In Part 2 Renaat from R&S Records talks about how R&S took a break for 5 or 6 years, how he rediscovered his passion for music, and how he still listens to a lot of new artists. There’s an amazing amount of quality music out there, and the technology has made it easy compared to the analog computers of the seventies.
He gives his view on social media, the future of electronic music. We talk about how an artist can survive , how a record label can fund itself in future, and what the possibilities are of another label like R&S coming along.
People should never give up on their dreams, work as hard as they can 22 hours a day, 7 days a week. He’s had 1 holiday in 25 years. If it’s your dream to make music then just go for it, and keep on trying. It’s important to have good support around you, from your family, a manager , a label. Of course you need a little bit of luck too.
In Part 1 Renaat Vandepapeliere from R&S records talks about the start of R&S, how the Tomorrowland festival is amazingly put together. He still has real passion for music and still wants to innovate and push things forward.
He tells us what he thinks of Skrillex and David Guetta, he also delves into what happened at key moments in the history of R&S that really exploded it for him.
Having worked with all the electronic music legends, Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Joey Beltram, Aphex Twin, Carl Craig just about all of them, he talks about what was special about them.Energy Flash by Joey Beltram being one of them and still relevant today.
Renaat talks about passion in music, where it’s been lost and how so much music sounds the same.
I just caught the news today that Ron Murphy has died. I couldn’t not post about it, because he IS a Detroit legend and pioneer who helped innovate and shape the club sounds we hear today.
My only Ghostwalk label vinyl release was mastered by Ron. He taught me a lot, more than anyone else, and helped make my productions sound better. Giving me advice about tuning the room, getting decent speakers and a spectrum analyzer. Things no one else had done despite three different record labels in Europe.
I was actually planning to try and get ALL my future releases on a new label mastered by him. I appreciated what he did for me so much and enjoyed listening to his stories of Basic Channel, UR, Jeff Mills, I got to learn what other people were up to and how they did it! I wanted to pay him back by continuing to let him work his magic and wisdom on the Electro.
I’m sad I couldn’t get the chance to continue working with him. Best wishes to his family and friends and Detroit will miss him very much for sure. You can listen to an interview with Ron from Submerge on an earlier post here.