A conversation with DJ and Worldtown Co-founder Ben ArsenalMaking of Royals Why "Royals"? My good friend Isaac Jordan came through my studio to check out acapellas. He suggested I check out this song by a singer named Lorde and it went from there. What inspired the mix? I wanted to make something funky and groovy— that hit hard as a late night beat. What influences are we hearing? Sexy, deep house meets the Worldtown sound, which is always a mix of global, funky rhythms.

 

Groove to Ben's remix of Royals below: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133738119" params="color=00cc11&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

(Photos by Clarissa)