Boston's Wednesday night was quite busy at local hotspot Bijou for their headliner, Sonny Fodera. However, it wasn't Sonny that stole the show that night. Instead, the powerfully enthralling duo known as Walker & Royce brought heat to the dancefloor, revealing why these artists are flourishing now more than ever.
Originating from NYC, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, have made quite a name for themselves with their deep tech sound. Their first release was a remix of SAARID's'Future Lately', which caught the attention of Crosstown Rebels head Damian Lazarus, who released their You're Not Welcome EP and was their first foray into the spotlight. They quickly followed that with quality releases on Resonance, Moda Black, Club Sweat and a standout last year on Pets Recordings. Aside from having an affinity for generating great productions, Walker & Royce stand out from the mass crowd of deep house artists and continue to push the sound into the future.
Their amazing ability create a vibrant and groovy atmosphere on the dance floor is truly remarkable and got the stick outta my ass last night. Standing still does not exist easily while those two are behind the decks. A duo guaranteed to get the party started, Walker & Royce embody the very essence of the current NYC sound, but with a strong imprint of style and groove!
Magnetic Magazine got a chance to have a brief chat with them before they rocked the decks last night:
How has this year been for you thus far?
Great!!!! We seem to be off on the right foot so far...
What was your experience at CRSSD Festival like? How was your crowd?
CRRSD was really amazing! We are newer to these types of festivals, they seem to really be a West Coast thing. We are so used to playing at night in clubs, so its interesting to see how the crowds are reacting and what they are reacting to. It was also really cool that people came early to see us specifically.
What other cities are you visiting on your tour?
We have a few weeks off for studio time then we are heading back on the road for dates in North America. Also we are going to be back to the UK and Europe for a bit as well this spring and summer.
How was your remix of Aaron Snape been received?
Really well as far as crowd reactions. There's also a ton of DJs playing it, we are always happy about that!
What was the most memorable moment for you guys last year?
That would have to be the reactions and support of our '12 Stories' remix. So many DJs playing it and then the icing on the cake was Eats Everything calling it his favorite club track of the year.
These guys are fast on the rise and represent everything that dance music should be. A step in the future, but also paying homage to the timeless nature of past. Look out for new music and more tour dates coming soon.