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STUDIO !K7 is an independent record label based in Berlin
Berlin
, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music . The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin
Berlin
address, Kaiserdamm 7 (they have since relocated to Heidestr. 52 and later to Gerichtstr. 35). !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City
New York City
, Hamburg
Hamburg
, London
London
, and Tokyo
Tokyo
. It has four independent imprints as part of the K7 label group. !K7, Gold Dust, Strut and Rapster.

K7 has a licensing deal with the New York-based indie label Frenchkiss Records , distributes the labels AGOGO, BBE , Crosstown Rebels, District 6 , Environ , Get Physical , Ghostly International , Lo Recordings , Moshi Moshi Records , Piranha, R2 , R&S , Rushhour , Skint , Salt Records , Sonar Kollektiv and Muthas Of Invention and has a music publishing company.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Artists * 3 See also * 4 External links * 5 References

HISTORY

Studio !K7 has produced electronic music artists, especially for the DJ-Kicks compilations. It began in 1985 with the idea of releasing digital video clips. In 1991, the first of the 3LUX series (three volumes) was released, followed by the X-Mix series (from 1993 to 1998). In 1995, the DJ-Kicks series was released. At that time it was unconventional to play complete albums with DJ cuts on home stereos. Artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister , Nightmares On Wax
Nightmares On Wax
, Thievery Corporation and Stereo MC's Chromeo , Booka Shade
Booka Shade
contributed to its release.

In 1996, !K7 started launching artist albums. As of 2014 the !K7-discography features albums from artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister , Matthew Herbert
Matthew Herbert
, Dani Siciliano, Ursula Rucker , Swayzak , and Boozoo Bajou . In 2001, Rapster Records, a new label under !K7, started focussing on urban, soul and HipHop music. Since then, Rapster has released records by DJ Jazzy Jeff
DJ Jazzy Jeff
, Pete Rock and Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers
, amongst others. Rapster also forged an alliance with UK based soul aficionado Peter Adarkwah, head of BBE Records . !K7 founded another subsidiary, Ever Records, in 2006, for indie bands and singer/songwriters such as Cortney Tidwell , Cyann & Ben , and Howie Beck . In 2008 Strut & Gold Dust Media joined the !K7 label group. Between 1999 and 2003 Strut had released Nigerian Afrobeats, Leftfield Discos, Rare Groove and Grandmaster Flash ’s latest album. Strut’s founder, Quinton Scott, is responsible for A -webkit-column-width: 25em; column-width: 25em;">

* A Guy Called Gerald * John Acquaviva * The Beginning of the End * Mykki Blanco * Boozoo Bajou * Brandt Brauer Frick * Circlesquare * da damn phreak noize phunk * Erol Alkan * Digitalism * Chris de Luca * Sean Deason * Benjamin Diamond * Vikter Duplaix * Michael Fakesch * Fehlfarben * Five Deez * Funkstörung * Ghost Cauldron * The Glimmers * The Herbaliser * Herbert * Beth Hirsch * Nick Holder * Interstellar * K-Hand * Khao * Koop * Kruder & Dorfmeister * Mike Ladd * Life Force * Miriam Makeba * Milosh * Nicolette * Out Hud * Erlend Øye * Terrence Parker
Terrence Parker
* Peace Orchestra * Playgroup * Princess Superstar * Stacey Pullen * Quiet Village * Rae & Christian * Ursula Rucker * Patrice Rushen * Henrik Schwartz * Ian Simmonds * James Sims * Shantel * Dani Siciliano * Smith ">

* ^ http://www.musicweek.com/labels/read/k7-music-picks-up-catalogues-in-parlophone-divestment/070196

* v * t * e

Studio !K7

DJ-KICKS

* DJ-Kicks: C. J. Bolland * DJ-Kicks: Carl Craig * DJ-Kicks: Claude Young * DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister * DJ-Kicks: Nicolette * DJ-Kicks: The Black Album * DJ-Kicks: DJ Cam * DJ-Kicks: Terranova * DJ-Kicks: Smith & Mighty * DJ-Kicks: Andrea Parker * DJ-Kicks: Kemistry

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