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Get Physical Music to manage Definitive Recordings catalogue

By | Published on Thursday 12 January 2023

Get Physical x Definitive

Berlin-based Get Physical Music has announced a deal with Definitive Recordings, the house and techno label founded in 1992 by John Acquaviva, Karl Kowalski and Richie Hawtin.

Get Physical will now manage the recording and publishing catalogues of Definitive, although Acquaviva will continue to be involved in an A&R capacity, while Mark Quail – who joined the Definitive team in 2004 – will also have an advisory role.

Confirming the deal, Get Physical’s Roland Leeskers says: “It is a huge honour to have the trust of John and Mark as we bring Definitive Recordings into the Get Physical family”.

“I have been in love with the label from day one. Releases such as Jetstream’s ‘Seriously’, Dance Fever’s ‘A Woman In Love’ or Robot Man’s ‘Do Da Doo’ were essential in defining my very personal taste”, he adds. “To have John and Mark on our side as future advisors in A&R and other matters is a huge plus on top of it. We are highly motivated to make this new era a definitive success”.

Meanwhile, Acquaviva and Quail say in a joint statement: “We are extremely pleased and excited that Roland and the Get Physical team will be the stewards of this catalogue going forward to rejuvenate those masters and keep those artistic legacies alive”.