Baby Ford makes experimental minimal techno and is one of the founders of the U.K. acid house scene.
Baby Ford makes experimental minimal techno and is one of the founders of the U.K acid house scene.
He’s released records under a slew of pseudonyms, including Casino Classix, El Mal, Solcyc and his most frequent, Baby Ford. His early work – heavily influenced by the late-’80s acid house sound, as well as Chicago producers such as Marshall Jefferson, Ron Trent, Armando, and Larry Heard – appeared primarily through the Rhythm King label, and included classic cuts such as ‘Oochy Koochy’, ‘Children of the Revolution’, and ‘Fetish’. Material has also appeared on Sire, Source, and Insumision/Transglobal.
He’s released four full-length albums to date, including the debut ‘Fordtrax’ (a staple of most techno DJs) and 1997’s ‘Headphone Easyrider’, one of his more listener-friendly albums. His recent work has appeared mostly through Trelik and Ifach – two of the U.K.’s most highly regarded techno labels, and both of which Ford has a hand in managing (Trelik together with Eon’s Ian Loveday, Ifach with Mark Broom).
He collaborates with Thomas Melchior as Soul Capsule and as Sunpeople. . With Ian Loveday he has collaborated on a number of projects (including Minimal Man), both for Trelik. Less active as a remixer, Ford has reconfigured tracks for Stefan Robbers’ Florence project and pop techno group S’Express, among others.