Posts Tagged ‘Royal’

February 20, 2017
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Imad Royal, the D.C. talent we’ve been praising since he went by the name of Royal early on, just released his must listen EP, Everything Happens, and it’s just about everything we’d wished for, a flawless urban pop and electronica amalgam that enraptures across five splendid tunes. Today we visit opening track M.I.A. together, and it’s such a swaggy popping ballad brimming with heartfelt endearment. You can also stream Everything Happens in full on Soundcloud.

June 29, 2016
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Washington, D.C.’s Imad Royal, fka Royal, flexes his mad genius and creative talent on a new tune named Bad 4 U, and it’s as innovative and fresh a tune as I’ve encountered all year. Doo wop meets hip hop and pop meets the 60′s on the brass frisky, candy coated delight. Bad 4 U has been getting a lot of attention on Imad Royal’s mini tour with Skizzy Mars, and now that we all get to listen to it, it’s rampantly obvious why. This is one sweetly honeyed, dapper swooning love song. I’ve got it bad bad bad for Bad 4 U, which is out now on iTunes.

January 9, 2016
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Bay Area’s very own Delamare takes D.C. talent Imad Royal’s Queen Of France for a spin on a jouncing remix. The original is one of my favorites from Imad Royal, formerly known as Royal and one half of hotly buzzing duo SoySauce. Queen Of France’s regal yet emotive beauty goes tropical on Delamare’s take, but this isn’t a chill tropical track to drift away to, not at all. Instead, it’s a wired future tropical rendition full of deliciously jittery beats and crisply restless vibes. Download Delamare’s remix for free off Soundcloud.

November 17, 2015
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If you’re wondering who this Imad Royal is after listening to his vibrantly jolting, firmly jostling, and deeply infectious new song Troubles, I can assure you that you already know this guy. Imad Royal is, in fact, the man who formerly went under the name of simply Royal. He’s, of course, also one half of magnificent production duo SoySauce. Troubles is his first track under the new moniker, and it’s a mighty fine fusion of hip hop, electronic, and pop. Download Troubles on iTunes.

August 6, 2015
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This is obviously a must share new jam of the day. DC duo SoySauce (SoyBoy and Royal) combine their production skills with those of Missouri based producer Saturn on a behemoth future trap track named Gravity Waves. On vocal duties is a newcomer named Charlie Kim, who delivers buttery vocals over the song’s booming beats, sparkling chimes, swelling strings, and majestic build ups. This one’s fire, kids, pure fire. And it’s a free download, here.

July 23, 2015
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In case you missed the important memo yesterday, Washington, D.C. producer Royal dropped a new Cycles Remix EP on iTunes, and the record includes some spectacular remixes by the likes of Lazerdisk x Dream Beach, Catt Moop, Jai Wolf, and Hotel Garuda. While I’ve already shared Jai Wolf’s remix of Passenger, we can’t let this hot remix by Hotel Garuda slide. It would be a travesty. Candle Weather and Manila Killa smooths out Royal’s Passenger, giving it a chill and melodic deep house meets future bass makeover that sublimely hypnotizes in a beautiful, luxuriant, and dreamy manner. 

July 22, 2015
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This killer remix brings together two acts I’m certainly quite fond of in the scene right now. D.C. producer (and one half of SoySauce) Royal enlisted red hot, meteorically rising NYC talent Jai Wolf for a remix of his song Passenger. The end result is an opulent and rich dazzler steeped in futuristic vibes and frantic, trembling vibrancy. The remix entrances in a dreamy yet vigorous fashion, shimmering a playful, ethereal fizziness. The Jai Wolf remix is but one of a few phenomenal tracks on Royal’s new Cycles Remix EP, out on iTunes now. 

July 16, 2015
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When D.C. talent Royal isn’t busy producing for other artists, or dropping hot tracks as one half of SoySauce, he’s unleashing killer solo tunes. Lest you forget that, as it’s been some months since his last original, Royal is here today with a new tune, a taste off an album he’s been surreptitiously working on. Queen Of France is regal indeed, but it’s also soft and honeyed, sentimental and melodic, like a heavier, intensified combo of Jon Bellion and Mikky Ekko. The trappy electronic pop song is immediately arresting. There’s no escaping its softly booming bass and Royal’s smooth vocals. 

July 2, 2015
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Denver’s Illenium never fails to thrill and captivate me with his atmospheric brand of melodic dubstep music. This never rings more true than on his new emotionally charged remix of veteran producer Kill Paris’ Operate, which features D.C. producer and vocalist Royal (who’s one half of SoySauce, too, if you didn’t know). Illenium’s official remix simmers gorgeously in a mellifluously expansive manner, melting and swooning with its exquisite swells and resounding bass. I literally feel my heart dilating along with Illenium’s undulating soundscape and monumental spaciousness. Ever talented Illenium will be performing at various festivals soon, including Global Dance Festival, Das Energi, Dancefestopia, and Imagine Music Festival. Download the remix for free, here.

May 19, 2015
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Earlier today, SoySauce, the electronic duo from Washington, D.C. made up of producers Royal and SoyBoy, dropped their killer new EP, Lunch Money. Not only is the four track future bass release pure fire, but the release, available on iTunes, is a charity effort to raise money for kids who can’t afford school lunches. As if the music itself wasn’t compelling already, the fellas have made this EP even more of a treasure chest. For those who can’t afford their own school lunches, SoySauce has made the EP available for free download, too. While I’ve already featured one of my favorite tracks off the EP, Broken Record, featuring Joni Fatora, let’s turn our attention in this post to song number 3, a sparkling gem named Talking To Myself, featuring husky, riveting guest vocals by New York’s Stalking Gia. Her Phoebe Ryan meets Tove Lo like voice glides effortlessly along with the song’s booming drums and ominous undertone. Don’t forget to head over toe SoySauce’s soundcloud to listen to the full EP.