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Slaapwel Records is a small record label specialized in music to fall asleep to. Often I find myself lying awake in bed, not sleepy enough to fall asleep, not lively enough to keep doing stuff. I figured it would be good if there was more music that soundtracks the thin border between being asleep and lying awake, deliberately choosing the sleepy side of things. So I set out, looking for people that would be good at making mind-soothing songs. I ask them to write a sleep-inducing record, I listen to it, and when I fail to reach the end because I fell asleep, I release it as a musical record. All artists are various people I met through the years, different yet all connected with their unique talent. I think they are very good at making "boring" music. This is not an insult. I love their music to death and I think they are all very capable of making wonderful sleep-inducing songs. In any case, don't make too much of it. It is all just good fun. Sleepy fun.

Demo Policy

We're really humbled by all the requests for releasing a record. It's very flattering you think Slaapwel could be a good home, but, in all honesty: if you made an album and you're looking for a label to release it: Slaapwel can't do that for you. Slaapwel only releases albums specifically made for people to fall asleep to. Much like scientists, we do a test with each submission before releasing it. If you want to make something special, feel free to send it over. We promise we'll try it out, if it works, we'll get back to you, if it doesn't, we prefer staying quiet because it is no fun to say it didn't work. :-) 


Slaapwel Artists @ Amsterdam

12th en 13th of march 2010 Smart Project Space will host 2 evenings with 4 slaapwel artists. steinbrüchel, Greg Haines, Simon Scott and Machinefabriek will be playing on those occasions. More details are here. Unlike Leuven it doesn’t include a whole night, but you do get a bed to sit/lie in - much better than standing up!

Important: simon scott & greg haines will only play one night... due to circumstances it's not twice the same line-up.

Lineup 12th: steinbrüchel, simon scott, machinefabriek
Lineup 13th: greg haines, machinefabriek, steinbrüchel.

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