January 09, 2007 13:36 ET

KOCH Records Announces New Deal With The TWISTED Group to Market and Promote All Dance Releases

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- KOCH Records announces a new partnership with The TWISTED Group to market and promote future dance releases. Some titles slated for release in 2007 are new albums by Carl Cox, Ror-shak, DJ Rekha and more.

The TWISTED Group, co-founded by Mark Davenport and Rob Di Stefano, is at the forefront of the international dance scene with a global roster of talent and a proud history of hits and hitmakers. The company is one of the most important in the dance world, and has launched and/or nurtured some of the genre's most important talents, including Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Junior Vasquez, Funky Green Dogs/Murk, Superchumbo, Jason Nevins, Peter Rauhofer, Rui Da Silva & DJ Vibe.

Under this new partnership, KOCH dance titles will be co-branded with the TWISTED logo, capitalizing on the historical importance the name conveys. In addition, KOCH will handle North American distribution for all releases from the TWISTED label, which had previously been handled by Caroline, including the debut album from Greek producer/DJ Alex Santer, and the latest in the label's highly successful TWIST This P*ssy compilation series.

KOCH Records President Bob Franks says, "Mark and Rob are two of the best in the dance/electronic world. Together we'll move forward at 200 bpms!"

Davenport adds, "Our release schedule represents the superstars of the dance world and I'm confident with our new KOCH partnership we will achieve the goals we have set for 2007."

Di Stefano continues, "Combining TWISTED's respected brand-name with KOCH's marketing and distribution muscle gives us the platform to dominate in the U.S. dance market, increasing visibility and sales for both our artists and our companies. It's an incredible opportunity for all involved and an exciting new chapter in TWISTED history."

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last six years (2001-2006). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit

About The TWISTED Group

The TWISTED Group is one of the most respected brand names in dance and club music, a living legend that helped define and shape today's international DJ culture. Its flagship imprint TWISTED Records and its heritage label TRIBAL have launched careers of the genre's biggest talents including Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Funky Green Dogs/Murk, Junior Vasquez, Peter Rauhofer, Superchumbo, and many more. For more on TWISTED, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Giovanna Melchiorre
    212-353-8800 x257
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