Ash Walker’s modern trip hop
Ash Walker, the London resident, music maker and DJ behind today’s post, has a beautifully distinct style of jazz-inspired, ska tinged, dub rooted production. He started his musical adventures DJing, supporting reggae and ska artists like Lee Scratch Perry, David Rodigan and the Specials at their live shows, but more recently he has been focusing on his productions and on listening they are more than strong enough to stand alone.
Having offered up a beautiful remix of ‘All That You Are’ by Zeb Samuels, Walker is now releasing his music on underground dub label Deep Heads. His early output like that and tracks like ‘Flight of the Pelican’ seem to draw their inspiration from the 90s trip hop scene and artists like Massive Attack and even Bonobo.
His more recent releases like ‘Couple A Drinks’ and ‘Six Eight’ have a more abstract, jazzy feeling – almost psychedelic in flavour with rushing percussion and distorted vocal lines. Walker is a serious talent who is really beginning to flex his range. His’ is music that sends you spiralling off into your thoughts as you listen – and that is no mean feat.
Ash’s album “Augmented 7th” comes out on Deep Heads on October 23rd 2015