ER-34 Tim Baker
Well 2011 is finally underway and Elephanthaus Records is proud to announce the release ER-34 by Tim Baker entitled, "Truck Stop". This two track floor filler is guaranteed to keep people grooving all night. The title track brings a dark energy from the beginning. Followed by a storm of analog funk reminiscent of classic Chicago or Detroit. On the second cut, "My Bitches" Baker get us going with a Jacking drum workout that leads into a deep acid bass & menacing vocal. Will work great in all rooms!
ER-33 Cristian Varela
Cristian Varela returns to the Elephanthaus label with a funky African inspired dance floor killer!
ER-32 Tim Baker
Dreams of Fuzzy Animals and Robots
With the world a decade into the 21st century, Detroit born and Chicago bred dj /producer Tim Baker delivers a sonic explosion on his 4th studio album, Dreams of Fuzzy Animals & Robots. Blurring the lines between techno, minimal and house music now for nearly 20 years, Baker has created an astral journey through the techno universe exploring every corner of our galaxies dance floors. The intro track Dreams of begins your audio voyage hinting at beautiful things to come. The lead into Belly Dancer, immediately releases the drama and sets up the tone for the album with a heavy percussive track that works its way into multi-layered, passionate deep space techno. Two more dance floor ready cuts follow suit, unleashing rhythmic and climatic bass and synth stabs with glitchy analog undulating murmurs. An aural outpouring of the soul hypnotizes the mind with the next the song Moody Track. The subdued yet sexy chords strike smoothly and unravel the song into a tech house moment of rapture. My Spirit continues the more reflective side of techno with dreamy strings and a chunky bass line that bounces within the rhythm of a lost beautiful chant. Baker continues to probe the frontier between minimal techno and tech-house with his track Wingz of Love. It starts with a rumbling acid bass line and seduces with a muted hook that slowly opens, climbs and releases the track into an apex of future shock funk. The album closes with Tuesday, a enticing descent down Detroits revolutionary techno past; bringing elements of house, acid and electro to create a instant masterpiece.
ER-31 Tim Baker
Sideways (Look Around You) remixes
The last album released by Elephanthaus artist Tim Baker entitled "Misconceptions of the Misunderstood' contained a stand out, fierce track called 'Sideways'. The song was in heavy rotation of many top techno dj sets such as Carl Cox, John Digweed and Ben Sims. Baker received a most magnificent and menacing set of vocals by producer Elbee Bad especially made for 'Sideways' and decided to release remixes of the song,, including his own rework, and a collaboration from Ben Sims and Paul Mac. The original version has been spiced up with the addition of Elbee's dark voice. its certain to shake up dance floors world wide. Ben Sims and Paul Mac's rework of 'Sideways' is a straight up jackin' 303 acid monster. This one will take you back to the underground warehouse parties in Chicago circa 1988, when the music made you lose control. It's so deep and sinister, proceed with caution. Baker's new version of 'Sideways' starts with a throbbing bass line and four to floor 909 kick. The ominous vocals creep into the track releasing a mind bending warped reverberation that crashes back into the dark thumping tempo.
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