Sydney-based, classically trained, DJ / producer Dylan Martin (middle name “Royalston”) has been listening to Drum + Bass since ’93, producing for 12 years and DJ-ing for about 10. A man of many talents, Royalston is also an illustrator / designer and first got into music production when he was making a soundtrack to a 3D animation. His music is characterized by a raw, analogue sound with a techy edge, (thanks to plenty of hardware like his favourite Korg MS-20), and he has released on labels such as Bad Taste and Black Acre before signing exclusively to Med School in 2012.
A future star in the making, Royalston started producing on Rebirth, (Propellerheads’ pre-cursor to Reason), along with an old groovebox called a Yamaha RM1X and is now a hardened Ableton addict. Wanting to learn more, Royalston studied piano and composition, taught by a film composer who had worked at CBS throughout the 70s and arranged & orchestrated many classic disco tunes. After a short stint at music school (“Japanese Bones” by the band MA, which Royalston remixed on his “Cerulean Blue” EP, is written by one of his teachers from there!) Royalston has gone on to write music for documentaries, educational programs, video artists and a few TV commercials.
Royalston cut his teeth on Med School with “The Test” – a track which appeared on “New Blood 010″ and remains one of his favourite tunes to date. He swiftly followed this up with his first vinyl release, the vitriolic “Glitchbitch”, dedicated to his ex girlfriend, on “More Blood 010″.
Royalston wowed us with a release on Bad Taste and a super sharp remix of Art vs Science – “Magic Fountain”, which started life as a bootleg, was made legit and subsequently received heavy support from across the board. In November 2011, Royalston was back with more musical mayhem in the form of his exceptional, four-track “Cerulean Blue” EP. Royalston delivered his incredible “OCD” LP in 2014, an album showcasing his obsessive attention to detail and talent for percussive organisation.