[Forthcoming Release] The newest release on Crosstown Rebels is nothing short of the usual sinfully seductive dark anthem emblematic to their label’s essence. Part of the Nervous Records NY crew Walker & Royce, aka Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, are sure to make waves this 2012 with tracks as entrancing as these.

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. 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. (Soundcloud)


Artist: Walker & Royce
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Catalog: CRM096
Release Date: 12″ May 28 / Digital June 11