Currently bubbling under the surface of Brookyln’s house scene, Walker & Royce are about to break through with their addictive debut single ‘You’re Not Welcome’ on the mighty Crosstown Rebels imprint, complete with rising star Francesca Lombardo Remix.
Geared directly at the floor, ‘You’re Not Welcome’ is a bona fide bomb representing the nu breed of talent coming out of NY. Mood-driven and fizzing with hot synths, a deeply infectious vocal and hooky bassine, it’s a summer anthem with a menacing edge, likely to spread like wild fire.
The second original track ‘Stare If You Want To’ is another essential party cut. Kicking off with a powerful rhythm and shards of disco, the track is soon enveloped by the rolling, drum-led groove as the old school U.S vocal line is fused with 80s synths and funky guitar licks.
On the B-side remix, Francesca Lombardo takes ‘You’re Not Welcome’ on a deeper trip instilling restraint and delicate rhythms with smokey bass whilst retaining the solid groove of the original. A new signing to Crosstown Rebels, the Hackney based Italian singer and musician has a debut EP coming to CR in July and an album forthcoming next year.
Part of the Nervous Records NY crew Walker & Royce aka Sam Walker and Gavin Royce having been packing a serious punch with an array of scorching remixes for artists such as 33hz, Publicist, Saarid, and SPF 5000, as well as a string of club-ready originals. Like a scene out of Mad Men, Sam and Gavin realised their potential music chemistry while sipping brandy in the offices of Nervous Records. Next thing they knew, they were in the studio together banging out tracks that you can now hear thumping through speakers all over the world. 2012 is set to be a breakthrough year for Sam and Gavin with this massive release and more material ready to drop on OFF and Pets Recordings.
Published: 10th May 2012