Name: Jurgen Korduletsch
Company: Radikal Records Inc.
Based in: 1119 N Wilson Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster?
Radikal Records has been around since 1990 and is the USA’s longest running Dance Music company which has been home to the elite of European Dance Music artists such as ATB, 2 Unlimited, Schiller, Armin van Buuren, N-Trance, Madhouse, Zombie Nation, Mauro Picotto, Rozalla, to name just a few. It is safe to say that at some point in the last 30+ years anyone who was anyone in the European Dance scene has had records released on Radikal Records. Additionally Radikal has produced and licensed to European companies it own catalog of artists most recently including Allegra, Salt Ashes, Maddox Jones, Bombs Away. RIP Youth. Via its sub label OK!Good Records has signed alternative and legacy artist like Janet Devlin, The Parlotones and Engelbert Humperdinck. Last but certainly least Radikal also hosts a boutique label Gummybear International for worldwide cartoon phenomenon Gummibär which has racked up Gold and Platinum awards with his records on all continents.
And can you tell us a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
As a writer/producer by trade I currently produce Engelbert Humperdinck’s album and am personally involved in the production of Janet Devlin, Salt Ashes, Maddox Jones, Gummibär representing a wide spectrum of musical styles. I have been a music producer for almost fifty years now first in Germany and since 1981 in the USA.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
As a teenager I had developed a keen interest in pop music and knew music was my passion. in my early years as an adult I was a DJ for 5 years, a buyer for a music on stop, a short lived Live performer/artist and songwriter which lead me to me to realize that my preferred role was as a producer and label owner to find, produce, develop and market artists and their music.
Which acts are you looking forward to seeing this year at SPOT?
As many new artists from Scandinavia I can squeeze into my two days/nights in Aarhus
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down?
The Bee Gees, Roxy Music, Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner and most recently Goran Bregovic