An emerging rapper from Sydney's Northern Beaches, Lanstan has already accumulated more than 2.5 million streams of his music to date since he arrived on the scene in 2017.
Once again teaming with his long-time collaborator Miles Marmalade, Lanstan has released his new EP titled 'Vision' featuring cuts from Talakai and Ollie Roland, and will appeal to fans of Kuren, Phi11a and Trippie Redd.
"The 'Vision' EP is me sharing my goals and ambitions as well as my fears and insecurities," Lanstan says.
"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."
Here, Lanstan shares 10 tracks that inspired him during the making of the 'Vision' EP.
The Kid Laroi - 'Maybe'
The Kid Laroi has released non-stop smash hits since he broke onto the scene, but for me the raw, emotional power of the vocals on 'Maybe' make this the very best track of them all to me.
Juice Wrld - 'Maze'
Juice Wrld's punch-in style of recording allows him to give so much emotion to the delivery of every word in every line. This was a big influence in how I shaped my recording process for the EP.
Roddy Ricch - 'High Fashion'
I couldn't stop listening to this song all year. Roddy's songwriting is just something else.
Roddy Ricch - 'Bacc Seat'
I had to put another Roddy song in here. His sound and style are so amazing to me, and really influenced the way I deliver a lot of vocals especially in songs like 'Script'.
Lil Tecca - 'Out Of Love'
Tecca's vocals sounded so crisp in this song that I had to track down his mixing engineer and work with him. Joseph Colmenero mixed 'Glow' and mastered over half the project.
There's not many artists on Denzel's level in terms of hype or lyricism, and I think he would've played a role in influencing me to write a song like 'Poltergeist'.
Denzel Curry - 'Sumo'
Don Toliver - 'No Idea'
This is another track I couldn't take off repeat all of 2020. I feel like you have to listen to the 'slowed and reverb' version to really take in the immaculate precision of this song.
Swae Lee - 'Red Wine'
This is one of my favourite songs of all time and it often plays in the back of my mind during the day. Swae Lee's melodies have really helped shape me into the artist I am today.
Mick Jenkins - 'Understood'
While much of the EP is influenced by melodic trap artists, Mick Jenkins' lyricism and emotional delivery in this song were a big influence on me during the creative process of making the project.
Isaiah Rashad - 'Modest'
Isaiah Rashad floats within the beautiful instrumental on this track, and the reflective tone coupled with the pride in his lyrics strike a similar tone to 'Vision'.