Mr. Jesse Walker is the founder of New City Movement and ambassador-at-large for America's best-kept secret, Salt Lake City, Utah. He has touched dance floors in many parts of the world over his 20+ year love affair dance music.
As a celebrated DJ, designer, event, and music producer, Jesse Walker has helped shape underground dance music, design, art and culture in Utah since the mid-1990's.
Founder and editor of New City Movement (NCM), Walker has become an ambassador-at-large for America's best-kept secret; Salt Lake City, Utah and been featured by Thump, FADER, Music Is 4 Lovers, Out Traveler, The Advocate, MTV, SPIN and SLUG Magazine
When he's not playing host to respected artists from around the world, Walker can be found gracing dance floors, discotheques and music festivals from Havana to Reykjavík. His mixing style is at once organic and eclectic—deeply moving and surprising where you least expect it.
Walker is also known for his collaboration on large-scale installation and site-specific performance-based artworks. Including for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Utah Arts Festival and as a music supervisor and designer for NOW-ID, an international dance company based in Salt Lake City.
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, Green Velvet, Bonobo, Jason Kendig, Caravan Palace, Big Freedia, EnVogue, Brazilian Girls, Devotchka, and WAR.
He 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:
Jason Kendig, Chez Damier, Victor Simonelli, CJ Mackintosh, Ted Patterson, Marques Wyatt, Mark Grant, Mark Farina, Mauricio Aviles, Derrick Carter, Andy Compton (The Rurals), Jimbo James, Orographic, 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, Sappho, 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, Siak,WF Rani "G", Matthew Fit, Choice, Red Spectral, Jazzy Eyewear, Goldcap, Sunshine Jones.