Horst Weidenmüller founded !K7 in 1985 at the age of 21. Starting out as a video production company in the 80s, Weidenmüller grew !K7 into a versatile record label, evolving it to a hub for a broad yet selective range of music. Today !K7 provides artist management for artists such as Tricky and Mykki Blanco, label services, marketing, and sales and distribution management for a diverse array of label partners. Home to the beloved DJ-Kicks compilation series, the !K7 Label Group also includes in-house labels AUS, Strut and 7K!, each catering to its own niche within the independent musical landscape. Weidenmüller’s latest brainchild and addition to the !K7 family is 7K!; a hub for artists experimenting with new music based on classical composition structures. Almost two years in the making, it has released albums by Luca D’Alberto, Niklas Paschburg, Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest, Martyn Heyne, Hior Chronik, Echo Collective, and Maike Zazie, with more to come.