Fresh off remixing Walden’s “Last Day,” Ivan Gough and Jebu team up with the young Australian and Penelope Austin for an impending release on Big Beat. The three producers craft a melody driven production, which when combined with Penelope Austin’s scintillating vocals, has anthem written all over it. We chose Walden as one of our artists to watch in 2013 and with his Machine Land EP, a Paul van Dyk remix, and support from almost all of dance music’s biggest names, the young star might have saved his best for last.
Purchase: December 9th
A telltale sign of a developed, well-rounded artist is the ability to diversify: to take on different styles without skipping a beat. Israeli, trance-heavy standout, Maor Levi, has been refining his sound while working with several of the most respectable labels in electronic music for some time. Though Anjunabeats is typically favored, Big Beat Records is given their fair share of Maor’s vision as he’s lent his harmonic prowess to Walden’s September release, “First Day.” The remix is considerably heavier than the original, saturated with smooth melodic structure, and accompanied by some nice crunchy synths. But this is also where the Israeli catches us off guard. At first listen, one may think that Maor has borrowed a little French house influence from Madeon, but the Israeli takes on the sound quite masterfully.
Walden returns with guns blazing on his latest original release “Nouka.” A propulsive electro track from the young production talent, “Nouka” embodies a big room electro feel without falling victim to the cliche sounds of 2013. A dash of tech house style and crisply produced electro funk, Walden’s latest offering is catchy, contagious and completely free. Download it today.
Following up the success of Machine Land EP and his remix of Paul Van Dyk’s “We Are Tonight,” electro house maestro Walden returns to original production duties on “First Day.” Accompanying his always stellar output is a remix from Ivan Gough & Jebu, who take “First Day” and rework it into a shifty stunner that amplifies the original’s melodic tones with a malevolent grit. Both the original and remix are available today via Big Beat Records.
For more Walden goodness hop past the break to listen to his September edition of Brightness Sessions.
Though Paul van Dyk needs no introduction in the world of electronic music, for his latest release he tapped Australia’s youngest export to remix the PvD name to the forefront for some of the genre’s newer fans. Walden has proved no stranger to the Armada sound, having already taken on Michael S.’s “Broke,” but takes his skills one step further with his remix of Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk’s “We Are Tonight.” Keeping the sound in his bright and melodic vein, Walden does the opposite of what most progressive house producers would do when faced with a trance track: He strips it down instead of building it up. Still uplifting but more muted, Walden keeps Christian Burns’ iconic vocals but builds a new synth-laced storyline melody to back them. Released along with the original and a radio edit of both, the entire package is available now on Beatport.
One of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch 2013, Walden, takes on Christian Burns and Paul van Dyk’s pristine original “We Are Tonight.” The young star, most recently acclaimed for his Machine Land EP, builds a charming electro framework around “We Are Tonight’s” trance foundation and soaring top line. What looks to be another stellar output from the rising talent, Walden’s remix will be released via Armada on August 19th.
Knife Party returned with their third EP, Haunted House, on Monday, and for whatever reason, “LRAD” is the track that has hence received the most attention from fellow producers. While Candyland first debuted their signature ‘OG Trap Remix,’ now Walden has taken a stab at reworking Knife Party’s big room original. Keeping the drop’s minimal flavor alive, Walden layers distorted synths over the original’s powerful kick drum for a solid electro house bootleg.
Original Dancing Astronaut artist to watch for 2013, young Walden hasn’t backed down from the limelight since entering the new year strong. Following January’s “Intropial,” the neophyte returns with not only a new single, but a three-track EP dubbed Machine Land, boasting an expansive palate beyond his big room insignia. What seems like spooky twists on the records that helped pave his path, Walden drifts from his comfort zone, curating an electronic fantasy world for his latest extended play. Enter Machine Land below the break.
After the success of “Ciaco,” “Warmonger” and “Intropial,” one of DA’s Artists to Watch in 2013, Walden, hops back into the original production ring with a one-two punch of atmospheric electro. This brief preview of his latest “Machine Land,” showcases the young producer’s constantly maturing sound, one defined by a macabre backbone of mechanical grit. As his career continues on its hot streak, Walden seems to be expanding his sonic range – delivering a finely developed and intricately layered electro house production with chilling style and frenetic synthwork. “Machine Land” is scheduled to be released on April 29th via Big Beat Records.
Though Walden’s debut appearance at Ultra Music Festival may be over, the Aussie has more in store for Miami Music Week. Now out on Big Beat is a remix package for “Intropial,” the progressive house tune that showcased the young producer’s progress earlier this year. Along with TV Noise and Ghost, Pierce Fulton signs on to give the track the remix treatment, making the vibe a little less sugary and little more sultry. Relying on an easy kick drum and grooving tonal melody, Fulton successfully keep the high pitched vocals while bringing the track down to earth.