The DJ: Walden
Props: After being exposed to Acid Pro at a technology museum during a music class field trip, the then-preteen John Walden started composing for himself. By the age of 18, this Aussie lad was signed to Big Beat. Though his jazz/funk roots don’t always show, his progressive spins on electro house is clearly evolved, garnering support from heavyweights like Pete Tong and Ferry Corsten. Juicy beats, floor-shaking breakdowns, and trance-heavy synths and melodies guarantee 24/7 danceability and make him a clear favorite for future festival lineups.
Stand Out Track: “Ciaco”