Sydney-based mystery outfit ROYBOY have released another charged hip-hop track in the form of ‘oursound’.
The single, which arrived on streaming services today (December 11), marks their fifth release this year.
Like their previous tracks, it’s an edgy hip-hop jam with snappy bars and glitchy production. The vocals dance between muffled, warped and crystal clear, reminiscent of Brockhampton‘s sonic style.
Listen to the song below:
There’s little known about the mystery hip-hop act. They refer to themselves in plural, but give nothing away about how many people are in the group, or what their identities are.
They launched the project in March this year, with their first single ‘Mamba’ getting a spin on triple j Unearthed. However, it was after winning triple j Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup competition that they really gained traction.
Their winning song was ‘switchUP’, which incorporated a Tame Impala bassline, G Flip drum sample, synths from Flume and warped Amy Shark vocals. Speaking of the track in a press statement, Unearthed’s music director Dave Ruby Howe said “ROYBOY’s entry for this comp won us over by really nailing the mission statement of the DIY Supergroup”.
“They’ve used elements from some of Australia’s biggest names but done it in a way that feels wholly their own and the end result is a destructive alley oop of a track.”
Following the win, ROYBOY released their energetic hip-hop track ‘Bread’, before dropping ‘Calamari’ in October.