‘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.