TSA Artists


Of Paradise, STEP Recordings, 96 And Forever

NYC-based dance producer Michael Baltra creates ruff-hewn house music that feels otherworldly and emotive. Set against a bedrock of distinctive drum programming, Baltra tracks unfold in a swirl of contemplative melodies and spoken word vocals. The combination is haunting – dancefloors bathed in black magic, rain-wet sidewalks reflecting the glow of hovering streetlights.


A Philadelphia native, Baltra’s ascent has only just begun. His video for single ‘Fade Away’ has surpassed the 1.4 million viewcount while the song was also included in Mixmag’s Top 100 Tracks of 2016 feature. Baltra has recorded radio sets for Rinse, The Lot and Balamii. His performances at NYC mainstays Bossa Nova, China Chalet and Halcyon are perpetually jammed, and his touring schedule takes him to cities around the world. To date, his release history counts records for STEP, Of Paradise, Halcyon, Lost Palms, Craigie Knowes, Hokkaido Dance Club and Neo Violence.


Baltra has become a respected member of an insider scene that represents the raw edge of NY, while pushing past it with his trademark ability to imbue his rugged productions with a sense of sophistication.

  • 12th July 2017 Read this

    Baltra mixes Of Paradise #02 to celebrate the rerelease of his album ‘No Regrets’
  • 4th July 2017 Read this

    Baltra announced for Boxed Off 2017
  • 17th May 2017 Read this

    THUMP: Baltra’s “Angel” Premiere
  • 2nd May 2017 Read this

    Rinse FM Podcast – DJ Boring & Baltra
  • 19th April 2017 Read this

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  • Releases:
  • 2017 - Baltra - Short Term Goals - [Tape Throb Records]
  • 2017 - Baltra - Rearview EP - [IDNK]
  • 2017 - Baltra - Rendezvous EP - [Lost Palms]
  • 2017 - Baltra - No Regrets - [Of Paradise]
  • 2017 - LK - I Know I Know (Baltra Remix) - [Traxx Underground]
  • 2017 - Baltra - Through The Seams - [Neo Violence]
  • 2017 - Baltra - Never Let Go (Of Me) - [Lit Level]
  • 2016 - Baltra - Sophia - [STEP Recordings]
  • 2016 - Baltra - Fade Away - [Craigie Knowes]
  • 2016 - Baltra - No Regrets - [96 And Forever]