Australian teen Walden releases his newest track, ‘Intropial’, off Big Beat Records. After his hit tune ‘Brightness’ was featured on Pete Tong during his Essential Selection last year, Walden has been on the rise. Walden just finished his US tour hitting all the big cities such as; Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, and New York. ‘Intropial’ brings a unique pitch, with an Electro sound that we haven’t quite heard yet before. It’s Melodic and Euphoric, and shows his ability to move the crowd wherever he goes. Take a listen below!
Walden is back and with a vengeance. After having teased his newest track ‘Warmonger’ during his May Brightness session, the young Aussie has finally released the stunning track on Big Beat Records. Walden also wowed the crowd by playing the aggressive progressive house tune during his US debut at Webster Hall a few weeks ago. Boasting a thumping bass line and chilling but emotive synths, the haunting feeling of the track matches well to the artwork. Also in the works is a riveting music video, so keep your eyes peeled. Walden’s signature melodic handiwork kicks in about halfway through and it’s smooth sailing for the rest of the ride.
What an intriguing bill last Friday (8/10/12) at Webster Hall. The legend of Surkin began way back in 2007 when I went to my first ever electronic show and was able to see Surkin alongside fellow Marble Records Frenchman, Para One (formerly the head of renowned French label Institubes). I had no idea what I had gotten myself into but I was pretty hooked and my love for electronic music began. Justin and I were lucky enough to catch up with Benoit Heitz (Surkin) and find out a little bit more about someone we’ve longed to see for over five years. As an individual who has spear-headed the forward-thinking French techno movement, Surkin provides valuable insights into the ever-evolving scene. Read on to find out how his label is going, how his sound has evolved, and what his live set up is.
Friday’s Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall has to be one of the more anticipated iterations of the weekly event in recent memory. Known for its eclectic and highly compelling billings, the long-running fiesta continuously attracts the finest talent in dance music. With young Aussie Walden making his US/NYC debut and French Surkin coming back to the hallowed halls after having a series of visa issues that marred past dates, so suffice to say that everyone was ready for this show to go off with out a hitch.
Walden has been storming the house music world in 2012, having gained early support from Pete Tong for his track ‘Brightness.’ The hyper-talented youngster is consistently pushing out interesting and well produced music that spans genres. Thank goodness for the whimsy of youth and its mandate for experimentation. Right following his show at Webster, his remix of Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s ‘In My Mind’ is currently residing in the top 10 of the Beatport progressive chart and in the top 50 of the overall chart. Not half bad for a kid who hasn’t graduated college yet.
Hopefully everyone is excited about Friday night’s show at Webster Hall as we are. That’s why in conjunction with Webster Hall EO is giving away 3 pairs of tickets – 2 sets of VIP and 1 set of GA – to 3 lucky fans. You must be 21+ to enter for VIP, but to be eligible all you have to do is fill out the handy form located HERE. Oh and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook while you’re at it!
Young Australian Walden will be making his US debut Friday, making the night a special one. All are happy that he choose NYC as his launch point (although is there really any other city?!) His track ‘Brightness‘ brought him to prominence when it was featured by Pete Tong in January, and his career has only moved on from there, including additional nods by Mr. Tong for Walden’s ‘In My Mind‘ remix.
On Surkin’s 3rd attempt of 2012 to play at Webster Hall in NYC, he finally succeeds! The French wunderkind has finally sorted his visa issues and will be playing a set for the New York faithful that promises to impress. Still touring for his brilliant album ‘USA’ which came out on Marble Music (the label run by Surkin, Para One & Bobmo), expect to hear plenty of banging club tracks. BUT, also expect to hear down tempo and melodic tracks as well. Surkin is no stranger to incorporating non-dancefloor-friendly records into his intricate sets.
Remember all you have to do is enter via the handy form located HERE. You can also purchase tickets for the event here.
If somehow you haven’t yet heard about Australian prodigy Walden, here is your chance to become fully acquainted with the young producer. At the ripe old age of 14 he started to become serious about electronic music production and not long after that his music was discovered by NYC based Big Beat Records. His ultra catchy tune ‘Brightness‘ was featured by Pete Tong during his Essential Selection in January and ever since then Walden has been on the rise. With a knack for creating progressive gems that inspire great support, read below about what Walden has been working on and what’s in store for his fans.
Tell us, did you grow up always knowing you wanted to produce? What made you want to start?
No actually, I grew up always thinking that I’d be a banker. Music production, for the first few years at least, was always a hobby for me – it only started getting serious for me when I was around 14, which was about the time when I began piano lessons, to learn how chords and scales worked.
Is there a song that you can say – this made me love electronic music?
Put Your Hands Up – Fedde Le Grand… I had heard of a couple of other house tracks before, but this was the one that turned me around from Happy Hardcore into the lovely genre of house!
How was your music discovered?
Well my music was discovered around 2-3 years ago. Around then, I had created a music profile on Reverbnation.com. Two weeks later, one of the interns from Atlantic emailed me, telling me that they were very interested in my music and would like to get in contact. Since then, I have been working with Big Beat Records (sub-label of Atlantic) and also Neon Records here in Australia.
The anticipation for Identity Fest this summer just keeps on building – Jones Beach is already completely sold out and the other locations are filling up fast. The announcement that ID Fest would bringEric Prydz, making his first appearance stateside in years, along with a stellar supporting cast to cities around the country just now as the EDM boom is on the upswing meant that the hype has been big. Enjoy this special mix that line-up member Arty made just for ID Fest fans – complete with private edits and other favorites.
Arty – Identity Festival Lovers Mix
1. Axwell – Heart is the King vs. Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Remix) vs. REM – Loosing My Religion
2. Walden – Mono World
3. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
4. Arty & Mat Zo – Mozart (Arty Big Room Edit)
5. Steve Angello & Alex Metric – Open Your Eyes w/ Arty – The Wall (Arty Remode)
6. Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio
7. Pryda – Allein
Young, fresh talent unites in this Walden remix of Paper Crows’s track ‘Metal Hearts.’ The newest signing to Pete Tong’s FFRR Records, Paper Crows is a British duo who has drawn comparison to a goth version of La Roux. Walden’s spin with their vocals driven track is a hard hitting study in pure electro house, with a driving chorus followed by wobbly acid tinged synths. No word on release yet so stay tuned.
PREVIEW: Walden vs. Paper Crows – Our Metal Heartbeats
Pete Tong supported Walden just gets better with every track that he unleashes for his fans, with a sound that is rapidly developing since EO first included’Brightness‘ in a Weekend Playlist in January. A mere day later Tong played the track as part of his essential selection radio show, and Walden’s recognition has just steamed along from there.
Earlier today Walden posted two free downloads on his Soundcloud to celebrate reaching a milestone 500 followers on his Twitter. ‘At Last‘ is an uplifting, melodic track. ‘Mono’ is a much darker, twisted track with a gravelly warble that successfully hooks the listener.
Thank you Walden for being awesome and releasing your Mario Mix before getting 800 likes – here’s to gaining a few (hundred) more from this bad boy. Walden’s newest track boasts a remarkably well-developed sound, that starts off with deamau5-esque tones, transitions into the highly recognizable theme and works its way into bouncy electronic tones. This is a fun, light-hearted production that anyone who grew up in the 90s will obviously appreciate. Makes you want to run straight out and buy a vintage Nintendo. Adios!