Leeds based record label Baker Street Recordings have earned their reputation as one of the most exciting House music labels to emerge from the UK in recent years, thanks to a hard work ethic and consistently quality music. Producers at the forefront of the ‘underground’ house scene have featured on Baker Street releases; names such as Moodymanc, Sei A, Sasse, Lee Mortimer, Demarkus Lewis, Lil’ Mark and Justin Harris of Freaks, alongside up and coming characters such as Bang Bang, Tom Davis, Martijn, Neil Bainbridge and label owners Paul Hardy and Jacob, who are also collectively known as Holmes & Watz.
Formed in late 2006 by Paul Hardy and Jacob Kelly, Baker Street stay true to their hometown’s house pedigree and follow in the footsteps of the city’s musical standard bearers 2020 Vision and Back To Basics. And as good solid northern lads Jacob and Paul don’t have any grandiose claims or disillusions, “our sound is not one of the future, just of good House music.”
The music from Baker Street is consistently well received across a wide spectrum of A-list DJs from big room jocks such as Timo Maas and Axwell to worldwide deep/tech stars including Fred Everything, Mark Farina, Brothers Deep and Fish Go Deep. In particular, Nick Holder has repeatedly shown his support, stating “fantastic again, Baker Street is rollin’”, Mr White from Larry Heard’s legendary Alleviated Records looks out for everything, “another great release yet again from Baker Street” and Luke McKeehan, owner of Nordic Trax and one of the most respected label-heads in the business, is a huge fan, “Baker Street are killing it, wicked wicked stuff again." Further support has poured in from leading magazines such as iDJ, DeBug and DMC Update who all heap glowing reviews on Baker Street, while respected online outlets Our House Mag, Inhale and Traffic have featured the label and it’s owners in-depth.
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