Since 2017, Lanstan has cemented himself as one of the crucial voices in Australian hip hop, offering introspective songwriting from the perspective of a young man striving for success. Today he releases his sophomore EP Vision.
One of Lanstan’s main goals is to help elevate the hip-hop scene on the Northern beaches and connect with the youth. It’s a mission that was forged on his acclaimed releases ‘Dream State’ (produced by Kuren) and ‘Go To Sleep’ on his debut EP ‘Dreams’.
As shown by his 2019 singles ‘Blueprint’ and ‘Trophy’, Lanstan wrote the songs on the new EP with the intention of being able to perform them with maximum energy.
As Lanstan further explains, “Vision is me sharing my goals and ambitions as well as my fears and insecurities. It’s my most direct and vulnerable explanation of my Vision as an artist. I wanted every song to strike a different tone but all surround the same theme. It’s very important to me that by the end of the project, you know me better as an artist. Whether I’m singing, rapping or shouting, there’s something for every fan of hip-hop music on there.”
The Vision EP was crafted in collaboration with Max Muller (Muller Made), Tom Garnett, Joseph Colmenero, Ollie Roland, Steven Petridis (Espa) and recording engineer Daniel Natoli.
“This EP has been a long time in the making and has been some of the best times of my life (even with the pandemic situation). With the help of an amazing team around me I have smashed some of my biggest goals in music and continued in an upward trajectory. Reuniting with Miles for this project was a very special moment too. Although we have been making music together non-stop for years, we have been focussing on releasing our solo music and backlogging our content together.
A lot of our followers have been begging us to drop some music together and I’m honoured that we got to do that on my project. I made sure to spare absolutely no expense on this project and spent months fixing up tiny details in the mixes as well as meticulously planning the tone I wanted to strike for the project. This EP is very special to me and I hope it will find a place in the history of Australian hip-hop music.”
‘Trophy’ carefully builds momentum, with its nuanced hip hop production supported by a delicate flute and lilting guitars.”
“Though each of his tracks differ in their vibe, the undeniable raw talent, power, and rapid-fire lyricism that Lanstan possesses is on full display at every turn.”
“Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, 21 year old Lanstan is one of Australian hip-hop’s brightest up and comers.”
Good Call Live
“The melodies in this are hard to deny, it feels bold without being too egotistical…”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Blueprint’, 2020)
“Lanstan has continued to build his brand and loyal following through conceptually immersive projects.”
Black of Hearts
EP: ‘Vision’ is released Friday February 19th 2021