RACE BANYON EXPLORES CATHARTIC EUPHORIA ON ‘RIDE THIS OUT’

Today, October 22nd, Race Banyon shares ‘Ride This Out’, the b-side of his recently released single ‘Attention’, via EMK – the new electronic music platform launched by Kartel Music Group – Stream ‘Ride This Out’ here. 

‘Ride This Out’, sees Race Banyon exploring cathartic euphoria and ‘crying on the dance floor’ emotional and soothing textures, representing his “longing for the club and human connection.” It’s the perfect flip side to the uplifting Chicago House-influenced ‘Attention’, whose energy, sprinkling pensive synth lines and club-ready banger qualities have been praised by Faze Magazine, Dummy and This Song Is Sick.

‘Ride This Out’ and ‘Attention’ follow on from the release of ‘EP 2, a perfectly balanced body of work, singles including high tempo ‘Back & Forth‘, the London In Stereo and Indie London-approved ‘Pressure Off’ and deep house R&B-tinged cut ‘We Need It’.featuring late-night cinematic synths, tech-house club constructions and propulsive beats, While his previous releases,  including the single ‘Move With Us’ – taken from EP 1, saw support from the likes of Clash, which praised his “experimental take on melody and structure” to the work of Jon Hopkins and James Holden.

Under his Race Banyon alias, Johnston has already garnered the attention of every music platform that count; his collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Dahi for Red Bull Sound Select has seen support from the likes of Complex, Dummy, The Fader, Hypebeast and Stereogum, with Red Bull calling him “New Zealand’s next big thing”. While his “tastefully minimalist production,” as defined by Dummy has led to him sharing stages with the likes of Jamie XX, Rustie and Kaytranada, to name a few.

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 – Johnston was only 14 when started making music as Race Banyon – a project which he describes as “production focused and dance oriented”.

Race Banyon’s ‘Ride This Out’ is out now, stream it here.