Sound Selections present
... SIMON BAKER
[London/Get Physical/Leftroom/2020 Vision]
FREE before 11pm/$5 after with attending RSVP
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.
46 MINNA ST
10pm - 3am / ages 21+