During one of last week’s episodes of The Daily Show, the Swedish electronic group debuted “Sunshine” in a music video created in conjunction with Absolut Vodka for Absolut Remix, and inspired by the company’s Absolut Punch drink. Sunshine was released June 28 via Peacefrog.
What we have here is the promise of this decade’s Timbaland...
SBTRKT made his name hiding behind a mask, remixing the likes of M.I.A., Basement Jaxx and Modeselektor.His debut album is paced like a perfect DJ set. The mix of shiny vocals with tight, accelerated textures is steeped deep in a glorious combination of two-step, UK funky, dubstep, US RnB and Chicago house. Add that to the compendium of a killer pop sensibility, infectious bubbling rhythms, unbridled energy and astounding curation from the man in the mask, and what we have here is the promise of this decade’s Timbaland. - Natalie Shaw, BBC Music
Not quite a solo album and not quite a side-project, Maximum Balloon features David Andrew Sitek’s (TV On The Radio’s guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and sometimes beat-boxer) beat-making, songwriting and collaborative production skills all at once, authored with different singers he calls, “his favorite voices in the world.”
Thick, noisy and wholly funky — everything you’d expect, but with more glam — and bolstered by a star-studded array of guest vocalists including David Byrne, Karen O, Little Dragon, Theophilus London, and Sitek’s TVOTR bandmates. - SPIN.COM