Arthur Baker, songwriter, producer, DJ, and known to some as one of the founding fathers of both hip-hop and dance/electronica, introduced the art of remixing into the pop mainstream.
Baker produced Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock”, a watershed in hip-hop’s early evolution, “Walking On Sunshine” from Rockers Revenge, and “Breakers Revenge” in the classic hip-hop movie “Beat Street”. He also remixed wildly popular tracks for many well-known artists like Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen early on in his career.
Following these successes, he paired up with New Order and produced the classic club hits “Confusion” and “Thieves Like Us”. He also worked with Hall & Oates on their album Big Bam Boom, helped Bob Dylan complete his Empire Burlesquealbum, and wrote/produced international hits “The Message Is Love” from soul star Al Green and “With Every Beat of My Heart” by Taylor Dayne.