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

Rebel Up SebCat session @ Kiosk Radio uploaded (04.11)

SebCat did a Rebel Up & Friends session (solo, without friends this time) at Kiosk Radio, coming in late straight from Lisbon. Selections from Lisboa vinyls (Travadinha, Trapiche, Frank Mimita, Bana, new Principe releases by PT Musik, Lycox and much more) and selections from Womex and beyond via Quantic & Nidia Gongora, La Perla, Aquafaba, Susobrino and more… Listen here.

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.

Rebel Up radio with Susobrino @ BRUZZ

Last tuesday was our Rebel Up show at BRUZZ radio.
We had special guest Susobrino in the studio, the young electro-organic musician who talked about his new EP Pocualeito, out on the Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue.
Also tunes by KOKOKO!, Biomigrant, TisDass and Les Freres Jackfruit.

Listen or watch the recorded videostream below >>>

Thu 21 Oct: Rebel Up & NGHE present: TisDass concert (desert rock, Niger), Forest

psssst, this thursday a last minute concert to announce of international desert rock group TisDass from Niger. 
read all below….

This thursday 21.10, Rebel Up & NGHE Mediatheque organise a special concert at Zonneklopper social community venue.

with TisDass, band from Niger led by songwriter Kildjate Moussa Albadé. Assouf tamashek songs in desert blues and rock style, singing about peace, unity and the power of music. Listen to their new album ‘Amanar’ , released in september. Other members of the band include Mohamed Assaleh (guitar), Souleymane Bouba Hamidine (bass) and Ichaya Issoufou Dan Nana (drums).

Warmup concert by Chien Fer. Banjo punky vibes.

+ Food (Sahara style, free price / prix libre)
+ NGHE & Rebel Up vinyl sounds support.

5€ in
Doors 20h > food
Concerts at 21h

@ Zonneklopper, Forest

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).