Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987
New release on Rebel Up Records, +5 years in the making, retrospective of worker class & migrant chicha cumbia from Discos Horoscopo label from Lima, Peru in the 1980’s.
Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.
Selection made by DJ Pinchado, Rebel UpSebCat & Jalo del Prado Nunez. Out now digitally, streaming and as 2LP deluxe gatefold edition with 12 page booklet with Liner notes by Alfredo Villar and translated song texts (in spanish & english) and graphic gatefold design by Ruta Mare.
Available as 2LP or with limited edition 7inch bonus single (Los Shapis & blind singer Nohemi) Also very limited edition run of 60 Chicha Popular Tshirts available, designed in neon paint by Ruta Mare. Check the bundles on our Bandcamp.
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)
Here a playlist of existing & upcoming chicha cumbia releases from Peruvian bands on Rebel Up and Discos Horóscopo labels. Discover the power of chicha with Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis and more. After the summer, we will release the 2LP retrospective compilation Chicha Popular (Love & Social Political Songs from 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch of Los Shapis and Grupo Somos De Huanuco cult album.
ES > Aqui una playlista de actual y futuro lanzamientos de chicha cumbia de la bandas peruanas en los sellos Rebel Up y Discos Horóscopo ¡Descubre el poder de la chicha con Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis y mas…. Después del verano, lanzaremos la recopilación retrospectiva de 2LP Chicha Popular (Canciones de amor y política social de 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch de Los Shapis y álbum de culto de Grupo Somos De Huanuco.
Free The System!’ is the new single EP by the band Dandana, to be released on Friday 19 June on Rebel Up Records. Including an ancestral afrofuturist remix by Afro-Dutch producer Philou Louzolo.
‘Free The System!’ is about the gap between the older generation and the younger generation. The old system can’t easily deal with young or new idea’s. The current global pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement clearly show us that the system needs to be changed, we have to free ourselves from it.
and also international UK blog The Ransom Note did an article about the remix by Afro Dutch producer Philou Louzolo and the videoclip. see here >
DANDANA is a collective band of musicians from the Netherlands, Senegal and The Gambia with members Bas Ackermann, Ebou Gaye Mada, Filly Dioma, Jackson Loman, Joop de Graaf and Modou Joof. Together they chose to let go of the past and take a new musical path. Their sound pays tribute to traditional West African rhythm & grooves, with instruments from Senegal and The Gambia such as sabar, xalam and balafon with live drums, electronic drum pads and a range of vintage synthesizers. Inspired by West African psychedelic mandingue pioneers Guelewar, Ifang Bondi & Touré Kunda to the synth-driven vibes of bands like Air & Tame Impala. “Free the System” will take you on a journey through a new universe.
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. See full tracklisting in comments >