I spoke with Walden during the Big Beat party for Winter Music Conference 2014. Produced in conjunction with Fusion TV.
DJ, prankster, and label head Doctor P wears a lot of hats. Although he is not known (yet) by the mainstream, his following is huge and loyal, as evidenced by a sold out club (on a Thursday) in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally released on his own Circus records, his recent EP was picked up by legendary dance label Big Beat who brought his sound to the US where it was devoured. His track “Galaxies & Stars” is a good intro, but you really should dig further in and experience the way his creative mind takes dubstep to places it’s never really been before.
DJ Ron Slomowicz: When you made “Galaxies & Stars,” were you trying to channel Blondie’s “Rapture”?
Doctor P: Yeah, I am a massive Blondie and KRS-One fan. I have always loved what KRS-One did with the song (on “Step into a World”), so I tried to do that and take some of the original and give it my own spin as well. I didn’t get any percentage of that track, Debbie Harry got everything and she wouldn’t back down. We were going back and forth for ages and I finally just let her have it, she wrote the melody so I suppose it’s fine.
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At 19, Walden has already remixed superstars like Mika and Estelle. Having started with Acid Pro at 12, his love of producing music isn’t just an overnight thrill. His productions range from electro and banging to ambient and vibey – and have gained him support from big names like Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, and Morgan Page. Actually, Morgan Page is such a supporter that he invited Walden to join him on the forthcoming 3D US bus tour. Coming from Sydney, Australia, the rising producer/DJ seems to have a long and successful career on his horizon.
Ron Slomowicz: Let’s start by going back a bit, the first time I heard about you was when you mixed Zoe Badwi’s “Accidents Happen,” how did that mix come about?
Walden: After I got in contact with Atlantic they put me with a record label over here that they worked closely with called Neon Records. After I met them we got hooked up doing the mix. Continue reading INTERVIEW: Walden (2013)