Originally a musician (a.o. with The Honeymoon Killers and with his own project Aksak Maboul), a  composer and a producer, Marc Hollander founded Crammed Discs in 1980. He has been managing the label ever since, while also acting as its artistic director.


Crammed’s Radio Show

A great non-guide for getting lost in the jungle of the label's output…

Once a month, Crammed founder Marc Hollander hosts a 2-hour show on The Word Radio, and dives into the depths of the label’s catalogue, with tracks recorded during the label's four decades, including some rarities, new and upcoming music, interspersed with skits, demos and field recordings.

Entitled "Inside & Around Crammed Discs with Marc Hollander", the show also sometimes features guest DJs (Julien Gasc from Aquaserge was the first guest, on Episode 5 of the show).

These eclectic mixes should work as great introductions to the label’s music. They are available as podcasts on the radio’s website, and later on Crammed’s Soundcloud page.

You can also listen to (most of) the tracks separately in this Spotify playlist


16 Visions of Ex-Futur - Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul [cram271] 20 Ways To Float Through Walls - Crammed Compilations [CRAM129] A Propos d'un paysage - Benjamin Lew [MTM16] Alternative Takes on Congotronics - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers [cram169] Alternative Takes on Congotronics - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers [cram169] Birds Of Passage - Bel Canto [CRAM065] Cabin In The Sky - Tuxedomoon [CBOY1515] Chez les Aborigenes - Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul [cram246] Crammed Global Soundclash Boxed Set - Crammed Global Soundclash [CRAM100] Crammed Goes To The Movies - Mr. Crammed Series [cram159] Crammed Walks With The Animals - Mr. Crammed Series [cram160] Deadly Weapons - Minimal Compact [CRAM106] Douzieme Journee: le Verbe, la Parure, l'Amour - Benjamin Lew [MTM15] Ex-Futur Album - Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul [cram014] Freezone 1 - The Phenomenology Of Ambient - Freezone [SSR129] Freezone 2 - Variations On A Chill - Freezone [SSR147] Freezone 3 - Horizontal Dancing - Freezone [SSR167] Give Me New Noise : Half-Mute Reflected - Various Artists [cboy11] It's Not What You Think It Is!!?! - Tek 9 [SSR161] Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel - The Honeymoon Killers [CRAM103] Made To Measure Vol.1 - Various Artists [MTM01] Mr Manager - Zazou/Bikaye/CY1 [cram039] Nebka - Benjamin Lew [MTM17] Noir et Blanc - Zazou/Bikaye/CY1 [CRAM105] One + One By One - Minimal Compact [CRAM1521] Onze danses pour combattre la migraine - Aksak Maboul [CRAM101] Sampler et Sans Reproche (The 1st SSR Compilation) - SSR [SSR098] Secret Love - Karl Biscuit [CRAM107] The Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves - Cibelle [CRAM123] Un peu de l'âme des bandits - Aksak Maboul [CRAM002] White Out Conditions - Bel Canto [CRAM112]