Tim Baker

Tim Baker

Tim Baker, a highly respected international DJ and producer emits a striking devotion to the music he produces, plays and remixes. This native Detroiter has a creative style of Djing, which fuses the funk with menacing percussion for a dramatic and emotional experience. His insight and passion for Detroit techno and house music began advancing 17 years ago in 1984 when he received his first turntables. The music which motivated his early phase of Djing included Cameo, Parliament, the B-52's, Bauhaus, Tangerine Dream, and Brian Eno. In the city of Detroit , the creative energy of the times was just beginning to manifest itself into the musical phenomena of ‘techno'.

Tim Baker's frequent visits to several Detroit underground clubs such as, the Majestic Theater and the Music Institute to hear Derrick May left a lasting musical impression on Baker. The uninhibited presence of new music fueled his eagerness to DJ. As a result, Baker acquired his first residency at the famous Nectarine Club in 1987-1988, where Jeff Mills was also a resident.

In 1990, Tim Baker graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a business degree in marketing. He started his Elephanthaus clothing line in 1993 and began manufacturing ‘club wear'. The Detroit nightlife was his inspiration for his first T-shirt designs. After much success with his Elephanthaus line, he decided to open a clothing store. Over the next six years, he continued to DJ parties while he was designing fashion.

In 1994, Tim Baker played in Europe for the first time at Berlin 's Tresor club. His Djing gigs began to accumulate, so he stopped making clothes and focused on the music. In 1997, he started Elephanthaus Records and Baker released his first EP, Black Machines . His musical career has since then evolved and taken him to the likes of the UK , Germany , France and more. He has spun at world famous clubs such as the Tresor Club in Berlin , Florida135 in Spain , The Rex Club in Paris , and he has performed at festivals around the world including The Love Parade held annually in Berlin , the Detroit Music Festival, and the Sonar Festival in Spain .

While constantly striving for a better understanding for the future of his music, Tim moved his home base from Detroit to Chicago in 1998. The move motivated Tim to launch his house label, Real Estate Records . This label combines the forward thinking future funk of Detroit with the soulful edge of Chicago . This combination brings out the purest form of house music, and has lead to the great success of their “Future House Society” series. Tim Baker has also diversified his discography with releases on Spain 's Minifunk Label, Ovum in the U.S. , BML in the U.S. , and several others. In spring 2003 the release of Tim Baker's first single on Nova Mute entitled “Addicted”.

For the 21st century, Tim Baker will continue to uphold the repertoire of his labels by discovering innovative and creative talent. Tim extends his music capacity to new territories acquainting the world with his unique sound and vision. Tim's undeniable propelling force is to provide World Class DJ performances, incredible production and quality entertainment for the masses.

(Taken from the Elephanthaus Records website.)
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Tim Baker Discography Tracks


Tim Baker Star Trooper (Album) Elephanthaus US 1998 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Audio Implant (Album) Elephanthaus US 1999 Sell This Version
none Tim Baker Misconceptions Of The Misunderstood(CD, Album, Promo) Elephanthaus none US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ER001 Tim Baker Black Machines EP(12", EP) Elephanthaus ER001 US 1997 Sell This Version
Tim Baker The Time Warp EP (EP) Elephanthaus US 1998 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Outpost Beta E.P. (EP) Magic Trax UK 1998 Sell This Version
ER002 Tim Baker Detroit Transplant EP(12", EP) Elephanthaus ER002 US 1998 Sell This Version
ER-07 Tim Baker Tiger Balm EP(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Elephanthaus ER-07 US 1999 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Underground Authority Elephanthaus US 1999 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Soul Provider EP (EP) Elephanthaus US 1999 Sell This Version
MFR 042 Tim Baker Simple Pleasures(12") Minifunk MFR 042 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
Tim Baker The Believer EP (EP) Ovum Recordings US 2000 Sell This Version
ER012 Tim Baker The Side Show(12") Elephanthaus ER012 US 2000 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Bounty Hunter EP (EP) Thrust (3) US 2001 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Detroit Sessions Vol 1 Options Spain 2001 Sell This Version
HOLZ 47 Tim Baker Chaingang EP(12", EP) Holzplatten HOLZ 47 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Survivor EP (EP) Elephanthaus US 2002 Sell This Version
Tim Baker This Beat Hors Phase Records France 2002 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Bionic Boogie Minifunk Spain 2002 Sell This Version
LIKITB06 Tim Baker Frequency 313 EP(12") Monostress Blue LIKITB06 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Don't Ask EP (EP) Elephanthaus US 2003 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Addicted / Thief In The Night NovaMute, NovaMute UK 2003 Sell This Version
RER 030 Tim Baker Nightlife E.P.(12", EP) Real Estate Records RER 030 US 2005 Sell This Version
OPT010 I.B. / Tim Baker I.B. / Tim Baker - Night Out / Listen Closely / Rush(12") Options OPT010 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
Tim Baker Next Generation E.P. (EP) Elephanthaus US 2006 Sell This Version