With their catalogue sitting now richer of five releases and having featured contributions from the likes of DJ Overdose, N1L, Tom Dicicco, Mathis Ruffing and label captain himself Benoit B, Berlin-based French imprint Banlieue Records return with their third VA, a format that’s proved to fit their overall ethos like a glove.
Scheduled for release later in the month, Banlieue’s sixth instalment ‘Blasphema Eternal‘ brings together the enigmatic Mir, Going Good affiliates Nummer, US techno baron D’Marc Cantu, Ukrainian producer Wulffius and Benoit B for a multi-dimensional immersion in Detroit-influenced sound realms. The result outlines a panoramic view of tech’y mechanisms and functionalities, from ambient drifters to propulsive 4/4 surfs with a nostalgic spin.
Our pick, Benoit B’s hi-NRG electro pumper ‘Pour Mes Gars Sûrs‘ snipes a hail of lashing percs and ferocious breaks set against a retro-futuristic backdrop, getting you on for a space-travel towards some unknown destination. Splinters of memory flash by in a submerging warp tunnel of technological bleeps, altered strings and chopped-up vox samples, and you’ll certainly end up on your knees when the ride eventually slows down… But does it?
Blasphema Eternal EP is released via Banlieue Records on 23rd January, pre-order a vinyl copy from Juno.
A1. Nummer – From The Ashes
A2. D’Marc Cantu – Potion Of Life
B1. Benoit B – Pour Mes Gars Sûrs
B2. Mir – Zatelyte
B3. Wulffius – Pour L’Instant Tout Va Bien (feat. Jack Tezam)