder Where We Land' LP Tracklist:

1. Day 1What do you think?

2. Wonder Where We Land (feat. Sampha)

3. Lantern

4. Higher (feat. Raury)

5. Day 5

6. Look Away (feat. Caroline Polachek)

7. Osea (feat. Koreless)

8. Temporary View (feat. Sampha)

9. NEW DORP. NEW YORK (feat Ezra Koenig)

10. Everybody Knows

11. Problem (Solved) (feat. Jessie Ware)

12. If It Happens (feat. Sampha)

13. Gon Stay (feat. Sampha)

14. The Light (feat. Denai Moore)

15. Voices In My Head (feat. A$AP Ferg)

SBTRKT 2014 Tour Dates:

10/07/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The MasqueradeWhat do you think?

10/09/14 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans

10/10/14 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

10/11/14 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Music Festival

10/12/14 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

10/14/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

10/15/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belsaco Theater

10/16/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theatre

10/17/14 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox

10/18/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues

10/20/14 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden

10/23/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

10/24/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

10/25/14 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

10/26/14 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

10/29/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale

10/31/14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

11/01/14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall