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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
»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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-Year review 2021
Top 50 Albums
Much like every cloud has its silver lining, this year had some fantastic music to offer – something to hold on to in difficult times. These were the 50 best albums released on vinyl in 2021.
Music − News | posted 27.01.2022
A new start with Der Ralle
The beloved beatmaker series KEATS is back. The first in the completely renewed groove is Der Ralle from Saarbrücken. The Vinyl record is limited and comes with a first class textile cover.
Music − News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music − Portrait | posted 28.01.2022
The Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis was one of the greatest radicals of the 20th century. His music revolted against the zeitgeist and a traditional understanding of Western music as a whole.
Music − Review | posted 07.11.2021
On »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change the effect.