SOUNDSPOT: MOON BAKER
I am a fan of several overseas artists in general, but my favorite artist/producer from the Netherlands is my dude and hot producer Nicolay hands down! My second favorite Netherlands native would definitely have to be the singer sensation Moon Baker. I first got wind of her while I was attending a Nicolay album release party for “Here” last year sponsored by my Detroit brethren Mo. While I having a deep conversation with Nicolay about music after his deejay set, his manager came over to me and put a Moon Baker remix single in my hand. The CD just so happened to have a Moon Baker remix on it produced by Nicolay, so that was a plus for me. There were also a couple album tracks on the CD single, so I knew that I was going to be checking for Moon in the future. Nicolay spoke highly of her himself, and he also stated how happy he was to working with her on her debut solo album “ABC of Romance.” When I finally got around to hearing her album a couple of months later, it was pretty good overall. Quality lyrics and nice beats with a soulful hip-hop twist to it. Back then I also didn’t realize at the time that Moon had worked with artists like Candy Dulfer and Sheila E back in the day. That kind of explains why her live performances are so entertaining. Checkout this clip of a live performance by Moon Baker and her band, and hear some album tracks as well.
Moon Baker Live here: www.fabchannel.com/moon_baker
Moon Baker Myspace Here: www.myspace.com/moonmusicnl
Moon Baker Web Site Here: www.moonbaker.com