Legendary Belgian label has R&S licensed the hottest tunes from all over the world for decades while developing its own formidable stable of producers. Its catalog is nothing short of stunning. The roster reads like the who’s who of electronic music, Aphex Twin, Derrick May, Ken Ishi, CJ Bolland, Kenny Larkin, 69 / Carl Craig, Joey Beltram, Model 500, Dave Angel, the list goes on… The start of 2008 saw the relaunch of R&S, releasing a number of re-mastered classic albums, re-positioning itself again as one of the most forward-thinking electronic labels with the new roster featuring some of contemporary electronic music’s most innovative artists. Tonight’s “In Order To Dance” showcase sets it off on two floors. Although he has run one of electronic music’s foremost labels for over 37 years, R&S founder Renaat Vandepapeliere is still on the voyage of personal discovery and quest for authenticity that has fired the R&S imprint. Now with decades of in his own words, “living the dream”, he turns his attention back to the roots of American dance music that inspired the enduring label. A true visionary for electronic dance music in Europe, today another crop of talent is waiting in the wings to break further new ground. Here lies the premise of Renaat R&S Records – In Order To Dance – North/South American tour that now sees European footing, finding and showcasing unknown or obscure local talent to feature at each gig. Machine Woman is Russian-born Anastasia Vtorova, a sound artist and image maker who often collaborates her practice with other artists. Machine Woman’s works are inspired by late-night listening of downbeat minimal electronica music along with melancholic worldwide cinema. With a new album ‘Época’ out now on R&S Records, Lakker returns to Tresor after the world premiere of their A/V show Tundra during the 2015 Atonal festival. The long-standing electronic duo of Eomac and Arad originates from Ireland and they paint intricate sonic tapestries ranging from haunting Arctic soundscapes to bass-driven warehouse weight. Lakker’s music has been featured by Aphex Twin in his exploratory DJ sets. They have released with iconic labels such as Blueprint and Stroboscopic Artefacts before finding a home on the classic Belgian label R&S. As DJs and live performers, they have played in venues worldwide from Detroit to Shanghai. Tresor resident Mischa rounds out the Tresor Floor line-up, a product of shifting technological landscapes. Nurtured by computerized machine music through radio waves from the hardcore continuum, he has developed a distinctly futurist vision for uncompromising techno music. Born in Berlin, Mischa inevitably found the legendary Hard Wax as a main educator in taste, and has worked there since 2010. In Globus: Unknown Archetype is a collaborative project between Roxy Tripp, a British conceptual artist & music producer, and Oliver Kucera a Czech born producer & live performer, residing in the Netherlands. With an extensive background of solo projects in the underground scene, the duo began their collaboration together as Unknown Archetype in early 2015. The project is conceptually driven by themes of Jungian psychology, archetypal symbolism and mythology, while exploring a vast spectrum of electronic music genres – tonight with a dynamic live/DJ hybrid set. Rene Pawlowitz aka Shed aka Head High is one of techno’s most respected DJs/producers, who re-released his first two Shed albums, 2008’s Shedding The Past and 2010’s The Traveller, on vinyl in 2018, this time on his own The Final Experiment label, which was also the name of his last album released on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown. Shed is also affiliated with the 50Weapons and Ostgut Ton labels, on the latter he just released his 5th long-player “Oderbruch” as Shed. With a definite inspiration from the early 90s rave sound, his sets have thrilled clubbers on his many international tours. Tonight performing under his Head High moniker, releasing twice on the Powerhouse label. Sven Rieger aka SVN is an electronic music producer and co-founder together with SW of SUED, an electronic music label based in Berlin. Their untitled release last year was a terrific 4-track helping of excellent techno, jacking and deep house flavor from the duo’s Friedrichshain studios. SVN is one of those sub-radar greats of techno, he has repeatedly provided important impulses both as an A&R producer and as a producer, and has been working hard to continually explore the boundaries of music. Tresor Club resident Magda El Bayoumi compliments the Globus line-up, an artist of Polish and Egyptian origin living in Berlin, Germany. She tends to oscillate between different sub-genres of house and techno: whether she is opening the night, playing in prime time or closing the party, she adjusts easily providing the best possible performance and record selection to fit the night. Good classic or fresh and new sound techno and house or versatile electronic productions play an important role in Magda’s choice of music today. There is only one rule: quality.