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40 years of R&S Records with founder Renaat Vandepapeliere


R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere joined me on Twitch recently to discuss 40 years of the label. R&S Records is a label which has over three decades established a reputation for forward-thinking electronica – as their “In Order To Dance” motto implies.

Responsible for some of the most iconic techno, ambient and electronica releases over its expansive history.

While the label’s iconic prancing horse emblem might bring up associations with raving in the ’90s and beyond, for Renaat and Sabine Maes – the ‘S’ in R&S and Renaat’s partner both in business and in life – the concept behind the label has never quite been that concrete.

Through R&S, Renaat and Sabine have created a sense of real sense of community over the years, and their resolve to always support the artist and their art has remained steadfast, even in the face of trying times.

Today, the label is as strong as the iconic stallion that bears its name and is truly at the forefront of what’s to come in music. R&S artists continue to be supported and championed in ways that no other label can match, and the old-school attitude that R&S is just a techno label is being obliterated by the realization that R&S is the future of music.

Renaat gave a masterclass on navigating the industry for 40 years, running a successful record label, mental health of accusations made at him and the label and how to continue fighting on and more!

If you want to release on the biggest labels and DJ for the biggest brands, this video will give you a wealth of insights into how to do just that!

Pre-order the full album here ‘In Order To Dance 40’ here:

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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