Tim Baker, the Detroit-born DJ and producer, died on Sunday 4. April 2021. Baker, born in Detroit, began DJing in 1984. A few years later, he’d secure a residency at the Nectarine Club alongside Jeff Mills. In the early ’90s, he launched a clothing line called Elephanthaus and began gigging around Europe, making a 1994 appearance at Tresor. Elephanthaus, a clubwear label, would eventually expand as a recording imprint, mostly serving as a home for Baker’s releases. He’d relocate to Chicago in 1998, launching a house-oriented label called Real Estate Records. Baker’s solo releases came out on labels like Ovum and Minifunk over the years, and he was a beloved father and supportive figure in the scene up to his passing.
Gene Russel – My Favorite Things(US version) Painted Pictures – Woody (minimalsoul.com/)* Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure Innerzone Orchestra – Basic Math Alice Coltrane – Blue Nile John Coltrane – Summertime Malik Alston Trio – Sweet Melody (minimalsoul.com/)* Gene Russel – My Favorite Things (Japan version) Roland Hanna Trio – Double Intentions Phil Owen – Phil’s Tune Archie Shepp – The Girl From Ipanema Julian Cannonball Adderly & John Coltrane – The Sleeper Roy Eldridge – Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Ramsey Lewis Trio – Black Orpheus Medley The Awakening (Ari Brown, Arlington Davis, Jr., Frank Gordon, Ken Chaney, Reggie Willis, Steve Galloway) – Prologue Spring Thing Lionel Hampton – But Beautiful Roy Eldridge – Sweet Georgia Brown Gene Russell – If You Could See Me Now Rick Holmes & Roy Ayers – Remember To Remember Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – Locked And Loaded Amp Fiddler – Seven Mile Lonnie Liston Smith – Mardis Gras