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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. :-) 


Hello sleepyheads!

We know, it's been a while, but we're waking up again, and we have some exciting news!

On 12 and 13 november, we're teaming up with our friends of the wonderful Dauw-tapelabel for two Slaapwelnights/Dauwmornings at Kunstencentrum Stuk in Leuven.

Falling asleep won’t be a problem as Machinefabriek, Simon Scott and Sonmi451 will guide you through the night, while SokkyŨ will wake you up with warm loops & melodies.

Beds and breakfast will be provided, so take your pyjamas and toothbrush and come over! 

Hope to see you there!


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