There’s something special happening in the music scene within the DMV, one would not have to look any further to find that something exceptional than Canadian-born, Maryland-raised EDM producer/singer, Imad El-Amine, better known by his stage name, ROYAL. I stumbled upon his synth-laden music much by accident and was instantly hooked. With a knack for catchy hooks and a clean production style that’s right from the future, ROYAL will definitely be a name you want to become familiar with. His newest project, Cycles EP, released back in January, will grab you with its bravado and keep you enthralled with his airy almost Bon Iver like delivery. A win-win for music lovers.