by the partae
Sydney hip hop artist Lanstan debuts new single, ‘Trophy’

Where are you currently based?

I’m from Sydney’s Northern Beaches! I have lived here my whole life.

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been?

My Covid experience was confusing and frustrating at times as I’m sure it has been for most people but I was also very blessed that my girlfriend moved in with me just before it all went crazy. We got a lot of time to hang out, relax and get a lot of song writing done.

How did you first start playing music?

I started playing piano in primary school. After a few years, I stopped and then ultimately picked up guitar instead. In high school my mates and I used to steal the guitars from the music room and jam in the park across the road. That was where I really found my passion for music.

Your new single ‘Trophy’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

My song writing never really feels influenced by anyone as I usually let my mind go blank and just see what comes out. The melodies that my vocals found were mostly just me dancing with the instrumental and the lyrics came from somewhere deep in my subconscious. The project I’m currently working on focusses on themes of ambition, hunger and pride, so to me Trophy feels like the track that best embodies the project as a whole.

How did you go about writing Trophy?

I had spent the last couple of weeks writing, recording, sending emails, finalising features and filming videos when I woke up to the realisation that I was finally at the point in my career that I had been dreaming of. I finally have business to attend to at all times and people who are waiting to hear what I create. This song was me allowing myself to be proud of that while still being aware of how much work I still have to do.

Where and when did you record/produce and who did you work with?

I recorded this track with Espa at his studio in Five Dock. My homie Ollie Roland mixed it for me in one massive 10 hour session. I drove to his house at 8pm and told him I needed this track to be perfect. I ended up driving home at 6am in the morning feeling very accomplished but mostly exhausted.

Where can we listen/buy?

Trophy is on every major streaming service! If you wanted to buy the song on Itunes or whatever people do these days that would be great too! The best way to support me is by joining up as a member on my website

What do you like to do away from music?

Not much. If I’m not listening to or creating music, I’m sorting things out on the business end.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Recently, I’ve been loving watching The Kid Laroi’s run unfold. His album was as good as I could’ve hoped for and has already made a massive shift in the way Australian hip-hop is perceived.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?

Just to keep dropping music! I spent the first half of the year organising a massive run for the back end. Now I’m working to make sure there’s a new song out every few weeks.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Bacon Egg Roll! I just have to try and not eat one every day. My favourite place to hang out is the studio. When the vibes are good in there, nothing beats it.



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1 comment

Josh October 9, 2020 - 8:02 pm

Awesome! Great to see such talent coming out of aus 🔥🔥🔥


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