PLAYS: 31 DEC
Of BAYNK‘s break into the scene, Noisey says, “the New Zealand kid puts a song up on Soundcloud in early 2015 while traveling around Europe. He loses his laptop, goes surfing for a week and returns to New Zealand and the track is going bonkers. Next he’s on the Laneway Festival line-up and getting emails from music industry people wanting to talk.”
With a structural pop sensibility that sets him on a level of his own, BAYNK‘s releases have earned him early critical praise as well as support from major tastemaker YouTube channels such as Majestic Casual and Chill Nation and hitting #1 on Hype Machine. Known for his sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements, BAYNK has also released notable remixes for gnash’s i hate u, i love u as well as A R I Z O N A’s I Was Wrong.