Nightshop April is online now, with songs by Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru who passed away end of march and a zouk tune from Guadeloupe.
We have 12! albums of the month, starting with spritual jazz by Syrian-French artist Naïssam Jalal, followed by Brussels group schroothoop and their special junk jazz sound, French-Malian duo Clement Janinet & Adama Sidibé with spiritual strings, Belgian band Gaïsha with psychedelic rock & grooves sung in Arabic. Entoto Band by musicians from Ethiopia and Eritrea bring Ethio funk classics, David Walters explores afro disco & funk and Belgian band Bernard Orchestar brings electro balkan brass in oriental bass. To end the show, Jamaican producer Gavsborg and his deep post-dancehall, DJ Kapwanthi from Malawi and his hyper beats, Ozferti brings his electronic afro club sound, Brussels producer Le Motel w/ Nigerian rapper Magugu and Swordman Kitala & Tim Karbon bring afro bass fire. Tune in below!
After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.
It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat. Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitarand using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.
Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician. DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh
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.