Silver Wrapper and React Presents announce that SBTRKT will perform LIVE, making his triumphant return to Chicago at the House of Blues on Saturday, April 7, 2012, accompanied by longtime collaborator/singer/keyboardist, Sampha. Willis Earl Beal opens. Tickets are on sale at Silver Wrapper Ticketing now!
Through the years, and his development as an artist and producer in his own right, SBTRKT has worked with collaborators both sonic and visual to emphasize his ideas and vision. The performance and visual style has also become an essential part of this setup. Performing in his trademark tribal mask, watching SBTRKT translate his sound live is the opposite of what one would expect from the traditional producer/DJ. “The live show is an expansion of what has been created in the studio and the tools I’ve used to make them. Just because a song has been created with a laptop, it doesn’t mean that is the best way to perform it live, but for me, neither is bringing in a 5 piece band to re-interpret your songs. I see live shows in a very different light to producing in a studio as it’s about translating into a medium for performance. The basic setup is myself on an acoustic drum kit with extra electronic triggers, and Sampha on 2 keyboards and vocals…. although it’s constantly developing whilst we learn new ways to perform songs and experiment with new ways to route our live audio.”