London's newest boy-girl duo Royalty making epic synthy beats with a Korg PolySix, blend catchy old school 80s-influenced sounds with trip hop rhythms and futuristic synths. As the first release on upcoming label (and party-throwers) Five-Easy Pieces, their new self-titled EP is out now, where their launch party saw support from Onra, AD Bourke, Eglo's ARP 101 and Katzuma. Dazed catch up with the eclectic duo before they're set to play Gottwood Festival this summer with an exclusive mix for us downloadable here.
...your special trait?
We are a man and a woman producing music together.
...your worst vice?
It's so bad we can't tell anyone.
…the story behind your name?
We watched a movie about Basquiat, the same day we made a beat and named it "royalty" inspired by that idea of royalty. A tramp that made millions. 'Cause that's what we are and that's what we want.
... your favourite sound?
We just got a Korg Poly Six. She is our favorite sound today.
...your worst fashion secret?
We wear each other's clothes.
...your favourite website?
... good for breakfast?
Depends what part of the world we are. Usually tea if we're sober or a lot of food if we hangover.
...at the top of your shit list?
Biters that tell other producers not to bite. And this woman that comes to chill by the pool at the gym, just to eat clementines.
...are you listening to now?
How would you describe your work?
New Boogie Fun.
Royalty - Royalty EP is out this February 28th available at Bleep and catch them at Gottwood Festival, 30th June - 3rd July 2011