Anonymous Hip-Hop Act ROYBOY Have Won Triple J’s DIY Supergroup Contest

Back in April, triple j shared a free sample pack featuring samples from some of the country’s biggest names in music – including Flume, Tame Impala, Amy Shark, Tkay Maidza and more. With it, the broadcaster tasked the triple j Unearthed community with making a remix that made use of the samples, with one winner receiving consistent airplay on triple j and triple j Unearthed.

Now, anonymous hip-hop artist ROYBOY has been announced as the winner with their entry ‘switchUP’, which transformed samples from Flume, Tame Impala, G Flip and Amy Shark into an original song that absolutely bangs – listen below.

“As well as slick production and the outrageous personality coming through on the track, ROYBOY’s entry for this comp won us over by really nailing the mission statement of the DIY Supergroup,” commented triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe.

“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.”

The Sydney act ultimately emerged victorious from a shortlist that also included finalists EAST AV3, JEFFE, JIM ALXNDR and Wolfjay. Not much is known about the act, who describe themselves as an “Alt Rnb / Hip Hop crock pot” on their triple j Uneathed page, influenced by BROCKHAMPTON and Jaden.

You can see ROYBOY (anonymously) explain to Unearthed how they made the track here over at the triple j website.

Image: ROYBOY/Instagram


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