The independent record label Electro-Shock-Records started in Neubrandenburg (Germany) in the spring 2003. The idea for an own label was born after a PopKomm (Music Fair Trade/Cologne) aftershow-party in the Rhein/Main Area @ Germany in the year 2002 by Jens Krause & his producer friend Vernon B. (Producer/Remixer of Artists like Front 242, Talla 2XLC, Blind Vision, Trance Allstars and many more..and producer of many Music Research-Releases in the 90s.)
The label-logo was signed by U.V.S. (member of the band Shock Of Reality), the idea comes from label-manager.
The label-owner/manager Jens Krause (2) was formerly known as music-journalist for many european magazines New Life, BodyStyler, Zillo, Orkus, Sonic Seducer and on the international level for Side-Line/Belgium and Release/Sweden. He compiled in the years before he started his own label-project many CD-Compilations for different labels:
- Zoth Ommog: Body Rapture 8
- Ausfahrt: Electrocity Vol.11, Electrocity Vol.12
- and more
Electro-Shock-Records first sign in the music-world was the CD-Compilation Stromschlag Volume 1
The first signing was Dead Sexy Inc. and first band release the Breakme (produced by Paul Kendall). After this release more and more artists started approaching the label: Cue To Recall (Norway), Kash (2) (Germany), Blind Vision (Germany), Robert Marlow (United Kingdom)…
In the beginnig of the year 2008 contacted the labelmanager an Synth-Pop-Legend in person, Mr. Robert Marlow with a request of unreleased or new material. This request from Electro-Shock-Records pushed Robert Marlow and his new musical partner Gary Durant to work hard on a new album. The working-title of the album was “Robosexual* and in the final-version was released with the name "Inside/Outside" (E-Shock-CD 007) under the bandname Marlow (2).
The first live-show after many years of silence for Robert Marlow and Gary Durant was on the valentins-day 14.02.2009 @ Stockholm organized by the “UltraFoxx”-Event-Crew. The guys playing there in front of a amazing party-crowd, as support-act behind the turntables played the labelmanager Jens Krause (DJ Soulmanager) an x-tra DJ-Set "The Sound of FFM".
The first germany live-show ever for Mr.Marlow and his new crew-member Gary Durant was arranged by the "Dark Noir"-Crew on the 26.09.2009 for the Birthday-Bash-Party in a club called “Zebra”, located in the hometown of the label Neubrandenburg.
Today Electro-Shock-Records is representing some of the interestings international electro underground-acts and is a special place for Electro / EBM / Synth-Pop and Electro-Clash.
One of the biggest success for the label was the nomitee on the SAMA-Award (Swedish Alternative Music Awards) 2006 in the categorie “Best Newcomer Album” with Cue To Recall`s Mainland-Album.
Electro-Shock-Records is distributed by DMD/Discomania Records in Germany / Austria / Switzerland.
After the crash of DMD/Discomania is now the new distribution-partner of the label since November´2011..the company Echozone / SONY Music! The new partner re-released all CDs from the back-catalouge for the first time as digital downloads (via Amazon, Itunes) and so on...
A & R – Labelmanager: Jens Krause (2)
Head of Promotion: Gordon Litinski (from january 2007 an active-member in the label-office to the end of the year 2012)