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It takes a lot to make us blush. Just ask Kim from accounts. Thus, we were interested just what gets those capillaries expanding for DT favourite Simon Baker as he preps his ‘The Blush’ EP for his burgeoning techno imprint, BKR Projekt.

Having made his name harnessing a seamless cross -pollination of the best sounds two of electronic music biggest scenes – Techno and House – had to offer Baker has always been a DJ and producer who has operated on his own distinct, terms.

Long considered one of the most respected figures in electronic music, the Leeds man has gone on to play some of the worlds most illustrious clubs from with London’s Fabric and Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Watergate all having played host to his talents in recent years. Thus it was with considerable excitement that we received word that he would be embarking upon a new project in 2015, with the London based maestro launching a new label and alias to release a number of “stripped back grooving techno” records.

Both known as BKR Projekt, the label and moniker are now both on their third record with the aforementioned ‘The Blush’ EP following on from dancefloor ready releases, The Ebony and ‘The Saffron’ EPs. Billed as a return to a more “European sound” and “reflecting the creative autonomy of the label and its output” you can check out Simon’s hour long mix as BKR Projekt for us now. Expect big things from him under the name in 2016…

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

It’s my first official podcast under my new techno pseudonym, BKR Projekt.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Tall 785 – Down (Fiedel Remix)

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Love

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?

On a recent tour of South America I played in Cuenca in Ecaudor. It’s super high altitude in the mountains. They know how to party up there.

What have you got coming up?

It’s all about this new project and label of mine. (BKR Projekt) So the next release is me with a Skudge remix. I also have some stuff coming out on Fina White which is a label I like a lot and used in the mix. I just did a remix for Niko Gala which has just arrived, so look out for that.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

I hope you like the mix and new direction as much as I am enjoying it.

Tracklist

1. Ambient noise level – Cirrus/Acces 2
2. Gauss – Braunschweig (Gauss Ltd)
3. Ribn – Cottbus (Ovum)
4. BKR Projekt – Blush (BKR Projekt)
5. Viers – SMS (Red Eye Records)
6. Kaiserdisco – Manley (Drumcode)
7. Schmutz – Spides (Fina White)
8. BKR Projekt – Ebony (BKR Projekt)
9. DJ Hyperactive – Soul (4 Track Records)
10. Tallmen 785 – Down (Fiedel Remix) (Fiedeltwo 2)
11. Shlomi Aber – Takeover (Nonplus)
12. FJAAK – Rush (50 Weapons)
13. Huxley – Weapon (Aus)
14. Ben Klock feat Elif Bicer -OK (Kenny Larkin remix) (Kompakt)
15. Phil Kieron/MATRIXXMANN – The Spell (Kraftek)
16. Cevin Fisher – Love You Some More (Subversive)
17. Ambient Noise Level – Cirrus
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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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