The eponymous SBTRKT album (pronounced ‘Subtract’), was a top-release of 2011 in my eyes and included one of my favorites, “Hold On”. Always a sucker for remixes, I was very pleased to open my soundcloud today to a version by LA producer/DJ, Them Jeans. This dj-friendly bootleg puts a housey spin on the beat and slows the tune down about 10 bpm while still maintaining the minimal sounds of the original. With some deep bass additions reminiscent of The XX, some smooth buildups and clever looping of vocals along with that nice bouncey beat, this version drops a little melancholy from the original and has solidified itself as ‘on-repeat-status’ in my library. Free download below!
SBTRKT-Hold On (Them Jeans Remix)