Banx & Ranx are a music production duo from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 2014.[1] Members Soké (real name Zacharie Raymond) and KNY Factory (real name Yannick Rastogi)[2] are producers, songwriters and remixers.[3] They are currently signed to Universal Music Canada as partners under their independently owned label 31 East.[4] The duo is best known for their hit single, "Answerphone", which reached number five on the UK Singles Chart on 25 May 2018,[5] as well as their 2022 hit "Flowers Need Rain" featuring Preston Pablo, which became a top-10 hit in Canada.

Banx & Ranx
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresEDM, dancehall, pop
Years active2014–present
LabelsUniversal Music Canada
  • KNY Factory
  • Soké

Banx & Ranx's debut track "Lit" was released in March 2017. It was followed by their second single 'Time Bomb' (featuring Lady Leshurr) in May 2017.[6]

Their work with other artists has included two remixes for Gorillaz,[7] production and co-writing on Sean Paul's "Crick Neck"[8] (featured on the soundtrack to the Usain Bolt documentary I Am Bolt), [9] production on Afrobeats musician Fuse ODG's track "Window Seat"; and production and co-writing credits on Nicky Jam's Fénix (nominated for Album of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards).[10] After their partnership with Universal Music Canada in 2022, they began to produce for the newest generation of Canadian pop talent, including Rêve, Preston Pablo, Zach Zoya, and Sofia Camara. Their pop-EDM track "Headphones" with Rêve peaked at number 49 in Canada, while their mellow house/EDM track "Flowers Need Rain" with Preston Pablo was a Canadian top-10 hit, peaking at number 9. Both songs charted on the Canadian Hot 100 year-end chart for 2022, at numbers 97 and 32, respectively.

They received a Grammy nomination for Sean Paul's album Scorcha and three Juno Award nominations at the Juno Awards of 2023, for Breakthrough Group of the Year, Single of the Year for "Flowers Need Rain", and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year for Rêve's "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and Sean Paul's "Dynamite".[11] They won the award for Breakthrough Group.[12]

Discography edit

Singles edit

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Empire"[15] 2014 Non-album singles
"Lit"[16] 2017
"Time Bomb"
(featuring Lady Leshurr)[17]
(with Ella Eyre featuring Yxng Bane)
2018 5
"Pyro Ting"
(with Rak-Su)[19]
"Hold Me Down"
(with Henry Fong featuring Sophia Ayana & Richie Loop)[20]
(featuring Sean Paul)[21]
"Drunk and I Miss You" (Remix)
(with KIDDO featuring Decco)[22]
(featuring Olivia Holt & ZieZie)[23]
(with Ella Eyre featuring Kiana Ledé)[24]
"The Reason Why"
(with JP Cooper & Stefflon Don)[25]
"Traffic Jam"
(with Kojo Funds)
(with Rêve or with Rêve and Tommy Genesis)[26]
2022 49
"Flowers Need Rain"
(with Preston Pablo)
  • MC: 4× Platinum[28]
Dance Alone
(with JP Cooper)[29]
Non-album singles
(with Demarco and Konshens)
"The Birds"
(featuring Zach Zoya)[30]
"After Party (Just Dance)"
(featuring Zach Zoya)[31]
"James Bond"
(with Jujuboy)[32]
"Dirty Dance"
(with Stylo G)[33]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Songwriting and production credits edit

Track Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with: Produced with:
"Think Positive"[34] 2015 Sizzla Non-album single Producer None
"Kiss Me" Olly Murs Never Been Better Co-writer/Producer Oliver Murs, Steve Robson, Gary Derussy, Lindy Robbins, Jacob Taio Cruz Steve Robson
"Crick Neck" 2016 Sean Paul, Chi Ching Ching Non-album singles Sean Henriques, Jordan McClure, David Hayle, Radion Beckford Jordan McClure, David Hayle
"Sex 4 Breakfast"[35] 2017 KStewart Katherine Stewart, David Stewart, Adam Baptiste, Ayak Thiik None
"Duele"[36] Alx Veliz TBA Max Bernard, Hubert Tremblay
"Uh La La"[37] Xantos Non-album singles TBC
"Window Seat"[38] Fuse ODG Richard Abiona, Philip Meckseper Jr. Blender
"I Can't Forget You"[39] Nicky Jam Fénix TBC None
"No Te Puedo Olvidar"[40]
"Slow Motion"[citation needed] Kevin Lyttle Non-album single Producer
"OMW"[citation needed] 2018 Lady Leshurr TBA
"Mad Love" Sean Paul, David Guetta, Becky G Mad Love the Prequel David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Jack Patterson, Jason Henriques, 1st Klase
"Black Madonna"[41] Lady Leshurr, Mr Eazi TBA Co-writer/Producer Melesha O'Garro, Oluwatosin Ajibade None
"Kiss and Make Up" Dua Lipa, Blackpink Dua Lipa: The
Complete Edition
Dua Lipa, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Chelcee Grimes, Marc Vincent
"Naked Truth"[42] Sean Paul, Jhené Aiko Mad Love the Prequel Obi Ebele, Uche Ebele, Sean Henriques, Malcolm Olangundoye, Taylor Parks, Priscilla Renea Da Beat Freakz
"Bad Love"[42] Sean Paul, Ellie Goulding Obi Ebele, Uche Ebele, Sean Henriques, Malcolm Olangundoye, Asia Whiteacre, Carla Williams
"Jump On It"[42] Sean Paul Producer Julian Bunetta, Teddy Geiger
"Cause Trouble"[citation needed] Chi Ching Ching Turning Tables None
"I Want You to Freak" Rak-Su TBA Rykeyz
"Purpose"[43] Jonas Blue, Era Istrefi Blue Co-writer/Producer Grace Barker, Era Istrefi, Guy James Robin, Alex Smith Jonas Blue
"Shot & Wine"[44] 2019 Sean Paul, Stefflon Don TBA Stephanie Allen, Nija Charles, Sean Henriques, Shakka Phillip ADP, Shakka
"Thunder"[45] Rak-Su Rome – EP Ashley Fongho, Alastair O'Donnell, Edwin Serrano, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson None
"Airplane Mode"[46] Nadia Rose TBA Nadia Rose, Marlon Roudette Marlon Roudette
"Mama"[47] Ella Eyre, Kiana Ledé Kiana Ledé, Ella McMahon, Dayo Olatunji, Shakka Phillips None
"Too Bad Bad"[48] Shakka, Mr Eazi Oluwatosin Ajibade, Shakka Phillip
"Condo"[49] Afro B, T-Pain Afrowave 3 Co-writer/Producer1 Afro B, Glen Patnelli, Gabriel Wood, T-Pain Team Salut
"On m'a dit"[50] 2020 Benny Adam La Barquetterie SS2 Producer Benny Adam Benny Adam
"Calling On Me"[51] Sean Paul, Tove Lo TBA Co-writer/Producer Nija Charles, Sean Paul Henriques, Shakka Phillip None
"L.O.V.(e)."[52] Ella Eyre Quarter Life Crisis Ella McMahon, Francicsa Hall, Jesse Shatkin Jesse Shatkin
"Dreams"[53] Ella Eyre, Yxng Bane Daya Olatunji, Ella McMahon, Nat Dunn None
"Sans Lendemain (One Last Time)"[54] Imposs, Marie-Mai ÉlévaZIIION (Société distincte) Marie-Mai Bouchard, Stanley Salgado Joy Ride Records
"Whoppa"[55] Tinie Tempah, Sofia Reyes, Farina TBA Producer Farina Pao Paucar Franco, Nils Rondhuis, Patrick Okogwu, Shari Lynn Short, Sofia Reyes, Thom van der Bruggen Yellow Claw
"Careless"[56] Ella Eyre Quarter Life Crisis Co-writer/Producer Daya Olatunji, Ella McMahon, Nat Dunn None
"Tell Me About It"[57] Ella Eyre Producer Ella Eyre, Chiara Hunter, Dan Goudie, Ash Milton Laconic
"Still Dancing" 2021 Rêve TBA Briannah Donolo, Sara Diamond None
"Only Fanz"[58] Sean Paul, Ty Dolla $ign Scorcha Ashante Reid, Shakka Phillip, Ty Dolla $ign, Sean Paul Jason Henriques, Sean Paul
"CTRL + ALT + DEL"[59] Rêve TBA Producer, Studio Mixing Rêve None
"Lie To Me"[60] Alessia Cara In The Meantime Producer, Recording Engineer, Studio Personnel Don Mills, Clément Langlois-Lé, YogiTheProducer, Boi-1da, Alessia Cara Boi-1da, Don Mills, YogiTheProducer
"SKIN 2 SKIN" Rêve TBA Producer Briannah Donolo, Daniel Seraphine, David James Wolinski, Sarah Diamond None
"Dura"[61] Las Villa, Junafran TBA Lucía Villa, Laura Villa, Juanfran, Cris Chil None
"Business"[62] Becky Hill, Ella Eyre TBA MNEK, Ella Eyre, Becky Hill MNEK
"Henkel Glue"[63] 2022 Shenseea, Beenie Man ALPHA Jordan McClure, Shenseea, David Hayle, Beenie Man Chimney Records
"How We Do It"[64] Sean Paul, Pia Mia Scorcha Clarence Coffee Jr., Janne Benn, RAYE, Nyann Lodge, Sean Paul None
"Earthquake"[65] Sean Paul Sean Paul Jason Henriques
"Upper Hand" Zach Zoya, Soran No Love Is Ever Wasted Marc Vincent, Soran Dussaigne, Zacharie Morier-Gxoyiya Marc Vincent
"Understand" Zach Zoya Hubert Tremblay, Tremaine Dayton Robinson, Zacharie Morier None
"Gone" Twice Between 1&2 Ella Eyre, Natalie Dunn, Shakka Philip None
"Never Be Yours" Sofia Camara TBA Jay Isaiah, Sofia Camara None
"Whitney" Rêve TBA Briannah Donolo, Joel Stouffer, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson Joel Stouffer
"Love You Bad" Preston Pablo TBA Preston Pablo, Soran Dussaigne None
"Hypersexual" Rêve TBA Briannah Donolo, Peter Hanna None
"Évidemment" 2023 La Zarra TBA Producer, songwriter La Zarra Benny Adam
"Eyes Roll" (G)I-dle Heat Producer, songwriter J. Lauryn, Meghan Trainor, Ryan Trainor, Youngbin "Chasu" Park Chasu


  1. ^a Soké & KNY Factory received individual writing credits for this song.

Remixes edit

Track Year Artist(s)
Dem Doom (Banx & Ranx Remix)[66] 2015 Capleton
Infiltrate (Banx & Ranx Remix)[67] Sean Paul
Let Me Out (Banx & Ranx Remix)[68]
(with Pusha T)
2017 Gorillaz
Dirty Sexy Money (Banx & Ranx Remix)[69] David Guetta
Saturnz Barz[70] Gorillaz
How Does It Feel (Banx & Ranx Remix)[71] 2018 Samm Henshaw
Oceans (Banx & Ranx Remix)[72]
(featuring Khalid)
Martin Garrix
One Shot (Banx & Ranx Remix)[73] Mabel
German (Banx & Ranx Remix)[74] EO
Let Me Live (Banx & Ranx Remix)[75]
(feat. Anne-Marie and Mr. Eazi)
I'll Be There (Banx & Ranx Remix)[76] Jess Glynne
Genius (Banx & Ranx Remix)[77]
(featuring Sia, Diplo and Labrinth)
Genius (Banx & Ranx Reggae Remix)[78]
Lifted (Banx & Ranx Remix)[79] Allie X
Sleep (Banx & Ranx Remix) 2019 Johnny Orlando

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