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Stewart Walker

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After selling his guitar and abandoning “lead singer” ambitions in 1993, Stewart Walker started to assemble a synthesizer-based hardware studio. He’d work his supermarket job during the day and come home to a dim room with blinking lights. Starting with a synth and a drum machine, he’d work the filter knobs or pitchbender while dreaming of standing on stage in front of a screaming audience.

From such humble beginnings, Stewart stepped up his knowledge of synthesis, drum programming and mixing. After a period of listening to and recording only freeform ambient jams, he picked up Jeff Mills “Live at the Liquid Room” and fell in love with rhythm again. This early techno enthusiasm expressed itself in a line of recordings which were released first by Matrix Records in Detroit, and later by Deepfried (Grand Rapids, MI) and Tektite (Austin, TX). His first European release “Artificial Music for Artificial People” came out on Cristian Vogel’s Mosquito imprint from Brighton, England.

At this time when he was releasing his first records, Stewart was frequenting local clubs to study how this music could be performed. This because he had already decided not to DJ. So he brought his music on stage with the intention of doing what Djs cannot. That is change the music inside the records they are playing. He took to the stage with an MPC-2000 and a DJ mixer, determined to rock a crowd using only his music, shaped by his own hands. This lead to a worldwide touring regimen hitting clubs in Asia and Europe as well as in his native USA.

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  • laikath

    >>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>>>

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Tatiloui

    That's something... pretty cool

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • rmk-

    He has vibrating hands of god

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • doornappel

    Oh my... Stewart Walker! His music is I N S A N E, superb 8-)

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • napierdalante

    ;]

    4 Oct 2009 Reply
  • altermedia11

    Stewart Walker @ Berlin Ruft An! #3 / Paard van Troje, The Hague / 24th of April 2009 / http://www.last.fm/event/990280

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • harpokrates

    live extracts is the SHITS! this guy is the best tech-houser! my word.

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bream44

    with walker they rocks:D

    28 Dec 2008 Reply
  • timmmip

    "Concentricity" is ruling my day right now! "Fernbank 1991" and "We Welcome Utopia!!!" for the now are the shit! There's too many exclamation points in this post!!!! i do like mr. walker very much, though, so.... i'm stoked. yay

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
  • technoterra

    Discovered this producer only few weeks ago and already a major fan, love his style and low key attitude towards showbiz. Check him out he made quite a lot of cds and they all deserve discovering. word.

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • 66z

    i've been enjoying his earlier releases like Stabiles and Live Extracts etc, not to mention the two brilliant EPs co-produced with Theorem // and while i was afraid of the man going all mnml recently, Concentricity strikes me as a solid, well thought out and altogether a great album with an unique atmosphere to it -- highly recommended!

    25 Dec 2007 Reply
  • -Eppler-

    i really like the bass-synth in Most Natural Thing in the World :D

    9 May 2007 Reply
  • iana

    all time favorite artist!

    6 Feb 2007 Reply