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.
It was of course in 2007 when Baker first broke through with the writhing monster that was ‘Plastik’ - officially one of the year’s best tracks according to influential site RA. Ensuing efforts like the Lip Trick EP, remixes of Crazy P and Simian Mobile Disco plus collaborations with Jamie Jones have all helped to cement his reputation as producer with lots to say and the skills to say it.
The musical knowledge and understanding he’s been picking up since his teens all came to fruition on debut LP ‘Traces’ in 2011 (2020 Vision) gaining huge respect from the press and public alike.
As a DJ, Baker was a regular fixture on the Leeds scene in the early days. Before long though, the wider world caught on to his dexterous sets, and now he regularly plays worldwide at key clubs like Panoramabar, Fabric and Watergate, Womb, as well as festivals like BPM and Hideout.
Now living in London, Simon has released on labels Cocoon, Saved, Leftroom, Fina, Rekids, Last Night on Earth, Get Physical, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, Truesoul, and many more. He has up and coming music on Drumcode, Dessous and Moon Harbour.
In recent times Simon has been concentrating on his new label and project called “BKR Projekt” which will launch in August 2015. This will be showcasing Simon’s verstatile style offering a more stripped back techno sound.
Also watch out for new and exciting collaborations in 2015 with Luca C, Lee Curtiss amongst others.