Saturday 30th of October: Rebel Up! Soundclash with Issa Bagayogo (Mali) & Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (CH) @ OCCII

Hi all,

After a long summer break we’re finally back with a very special line-up to celebrate the start of a new Rebel Up! season in the renovated OCCII.

We are honoured to welcome Issa Bagayogo from Bamako, Mali. He has been nicknamed ‘Techno-Issa’ in his homeland for the unique way in which he combines his mastery of the kamale n’goni, a traditional string instrument, with an inventive use of electronics. After releasing 4 critically acclaimed albums, this former Bamako bus driver will mesmerize the Rebel Up! dancefloor with his distinctive dusky-toned voice, entrancing n’goni sounds and groovy electronic accompaniments.

Described as an ‘Afrodelic agit-skronk surrealist sextet’ and “The Ex crossed with Fela Kuti”, the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp from Geneva, Switzerland, mixes the dadaism of their French artist-namegiver with an eclectic range of influences from African music, performed with a postpunk sensibility on trombone, marimba, fiddle, guitar, drums and double-bass.

As always, our resident Rebel Up! DJs will knit the night together with an eclectic patchwork of globetrotting sounds. The red thread of the evening will run through the whole African continent with an assortment of colourful musical fabrics ranging from Saharan desert blues and West African highlife and afrobeat, to electronic folk-pop styles from South Africa to Cabo Verde.

The charity for this edition will be Stichting Mopti, an organization active in the poorest parts of rural Mali. With its gardening and horticulture projects for women, Mopti aims to support basic subsistence needs independent of market fluctuations and promote the self-organization of women. More info can be found on their website:

doors: 22:00 – 04:00
OCCII, Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 134
from CS, take tram 1 (Overtoomsesluis) or 2 (A’veenseweg)

6 Euro fee. ~Profit goes to charity~!

Rebel Up! Documentary showing in Brussels :: 8 july @ Recyclart


20:00> 10:00 p.m. REBEL UP DJs

Tirelessly hopping from continent to continent is the driving force behind the Rebel Up DJs  for this evening to stop at the rich musical traditions of India. There is more than just music in India and Bollywood spiritual ragas, so expect a mix of tough street music and alternative strident disco folk from all over India by Rebel Up! DJs.

22:00> 11:00 p.m. Cinemusik (outdoor film projection):

22:00> 10:15 p.m. Documentary about the arganisation Telluris helping the people in Jharkhand.

The Belgian aid organization Telluris helps Munda tribes establish their own ecological projects in the forests of Jharkhand in north India. Because this Rebel Up! evening is free, we hope to raise money for Telluris, so do a donation in the pot at the DJ table! This short documentary was made by Maarten van der Glas, the VJ of Rebel Up!

10:15 p.m.> 23:00 “Rajasthan Live cinema”

Pictures from the street life in India (from the holy city of Pushkar, known for its camel market, fairground, street music and rituals) and taken mixed live by DJ & VJ M SebCat (Rebel Up!).This project will end this year on Sublime Frequencies as a compilation and DVD.


20:00 > 22:00 REBEL UP DJ’s

Onvermoeibaar hopt de drijvende kracht achter de Rebel Up dj’s van continent naar continent om voor deze avond halt te houden bij de rijke muzikale tradities van Indië. Er is meer muziek in India dan enkel Bollywood en spirituele raga’s, dus verwacht een alternatieve mix van ruige straatmuziek en schelle disco folk uit alle hoeken van India door de Rebel Up! dj’s.

22:00 > 23:00 Cinemusik (openlucht filmprojectie):

22:00 > 22:15  Documentaire Telluris project in Jharkhand.

De Belgische hulporganisatie Telluris helpt de Mundastammen bij het opzetten van eigen ecologische projecten in de bossen van Jharkhand in Noord India. Omdat deze Rebel Up! avond gratis is, hopen we geld in te zamelen voor Telluris dus doe een donatie in de pot bij de dj tafel! Deze korte documentaire is gemaakt door Maarten van der Glas, de VJ van Rebel Up!

22:15> 23:00  “Rajasthan Live cinema”

Sfeerbeelden uit het straatleven in India (uit de heilige stad Pushkar, ook gekend voor zijn kamelenmarkt, met kermis, straatmuziek en rituelen) genomen en live gemixt door VJ M & DJ SebCat (Rebel Up!). Dit project komt eind dit jaar uit op Sublime Frequencies als compilatie en dvd.

Ililta Band


Chalachew Ashenafi (vocals, masinqo)
Mesele Asmamaw (krar)
Mesale Legesse (kebero)

About as old as Ethiopia itself, are the so called Azmaris, the wondering troubadours. A special chapter in Ethiopian culture. These playfull improvisors give a critical, humerous and poetic edge to the Ethiopian society. But also on all other matters they are the ‘freedom of speech’.

These Azmaris, from Addis Abeba, play the three most important traditional instruments: the masinqo, the one string fiddle and bow; the krar, the 6 string harp; and the kobero, the traditonal drums from big tins and cowskin.

This soulfull music from Ethiopia is unique and stands out from everything, but is at the same time very swinging, dancable and forward, like a good rockband.

Last Rebel Up of the Season @ Vechtclub, Utrecht! :: Saturday 26th of june

Hi Rebel brothers and Up! sisters!

This is the last Rebel Up brewing this 2010 summer! We kick it off in an appropiate setting: as the after party of the sustainable architecture day. In our beautiful vechtclub made out of clay and recycled materials it is the most fitting decor indeed.

We have our special line up of DJs waiting to serve you fresh tunes of the global underground and spice you up with special sound cocktails.

Come and shake your hip and feet and make a clash that will last all summer!

Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11:00pm
Vechtclub, Brailledreef 9

Friday 4th of June: The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria / Rebel Up! DJs @ Melkweg

Houlala, Mama mia, and other impressed expressions,

We’re so glad to announce you we’ll be spinning the records direction Africa in Melkweg this Friday 4th of June, introducing and closing the concert of none others than The Ex in combination with the legendary Ethiopian sax player Getatchew Mekuria. That’s an event not to be missed the exceptional mix of provo rock with free Eastern Africa inspiration. We’ll be as worthy of the duty as possible with all areas, all eras surrounding their musical sphere. Be prepared for that one and get mad now.

For more info click here and see

RebUp crew

Rebel Up! ::Double Global Date:: Utrecht@Vechtclub And Amsterdam@OCCII!

Hi All!

Rebel Up! is going Double Global on saturday 22nd of May, with a line up in Amsterdam@OCCII and in Utrecht@Vechtclub. Yes we have a Blobal Double Bill for you to choose from. So choose wisely!

In Amsterdam we have a Global Bass Special, with the world renound Sonido del Principe bringing us a mix of cumbia and fat heavy Global BaSS, and Process Rebel brining his latest releases Live!

In Utrecht we have a very special treat: a very Special Global Reaggae Nite. It will be all Reaggae and all no-Reggae at the same time: the night will be a tribute to Reaggae without playing reggae! Well Smartin can explain you better below. Enjoy!

See the post below for more info!

Utrecht@Vechtclub Global Reggae

Amsterdam@OCCII Global Bass

Saturday 22nd May Amsterdam – TransGobal Bass – Sonido del Principe // Process Rebel

Saturday 22nd of May @ OCCII – Rebel Up Soundclash meets Sonido del Principe and Process Rebel

Somewhere we have a say that goes “In May do whatever pleases you”

And us in Rebel Up we’re meant to respect that kind of free-minded motto. So we feel like pleasing each other with the crowd and our crew, music-wise mainly. Listen, don’t you hear the distant sound of horns spreading in all directions, beat down by the claves del America del Sur. Cumbia will be one of our centerfolds of the night only to allow us to go in various other destinations. Let’s have the program :

Rebel Up! Crew
– The saga continues with the reunification of our three original soundclashers. After having travelled for so long through the mountains and ending up in Armenia, Rik will distillate some of his crunchy curry material that you might find if you go through the desert. Seb shall boomblast the dancefloor with the stuff that’s not been created yet, he already has it. Looking for music from out there and beyond just ask Seb. The French dude will still pass on his motion-virus to the crowd and we’ll all get unstopable groovy legs. Maarten’s visions will splash on the screen all along the night.
Hot music and vids from our global understanding with beats and bass to your liking.

Sonido del Principe (NL)
– As a co-founder of Generation Bass blog, we owe a huge respect to SDP. He delivered in the past years dancefloor hits como “Cartagena”, under the brightest labels like Bersa Discos and Zizek. Now, the man is back to let us share is world of massive cumbia. Not one to take a nap on the counter but rather here to prove your skills at shaking your hips and shoulders. Here is one tropical base exploding in a firework of infinite possibilities. From Mexico to Buenos Aires you will hear genuine old school sounds mixing up with dubstep, electro and even hardrock.

Process Rebel (US/NL)
– Our friend will this time bring the battle gears to invade the last bits of reality you have left and transform it into a recreation world where strange whales are conversing with bushmen. His new stuff will be so hot that your comprehension of dancehall and dupstep will never be the same after that. He’s been heard in SoundCloud and many other links that you can get through that :
Obviously, we’ll end up clashing our face with the last tune that hurts it’s so good.

We’ll go one last time for the Project Cinema in Jenin fundraising and hope to reach 300 euro from your donations and the simple fact that you’re coming in. See more infos here :