Saturday, 21 June 2008


here some warm up sounds for tonight and beyond, buckload em now!

piece from Myanmar, as taken from the sold-out Sublime Frequencies release 'Princess Nicotine: Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar'
Unknown Artist - My Darling's Love Arrow

classic Prince Buster tune, sing'n'hop along!
Prince Buster - Madness

and a slow moment, taken from a countryside wedding in southern Hungary. That voice, those violins...
Magyarpalatka - Szokos dance

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Rebel Up! Soundclash #14, Saturday 21st of June: another helping hand for Myanmar, >Part 2!<

Hi all,

Thanks again to all the people who came out at last month's busy night for Myanmar, with your help we raised 250 euro's!! We are damn proud of this and want to thank you all for your partying support.

In this month's Rebel Up! Soundclash we again want to raise funds for Myanmar, as there still is a lot of help needed for the 100.000 homeless cyclone victims and a doubled donation would give more families a new start.
Hopefully we can add extra loot to the proceedings of last month and make a firm donation. Look at the previous #13 message for info on the Myanmar Charity Group.

What about the music, maestro?.... we have a special guest!
MARK GERGIS (USA) (of SUBLIME FREQUENCIES & POREST) will be bringing a killer (laptop) dj set filled with exotic cut-ups, asian chopchops and middle eastern collages, if not more. Expect some raw field recorded disco extravanganza! As we always play a lot of stuff from the Sublime Frequencies label, we feel very honoured that one of its contributors pays us a visit to play.

And what else, our second traveller, VJ M, returns from his trip allover the Indian subcontinent! Through Pakistan and Iran our VJ man will find his way back to Occii to take control of the visuals again and morph his road recordings at culture shock speed for your eyes only.
One of our other faithful Rebel Up! dj's will be missing in action this time, being in Armenia for a full month of research and trekking in the Carpatian mountains. Since our Polish guest Vega Selecta couldn't make it last time, he will step in to get some playtime alonside the usual Rebel Up! crew.

We hope to see you on this all too special Saturday!
all info on Mark Gergis and the night below.....

Sublime Frequencies is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring
and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban
and rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short
wave transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies,
and other forms of human and natural expression not documented
sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern
recording industry, media, or corporate foundations. SUBLIME FREQUENCIES
is focused on an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience
inspired by music and culture, world travel, research, and the pioneering recording labels of the past.

For hundreds of years, Oakland, California's POREST has exploited
reckless composition, performance and worldwide documentation via
multi-instrumentation, field recordings, perverse cut-uppers, dirty bomb
audio downers and whatever else gets in the way. On full-length albums
released by Seeland, Resipiscent and Abduction records, Porest has issued
a confounding collection of music and audio works ranging from mangled
pop and surrealist radio-dramas to diabolical protean ear-wash. Gergis is
a contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label, producing collections of
rare music, film, field and regional radio recordings from the Middle East, Asia and beyond. He is also a founding member of the shape-shifting
Bay Area group MONO PAUSE and its Southeast Asian permutation, NEUNG PHAK, among others.

Saturday, 21st of June @ OCCII, Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2)
doors open 22:30 till late, (probably) 4 Euro fee. Profit goes to charity!

Rebel Up! Soundclash (#14)
Diasporic sounds from the global underground.....
a global culture mashup of rougher world music and visuals,
(in ways of Mestiza and Gypsy beats, old skool Roots, roughness from Africa, Arabia & Asia, Latino funk and gritty electronics. Everything worldy mashed)
Rebel Up! is played by various Dj's.... all armed with a musical manifesto.

Please forward this to your interested friends, family, and network buddies, through word of mouth, digitally and so on. we hope to see you there! :)