The Ties That Bind

This is a new era for Zip Records. The fantastic sounds of Aussie surf pop has been replaced by brilliant urbane and creative Dutch rock, pop, jazz and soul.  And much more.

Never before have we seen the recent upswell of recognition,  awards and chart action.   Artists such as Mell & Vintage Future and Monique Klemann are floating down the digital streams and Thomas Acda and Sabrina Starke are playing to packed houses throughout the Netherlands. 

Singer/songwriter Wouter Planteijdt has created his masterpiece “Bullhorn” just in time for Zip Records to exploit toward the unwashed masses.  

This is just the tip of the iceberg. New titles from Angela Moyra and Ross Curry  (not Steph) are approaching their launch.  Amsterdam’s Amacord is a piano duo that is made of, made for, and made with…..classical romance.

If we still have your attention, perhaps the real elephant in the Zip Records closet is Peru’s “Los Outsaiders”.  Appearing at stadiums and sold out national tours, this is a band to keep you eyes on.  Los Outsaiders are the sound of the “Nueva Rock” that is expected to define the “20’s" (2020’s)  for Latin rock. Good things happen to those that wait…… will surface very early in 2020.   Their initial album with Zip Records has multi-millions streams - not bad for Peru and now the word is spreading!

Revitalized and refreshed,  the new Zip Records is distributed through PIAS in the Benelux and SONY/RED for North America.  




New to Zip - Wouter Planteijdt

The time is right! Benefitting from Wouter's lifetime of songwriting, production and guitar/vocal experience, Zip Records will be releasing the new Planteydt EP on 10 May and the album "Bullhorn" in the fall of 2019.

With an incredible resume that includes a "who's who" of Dutch musical artists (such as Paul de Munnik, Hans Dulfer, The Yearlings and dozens more), Wouter Planteijdt was also the producer of acclaimed Zip Records album "Hard Place for A Dreamer" (2017) by Jelka van Houten.

The first single from the EP is "Slow Dance" and Wouter will be showcasing songs from this release at Amsterdam's Roode Biosscoop on the 16,17 and 18 of May. The official music video for "Slow Dance" will be launched out soon!




May 12th - Rabih Baroud at Tobacco Theater in Amsterdam!

Get ready for an exquisite show by Lebanese star Rabih Baroud! Due to popular demand this will be Rabih Baroud's third appearance in Amsterdam in two years. In addition to Rabih's appearance the evening will be spiced up by Nicoletta, an incredible bellydancer and DJ Gaby, a connoisseur of Pop and Arabic Music.


Date : 12 May
Place: TOBACCO Theater - Amsterdam
Time: 20:00 - 00:00

Regular (table of 4) price per person € 35.00
Balcony (table of 4) price per person € 40.00
VIP (table of 4+Snacks+Meet & Greet) price per person € 50.00

20.00 DJ Gaby
22.00 Bellydancer Nicoletta
22.30 Rabih Baroud and band (Youtube:

Info: +31644219300

This event is organised by Ziprecords & Powered by Arabnights

Book your Table right here:


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We hope to see you there!



New on Zip Records - Piano Duo Amacord

Zip Records is proud to announce the first album of Piano Duo Amacord - which will be released this fall under the musical direction of Guido Tichelaar. Recordings will start in May and we’re stoked!

Photo by: Petra Katanic




Los Nuevos Conquistadors! - Los Outsaiders

The Peruvian band "Los Outsaiders" are tearing it up in Lima. In late March 2019, they supported the Arctic Monkeys and a few months earlier played in front of 30,000 fans with The Killers.  On top of all this, Los Outsaiders are selling out countrywide headlining shows from Iquitos to Taoma.  

And check out their new video “Rock N’ Ron”!




Mell & Vintage Future - debut album out May 10th!

The debut full length album "Mell & Vintage Future" will be released on May 10 on Zip Records.  Containing all their singles to date, the album will be performed live at the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam on the 10th of May as well.  Between now and that date, Mell and band will be frequent guests on the Dutch "National Radio 2" .  Visually speaking, catch Mell & Vintage Future May 8 on the popular TV show "Koffietijd" . 

Listen to Mell & Vintage Future’s latest single “Forever” on Spotify. Now 100k + streams and featured on official editorial playlists!




Thomas Acda - Motel

The show must go on!  Thomas Acda's hit show "Motel"  continues its long and successful run. Opening with an entire week long run at Amsterdam's Delamar Theater, the tour officially ends on 24 May. Music from the show is available on CD (and digitally throughout the Benelux)) . Check out the single "Geld Mooie Vrouw" to get more than a taste of the sound which has made Acda a household name in the Netherlands. Also, Thomas Acda can be seen on 13 April on Dutch TV show Spijkers met Koppen and on stage in every major and minor city in Holland!

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New single Mell & Vintage Future - "Forever"

Zip Records has been waiting forever for " Forever".   This new single, releases on 15 March, is fast becoming one of the bigger hits in the label's storied history. 

It has been added to a record number (28) influential official Spotify playlists and is on high rotation at Dutch national radio.

"Forever" is taken from the band's upcoming debut album and the official video is no longer a big secret. 

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