Yes, you can say that I relish a more eclectic variety of music. Electronic music was my focus for many years, and reviewing my youth I was early passionate about it. At 11 or 12, I was listening to Planet Patrol or Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, got into Depeche Mode, Kate Bush or Kurtis Blow. I was more or less into all kinds of genres. In my teenage years, my heroes were also the Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and so on, but I also liked rap/hip hop, soul or pop music.
My original vision of a label, starting with my first one in 1993, was to present a much wider spectrum as I realized was possible on one label alone. So I adapted my vision more or less over the years into a record company with various labels picturing a wider musical spectrum. So if there is a red line, maybe it is this genre mix open-mindedness in conjunction to above-mentioned ‘guts-driven’ A&R decisions. Does that make sense?