"New York City’s Sam Walker & Gavin Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011— but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it’s official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker— not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes."
-Bruce Tantum: Editor, XLR8R
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 an Ibiza anthem: "Connected". The song became a mainstay in Solomun's performances and that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce's music from the world's top DJs: From Sasha to Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Locodice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads....
"For me, this is the biggest record in night clubs at the moment."
- Eats Everything, on the Walker & Royce remix of Digitaria's "Bright Lights"
"Since releasing their 2014 single “Sister,” dubbed an Essential New Tune by none other than BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, they’ve reached another level of renown."
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