Championed as the innovator of an exciting, vibrant new sound set to push forward the boundaries of modern music, Jovel Walker, better known as Random Impulse is quickly becoming one of the most talked about acts by both music fans and industry alike. Backed by a drummer, bassist and secondary guitarist on stage, Random Impulse raps his self-written songs whilst playing electric guitar, in a live show notorious for leaving his audience amazed, ecstatic and screaming for more, having performed support slots for acts such as Professor Green, Gym Class Heroes, Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran , as well as headlining his own shows alike.
Random Impulse has worked with producers such as Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Semothy Jones (Little Boots, Professor green/Lily Allen, Plan B), Jony Rockstar (Sugababes, Alicia keys, Amy Winehouse) and The Nextmen (Plan B, public enemy), but is very much a producer and writer in his own right, having written and produced all of his own matierial and writing and producing tracks for Lupe Fiasco, as well as having numerous songs featured in hit TV shows such as HBO’s Bones, CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles, and Major league baseball adverts.
In 2008 he released 2 grime projects which collectively sold 16,000 units within 10 months, these two projects released on his very own Reignassance records, the same label in which he put out Chipmunks first two mixtapes. He also engineered recording sessions in his own studio for names such as Wretch 32, Chipmunk and Wiley.
After time spent back and forth in America, working and developing a musical identity more genuine to his, many musical influences. Random impulse decided to release ‘The overload E.P’ in 2011, which showcased his new found ability to play live musical instruments and new genre-crossing musical direction. The E.P charted at number 5 in the hip-hop charts and number 76 in the national itunes charts, making Random Impulse the only unsigned artist within the top 200. All the while the video for the lead track ‘Overload’ was causing an online frenzy with it being the 4th viewed video in the uk and being blogged by countless tastemakers, key blogs and MBE’s .
Random Also made a guest appearance on Ed Sheerans No.5 Collaborations Project which went to number one of the album charts on iTunes in the first week of january.
November 2011 saw the release of his next E.P release titled ‘No Sleep For Winners E.P’. The lead track ‘On A Roll’ was played by BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe and was his ‘record of the week’. Meanwhile the video was ranked as the 2nd most viewed video in the u.k and 76th in the world. The E.P on a whole was receiving remarkable write ups in ‘The Metro’, RWD, Music Week, Mixmag and The Guardian to name a few. No Sleep For Winners E.P charted in at number 5 in the itunes hip-hop charts, leading him to be put into countless 'Sound of 2012' poles by FHM, The Guardian and MTV.
The artist also has a strong presence online. He runs a popular blog that boasts an impressive 500 unique hits daily. He also has an active Youtube channel that received over 1500 a day due to his weekly ‘Refix’ series and video blog ‘No Sleep For winners’.
With an ever growing fan base, busy gigging schedule, tipped for success by tastemaker’s key blog and publications, being selected as one of the BBC 1xtras ‘Hot 20 for 2012’ and even musical recognition from Jack White of the white stripes who calls himself "A huge fan". It seems safe to say Random Impulse is destined for big things both for this year and the many that follow.