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Off the back of January’s original release, Australian Big Beat darling John Walden’s latest single, ‘Intropial’, receives a fresh coat of paint courtesy of fast-ascending American Pierce Fulton.

Away from the melodic properties that pervade the original mix, Fulton lays down a remix of bumpy properties, swapping it’s synth-laden sound for minimalistic and bass-heavy beat work.

Out today on Beatport

Off the back of January’s original release, Australian Big Beat darling John Walden’s latest single, ‘Intropial’, receives a fresh coat of paint courtesy of fast-ascending American Pierce Fulton.

Away from the melodic properties that pervade the original mix, Fulton lays down a remix of bumpy properties, swapping it’s synth-laden sound for minimalistic and bass-heavy beat work.

Out March 18th.

Extending on the magic that has gained him the seal of approval from Pete Tong and considerable attention across the blogosphere, 18-year-old Australian John Walden returns to take on official remix duties for homeland duo The Only’s new single, ‘Looking Back.’

Utilizing the original’s indie-like top line, Walden’s latest remix deals in the warm and energetic melodics that the young Aussie has encompassed over the past year, creating a strong inaugural release of 2013 in the process.

Out now on Beatport.

In anticipation for the release of his remix duties of The Only’s ‘Looking Back,’ Australia’s 18-year-old John Walden returns to Big Beat Records for his fourth single release on the label with ‘Intropial.’

Providing a track of high-octane synth work and memorable vocals, ‘Intropial’ sees the Australian producer build a more mature soundscape than his previous offerings while encapsulating the energy and attitude that have embodied his presence on the international Dance circuit.

Out today on Beatport.

Extending on the magic that has gained him the seal of approval from Pete Tong and considerable attention across the blogosphere, 18-year-old Australian John Walden returns to take on official remix duties for homeland duo The Only’s upcoming single, ‘Looking Back.’

Utilizing the original’s indie-like top line, Walden’s latest remix deals in the warm and energetic melodics that the young Aussie has encompassed over the past year, creating a strong inaugural release of 2013 in the process.

Out January 18th.

With Australia proving a crucial player in the global Dance overhaul, 18-year-old John Walden weighs in as potent national contender on all counts. Already adorned for his earlier signings to Atlantic offshoot Big Beat Records and furthering his gaze with collaborative duties alongside TV Rock’s Grant Smillie, the Sydney-based producer returns to Big Beat for the final hurdle of 2012.

Given an exclusive premiere by Pete Tong on his weekly Essential Selection show, ‘Ciaco’ deals in strong melodic progressions and meaty lead work throughout, apexing in a surge of peak time energy that fails to draw away from the tracks vigorous composition values.

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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.

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Words by Dan Carter

Hot on the heels from last month’s original release, Grant Smillie and Walden’s ‘A Million Lights‘ returns to Neon Records for round two with remix duties from Sweden’s rising Progressive duo Bauer & Lanford.

With their take on Adrian Lux’s ‘Weekend Heroes‘ doing the rounds, the duo continue their onslaught of blissful Progressive House with a formidable remodel of the old school/new school Aussie pair’s latest single. Ditching the original’s somewhat cheesy undertone for a harmonic mixture of euphoric moments and lush melodic play, Bauer & Lanford’s remix shines a proud light for modern Progressive House done right.

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With global club land relishing in his relinquished studio output, TV Rock’s Grant Smillie has looked set on excelling the Australian scene of late. Joined by Sydney’s Walden and one of the country’s most promising vocal assets to date, the Aussie heavyweight returns to his own Neon Records for the release of ‘A Million Lights’.

Armed with the formidable topline talents of Aussie pop songstress Zoë Badwi, the track’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade ‘A Million Lights’. While fellow Aussie duo Feenixpawl extend their melodic charm with a key-driven take on the original that ascends into their notably uplifting play book, DCUP makes for the most distinct remix with a lick of vintage flare for his own funky remodel from outside of the Electronic Dance comfort zone. With the addition of Alex van Alff’s rhythmically refined Tech House stylings for the finale of this remix package, Smillie and Walden appear to have established another firm indicator that the universal club bug has not been wasted on our peers Down Under.

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Words by Dan Carter

Given the ease to which Flo Rida found means to desecrate Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl’s ‘In My Mind’, its remix duties were always going to be met with a hint of scrutiny. But facing this outright anthem for 2012 like a man possessed, 18-year-old Aussie hopeful Walden is the second to give ’In My Mind‘ a formal remix following his own spree of duties for Cobra Starship and Rebecca and Fiona alike.

While the original was always going to be a tough cut to follow, Walden’s deep Progressive lead work and overbearing beats make for a comfortable extension of the Aussie collective’s seminal outing. Still relishing in the distinct vocal stylings of Georgi Kay, the uplifting remodel breaths a fresh breeze of festival sensibility into an otherwise untarnished landmark for Australian Dance music and Axwell’s Axtone Records alike.

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Words by Dan Carter

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