Label Group

Our family of in-house labels

!K7 is home to four in-house labels each with their own diverse roster and back catalogue. Our imprint output spans the musical spectrum including releases by leading artists from around the world.

AUS

Founded by Will Saul in the early 2000s, AUS is a key label in UK dance music having helped break the careers of Leon Vynehall, Midland, Bicep and Dusky.

AUS has welcomed heavy weights like Cassy, Cinthie, Gerd, Huxley, and Marquis Hawkes with recent artist albums from Floorplan and Move D released to wide spread critical acclaim.

Recent AUS releases

!K7 Records

Home to DJ-Kicks as well as a diverse electronic roster of electronic artists. Since the launch of X-Mix, DJ-Kicks and Kruder and Dorfmeister’s landmark K&D Sessions, !K7 has continued to champion left-field artists from across electronic music with artist albums from Michael Mayer, Dominik Eulberg, Bjarki to name just a few.

Twenty five years later DJ-Kicks also remains one of the most respected and prestigious mix series worldwide with seminal mixes from Nina Kraviz, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, Moodyman and Four Tet alongside many others.

Recent !K7 releases

Strut

Strut is one of the leading reissue labels specialising in soul, funk, world sounds, disco, post-punk and industrial music. The label also releases new albums by original legends and new world music artists including Mulatu Astatke, Orlando Julius, Pat Thomas and The Souljazz Orchestra.

Strut is also home to the back catalogues of both Miriam Makeba and Patrice Rushen.  Strut was founded by Quinton Scott and joined the !K7 family in 2007. 

Recent Strut releases

7K!

7K! was founded in 2017 as !K7’s sister label specialising in contemporary music inspired by classic composition, as well as avant-garde and experimental works.

7K! artists include Niklas Paschburg, Echo Collective and Hior Chronik and has been behind critically acclaimed live performances at international concert venues and festivals including Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

The imprint is also home to landmark musical project Plunderphonia.

Recent 7K! releases

Ever Records

We’re pleased to present a new addition to the !K7 Label Group: the relaunched Ever Records. Ever will focus primarily on jazz with the first release coming Spring 2020 from Kansas Smitty’s. 

!K7 Music has long been at the forefront of jazz through our Label Services division. We have witnessed the new roads jazz artists are taking on a global scale, whilst at the same time paying homage to the masters that have come before. We’re excited to be part of this next chapter.