While the global Dance explosion may have been mainly reduced to Europe and it’s stateside contenders, Australia’s John Walden has had other ideas for 2012. Off the back of radio-friendly exploits alongside TV Rock’s Grant Smillie and Zoë Badwi for ‘A Million Lights’, the Sydney based producer pledges closer to the ranks of heavyset House music with ‘Warmonger’.
Balancing melodic synth maneuvers with the backbone of a peak time outing in disguise, Walden’s precise beat play and matured approach to instrumental leads marks yet another quality offering to the young producers’ bow. Far from the apex of modern Dance music’s festival infatuation, Walden extends his reign as an essential new contender from down under.
Words by Dan Carter