Feed The Animals Pt. II (Electric Zoo Review)
The second day was an early one for me and some of my friends. We arrived at 12:30 to an almost empty festival grounds to see SBTRKT who was playing in the Red Bull tent. Understanding that this wasn’t billed as one of SBTRKT’s live sets with his vocalist Sampha, I didn’t expect to just hear his self-titled album cover-to-cover (even though that is what I secretly was wishing for). Instead, we sat down to a bass-driven set that would fit in easily at a swanky NYC club like Le Bain (which we had the pleasure of going to that night, only to see the likes of Skrillex, 12th Planet, Alvin Risk, and Alex English running about).
Unfortunately, nothing in SBTRKT’s set really captured my attention except for the occasional drop of one his originals. I was able to walk to the front and see the masked producer fire off loops/samples/beats from the APC40-looking MIDI controller, which was cool. Apart from that though, I still found myself wishing it was an ‘acoustic’ SBTRKT set. Another time I suppose.