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40% rabatt album release in may
40% Rabatt - Gecoltiveerde Aap released

Our next release is something different. The multitalented writer-turned-producer 40% Rabatt finished his album Gecoltiveerde Aap, which is now available on Bankrupt Recordings.

You can expect warm, groovy soul tunes peppered with house and dance beats and flavored with a good dose of humor. Perfect music for the sunny months to come. No discount needed for this one, as it is a free download from our site.


cool tempo released!
Crookram track on compilation - FREE download is an online community of french speaking people who love trip-hop in all its forms and assets. Its active members keep a keen eye on new releases from independant artists, and so have discovered many excellent downtempo albums released in 2010. The 2010 selection is a compilation of the best tracks from these artists, selected and weighed with great care and voted on by the entire community.

We are very proud to announce that Crookram is featured on the compilation with his track A Man Named Ivan, from the album Through Windows, which was released in 2010 on Bankrupt Recordings and Budabeats Netlabel.


cool tempo released!
Crookram remix featured on Kid Loco album

The recently released compilation album Trip-Hop Classics is a selection of excellent downtempo and trip-hop tracks, compiled by none other than Kid Loco. The double album features famous classics from established downtempo producers, as well as new tracks from underground producers.

One of the tracks Kid Loco selected is Crookram's remix of Ez A Divat's track Nofun Nofun. Click the link below for details.


cool tempo released!
Sagesse - Cool Tempo released

May 15th, precisely one year after the successful Escape, the E.P. album together with Crookram, Bankrupt Recordings is proud to release Sagesse’s instrumental solo album titled Cool Tempo.

Sagesse shifted his creativity for this project. Where on “Escape” he did the vocals and musical production together with Crookram, he now temporarily left his microphone alone to create a full instrumental album. With the help of Crookram as engineer Sagesse managed to create a journey through a wide variety of samples and different drum patterns in an attempt to discover the essence and boundaries of contemporary Hip Hop music.


through windows on youtube
Crookram - Through Windows video on YouTube


through windows released!
Crookram - Through Windows released

Two years since his latest release on the Budabeats netlabel, Crookram is finally coming out with a new album. If you're familiar with his previous work this album might be somewhat of a surprise. It has been a couple of years in the making, during which time musical genres like soul, funk, hiphop and library music have been combined with modern downtempo beats and movie samples to create a funky yet dusty seventies vibe.

You can expect scratchy records, mysterious movie samples and a great talent for production, elements which have been praised already by many people involved in the downtempo scene.



escape the ep released!
Sagesse & Crookram - Escape, The E.P. released

Bankrupt Recordings proudly presents its first release from hiphop collaborators Sagesse & Crookram titled Escape, the E.P. This dynamical duo hails from The Netherlands and brings us a surprisingly fresh collection of hiphop tracks. Their music is a rich variety of 70s jazz, reggae and funk samples combined with modern hiphop beats. Escape, the E.P. is internationally oriented, featuring guest appearances from Nairobi (Escape) and Rotterdam (Patterns of Thought). Warrior is already causing a buzz in the underground scene, sure to become a hit in the forthcoming months.