!K7 Label Group Inks North American Partnership with R&S/Apollo Records


After taking a victory lap last year in celebration of its 27th year in business, !K7 Records has announced it has signed a North American partnership with R&S Records, whose current roster including James Blake, Pariah, Lone and Blawan as well as a classic tracks by Ken Ishii, Biosphere, Joey Beltram, Jam & Spoon, Kenny Larkin, Juan Atkins and Derrick May.

According to a statement issued by !K7, the label’s New York-based team “will work closely to provide R&S and Apollo with physical and digital distribution in North America via !K7’s structure with Redeye Distribution, and digital distribution via !K7’s direct partnerships, as well as US-focused strategic input, marketing, and label services to help develop and grow the exciting roster of new and established acts on the two imprints.”

Obligatory press release gush from Horst Weidenmuller, CEO of !K7 Records: “For my company the US has always been the biggest market and we are all working hard to achieve the same for Renaat and his great team.”

Obligatory press release gush from R&S owner Renaat Vandepapeliere: “R&S is on a mission in the US.”