Norwegian producer / DJ, Alan Olav Walker, born in 1997, and formerly known by his stage name DJ Walkzz, is best known for his 2015 megahit “Faded”, which received platinum certifications in over 10 different countries! He is ranked 17th on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list of 2017, placing 38 positions higher than the previous year! He is also known for always rocking a black hoodie and covering up his face bandit style. You don’t get to see a lot of Walker’s face pretty much anytime. Well, at least parts of it.
The 21-year old has emerged on the global music scene as one of the most successful EDM artists. His record-breaking single “Faded” has sold millions of units worldwide and the music video has 1.8 BILLION views on YouTube. It topped the singles chart in 10 countries across Europe and reached top 10 in UK, #2 in Australia and has recently entered Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was #1 on the Global Shazam chart for 7 consecutive weeks and #1 on the European Radio chart for 6 consecutive weeks. Alan’s summer tour has already taken off, with multiple stops at major festivals throughout Europe.
Growing up in the digital era, Alan found an early interest in computers that later turned into a fascination for programming and graphic design. In 2012 he started making music on his laptop with the help and feedback from his online friends. His music gained great popularity among gamers who used Alan’s tracks in their own YouTube videos (UGC). The songs spread all over the world and later caught the attention of the record labels.