Photos by Andre Buljat /
Underline presents Simon Baker photo gallery
Line-up /Simon Baker (2020 vision, cocoon)
Andre Buljat (time has changed, indigo raw)
Danny Ocean (desolat, opilec)
Simon Baker Biography
A rejuvenated Simon Baker heads into 2012 with the result of a recent move to London dramatically expanding his horizons. The exposure to new surroundings and sources of inspiration has seen him throw himself into studio work during the first months of the year, with exciting results already materialising.
Before the first rays of spring arrive, Simon returns to home label 2020 Vision with the ‘Let Me In’, complete with a Lee Curtiss remix. There is a welcome return to Get Physical with the outstanding ‘Trust’ single, an EP on label du jour Leftroom, and he teams up with Robert James for collaborations on Saved and Hot Creations. An appearance on hotly-tipped new UK imprint Fina is also pencilled in the calendar before he works his internationally acclaimed remix muscles on Marvin Zeyss’ ‘Keep On’, out on I Records in March.
Pitching between house, deep house and techno, with his debut LP ‘Traces’ on 2020 Vision last year – greeted unanimously by the electronic community with accolades from Resident Advisor, DJ Mag and Electronic Groove, receiving a 5/5 as ‘Album of the Month’ in DJ Mag and ending up in the former’s ‘Top 20 Albums OF The Year’ –Simon showcased his most musical side to date. Distinctly awash with the impending Leeds sound, which also spurned the ‘Grey Area Remix’ package with re-rubs from Steve Bug and Burnski & Robert James, ‘Traces’ added to an already impressive list of plaudits, with breakthrough release ‘Plastik’ (Playhouse/Infant) being voted #4 in Resident Advisor’s prestigious single of the year 2007 poll, and his ‘Piano Lessons’ re-edit on Foot and Mouth featuring in Mixmag’s best 100 singles of the year in 2010.
On the back of an extensive world tour, Simon being a regular fixture at the BPM festival in Mexico, Kehakuma at Space in Ibiza, fabric in London, not to mention the many air london showcases in Miami, Paris, Barcelona and Ibiza, in the months to come he looks to add to his mindboggling back-catalogue with a plethora of forthcoming releases and collaborations on some of today’s hottest imprints.
Simon initially started out by running his own imprint Infant back in 2004 and, in doing so, made a natural stepping-stone to move on and work with the other artists and labels that would help define his reputation as one of the Brit talents to watch. The relocation to the UK capital is the latest, natural step.