Deli Teli – Tsifteteli Club > new release on Rebel Up Records, greek psychedelic tsifteteli grooves

Mini album by Greek-French group Deli Teli, who revisit Tsifteteli bouzouki music of 60’s/70’s Greece in a groovy psychedelic sound.


New release since 05.11 on Rebel Up in collaboration with Catapulte Records (who brought you Guess What, Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek, Orchestre Montplaisant)

Bongos, bouzouki and Farfisa organ galore ! The explosive cocktail of rock’n’roll and traditional Tsifteteli hailing from 1960’s Greece is still alive thanks to Deli Teli: the Marseille-based quartet performs a string of forgotten hits that once set Athens on fire, with a contagious energy and a subtle dose of Mediterranean drama.

Far from being an exclusive Greek sound, Tsifteteli music has travelled through borders for centuries and means ‘double string’ in Turkish. In the 1960’s, it mixed with rock’n’roll, surf and Latin-american influences, and gave birth to the typical Laïko sound.

With their powerful electric bouzouki (Greek lute) and the distinctive sound of the Farfisa organ, Deli Teli have carved their style while digging through the incredible goldmine of the late 60’s and early 70’s Tsifteteli/Laïko singles. The 4 musicians met in 2019 with a burning desire to dive into electric sensations – bassist Christos Karypidis used to play oud and keyboardist Arthur Bacon played accordion in most of his former projects – and made the most of 2020’s lockdowns by building their repertoire and thinking up Deli Teli.

On this mini-album, they interpret Aris San’s psychedelic 60’s twist song “Boum Pam” as well as Koko’s “Chily Chily”, a groovy belly-dance mover; “Ekso Dertia Kai Kaïmi” an intoxicating and frenetic floor shaker ; “Tsiftetelli 1969”, a cool organ-lead surfing instrumental ; and 2 slightly freer and more psychedelic compositions, “Taksim Deli” (improvisation) and “Bournelis”, a creative re-arrangement of 2 compisitions by Leonardos Bournelis.

Vinyl available now as pre-order for 12€ (delivery date early January)

Deli Teli on social media: Facebook / Instagram

wedn 03.11 Rebel Up action in Lisboa @ Lusophica Radio + night in Crew Hassan

After a great Womex in Porto, Rebel Up SebCat is now hanging in Lisboa for a few days.

On wednesday afternoon I host a Rebel Up radio session at Lusophonica at Farol de Santa Marta in Cascais after Allie Silver & friends. Tune into the livestream, Allie is on at 14h (Lisboa) / 15h (Brussels), SebCat at 16h (Lisboa) / 17h (Brussels) via https://www.lusophonica.com

In the evening we host a Rebel Up & Friends global beats & Palop sounds party from 20h-2am at the underground Crew Hassan venue, with some special guests, come hang!!!!

@ Rua Andrade 8a – metro Intendente

Rebel Up @ WOMEX, Porto (PT)

Rebel Up SebCat will be at WOMEX in Porto this week, for the expo, showcase and as part of the Global Club Music Network. An amazing lineup with lots of international global artists in various venues in the Porto city center. See here for tickets to the festival evening & night showcases.

Every year the GCMN hosts a free afterparty for all on the Womex opening night. On wednesday 27.10 pre/afterparty at Ferro Bar (next Sao Bento train station) from 18h to 4am, on 2 DJ levels (rooftop & main room) with this lineup:

Kosta Kostov (DE/BG)
DJ Ali T (DE/MR)
DJ Makala (ES)
Darius Darek (DE/PL)
Oonga (Montreal, CA)
David Chávez aka Sound Culture (Chicago, US)
Rebel Up Sebcat (Brussels, BE)
DJ Chris Tofu (London, UK)
Boris Viande (FR)
& more TBC

On friday 29.10 (16h30-17h30) the GCMN has their annual networking session at the Womex conference, to meet people from our global club scene and make connections. Info here.

new Rebel Up Nightshop #88 October

Our latest Rebel Up Nightshop show for October is uploaded! +3 hours of new global albums & sounds. 3 songs of the day via India, La Reunion and Berlin. Our albums of the month take us to Egypt (Juju Sounds) via Zimbabwe mbira sounds (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Balimaya Project mandé trad funk from UK (Jazz ReFreshed), the tamashek rock by the band TisDass from Niger and Brussels experimental duo Trance Plantations (WERF). Upping the tempo with global groove beats by Stereo Utopia (Melting Records), psychedelic vallenato cumbia by Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna (Bongo Joe), warm south american electronics by Biomigrant, thumb piano electronics by blind Sierra Leone singer Sorie Kondi with his electronic Kondi Band (Strut) and uptempo afrotronics by ONIPA band. Dancehall bass producer The Bug launches a bass molotov cocktail with ‘Fire’ (Ninja tune) and closing off with spanish asturian bass by Llevólu’l Sumiciu (Samain Music).

Fri 15 / Sat 16 Oct > Rebel Up @ Festival Resistencia Indigena, Casa Nicaragua, Liege + Antidote, Bxl

Rebel Up action for the weekend!

This friday 15.10 at the closing party of Festival Resistencia Indigena at Casa Nicaragua in Liege! Organised by Indentité Amerique Indienne asbl with a focus on indigenous cultures in Latin America.

From 16h onwards there are workshops and expositions zapatista, dinner at 18h and at 20h concerts by the bands Tropicant and Tambor Caraibe.From 23h the afterparty will kick off with Dj sets by Baylena Selektah, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop.

All info here or here.
@ La Casa Nicaragua
Rue Pierreuse 23 – 4000 Liège

On saturday 16.10 Rebel Up SebCat & Fresh Nunas will play global sounds at Antidote from 22h to 2h30
Before there is a concert next door at Volta by The Oneironauts x Roselien, good combo!
Plus there is food at Antidote, from pasta to pizza.

Rue de la Petite ile 1A
1070 Anderlecht

Thu 23.09 + Friday 24.09, Rebel Up action at Buvette ABY (Abbaye de Forest) + Bonnefooi

Thursday 23.09, SebCat & XOGN will play a vinyl session from 18h until 22h @ Buvette ABY in the historal, green and spacious Abbaye of Forest.

It’s the last few days of the Buvette ABY, so come for those last outdoor musical moments.

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And on friday 24.09, SebCat, Didi (Tropical DJipsies) invite DJ Edna Martinez for a vinyl session from 19h until 1am @ Bonnefooi, which has been beautifully revamped and renovated inside, with a dancefloor placed cosy in the back. Come and see!

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2 NEW releases on Rebel Up Records; V/A – Mamari Remix compilation & Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad

New releases out this month of September!

Various Artists – Mamari Remixed
13 remixes between global electronic beats, afrohouse, bass and more….

The remix compilation ‘Mamari Remixed’ is the little electronic sibling of the album ‘Mamari’ by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble. 13 producers from Africa, Europe and Latin America give their own spin on the original songs by making them ready for the dancefloor. All producers combine 19 different nationalities and show their ability to make bass music that stays true to the organic sound. The remixes not only use the original instruments but also manage to convey the political messages from the Power Ensemble.

Jan Janzen (keys) and Niklas Mündemann (saxophone) of Muito Kaballa are also DJs and enthusiasts of the underground clubbing scene. With ‘Mamari Remixed’ the two musicians want to create bridges between the worlds of “live music” and “club music”. Remixed included are by Nuno Beats (RS Produçoes), Catu Diosis (Nyege Nyege), Lee Bass (Gato Preto), Lua Preta, ARN4L2, DJ Satelite & PolBack, DJ Flavya, DJ Makala, BYDLY, Quixosis, 115 Solaris, Ekiti Sound and Rafael Aragon.

The countries represented on this compilation are Portugal, Uganda, Poland, Angola, Cabo Verde, Germany, Ghana, Colombia, Brazil, US, Spain, Netherlands, Ecuador, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, UK, France, Uruguay and Algeria. 

A limited edition vinyl pre-order as active as well, delivery is expected 15 december.

Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad
B sides from the Brazil’s experimental jazz underground.

From 2004 to 2020, Satanique Samba Trio has dropped 11! records into phonographic existence. Naturally, some compositions from the quintet’s (not really a trio indeed) catalogue didn’t make onto any album for one reason or another. ‘Mini Bad’ is a remedy for this situation, as it amasses 10 tracks that were almost part of albums like “Bad Trip Simulator #3” (2013), “Xenossamba” (2017) and “Forrivel” (2020). You can call it B-sides from B-razil, if you dare.

There is also a very limited edition 10″ vinyl, only available in Brazil. Check the bandcamp for more info.