New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.

The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)

The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.

As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

Peruvian folkpop glory

This post is a warm-up for our soon-to-be activated Rebel Up bloggie. Keep your fingers clicking and eyes staring here for time to come.

The modern Peruvian cumbia is of a amazingly sweet sounding and peculiar kind, mixing the indigina Andean folk styles with digitalised pop sounds, harps, electric guitars and keyboards. Cumbia has always enjoyed popularity in the worker & lower classes of Peru and is regarded as tacky or unsophisticated by middle class snobs and rich folks. Here a selection of artists that enjoy a fair amount of cult popularity in today’s Peru.

La Tigresa del Oriente, the Tina Turner of the Peruvian cumbia. She’s said to be from the Amazonian part of Peru and her video clips are all set there. Old indigina traditions get enfused with a modern day sound; digitalised panflute melodies screech and the melody she sings is of classic indigina nature. All while leopardly clad women dance with anaconda’s, booty shaking inbetween locals who are holding up posters of Señorita La Tigresa. You got to love this song though with the tiger/panther screams. file under: folkpop galore kitsch. Thanks to Julio Pinchado for showing us this hidden gem!

Wendy Sulca is a child prodigy from Lima who is regarded as a young diva over there. Don’t expect her to sing about lighthearted fluffy nonsense like kid stars do in the West, as life is rough enough in poor Peru. She sings about social hardships in life that are common in Peru. This happy rhythmical song titled ‘Cerveza, Cerveza’ is actually a song against alcohol abuse among the indigine population. Nope, she ain’t asking for beer if that was your first thought.

Anita Santivañes, she’s the #1 harp-cumbia diva right now. We got to know this sweetly seducing tune trough Jace/Rupture’s excellent blog. *Bebi la miel de tus labios*; I drink the honey from your lips.
Classic song.

Friday 18th of sept: Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Incubate festival > GENERATION BASS weekender

Hi all,

The Incubate festival (previously named ZXZW festival) will last for a full week with a heavy list of special lineups allover Tilburg town in the south of Holland.  The Friday & Saturday are set as a GENERATION BASS WEEKENDER, which means 2 days of global ghettotech, incubatelogoeclectic  sounds, broken beats, dubstep and other global mayhem.

The mighty good global folks of GENERATION BASS asked us a few months back if we liked to curate a room @ Incubate! Such honour indeed and we selected some previous Rebel Up! acts together. On Friday the 18th we’ll be spinning global sounds all night long in the Batcave room with live set by Filastine feat. MC Nova (US/IN), Process Rebel (US), Malorix (NL), DJ Pinchado (AR) and DJ sets by DJ UMB (UK) and yours truly on DJ & VJ duties. Check it all HERE.  In the other room there’s a hefty lineup of dubstep greats like Raffertie, Joker, Reso and A1 Bassline, such a clash of basstastic sounds this will be!

EXPECT THIS! 🙂

oh, and on Sunday the70’s afro-funk outfit Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou from Benin will be playing in the outdoor Muzetuin!

Hope to see you there!

Incubate