Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Arthur Baker launched his musical career as a disco DJ in the 1970’s while quickly making his way into the recording studio, producing such classic disco as Northend’s “Kind Of Life” and “Happy Days/Tees Happy” and TJMs “I Don’t Need No Music”.
He graduated to being among the most visible and widely imitated of the early hip-hop/house record producers, masterminding breakthrough experimentation with tape edits, sampling and synthetic beats on such records as “Planet Rock” (winning the Billboard Trend setter award in 1983,) New Order’s “Confusion,” Rockers Revenge “Walking On Sunshine,” Freeez “IOU,” New Edition’s “Candy Girl” and his own breakdance classic “Breakers Revenge.”
Baker would go on to become an award winning DJ and music and film producer, producing and mixing such artists as Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross & The Rolling Stones.
Baker music supervised/ produced tracks for such movies as Beat Street (his own Breakers Revenge being the films lead track,) Something Wild, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty In Pink and Listen Up-The Lives Of Quincy Jones. He is directing his first documentary on the group Rockers Revenge which should see its release in early 2020.
Arthur now lives in Miami and has taken to the city and its Latin rhythm strongly, collaborating with such local legends as MURK and Laz Casanova.
2018 saw Baker releasing tracks on such underground labels as Viva Records (Into The Groove with Steve Lawler) Crosstown Rebels (On A Mission with Rockers Revenge) along with Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element’s Just Can’t Stop(Dancin’)
2019 has seen a release of Rockers Revenge “What About The People” reaching the top of the Traxsource main chart, while the Summer saw a re-release of the Slam Dunk’d disco classic No Price on Glitterbox/Defected Records along with “Now Hands Clap” the Riva Starr/AB/Martinez brothers collab on Snatch.