After leaving the UK in the eighties and setting up home in Germany Shaun Baker began his DJ career first playing in small clubs and working his way up to larger venues. It did not take long before he was playing his power packed DJ sets worldwide. The music producing side of his career started in 1997. The first productions being mainly commercial dance tracks, some of the first tracks where very successful reaching peak positions in many European dance charts.
Shauns first entry in the sales charts came with “Explode” project Jordan & Baker (2 entries in the German sales charts). Explode produced together with Gamba’s (Trak Musik) has advanced to being a classic Trance track finding its way into many big name DJ boxes and still being played as a dance floor filler to this date. In 2005 “Explode” was remixed by E-Craig and Steve Murano. Explode was also very successful in Holland, France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain and many other countries.
2005 finds Shaun teaming up with Sebastian Wolter & Olav Bel Goe. The first production “Xplode 2” resulted in breaking all German dance chart records by reaching #1 in EVERY German dance chart at the same time making Xplode 2 the German dance chart hit of 2005. Xplode 2 also entered the German sales charts and stayed there for 9 weeks.
2006 Olav decided to leave the team to concentrate on other projects. Shaun & Sebastian produced the follow up to Xplode 2 : “Push/Deep”, which also made big waves in the dance community and once again landed the top positions in the dance charts and entered the German sales charts. The next step Shaun & Sebastian took was to take the Baker sound to a new level with the 3rd single from the new team: a house cover of the classic Laid Back track “Bakerman” . Laid Back were so impressed with Shaun & Sebastians version that they invited them to Copenhagen to listen to new tracks and discuss future co-op work. Laid Back also gave Shaun & Sebastian permission to use the original video, which 1989 helped Bakerman to become an international hit. After reaching the peak positions in various European dance charts Bakerman also entered the single sales charts. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland and various other countries Bakerman reached high sales chart positions. In Germany it entered the top 40 and stayed 10 weeks in the sales charts.
The summer of 2007 saw Shaun & Sebastian founding their very own record label called UPTUNES. The first release on UPTUNES was the new Shaun Baker single “Power” which after only one week of being released landed in the vinyl sales charts at #1. The first vinyls being sold out within one week without any DJ/Club promotion. One month later “Power” cracked the No.1 position in the Germany DJ Charts. Of course UPTUNES will not only be releasing Shaun Baker singles but also other artist tracks.
The success story continued with the 7th single “V.I.P”, which was not only a great success in Germany but became a real radio hit in Eastern Europe and reached #1in the sales charts in Poland and Czech Republic. The follow up single “Hey Hi Hello” won the highly acclaimed music award Sopot Hit Festival in Poland and enjoyed a very long stay in the Polish radio & sales charts, altogether “Hey Hi Hello” spent 6 weeks at No.1. One month later this success was repeated in the Czech Republic.
“Give” was the 4th Single featuring Vocals from Maloy, not only did this single yet again hit the peak positions in Poland & Czech Republic giving Shaun 3 #1 Hits in a relatively short time span in the above mentioned countries, this time Russia discovered the “Baker” sound and “Give”hit the #1 Radio Charts in Moscow. In the same year that Give was released in Poland & Czech Republic the album entitled “1” was released and promptly achieved gold status.
Summer 2010 sees Shaun join forces with Darius & Finlay to recreate a whole new vibe to the classic track “Explode”. The original was written and produced by Darius aka Bonito and Shaun together with Shredda way back in 2002. This time alongside the English version “Show Me 10 (Explode 3)” featuring the vocal talents of “Mr Pump It Up” Danzel, a German MC version entitled “Zeigt Mir 10” is released for the German Market. “Show Me 10” was licensed out all over the World for example UK, USA, Scandinavia, etc.
“Zeigt Mir 10” entered the Austrian and German top 40 sales Charts.
May 2011 and Shaun decides to leave Uptunes to concentrate again on making Music instead of only selling Music. Shaun and his ex-partner Sebastian Wolter from Uptunes are still good friends and plan to work together on other projects and ideas in the future.
Shaun wastes no time and starts work on various different projects and solo singles. Shaun teams up with Darius & Finlay yet again to produce, write and release “Generation Fascination”, Shaun also gets together again with his good buddy Marc Van Linden to produce, write and release a track called “Jump”.
January 2012 and Shaun launches his own label Fave Rec.Within 1 Year Fave Rec. releases over a dozen tracks from different international Artists, for example Right Said Fred, Sandro Peres, Jack Styles.
Many of the Fave Rec.tracks have either been co produced or written by Shaun Baker. Shaun also lent his voice to various tracks, for example: “What’s Your City”, “The Train” and “Jukebox Bitch”.
2012 saw a massive output from Shaun Baker, all in all 5 solo singles plus various projects. The solo singles as follows: “Love Music” featuring vocals from Jessica Jean and Carlprit, “All That I Am”, “Click My Like”, “There’s Nothing I Won’t Do” featuring the vocals talents from Maloy and last but not least “Northern Lights”.
2013 and Shaun teams up yet again with Darius & Finlay to unleash the Top 40 Hit “Bang Bang (Explode)”.Featuring the fantastic vocals from Ceresia and Ron Carol, this track has been signed for the USA, Holland, France, Scandinavia, Poland, Greece, Spain and beyond.
Other releases in 2013 include “The Train” together with the talented guys Raw”N”Holgerson, “Whats Your City” with Shaun’s longtime friend Marc Van Linden, “All My Life” with Jack Styles, and last but not least “Exploding Rhythm” featuring MC vocals from Yan Dollar.
Shaun Baker prides himself on not just being a DJ but also an entertainer a man who can adapt to small & large, commercial & progressive venues. He is truly in love with the music and likes to describe his musical style as universal music. He has no interest in being confined to one music style as he can feel comfortable playing groovy house in a small house club in Taiwan or playing Trance to 20.000 people at an open air event like Sopot Beach party in Poland.
Anyone who has seen Shaun Baker at work will find him hard to forget due to his unique DJ Style and his extrovert personality.
Seeing, hearing and believing.
Watch this space, the story continues.