Sabrina Starke's new single "Live & Learn"

Sabrina Starke has released her new single ‘Live & Learn’ to celebrate her 10th year anniversary.

It has been 10 years since Sabrina released her very first single ‘Do For Love’.
With her new song ‘Live & Learn’ Sabrina thinks about the lessons life taught her in the past few years. Her unique and familiar voice combined with Soul & Hip-hop from the 90’s makes this song perfect for the summer. Armed with her guitar and a social consciousness this creative singer-songwriter continues to share pieces of wisdom with the world.

‘Live & Learn’ is the first official single of Sabrina Starke’s upcoming album #UTS, which is scheduled for release in autumn 2018.

‘LIVE & LEARN‘ is now available on all streaming platforms.






Out now! Smash Palace "Right As Rain"

The new Smash Palace CD " Right As Rain" is officially released. Smash Palace is releasing their sixth consecutive album/EP on Zip Records and the hits keep on coming. As with all their records,  "Right as Rain" is brim full of catchy songs in the vein of Tom Petty, Lennon & McCartney and Fountains of Wayne. And speaking of Wayne....  Smash Palace are appearing just outside of Philadelphia on May 19 (Wayne. PA).  Nice!  




New single Snowapple "Baby Blue" | Out May 11th

Snowapple have been spiced up!  Nuevo and novel - Amsterdam's princesses of folk/pop have been embraced by Mexican audiences and Mexican musicians and the influence has rubbed off. Together with four top notch Mexico City talents, Snowapple are releasing their first "Wexico" single on Zip Records.  

May 11 is the release date and wait to you hear this Snowapple classic song transformed into Latin rhythms!

The full length album ("Wexico") will be released on June 11th 2018.

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Birgit Schuurman's "A Fool For Love" OUT NOW!

Birgit dazzled the audience at Amsterdam's Melkweg on 28 March!  She brought to life the vibe and feel of her new album " A Fool for Love". 

The poignant backstory to the songs, as explained between songs, is essentially that love has a thousand faces. 

Her new album sounds like a perfect fit to our cravings for a lovely and loving 2018!

Visual recap of her album release party:


Listen to "A Fool For Love" on Spotify



"Lucy" in the sky with Snowapple!

The cat is out of the bag - the quartet of Mexicans are now fully integrated into Amsterdam's underground darlings Snowapple. Many of the same songs we have come to know and love have not only be "cumbiazied"  but also transformed into visual showpieces. 

"Lucy" is the stage name for an all new approach to off kilter melodies and on point theatrics. 

The only downside to the spring 2018 mini "Lucy"/Snowapple tour is a slight delay in presenting the new album of Snowapple's "south of the border" collaborations. 

New Snowapple album should be available in 

May/June 2018. You will be the first to know!




Birgit Schuurmans "A Fool For Love" out March 28th

Beautiful, charming, classy.....and this just describes her album!  Birgit Schuurman will be releasing her new album "A Fool for Love"  on 28 March AND as a main course, she will be performing at Amsterdam's "Melkweg"on the same night.  Her album traverses decades of songwriting and her themes of love , desire, fulfilment and hope are perennial.  And this is only putting it mildly.  We at Zip are prejudiced, of course, but the critics are objective listeners and they are saying such nice things.... 

New single "Amplify" is a good place to start.




Los Outsaiders | opening act for the Killers in Lima, Peru

Big news....great news!  Soon after their new album appeared, Los Outsaiders are being summoned back to Lima, Peru. The band will be opening for "The Killers" on 27 March!

And then back to Mexico City and then........if it keeps up like this - the world.

Their album "El  Asesino del Rey Peste"  is turning heads and proving that rock and roll hasn't died. It is alive, well and infectious.  Catch it.

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Zip in 2018!


Zip in 2018!

A very belated Happy New Year to music fans everywhere. Within the big world of popular music, Zip Records maintains its corner of the action and on the horizon for 2018 are some exciting releases and events.  No need to memorize these; we will send constant reminders. 

Los Outsaiders -

Los Outsaiders wrap up their home stand in Peru during January and thereafter return to Mexico City. The band's much anticipated second full length release "El Asesino del Rey Peste" is out on January 26. This album will be rolled out throughout the world in conjunction with live appearances in Peru, Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.



Birgit Schuurman -  

After two successful singles in late 2017 (Fuel My Fire and Stranded), Birgit's long awaited full length album will come out in March 2018 throughout the world. "Stranded" has far exceeded 200,000 hits on Spotify in little over two months and the publicity machine has barely started.  She comes from a small country (Netherlands)  but the world is taking notice! Birgit is a household name in Holland and her voice is pure "pop chanteuse.". 



Monique Klemann -

Monique is being rediscovered for her sophisticated takes on classic pop music. Her original songs create a modern sound for 21st century sensibilities while staying true to song craft made famous in the 1970's.  Following a successful 2017 EP "Coool" , the Dutch singer will be releasing an EP, several singles and a bevy of songs labelled as aphrodisiacs for the soul.  First up......"Sleeping Pill".



Hans Dulfer/Cyril Directie

The saxophone legend Hans Dulfer has teamed up with longtime bandmate/drummer Cyril Directie for an April 2018 release of songs which sound like jazz standards but are original and fresh compositions born in Utrecht  for the world to savor.  The first new album in almost twenty five years for 77 year old Dulfer and a rare chance to enjoy the talents of drummer Directie - deemed by many the top of the crop in the Netherlands.

Sabrina Starke-

At this time, all we can announce in the month - September. The new album by one of the most revered Dutch singers of our time is untitled but being recorded as we speak.  It will warm the hearts of her fans this fall. Sabrina Starke's debut Platinum album "Yellow Brick Road" paved the way for almost a decade of hits and sold out appearances - leading us to her 2018 album and extensive Benelux tour. This is BIG!  

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The above is the "tip of the iceberg".  Coming in 2018 are also albums by other popular Zip artists.  Titles, dates and release details will be forthcoming soon. Watch this space for:

Angela Moyra

Ed Rogers


Smash Palace

Delicious Monsters