On October 1, 2000 Sebastian Riedl aka Basteroid, Michael Schwanen aka Metope and Matthias Klein aka Konfekt founded the music label “Areal”, based in Cologne, Germany. Their productions up to this point were the main reason for this decision: no matter wether it was a solo production or a collaboration, one could always reduce their work to a common denominator. So they decided to give their music a ground to develop: the Areal.
Areal Records is based in Berlin and has two sublabels. IRR (International Records Recordings) and a digital imprint with AR.