Kanzleramt was founded in january 1994 by Bernhard Laux and Heiko Laux.
Distributed via MMS, Neuton, EFA & Rough Trade Germany in the past and is currently distributed via interGROOVE.
In March 2010 comes the greatest event: itís 20 Years of existance Kanzleramt Music, itís evil twin Uturn and the sub-label k2o has reached the total output of over 1.000 titles released on vinyl, cd, dvd and online till the present day.
The label-name originated from a track called Kanzleramt written by Heiko Laux in 1992. The name stuck and soon after the same-named bar, run by Heiko and his brother, opened. In the basement bar Anthony Rother, Johannes Heil and Patrick Lindsey joined in to form the first group of artists, a strong foundation to launch the label in 1994.
The first releases travelled over the regions borders and soon Christian Morgenstern, DJ Slip and Richard Bartz made their appearances on Kanzleramt. When Heiko took the label to Berlin in 1999 Alexander Kowalski and Diego Hostettler marched right into the core of the label and Kanzleramt became label of the year in the readers-poll of Groove Magazine 3 years in a row 1998 Ė 2000.
Since Kanzleramt headquarters took up residence in Berlin, Damon Wild, Fabrice Lig, Dave Ellesmere, The Solid Gold Players and The Offshore Funk wrote full-length albums. These expanded the variety of music on the label from sick jackiní techno, through jazz influenced and orchestrated theme albums to warm classic house music, without compromising the Detroit influenced Kanzleramt core feeling. Right into the centre of this pitch came Ray Kajioka in 2004 and the 2 Dutchmen Peter Horrevorts in 2006 and Gideon in 2008 with their albums.
Sublabels: K2 O Records, U-Turn.
Kanzleramt Music is the favourite platform for an immense pallete of artists, and just to name a few: Damon Wild, DJ Slip, Johannes Heil, Peter Horreworts, Samuel L. Session, Steve Rachmad, Ray Kajioka, Richard Bartz, Heiko Laux, Alexander Kowalski, Dave Ellesmere, Gideon, Patrick Kajioka, Anthony Rother, and hundreds of other ones.