nice price deal !!! nofitstate is the new label project from simon baker and geddes. having been a hugely successful london based party over the past few years the duo have now branched out to present their take on contemporary house music. the inaugural release kicks off with mr baker in solo mode with the arpy ep, a highly energetic affair with simons sharp production nous in fully effect, arpy 1 features a killer synth lead whilst arpy 2 keeps the vibe deeper, negating the synth in favour of an emphasis on groove. skudge provide the remix on the flip, intertwining elements of the original mixes in their now signature sound.
nice price deal !!! the next instalment on simon baker s own label infant records brings you this infectious track remixed by one of the hottest producer/remixers around right now paul woolford. it follows in line from the success of the previous releases on this new imprint label. expected to be huge on dance floors worldwide, the paul woolford remix rides around a kick arse bass hook that literally gets you hooked from the word go. plays zabiela/ satoshi tomiie / tiefschwarz / tiga…
the second bkr projekt release has landed! simon baker continues his series as bkr projekt and offers three heavy techno tools shaped for the big systems. no messing around here, kicking production all the way! hand-stamped & strictly limited to 200 copies.
introducing another new name to truesoul simon baker has delivered an outstanding ep that encapsulates everything he is about. named after the title track, chapter one ep is a breathtaking collection of tracks that showcase simon bakers diversity and talent as a producer. bakers use of percussion and synths that are laced throughout each track create trippy grooves that are supported by the raw sounding drums.
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after the huge success of plastik in 2007, we now bring you the next bomb from leeds based, simon baker. >x, y & z< original mix bears all the characteristics of a typical baker anthem, rolling percussion bouncy bassline and intricate melodies weaving in and out of the groove complete with a huge breakdown of twisted keys and pads, simple you might say but ultimately effective.
als waschechter untergrund-sommerhit aus dem jahre 2007 war simon bakers plastik einfach der richtige beat zur richtigen zeit - ein täuschend einfach gestrickter track der sich auf rauen groove und ein verwundenes synth-riff konzentrierte, fernab der paradoxen begeisterung der minimalen Ära für exzessives sound-design. im schnellvorlauf ins jahr 2014 gesprungen, verspürt die welt einmal mehr das drängende verlangen nach einem soilden schieber - eine gute gelegenheit dieses neu gemasterte juwel einer neuen tänzergeneration in die schuhe zu schieben.
fina records is therefore proud to present the riker ep - a three track cosmic delight from the man himself. title track >riker< is a warm, emotive, progressive number, interspersed with glockenspiel lines that would make lil louie vega jealous. in stark contrast, >geo< is a spacious, punchy, deep kicker of a house track layered with ghostly dropping baselines and shimmering echos. a futuristic deep house shoulder shaker for the terrace. on the <riker remix<, purveyor of new vibrations and rising star elphino (somethinksounds) delivers a driving house track, chopping up the vocals, and firmly stamping his own imprint across the basslines into an up-tempo designated dance floor record
big with: geddes, onno, ralph lawson, jimpster, bubba, ripperton, sebastian wilck, amos, claude von stroke, chris duckenfield, ryan crosson, rob mello, lauhaus, terry francis, jozif, jay tripwire, sasha, meat, sam russo,..
simon bakers debut album traces saw the london based producer record a superb, honest reflection of his influences and took his deep house sound into a long playing format that was critically acclaimed across the board. let me in was one of two tracks that featured vocals from debukas that were highlights of the album, and it returns in original album version and with an excellent remix from lee curtiss. lee curtiss is currently riding high after great releases on spectral sound and get physical, an excellent cd compilation for watergate and as part of the visionquest collective. his version is a remix in the truest form, he treats the original with respect, but twists and turns it very much into his own track, perfectly fine tuned for club sets and soundsystems. this combined with the awesome original provides another essential simon baker and 2020vision collaboration
GREY AREA (STEVE BUG / BURNSKI & ROBERT JAMES REMIX)
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one of the stand out moments and most in demand club tracks from the simon baker >traces< album returns in remixed form, alongside the vinyl edit of simons original. its taken us a while to get pokerflat head honcho and all round german house music legend steve bug on board for a remix, but its worth the wait as he delivers a lesson in refined, deep house music. next up burnski and robert james deliver a mammoth, hypnotic jam that twists and turns for 10 minutes and still leaves you wanting more.
the opening track from the debut simon baker album was always going to be a strong choice to be the first single. no pressure has received unanimous praise since the albums release and is back with new remixes by art department and simon himself. its rare to get great stand out vocal tracks that dont split opinion, but this seems to be one of them. its slick, deep house of the highest calibre with a stand out hooky vocal from debukas. art department, owners of ras number one track of 2010 drop a superb remix, adding new vocals and teasing debukas back into the mix for a pretty special, hypnotic workout. simons >upstate dub< mix finishes things off. it aims things directly at the dancefloor in his signature, deep and twisting style.
nice price deal !!! langerwartetes debutalbum der renommierten techno/house-produzenten simon baker nach zahlreichen releases auf playhouse, get physical, cocoon, classic & 20:20 vision. baker beschränkt sich auf >traces< auf seine instinkte und liefert pure 4/4 house music mit soul & deepness ab, ohne downtempo/soundtrack-experimente oder sonstigen schnickschnack., incl two non cd tracks, also incl the 11 track cd album !!!
limited edition white vinyl, with dj support from dixon, luciano, nick curly, anja schneider, troy pierce, robert dietz, glimpse, ilario alicante, matt tolfrey, anthony collins, jimpster, slam, nic fanciulli...
support comes from: karotte, david squillace, jay haze, audiofly, tiefschwarz, 2000and one, shinedoe, solomun, anthony collins, kreon, marc romboy, gorge, nick curly , m.a.n.d.y. .. 8bit release their second part of the their various artist serie on the label. a strong three tracker with tracks from simon baker, butch and ali kuru
cortney tidwell has confirmed details of the first single to be taken from her forthcoming album boys which is – according to tidwell – >about two kids in love, fighting, and they eventually kill themselves. its a modern day romeo and juliet.< undeniably one of the most electronic songs shes written, it calls upon diverse influences like new order and depeche mode and packs a typically impressive melodic punch. the track will be available as a special single edit, and is accompanied by exclusive mixes and an a cappella version. after the success of ewan pearsons remix of the title track to her debut album dont let stars keep us tangled up (a pitchfork track of the year 2007) duties are this time handled by simon baker and daphni. bakers remixes for radioslave and simian mobile disco have confirmed his status as one of the most exciting djsand producers around, and he gives the track a technicolor tech-house workover perfect for summer twilight. daphni – aka dan snaith, aka caribou – has meanwhile turned in a fourteen minute monster, a trippy techno bastard that sneaks up gently, growing relentlessly until it leaves listeners dizzy and euphoric.
simon baker & jamie jones have been long time dj s in england s underground electronic music scene, who have within the last couple of years emerged as respected producers and have seen their works signed to labels such as crosstown rebels, 20/20 vision, freak ‘n’ chic, poker flat, cocoon, get physical and connaisseur just to name a few. kaskazi is their first collaborative effort and proves their individual strengths are even more formidable when unified in the studio. the three versions of kaskazi all invoke a different mood and style, but still retain that jubilant flavor of the original that caught the ears of m.a.n.d.y. and dj t. early in the summer. praise has come from all corners of the dj spectrum, as the combination of a galloping funk fused bass line, with the infectious vocals and clever effects have erupted many club dance floors into a frenzy.
nach lindstrøms >i feel space< ist es mal wieder höchste zeit für ein bisschen cosmic disco bei playhouse. todd terje bastelt aus >plastik< einen elegant groovenden, extrem deepen, heruntergepitchten & mit jeder menge percussions versehenen track der nach sechs minuten wie selbstverständlich in traditionelle türkische sounds übergeht. süper platte
simon baker is fast becoming a major player in the global electronic community. working steadily through the ranks at 2020vision after producing his first single the lip trick in 2004 he has worked, fine tuned and greatly improved his production skills gaining worldwide respect with a bang this year.
firm fave of: ewan pearson, agoria,fabrice lig, ali schwarz, shinedoe, ben watt, jimpster, umek, bodzin !!! pele is back, this time in cooperation with shokh aka dave shokh, dipolder label owner and kiddaz.fm ambassador. peles last release >childhoods end< is one of connaisseur most successful releases so far in 2007, with plenty of licensings for many important summer compilations. thumbs was already released as a limited 250 copies white label release in february this year. finally this great rumbling techno track found its way to connaisseur, to be presented to a bigger audience. >thumbs< is a squeaky, twittery and kickin minimal techno track packed with a bunch of little astonishing moments. already featured on patrick chardronnets grand cru mix, this is more than a perfect mixing tool: a stripped down minimal hymn, no redundant emotions, strictly rhythm a quality ass-shaker! simon baker leeds-based shooting star of 2007. after his amazing releases on playhouse, connaisseur, viva and his own imprint infant, he drops this massively bouncing techno monster of a remix. kind of chicagoesque, kind of daft and massively pushing pure peaktime madness!
plasmik is a huge acidic tech monster to rock the floor !! just a hypnotizer !! the record was only available on a limited test ptressing (infant 010) and received already big support from richie hawtin , sven väth, troy pierce, michael mayer, damian lazarus, dinky, carl craig, ewan pearson ! now with a bonus track on playhouse !! monster hit!!!
incl. a huge my my remix !! simon baker has been playing records for over 15 years now. being a true aficionado, his versatile and passionate dj sets are never bound to just one style. he is a firm believer of “if it’s good, play it”. his passion for deep electronic house and techno is further fortified by releases on his own imprint infant records. 2007 has been a brilliant year for simon so far, his fast-growing reputation is proven by current residencies at a number of uk’s acclaimed underground house nights including asylum & technique at the warehouse in leeds, and ddd at the key in london. apart from connaisseur, simon has recently been signed up to german top house label playhouse, and has also been picked by steve lawler as his worldwide support dj. for us, he opens his pandora’s box of production and delivers a masterpiece of current club music
after last month s superb ep from burnski, up steps label boss simon baker. it sounds like a lost acid-era classic, as cheeky fxs pan back and forth as the track builds into a rolling mass. ivan smagghe, ralph lawson, funk d void, paul woolford, dj hell….
langerwartetes debutalbum der renommierten techno/house-produzenten simon baker nach zahlreichen releases auf playhouse, get physical, cocoon, classic & 20:20 vision. baker beschränkt sich auf >traces< auf seine instinkte und liefert pure 4/4 house music mit soul & deepness ab, ohne downtempo/soundtrack-experimente oder sonstigen schnickschnack.,
the debut vinyl release from mixtape rec, gus browns >flare e.p<(mxtr004), which featured remixes from ignition technician and mike humphries, was extremely well received, and we are pleased to announce the vinyl follow up on the label, udy & simon heartfields >trundlewheel e.p<. as with the earlier vinyl release, the original composition >trundleweed< comes backed up by two very competent remixes, one from jerome baker (relief rec chicago) plus another from label boss gus brown. expect further good things from this excellent developing label and aspiring producers throughout 2008
the karateklubs girl debut with a marvelous remix by simon baker (infant / playhouse / connaisseur). this is really fresh and current! jenn shows with her debut on karateklub, the next step of minimal techno. an elegant mixture of vocal parts, nice-flowting melodies with a strong groovy beat!
obwohl der begriff -soul- schon während der dreißigerjahre in der us-amerikanischen populärmusik auftauchte, entstand soul als eigenständiges genre erst in den 1950ern aus gospel und rhythm n blues sowie je einer prise blues und jazz. schon bald darauf sollte soul zum inbegriff -schwarzer popmusik- werden. kennzeichnend für die afroamerikanisch geprägte unterhaltungsmusik sind emotional gefärbte sangeskünste. sich mit ganzer seele und herzergreifendem gesang den vibes, dem groove und der message hinzugeben, das macht soul aus. sängerinnen wie aretha franklin, etta james, tina turner, lavern baker, marlena shaw oder diana ross beherrschten dieses metier meisterhaft. sie finden sich neben dionne warwick, nina simone, dusty springfield, irma thomas, amy winehouse, ibeyi und vielen anderen künstlerinnen auf der geschmackvoll kompilierten doppel-lp -soul women-.
famille electro records returns with a 2nd various artists deep house ep. kicking things off nikholson s breath-catcher spin things out gathers smashing claps and heavy funky basslines while federico mesclando s in the true invites you to take a deep breath and relaxes the mood slightly. first up on the b side maurice skine s isobox is packed with unrestrained rhythmic and seesaw bass parts. we then enlist the english dj-producer simon baker to remix isobox to round off the release. vinyl only, 300 copies
we revisit s-ampel s debut decay ep with 4 killer remixes. escape from ny is given the remix treatment from simon baker, sam russo and gavin herlihy. if that wasn t enough hanfry martinez tackles control s to round off a stunning ep of contemporary tech house grooves. another essential decay records release!
fter the success of all in, sven tasnadi s latest album on moon harbour, the label is now delighted to offer up a selection of remixes from it. those enlisted to add their take on the fine originals are the internationally acclaimed talents of nick curly, map.ache, kaiserdisco & simon baker
special triple pack for all you voltage lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
- vmr 036: gunnar stiller - tiagos destiny (solomun, emerson todd mixes)
- vmr044: the glitz - all the ladies (simon baker remix)
- vmr 053: faray - anger (andreas henneberg remix)
special triple pack for all you voltage lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
- vmr 10: sneak thief - body militia
- vmr013: andreas henneberg - ask your druggist!
- vmr 44: the glitz - all the ladies
forth in the hot waves compilation series kicks off the new year in style with this eight track vinyl double pack with some hot, hot licks! the hot creations offshoot has gone from strength to strength and this hot waves volume does little to disappoint.
nicht ohne ein kleines augenzwinkern und etwas schwarzem humor suchen die beiden the glitz mit ganz viel soul ?in their pants? nach ihren freunden und den lieben ladies...oh my god! simon baker lässt es dort gewohnt britisch locker angehen und schüttelt mit seinem groove alles noch einmal durch den club-kakao! der zweite song von the glitz widmet sich mit einem wunderbar deep treibenden sommer-vibe der ?windy city?. lachen und träumen!
marvin zeyss delivers his debut release on i records. hailing from nuremberg, germany this nu school producer has be delivering a very unique blend of deep house. here he brings us >keep on<. this melodic vocalized production drives behind unique patterning and smoothed out bass line. the original is only just of taste to be found here. featured remixers are the legendary shur-i-kan (dark energy) and simon baker (20/20 vision).