Blake Baxter, a Detroit native with a reputation for producing steamy, deep, whispering electronic music productions.
Blake Baxter, born in the Soul and Techno Mecca Detroit Michigan USA
Before artist from Detroit city got noticed worldwide for their electronic music sound
as early as a teenager Blake Baxter was DJ-ing all forms of dance music from Hip Hop and R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, alternative rock to Disco. Also working on his own productions in studios in Detroit and Chicago eventually Blake was signed to Chicago Illinois, DJ international dance music record label at the time Baxter was not an established artist and not from Chicago he was a kid in a candy store Blake loved the Chicago house music sound and was influenced by the Chicago house music scene.
As an artist Blake Baxter sound for DJ international was not traditional Chicago house music it was dark a combination of industrial sounds and acid house influences it was before the techno namesake and sound was established in Detroit just before it's recognition after a year or more of working in studios with DJ International Mr. Baxter was introduced to Kevin Saunderson who at the time was starting up his own record label called KMS Records soon after their introduction the label KMS Records released a four tracks production by Blake Baxter on an Ep vinyl 12 inch format produced by Blake this was Baxter first official release shortly after the KMS release DJ International released some of Blake Baxter early recordings on their Dj international artist completions.
Blake also released music on Transmat records he was the man behind the funky Bassline on Kaos Juice Bar. then came the first Detroit techno compilation the compilation that introduced the Detroit electronic music artist and their sound to the world on the Virgin Ten records on the compilation album. Blake Baxter worked on four projects on the album following the Virgin Ten release. Blake toured briefly in the UK with Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson after that back home in Detroit Blake Baxter then called affectionately by his colleagues the Prince Of Techno started working with other Detroit labels such as Incognito Records his release on incognito a tune titled Sexuality and Underground Resistance record label UR-06 titled the Prince Of Techno 12 inch Ep after the release of UR-06. Baxter then toured in Germany and Europe with Underground Resistance member Jeff Mills.
Then realizing this his love for the house sound and classic dance music Blake decided to try to introduce a fusion of the two releasing techno hard edge beats with his soft vocals style and Disko samples introducing a Tech-House style to the world.
On the Tresor label, Blake started producing more tech-house style like
(One More Time) and (Brothers Gonna Work it Out) calling the series Dream Sequence more of a DJ sound tool and blueprint for future tech-house projects such as on the Disko B label (Our Luv) and the Ghetto Brothers group projects his sound eventually lead him to the major label projects on Logic Records Germany & UK and RCA in the States since then the techno electronic music sound has evolved into many other forms ranging from breakbeat, drum & bass, jungle, trip-hop, trance, electro, dubstep to minimal and tech-house. Today the dance floor tempo has calmed down and the tech-house style combination is a necessary tool for today's dance floor and today's electronic music DJ Blake Baxter has an unmistakable sound and recognizable style and is undoubtedly a true contributor to the 1st wave sound of techno coming from Detroit and a big part of the electronic movement sound evolution.
Blake project group and label Poetry And Rhythm, Mix Media, 'Mix Records'
Blake Baxter style is spoken word and poetry mixed with electronic dance music poetic whispering some time humoristic sometimes sexy always something to think about so it only makes sense to call his style poetry and rhythm, after all, that's what it is.
1. Tenth Planet / KMS
2. I LIKE / Acid313
3. Submit Your Self To Me / MB Elektronics Recordings
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Selected discography Blake Baxter
Blake Baxter Music Discography info
1. Work your Body aka Body Work / DJ International / KMS
2. When we used to play / Mix Rec. / KMS 011
3. Kaos Juice Bar / Transmat / MS 004
4. Sexuality / Mix Rec. / Incognito
5. When a thought becomes you / Mix Rec. / Underground Resistance / UR 06
6. One More Time / Mix Rec. / Tresor / Logic
7. Brother Gonna wok it out / Mix Rec / Tresor / Logic
8. Our Luv / Mix Rec. / Disko / Mix Rec
9. What Happen / ADR 7 / 2005 /
10. Muzik / Systematic / 2010
Music releases and affiliations:
2003 to 2009 Abe Duque Vs. Blake Baxter: ADR label ADR-7
What happen, Disco lights and single Let's take it back
2005 to 2015 Marc Romboy Vs. Blake Baxter
1. House ya
3. The Club
4. Fly Away
5. Where would you be
6. Follow The Sound
8. The Art of sound
2011 Psycatron freat: Blake Baxter: on Planet E: She is Music
2012 Ben Sims Vs Blake Baxter: I wanna go back
2014 Blake Baxter's label Mix Records relaunch
2014 Electronic Chant album
2015 Machine (RAW) random authentic works four track Ep
2015 Resist the Silence four track Ep
2015 The Art Of Sound Marc Romboy vs Blake Baxter
2016 Mix Media label re-launch
2017 The Messenger / FOUR313 / Db12 ep / TL01
2017 Agape / FOUR313 ep / Mix & Vis 001
2017 Machines ep / vinyl re-release / Mix Records
2018 Funky Data / Abrodos Music
2019 Tenth Planet / KMS / 4/2019
2019 I LIKE / Acid313
2019 Two New label additions: 1. Afrodesitrax 2. Technological Audio
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