!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 the label. 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. Already a favorite 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.
Luca D'Alberto's debut album Endless, produced by Martyn Heyne (who has worked with Nils Frahm, Lubomir Melnyk, Peter Broderick, Tiny Ruins and The National) and lauded DJ/musician Henrik Schwarz, is due for release on 7K! in June 2017.