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.


Congotronics International

(The supergroup incl. Konono Nº.1, Kasai Allstars, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Skeletons) share new single & live video of “Where’s The One?”, the title track of their new collaborative album

Where’s The One (digital single+ live video)

Congotronics International, the supergroup of Konono Nº1, Kasai Allstars, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and Skeletons’ Matt Mehlan, release  the title track of their forthcoming collaborative album due out on April 29th via Crammed Discs.

Where’s The One is a superb, powerful effort blending Congolese & psychedelic rock guitars, vocals in Songye language by Kasai Allstars and in English by Matt Mehlan. Plus a recurring, nonsensical hook sung by Molina, Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki & Mariam Wallentin from Wildbirds & Peacedrums. Mehlan’s lyrics refer to Congolese and Western band members’ initial difficulties in correctly understanding each other’s rhythms (as is: “where does the first beat actually fall?”).

The single edit of the track arrives alongside an electrifying live performance of “Where’s The One?”, filmed at Roskilde Festival 2011 and excerpted from the upcoming full-length Congotronics International documentary, directed by Pierre Laffargue.

“Where’s The One?” follows the album’s two initial singles, “Banza Banza” and “Beyond The 7th Bend,” which collectively earned praise and support from The New York Times, Stereogum, Guitar World, and more. The album is now on pre-order.

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