sat 16 Juni > Rebel Up! dj Palm M @ Mundial afterparty, Paradox – Tilburg > FREE IN!

Yo folks,

this saturday after the daytime Mundial festival in Tilburg, there will be a free afterparty at Paradox in Tilburg centre with dj¬īs Merdan Taplak and the Shazalakazooboys from Serbia!
Our nomadic Rebel Up! dj Palm M will be doing the Rebel Up! honours from midnight till 01:00,
expect a heavily spiked soundcocktail of tropical tunes, electro-folk, roots, bass and much more! ūüôā

more info here on the paradox site.

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 ūüôārebel 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 Litorale√Īos.¬† 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! ūüôā

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 Jo√£o Brasil and Eastern-African band Pata Potea @ Vechtclub, Utrecht

Sat. 24th oct, Rebel Up! Soundclash w/ special Brazilian live guest: Jo√£o Brasil @ OCCII, A’dam

Friday 18th of sept: Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Incubate festival > GENERATION BASS weekender

Hi all,

The Incubate festival (previously named ZXZW festival) will last for a full week with a heavy list of special lineups allover Tilburg town in the south of Holland.  The Friday & Saturday are set as a GENERATION BASS WEEKENDER, which means 2 days of global ghettotech, incubatelogoeclectic  sounds, broken beats, dubstep and other global mayhem.

The mighty good global folks of GENERATION BASS asked us a few months back if we liked to curate a room @ Incubate! Such honour indeed and we selected some previous Rebel Up! acts together. On Friday the 18th we’ll be spinning global sounds all night long in the Batcave room with live set by Filastine feat. MC Nova (US/IN), Process Rebel (US), Malorix (NL), DJ Pinchado (AR) and DJ sets by DJ UMB (UK) and yours truly on DJ & VJ duties. Check it all HERE.¬† In the other room there’s a hefty lineup of dubstep greats like Raffertie, Joker, Reso and A1 Bassline, such a clash of basstastic sounds¬†this will be!


oh, and on Sunday the70’s afro-funk outfit Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou from Benin will be playing in the outdoor Muzetuin!

Hope to see you there!