SBTRKT’s journey down the rabbit hole continues. After releasing a firestorm of new music this weekend, the English beatmaker is back at it with “Renegade,” a frenetic few minutes of heart-palpitating intensity that sounds like it could soundtrack one of those hellish subterranean Nintendo levels.
“Renegade” attacks with calculated menace, coming at the listener with a barrage of needle-thin synths and hi-hats. Still no word on why all this new music is coming from, but we aren’t mad. The man is making art at a very high level in multiple disciplines (see below) and when that’s happening, it’s best not to ask too many questions.