Intimate Productions and Rhombus bring SIMON BAKER to the Electric Owl on Saturday May 11th.
Simon Baker is a DJ and producer who has always managed to operate on his own terms since first emerging. Rather than kowtowing to the style of the times, he has pushed his unique house and techno agenda, both as a DJ, and as a producer. The musical knowledge and understanding he’s been picking up since his teens all came to fruition on debut LP ‘Traces’ last year.
Arriving on his home label of 2020 Vision, it was an album that showcased genuine artistry and musicality at the same time as offering up infectious dance floor grooves indebted to years of house, disco and techno. Seems all those hours spent studying classical guitar and music theory as a child weren’t wasted after all, especially given the album’s warm reception by press and punters alike.
A recent move to London has re-invigorated the Baker man. As well as releasing with Matt Tolfrey’s classy contemporary hub, Leftroom, he’s in the studio more than ever, inspired by his peers and fellow DJ friends, with plenty of results soon to surface in the form of a Hideout EP on Sasha’s new label, Last Night on Earth, a new track ‘Dreams’ on the ever-reliable Get Physical and a collaborative EP with Rob James for LA’s Culprit. And that’s just this year, because in 2013 there will more music coming with Lee Curtiss, as well as a collaborative techno project with Jamie Jones in the pipeline.