Shuffle | 27!K7
by Joshua P. Ferguson
When I think back on the first few times I laid eyes on that iconic exclamation point, K and 7, it was while in college. I was discovering there was a new world of music that appealed to my jazz, lounge and reggae sensibilities and that artists like Kruder & Dorfmeister and Thievery Corporation were championing these sounds on the now-legendary mix series known as DJ-KiCKS. No, this was not 27 years ago. Although, the distinctively independent label is turning that old this year.
In all that time, it's never faltered from its mission to carrying electronic sounds forward, whether they be jazzy, dubby, techy or trembling from too much bass. To show us all just how far and wide the !K7 tastes go, the label is releasing four weeks of double a-side digital freebies to fans, new and old alike. Last week saw great workouts from When the Saints Go Machine and Motor City Drum Ensemble, while this week boasts house maestros Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap and techno-jazz outfit Brandt Brauer Frick. You can also look forward to upcoming tracks from Hercules and Love Affair and Apparat. Grab the first two releases below and head to k7-27.com in the weeks come for more.
DOWNLOAD: When the Saints Go Machine + Motor City Drum Ensemble
DOWNLOAD: Wolf + Lamb vs Soul Clap + Brandt Brauer Frick