Rough Trade Records GmbH

Rough Trade Records GmbH

Profile:
Rough Trade Records GmbH (often abbreviated to Rough Trade Rec. GmbH or Rough Trade Records) was a German manufacturer and distributor for labels such as Rough Trade, Factory, 4AD and others. Active under this name from 1983 to 1999.

Rough Trade Records GmbH and the embedded Rough Trade Distribution were established on 17 June 1983 in the city of Herne by the UK label Rough Trade, as joint venture with local distributor DPR (Dahlke Panschek Rüppik GbR) and the Kos Trading Warenhandelsgesellschaft GmbH.

Label Code: LC 5661

The original Rough Trade Records GmbH catalogue numbering system is as follows:
7" singles have RTD followed by a number starting with 0 (e.g. RTD 07),
12"s have RTD and a number starting with 0 and a T as suffix (e.g. RTD 06 T),
LPs have RTD plus number but no leading 0 (e.g. RTD 60),
CDs start with RTDCD or RTD CD, followed by a number (e.g. RTDCD 100 or RTD CD 90). The European CD editions, however, have RTD Number, followed by CD (e.g. RTD 72 CD).
All other numbers, e.g. M1-100, L2-25, CD1-244, S1-3001, etc. are internal depositary numbers/distribution codes ("Lagerstellennummern").

In the wake of the bankruptcy of the distributor Cartel in 1991, Rough Trade UK was also forced to file for bankruptcy. The German affiliate however survived and was taken over by Pinnacle and carried on thanks to lucrative ongoing and new distribution deals in the dance and electronic music genres, notably with Warp, Domino, 4AD and other labels from the UK and elsewhere. Rough Trade Records GmbH became the rights owner, while Rough Trade Distribution remained distributor. For the label activities, the label Our Choice was established.

In 1996 Rough Trade Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution were bought by the Zomba Music Group, coinciding with their take-over of Pinnacle Publishing.

In July 1999 Rough Trade Records GmbH was renamed Zomba Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution became Zomba Distribution - A Division of Zomba Records GmbH. See Zomba Records for releases under that name.
The old catalogue numbering (starting with RTD) was however continued under the new name, Zomba releases hence starting with the letters RTD, followed by 8 numbers with two dots. All additional numbers on regular releases should be ignored, since they are price codes.

Additional information:
Even though the company Rough Trade Records GmbH disappeared in 1999, the name Rough Trade continued to exist.
In 2002, Zomba was sold to BMG and Zomba Distribution GmbH was merged with Rough Trade BV (Benelux) and Pinnacle to form the "European Independent Distribution Pool" under the roof of BMG distributor arvato as Rough Trade Arvato.

In 2004, after the merger of BMG and Sony to Sony BMG, the name Rough Trade Distribution was reactivated as registered company "Rough Trade Distribution GmbH". Owner is Lambourne Productions GmbH, Gütersloh as part of the Zomba Record Holdings B.V.

In 2008, Rough Trade Distribution was again sold, this time to Groove Attack Productions to join forces in global music market struggle, with an ongoing cooperation with Arvato Services, being responsible for logistics and Sonopress being the pressing plant.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Defunct:
Siepenstr. 10
D - 4690 Herne 1
Tel.: 02323-4755
Fax: 02323-4759
TTX: (17-)23 23 303

Former address from around 1991:
Rough Trade Records GmbH
Eickeler Str. 25
4690 Herne 2
[l136640]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
006 Dots&Dashes* Selected Drum Works Vol.1(12", Ltd) Form & Function 006 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
17U Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) - Everything But The Beginning(CD, Album) Unsounds 17U Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
103 General Base Base Of Love(12", Maxi) Scorpio Music 103 France 1994 Sell This Version
303 The Breeders Cannonball(VHS, Single, Promo) Rough Trade Records GmbH 303 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
406 Aphex Twin Ventolin(VHS, PAL, Promo) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH 406 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7027 The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* - Burn It Up(7") Rhythm King Records 7027 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
40 388 S Turntable Orchestra You're Gonna Miss Me ("Me Vas A Echar De Menos")(7", Promo) Nuevos Medios 40 388 S Spain 1989 Sell This Version
90054 Die Krupps II - The Final Option(CD, Album) Semantic 90054 France 1993 Sell This Version
488230-2 Various Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts)(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 488230-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
520 005-2 Northside (2) Chicken Rhythms(CD) Factory, Factory 520 005-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
520 006-2 Cath Carroll England Made Me(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 006-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 015-1 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, London Records, Factory, London Records 520 015-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) 520 016-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 019-2 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies(CD, Album, RE) Factory, London Records 520 019-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 024-2 The Adventure Babies Laugh(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 024-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 024-4 The Adventure Babies Laugh(Cass, Album) Factory, London Records, Rough Trade 520 024-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
523 810-2 Various RaveBase Phase 2(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 523 810-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
525 473-2 Various RaveBase Phase 3(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 525 473-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
535 747-2 Various RaveBase Phase 6(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 535 747-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
537 367-2 Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
553 631-2 Various RaveBase Phase 9(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 553 631-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
555 395-2 Various Fetenhits - The Real Classics (The 3rd) (Comp) 555 395-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
651693 6 They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(12", Single) Rough Trade 651693 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
651693 7 They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(7", Single) Rough Trade 651693 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
661701-7 DJ Stormtrooper* Hardcore Mania 2006(CD, Mixed) Midge Records 661701-7 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
816 791-1 Various Maxi Power(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 816 791-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
850 003 2 The Other Two Tasty Fish(CD, Single) London Records, London Records, Factory, Factory 850 003 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
943345 Alea (9) Bunter Atem(CD, Album) Roof Music 943345 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
302 4019-3 Wild Boyz Club In The Navy(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4019-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
302 4031-2 Various Trancemaster 11(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4031-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
302 4036-3 N-Son-X All Bitches (Commander Tom Rmx)(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4036-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4037-2 Various Trancemaster 12 - Return To Goa(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4037-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4040-3 Pablo Gargano Holding You Tight(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4040-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4041-2 Various Trancemaster Flashback(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4041-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4042-2 Various Rave Now! 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4042-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4044-2 Various The House Of Disco(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4044-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
302 4053-2 Various Trancemaster 14(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4053-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4059-2 Various Trancemaster 15(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4059-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4064-2 Various Trancemaster 16(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4064-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4066-2 Various World Of Trance 5 - Hardtrance Level Five(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4066-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4070-2 Various World Of Trance 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4070-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
302 4072-2 Various Trancemaster 18(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4072-2 Germany & Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
302 4074-2 Various World Of Trance 7(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4074-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
302 4088-2 Various Trancemaster 21(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4088-2 Germany & Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
3 36 0004-1 Sweet Worlds Collide From L To O From V To E(LP, Album) Werk 3 36 0004-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
336 0006 2 The Wirtschaftswunder Die Gute Wahl(CD, Album, Comp) Werk 336 0006 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
346-0003-1 AD/AC Motörwelt 1328(LP, Album) General Winter, Rough Trade Records GmbH 346-0003-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
391 0005 1 Calva Y Nada Dias Felizes(LP, Album) Hyperium Records 391 0005 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
4512005 Chapter And The Verse All This And Heaven Too(12") Demix, Demix 4512005 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
4512010-2 Quickmix Featuring La Rose Quickmix Featuring La Rose - Love Is In The House(CD, Mini) Freshline Records, Freshline Records 4512010-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
520008•4 New Order Substance (Comp) 520008•4 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
520011•2 Neworder* Technique(CD, Album) Factory, London Records 520011•2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520011•4 Neworder* Technique(Cass, Album, RE) London Records, Factory 520011•4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520014.2 Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp, RE) London Records 520014.2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
124.1750.2 Various This Is Acid Jazz - New Voices(CD, Comp) Rough Trade Records GmbH 124.1750.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
129.1680.3 Laurent Garnier Planet House EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1680.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
129.1681.3 ScanX* Satori EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1681.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
133.1816.2 The MK Ultra This Is This(CD, Album, Promo) Merciful Release, Rough Trade Records 133.1816.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
141.2161.2 Robert Forster I Had A New York Girlfriend(CD, Album) Rough Trade Records GmbH 141.2161.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
150.0333.1 Bomb The Bass Into The Dragon(LP, Album) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade Records Gmbh 150.0333.1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
150·1089·3 S*Express* Nothing To Lose(CD, Mini) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150·1089·3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
150.1106.0 Betty Boo 24 Hours(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150.1106.0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
157.1198.1 Beme Seed Lights Unfold(LP, Album) No. 6 Records, Rough Trade 157.1198.1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
157.1198.2 Beme Seed Lights Unfold(CD, Album) No. 6 Records 157.1198.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
159.3094.0 Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(12") Rykodisc 159.3094.0 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
175.3333.2 Sequential One Dance (Album) 175.3333.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
175.3434.3 Sequential One Happy Feelings(CD, Maxi) Rough Technology, Rough Technology 175.3434.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
176.1520.3 U People* Why Don't You Love Me(CD, Single) Roughmix 176.1520.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
177.1633.1 Various Hip Hop Hurra! Rap Gegen Rechts(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Cle) D.C.O. Records 177.1633.1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
191.1102.0 Pink Turns Blue Michelle(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 191.1102.0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
195.0020.3 Eight Dayz It's A Cold World Out There(CD, Single, Promo) Rough Trade Records GmbH 195.0020.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
195.1197.2 Various Rave On(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 195.1197.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
196.1200.2 FM Einheit* Stein(CD, Album) Our Choice, Rough Trade 196.1200.2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
210•1222•1 Northside (2) Chicken Rhythms(LP, Album) London Records, Factory, Rough Trade 210•1222•1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
210•1222•2 Northside (2) Chicken Rhythms(CD, Album) London Records, Factory, Rough Trade 210•1222•2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
301.8012.0 Tocotronic Die Welt Kann Mich Nicht Mehr Verstehen(12", EP) L'Age D'Or 301.8012.0 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
301.8032.1 Tocotronic Digital Ist Besser(LP, Album) L'Age D'Or, Rock-O-Tronic Records 301.8032.1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
302.4010.2 Various Neo Disco : Disco 2000 Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers 302.4010.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
302.4010.3 Montez / The Korgis Montez / The Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4010.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
302.4012.2 Various World Of Trance - New Dimensions In Dance(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4012.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
302.4013.1 Various Trancemaster 5 - The Hardtrance Experience(LP, Comp, Ltd) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4013.1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
302.4013.2 Various Trancemaster 5 - The Hardtrance Experience(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4013.2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
302.4015.2 Various Rave Hard - The Ultimate Hardcore Asylum(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers 302.4015.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
302.4017.2 Various Trancemaster 6 - Aural Brainfood(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4017.2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
302.4018.2 Various Rave Hard² - Rave Harder(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4018.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
302.4027.2 Various Back To Future Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4027.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
302.4029.2 Various Rave Now! Vol.4(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302.4029.2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
302.6051.0 Egoexpress Wheelin'(12") Ladomat 2000 302.6051.0 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
303.1026.2 Die Skeptiker Harte Zeiten(CD, Album) TRL 303.1026.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
307.2164.2 Die Michels Die Michels Präsentieren Lieder So Platt Wie Der Norden(CD, Album) Perlen Vor Die Säue 307.2164.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
307.2171.2 Arts And Decay Stone Talk(CD, Album) Focus (2), BSC Music 307.2171.2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
307.2416.2 Rupert Hine The Deep End(CD, Album) Focus (3), BSC Music 307.2416.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
308.4734.2 Frank Speer Acoustic Quartet Dread Nay(CD, Album) Jazz4Ever Records 308.4734.2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
30920342 The Nightblooms 24 Days At Catastrofe Café(CD, Album) Fire Records 30920342 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
30920803 The Halo Benders Don't Touch My Bikini(CD, Single) Fire Records 30920803 UK 1995 Sell This Version
30920853 Telstar Ponies Not Even Starcrossed(CD, Single) Fire Records, Fire Records 30920853 UK 1995 Sell This Version
319.1005.2 Various Acoustic Guitar Highlights Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Acoustic Music Records 319.1005.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
319.1006.2 Christian Rannenberg & The Pink Piano All Stars Christian Rannenberg & The Pink Piano All Stars - Lony Way From Home(CD, Album) Acoustic Music Records 319.1006.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
319.1063.2 Del Ferro*, Overwater*, Paeffgen* Del Ferro*, Overwater*, Paeffgen* - Evening Train(CD, Album) Acoustic Music Records 319.1063.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
319.1064.2 Axel Zinowsky Quartett Mindwalk(CD, Album) Acoustic Music Records 319.1064.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version