Salt Lake City has trouble keeping up with Mr. Jesse Walker.
As a celebrated DJ, designer, event and music producer, Jesse Walker has helped shape underground dance music, design, art and culture in Utah for over two decades.
Founder of New City Movement (NCM), a production entity and online journal, Walker has become a unique and alternative voice in one of the most strangely beautiful places in America. His mission: to grow the common good by supporting people, places and things that make life in the Mountain West exceptional.
When he's not playing host to respected artists from around the world, Walker can be found programming and/or mixing his own signature blend of deep, intelligent music at everything from art galleries to music festivals, discotheques and late-night warehouse parties. His style is at once organic and eclectic—moving and surprising where you least expect it.
Walker is also known for his collaboration on large-scale installation and site specific performance based art works. Including for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Utah Arts Festival and most recently as a designer, music supervisor and board member of NOW-ID, an international/interdisciplinary dance and design company based in Salt Lake City.
Walker has played around the US and in venues as far away as Iceland, France, the UK and Cuba. His DJ credits include performances for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Pride Festival, Human Rights Campaign, and top billing with acts Empire of the Sun, Bonobo, Caravan Palace, Big Freedia, EnVogue, Brazilian Girls, Devotchka and WAR. Jesse also received early support from the crossover dance music artist KASKADE, who gave him a residency in addition to mastering his first mixtape.
Artists with ties to New City Movement:
Chez Damier, Victor Simonelli, CJ Mackintosh, Ted Patterson, Marques Wyatt, Mark Grant, Mark Farina, Mauricio Aviles, Derrick Carter, Jimbo James, Joshua IZ, Diz Washington, Ryan Crosson, Cajmere (Green Velvet), Johnny Fiasco, Benji Candelario, Stacy Kidd, Wicked Sound System, Willie Graff, Ean Golden, Snowboy, Lars Behrenroth, Jay West, Andy Caldwell, Matthew Bandy, Nick Hammer, Shawn Phillips, DJ Dealer, Master Kev, Jojoflores, Groove Junkies, Deepswing, Jay Tripwire, Brett Johnson, Alexander East, Julius the Mad Thinker, JT Donaldson, Myxzlplix, Derrick Thompson (Drivetrain), Sergio Hernandez, Stephen 'Bam Bam' Santoro', Shawn Phillips, Joe DiPadova, Riche Boom, Artemis, Jon Howard, DJ Fluid, Onionz, Mark E. Quark, Rob G., Jonny Cruz, Pilo, Bandwagon, J Godina, Flash n' Flare, DJ Finale Grand, WF Rani "G", Matthew Fit, Choice, Red Spectral, Jazzy Eyewear, Goldcap, Sunshine Jones and more.
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- 2017 "Why Utah Pride Is So Surprising — and Important" (The Advocate)
- 2017 "The LGBTQ Guide to Salt Lake City" (THUMP / VICE)
- 2017 Always Never Yesterday: Podcast + Interview
- 2016 "Hometown Heroes: Mr. Jesse Walker from Salt Lake City" (Music is 4 Lovers)
- 2015 "Jesse Walker On Beats Booze and Bunny Ears" (SLUG Magazine)
- 2015 "How Salt Lake City Became an Unlikely Gay Mecca" (Take Part)
- 2014 "Salt Lake City: Insider's Guide" (OUT Traveler)
- 2014 "SLUG STYLE: Jesse Walker" (SLUG Magazine)
- 2013 Untitled [warehouse party] (SLUG Magazine)
- 2013 "Say ‘I do’ to Salt Lake’s newest dance and arts company" (SL Tribune)
- 2013 "5 Profiles of People Who Love Salt Lake" (Downtown Magazine)
- 2013 "100" Reader nominated 'Catalysts' in the community. (Catalyst Magazine)
- 2013 Jesse Walker's Bunny Hop (SLUG Magazine)
- 2012 Featured Creative (Cityhome Collective)
- 2012 "My Own Downtown" commercial (Downtown Alliance)
- 2012 "Bunny Movin" (SL Tribune)
- 2010 "Bonkers geodesic futuristic homes of Idaho Falls" (Boing Boing)
- 2008 Gavin's Underground Interview
- 2007 "Spin Out" PRISM (Club Pick) (SPIN Magazine)
- 2007 "Rave flyers from Idaho, early-mid '90s" (FADER Magazine, Boing Boing)
- 2007 "The Club Where You Live" (Club Systems International)
- 2007 "Fun, Done" (City Weekly)
- 2007 "Spin City" (City Weekly)
- 2004 "84***" 'Cribs' segment (3.2 Percent TV)
- 1998 "Local DJ Sends a Message to Utah's Electronic Scene" (MTV.com)