new Rebel Up Nightshop online (April) > #71 Quarantine show with 10 albums of the month!

This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.

Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs.
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september round-up

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 🙂rebel up incubate

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

Friday 25th of september; Rebel Up! Soundclash *Argentina Special!* @ OCCII, with DJ Pinchado (AR) & Los Siquicos Litoraleños (AR)


We go Argentinian all the way on this night! This night is in collaboration with WORM.

DJ Pinchado (Julio Lozano) hails from Buenos Aires and is born and raised in the old harbour area of La Boca, home to local footie club Boca Juniors and birthplace of the elegant tango. None of that tango twisting tonight, but some seriously psychedelic cumbia! The sensual cumbia has become popular once again throughout all of  South America and reason for this is a fresh wave of young artists who experiment with this old afro-influenced folk style. In Argentina a lot of artists have started creating experimental cumbia sounds, where dub, hiphop and electronica is added to this hefty stew. Pinchado’s special sound floats inbetween dubby spheres and electronic Boca beats as a very danceable cocktail! Excpect a live/dj set with the freshest dance music from Buenos Aires. !QUE CALOR!

Los Siquicos Litoraleños (AR)
From the outland countryside surrounding the small town Curuzú Cuatiá in the province Corrientes of North East Argentina, comes a exceedingly rare treat for the ears. Los Siquicos Litoraleños is a unique band formed in 2004. Originally an all improvisational freeform band, their music soon developed into an unclassifiable, highly original style incorporating elements of  cumbia, subtle noise, lo-fi tape manipulation, chamamé (the popular folk music of Corrientes), the angular guitars of Beefheart’s Magic band and a rich variety of non-rock rhythms. At Rebel Up! they will play a special rocking set with trashy dancing in mind, ho ho! See some awesome viddy’s here:

The Rebel Up! DJ’s & VJ’s will guide the sound and the visuals of the night and will be aided by Rotterdam & Worm honcho Saxixa with his edgy Argentinian cumbia collection.

Tonight we will raise awareness and a donation box for Stichting Ombú, a Dutch organisation forcussed on Argentina which helps local Argentinian organisations to improve conditions in the poorest shantytowns. More info @

Friday 25th of sept @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2)
doors open 22:30 till late,
5 Euro fee. ~Profit goes to charity~!