September surely was a big & busy month for us. Big thanks to all who came to our Incubate night, Utrecht & A’dam shows! Hope you enjoyed the nights 🙂
Our set @ Incubate was quite a fierce, timed in 45 mins, where we went heavy on the kufana, african electronics, ragga riddims and arabic digitalism. Good fun, sure we had good fun too in our catty & elephant maskerade. Our brothers-in-sound DJ UMB, João Brasil, Pinchado, Process Rebel, Filastine & MC Nova and Malorix all delivered class sets. It only was a pity that Malorix had tech problems cut his set short.
Followed by the cumbia Rebel Up! night in Utrecht. Before we had no clue as to how many people would come out. DJ Tommi kicked off the night by spinning some crafty nueva cumbia along the Argentinian sounds of ZZK and some Mexican fire to have the first people dancing. People slowly started pouring in, more women than men! Nice to realise that also in Utrecht our night is not male orientated but in a healthy, overly female, balance that a made up for a good atmosphere. By 1am the Vechtclub suddenly was filled with a lot of people and DJ Pinchado started his laptop set, playing all his favorite cumbia rhythms from obscure 60’s & 70s chicha, Columbian classico’s and much much more. Not everybody could follow the heavy thrust of the cumbia as it’s a tough latino one and it still has to sink into the psyche of the Utrecht party people. Give it more time and people surely will shout for more. The Rebel Up! dj’s took over and went into mixed cumbia-african-riddim spheres to give the night a more global sound. Tiki Klazien closed off the night with a tropicalia-tastic set of old swing jazz & tiki sounds. -Stay tuned for the next Utrecht Rebel Up! night on Friday 23rd of october!-
Last weekend we had the A’dam Rebel Up! party. Again with good buddy DJ Pinchado but also with the amazing 4 piece band Los Siquicos Litoraleños. Our Rebel Up! dj’s shaped the night into cumbia ‘n’ latino punkrocky spheres and just after midnight the Siquicos went on. The members were dressed in space cowboy & cyber indigina outfits and their crazy Chamame/cumbia/gaucho songs held inbetween folk, punk & lofi trash rock that entertained the crowd. Perhaps not an easy sound to dance to, but surely it was a bizarre Argentine rock show as never experienced before :). Pinchado went on straight after them and played a variety of Argentinea cumbia villera & dub versions and classico’s. The people in the OCCII were much more up for cumbia than at our Utrecht night, because a lot of them were South American folks from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador etc. who just couldn’t get enough of the crazy cumbia villera rhythms. It went on late , another excellent Rebel Up! party @ OCCII done & gone.
Thanks to all for being there on any or many of the nights, see you next time at one of our good fun nights! 🙂
Next parties/dj sets:
Thu. 7th oct, Rebel Up! dj’s @ La Minor (RUSSIA) concert, EXIT, Rotterdam
Fri. 23rd oct, Rebel Up! Soundclash w/ special Brazilian live guest João Brasil and Eastern-African band Pata Potea @ Vechtclub, Utrecht
Sat. 24th oct, Rebel Up! Soundclash w/ special Brazilian live guest: João Brasil @ OCCII, A’dam