Leeds DJ/producer Simon Baker is the next to make his mark on FINA Records. His ‘Riker’ EP features two solid house grooves with a killer remix at the hands of fellow northerner Eliphino. Fresh from his universally acclaimed debut album, ‘Traces’, on stable mate label 2020Vision, Simon has already taken 2012 by the horns. Since January, Simon has already made a return to 2020Vision with ‘Let Me In’, rolled out 'All Of A Sudden' on Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records, with production cohort Robert James (Hot Natured), and delivered the ‘Osaka Nights’ EP on Leftroom Ltd - not to mention completing a world tour.
The ‘Riker EP’ is a three-track selection from the man himself. Title track ‘Riker’ is a warm, emotive, progressive number, interspersed with glockenspiel lines. In stark contrast, ‘Geo’ is a spacious, punchy, deep kicker of a house track layered with ghostly dropping basslines and shimmering echoes. On the ‘Riker Remix’, purveyor of new vibrations and rising star Eliphino (somethinksounds) delivers a driving house track, chopping up the vocals, and firmly stamping his own imprint across the basslines into an up-tempo designated dance floor record. It’s out 25th June.