Banksia is fast cementing himself as one to watch. With a run of new releases and remixes scheduled over the coming months, it won’t be long until he becomes a name that sits in unison with some of the scene’s biggest players. 

‘It’s Been Done’ featuring breakthrough underground artist Self Tape sets a high standard with its adept rolling beats, low slung brooding bassline and vocal chops. The track sits effortlessly between underground  through to the perfect afterparty and festival vibe. Deep enough to attract the attention of the House community whilst lifting with an effortless energy this single is the ideal introduction to Banksia.

Relatively unassuming but incredibly talented and driven, his unique sound has been taking shape over recent years. With hundreds of thousands of streams on his remix of Australian duo Lastlings the industry has been quietly poised as his sound has continued to make a lasting impression.

Banksia comments “I love that my music is already reaching worldwide audiences, and with my latest release I’m seeing more people than ever connecting with my sound. This collaboration with Self Tape is really just the beginning as we both have so much incredible new music to share.”

Recently added to the Bottle Rock Festival line up in the Napa Valley stateside his name has been positioning on events nationwide. Featuring alongside leading players from Black Coffee, Disclosure, Moodymann, Peggy Gou, Tale Of Us, and Rufus Du Sol his trademark sound is already finding favour with the main promoters looking for cutting edge talent. 

Landing his latest single on Electric Mode which is hailed as a forward thinking British imprint, we expect his ascension to continue and his name become synonyms with consistent quality output. The independent label has landed multiple number one chart positions whilst actively celebrating underground hits. EM as it’s heartily known, has become a hotbed for signing new talent before licensing songs onto larger labels with commercial success.

This stalwart label is heavily championed by top DJ’s from House to Techno world alike, including Masters At Work, Guy Gerber, Soul Central, Nic Fanciulli, Cevin Fisher, Paco Osuna, Basement Jaxx, Joey Negro, Opolopo, Louie Vega, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Matador, Marco Carolla, Adam Beyer, PanPot, Richie Hawtin, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Huntemann to name a few. Consistently achieving a string of plays on BBC Radio 1 shows the brand is a veritable sleeping giant ready to awaken over 2022.

Born in Manchester, raised in Zambia, musically schooled in Sydney and now based in California. Banksia has used his numerous international influences to develop an iconic sound that fluidly transcends barriers. This is reflected on his release ‘It’s Been Done’ featuring Self Tape. The track is a solid Deep House groover that’s bound to be a firm fixture in DJ boxes throughout the year.

Banksia feat. Self Tape – “It’s Been Done” Released June 17th  on Electric Mode. Traxsource exclusive June 3rd

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About Electric Mode

Starting life as an online portal connecting the electronic music community, the brand achieved multiple industry accolades before forming a digital label. Sister label dedicated to vinyl only releases Electric Shrine has continued to deliver chart topping tracks with limited edition presses for leftfield music lovers. 

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About Banksia

Undefined by genres, and more about the energy of each piece of music and art, the Banksia name drives a distinct and polished finesse. Born in Manchester, yet raised in Zambia his early influences shine throughout his productions. Now residing in the heart of San Francisco, a true electronic hub, this breakthrough artist and DJ has truly found his core. Recognised for delivering an artistic journey from studio to the stage, he actively embraces the underground whilst fluidly translating to broad crossover appeal.

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About Self Tape

Attention surrounding Self Tape has been on the rise since the release of ‘Feel Me’ back in February 2021. The likes of Eton Messy (UK), triple j (AU), Triple J Unearthed (AU), FBi Radio (AU), Resident Advisor (AU), Futuremag Music (AU) and more have been avid backers of both the Self Tape project and EP. Extensive support from Australian radio both commercial and community has garnered multiple spins on Friday Night Shuffle and Triple J. Off the back of this sophomore EP, Self Tape signed to Eton Messy and has a 2-track slated for a UK release in March. There’s no limit to the excitement surrounding Self Tape positioned as one of Australia’s rising house producers. 

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