Inside Kontor

Behind the scenes of a label

By Kontor Records

Kontor Office Turntable

Winner of the Golden Lion, 2013

The legendary Kontor print ads

Kontor's ads were not always to everyone's taste and not always completely adult-free. Nevertheless, they caused people to talk about them, whether you liked them or not.

Advertisement - Kontor in India, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Dancers with Kontor Tattoo, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Pool view, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - People draw Kontor logo, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Kontor gets you everywhere, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - The pillars of Egypt, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

"Kontor gets you everywhere" ads, designed by Marc Schilkowski.

Ads that have been talked about

Advertisement - Berlin from its most beautiful side, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Dear GEMA, thank you for nothing, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Award ceremony Echo 2010 for the Atzen, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Advertisement - Complaint, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

01. Legendary: Berlin at its best, as a reaction to the relocation of many labes from Hamburg to Berlin. 02. Kontor takes on GEMA after many videos are blocked by Youtube due to a copyright dispute. 03. The Atzen get an echo? Unfortunately not, it was the Kastelruther Spatzen, but the picture was taken at the right moment at the award ceremony. 04. The German Advertising Council reprimands Kontor Records for an allegedly too sexist print advertisement.

Markus Gardeweg and Kontor signature voice Marek Ehrhardt (also a Kontor artist under the name "Nightwatchers"), From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Andre Tanneberger & Piet Blank at Miami Winter Music Conference, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Erich Schmeier & Toby Gabler at the Starsplash Gold Award party, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
MarkusGardeweg, AndreTanneberger, JensThele and WoodyVanEyden, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Jan Voermans & Markus Gardeweg at the Digidance signing party, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

How to...

DJ and producer workshops with Kontor Records.

left: Markus Gardeweg I DJ Workshop I 2002, right: In the studio with DJ Jerome - Producer Workshop Part 1 // KEDC - YouTube

Kontor @ DJ Meeting

Oberhausen, 2002

Marc Schilkowski, former kontor graphic and logo designer, together with Markus Gardeweg, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Martin Weiland & Piet Blank, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Stefan Gruenwald, Jens Thele, MarkusGardeweg, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

ATB's first interview at Club Rotation

VIVA, 1998

Welcome to Miami

Whether in Cannes, in Amsterdam or in Miami - Kontor Records was and is present at the music fairs of the world.

Piet Blank, Jens Thele & Daisy D in Miami, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Daisy D, Jens Thele & Markus Gardeweg at Miami Winter Music Conference, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
At the Winter Music Conference in Miami, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

The pool of the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Here, among other things, the movie "Bodyguard" was filmed and at the same time was for many years the venue of the Winter Music Conference.

Kontor Soccer Team, Kontor, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

Die Kontor Kicker im Millerntorstadion beim UNICEF Cup. Wer erkennt auf dem Foto folgende Personen, die im Team dabei waren? ;-) U.a. Schauspieler Patrick Bach und Marek Erhardt, Rapper Nana, Produzent Toni Cottura und natürlich Markus Gardeweg und Jens Thele.

A public transportation bus with Kontor brandingKontor Records

"We'll take you to House"

With a little luck, guests of the Hamburg public transport network could ...

... drive through the city in the purple office bus.

Kontor Merch ad, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

Reply from federal minister Dr. Karl-Theodor Frhr. zu Guttenberg to a letter from Jens TheleKontor Records

Thank you for the music!

A letter of thanks from Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to Kontor Records

The Spotibobs

The Spotibobs - A Kontor project where a school class got to experience the creation process of a song from conception to release together with Kontor staff. During the video shoot, the class was allowed to spontaneously perform their song on stage during a Friday For Future demo.

Hamburg Journal about Kontor Records

NDR, 2019

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Some insights into the offices of Kontor Records as well as the label and distribution team.

Left to right: Jens Thele, Markus Gardeweg, Gareth Davies, Jerome, H.P. Baxxter and Robert Larsz, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Kontor New Media Team, From the collection of: Kontor Records
,
Christmas Party Fischereihafenrestaurant, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

Room with a view :-)

View of the sunset from the Kontor office, From the collection of: Kontor Records
Show lessRead more

Kontor Cuvée

In 2020 and 2021 Kontor has released its own wine - each in collaboration with the wineries Knipser and Hensel. The wine is not available in stores, but was only given to friends and business partners. And of course drunk itself :)

Our own Kontor wine!

The Love Parade 2000, where Kontor was also represented with its own truck

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Google apps