New release: Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

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 Up SebCat & 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.

Sunday 21.11 > Rebel Up dj support @ Atelier210 for Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek + Purrses concert

Sunday 21 nov, concert of Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek + Purrses.
+ Rebel Up DJ support in turkish psychedelic & rock sounds before/between/after the concerts.

Doors 19h30
1st concert 20h30
2nd concert 21h30
presales: 12€
at the door: 15€

More info & tickets here.

Tue 16.11 concert Etran de l’Aïr (Sahel Sounds / Agadez, Niger) + Rebel Up support @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

This tuesday evening Rebel Up & Les Ateliers Claus present: Etran de l’Aïr!

The name Etran de L’Aïr translates to “the Stars of the Aïr,” the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the western named “desert blues” music. In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It’s a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran de L’Aïr is one of Agadez’s longest playing groups on the circuit since 1995. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class.

Etran de L’Aïr play a style that captures the contemporary sound of Agadez, incorporating vastly different musics into their repertoire. While Tuareg guitar follows a predictable format, Etran breaks convention and throws a third guitar into the mix. The two lead guitars solo on top of one another, in constant dialogue, with a crashing response from the drum. There is a bubbly underwater warble that emerges from reverb and crackly amps. It’s electric party music, surf rock, from a place that is all beach. They differentiate themselves from the other wedding bands: “We play our own folklore, not like the other artists in Agadez. Our music is based around traditional Takamba…and we listen to a lot of Malian music. Not Tinariwen, but musicians like Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré.” Etran de L’Aïr is not just a musical group, but a family collective.

+ DJ support Rebel Up SebCat

Tickets presale: 8€ under 26/ unemployed – 10€ normal. Buy here.
doors 20h
concert @ 20h30

@ Les Ateliers Claus
15 Rue Crickx
St Gilles

FB event / website

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

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

Thu 19.08 > Rebel Up @ Global Night w/ Nacion Ekeko + Fanfarria del Capitan, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

Thursday 19.08 Global night in latino vibe with concerts & DJ sets at VK Vaartkapoen!
Andino & Cumbia time with 2 Argentinian music acts + Rebel Up DJ set

17:00 DJ Rebel Up duo
19:00 Nacion Ekeko > electro-acoustic sounds from the Argentinian selva & andes.
for fans of Chancha Va Circuito / Nicola Cruz and more!
20:30 Fanfarria del Capitan > festive cumbia, balkan beat, reggae, ska & rock from Buenos Aires!
21:30 more Rebel Up sounds until the end….

► GRATIS | GRATUIT > come early, limited capacity!
FB event / website

Listen to our Rebel Up & Friends session from 18.08 at Kiosk Radio w/ SebCat & Nacion Ekeko here.

Thu 15.07 Rebel Up dj set @ Recyclart Holidays, Bxl

Thursday 15.07, Rebel Up SebCat will be playing a back2back ping pong dj set with Jordi3000 aka Jordi Grognard of Yokaï at Recyclart Holidays before/after Avalanche Kaito (new noise rock project by Kaito Winse / Enthusiast Music, 1st ever concert!), Acte bonté, Gare du Midi project, vegan food, indoor minigolf and more!

Free in, come hang from 17h onwards, places are limited.

More info: website / FB event