(Click here for Ger­man ver­si­on)  The past year hasn’t been easy for any of us, not only tho­se in the cul­tu­ral or event sec­tor. Mon­ths full of inse­cu­ri­ty, uncer­tain­ty, and loads of can­cel­la­ti­ons lie behind us.

It’s all the nicer – and the more humb­ling – that we’re still here. Still kicking high, and not with a tiny oun­ce less pas­si­on and con­vic­tion for our cau­se. A cau­se that – con­tra­ry to the views of some of our high­ly-deco­ra­ted cul­tu­ral poli­ti­ci­ans and colum­nists – is com­pri­sed of more than sim­ply being a gas­tro­no­mic busi­ness, more that just ser­ving drinks with back­ground music, more than a shiny bass cir­cus for bored mill­en­ni­als wan­ting to annoy their boo­mer parents.

Tech­no is more. More than a mere musi­cal gen­re, more than a pure leisu­re acti­vi­ty, more than a cul­tu­ral and poli­ti­cal oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vo­ke tho­se genera­ti­ons who­se ide­as of pro­gres­si­ve music got stock some­time around 1968.

Tech­no is cul­tu­re. Tech­no is a state­ment. Tech­no is community.

And we are incredi­b­ly gra­te­ful for this com­mu­ni­ty. For each and every one of you who have been with us along the way for the past 15 years and bey­ond, and espe­cial­ly over the past few months.

We have been lis­tening, belie­ve us. We are gra­te­ful for every mes­sa­ge that has reached us through our chan­nels, asking if we were doing fine and whe­ther the­re was a way to sup­port up. We’re gra­te­ful for every sin­gle dona­ti­on we recei­ved as part of our crowd­fun­ding at the begin­ning of the year. We’re gra­te­ful for every throw­back sto­ry on Insta­gram, in remem­bran­ce of bet­ter times. Becau­se with every time, with every mes­sa­ge, we are being remin­ded why we’re still out here, kee­ping up with all the bullsh*t being thrown at all of us this year. We’re doing it for you. For us.

In this spi­rit, we had plan­ned a litt­le some­thing this year, which should actual­ly have seen the light of day for our 15th anni­ver­s­a­ry and the asso­cia­ted fes­ti­vi­ties. But hey, it’s a pan­de­mic, and bet­ter late than never, right? With this in mind, we are proud to pre­sent you our RS:Collection01! (avail­ab­le for purcha­se on Mon­day the 21.12.20 from 17:00h HERE) Our new design put on fab­ric, exclu­si­ve­ly, by us, for you.

Tre­at your friends, tre­at your loved ones, tre­at your­sel­ves, becau­se honest­ly – there’s not­hing else good com­ing this year.

On that note, remem­ber – stay healt­hy, stay loving, stay loved! Yrs, Team RS