- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Royalty, De De, James Mason, Joakim, Ajello and more.
Checsa is one half of hotly tipped East London duo Royalty. The duo burst onto the scene in February 2011 with their self titled debut receiving strong support at radio from BBC Radio One DJs Rob Da Bank and Benji B. Their track Heat Ray was also featured in Gilles Peterson’s All Winners show in April. The EP garnered DJ support from Floating Points, Joy Orbison, Funkineven, Alex Nut, etc etc, and was featured across taste-maker press such as Dazed, Dummy and Platform. After a packed out session at Boiler Room, regular appearances at Dalston Superstore and some memorable times on the European festival circuit, the pair took time out to hone and tighten the 80s inspired modern boogie-funk that defined their first EP and push their sound towards something more powerful, confident and personal. They followed it up with muscular sophomore EP called ‘Purple Nights’. eating a storming 1980s NYC flavoured house remix by Berlin-based Detroiter Jimmy Edgar.