The Killers have never been afraid of clubland, and as an electronic-driven rock band has had their tracks remixed by everyone from Madeon, Stuart Price, Josh Harris, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Pet Shop Boys, and Steve Aoki. Gearing up for the release of their Greatest Hits compilation ‘Direct Hits,’ both their current single “Shot at The Night” and their 2006 single “When You Were Young” get the remix treatment. In the hands of Cazzette, the m83-produced “Shot at the Night” transforms from downbeat synth pop to an edgier electro track with ELO-ish elements and a bit of a singalong Mika/Scissor Sisters feel. Calvin Harris transforms the rootsy rock of “When You Were Young” to a big room stadium house monster. With all the great remixes that the Killers have released over the years, a greatest remixes album to accompany ‘Direct Hits’ seems like a no brainer.
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)