The German label from Cologne made what seemed as an overnight decision to dive into the the record label buzz in 1998 when both label honchos Riley Reinhold and Jacqueline Reinhold were invited to play in Buenos Aires for the Goethe Institut.
The first album release "Elektronische Musik - aus Buenos Aires" directly made it in to the top10 of The Wire magazine and showed what for a fine nose Riley Reinhold has for discovering extraordinary music from countries where no one had digged before.
The British press talked of a „hoax“: „all was just invented“. They could not believe such music could come from Argentina at that time.
Early Traum signings were: Fairmont, Dominik Eulberg, Minilogue, Extrawelt, Process, Philippe Cam, Dinky, Broker/Dealer, Geoff White, Oliver Hacke, Jesse Somfay, Nathan Fake and more.
Supported by BBC Radio, John Peel and many musicians, the label was voted several years in the row into the top10 of the best German labels by Groove magazine and won the German Critics Award for their Dominik Eulberg album "Heimische Gefilde".
Dominik Eulberg advanced to become the most known key artist of the label releasing 3 albums and 27 EP until now on Traum. His latest release "Spülsaum" has just been released (Traum V188, 05. May 2015).
In 2009 a new phalanx of producers emerged on Traum with artist such as: Microtrauma, Ryan Davis, Applescal Super Flu and Thomas Bjerring.
With the signing of UK artist Max Cooper other artists like Nick Dow Rob Clouth, We Need Cracks, Hannes Rasmus, Olaf Stuut, Parra for Cuva, Egokind and Padre followed.
In 2013 the TOUR DE TRAUM collection gained a new momentum and is a current force now in 2015 establishing a platform for world wide electronic music.
Alongside releases from artists such as Dominik Eulberg, Extrawelt, Microtrauma, Nick Dow, Sebastian Mullaert, Ron Flatter, Gabriel Ananda, We Need Cracks, Hannes Rasmus and Padre.