Kate Walker AKA Katalyst is one of Oxford’s rising stars and does exactly what her name suggests, with her role as the DJ positioning her perfectly to act as the literal catalyst for dancefloor chaos. She adds the spark of a finely selected collection of sounds and styles to the bubbling pot of pent up energy that is a drum and bass crowd, with explosive results!
Her sets channel a deep and dark underground techy vibe, with a healthy sprinkling of ragga and jungle sounds. Masterful mixing and a potent collection of signature double drops give these sets an impact that dominates any dancefloor they hit.
Whilst holding down a role in A&R for Bristols Noxious Records, Katalyst also has residencies with Bristols legendary Rumble in The Jungle, Charlie Brix’s Shotgun Sessions, Rawdio, Static Hi-Fi, Road Runnaz and Rinse Oxford alongside massive sets at King’s of The Rollers’ Royal Rumble, Nass Festival, Nozstock, Illusive and Wonderfields are just a sample of some of the parties that have been blown
away by the Katalyst treatment. Meanwhile, working her way up to headline slots and having shared the stage with some of the scene’s finest including the godmother of D&B: DJ Storm, The Executioner himself: Andy C, Dillinja, Kings of The Rollers, Born On Road, DLR, Saxxon, Bryan G, Jumping Jack Frost and T>I, she’s proven she can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best.
She doesn’t stop there! Katalyst has been unstoppable during ‘lockdown’ taking over our airways with weekly live streams including sets for the Stay at Home Festivals and InnerSoul Houseparty, also recently showcasing her talent on Oxfordshire’s #1 radio station Jack FM with a minimix for Jackfest 2020. This powerhouse is definitely one to watch, and has recently been noticed by Nottingham based agency Submerged.