The man, the mystery, the “spacefunk” master. Mike Toope , A.K.A. Stephen Walking, is an artist based out of Toronto and has released 22 tracks for Monstercat Media. His software of choice is Logic Pro X and he truly does wonders with it. In 2014, Walking performed 16 times at various venues throughout the United States and Canada. Since then, he recently began live streaming production of his songs on Twitch.tv where viewers can catch a glimpse of his creative process, as well as his magnificent beard.
Walking’s music is typically dubstep, but is frequently mixed with other genres such as moombahton, techno, house, and more. Although he did release an EP in 2011 (Christian the Lion), he strictly releases singles which seem to flow better with his sporadic song ideas. He mixes different styles into each track with great results, seeking to create awesome music rather than stick to the confines of a particular genre. For examples, check out “Too Simple”, “Full Grizzly”, and “Claptrap”.
This past December, Walking released a single called “Top of the World 2” which revisited his 2011 track “Top of the World”. While the original was a wonderful mix of techno and dubstep, the sequel remixes it to create a smoother, funkier sound. Currently, he is working on several new singles, including a collaboration with Kevin Villecco (a fellow Monstercat artist) and an electronic dadrock track. He can be seen livestreaming the creation of his new tracks on Twitch.tv/stephenwalking.
Written By Pierre LaBelle