INTERVIEW: Walden (2013)

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)

Notable Dance Podcast #017

Roger Sanchez ft GTO – Troubleman
CLS – Can You Feel It (Prok Fitch)
Crazibiza – My Lips (My Digital Enemy Remix)
Wideboys – Wonky
Botnek – Through the Night (Original)
Junxsterjack – Lets Get This Party Started
Moska – Sick Kick (Original)
Nicky Romero vs Krewella – Legacy
Calvin Harris ft Ayah Marah – Thinking About You (Firebeatz)
Audien – Iris (Original)
Don Diablo & Matt Nash ft Noonie Bao – Starlight (Otto Knows)
Markus Schulz ft Sarah Howells – Tempted (Extended)
BT ft Aqualung – Surrounded (Original)

SONG OF THE DAY: Roger Sanchez ft GTO – “Troubleman”

With massive club anthems (“Another Chance,” “Lost”), epic remixes (Kylie’s “In Your Eyes,” Basia’s “Drunk on Love”), long-term Ibiza residency, and a Grammy award for best remixed recording, Roger Sanchez is one of the hardest-working legends of house music.? So as classic underground house starts making a comeback, now seems the perfect time for him to step in and show the newcomers how it’s done.? Teaming up with GTO (singer of “Turn on the Music”), Roger releases “Troubleman,” a soulful house track with influences of blues and jazz. GTO’s gospel-like vocals warn of the problems to come when we do the wrong things with our life.? The backing vocals are repeated and effected so that they sounds like a spiritual hymn. For a looped-out, dubbier take, check out DJ Sneak’s remix.? The video is moving as it contrasts dancing and protests with evildoers of the past century.? This is the kind of political statement that rarely gets expressed in dance tracks, and hopefully it will lead to more artists going deeper with their music.? As the first track from his upcoming album ‘Roots,” we anxiously await wait to hear more from the Stealth leader of house.

Image Courtesy of Stealth.