Arthur Baker


It was a really great time, the early ‘80s: things were really starting to happen in New York. A lot of good records were being cut and a lot of good labels were happening

Arthur Baker, RBMA Lectures, 2007

Arthur Baker (born April 22, 1955) is an American record producer and DJ best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, and the British group New Order. He pioneered the first electronic rap record with Bambaataa and his musical career has encompassed virtually every genre with a bit of groove in it. He contributed his share of anthems to the legendary New York club Paradise Garage in the late 70s/early 80s.