Born in New Zealand, Jock Nowell-Usticke, a.k.a Banyk, has gone on the offensive since last year. His downbeat, deep house, tropical vibes have gotten him more than 2 million plays. Two of which were released via Ivory Oasis have charted in the Top 10 New Zealand's Spotify playlist. After losing his laptop filled with project files sometime ago, his first track "Sundae" that he released circulated online unbeknownst to him, which led him to getting a slot at the legendary Laneway Festival. And rightly so. His recent release, "What You Need," featuring the NZ singer/songwriter Nika, spurs a vivid imagination of a laid-back setting, capturing a fleeing moment of bliss and enchantment. "Find You," on the other hand, leans on a more groovy rhythm, showing how versatile and diverse Banyk's tracks can be. Just wait till you see him blow up this year.
For those who are in NZ, make sure to go see his performance at WOMAD this coming March. In addition, his new EP will be coming soon, so keep your eyes open.