Vier Sterne Deluxe Records was founded in 2011 by the friends Simon Bohnsack (DJ Kaito) and Max H. (DJ Sheldon)
Active as a Labe in 2012 with the release of the TrashTape "DJ Kaito Nr.1" it grew with every
Sometimes short forms like VSDeluxe Records or just VSD were used on the releases.
With the title "6 October (Tag der Nation)", DJ Kaito created the first successful song in the history of Vier Sterne Deluxe Records in 2012, currently with more than 10,000 views on YouTube and more than 3,000 (mostly free) downloads.
In October of 2016 we partnered with the downloadplatform INICAT. The DISS EP by DJ Kaito skyrocked to Nr.1 of
the INICAT charts at release and stayed a few weeks in the top 5.
In December 2016 we partnered with CDBaby for putting future releases of our artists on mature platforms like Itunes, Amazon and Spotify, also they made our CDs availeble in the USA and other places in the World.
After one year, in January 2018, we made the first deals with Record and CD stores for distributing the CDs our artists in Germany by our selfs and inrtroduced our own B2B store. In the year more stores partnered with us and in late 2018 we expanded to the Netherlands.
In 2021 we got the oportunety to cooperate with the German animation studio Dingo Pictures for bringing them back to life. Since than we are glad to publish teir movies as audiobooks/radioplays. We also started selling Pro-CDRs (PCDR), a format that is the new standard of our distribution partners since late 2020. These were produced by a 3rd party company.
In the beginning of 2022 we partnered with FAIRE.com to get into more markets and reach new stores. Later that
year we started our own music on Pro-CDR production, beeing indipendent again in this field. Our normal CD production was stopped.
Today we got 15 own direct partner stores and reach 10.000+ stores arround the world with our disribution partners.
This is not just a saying, but a promise.
With us, the music is recorded independently in the in-house studio, edited and mixed. The music videos are also produced in-house.
Where others stop at this point and leave the rest to others, we go one step further: we produce our CDs ourselves - in painstaking manual work.
To save the
environment, a large part of the parts for the finished CDs consists of second-hand goods, which must pass a strict test for reusability.
Each CD is also individually checked for playability after completion, to ensure 100% that it also runs perfectly. Also we denight to wrap the CDs do to the waste of plastic.
We also coordinate the marketing (at least in Europe). For other countries (for example USA) and the digital distribution CDBaby, Ditto Music, Alliance Entertaiment and other supports us actively.