Rebel Up Nightshop January + December

Best wishes for this year all!
Hope you had a great start to this new year whether healthy or in quarantine.. hoping for better days soon, which will come! 🙂

Here our recent Rebel Up Nightshop episodes, January & December via Radio Campus Bxl and shared by Rhythms Passport & Groovalizacion radio, each +3 hours trip around the world in sound. Click on images to listen >>>

Nightshop episode for January, starting with a coladeira song from Cabo Verde and Turkish folk made in Germany. Our albums of the month take us to sufi meditation raga’s via Tahir Qawwal, Portuguese arabic & sephardic jazz by Al-Jiçç, Tuvan throat singing by Khöömei Beat and Egyptian 70’s synthesizer soundtracks by Hany Mehanna. Down to the tropics of South America we have albums by Colombian palenque queen Petrona Martinez & female guests, the Rebel Up compilation Chicha Popular of 80’s chicha cumbia from Peru via Discos Horoscopo, Brazilian activist songs by Juçara Marçal, a female electronic compilation from Chile, afroperuvian bass by duo Vudufa, female electro maloya from La Reunion by Eat My Butterfly and closing with Tia Maria Produçoes crew from Lisbon.

Nightshop for December with albums of the month that take us to Iranian Kurdistan via the tanbur strings of Mohammad Heydarian on Radio Khiyaban, Lebanese-Brussels folk jazz by Molo Sayat via Zephyrus and Cabo Verde funana disco & roots by Tchiss Lopes reissued via Arabusta. Colombian band Sonoras Mil brings psychedelic tropical pop, Kiko de Gallo brings organic electro compositions in different colours, while father-son duo Betamax & Clive Bell combine experimental jazz and electronics. Owini Sigoma Band goes into spacey effects on traditional and electro tones via Brownswood label, while The Tonga Boys & Dr Kanuska Group dive into heavy ritual temple sounds. Tunisian duo Frigya brings mezwed & bedoui beats via Shouka label, Lisboa producer DJ Lycox via Principe Discos and South Africa gqom producer Griffit Vigo via Brussels Maloca label.

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.

3 Rebel Up radio sessions online from August > Kiosk Radio, Lusophonica & East Side Radio

hey all,
in the past few weeks we did some sessions in Portugal and Brussels.
Check the sessions out below!

On sunday 08.08 we did a session at Cascais web radio/bar Lusophonica, SebCat & Didi.

Followed a few days later with a session at East Side Radio in Lisboa, a B2B between SebCat & Didi as well as a guest set by margem sul’s DJ Kolt of Blacksea Nao Maya / Principe Discos in pure afro portuguese electronic vibes via tarraxo, batida, afrotech and more!

and here our recent Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with SebCat & special guest Nacion Ekeko from Argentina who played a live set!

Sat 21.08 > Rebel Up @ Jam’in Jette ‘carte blanche’ Giraffes & Penguins x Rebel Up @ See U, Bxl

Who says August, says sunshine and outdoor DJs. and this saturday 24 degrees and sun is forecasted……

Let’s meet at See U for a partnership and a musical carte blanche by the Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins collectives. The opportunity for L’asbl Kwa! aka Jam in Jette to leave the commune of Jette, to make culture resonate in other communes of Brussels.

A special musical program with Bxl global DJ’s 🔥 We will dance between giraffes, penguins and camels 💥

Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Rebel Up SebCat
Hishek Bishek duo
Fresh Nunas (Mozambique / AM Roots)
Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Love Foundation Brussels)


Gates 13:00 – 22:00
Free in, gratis, gratuit!
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TODAY 06.08 Bandcamp Friday

today August 6th is Bandcamp Friday again and Bandcamp is be waiving their share of the revenue for all sales TODAY ONLY for 24H. Discounts or Name-Your-Price on all digital albums, vinyls and merch at Rebel Up label.

Check out our releases & merch >>>https://rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com

Thanks for your continuing support!