Anyone who’s ever claimed at some point in their life to be an electronic music fan will instantly recognise the iconic black stallion and green triangle of R&S Records. Now, the long-standing label will for the first time ever include a Maltese artist in one of its official compilations.
Maltese acid music stalwart Acidulant took to Facebook last night to celebrate “a dream coming true”… and yes, it involved the mega record label behind tracks by legendary artists like Aphex Twin, James Blake, Blawan and Nicolás Jaar.
“Today I signed a contract with R&S Records for a track appearance on the next RV Trax 6 to be released this summer,” the Maltese electronic producer said on Facebook. “I cannot be more happy to be the first-ever Maltese artist to release music on this legendary label.”
Acidulant went on to thank “the one and only Renaat Vandepapeliere”, the man behind R&S himself, “for the great passion and dedication and for exposing small artist like me”.
“I still cannot believe the fact that my music will be released on a label where iconic artists like Aphex Twin, MODEL 500 and many more have also released their work on.”
Just over a week ago, the Acidulant had taken to Facebook to share another awesome achievement; a glowing review by French techno master Laurent Garnier.
Garnier, who has been pushing electronic music to its limits since the late 80s, gave “some early love” to Acidulant’s upcoming album set to release next month under a new alias, Collateral Intelligence.
“Great release,” Garnier said of the Maltese artist’s album Butterflies In Funerals, which will be released via London-based Gated Recordings. “Will playlist on PBB (my radio station)”, he continued, before giving the album four stars out of five.
Clearly, even with so many years of great achievements behind him, this Maltese artis still has a very busy and promising future ahead of him.