Walhalla Records is an independent record label from Belgium founded in 2010 by Lieven De Ridder
It all started when Lieven opened his record store Walhalla Records in the center of Antwerp.
The shop was a paradise for DJ’s and collectors, so the name Walhalla (heaven) was born.
The main purpose of the label is bringing back to life the famous cassette scene of the 80's by releasing ‘Underground Wave’ compilations, that contain mostly tracks only released on tape before.
6 volumes have been released already and there is still plenty of material for future releases. Also artists and groups like Secret Life, Somnambulist, Enzo Kreft, Kloot Per W, Asmodaeus, Arbeid Adelt!, Bene Gesserit, Schicksal, Ton Lebbink and Suicide Commando were released on the label.
2 cold wave and post punk compiIations with only Belgian artists came out: 'The Whispering Trees' and 'End Of The Corridor'.
In 2013 Walhalla Records joined forces with Starman Records and in 2017 with Cluster-Park (see also contact page), and became its sublabel, which is responsible for the distribution.
Tracks are also available in digital formats on BANDCAMP!
Walhalla Records proudly presents
WALHALLA NEW BEAT
Released on May 12, 2023
The idea was to ask a number of artists to make a new song in the typical 80's New Beat style.
Among them are a number of artists who were already making New Beat at that time (Sherman Productions, Olivier Abbeloos, NB DJ Tom, Schicksal), as well as new artists who only started making New Beat later on (Pakrac, Q'PnZ, Belgica Erotica, Me And My Desire, The Logic Society).
New beat has never been away, it conquered the world in 1988 and 1989 and nowadays the genre still lives on in countries all over the world, such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico and of course here in Belgium. After 34 years we are still looking for the Perfect Low Beat!