Race Banyon ‘we need it’ : A desire to create songs that were a little darker and hit a bit harder.

Race Banyon

‘we need it’ is the follow up to ‘Move With Us’ and EP 1, which saw support from the likes of Clash Magazine and DMC World.

Initially born as a deep acid-influenced house cut so he could play during his DJ sets, ‘we need it’ ended up being a more pop affair. Somewhere “in that venn diagram where I’ve always wanted Race Banyon to be,” he explained.

Talking about the EP: “Most of the tracks were inspired by personal frustration and creative block. A desire to create songs that were a little darker and hit a bit harder… and as always, by a desire to get out and dance”.

Cultivating a cult following online for the atmospheric pop songs he creates as Lontalius, which opened the doors to a collaboration with Ryan Hemsworth and prompt AnOther Magazine to list him their ‘New Zealand’s New Musical Revolution’ feature.

New Zealand electronic producer Race Banyon (Eddie Johnston) returns triumphant.

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