Walters, cofounder of the Bordeaux collective
known as Zimpala, now lives in Marseille. A former
top athlete, this young singer-songwriter-producer
has given birth to an astonishing repertoire colored
by electronic beats and acoustic folk, all with a
strong Afro-Caribbean influence.
David Walters has now been signed by the
independent Paris-based ¡Ya Basta! Records label
(Gotan Project, Boyz from Brazil). His current work
is an eclectic harmony of solo guitar, percussion
(including the glass harmonica), sampling, and
more, bringing together a variety of influences
(afrobeat, electronica, pop and hip-hop).
After having participated to the Asian tour of the Ya
Basta Sound-System, he recently did the support
acts of Lenny Kravitz, Morcheeba or Jamiroquai as a
Walters was already well known as a DJ and has
opened for David Bowie, Les Négresses Vertes,
Dupain. He has worked as remixer for Dupain, Zuco
103 and for Gotan Project, and has also produced
one of the songs Brazilian singer Cibelle's first
Mèsi Bondyé EP, his first maxi-single, scheduled for
release in June 2005, is the precursor for a long
format work expected in october 2005.