Posts Tagged ‘EXROYALE’

May 7, 2015
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Portland electropop artist EXROYALE has swept me off my feet many times over, both on his own original offerings and as a producer on other acts’ music. Today, he has my heart pumping fast again with a passionate and racy new song named Don’t Stop (Playing With My Heart). The summery retro synthpop song carries Michael Jackson evoking flushed vocals, blended with Twin Shadow’s epic synthpop vibes, and sprinkled with the punchy bounce from Coleman Hell’s recent tunes. Throw in a touch of Grimes like pulsing whimsicality and some sugary bubbles from Passion Pit, and we have a mesmerizing, vibrant treat.

December 29, 2014
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I HEART MOOSIQ PREMIERE:

Not very long ago, a new artist out of Portland named Áine Aura enraptured me with her debut song Uncover, a stunningly bewitching electropop track produced by EXROYALE. San Francisco Bay producer Mountain Of Youth has remixed the fiery and fierce tune, transforming it into a thoroughly entrancing deep house track. There’s an added sense of engrossing rawness to the track’s lustful and desirous ambiance despite a floaty, feathery chillness. The remix courses with melodic lushness, opulent bass, and a mesmerizing rhythm, some of which evoke British producer Maya Jane Cole’s vocal imbued songs. MOY’s dark remix is a compelling and spellbinding treat, perfect for closing out the year and ringing in a new one. Check out Áine Aura’s original below, too, as it’s a sin to miss it.

November 13, 2014
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Rising out of the flood of new female electropop artists to grace our ears these days comes Áine Aura. She bursts on to the scene with a stellar debut song, Uncover, produced by fellow Portland artist EXROYALE. Uncover is a fiery, intense song, sultry and assertive. There’s an obvious comparison to be made with BANKS here, but Áine Aura’s amazing voice is less the smoky, shadowy kind, more the Florence Welch or Lizzy Plapinger, full blast and radiant type. Uncover is a stunning debut, and I’m incredibly excited about this new artist. EXROYALE also turned in a jaw dropping job on the production.

November 13, 2014
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Rising out of the flood of new female electropop artists to grace our ears these days comes Áine Aura. She bursts on to the scene with a stellar debut song, Uncover, produced by fellow Portland artist EXROYALE. Uncover is a fiery, intense song, sultry and assertive. There’s an obvious comparison to be made with BANKS here, but Áine Aura’s amazing voice is less the smoky, shadowy kind, more the Florence Welch or Lizzy Plapinger, full blast and radiant type. Uncover is a stunning debut, and I’m incredibly excited about this new artist. EXROYALE also turned in a jaw dropping job on the production.

September 19, 2014
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Portland electropop artist EXROYALE returns with Stuck In My Head, a seductive, R&B flavored jam that carries such swooning falsettos and a catchy, honeyed melody. It’s like some less guitar heavy and intense Ben Khan, blended with some Shy Girls and Miguel. Stuck In My Head is the most simmering, moody track yet out of three from the musician and producer. Revisit more airy and bright prior songs Without It and Give It Up below.

September 19, 2014
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Portland electropop artist EXROYALE returns with Stuck In My Head, a seductive, R&B flavored jam that carries such swooning falsettos and a catchy, honeyed melody. It’s like some less guitar heavy and intense Ben Khan, blended with some Shy Girls and Miguel. Stuck In My Head is the most simmering, moody track yet out of three from the musician and producer. Revisit more airy and bright prior songs Without It and Give It Up below.

July 21, 2014
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I’ve already shared a couple stellar tracks with you that came out of a retreat organized by Red Brick Songs, which brought together various artists for a brilliant music crafting experience in Toronto. Those songs are slowly being unveiled, one by one, and will come together to form The Red Album. In the past month, we’ve heard Tunnels, by Erin Fein & Ryne Estwing, as well as Drifting, by Nate Eisland, each one worked on by a bevy of talented musicians on the writing, production, and performance sides of each song. Today, I give you the soulful, dark growler of a treat One Time, a collaboration between Florida’s JMR, Portland’s EXROYALE, and Ryne Estwing of ON AN ON. It’s a potent, simmering slinker that brings to mind Jai Wolf or Ben Khan, with some SOHN or Chet Faker like, haunting R&B vocals. 

July 21, 2014
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I’ve already shared a couple stellar tracks with you that came out of a retreat organized by Red Brick Songs, which brought together various artists for a brilliant music crafting experience in Toronto. Those songs are slowly being unveiled, one by one, and will come together to form The Red Album. In the past month, we’ve heard Tunnels, by Erin Fein & Ryne Estwing, as well as Drifting, by Nate Eisland, each one worked on by a bevy of talented musicians on the writing, production, and performance sides of each song. Today, I give you the soulful, dark growler of a treat One Time, a collaboration between Florida’s JMR, Portland’s EXROYALE, and Ryne Estwing of ON AN ON. It’s a potent, simmering slinker that brings to mind Jai Wolf or Ben Khan, with some SOHN or Chet Faker like, haunting R&B vocals. 

June 23, 2014
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It’s been over half a year since EXROYALE tore into the indie scene with their excellent debut single Give It Up. They’re finally back with their second ever track, titled Without It, and it proves the potency we heard in Give It Up wasn’t a mislead. The Portland act is mesmerizing on the synthpop gem with its R&B flavored vocals and its hint of psychedelia. Check out last year’s Give It Up below. There’s also grooving remix of Give It Up by Ra Ra Riot, who, incidentally, I’m reminded of by EXROYALE’s sound, blended with a touch of Active Child and How To Dress Well.

June 23, 2014
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It’s been over half a year since EXROYALE tore into the indie scene with their excellent debut single Give It Up. They’re finally back with their second ever track, titled Without It, and it proves the potency we heard in Give It Up wasn’t a mislead. The Portland act is mesmerizing on the synthpop gem with its R&B flavored vocals and its hint of psychedelia. Check out last year’s Give It Up below. There’s also grooving remix of Give It Up by Ra Ra Riot, who, incidentally, I’m reminded of by EXROYALE’s sound, blended with a touch of Active Child and How To Dress Well.