First known for !K7 Records’ innovative DJ Kicks albums, this was one of the first compilation series that asked well-known underground DJs to create mixes emphasizing their signature sound while sharing their unique musical influences. Dozens of artists, including Kruder & Dorfmeister, Carl Craig and Chromeo stepped up to the challenge, blending and showcasing tracks that were often rare, previously unavailable, or only released on limited vinyl pressing. Simultaneously, the label championed individual artist releases, including critically acclaimed acts such as Matthew Herbert, Tosca, A Guy Called Gerald, Swayzak and Jimmy Edgar.
!K7 also distributes an acclaimed roster of artist-driven international labels including Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels, Dixon’s Innervisions, Tiga’s Turbo Records, and Wagon Repair from artists Graham Boothby, Mathew Jonson, Konrad Black and Loose Change.
Discover and listen to tracks from !K7 Records and its specialty imprints. If you need a primer, we put together a playlist featuring a selected discography:
!K7 Distributed Labels
- !K7 Records
- BBE/Rapster: a specialty imprint that focuses on soul, hip hop and urban music and featuring legendary artists including Pete Rock, Roy Ayers and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
- Gold Dust Media: a hip-hop imprint behind People Under the Stairs, Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One, Zion I, and the Outlawz
- Strut Records: an imprint whose cutting-edge, beat-driven artists include Breakestra, Mulatu Astatke, and Grandmaster Flash
- Crosstown Rebels
- Wagon Repair
- Cobblestone Jazz
Previous label features include: Warp Records, Death Row Records, Get Physical, Sub Pop Records, Hydra Head, Pschent, Righteous Babe Records, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek, Yep Roc, Hyperdub, Bella Union, XL Recordings, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, 4AD, Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk