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New single Drummakid "Go Down"

With well over three million streams for his first two singles, it is time for a new one!  Dutch "jack of all trades" (drummer, rapper, arranger, producer) Drummakid is dropping single "Go Down"  on August 25 and it ain't like you've heard before.  With more than a tinge of Afro-Beat , the song is easily recognized as a close cousin to "Zonin" and Hi-Freq Girl".   

Drummakid is gaining strength at US radio and this fall we expect "Go Down" and the new EP to continue his heavy rotation/chart action in the US. 

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Jelka van Houten - First the Benelux.... then the World!

The debut album of Amsterdam's Jelka van Houten is now available outside the Benelux region!  August 25 is the official launch of "Hard Place for a Dreamer"  and now the rest of the world can enjoy the 12 sweet and sincere songs which give the term "singer/songwriter" a good name.  Dutch fans know Jelka from numerous movie and television appearances yet "sight unseen", she has also drawn the praises of numerous music veterans in Nashville and Memphis. 

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"Here Goes Nothing" - HERE comes something! New EP by Drummakid

Zip Records and Krugang announce the new EP by Amsterdam's Drummakid is out. It is in stock wherever you lay your head. "Here Goes Nothing" is a five track album and it is chock full of beats and instantly likeable tunes. Drummakid's first single from earlier this year ("Zonin") has two million plays on Spotify alone. "Burn some" and the other four songs are heading in the same direction. College radio will be the target in September for "Here Goes Nothing'".

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Snowapple Europe Tour

Snowapple are crisscrossing the European and Baltic zones this summer.  Not only are they gracing the stages in their native Netherlands; these formidable girls are teaming up with their Mexican counterparts to play festivals and clubs in Italy, France, Germany and Latvia.

This is a rare opportunity to see the expanded band and the cambia inflection which drives their songs almost (and sometimes) into dance music. 

From July 20 to July 30 Snowapple play a trio of venues in Riga, Latvia and they will bring more smiles to the faces of folks in the Latvian outback when they sojourn to a couple of smaller cities. People of Latvia will not know what hit them. 

The Latvia tour is a homecoming of sorts for Snowapple's Laura Polence. When she left Riga, little did she suspect  she would ever return with a couple of Dutch songstresses and a Mexican wonder band.  

The Low Country also has a lot of Snowapple in store for them. Between August 3 and August 19, Snowapple +  (Osito, Cynthia, Omar and Dante) carouse the audiences at "the coolest" of the many August festivals in Holland. 

Wanna see Laurien (of Snowapple) dazzle the Baby Burn Festival (Amsterdam) with an impromptu climb to the outer edge of a construction crane?  This is a GRAPHIC 20 second video so please be warned!  (see below)

Snowapple's latest album "Tracks" can be heard wherever and whenever you are ready.  

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Class and grass | Sabrina Starke

Prominent "singer soul writer" Sabrina Starke brings her "Imagine" show to Amsterdam's Concertgebow  on July 22!  Together with her ace band, Sabrina adds her glowing charm to songs which have inspired her - they are soundtracks to her life and loves.  The show begins at 8:00 PM sharp. If this is culture....bring it on!

July 30 is the date of Raggae Rotterdam and Sabrina will be shifting gears to present songs which span reworks of her hits to a slew of songs by the reggae masters.  This is one of the few chances remaining to see this popular touring show of 2016-2017.  Come on up or over to Rotterdam and bathe in the cool Jamaican waters!

Later in the summer and fall Sabrina will be recording a new album of original  songs. That is the BIGGEST and BEST news but don't wait......if tickets are still available, go see some of her "old stuff".

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Rocking Español! Zip Records announces signing new band "Los Outsaiders" - from Lima, Peru.

Hailing from Lima, Peru, Los Outsaiders are a quartet with songs that work in all languages. Their rum fueled garage rock and rollicking shows are the stuff legends are made of. Los Outsaiders have quickly ascended the ranks to become one of the most prominent bands in Peru’s indie rock scene.

After forming in 2011, Los Outsaiders caught the attention of Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor), who produced their first album, Outsaiders (2014). Since then, the band has toured throughout Mexico, appeared twice at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, and performed at Primavera Sound Festival 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. They’ve also shared the stage with The Vaccines and Foals in their home city of Lima.

Ahead of their new album with Zip Records, Los Outsaiders recently released two singles, "Magia" (2016) and "Hombre Muerto" (2017).  The new album, to be released in early 2018 will be produced in both Peru and Mexico.  In addition to touring Latin America in support of the new one, Los Outsaiders will be engaged in a US and European radio campaign.

The new album will be available in CD format as well as accessible through worldwide digital sites. Whether labelled rock, pop, rock en Espanol, the songs are melodically charged soundtracks to our multilingual and multicultural universe.

Los Outsaiders are planning to relocate to Mexico City later in 2017 and their future looks bright.  

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A new life for Angela Moyra's "Nothing Lasts" in Japan.

She already has a full-length album available through a Japanese label (Fickle Island, 2015) which was also successfully released in the US and Benelux. Angela must have met the right people during her Japanese tour in 2015 as Tokyo based label Insense Music Works will now be introducing an exclusive acoustic version of popular single "Nothing Lasts" produced by David Michael Ott (Los Angeles). On June 7th "Nothing Lasts" will appear on the compilation album "HONEY meets ISLAND CAFE - CALIFORNIA DREAMING". This album features artists associated with California and the West Coast. Angela Moyra, originally from the Netherlands, now resides in California and this breezy acoustic song fits her locale perfectly. This new version of "Nothing Lasts" and her upcoming album will inevitably lead to more live appearances next year in Japan. 

photo by Sofala Mai 

Insense Music Works last compilation CD "Hawaiian Dreaming"

Insense Music Works last compilation CD "Hawaiian Dreaming"

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