With MAM bringing some local-yet Modern Heat to FINA Records, we decided to keep things up close and personal once again – a sort of family affair minus the Costra Nosa connotation. Although Simon Baker may have left us standing in Yorkshire sized puddles for the big smog, he luckily still has a soft spot for his northern roots. Fresh from his universally acclaimed debut L.P ‘Traces’ on stable mate label 2020Vision, Simon has already taken 2012 by the horns. Since January Simon has already made a welcome return to 2020Vision with ‘Let Me In’, rolled out the emphatic 'All Of A Sudden' on Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records with production cohort Robert James (Hot Natured), and delivered the masterful Osaka Nights E.P on trend spotter label du jour, Leftroom Ltd - not to mention completing a world tour.
FINA Records is therefore proud to present the ‘Riker EP’ - a three track cosmic delight from the man himself. Title track ‘Riker’ is a warm, emotive, progressive number, interspersed with glockenspiel lines that would make Lil Louie Vega jealous. In stark contrast, ‘Geo’ is a spacious, punchy, deep kicker of a house track layered with ghostly dropping baselines and shimmering echo’s. A futuristic Deep House shoulder shaker for the terrace. On the ‘Riker Remix’, purveyor of new vibrations and rising star Elphino (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.
Published: 24th May 2012