Perlon is a minimal techno/microhouse record label, founded in 1997 by Markus Nikolai, Thomas Franzmann (Zip) and Chris Rehberger at Frankfurt and currently based in Berlin. It is often recognized as one of the genre-defining labels in the world of minimalistic and experimental techno. All releases on Perlon are physical only (vinyl and CD), not available for downloading. It is distributed by Wordandsound, Hamburg.
Perlon catalog includes such artists as Ricardo Villalobos, Baby Ford, Stefan Goldmann, Akufen, Pantytec, Dandy Jack, A Guy Called Gerald, Wareika and many others. The label famously never accepts demos. The name of the label came from Nikolai. Originally it was a working title for one of the albums of Pile, his project with Zip and graphic designer Chris Rehberger, who later created famous Perlon logo and designed covers for a number of their releases.