SBTRKT releases new album The Rat Road

Photo by El Hardwick
May 5 2023



The New York Times

“One of the electronic scene's most crucial architects”

GQ Magazine

“Highly enjoyable nexus of R&B, bass music, house, and dubstep”



Rolling Stone

“One of electronic music’s most inventive and absorbing artists”

The Guardian

“Impeccable songwriting”

Clash Magazine

“Nocturnal, grubbily narcotic and bass-laden”



1. Remnant

2. Waiting feat. Teezo Touchdown

3. Rain Crush

4. Days Go By feat Toro Y Moi

5. LFO feat. Sampha & George Riley

6. Creepin Interlude

7. Limitless feat. Sampha & LEILAH

8. Go To Ground

9. Wasted feat. Anna Of The North

10. Coppa feat, Kai Isaiah Jamal

11. You , Love

12. Don’t Let

13. No Intention feat. Leilah

14. Forward feat. Leilah

15. D-Double-E Interlude feat. D Double E

16. You Broke My Heart But Imma Fix It

17. Palm Reader

18. Drift feat. Leilah

19. Demons feat. Toro y Moi

20. Saya Interlude feat. Saya Gray

21. The Rat Road feat. Teezo Touchdown

22. I See A Stair feat. Little Dragon

THE RAT ROAD is out now, buy/stream it here.x

Today marks the release of the highly anticipated new SBTRKT album, THE RAT ROAD.  SBTRKT’s first full body of work since 2016, THE RAT ROAD signals the beginnings of an arresting new era for the revered British artist.  The album is a sonic ride reflecting on the societal changes in the six years SBTRKT has been creating it, and also a personal reflection of SBTRKT’s journey through his life, and a step away from the masked identity he had at the start of his career. LISTEN TO THE RAT ROAD HERE.

THE RAT ROAD wears its emotions openly as SBTRKT takes the listener on a journey through euphoria and melancholia. In the same minute, footwork is melded into four-to-floor techno while screeching electronics and synth-heavy production are reminiscent of his early work. Mutant garage lives alongside pop-leaning future-synth production adding new colours to SBTRKT’s palette while taut, wiry slices pop and fizz with menacing energy in his distinct mode of expression. THE RAT ROAD is a true marriage of genres with SBTRKT’s febrile presence felt throughout, prioritising intention and purpose over spectacle.

Instead of focusing on “bigger streaming and stat-building collaborations”, SBTRKT has looked for interesting and new talents from across the UK and U.S. in a way that can only make sense through a SBTRKT lens. The project features a wealth of featured artists both established and emerging, including D Double E, Little Dragon, Saya Gray Teezo Touchdown, Toro Y Moi, Sampha, George Riley, Leilah, Anna Of The North and Kai Isaiah Jamal.

With the release of THE RAT ROAD, SBTRKT once again challenges the modern musical landscape. This record is as expansive and diverse as SBTRKT’s cultural history and musical persona.

SBTRKT will headline his first sold-out show of the year at Outernet in London on May 25. Sign up to SBTRKT’s mailing list to get first access to presale tickets and releases HERE.

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