Digital Thought (Chris Mayo and Noah Walker) represents a new breed of electronic dance music producers. Taking inspiration from a wide range of artists—from the legendary Crystal Method to drop-heavy new blood like Zomboy and Pretty Lights; the funky stylings of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the politically infused metal of Rage Against the Machine—the duo has managed to meld their far flung interests into a danceable, high-energy maelstrom of live drums, breakbeats, and earth-shaking, in-your-face bass lines.
Growing up in the country music capital of the world, Chris and Noah quickly gravitated towards the underground rock and metal scene in Nashville during their youth. Noah’s relentless drumming and Chris’s funky bass lines provided an innovative rhythm section for their party-metal band ‘Pants?,’ garnering them fans across the region until the group’s dissolution in 2006, after which their musical paths diverged. Noah went on to drum for the hardcore/death metal band ‘Ray Charles Death Tempo,’ while Chris retreated to the studio to school himself in the ways of electronic music production.
Fast-forward six years and the rhythm duo was working together again, albeit in a brand new capacity. After over half-a-decade of honing his production skills, Chris reached out to his long-time friend to once again provide the beat to his bass lines, and 2012 saw the pair self-release their first three songs under the newly adopted moniker Digital Thought. Since then, they have been sharpening their skills and blazing new trails into the heavier side of EDM.
Working long-distance between Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga, TN, Noah and Chris are constantly innovating their production setup. Working with the latest in music production technology, the pair has produced heavy-hitting dubstep tunes, phrenetic and funky future jungle tracks, and dark breakbeat bangers.