LOCUS welcome You&Me boss Josh Baker this April as he delivers his ‘Slippers All Summer’ EP.
A fast-rising DJ, producer, and label owner quickly becoming a favourite of many across the UK and beyond, Manchester’s Josh Baker continues developing and evolving as one of the scene’s most promising new names. Having welcomed artists such as Apollonia, Traumer, Gene On Earth, and FUSE boss Enzo Siragusa to his own events, alongside the launch of the highly acclaimed Hide & Seek Festival, late April sees the emerging talent add to releases via Constant Sound sub-label ‘Aesthetic’, Sukhumvit and his own You&Me imprint with a debut outing on LOCUS as he delivers his four-track ‘Slippers All Summer’ EP.
A resonant cut fuelled by sweeping synths and rolling, organic percussion, title track ‘Slippers All Summer’ opens proceedings in fine fashion as Baker fuses rich melodies with skittering leads, whilst the driving ‘Fascinating’ combines sci-fi electronics with deep chords and warped vocal interjections. On the B-Side, slinking drums, icy hats, and rubbery stabs merge to form the slick ‘Jaffa’, before closing things out via the paired back, dubby aesthetics of the hazy ‘More Than Micro’.