This website presents music from independent artists & collectives.
K-os.net has been online for many years now and is operated by two friends Jan & Steve.
The number of artists involved with this project has increased, as have the number of visitors to this website and the popularity of related events. This has happened as a result of word of mouth, and a personal trust network that has been built up over the years. This has helped towards some of the artists being signed to independent labels and along with this too new friendships have been made.
The background for this website began in Aberdeen back in the early 90's. Steve was then studying Computing Science and mixing UK breakbeat as DJ Kai. There were lots of parties and a few club events, and one of the K-os logos (the celtic knot-work) was used by the Avalon parties, organised by Jan around that time. Steve graduated with a Computing Science degree in 1997 and moved to Edinburgh to work as a Java software developer. This website was first made while Steve was based in Edinburgh, and inspired by others such as E.H.X. (Electronic Audio Artform in The Capital) and Kolin Biomechanoid's UCN that were around about that time.
Jan is responsible for pulling in the largest share of the music that has been featured here. He's a friendly person with a knack for finding opportunities in the pursuit of music and fun.
K-os.net was up & running in time for the new millennium and it has not changed in spirit since those early days. This website has a simple mission: Supporting the Generals, not the majors! K-os.net is aimed at supplying fresh music to website visitors, and free promotion for independent musicians.