German techno producer Heiko Laux is prominently known both as a producer and also as the owner of Kanzleramt, a prestigious minimal techno label that has released tracks by other esteemed German techno producers such as Johannes Heil and Christian Morgenstern. Laux started his label in 1994, then still based in his hometown of Bad Nauheim (later relocated in Berlin). During the label's first year, Laux released 12"s by Patrick Lindsey, Ben Jamin, Notsignal, and himself. In successive years, Laux expanded his label's roster a bit to feature other producers such as Heil, Morgenstern, Voodooamt, DJ Slip, and many others. He continued releasing tracks under his own name as well as Item One (a collaboration between himself and Heil) and Sodiac (a collaboration between himself and Anthony Rother).