Crammed has released over 250 albums and 250 singles by artists from all over the world, ranging from Aksak Maboul to Bel Canto, Carl Craig, DJ Morpheus (& the Freezone series), Eddie Fowlkes, Flat Earth Society, The Gruesome Twosome, The Honeymoon Killers (let's skip some letters) ... to Snooze, Suba, Tek 9 & 4hero, Zap Mama, Hector Zazou and Zuco 103 ...

Crammed's sub-labels have included the Made To Measure composers' series, world music collection Cramworld, electronic music imprints SSR, Language & Selector, and Ziriguiboom, a collection devoted to new Brazilian music. Nowadays, Crammed would like to believe that borders between genres are no longer indispensable, so most releases tend to come out under the simple "Crammed" banner.

Crammed's current roster includes Konono N°1, Cibelle, Koçani Orkestar, Taraf de Haidouks, Bebel Gilberto, Balkan Beat Box, DJ Dolores, Tuxedomoon, Shantel, Kasai Allstars, Think Of One, Mahala Rai Banda, newcomers Lonely Drifter Karen & Allá, and more.

News

Rozzma's 'Donya Fakka' EP


Straight from Cairo, a futuristic debut on Acid Arab's new imprint

Sofarnopolis


Crammed Discs are delighted to present Sofarnopolis, the debut album by Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas.

Kasai Allstars tour Europe to celebrate "Félicité"


The band have a central role in the award-winning fiction film. They're playing a dozen European shows in October, to celebrate the movie's release in several countries

Tuxedomoon member Peter Principle's untimely demise


Peter Principle, one of the key members of American avant-garde rock band Tuxedomoon, unexpectedly passed away in Brussels on July 17, 2017.

Four cult Crammed albums to be reissued on vinyl


Starting with Yasuaki Shimizu's legendary 1987 album "Music For Commercials"

Advance track by Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas


Renowned DJ & electronic music producer Matias Aguayo will soon be releasing the debut album of his new band The Desdemonas. We're happy to share Nervous, a first track from the album.

Juana Molina : accolades and tour


Her new album "Halo" gets impressive kudos, while she gets ready for a tour in Europe and Argentina

MAÏA VIDAL releases a new video & single: Mama Told Me So


a how-to guide for getting out of toxic relationships and finally accepting that your mother really does know best

KASAI ALLSTARS


at the core of Alain Gomis’ movie "Félicité"

Kasai Allstars' music in the soundtrack of award-winning film


"Félicité" earned the Silver Bear Grand Jury Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and features the band, off and onscreen

“Yambadi Mama”


Les Inrocks premiere new music video by Konono N°1 meets Batida, just ahead of K1's new tour.

“The United States is a cult, but sometimes people break away”


says McCloud Zicmuse. Listen to his new Le Ton Mité album...

Face To Face with Aquaserge


Watch the new music video by the brilliant experimental pop band

Watch OY's latest, trippy video


"Space Diaspora" was directed by Moritz Reichartz

New video by Lula Pena


"Archivo Pittoresco" released on January 27th. Here is one of the songs, in a new video beautifully directed by Catarina Limão.

HOLIDAY GOODIES FROM CRAMMED DISCS


GET A FREE CRAMMED DISCS TOTE BAG !!!

MINIMAL COMPACT "One (Statik Dancin')" ON VINYL AGAIN!


The vinyl reissue of Minimal Compact's debut mini-album (1981) comes out on Nov 18. It's been remastered from the original tapes, pressed on 180 gr vinyl, and contains a download code.

Aksak Maboul 'Revue' show in London


Feat. Laetitia Sadier, Aquaserge & Jaakko Eino Kalevi, this Saturday!

KONONO N°1 & BATIDA say "Bom Dia"!


Les Inrockuptibles premiere the new video by Konono n°1 & Batida, and are dubbing them "Purveyors of Joy"....

WATER ON MARS


The first video for FAUNA TWIN's upcoming THE HYDRA EP

Aksak Maboul 'Revue'


Special shows feat. Laetitia Sadier, Aquaserge & Jaakko Eino Kalevi

HAPPY SUMMER


New music by AQUASERGE, ACID ARAB, FAUNA TWIN, LE TON MITÉ and singles from the upcoming, 2017 albums by YASMINE HAMDAN and JUANA MOLINA: This is what will be awaiting you in the Fall! Meanwhile, here is Aquaserge's intriguing new video, 'Les Zouzes'

KONONO N°1 MEETS BATIDA


New album out in Europe now!

Acid Arab joins Crammed Discs


Crammed Discs are thrilled to announce the signing of mighty Parisian electronic music crew ACID ARAB

Amatorski release "Hear Me"


A new video and single incl. Julia Holter remix

New album by the one and only LULA PENA


A rare release by the reclusive Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet.

"Konono meets Batida"


Crammed Discs are happy to announce the new album by Konono n°1 !

TUXEDOMOON VINYL EXTRAVAGANZA!!!


To celebrate the band's 38th anniversary, here's is an elaborate, luxurious, bountiful, 10-vinyl artefact. Out Nov.13, pre-order now!

New album, new video and new tour for Maia Vidal !


Last episode in Maïa's mini-series of romantic videos out now, new album out on Sept 25

KASAI ALLSTARS on a rare European festival tour, summer 2015


Kinshasa DRC's wildest band, the mythical KASAI ALLSTARS collective, are playing a 9-date festival tour in Europe in June/July 2015, including appearances at Glastonbury and Roskilde.

MAÏA VIDAL's beautiful new EP


“THE TIDE” contains three new tracks and three remixes, and comes out on 10" vinyl and on digital

Konono No.1 founder Mingiedi Mawangu passed away


He was 85. He founded Konono No.1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe, which gave Konono No.1 its distinctive sound. He led the band and toured with them until a few years ago.

Maïa Vidal's new single & video: "Bones", a voracious love song...


... verging on the cannibalistic: "Skin so soft I could tear it off / to reveal your platelets..."

Juana Molina gets award, directs new video...


... and is coming to Europe to play 2 special shows in Paris and Bari

Composer/lutenist Jozef Van Wissem to release new album on Crammed's Made To Measure series


The New York-based Dutchman's very personal work was recently showcased in his award-winning soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive". Both Jarmusch & Yasmine Hamdan are guesting on the new album.

Crammed Discs is happy to welcome CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO!


Check out the first video from the forthcoming new album!

Kasai Allstars' wild new album now on preorder


The long-awaited 2nd LP by the mindblowing Congotronics collective from Kinshasa, DRC, will come out as a 2CD and a limited-ed. vinyl

JUANA MOLINA: new video, tours, back-catalogue reissue


To follow up on the release of her acclaimed new album, Juana Molina is releasing a second music video, and is doing an extensive series of shows this Spring & Summer

"Hudson", the first video from the new album by Amatorski "from clay to figures"


is premiered by Les Inrockuptibles in France, Noisey/Vice in The Netherlands and Nothing But Hope And Passion in Germany.

Amatorski announce a special guest slot with Girls in Hawaii and release a teaser for their upcoming album !


Their new album 'from clay to figures' is scheduled for release in April. Watch the teaser here

YASMINE HAMDAN to play special screenings of Jim Jarmusch's new film


Yasmine and other musicians from the "Only Lovers Left Alive" soundtrack to perform at launch parties.

Amatorski "Impatience" limited-edition DVD


The classiest & most delicate Belgian band around lifts the veil on a wilder side of its music with a limited-edition DVD of a special performance inspired by an experimental movie from 1928.

JUANA MOLINA : New album, limited 2LP, European Dates


The bewitching JUANA MOLINA is back with "Wed 21", a terrific album, in which all the various threads she's previously explored are masterfully woven together with new elements to create a mischievous, playful, joyous series of songs, brimming with surprises.

The first excerpt from CIBELLE's new album!!


∆UNBINDING∆ will be an excursion in retrofuturist dance music

New line-up + new shows...


+ remixes by SKIP&DIE !

New SKIP&DIE "Riots In The Jungle" Special Edition 2LP & 2CD release


We here at Crammed Discs can't get enough of SKIP&DIE their infectious beats & amazing live concerts... So, to help you in your search for more, we present a special re-release of their epic debut album: "RIOTS IN THE JUNGLE"

MAÏA VIDAL makes a "Big Shift" with her new video and Summer concert series


See the impressive new video from "Spaces", the second album by the rising young French-American artist.

CRAMMED DISCS Mini-Festival à Paris


6 juin, 20h : MAÏA VIDAL ///////// 7 juin, 19h30 : AMATORSKI puis YASMINE HAMDAN (feat. Marc Collin de Nouvelle Vague)

YASMINE HAMDAN's London debut turning heads


"The modern face of Arabic music" (The Guardian) is taking England by storm.

SKIP&DIE pursue their irresistible ascent


and bring their wild (political) party spirit to festival stages all across Europe

Join AMATORSKI's new interactive project


Deleting Borders enables the public to create a unique version of their new song online, and will also spawn 2 special performances in April.

CHICHA LIBRE : On tour + New EP !


Peruvian psychedelic pop warriors CHICHA LIBRE will perform their "intoxicating mix" of exotic sounds in Europe this coming week ! And they're bringing along with them the new, digital only, "Cuatro Tigres" EP!

SKIP&DIE unveil new video and single: “ANTI-CAPITALISTA”


Conceptualised and directed by frontwoman Cata.Pirata, it was shot during gaps in the band's relentless touring schedule

Amatorski album, tour, film soundtrack and advert


"TBC" double-pack CD now out in Germany & the Benelux

Staff Benda Bilili Tour Cancelled


We have been informed that the upcoming March/April tour by Staff Benda Bilili has sadly been cancelled.

SKIP&DIE & DakhaBrakha: 2 sensational new bands at Eurosonic-Noorderslag


Eurosonic-Noorderslag, Europe’s main showcase festival for European music, will host two fresh new acts from Crammed Discs: SKIP&DIE & DakhaBrakha.

SKIP&DIE set alight European stages


After a smashing start, the "Riots in the Jungle" release tour is making heads shake and feet step to the unmistakable sound of SKIP&DIE. Don't take our word for it: here's live footage from the recent Amsterdam Dance Event.

Amatorski & Crammed join forces


Crammed Discs are delighted to welcome Amatorski, one of the most fascinating and promising bands around.

Shaking the other side of the globe, Staff Benda Billi continue to "Make the World Shake" on their first North American tour!


Rumba-rock artists Staff Benda Bilili take their positive sounds and endless energy to cities across the continent, including an incredible show at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (pictured above). Click for dates...

ZITA SWOON GROUP has released a stunning new video, "A Sera, A Waara", to celebrate their Fall 2012 European Tour.


"A Sera, A Waara" tells the story the difficulties of a broken heart, but offers hope through the moving energetic scenes in a baroque caravan.

Maïa Vidal nominated for the UK Music Video Awards 2012 next to Lana Del Rey, Rihanna & Justice


Maïa Vidal's dreamy, mysterious video reinterpretation of her single "Follow Me", in the running for the "Best Pop Video – International" award

Cumbia rockers La Chiva Gantiva's fun new video "Apretao"...


…shows them pursuing shamans, wrestlers and tennis players in search of new stage outfits.

STAFF BENDA BILILI : Behind the Scenes


Staff Benda Bilili Get ready to "make the world shake" by sharing with us scenes from the creation of their new album "Bouger le Monde !" WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

SKIP&DIE: New Crammed Artist, New Single


SKIP&DIE, the sensational new genre-blending band, formed by South African vocalist / visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms (aka Cata.Pirata) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon (C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats The Drum), have unveiled 'LOVE JIHAD', the first new track from their upcoming debut album 'Riots in the Jungle'.

R.I.P. Ilie Iorga, singer and Taraf de Haidouks mainstay


See that thin little man, standing among all these musicians who brandish their respective instruments and seem to concentrate on adopting the most attractive pose for this group picture.

STAFF BENDA BILILI announce their new album!


STAFF BENDA BILILI are set to "make the world shake" with their new album set for release in September. Listen to the first single here!

Video Premiere of Maïa Vidal's "Follow Me"


A wolf in sheep's clothing, Maïa Vidal presents an enticing video reinterpretation of her single "Follow Me", which turns the script originally depicted in the lyrics into a dreamy, mysterious parable, loosely inspired by one of the Brothers Grimm tales.

Springtime for BALOJI & MAÏA VIDAL


Two of our budding artists, Baloji and Maïa Vidal, will be blooming at the ¨Printemps de Bourges" festival this weekend.

BBB launch "GIVE" : Live in Europe


To celebrate the release of their brilliant new album, "Give", BBB (Balkan Beat Box) play a series of concerts starting the 13th of April in Vienna!

Lonely Drifter Karen new album "Poles"


Euro popsters LONELY DRIFTER KAREN are launching their new album "Poles" with a series of concerts around the continent:

Zita Swoon Group: album launch, exclusive shows, video


"Wait For Me", the very awaited new album by the revered Belgian band, features 2 guests from Burkina Faso.

BBB's new video is "Part of the Glory"


"Enormous, grin-inducing BalKuduro"…

LONELY DRIFTER KAREN share new tunes


Listen to 3 songs off their forthcoming, sensational new album "Poles" (out March 2012)

An Innocent Stranger in a Toy Town


… that's the theme of La Chiva Gantiva's lovely new video, 'Pelao'

Come see Baloji at The Barbican, London


on Monday Jan 30 at 7:30 pm, sharing the bill with Orchestra Baobab

MAIA VIDAL's "Alphabet of my Phobias" video


Written, animated & edited by herself.

Crammed Discs Holiday Sale !


INTRODUCING CRAMMED HOLIDAY GIFT PACKS: 3 albums for 20 euros !

Shantel promises "drama and celebration"


His "ANARCHY & ROMANCE TOUR" will bring his trademark whirlpool of madness, emotion & chaotic fun to 25 cities in Nov/Dec.

Hoquets To Shake France


Belgium's most extravagant band are back, with their otherworldly indie punk funk songs, Belgo-centric tales and spectacular self-made instruments...

Skeletons tour Europe & give away TWO tracks


The fascinating Brooklyn/NYC band plays 7 shows between Oct 11 and 18…

A unique event with THE REAL TUESDAY WELD & GLEN DUNCAN


Musician and writer join forces for multimedia in-store at Rough Trade East, London.

BALOJI joins the Crammed roster


"Kinshasa Succursale", the latest opus by the Belgo-Congolese artist, will soon be released worldwide by Crammed.

Crammed Discs 30th Anniversary Sale !


To celebrate our 30 years we have a special offer for you: We have chosen some prime examples from our 30 years of quality music and are offering them to you at 30% off!

THE REAL TUESDAY WELD single "Tear Us Apart" Premieres


The first video from the upcoming album "The Last Werewolf" is here at last!

MEGAFAUN Give Chills On New Single “STATE/MEANT” From New Album Out This Fall


Megafaun are giving away a free download of “State/Meant,” the new single from their forthcoming self-titled album.

Maïa Vidal: Upcoming Release and Tour dates


We are pleased to announce the addition of Maïa Vidal to our roster, her upcoming debut "God Is My Bike" and associated tour.

MEGAFAUN: Free single off the forthcoming album!


MEGAFAUN is back and better than ever ! New Album, New Tour.

Band of Gypsies is on the move!


Supporting the release of "Band of Gypsies 2", the Balkan Gypsy supergroup hits the road!

Lonely Drifter Karen heard throughout Europe


Lately many people have noticed the catchy compositions of Lonely Drifter Karen coming out of their radios and televisions.

Staff Benda Billi are back & stronger than ever before!


Coming back "very strong" with a gala premier in London! Video!

Konono No.1 win Grammy, tour Europe


The award for "Best Pop Collaboration" went to 'Imagine' by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Konono No.1, Seal, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

HOQUETS find a home at Crammed Discs


From the wood shop to the record store, Crammed welcomes Hoquets to the label !

Special Holiday offer to launch 30 years of Crammed Discs


Buy one cd album & get one cd album for free. And that is just the beginning !

Band of Gypsies: Live in Brussels 12/12!


Sometimes we document history, sometimes we make history.

Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Tickling Ears & Taking Names


A fervent buzz has erupted around the release of "Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics"

BBB Back in EUROPE !


That's right, they're BBBack ! With concerts and a new video !

SECOUSSE African Dance Music Anthems - LAUNCH PARTIES!


Join us at the launch parties at Club Secousse wherever you are in Europe (click to see the dates)

Cibelle's massive installation for Melissa Shoes


Cibelle has been asked by Melissa, the well-known Brazilian shoe brand, to collaborate on a special limited edition shoe called Sapato Azul ("Blue Shoe"), after Cibelle's song from her last album "Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel".

Pitchfork announces: MEGAFAUN does LOMAX at DUKE


Americana-folk warriors MEGAFAUN, have been chosen to curate, perform, and record songs/interpretations of Alan Lomax's classic recordings "Songs of the South" at Duke University this September.

Shantel rocks Montreux, delights Prince & Quincy Jones!


Exciting news from our man on the spot at Shantel's recent show at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Axel Krygier: a new kid on the Crammed block


The multi-talented artist is a central figure in the alternative music scene in Argentina, where he's considered as a modern-day Renaissance man:

Gather foam and Fly


The photo says it all !

Staff Benda Bilili triumph at the Cannes Film Festival !


The full-length film about the band is set to become a worldwide sensation

Cibelle and Lonely Drifter Karen celebrate the release of their respective albums


Cibelle Launch Party in London & shows in Spain and Portugal. Lonely Drifter Karen on tour in Central Europe, Munich & Amsterdam

Balkan Beat Box Euro Tour, animation video and remixes


BBB are playing 13 shows in Europe to present "Blue Eyed Black Boy".

Limited vinyl editions of the Cibelle & Lonely Drifter Karen albums


Pre-order now and get a free download of the entire album

Megafaun in Europe... The Sequel!


Megafaun return to European shores in triumph this March!

A charming little film on the making of Lonely Drifter Karen's new album


The "Fall of Spring" album is a work of beautiful light and shade, of seasonal drifts and colourful contrasts...

Introducing... Cibelle as Sonja Khalecallon


The world has ended. All that's left is a jungle on a floating rock where a paradise nightclub band is playing at the last cabaret on earth: the Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel.

Megafaun & Akron/Family EU tour footage


They came, they played, they conquered... and they most certainly didn't shave.

Staff Benda Bilili rocking Europe!


In what has become one of the most talked-about tours of 2009, Congolese rumba-funk warriors Staff Benda Bilili have been ripping through Europe with a string of scintillating live shows.

A trailer for the new Balkan Beat Box album.


Due for release on Crammed Discs early 2010 !

STAFF BENDA BILILI Conquer Euro Crowds; receive Womex Award


The magnificent Staff Benda Bilili have been wowing French audiences on their first short tour outside of Kinshasa.

Hello MEGAFAUN!


We're delighted to welcome two great bands to our ever-morphing roster: the first one is Megafaun...

And welcome to ZEEP!...


...aka the London-based duet of Nina Miranda & Chris Franck, who bring us a fresh, immediate pop album...

STAFF BENDA BILILI acclaimed by the press


... and #3 in the World Music Charts Europe

MOCKY on Crammed


"Saskamodie" is Mocky's first release for Crammed Discs

Huge Cibelle installation in the streets of Sao Paulo


Cibelle has been asked by Melissa, the well-known Brazilian shoe designer, to collaborate on a special limited edition shoe called Sapato Azul ("Blue Shoe") , after Cibelle's song from her last album "Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel"

Soon out: "Ex-Futur Album" by Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul


At the extreme pop end of Aksak Maboul's broad musical spectrum, an album will soon be coming out with a slight delay of… 30 years!

Crammed Discs are delighted and honoured to release the new album by the one and only LULA PENA.


With only 2 albums released since 1998, the reclusive Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet has achieved a rare feat: gathering a stream of devoted followers worldwide, a kind of international secret society whose ranks grow with each of her too rare appearances.

ACID ARAB JOINS CRAMMED DISCS


Crammed Discs are thrilled to announce the signing of mighty Parisian electronic music crew ACID ARAB...

Acid Arab joins Crammed Discs


Crammed Discs are thrilled to announce the signing of mighty Parisian electronic music crew ACID ARAB

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