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And welcome to ZEEP!...

And welcome to ZEEP!...

...aka the London-based duet of Nina Miranda & Chris Franck, who bring us a fresh, immediate pop album...
... that dips its elegant toes into many musical pools:

Catchy escapades, space-age downtempo rock, reflective atmospheres,  playful spaghetti western disco and cartoon-like narratives, this album is full of fun and surprises, an excursion into which we're irresistibly drawn by Nina's unique, seductive voice, supported by Chris' immaculate musicianship and production skills.

Also worth mentioning is Zeep's daring Brazilian folk rewiring of the Specials’ classic “Ghost Town”, which has already been given the enthusiastic backing of The Specials’ Jerry Dammers.

Nina and Chris were founding members of Smoke City and Da Lata, and have collaborated with artists such as Tony Allen, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie, Vieux Farka Touré, Nitin Sawhney, Jah Wobble, Femi Kuti, Bebel Gilberto and more.

Crammed meets AKRON/FAMILY

Crammed meets AKRON/FAMILY






New Video HERE

Crammed Discs is proud to bring you news of our exciting marriage into the Akron/Family - a band creating an inimitable, kaleidoscopic brand of global psychedelic folk rock music. After building up a great, word-of-mouth reputation during the last four years, and gathering an ever-growing legion of obsessive fans, Akron/Family are on the verge of a major breakthrough with Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, their new album was released in Europe by Crammed on May 11th 2009.

STAFF BENDA BILILI acclaimed by the press

STAFF BENDA BILILI acclaimed by the press

... and #3 in the World Music Charts Europe
BBC (UK)

The explosive debut album from Staff Benda Bilili is perhaps an example of African street music at its finest. The sound is a curious mix of Afro- Rumba, Latin Rhythms and rich vocal harmonies. Each track is diverse, vibrant and wholly unique, yet the album retains a uniformity of sound and style that is both interesting and infectious... - Johnny Lais

MOCKY on Crammed

MOCKY on Crammed

"Saskamodie" is Mocky's first release for Crammed Discs
He is listed as playing drums, bass, rhodes, piano, guitar, percussion, bells, recorder, vocals, whistle, organ and toys as well as writing string arrangements. Taylor Savvy, Gonzales, Jamie Lidell, and Feist contribute additional instrumental and backing vocal performances that make this record sound more like a live performance than a studio creation.
CHICHA LIBRE #7 in the World Music Charts Europe

CHICHA LIBRE #7 in the World Music Charts Europe


Chicha Libre draw their inspiration from... Chicha, a form of Peruvian music that emerged from the Amazon in the early '70s, loosely derived from Colombian accordion-driven cumbias but incorporating distinctive Andean melodies, some Cuban son and heady swirls of surf guitar, farfisa organ and moog synth. All in all, a sound which wouldn't seem out of place in the soundtrack of a Tarantino movie.

World Music Charts Europe: ZAZOU/SWARA #2

World Music Charts Europe: ZAZOU/SWARA #2


LONELY DRIFTER KAREN Video & Tour

LONELY DRIFTER KAREN Video & Tour


A captivating voice, a fiery piano, a gentle acoustic guitar wandering into an expressionist cabaret, melodies, melodies and more melodies, words, emotion and magic: welcome to the unique world of Lonely Drifter Karen. Lonely Drifter Karen revolves around Tanja Frinta. Having been bewitched by the musicals she went to see as a child in the theatres and cinemas of her native Vienna, Tanja started writing her own songs after listening to a lot of folk, German cabaret music and punk rock.
U-CEF'S Halalwood UK Launch Party

U-CEF'S Halalwood UK Launch Party


A one-off ocasion featuring U-CEF & some very special guests

presenting his brandnew album for Crammed Discs

Soon out:

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!
Recorded by Aksak Maboul and (Honeymoon Killers singer) Véronique Vincent in 1982-83, it was announced in the very first Crammed catalogue, back in '81, but has remained unfinished.

Entitled "Ex-Future Album", it will consist of demos & rough mixes (some salvaged from cassette tapes), and will come out in September 2014, on CD, vinyl and digital.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016


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