Origin: United States
“Walker & Royce” started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID’s “Future Lately,” on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP “You’re Not Welcome” and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.
Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: “Connected.” The song became a mainstay in Solomun’s performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their EP on Moda Black entitled “Sister” was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and the chart toping remix of Baunz’ “Out the Window” on Pets Recordings as well as their “ Peep This Cat” EP and “3 4 Shake It” alongside Will Calrke on Green Velvet’s legendary Relief Records garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. The duo recently joined the ranks on Claude Vonstroke’s seminal Dirtybird Records with the release of 2016’s “Boy” EP and “Hit Dem Draws” and the fall of 2017 will see the release of their debut artist album entitled Self Help. The initial single offerings of “Take Me To Your Leader” feat. Dances With White Girls and “Rub Anotha Dub” feat. Green Velvet proved to be smash hits, both ascending into the top 10 in Beatports overall top 100.
Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce’s music in many of the top DJ’s from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon Cityand Eats Everything to Loco Dice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads….