Fri 26 Oct; Rebel Up! DJ/VJ set @ Impakt Festival, Utrecht w/ Chief Boima & Non-Western Shoot out

This friday night 26th @ Theater Kikker in Utrecht, there´s a super awesome NON WESTERN UNDERGROUND CLUB NIGHT organised by Impakt Festival, where we will play a special contextual Rebel Up! DJ/VJ set.

The concept of this year´s Impakt festival is *No More Westerns*, roughly translated to the western influence outside the west (or ofcourse vice versa!) and this night will be all about the musical and visual side of this. Expect a night that’s action packed with currents of transglobal clubscenes. Here´s the flow > >

Non-Western Shoot out: The Musical > A Mexican stand off with DJ Lonely (Jonas Ohllson), Dubcovsky (Friso Wiersum) and Chief Boima (Boima Tucker): DJ battle with context.

Chief Boima > > solo set by Sierra Leonean-American musician, DJ, cultural activist, and writer currently based in New York who combines a diverse array of global styles from Coupe Decale, Cumbia, Kuduro to Champeta.

We´ll play last from 1:00 til 3:00, expect a musical travel from the 60´s to current times with styles such as psychedelic Indonesian pop, Thai rock, Turkish garage n dubstep, Iranian technopop, Indian filmy songs, Saharan autotune, African electronic styles such as Coupé Décalé, Shangaan electro and much much more..

check here for more info on the night or FB event here.
21:00 – 3:00h
Theater Kikker
Ganzenmarkt, Utrecht

sat. 5 may Bevrijdingsdag : Rebel Up! @ Straatlokaal, Neudeplein Utrecht

hello folks,

Hope you all had a good time at our party in OCCII, A’dam last saturday and/or the next day at the Casa Babilon queensnight party in Vechtclub, Utrecht. We sure had fun and time for another blast next weekend. On liberation day Saturday 5 may we’ll be playing our liberating global sounds @ Straatlokaal festival on the central Neude square in Utrecht from 19h till 23h. and oh, entry is free!

Straatlokaal is a fresh festival initiave created by the fine folks of FOUNDation (including our Rebel Up! designer Jet) who will present their creative building project of found/recycled materials on the Neude square in combination with music and concerts by local musicians and dj’s. The festival kicks off on Saturday and runs till Thursday 10 may, see the full programme on the FOUNDation site or join the facebook event.  The festival is completely free on each day, so no reason to miss this new alternative city festival.  See you there!


Rebel Up! dj Sebcat @ EINDBAAS 8bit/chiptune party, Friday 13th January, Utrecht


spinning 8bit cumbia & tecnomelody tunes from Argentina & Brazil before & after Meneo`s live show.

unfortunately, it`s already SOLD OUT. only the free open stage at Kargadoor is possible……

but check out our free Rebel Up! tropical 8bit megamix here (also as download!)

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

Rebel Up!: Global Reggae & Bass Party Saturday May 22 @ Vechtclub, Utrecht

Yes mi brethren,

this evening is a tribute to the giant influence the little island of Jamaica has on the sonic landscape of our planet. From the legendary Skatalites to King Tubby’s dub effects to Sly & Robbie’s massive drum & bass sound,  you cannot underestimate the importance of these pioneers in the global universe of groove.

On this night, the air will be filled with tropical flavours & big basses. Expect reggae-inspired music from all over the globe: Contemporary roots reggae & dancehall from Spain meets  transglobal balkan dub, which together with some fresh african reggae riddims morphes into raggajungle topped with a little dubstep reggaesound. Bob Marley undoubtedly will be around, but the main focus will be on the non-jamaican productions.
So wake the town and tell the people to put on their dancing shoes, cause you do not wanna miss this edition of Rebel Up!

Djs on this special event will include Livewire, MC Count Ozzie, Kako Da Ne soundsystem, John Kayongo, Smartin and Salor Bassclap outta Spain.

Doors @ 22:00, the party will go on till the last bass fades…………

Special warm African Nite @ de Vechtclub 11 december

RebelUp Utrecht AfricaHi all,

coming friday we have a very special warm african winter Rebel Up just to keep the bones smooth and the juices running. Come and dance with us on our stock full line up:

John Kayongo. Our old time friend and African DJ extr’ordinaire DJ Kayongo will bring his tunes to make you sweat!

Jua Nzima: African live percussion band

Elephant Soundsystem. Grooving sounds exclusively handpicked to be played on vinyl only!

Rebel Up! DJ &VJ team. Will Rebel Up the place with unexpected sounds and visuals from all over the world.

Kako da Ne. Will bring their very varied Urban Folk Explosion.

The special cause for this evening will be the charity that John’s mom set up to help vulnerable children at a nursery school and daycare in Kibera, Kenya who are orphaned or whose parents are unable to provide food and tuition. The organization is all locally run — and supports about 100 children.

You can make a dontation in the box on the evening and read more about it: here.

22.00u – 04.00u | entree: 5 euro | Brailledreef 9, Utrecht

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Zaterdag 7 november @ Vechtclub; Rebel Up! Soundclash *Polska Rootz* avond

Rebel Up Utrecht November 7

Rebel Up Utrecht November 7

Op Zaterdag en Zondag 7-8 november staat de Culturele Zondag in Utrecht volop in het teken van Niemandsland; het 20 jarige jubileum rondom de Val van de Berlijnse Muur. Het begint zaterdagavond al met een zeer ruim en gratis uitgaansprogramma door de hele stad om in goede Berlijnse sferen te raken. Natuurlijk doet de Vechtclub ook mee, dat door zijn speciale lokatie en doe-het-zelf mentaliteit toch zeker wel een verstopt stukje Berlijn is in Utrecht!

Op deze Rebel Up! Soundclash avond richten wij ons op het Berlijnse Eastblok Music label, dat zich specialiseert in nieuwe Oost Europese muziek uit lokale alternatieve scenes.

Het thema *Polska Rootz* is een doorsnee van de huidige roots-reggae muziek uit Polen zoals deze stijlvol door nieuwe artiesten vermengd wordt met Poolse volksmuziek, klezmer, drum’n’bass en elektronica. Onder de naam *Polska Rootz Soundsystem* zal DJ Zonic, alias labelbaas Alexander Pehlemann, optreden met een vernieuwende roots reggae set van pure Poolse makelij. Ook zal de in Amsterdam woonachtige Poolse dj Vega Selecta een set komen spelen in Poolse roots sferen zoals men nog niet zal kennen. De rest van de avond zal worden volgespeeld door de lokale Utrechtse kollektiefjes van Rebel Up! en Kako Da Ne die samen een eigenzinnige weg in geluid door Polen en de rest van Oost Europa zullen banen.

Zowiezo is de entree SUPERCHEAP deze avond;  gratis/1 eurootje! (als vrijwillige bijdrage)

Open: 22:00 tot 04:00

Place: Vechtclub, Overvecht-Zuid;

Brailledreef 9 (naast winkelcentrum Overvecht)

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