Premiere: Cándido – Shaktiman

Ever-present, freestyle seems to have been written into the very fabric of the club scenes germinating within and between '80s New York, Miami and San Francisco. Often called 'electro freestyle' or even simply ...

Premiere: Altkat – Solstice Night

Banlieue Records, a label best known for its club-ready focus, serves up a curveball with the latest outing. The sophomore release from Turkish-American artist Altkat, Lakerda is an intriguing, mesmeric listen ...

If-Only Podcast #37: Benoit B

Until fairly recently, Benoit B was probably best known for his work as the person pulling the strings at Banlieue Records. If his releases on UK labels Wisdom Teeth and Berceuse Heroique are anything to go by ...

Premiere: Watching Airplanes – All Seeing I

The over-saturation of electronic music impossible to escape, record labels encouraging artists to innovate and experiment are an absolute breath of fresh air. Both fitting the description, Banlieue and Peur Bl...

Premiere: Aiwa – Etamorph

"Hybrid, relentless and hallucinogenic," Berlin imprint Banlieue Records has its style nailed down to a tee. As a dependable purveyor of dusky electronics, the back-catalogue may only stretch to seven releases,...