!K7 is proud to announce the launch of a new division, 7K!, dedicated to cutting edge neo-classical musicians and composers. This is not an entirely new field for us. Having worked for years with artists like Brandt Brauer Frick, !K7 has been an innovative force in the contemporary classical movement since before the genre had a coined name. 7K! offers the chance to provide a platform for a wide range of genre-busting artists who are changing the way we conceive of classical music.
The debut 7K! release comes from Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Luca D’Alberto, whose double single “Wait For Me” (b/w “Blessed Messenger”) is available now. Already a favourite composer of directors such as Peter Greenaway, Wim Wenders and Fernando Arrabal, D’Alberto met !K7 CEO Horst Weidenmüller in Berlin, initially to propose working on a string-based project with Tricky. Upon hearing D’Alberto’s music, Weidenmüller thought to himself “We have to work with Luca he is genius,” and the seeds for 7K! were planted.
To celebrate the beginnings of the new 7K! brand, 7K! has teamed up with Berlin radio station Flux FM who will be launching the new radio channel Neo FM on January 27th. Luca D’Alberto will play his first live show, complete with 4 piece ensemble, live at the event, which will be streamed worldwide from Silent Green in Berlin. Luca D’Alberto’s debut album Endless, produced by Martyn Heyne and Henrik Schwarz, is due for release on 7K! in 2017.
Luca D’Alberto – “Wait For Me” (Official Music Video) via Nowness