R&S Records is an independent techno, jungle, and ambient record label. Based in Ghent, Belgium, R&S Records maintains several subsidiaries including Apollo (ambient), Global Cuts (house) and Diatomyc (acid), Satori Records, Generations and others. They own two recording studios and license their artists' work in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States of America.
R&S 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 12" vinyl - Big Tony (Bubble Up) - was released on this label. Renaat also pondered calling the label Ferrari records - the R&S Records logo very closely resembles the Ferrari logo.
Releases on R&S and its subsidiaries include Jaydee (Plastic Dreams), Capricorn (20 Hz), Aphex Twin (Digeridoo, Selected Ambient Works 85-92), Biosphere (Microgravity, Patashnik), C.J. Bolland (Ravesignal III, The 4th Sign, Camargue), Sun Electric (O'Locco, Kitchen), The Source Experience/Robert Leiner (Visions Of The Past, Different Journeys), Model 500/Juan Atkins (Deep Space, The Flow), Silent Phase (The Theory Of Silent Phase), System 7 (Power Of Seven), Dave Angel (Classics) and Ken Ishii (Extra, Jelly Tones).
To celebrate its tenth anniversary in 1994 the label set up a pirate radio station, Radio Republica, for a whole week which aired broadcasts hosted by Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, CJ Bolland, Robert Leiner, Sven Väth, DJ Morpheus and many other electronic music artists. Gradually the label lost its importance in the world of dance music.
The label was relaunched in 2006 with brand new releases of new talents like Dejan Galic or Chizawa or more known artists like Radio Slave and Orlando Voorn. Afterwards the label also repressed some older albums that became classics from Model 500, Aphex Twin, Ken Ishii, Dave Angel and Joey Beltram.