Alan Olav Walker (born 24 August 1997), formerly known by his stage name DJ Walkzz, is a Norwegian record producer and DJ. He is best known for his 2015 single "Faded", which received platinum certifications in over 10 different countries. He is ranked 17th on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list of 2017, placing 38 positions higher than the previous year. In 2012, Walker was listening to a song by David Whistle (formerly known as DJ Ness), and reached out to the Italian DJ to find out how he produced his music. He was inspired by EDM producers K-391 and Ahrix, and is also influenced by film composers like Hans Zimmer and Steve Jablonsky.