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Leader: sebpulp
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Data creazione: 22 Nov 2006
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This group is aimed to promote Crammed music on last.fm. The idea is to gather people liking this kind of music to generate a nice group radio, and also to make discover the newest productions to...

Crammed Discs --- Genre-bending AroundThe Globe

Crammed is recognized as one of the most exciting, adventurous and boundary-breaking independent labels worldwide. Crammed has kept reinventing itself, and has been coming up with new forms of fusion, mixing elements of world music, rock and electronica ever since its inception in the early '80s, often anticipating the musical movements which bloomed during the next two decades.


resolutely cosmopolitan-minded, Crammed has been working with artists from all over the world. The 450+ records (around 250 albums and 200 singles) released by Crammed to date include Eighties fusion milestones such as LPs by Zazou Bikaye, Minimal Compact, Bel Canto, Tuxedomoon, Aksak Maboul, The Honeymoon Killers, and the influential Made To Measure composers' series (37 albums of challenging instrumental music); prominent world music artists such as Zap Mama, Taraf de Haïdouks, Sussan Deyhim, Hector Zazou; electronic music innovators Carl Craig, 4hero/Tek 9, Juryman, Snooze, DJ Morpheus & his Freezone series (which all came out on the SSR imprint).

In 1998, Crammed created Ziriguiboom, a sub-label dedicated to those new Brazilian sounds which fit so perfectly with the Crammed ethos, with their sophisticated fusion of roots, pop and electronic elements. Ziriguiboom is now widely recognized as one of the major sources of new Brazilian music, having signed and developed artists such as Suba, Zuco 103, Trio Mocotó, Celso Fonseca, Bossacucanova, DJ Dolores, Apollo Nove and of course Bebel Gilberto, whose "Tanto Tempo" album has sold one million units worldwide.

Today, the genre-bending attitude is finally started to prevail around the world, and Crammed feel that sub-labels and categories are becoming superfluous. Most of the label's various, exciting new projects are therefore all united under the single "Crammed" banner: they include the Congotronics series (showcasing electro/ traditional African bands such as the spectacular Konono N°1, who have become a sensation with media & audiences worldwide, and the upcoming album by Kasaï Allstars), a tight roster of exciting Balkan Gypsy bands (Taraf de Haïdouks, Koçani Orkestar, Mahala Raï Banda and the Electric Gypsyland project), and a string of highly individual artists who have just released great albums (Think Of One, Cibelle, Wise In Time, Tuxedomoon). The label's latest/upcoming releases also include a new album by Tuareg band Tartit, and a label compilation which will showcase the diversity of the Crammed roster ("20 Ways To Float Through Walls").

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