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MANAGEMENT:
Smiley Cleary
smiley@peppermintblue.com.au

BOOKINGS:
Alex Chaykin & Mike Ableson - APA (North/Sth America)
achaykin@apanewyork.com / mabelson@apanewyork.com
Pete Sofo - 360 Agency (Aust/NZ)
pete@360agency.com.au

PUBLICITY:
Jordan Frazes - Big Beat Records
jordan.frazes@atlanticrecords.com

PROMOS:
WaldenOfficial

The title “musical prodigy” is often reserved for a child or young person having extraordinary musical talent or ability – we call him Walden.

Not old enough to enter the venues where his music was on high rotation, remixes of Cobra Starship’s smash hit “You Make Me Feel” (Fueled By Ramen/Decaydence), Zoe Badwi’s “Accidents Happen” (Neon Records) and Rebecca & Fiona’s “Luminary Ones” (Neon Records) were played and swiftly garnered acclaim for the now 18-year old Sydney native. It’s no surprise that artists like Estelle, Mika, Marina and the Diamonds and Paper Crows lined up for mixes.

Walden's debut EP “Brightness” is a twisted blend of styles and sounds; the title track, best described as soaring piano-driven progressive house, received an unheard-of double feature on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show in the UK, drawing support from international heavyweights Afrojack, Ian Carey, Michael Woods, Morgan Page, Roger Sanchez, Tiesto and Tommy Trash to name a few.

If not for a school field trip to Sydney’s Powerhouse technology museum, none of this story might have transpired. During the visit, Walden and his classmates were given a demo of the audio workstation software Acid Pro, and the 12-year-old was immediately hooked. Without proper musical training, he picked up a copy of the program and set on a mission to experiment with every possible sample and loop he could get his hands on to start concocting tunes. This musical output varied wildly, veering from ambient one moment, to techno the next, and on to jazz the moment after that. But when he was 13, Walden discovered the Clubland compilation series, and his path into dance music was assured.

After brief flirtations with happy hardcore, hard trance and electro, his sound emerged - a dash of Avicii, a pinch of Deadmau5, and a heavy helping of Wolfgang Gartner, but more importantly that intangible thing that makes an artist stand out... originality. Walden’s sound most closely resembles, well, Walden.

Before long, Walden had created himself a profile on ReverbNation and within a couple of weeks, Big Beat Records, the dance label of music industry royalty Atlantic Records had discovered him and instantly snapped him up.

John Walden's journey is just beginning, and the future’s looking bright...

WaldenOfficial   Walden , Sydney, Australia

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  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden - Toranian PREVIEW ** Premiered on Earmi... at 0.04
    on March 20, 2014 01:40

    @Martynas Pakrosnis: what is the Marcus Schossow one??

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden - Mixify RISE 2013 Set at 50.45
    on February 21, 2013 06:30

    @cn9: haha didnt do much, just re-arranged the track

  • A Comment on SHato & Paul Rockseek's
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    SHato & Paul Rockseek - Just One Second (Origin... at 3.12
    on February 11, 2013 12:02

    you should enable this for download on soundcloud

  • A Comment on SHato & Paul Rockseek's
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    SHato & Paul Rockseek - Just One Second (Origin... at 1.27
    on February 11, 2013 12:01

    wow great track guys!

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden - Brightness at 1.33
    on September 27, 2012 03:36
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    September 2012 Brightness Sessions at 25.13
    on September 13, 2012 12:19

    @AL13N Music: track list is in the description :)

  • A Comment on Andy Murphy (Jam Xpress)'s
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    Grant Smillie & Walden ft. Zoe Badwi - A Milli... at 4.11
    on August 21, 2012 04:34

    woop woop! its heavy, i like!

  • A Comment on Denzal Park's
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    2012 - Love Love Love (Denzal Park Bootleg Mix)... at 0.46
    on July 17, 2012 06:57
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    Walden vs. Paper Crows - Our Metal Heartbeats (... at 0.55
    on May 08, 2012 01:14

    @bobbermusic: sorry mate, i love all kinds of music, which means ill be making the whole lot :) - dw though, ive got plenty of progressive/uplifting tracks lined up for you guys!

  • A Comment on TheWeekend's
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    The Weekend with Grant Smillie - Goodwill Guest... at 13.17
    on May 01, 2012 06:41

    simply amazing.

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden's Brightness Sessions March 2012 at 56.05
    on March 08, 2012 23:59
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    Walden's Brightness Sessions March 2012
    on March 07, 2012 12:08

    @kstock: I didnt know that you had already heard 3 new tracks!! :)
    The only unreleased tracks that i (and those others who produced the tracks/plan to release them) am currently comfortable with featuring in my mixes are my own. - will try and put in some more unreleased/original/unheard material in the next one though!

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden's Brightness Sessions January 2012 at 0.45
    on February 24, 2012 14:38

    @KetchupAndGrime: i will make this my next free download :)

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    Jack Back feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero, & S... at 1.29
    on February 03, 2012 00:01

    like the drop

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden's Brightness Sessions January 2012
    on January 25, 2012 00:35

    @A.Du: no date has been set for it yet. it MAY become a free giveaway, will keep you guys posted

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    Walden - Distance (Original Mix) !FREE DOWNLOAD! at 1.03
    on January 24, 2012 02:09

    @Cosmo & Paat: www.facebook/waldenofficial :) - also follow me on twitter!

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    Walden - Distance (Original Mix) !FREE DOWNLOAD! at 0.00
    on January 22, 2012 11:58

    @fmitracks: Thanks for your support!

  • A Comment on WaldenOfficial's
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    Walden's Brightness Sessions January 2012 at 57.33
    on January 15, 2012 09:51
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    Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elseworth ... at 2.20
    on January 10, 2012 00:33

    really nice remix, i am a fan!

  • A Comment on Macarize's
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    Hazem Beltagui - Here Comes The Sun (Mindset Cl... at 0.59
    on January 09, 2012 07:22
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    Walden - Splice (Original Mix) !FREE DOWNLOAD! at 2.51
    on January 09, 2012 05:20
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    Atlantis Ocean - Where The Sun Goes Down (Origi... at 0.50
    on January 09, 2012 01:57

    love the 80s sound

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    V I F - Time To Fly Away (Original Mix) at 1.48
    on January 09, 2012 00:59
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    Walden - Splice (Original Mix) !FREE DOWNLOAD! at 5.14
    on January 07, 2012 00:53

    @kevjwill: track is now available for download

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    Walden - Splice (Original Mix) !FREE DOWNLOAD! at 4.44
    on January 07, 2012 00:53

    @crostyler-deejay-officia: track is now available for download

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    Pete Tong 15 Minutes of Fame with Jeremy Olande... at 4.05
    on November 28, 2011 22:43
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    2011 - Luminary Ones (Denzal Park Mix) - Rebecc... at 0.11
    on September 26, 2011 07:56
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    lost this at 0.51
    on September 25, 2011 07:05

    haha sounds like those computer noises from those scifi movies of the 80's. i like it, you should continue working on this!

  • A Comment on TAKASHI FUJIMORI's
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    TAKASHI FUJIMORI - Drops (Alchemy festival in I... at 2.10
    on August 18, 2011 05:02

    smooth production man! liking it

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