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R&S Records (Record label)
R&S Records is a Ghent-based Belgium record label for electronic music, founded in 1988 by Renaat Vandepapeliere and Sabine Maes in 1988. The impressing list of the label includes artists like Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Ken Ishi, CJ Bolland, Kenny Larkin, 69 and Carl Craig. From 2001 to 2006 the label paused and opend thereafter with a re-launch in London, where they included new Talents like James Blake and Radioslave. 2008 R&S Records released a lot of re-mastered classics and remixes of classics, among other by Audion, Prins Thomas and Optimo. But Looking back isn`t what R&S represents, they rather maintain the tradition to look forwards, always in search of new, experimental and avant-garde music.
R&S Records in Features
Music Interview | posted 15.07.2011
Lone
»Like a second pair of ears«
Matt Cutler from Nottingham fell in love with Jungle, Detroit Techno, Chicago House and Hip Hop. Under the name Lone he has been putting out albums and singles since 2007. Paying homage to his musical roots with his Echolations EP – his latest release, he is currently working on his upcoming album on legendary R&S Records. Valentin Menedetter sat down with him before a show.
Music Interview | posted 10.05.2011
Pariah
To Put the Test to the Rule
Arthur Cayzer just started messing around with his computer 2 years ago. The London based producer got massive attention when his single Detroit Falls dropped. Making heads turn he soon became another wunderkind in the electronic music scene, only being 20 years old. Since then he is asked to play records all around. Valentin Menedetter caught up with Pariah in Vienna.
R&S Records in Reviews
Music Review | posted 30.09.2014
Joey Beltram
Energy Flash 12"
»Energy Flash«, Joey Beltram’s ode to ecstasy, remains to be one of the most important artefacts of a sub-culture which so often is accused of lacking historical awareness.
Music Review | posted 16.06.2014
Lone
Reality Testing
On »Reality Testing«, Matt Cutler manages to do the splits between a change of style and his trademark-sound, between dream and reality, between nostalgia and solidity.
Music Review | posted 05.11.2013
Tessela
Nancy's Pantry 12"
Tessela has taken on quite a bit with his debut on the Belgian cult label R&S. The good news is: His rough sounds and his dry humor are succeeding yet again.
Music Review | posted 04.07.2013
Lone
Airglow Fires 12"
Lone’s new 12inch is like a distillate from »Emerald Fantasy Tracks« and »Galaxy Garden«: It is the best – because most focused – thing that Lone has released in years.
Music Review | posted 06.03.2013
Space Dimension Controller
Welcome To Mikrosector-50
Space Dimension Controller has created a real film-record, including a complete story line, skits and commercial breaks. It’s cinema at its most.
Music Review | posted 20.08.2012
Teengirl Fantasy
Tracer
The spread-out samples of the debut »7 AM« gave way to the vocals of Panda Bear, Laurel Halo or newcomer Kelela and fill the ten tracks with masses of hits.
Music Review | posted 09.11.2011
Space Dimension Controller
The Pathway To Tiranquon6
Jack Hamill, aka Space Dimension Controller, re-animates the intelligent electronic music of the 1990s and embellishes them with a contemporary coating.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 12.09.2019
Velodrome
На Велодроме 141
Dark Entries has reissued the Belgian New Beat smash hit »На Велодроме 141« from Velodrome.
Music Column | posted 29.06.2019
Records Revisited
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music Review | posted 17.06.2019
Emily A. Sprague
Water Memory / Mount Vision
RVNG Intl releases »Water Memory« and »Mount Vision«, the first two albums of the American sound designer Emily A. Sprague.
Music News | posted 16.02.2018
Respuesta Alternativa
Rediscovered: »Grata Compañia«
The Australian based reissue label Left Ear Records, which specializes in rediscoveries, will continue to pursue its business idea in 2018. For »Grata Compañia« they selected five pieces of the Spanish project Respuesta Alternativa.
Music News | posted 19.03.2018
Wooden Shijps
New album: »V«
Wooden Shijps have announced a new album for the 25.5.2018. It’s her first album in five years, her fifth, and it’s called »V«. It promises a promising summer.