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Aquamarine

by Ash Walker

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Ming Definitely feel like you're in dubby submarine lounge chilling when you hear this. Been on repeat for a minute. Favorite track: Aint Got You (feat. Laville).
Al B.
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Al B. Ash “Dub” ... Bro, you’ve got to come to the Bay Area and do a set/video shoot at BandCamp or a live performance at The New Parish in Oakland. I love your groove and it deeply penetrates mind-body-soul. I rarely enjoy an album from start to finish, but you nailed this one, Jack!!! Peace and blessings to you and yours. I look forward to seeing you bless a stage with your musical flow and live bandmates.
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Gavin Boyd Ash Walker absolutely nails the perfect balance of r&b, soul, jazz and dub vibes, tying it all together with butter grooves and a nostalgic warmth that's hard to resist! Favorite track: Finishing Touch (feat. Laville).
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about

A heavyweight astral shower of rhythm and vibes, Ash Walker’s third album ‘Aquamarine’ is set for release on 19th July via Night Time Stories.

An avid collector of jazz, blues, soul, funk, reggae, and all things in-between; Ash has DJed far and wide... from the infamous Royal Mail squat party to the canals of Venice, spinning vinyl in Brixton with The Specials to scattering dub across San Francisco and LA.

Ash’s production output is similarly exploratory: his journeys have taken him far and wide, from tunnels under the river Thames to recording local percussionists in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. Inspired by a deep dive of sounds from artists including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, King Tubby, Bo Diddley, 4Hero, J Dilla, Pete Rock, Curtis Mayfield, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich; his first two albums, ‘Augmented 7th’ (2015) and ‘Echo Chamber’ (2016) gained attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music DJs Gilles Peterson, Don Letts, Gideon Coe and Clash Magazine, XLR8R and MIMS.

‘Aquamarine’ is a projection and culmination of all he’s absorbed. A cosmic explosion of sound and colour, rhythm, shape and patterns. The arrival of an unassuming dreamer now projecting his unique flavour of expression. ‘Aquamarine’ is the take-off of this audial spaceship, a sound discovered in the grooves of thousands of records, united in one. A meditation designed to inspire good energy, Ash hopes to bring a sense of calm and tranquility to the listener amongst the chaos of life. Recorded at home with the freedom of time and space, it combines analogue with digital, and a fondness for normally unwanted shapes and textures such as fuzz, hiss and crackle.

“My previous albums have felt to me more like ventures on land. This one feels more like a deep sea voyage into the subconscious. Living to dream with visions of grandeur. Manifesting a beautiful path to walk on. It was inspired by everything around me, from friends and family to art and design, engineering and architecture, movement and how we use our five senses. I love to try and push my own boundaries of what I perceive to be right and wrong, seeing mistakes as innovations, and obstacles as inspiration.”

Highlights on the album include ‘Under The Sun’, ‘Time’ and ‘Finishing Touch’, all of which feature the smooth and silky voice of Laville. Themes of metaphysical exploration and transportation re-occur in the cosmic jazz of ‘Brave New World’ and the smoked beats on ‘Come With Us’. Also featured across the album are trumpet and flugelhorn genius Yazz Ahmed, bassist Marc Cyril (Keziah Jones, Jr Walker & The All Stars) and renowned musician and producer Jonathan Shorten.

Having already graced the stages of some of the biggest UK festivals as well as as The Jazz Cafe and Rich Mix, The Ash Walker Experience is a formidable six piece live lineup. Ash has collaborated with Ezra Lloyd-Jackson to turn each performance into a vibrant, multi-sensory experience combining live reactive projections and carefully crafted frequency complimenting fragrances.

Previous press:
“A sound that is truly in a world of it’s own” Gideon Coe
“A real sense of flexibility. Lush sonics with a beatific vibe” Clash Magazine
“Definitely one to watch out for” Tom Ravenscroft
“Always delivering solid, timeless grooves” Don Letts
“Relentlessly Killer Grooves”Gilles Peterson

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released July 19, 2019

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