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!K7 started as a music video production company in 1985, working with independent artists including Nick Cave, Mudhoney & Einstürzende Neubauten. In 1993 and after several successful albums released under the ‘X-Mix’ brand, the pioneering ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix album series was launched. Over twenty years later, ‘DJ-Kicks’ remains one of the most respected and prestigious DJ mix compilation series worldwide and has featured releases by many of the leading players in original, classic and contemporary electronic music including Carl Craig, Apparat, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot.  DJ-Kicks reached it’s 50th edition in 2015 celebrating this landmark with a stunning mix from DJ Koze gaining critical acclaim across the globe.

!K7 began releasing artist albums in 1996, and has since been responsible for an array of progressive projects from across the electronic music spectrum. Key acts over the years have included Tosca, Boozoo Bajou, Bomb The Bass and benchmark albums from Matthew Herbert. Recent signings to the label include Berlin’s Brandt Brauer Frick and their classical ‘Ensemble’ side project, Florida’s Hundred Waters, award-winning Danish band When Saints Go Machine and AKASE, the electronic project from Harry ‘Midland’ Agius with vocalist Robbie Redway.

In 2001 !K7 broadened its musical range with the incorporation of leading specialist labels Strut, Gold Dust, Rapster and Ever. With each label focusing on its own niche within the independent musical landscape, the !K7 Label Group has released new music from artists as varied as Pete Rock, Roy Ayers, Mulatu Astatke, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Creole and Lee Hazlewood.  In 2013, leading electronic label AUS Recordings joined the !K7 family to help the label develop long term artist projects of the next generation of exciting electronic artists and producers and enjoyed great success with the debut album from leading UK electronic producer Huxley.  Strut Records continues to go from strength to strength and picked up the prestigious ‘Best Label’ accolade at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards in 2015.

The early 2000s also saw !K7 introduce the Artist and Label services division to provide a global infrastructure and platform to esteemed independent labels and artists around the world.  !K7 currently partners with acclaimed labels including BBE, Crosstown Rebels, Luaka Bop, R&S, Rush Hour, Hypercolour, Glitterbeat, Sonar Kollektiv and more as well as artists such as Tricky, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Pop Group and Mykki Blanco.

In 2011, !K7 created a management division which currently looks after the interests of Tricky, Mykki Blanco and Brandt Brauer Frick. .

!K7 has offices in Berlin, London and New York.

Since 2003, !K7 have been partnering with like-minded independent labels and artists to help them develop and grow by providing experience, expertise, knowledge and market intelligence in the global music landscape. These strategic partnerships offer artists and labels a wide range of established and forward thinking services and resources such as the strategy, planning, development and execution of global campaigns plus label management, marketing, PR, manufacturing and distribution through it’s office bases in London, New York and Berlin and expansive worldwide digital and physical partners.

Acid Jazz

Acid Jazz

Agogo Records




Black Strobe
Born Electric

Born Electric

Crew Love

Crew Love

Crosstown Rebels
Dogfood Music Group

Dogfood Music Group


False Idols

Five Easy Pieces

Freaks R Us


Glitter Beat





Kwaidan Records

Kwaidan Records



Luaka Bop
Luv Lite

Luv Lite
Mad Dog Love

Mad Dog & Love


Naked Naked
Normal Surround

Normal Surround

Playground Scandinavia

Playground Scandinavia


R&S Records
Rush Hour

Rush Hour


Sonar Kollektiv
Sonic Cathedral

Sonic Cathedral



The Drop

The Gym
Tiger's Milk

Tiger’s Milk

Wagon Repair

Z Records

!K7 management services are available both for artists signed to the label and those who release music elsewhere. Drawing on 27 years of music industry experience and knowledge of the global music market, !K7 offers credible and informed guidance to artists. Current clients are Brandt Brauer Frick, Mykki Blanco and Tricky.

The management team  allows !K7 to offer management clients an added amount of attention on a daily level, and the company’s international structure, with offices in New York, London & Berlin, affords a deep understanding of global markets and enables !K7 to provide artist clients with a global infrastructure and support on an international level.

!K7 represents a wide catalog of material for synch licensing, including select partner label releases. In some cases, 1-stop clearances are available.

For all synch licensing inquiries, please contact Most songs clearable within 48 hours.

Current placements include licenses for F&F, HBO, Yamaha, CBS, USA Network, and more.


!K7 is regularly looking for interns to join us at our Berlin office.

We require:
• self-motivation, organisational skills & ability to work autonomously, as well as in a team
• good English skills
• basic knowledge of common office applications
• strong interest in music and the music industry

We offer:
• deep insight to the fast paced, exciting (digital) music business
• working with a wide range of musical genres & labels in an international team
• freedom to work on new structures and shape your work environment
• great coffee

Internship Distribution & Logistics

The internship includes tasks in the following areas:

• product setup of digital and physical products (metadata, audio, artwork)
• processing distributors orders, backorder report, communication with distributors
• intermediate between warehouse, plant and distributors
• booking manufacturing orders
• stock control
• warehouse management
• sales imports
• handling shipments / arranging pickups
• creating sales reports for internal use
• invoicing / proformas
• promo mail outs
• good English skills required

Start date: mid November 2015
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only

Internship Digital Distribution

The internship includes tasks in the following areas:

• support in all aspects of the digital distribution chain, from setup, promotion & marketing to reporting
• supporting the Label Services department, b2b communication between labels, label managers and digital outlets
• content management
• help set up & monitor global marketing campaigns
• creation / management of artists and product Information
• knowledge of digital music platforms is a plus

Start date: December 2015
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only

Internship Licensing

The internship includes tasks in the following areas:

• licensing of !K7 repertoire for external compilations
• research
• negotiating of terms and conditions
• dealing with contracts
• content management
• processing of royalty statements
• registration of !K7 repertoire with collecting societies
• good English skills required

Start date: January 2016
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only

All internships are paid
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Hello, if you have music which you think might fit !K7, please contact us via the form. Also please tell us something about yourself, how we can contact you and why you think your music is special. Please acknowlegde that we can’t reply to everyone. We will get it touch if we think we should work together. Thank you! !K7

!K7 Records GmbH

Berlin head office:
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin
p: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 0
f: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 19

!K7 New York:
55 Washington Street
Suite 734
Brooklyn, NY 11201
p: +1 718 722 99 35 – 12
f: +1 718 722 99 39

!K7 London:
Unit 10 The Laundry
2-18 Warburton Road
E8 3FN, London
p: +44 208 985 0122