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’ in 2012.
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.
With releases on various class act labels such as Rekids, Leftroom, Get Physcial, Cocoon, Fina, 8bit, Crosstown Rebels, and more recently on Sasha’s imprint Last Night on Earth. Simon has definitely earned his stripes, but not to stand still for too long, 2013 brings his new label ‘nofitstate’ to the table with label-mate Geddes due for launch this summer.