Glitterbeat Records

Winner of the 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 WOMEX Label Award.

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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 contemporary (mostly) instrumental music

The current label roster includes:
75 Dollar Bill (USA)
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (Nigeria/Haiti/UK/FR)
Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara)
Baba Zula (Turkey)
Bargou 08 (Tunisia/Belgium)
Bixiga 70 (Brazil)
Chimurenga Renaissance (USA)
Damir Imamović's Sevdah Takht (Bosnia/Serbia/Croatia)
Dirtmusic (Aus/USA/Turkey)
Fofoulah (UK)
Gaye Su Akyol (Turkey)
Hanoi Masters (Vietnam)
Ifriqiyya Electrique (Tunisia)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society (USA)
Jupiter & Okwess (Congo)
Khmer Rouge Survivors (Cambodia)
King Ayisoba (Ghana)
Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
Orkesta Mendoza (USA)
Sacri Cuori (Italy)
Samba Toure (Mali)
Saz'iso (Albania)
Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico)
Širom (Slovenia)
Tamikrest (Mali/Algeria)
TootArd (Syria)

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 and is currently the owner of the well-established German independent label Glitterhouse. 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 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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"Arbina" - Noura Mint Seymali

"Mezcla" - MAKU Soundsystem

"Abbar el Hamada" - Aziza Brahim

"Dub 4 Daze" - Dennis Bovell

"III" - Bixiga 70

"Taksera" - Tamikrest

"Gandadiko" - Samba Touré

"Fofoulah" - Fofoulah

"Tzenni" - Noura Mint Seymali

"Agamgam 2004" - Bombino

"Tamala" - Aminata Wassidje Traoré

"Lion City" - Dirtmusic

"Chatma" - Tamikrest

"Troubles" - Dirtmusic

"Delone" - Sacri Cuori

"Soutak" - Aziza Brahim

"Ba Power" - Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba