Esc.rec. / Harco Rutgers
Mr. H. F. de Boerlaan 151
7411 AH Deventer
The Netherlands


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Demo policy

Esc.rec. listens to everything that comes in, even though it might take some time to do so. But – this is very important!!! – please do some research on the label before you send your proposal, so we don’t waste each other’s time. Apparently you are not the only one who would like to release here, which is why the Esc.rec. release schedule is incredibly overcrowded with amazing projects. This is a good thing of course, but there is obviously a downside: chances are slim to none that we can make your project fit in, even when it’s a perfect fit for the label artistically. Consider yourself warned and cautiously invited at the same time.

This may seem self-evident, but Esc.rec. only releases music that passes the very personal quality control of the label founder, owner and sole staff member: Harco Rutgers. It is also a requirement to get the distinct feeling that a release on Esc.rec. is really helping you as an artist, because every release is a lot of hard work.

Demos (and gifts or bribes) can be mailed to If you do, please also give some clue as to who you are, where you’re from, etc.


Most of the releasing artists on Esc.rec. also perform live. Please send any questions you might have to and De Perifeer will gladly assist you in your quest for excellent bookings.