Ash Walker is a London-based DJ, producer, curator, bandleader, and intergalactic sound-dealer. A world-renowned crate-digger of soul, jazz, R&B, latin, dub and roots, Ash has spun around the world. He’s played with The Specials in Brixton, at the infamous Royal Mail squat party, on the canals of Venice and Stateside in LA and San Francisco. As an artist he is equally well-travelled, from recording classical percussionists in the Morrocan Atlas Mountains, to gracing the stage at countless iconic venues including The Jazz Cafė with his five-piece, the Ash Walker Experience.
Ash records using a range of analogue equipment, from moogs and theramins to Hammond organs and Wurlitzer pianos. A connoisseur of texture, distortion and overdrive, Ash’s production recalls the synergy between organic and synthesised sounds that defined the music technology of the 1970s. Internationally recognised as a fiercely underground artist and performer, Ash’s production and curatorial work provide much of the backbone of IXCHEL.