Previously at the ICA - Events
4 Oct 2013
Join us for a talk with DJ and producer Arthur Baker, in conversation with ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Arthur Baker is among the most visible and widely imitated of the early hip-hop producers, pioneering experimentation with tape edits, sampling and synthetic beats. As a producer, Baker has worked with artists such as Bob Dylan, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen and New Order.
Baker has music supervised and produced tracks for such movies as Beat Street, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Flintstones, Something Wild, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink, Listen Up-The Lives Of Quincy Jones, Life Less Ordinary and for adverts such as the Babylon Zoo's Levi advert and the Jona Lewie song Kitchens @ Parties for the IKEA kitchens ad campaign.
He has made London his home since 1996, and has been involved in such UK ventures as The Elbow Room pool bars and Harlem Soul Food restaurant. He now co-owns fashion label Felder Felder and is currently producing three music documentaries - Finding The Funk with director Nelson George for VH1, Planet Rock & Other Tales Of The 808, and a New Order documentary directed by Don Letts, along with writing and developing television and film projects, including one about Iggy Pop, written by Irvine Welsh and directed by Jonas Åkerlund.