Steadily building his reputation as one of the most exciting artists on established electronic imprint Deep Heads, producer Ash Walker has announced the release of his debut EP, ‘Agnostic’.
Describing his current sound as trip-hop with an abstract twist, Ash incorporates an intoxicatingly heavy dub reggae bottom end with samples of original material – all firmly rooted in jazz harmony.
As a DJ, Ash has long performed in support of acts such as The Specials, Lee Scratch Perry, and David Rodigan, but now signed to Deep Heads, his productions are receiving the increased attention they deserve. His association with the label has in fact already led to his providing a remix for the track ‘All That You Are’ by label boss Zeb Samuels & Rowl, featuring Gilles Peterson-approved vocalist Segilola.
Ash collaborates with Nikolaj Torp Larsen on new track ‘Round the Twist’. Larsen is best known as the replacement for The Specials founding member Jerry Dammers, and he lends his support throughout the track on solo melodica, in a dark, jazz-fusion workout that also features Ash performing on bass guitar.