Photo: Uli Kaufmann

Barker will return with a new Ostgut Ton 12″ ahead of his album debut this summer. 

Barker001 lands this Friday on hand-stamped vinyl. It’s the UK-born artist’s first outing since 2018’s Debiasing, one of last year’s stand-out releases, and follows Martyn’s Odds Against Us EP on the Berghain-affiliated label. We can expect three “peak-time optimised” club tracks. 

Alongside the announcement, Barker announced Utility, his album debut, scheduled for later this summer on double-vinyl, digital formats, and CD. There are no other details confirmed at this stage. 

Barker—real name Sam Barker—is a Berghain resident and co-founder of the Leisure System label. His approach, both solo and in Barker & Baumecker with nd_baumecker, combines bass music tropes, breakbeat, dub, and ambient elements while maintaining a strong connection to the dancefloor.


01. Neuron Collider

02. Kickboxing

03. Maximum Utility

Barker001 lands June 28, with pre-order here