Artist of the Month
Birth name- Alan Olav Walker
Born- 24 August 1997, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Origin- Bergen, Norway
Genres- Future bass, Electro house, Progressive house, Big room house, Deep house
Occupation(s) - DJ, Record producer
Year’s active- 2012–present
Alan Walker is the son of Hilde Omdal Walker a Norwegian and Philip Alan Walker of England. By birth, he was granted dual citizenship in Norway and the United Kingdom based on his parental origin. At the age of two, he moved to Bergen, Norway with his parents and siblings. Walker grew up with two siblings, an older sister, Camilla, who was born in England, and a younger brother, Andreas, who was born in Norway.
Walker, who grew up in the digital age, discovered an early interest in computers, which later became a passion for programming and graphic design. Initially he had no musical background; However, he later learned about himself by watching tutorials on YouTube based on music production.
Starting as a bedroom producer, he became known as DJ Walkzz before signing a recording contract and releasing his first solo in 2014.
Walker released the "Fade" track on August 17, 2014. The song garnered attention on November 19, 2014 after the recording label was reissued via NoCopyrightSounds. Walker said the route was inspired by K-391 and Ahrix, whose tracks were taken by the record label. The song has over 400 million views on YouTube, 115 million plays on Spotify, and 41 million streams on Soundcloud.
On December 27, Alan Walker performed his new single, "Alone, Part II" featuring Ava Max. The song is a follow-up to his previous hit "Alone", but the style of the two songs are very different. Its music video is a sequel to the video for "On My Way" has been viewed over 136 million times.
On April 1, Alan released the song "Heading Home" with Ruben's voice, the culmination of a trilogy that included "On My Way" and "Alone, Part II". In streaming services, he inserted "heading_home_demo2016.wav", which is an older version of the song he previewed in 2016.
In 2019, Alan's music video 'Diamond Heart' received a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Berlin Music Video Awards. Ruben will appear on the 2021 Silver Screenings selection list for his music video festival for "Heading Home".