The momentum is building people & if you haven't heard the some of the magnificent music that has been released so far from Ash Walker's forth coming Album Echo Chamber, then you must be living on another planet!
Thunder Feat Lord Laville (his last single) has been picked up by a host of DJ's that include the likes of Don Letts, Tom Ravenscroift & Gideon Coe from BBC 6Music, The infamous Lefto and none other than Dom Servini from Wahwah 45's.
The next single here, entitled Dark Hour, has Walker's signature sound embodied throughout. Twisted break beats, with live Jazz improvisations over his soundscapes, it's an absolute masterpiece of a recording! This time, Ash has teamed up with Saxophonist Ben Barnett, who has worked with some big names in the music business, that include: DJ Fresh, Paul Oakenfold & The Black Eyed Peas to name a few. Also collaborating on the production is Label boss Zeb Samuels, who wrote the lyrics with Ash & were performed by fellow Londoner, Levi G Wilson. A perfect fusion of electronica & Jazz make up the production & is set to be a lead single from the Album.
Watch out for the Video of this as well, coming very soon :)
Then on the Flip is GlacierAnother fusion of Trip-Hop beats and Jazz improvisations, it provides the perfect B side to this stunning single.With this track, Ash has teamed up with Trumpeter Andy Princz, who in two clean words, smashes it!Ash has played live Bass guitar on this Record and you can instantly hear these boys hit it off when creating this wonderful track.
Made with an abundant use of the Roland RE-201 Tape Delay and with a strange 5/4 time signature, the recording delivers a unique listening experience that can only be described as Ash Walker.
As a DJ, Ash has long performed in support of prestigious acts including The Specials, Lee Scratch Perry, and David Rodigan, but now signed to Deep Heads, his productions are receiving the increased attention they deserve. 'Agnostic', received staunch radio support from BBC 6 Music, with air time play from the likes of Gideon Coe, Don Letts and Tom Robinson whilst his critically acclaimed debut LP 'Augmented 7th' also received glowing praises from the likes of Clash Magazine, Okayplayer, XLR8R & Konbini.
With a forward thinking jazz sound, 'Thunder', shows Ash Walker in the same light as artists such as Zero 7, Thundercat and Portishead, and further highlights histalents as a musician, producer and collaborator.