Two years after the label’s launch with Benoit B‘s debut EP, ‘Tough, Cheap and Real‘, French-born Berlin-based label Banlieue Records steps up with a piping-hot celebratory four-tracker, ‘100% ZRU‘, courtesy of the boss man himself. The EP will be sold in digital format only with a limited Banlieue t-shirt made specially for the occasion, exclusively available on Bandcamp.
Melding most components of Benoit B’s wide-spanning palette – from verdant ambient backdrops to rollicking 4/4 grooves and breakbeat inflections, ‘100% ZRU‘ encapsulates all the flavours that made the success of his relatively young label and more.
Streaming in full over our channels today, the title-track oozes with the kind of exotic vibrations and jaunty rhythms that makes it the perfect candidate for loungy after-hours moments and chill home-listening sessions. Meshing the organic charm of vernal bird calls and ethereal panpipes with synthetic chimes and steely drums, ‘100% ZRU‘ overlays concrete-coated cityscapes with compelling visions of pristine nature and remote hiking trails. Never running out of gas nor imagination, a proper majestic laid-back tune.
100% ZRU is released via Banlieue Records in November, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
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