R & S Records

R & S Records

Profile:
R & S Records represents the initials of Renaat Vandepapeliere & Sabine Maes, the couple that created this label.
The label was first named as Milos Music Belgium but just one record was released on this label.
Still independent and currently managed from London by Renaat & Sabine, label manager Andy Whittaker.

Name variations:
- R&S Records
Sublabels
Contact Info:
106 Leonard Street
London EC2A 4RH
United Kingdom
Sites:
[l245]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4W9 78681 Ken Ishii Extra(12", Promo) Medicine Label 4W9 78681 US 1997 Sell This Version
49K 74992 Jaydee Plastic Dreams(CD, Single) Epic 49K 74992 US 1993 Sell This Version
3923 CD In-Existence Moonwater(CD, Album) Apollo 3923 CD Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
6141-2 Various Future Techno (Take 1)(CD, Comp) Cold Front 6141-2 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
11918 Big Tony Let The Music Play(12") Rkm 11918 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
31026-2 Locust Morning Light(CD, Album) Sire 31026-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
92 022 CD Golden Girls Kinetic(CD, Maxi) R & S Records 92 022 CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
190 163-1 RHC* Fever Called Love(12") Touch Of Gold 190 163-1 France 1992 Sell This Version
190 163-2 RHC* Fever Called Love(CD, Maxi) Touch Of Gold 190 163-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
190 863-1 Jaydee Plastic Dreams (Remix Collector)(12", S/Sided) Scorpio Music 190 863-1 France 1995 Sell This Version
2006 / 01 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(2xLP, Album, RM, RE) R & S Records 2006 / 01 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
525 473-2 Various RaveBase Phase 3(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 525 473-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
593211 Capricorn 20 Hz(CD, Single, Car) Fnac Music Dance Division 593211 France 1993 Sell This Version
654997 3 B-Art Streetwise(CD, Mini) CBS, CBS Dance Pool 654997 3 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
654997 6 B-Art Streetwise(12") CBS, CBS Dance Pool 654997 6 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
884501 B Art* Baby Wants To Ride(7") R & S Records 884501 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
119 3523 3 Sun Electric Tee +(CD, Maxi) Rough Trade, R & S Records, Apollo 119 3523 3 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
190 380.2 Jaydee Plastic Dreams(CD, Single) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 190 380.2 France 1993 Sell This Version
190 748.2 Jaydee Music Is So Special(CD, Single, Car) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 190 748.2 France 1994 Sell This Version
192 378.2 Jaydee Plastic Dreams (Revisited)(CD, Single, Car) Scorpio Music 192 378.2 France 1997 Sell This Version
494823.2 Ken Ishii Sleeping Madness(CD) SMEJ Associated Records 494823.2 Hong Kong 1999 Sell This Version
49 74992 Jaydee Plastic Dreams(12") Epic 49 74992 US 1993 Sell This Version
8845003 Public Relation New Beat Mind / Eighty Eight(7") R & S Records 8845003 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
8845004 Space Opera Mandate My Ass(7") R & S Records 8845004 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
0630 14227 2 DJ AbStract (2) Tracks(CD, Comp, Mixed) WEA, +47 0630 14227 2 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
74321 122962 Various In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp) R & S Records, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 74321 122962 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
74321 127872 Various In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Dig) R & S Records, BMG Ariola 74321 127872 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
74321 134212 Various In Order To Dance 4(2xCD, Comp, M/Print) EVA, EVA 74321 134212 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
541416 500239 Various Transatlantik Lounging(CD, Comp) Life Enhancing Audio, N.E.W.S. 541416 500239 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
724384170226 Jacob's Optical Stairway Jacob's Optical Stairway(CD, Album) R & S Records, R & S Records 724384170226 France 1995 Sell This Version
AD 127806 Ratts D.J.* Rock With Me, Shock With Me(12") Adventure Dance AD 127806 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
AICT 62 Ken Ishii Misprogrammed Day(CD, Maxi) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 62 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AIJT 5053 Boom Boom Satellites Joyride Remixes(12", Promo) SMEJ Associated Records, R & S Records AIJT 5053 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
AMB 0901CD Various Apollo - Past > Present > Future(CD, Comp) Apollo, R & S Records AMB 0901CD Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
AMB0902DB Various Apollo Archive Volume 1(8xFile, FLAC, Comp) Apollo AMB0902DB Belgium 2009
amb 926 cd Various Apollo(CD, Comp) Apollo amb 926 cd Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
amb 926 lp Various Apollo Compilation(2xLP, Comp) Apollo, Apollo amb 926 lp Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
AMB1306 Nadine Shah Dreary Town(7") Apollo, Apollo AMB1306 UK 2013 Sell This Version
AMB1309 Cloud Boat Book Of Hours (Album) AMB1309 UK 2013 Sell This Version
AMB1314LP Nadine Shah Love Your Dum And Mad(LP, Album + CD, Album) Apollo AMB1314LP UK 2013 Sell This Version
AMB1506CD Nadine Shah Fast Food(CD, Album) Apollo AMB1506CD UK 2015 Sell This Version
AMB1506LP Nadine Shah Fast Food(LP, Album, Red) Apollo AMB1506LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
AMB 3922 CD Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (Album) AMB 3922 CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
AMB3922DB Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (Album) AMB3922DB UK 2008 Sell This Version
AMB 3922 MC Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(Cass, Album) Apollo AMB 3922 MC Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
AMB3922RM Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(CD, Album, RE, RM) Apollo AMB3922RM Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
AMB3922XI Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(CD, Album, RM, RE) R & S Records AMB3922XI Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AMB 3925 CD Robert Leiner Visions Of The Past (Album) AMB 3925 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 3927 CD Biosphere Patashnik (Album) AMB 3927 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 3928 CD The Fires Of Ork The Fires Of Ork(CD, Album, RE) Apollo AMB 3928 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 3929 Locust Weathered Well(2xLP, Album, Gat) Apollo AMB 3929 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 3929 CD Locust Weathered Well(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 3929 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
amb 4931 cd Tournesol Kokotsu(CD, Album) Apollo amb 4931 cd Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 4932 CD Uzect Plaush More Beautiful Human Life!(CD) Apollo AMB 4932 CD UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 4934 CD Cabaret Voltaire The Conversation (Album) AMB 4934 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 4935 CD Locust Natural Composite(CD, Comp) Apollo AMB 4935 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB4935DB Locust Natural Composite(14xFile, MP3, Comp) Apollo AMB4935DB Belgium 2010
AMB 4935 LP Locust Natural Composite(2xLP, Comp) Apollo AMB 4935 LP Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
amb 5933 cd Various Apollo 2 - The Divine Compilation(2xCD, Comp) Apollo amb 5933 cd Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
AMB 5937CD Manna Manna (Album) AMB 5937CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
amb 5938 cd Sun Electric 30.7.94 Live (Album) amb 5938 cd Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
AMB5940CD Locust Truth Is Born Of Arguments(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo AMB5940CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
AMB 5941 CD Subsurfing Frozen Ants(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 5941 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
AMB 6943 CD Sun Electric Present(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Apollo AMB 6943 CD Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
AMB 7944 CD The Late Great Planet Earth Club The Club Itself(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 7944 CD Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 7946 CD Drum Island Drum Island(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 7946 CD Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 7946 CD PROMO Drum Island Drum Island(CD, Album, Promo) Apollo AMB 7946 CD PROMO Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 7947 CD John Beltran Moving Through Here(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 7947 CD Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 8945 CD X Manna 5:1(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo AMB 8945 CD X Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8949 DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku(2xLP, Album) Apollo AMB 8949 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8949 CD DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku (Album) AMB 8949 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8949 CD PROMO DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku(CD, Album, Promo) Apollo AMB 8949 CD PROMO Europe 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8949 CDX DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku(CD, Album, Ltd) Apollo AMB 8949 CDX Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8950 CD Sun Electric Via Nostra(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 8950 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 8952 CD Locust Morning Light(CD, Album, RM) Apollo AMB 8952 CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 9955 CD Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Charged(CD, Album) Apollo AMB 9955 CD Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
AMB 9955 CD PROMO Bernocchi*, Kondo*, Laswell* Bernocchi*, Kondo*, Laswell* - Charged(CD, Album, Promo) Apollo AMB 9955 CD PROMO Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
AMB 9955 CD X Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Charged(CD, Album, Dig) Apollo AMB 9955 CD X Austria 1999 Sell This Version
AMBCD 3921 Biosphere Microgravity (Album) AMBCD 3921 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
AMB LP Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92(2xLP, Album, RP) Apollo, Apollo, Apollo AMB LP Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
AMB LP 3921 Biosphere Microgravity(LP, Album) Apollo AMB LP 3921 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
AMB LP 3922 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (Album) AMB LP 3922 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
APOLLO 4 Electrotete I Love You (Original & Remixes)(12") Apollo APOLLO 4 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
Apollo 5 Dave Angel The Family EP(12", EP) Apollo Apollo 5 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
APOLLO 9 Robert Leiner Dream Or Reality(12") Apollo APOLLO 9 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
APOLLO 9 CD Robert Leiner Dream Or Reality(CD, Maxi) Apollo APOLLO 9 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
APOLLO 10 Billie Ray Martin 4 Ambient Tales(2x12") Apollo APOLLO 10 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
APOLLO 10 CD Billie Ray Martin 4 Ambient Tales(CD, EP) Apollo APOLLO 10 CD Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
APOLLO12CD Biosphere Seti Project APOLLO12CD Belgium Unknown
APOLLO 14 Meditation Y.S. Slumber(12") Apollo APOLLO 14 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
Apollo 20 CD Biosphere Novelty Waves (Single) Apollo 20 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
Apollo 20 CD X Biosphere Novelty Waves (Single) Apollo 20 CD X Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
APOLLO20CDXX Biosphere Novelty Waves(CD, Single, CD3) Apollo, Apollo APOLLO20CDXX Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
Apollo21CD Annie Williams Ruby(CD, Maxi) Apollo, Apollo, Apollo Apollo21CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
APOLLO 22CD Manna Our Earth(CD, Maxi) Apollo APOLLO 22CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
apollo 23 CD Annie Williams Folie(CD, Maxi) Apollo apollo 23 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
APOLLO 25 CD David Morley Stardancer EP(CD, EP) Apollo APOLLO 25 CD Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
APOLLO 26 CD Locust No-One In The World(CD, Maxi) Apollo APOLLO 26 CD Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
APOLLO 27 Small Fish With Spine The Hilltop E.P.(12", EP) Apollo APOLLO 27 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
APOLLO 29 Mr. YT Southern Paradise(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Apollo APOLLO 29 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version

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spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

October 13, 2013
R&S Records was (and to be honest still is) one of THOSE labels.

If you are are an oldskool fan or a true lover of electronic music, then I think I can't tell you anything new here.

BUT, If you accidentally got here, because of, say, you've just discovered Vamp / DJ Hell / 4th Sign / Plastic Dreams / Aphex Twin / Ken Ishii etc. (this list would go on pretty much forever), and google came up with discogs, then DO NOT LEAVE THIS PAGE. Take a break, relax, and start exploring the history book of electronic music - aka R&S Records. You won't regret it.

This "demigod" label had outstanding output in the '90s - those who deny / cannot acknowledge this can not be taken seriously in terms of electronic music (though I've never seen anyone hating this label - for a reason I guess).

Assuming you don't have time for stuff like this, I suggest buying at least "In Order To Dance". It's not even music, it's a higher level - no BS here, most of today's music feel #@!$&#> redundant compared to this. On the other hand, R&S these days is not what it was back then, but don't let this disappoint you, even this "average R&S" is incredible sometimes.
kunoman

kunoman

November 19, 2012
R&S was one of the most influential labels of the nineties for high class electronic dance and listening music.
keess65

keess65

November 8, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
R&S records repressed a lot of their catalogue during the '90's. Somehow that's not mentioned here on discogs. Like the 4th sign and My definition of house music from DJ Hell for example. I bought those somewhere between '94 and '96 with the vintage sticker on the sleeve and slightly different label artwork and/or minor changes in sleeve artwork. The 2006 represses seem to have the mention of discopress which is not on de mid '90's represses.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

May 12, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
R & S represents the initials of Renaat & Sabine, the couple that created this quintessential label of the history of the electronic music. Based in Ghent, Belgium, it held the privilege to be located on one of the oldest and most traditional cities of Europe. This city which once used to have a medieval shape changed very suddenly, at the right moment when the machines started to dominate the scenario. Across the streets, you could see a different generation emerging.
but for the three massive cathedrals (St. Peter, St. Baaf and the newer one of Gothic design, St. Nicholas, built in the 13th century), the city passed through a serious transformation since the beginning of the nineties. At that time, a new revolution has attained this Belgian community: the one of the rise of the machines, made mainly through innovation and experimentation, principles that will always remain as the main landmarks of R & S Records.
Created by the visionary Renaat Vandepapeliere and his wife Sabine Maes, R&S recruited almost every single artist of avant-garde essence from late eighties to the first half of the nineties. Renaat’s passion for Ferraris has been notorious, which explained why he initially decided to use the Ferrari logo for the label, probably paying substantial royalties for it, from 1988 to 1989.
This happened in the same period of the New Beat era, a musical styled clearly influenced by EBM and Acid House, but with lower BPMs (the first releases are precisely New Beat ones, but soon the sound flavors would change to something far more technological.
Just to have an idea of the importance of R&S, it was the label that catapulted careers such as the ones of Joey Beltram – first of all for having released one of the classics of the last decade, “Energy Flash”. The same highlight occurred with Human Resource, the trance duo of Jam & Spoon (of “Stella”), and also the ambient-experimental fusion of Richard James’ creative mind (as Aphex Twin, with tunes like “Digeridoo” and “Analogue Bubblebath” I and III). The New Beat formers CJ Bolland (author of “Camargue”, “Mantra” and “Horsepower”) and Cisco Ferreira (which was considered alongside Robert Leiner an engineer of respect) also took their places on the team of the ‘Techno Island’ – a place that served as a majestic Academy for futuristic-technological soundscapes, where the R&S studios were located. On the same historical crew appears Jaydee (of the effusive breakbeats “Plastic Dreams”), but also Sun Electric, Mundo Muzique, Afro Trance, among several other artists. Even Dave Clarke, still as ‘Hardcore’, had some of his first steps on Renaat’s label, in 1990. On another hand, other genies have consolidated their excelling journey on the Giant Horse, like Dave Angel, who released many of his best Techno tunes during the beginning of the nineties.
It is equally important not to forget that R&S was responsible for a very close alliance with the legendary producers from Detroit. The names included Stacey Pullen as Silent Phase, the impact of Derrick May as “R-Tyme”, the pioneer Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and even Kevin Saunderson. Together, this organization gave formidable contributions to the growing electronic scene of Europe. The eclectic spirit was so determinative that R&S will remain one of the few labels to blend rhythms from Techno to Trance, Breakbeats, the more experimental, or Drum & Bass.
In 1989, Renaat’s first big move toward the ground-breaking sonorities appeared on the compilation “In Order To Dance”, born to be eternal. Selected during the New Beat era, it quickly called the attention of the critics and the intense listeners (through tunes like ‘Ghentlon – Techno Dream’) for the fact that a new musical style would soon take its place on the preferences of the quality-demanding supporters of electronic music: Techno.
About 1991, the second “Order To Dance” was released with names such as the New Yorker Mundo Muzique, CJ Bolland and a fellow named ‘Angel’ (who would become a Techno-reference in the future – Dave Angel). The same compilation had another issues, and we must not forget “In Order To Dance 4” which collaborated for taking the electronic sounds to another level in the European scene. The fifth volume, of 1994, was the one that Carl Craig firstly released his “At Les” classic – a cutting-edge box with the best of the electronic sounds of that time. Drum & Bass also got its space on the label’s catalogue on the sixth edition of the In Order To Dance compilation, with well-known versions for Techno tunes. This happened in 1995-1996 when the R&S command decided to diversify their releases even further, covering several musical styles, such as Drum & Bass, jungle, and even Electronic-Rock fusion ones, but, as strange as it must seems, since then the Belgian label wouldn’t repeat its highlights acquired before.
Acting under a plethora of sub-labels, such as All Good Vinyl, Apollo, Diatomyc, ETC, Generations, Global Cuts, Labirynt Records, Outrage Recordings, R&S UK, Satori, TZ, R&S ruled the Universe of electronica for a reasonable number of years, leaving a legacy that will never be questioned.
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

May 12, 2004
R&S broke more artists during the early techno scene, then any other European label. I do remember being shocked to hear a cover version of my own "Call It Techno" by Space Opera in 1989, wondering WTF? But Renaat was a visionary and knew exactly what to put out for releases. I do not think any label had that kind of output. Serious back catalog, without a doubt. Something changed from 1995-1999, and trying to grab onto the Drum & Bass genre, the label began to sink like the Titanic. The release of "Air Frog" with Adam Beyer's remix surfaced in 2000, but by then it was over. R&S will always be the pioneering techno label and its legacy lives on!!!
fred_funk

fred_funk

April 7, 2003
I think it is a bit of a shame what has happened to R&S. They were, undoubtedly, one of the most important labels of the 90s. They had trememndous artists in their own right and they licensed very wisely, cherry picking some of the best of what the rest of the world had to offer.
They have not kept up the pace, however. I no longer trust the label the way I did 8/9 years ago. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I bought a new R&S release. One for the archives methinks.
V-Agent

V-Agent

January 21, 2003
Renaat Vandepapeliere was originally going to call this label "Ferrari Records" after his new toy he was in love with.
However his partner Sabine Maes thought the name too tacky, so they agreed to use the initials from each of their first names: Renaat -R, and Sabine -S, hence R&S.
A very good move on their part as this name did not carry over an 80's image, something that cost a lot of early belgian labels dearly, many of which dissappeared after the new-beat boom.
Renaat still got his way with the prancing horse, though and the rest is, well, history...

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