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Bakir

Ric Baker, better known as Bakir, has been involved at the forefront of the bass music scene in North America since 2008. With the formation of the San Francisco based live dubstep group The Spit Brothers, his solo productions and the founding of Dubs Alive Records, Bakir has been an influential player as a producer, performer, and label boss. He and The Spit Brothers were named one of S.F. Weekly’s Dubstep Ambassadors and have been featured performers at SXSW. His TUBA NYC imprint established in 2010 has amassed an impressive group of artists on its roster, including J:Kenzo, TRUTH, DJG, Compa, Moldy, Daega Sound, XI, AxH, Antiserum, The Spit Brothers, and Prism. The catalog is defined by its deep, forward thinking sound and its constant quality. Now based in Brooklyn, Bakir’s own productions are defined by his love of sub bass, percussion, and dark atmospherics that are further informed by his background as a jazz trumpet player and composer. He has releases on Interchill, Crux, Dubs Alive, TUBA, Brap Dem, Full Melt, Voltage, and Kush Arora Productions.