Glitterbeat Records

Winner of the WOMEX Label Award 2014-2018. #1 on the WOMEX Top 20 Labels 2019-2022.

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Glitterbeat is an independent record label that specialises in vibrant global sounds. Our artist's are both culturally committed and resolutely contemporary. In 2017 we started a sub-label tak:til. The concept behind tak:til is to create a highly selective label imprint that specializes in instrumental music.

The current label roster includes:
75 Dollar Bill (USA)
Altin Gun (Turkey/Netherlands)
Al-Qasar (France / Morocco)
AMMAR 808 (Tunisia)
Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara)
Avalanche Kaito (Burkina Faso / Belgium)
Baba Zula (Turkey)
Bixiga 70 (Brazil)
BLK JKS (South Africa)
Brìghde Chaimbeul (UK)
Catherine Graindorge (Belgium)
Comorian (Comoros)
Dal:um (South Korea)
Dirtmusic (Aus/USA/Turkey)
El Khat (Israel)
Etceteral (Slovenia)
Faizal Mostrixx (Uganda)
Gaye Su Akyol (Turkey)
King Ayisoba (Ghana)
Kuunatic (Japan)
Lenhart Tapes (Serbia)
Lina_Raul Rfree (Portugal/Spain)
Liraz (Israel / Iran)
Los Pirañas (Colombia)
Lucidvox (Russia)
Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar (Morocco)
Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)
Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
Orkesta Mendoza (USA)
Park Jiha (South Korea)
Refree (Spain)
Samba Toure (Mali)
Saz'iso (Albania)
Širom (Slovenia)
Tamikrest (Mali/Algeria)
TootArd (Syria)
Ustad Saami (Pakistan)
YĪN YĪN (The Netherlands)

Glitterbeat was founded in 2012 by co-owners Chris Eckman and Peter Weber and the label’s first records were released in the spring of 2013. Peter Weber was the original manager of the band Tamikrest. Chris Eckman has a long history as both an artist (The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic) and as a producer (Tamikrest, Bassekou Kouyate, Aziza Brahim, Damir Imamović').



participating in

  • WOMEX 2023
  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2009
  • virtualWOMEX


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