sat. 25 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash *global psyche night* with special guest Arrington de Dionyso (US) @ OCCII, A’dam

Hello hello,

It has been a while since we sadly had to cancel our december night due to unforeseen reasons, but we’re back with fresh energies to give you a special night of Rebel Up! sounds. Not our Congolese rumba night as previously promised, that one will happen in June! This will be a *global psyche night*, meaning we will focus on experimental & improvised global sounds as well as vintage pop/rock spheres from the 60’s and 70’s from different corners of the world. Ofcourse we’ll also give you a nice dose of heavy bass deeper into the night to big up the Rebel Up! kaleidoscope.

 

We’re happy to announce our special American guest Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun, the psychedelic krautrock band from overseas & Malaikat dan Singa) who will bring his trans-utopian throatsinging, bass clarinet, inspired by Indonesian trance music as a live improvisation of global psychedelic proportions. Be warned, his sound will go deep into your soul and liberate it with shamanic power. Check out his outerwordly sounds; www.arrington.bandcamp.com


 

Our second guest will travel from less far Brussels, Belgium. DJ Lowdjo is an eclectic wizard of the sort that totally fits the Rebel Up! mood and we’re also happy to have him joining our global cause of diasphoric sound. He will play special vintage sets of Thai folk funk and Turkish psychedelic rock straight out of his 45’s collection that will get everyone swinging. Check his active blog and mixcloud for some of his fine mixes.

As always, the Rebel Up! crew will play electic ethnic sound and everything in between to make you listen & dance while our visuals will make sure there’s never a dull moment on the dancefloor.

The charity of the night where we will donate our profits to is NGO Bhakti Luhur in Malang, Eastern Java, which takes care of handicapped children. One of the aid workers is a dutchman who runs the excellent Madrotter blog, all about Indonesian pop, rock and folk music from the past with quality uploads, though since the whole megaupload bust his blog has been relocated at Madrotter Treasure Hunt.

@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134, A’dam Oud Zuid
doors from 22:30 til 4:00
$damage; 5€, profit goes to charity!

sat. 29th oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash w/ DJ Ripley @ OCCII, A’dam

Bismillah!

In these times of occupied financial centers, where humans turn into amplifiers for subversive thought, you’re probably out on the tramway dancing to the bongos of liberation. We too are dancing there until the last goatskin drum is serenely strung up with the guts of the last banker.  Meanwhile, we’re overjoyed to announce it’s also time for the next edition of Rebel Up! Soundclash with a special guest from San Francisco.

 

Having torn up dancefloors across continents since 1995, DJ Ripley unleashes bass frequencies at revolutionary volume in town squares, warehouses, ships, clubs, squats, universities, community centers and activist spaces. Her wide-ranging sets unseat musical and social preconceptions with a mind-blowing conversation between kuduro, juke, dubstep, cumbia, booty bass, dancehall, soca, 3bal, jungle, baile funk, garage, breakcore, bhangra and dub.

www.soundcloud.com/ripley // http://djripley.blogspot.com/

As usual the Rebel Up! DJs will trigger their latest surprises and will accompany you through the night to unleash their musical encyclopedia of finest global tunes, from Angolan semba to Zanzibari taarab.

We never do it for the single reason of partying at the OCCII. The entrance fee is as usual reserved for a good cause which this time is the “Boats 4 People” project of the activist network Migreurop. As thousands of people died trying to reach Europe from North Africa in the Mediterranean Sea this summer, they are organizing a solidarity flotilla in early 2012 to raise awareness of this tragedy and denounce the criminalization of migration. “We have come to the conclusion that it is essential now to move to direct action in the light of the excessive number of shipwrecks taking place in the Mediterranean and the reluctance of Europe to concede entry to refugees. We call for a Mediterranean which is in solidarity with migrants and in opposition to repressive policies which seek to criminalise migration towards Europe more and more each day.”

http://www.migreurop.org/article2029.html?lang=fr

 So come along and embrace the idea of dancing and sweating for a good reason.

— RebUp crew

 

 

Saturday 26th of February: Rebel Up! Soundclash All Included fundraiser with Sonido del Principe @ OCCII

When dictators fall, it’s time for sound systems call

The scent of rebellion is spreading throughout the world and even if Europe is still far from following the movement, Rebel Up feels like shaking the ground a bit. With our own tools, we’ll be bringing cutting edge platinum skills to keep your mind awake till late. Our combat will stand on stage and it will defy gravity from the lowest rebajada from Buenos Aires to the mash up bass of San Francisco, the fight shall be fair and you’ll have the chance to stand in the middle and take sides. So who’s gonna take a step for resistance ?

Sonido del Principe (NL) The great master of Cumbia and founder of Generation Bass will be here to remind us on good manners with sizzling cuts and mashups from every sounds, bleeps and natural noises that flow below the United States.

http://generationbass.com/

http://www.myspace.com/bersadiscos/music/songs/sonido-del-principe-cartagena-35280064

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonido-Del-Principe/131707186554

Process Rebel (US) Obviously this heavy bass champion will take care of the rest of the new continent and will allow himself some intrusions in Africa and even on the ground of his opponent. He’ll leave him no rest with his own tracks attacks. Dubstep in all its states. No mercy.

http://www.myspace.com/processrebel

http://www.myspace.com/otherweapons

http://www.subinfinity.com/

Rebel Up DJs/VJs shall make it even with its globetrotting permanent resolution, the sun is never down.

www.rebelup.org

Tonight the profits of the entrance fee and your gifts in our donation box will go to the association All Included for their Caravane Bamako-Dakar project. This organization mainly helps deported people in Africa and struggles for more rights and freedom of circulation within the continent. In the beginning of this month they have done a march for African migration rights. They will show videos and photo’s during the night and info sheets will be available. In the meantime you can check for more infos here :

http://www.allincluded.nl/index.php/actie/caravane-bamako-dakar-11

Saturday 26th of February @ OCCII

SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE (NL)

PROCESS REBEL (US/NL)

REBEL UP DJs & VJ (BE/NL/FR)

5 EURO / PROFITS GO TO CHARITY!

doors: 22.30 – 04.00 – Amstelveenseweg 134 (Tram 1 or 2)

www.rebelup.orgwww.occii.org

Saturday 29th of January: Rebel Up! Soundclash with DJ BUSHDOOF, DJ POLYESTA & Rebel Up! DJs/VJs @ OCCII

Still feelin’ stuffy, hey ?

You’re not quite finished with your chocolate box and your waistline resembled a creamy croissant with an invisible belly button. It’s normal, it’s global. Happy faces for a happy new year plenty of crisis and resistance against it. Most of us ate plenty for this end of 2010, the snow didn’t prevent us from reaching the turkey’s butt. Wilders gets his own licked more than ever by the local parliament and there’s anarchy in Belgium. The salmon flies above the homeless and the shit of a banker does not want to produce gold yet. On this “divide and rule” game, indignation taken into action remains the best arm.  In order to connect and talk about real good common resolutions for the future, the OCCII and its Rebel Up! Soundclash is a perfect venue for that. We will bring you the atmosphere necessary to redeem your stomach and cruise the world’s perspective. Through what means of transportation ?

HOBO DREAMS OF CINEMATIC SALVATION (Los Angeles/US)
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr have been touring the world for the past 20 years as musicians, filmmakers and ambassadors of cinematic goodwill. When they are not running the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, they tour the world singing folks songs to accompany silent Super 8 films they have shot on their travels. From the Mongolian Steppe to the Streets of Mexico City, sit back and relax as these images and sounds are presented as a lullaby of memory and dreams. We’re lucky to have them as they’re just a few days in Europe by the invitation of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Be on time, they’ll play around midnight!
old clip; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_0dBwOE0Hk

DJ POLYESTA (NL) has gained the rank and right to travel in a magic carpet, swifter, smoother, that fits her attitude to music. On the outskirt of all-lands, she seems to have create her own place where her guests are invited to float in an elegant compound of styles. Like a druid, she’ll combined each force into a musical entanglement and vaporized it as a BalkanAfricarribeoceAsiatic trail. Bring your carpet and maybe one or two cushions if you want to follow her.
http://www.polyesta.net/

DJ BUSHDOOF (Melbourne/AU/A’dam) will use his rickshaw to stroll within the small streets of Laos, filled with charismatic songs and fumes of grilled pork. He’ll bargain his ride for a green 125cc Suzuki and jump into the Favelas of Rio and deal some gems for Baile funk sake. Suddenly reappearing in an electrified tram on Brooklyn Ave. Seeking the right cap, electro hip-hop, electro / pure / hip hop. Within these choices, our local DJ will use the Jamdown decision “Take ’em all, leave none behind”.
http://www.bushdoof.eu/

The REBEL UP! CREW will take a viral pleasure to ensure sound attraction and visual prospection. We are coming back with more intriguing sounds than ever. With us a Chaabi singer meets easily with a Dubsteppa MC, fresh 2010 tecnocumbia from the Andes collides with South Indian folkpop down to the dance circles of Soweto. We keep it on a no-ground level!

With the knowledge of these eclectic sounds and the temperature it’s going to bring you should also be aware that you coming represents a good step in the means of helping others and enjoying it. By leaving a 5 euro fee at the entrance and maybe a little more, you’ll support an organisation that develops goodwill projects especially in Africa. The name of the organization is Warriors Without Weapons. So here’s one mutual resolution that works !
Seek for more info :
warriorswithoutweapons.wordpress.com

Saturday 29th of January @ OCCII
DJ POLYESTA (NL)
DJ BUSHDOOF (NL)
REBEL UP DJs & VJ (BE/NL/FR)
5 EURO / PROFITS GO TO CHARITY!
doors: 22.30 – 04.00 – Amstelveenseweg 134 (Tram 1 or 2)

www.occii.org

Saturday 18th of December: Rebel Up! Soundclash with DJ Zerkalo, Rebel Up! DJs & Process Rebel @ OCCII

Merry Chocolate Party to you all, gals and guys,

May your inspirations for 2011 be filled with true love and the will to do good. Well, if you did that already in 2010, you can search for new occupations then. I don’t know, save a boat that kills dolphins, attend Surinamese class, find a pet to your pets. Do something for your life. At least I know something you could do this Saturday. It’s meant to stimulate the heart and achieve a perfect body shape and pure feeling. It prepares you for the harshness of liver attacks for the next few weeks. By coming you’ll be forgetting all the horrors and fear to come. At least between 22.30 and 4.00.

We decided to have a fused menu this end of year 2010, that’s been fruitful in emotions and wild guests. Ours this time is an insider somehow, from the Netherlands, here is

DJ ZERKALO. He uses a rocket to transport you from Thailand to Haïti, some echoes of Columbia y Cuba, no transit and straight to Africa. You can tell he loves this continent with all its grooviness and rough rhythms. He’s searching deep in our planet jukebox, just the way we do.

www.djzerkalo.com

REBEL UP! DJs. The Good Belgian, The Ugly French and the Baddass Dutch reunited as in the days of old. The Triumvirate will be severe and strict in one point, making you argue all night long, what you just heard, where could it come from and how the hell someone could produce such craze.

www.rebelup.org

PROCESS REBEL. If Seattle, San Francisco and Amsterdam had something in common, that would be him. Our mad banana lover. Not only has he been living in those three cities but he’s got that uncompromising style from Seattle, the cool attitude of SF and the cosmoEuropolparty understanding of A’dam. He will process you into his tough bass blood and new funk selection. Keep some strength for that one.

www.subinfinity.com

VJ M is back to give our optical organs a well-deserved massage. He’ll bring along a big box of sublime cultureclashing visuals that will awaken your third eye while gently tickling your skin with photon bombs.

After that, we go to bed satisfied and ready for more in 2011.

Our charity funds will go this time for Warriors Without Weapons, an organisation that develops goodwill projects to conceive and realize especially in Africa. Alejandra from WWW will come with her shaker to sell you the best cocktails and raise more money for the cause. Seek for more info :

warriorswithoutweapons.wordpress.com

Have good ones

Saturday 18th of December @ OCCII

PROCESS REBEL (US)

DJ ZERKALO (NL)

REBEL UP DJs & VJ (BE/NL/FR)

5 EURO / PROFITS GO TO CHARITY!

doors: 22.30 – 04.00 – Amstelveenseweg 134 (Tram 1 or 2)

www.rebelup.org – www.occii.org