Underrated funk obsessive, bass playing house producer and DJ reflects on his career - from producing Mos Def to psychedelic rock bands, Walker Barnard enters the Pulse fold through an exclusive mix....
This is deep funky house in a minimal techno vein. Deceptively simple sounding on first listen, giving up its secrets slowly. This will appeal to those who like their dance music served with a healthy slab of groove and depth. Bouncy enough to keep feet and bodies moving in the club, with more then enough subtleties of texture and rhythm to keep it in your most used playlists.
Walker Barnard grew up on an ashram outside the American mainstream, listening to Balinese monkey chants, classical Indian music and The Beatles White Album. His first experience of the funk came early on when his father, who was making music videos for Motown, brought him to hang on the set of the shoot for Rick James's Super Freak video.
In the early nineties, Walker started playing the bass in a funk-rock band called Mobius Trip. The band recorded in Los Angeles with the Dust Brothers of Paul’s Boutique fame and then with Beastie Boys keyboardist Mark Nishita. Walker threw down on a range of projects—Including a Lemmy remix, and Vince Neil's solo record. From there Walker's journeys led him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continued to hone his bass playing and recording chops in a..