Cumbia sonidera mix – con sabor vol 2

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Another cool Rebel Up mix here, this time Cumbia Mexican stylee!

Cumbia sonidera mix – con sabor vol 2 by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

2nd installment of LeBlanc’s obsession with Mexican cumbia sonidera. Special attention goes to the position and role of the sonidero in Mexican popular cumbia sonidera. He’s the DJ/MC/entertainer with cult status, permanently on the voice over, close to the laser sounds, jingles and effects… pitched voices, heavy rhythm n bass, endless shifting loops, cheap synth sounds, accordeons galore: welcome to any good old hood party in Monterrey, Puebla, DF, LA, …

if you feel like more, check out the first volume here: cumbia sonidera mix – con sabor!

dj LeBlanc 4 Rebel Up! devilish sounds

Yo me llamo Cumbia / My name is Cumbia [trailer]


This awesome video on Cumbia just dropped into our inbox. This is pretty amazing.

“Yo me llamo Cumbia” (“My name is Cumbia”) is a documentary that goes in the search of Cumbia’s origins. We’re going to identify the geography and history of the rhythm, within which the entire story of the cultural melting pot that ended up creating what today is Latin America.

In over 52 minutes, we’ll know the different versions about the Cumbia’s origin, we want to contribute to the discussion on where and how Cumbia was born, traveling across the geographical locations where (according to research) originated this ancient rhythm. Our main interest is to compile, document and most importantly share the various manifestations around this ancient rhythm, an initiative that hopes to assist in the dissemination and preservation of the Cumbia.

Check out the Best of ‘Yo me llamo Cumbia’ on: subscribe for new videos: follow us on twitter: and facebook :


La Cumbia según Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto from Yo me llamo Cumbia on Vimeo.

From the Colombia’s Caribbean hinterlands, roots of the Cumbia, thrive the music of Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto. The sounds of long-tubed gaita flutes, unique drums, and maraca stoke the fire of the cumbia and of other regional dances—the fast-paced puya and porro, the cadential gaita corrida, and the bullerengue. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, the senior statesmen of their tradition, are an animated emblem of Colombian nationhood and a resilient fountainhead for some of Latin America’s favorite dance rhythms.

La Cumbia según Totó La Momposina from Yo me llamo Cumbia on Vimeo.

Queen of Colombian Cumbia and one of the strongest fountains of influence in Latin American music. Totó La Momposina was born on the island of Mompóx in the Bolívar region of Colombia, making up the fourth generation of musicians. Nobody owns their music like Totó does, she uses this gift to bring her crowds together, and to celebrate the rich, living tradition of intertwined African, Indigenous, and Spanish cultures. Her show is as energetic as her constant laughter, which we were able to experience when we interviewed her, discussing the origins of cumbia, of the sounds and rhythms that emerged from the Caribbean and have made their way all the way to our Latin America.

The new directions of Neo Funk


There is a while we don’t post anything from Neo Funk. But isn’t our fault, the scene of neo funk is changing, taking new directins and new artists. If few years ago we knew what is the sound of neo funk, the mix of eletronic music with baile funk influence, now we have a new opnion, and few producers show it:


The last release of Vini, was the Favela 3000. A mix of bass culture, trap music, neo baile, new beats and fresh sound. He is the half part of Blank Krew, and aka Vini Banger.

Mixing others cultures to neo baile, it’s a new sound with the old strucure. The beats and sample of funk still there, but now there is a new bass line. Other elements talk with vocals of bunda.

Even a paulista producer, he is playing with RJ culture as in Santa Tereza (a neightborhood from Rio)

The elements from afro culture is playing – as atabaque – with heavy synths and digital elements. The old tamborzão is now recycled and have a new face.

Leo Justi and Heavy Baile

Leo Justi isn’t a new face, he is our old friend from Heavy Baile. Actually, heavy baile always was a option to neo funk. This heavy beats, with influence of footwork, is our big brother. More is to come from this scene, and more it can grow up!

Favela Trap


Comrade, with Favela Trap album, show the possibilty, other producer liked and favela trap is our young brother. A lot of producer are creating this sound, and it is getting more and more interesting. One new name is Kaio AC, from São Paulo.

But isn’t just him, other know producers too:

and here is the best set of favela trap (from who? the created and unique DJ COMRADE)


Baile Funk + Shazalakaboom

Chernobyl is ahead of time, when the topic is funk. The main producer of neo funk. He started with Comunidade Nin-jitsu, creating a rock band with influence of baile funk. Then, travel around the world sharing his productions, producing to bonde do role and other artists. Now, he is mixing the sonority of balkan with funk

But, this isn’t the first time of balkan in funk, check it:

BaileBrega – Tecnobrega with baile funk?

we send the idea, but should it be possible?

(ok, we understood the parte of neo funk, but how about funk carioca?)

Yes, the funk carioca is here too!
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BONUS!!!! We presents Anitta! The funk is becoming pop music, and this is one of this steps:

Special Bonus:

UNSUB : Through the Looking Glass


She’s done some Transnational Dubstep and appeared on our compilation of the same name and she has also meddled with some Transnational Bass and guess what she actually is a Trans artist.

So what!

We knew very early on, in fact we knew a few weeks into getting to know her music, that she was a Trans artist. It took some courage for her to disclose this to me and she was ever so anxious and worried about my reaction.  She was worried that I’d stop supporting her and would not release her EP.

Man it didn’t bother me, it was none of my business anyway, I was just interested in the music and could see her reaching great heights with her music.  Her EP with us “Exhibit A” was one of our first label releases and we’re still immensely proud of that EP.

It still doesn’t bother me, in the sense that because she is Trans, it doesn’t mean I am going to relate to her any differently. She is equal to everyone else as far a I am concerned and that’s it. If you have a problem with it then maybe you need some help.

Obviously, it is going to be a concern and worry for her about how she is now pereceived in the music industry and in the world generally because she is a Trans Artist and has made it public.  The world isn’t full of open-minded people like me and you and so from a practical point of view there are many things/obstacles/prejudices that will and do come in the way of people like Unsub progressing.

You can help to remove some of those prejudices.  She wants to tour North America and so why don’t you help her to achieve that aim with a donation.

All the info can be found here: Through the Looking Glass

Here’s what she says:

In A Nutshell

Help me fund a North American tour for my new album where I can finally share my story of being a successful trans artist against all odds and descrimination!

Who Am I?

My name is Lily Alice Kaitlyn Luck. I spent a large part of the first 25 years of my life figuring out who I am. I knew two things for sure; I love being able to connect with people through music and that I was female born into the wrong body. These two seemingly unrelated facts became intrinsically linked as music became my way to cope and to connect. My way to express what I was going through and the emotions I felt. Even if people didnt understand my journey, I shared my music in the hope that they would recognise the feelings and connect with what I wrote.

People definitely connected. Through my various projects I’ve been featured on BBC Radio, had my music playlisted on more than 250 FM stations around the world, done official remixes for Ministry (Everyday is Halloween – Hypnotic, 2011), Trapt (Headstrong – Hypnotic Records, 2011), Gaudi (Bad Boy Bass – 6 Degrees, 2010) and Pink Floyd (Us and Them – Hypnotic Records, 2012), had a beatport No.1 (Illesha – Only Fair Unsub Remix – Simplify, 2011) and ARIA Dance Charting tracks (Heartstrings – Klub Kids, 2011). I’ve even been featured on MTV (Gen Bass Presents: Transnational Dubstep) and recently been featured as one of Beatports 2013 Artists to Watch ( So basically music is my life.

Why Am I Doing This

I first made music as Alexis K but when I started going through gender transition I was open and honest about it with my fans ( ) and because of this, I was harassed, stopped from playing, dropped from labels and even blacklisted from blogs and events.

I started the annonymous project called Unsub in late 2010 to protect myself and keep being able to do what I love. Unsub took all that negativity and redirected it towards music.

But I’ve realised that I shouldn’t need to change or hide who I am in order to follow my passions and achieve my dreams. My new album is the creative embodiment of that process. The merging of my past and my future into alignment. It is the essence of the story I am telling the world, that I am free to be me.

With your help, I’m taking that story on the road and connecting with a larger and more progressive audience in defiance of those who don’t want me to succeed purely on the basis of the differences I represent. Im going to show people that we don’t have to hide who we are just because we are different. That we wont be stopped by hate. That just because i was born different doesn’t mean i cant achieve my dreams and above all else I’m going to make people dance all across North America. After all, a revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having <3

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Filastine & Videocratz Live AV Mapping


A glimpse into the very near future.

This is pretty mind-blowing and I think this is exactly what Filastine needs to vamp up his live shows on the bigger stages.  His live shows have always pretty mesmerising in the first place!  I’ll never forget his shopping trolley at Generation Bass festival in Tilburg back in 2009!

Selections from Filastine & Videocratz live collaboration at VJ Op de Dom, Utrecht NL. Soundtrack: Colony Collapse (Aucan Remix) Download:

Contact: [email protected]

Cairo Liberation Front Presents Guns 'N Mozes: Egyptian Democrazy


The CLF guys are back with another great new mixtape which premiered for the first time on Okay Africa last week.  It’s another sublime slice of new Electro Chaabi material.

But I can’t agree with the politics behind the mixtape.  I very rarely say overtly Political things on the blog but I feel I need to this time because I don’t agree with the sentiments behind this mixtape albeit I do like the guys who mixed and I luv the music on it.

Here’s what CLF say:

The fifth Electro-Cha3bi mixtape by your friends of Cairo Liberation Front. A celebration of the Morsi downfall. Free download to support the amazing music scene of Egypt!

Egypt at this moment in time has taken a turn for the worst after the promising re-start a year ago. What we have there atm is a Military Coup! A democratically elected Govt. voted in by over 52% of the Egyptian populous via free and fair elections has been forced out by an angry mob which constituted around 17% of the population. Can that ever be right in a democracy?

It certainly doesn’t feel right to me and is quite a dangerous message to send to all democratically elected Governments around the world who are just sitting their and looking on with their double standards.  You could be next, is that what you want?

It is not something I would really like to celebrate and it seems to be actually getting worse with the recent deaths.

So I won’t pass on the CLF message that came with the mixtape but I will post the mixtape instead with my message for Peace.  I also hope that democracy can be restored to Egypt like it had been last year.


1. راحوا الحبايب – احمد عدوية (CLF Edit)
2. Mic Abdo Negar, Elsager, Shamndora and Dj Fifty – Elmsaol
3. Yakol 3la Derso – Hoba Elly
4. حصريا مهرجان دماغى طقت منى – اوكا واورتيجا وحريقه تحميل مباشر
5. Dj Mado, Salsa & 7arfosh – Mahrgan Shofe
6. Dj El Dezel, Kanka & 3mr El Gazar – Bent el 7alal
7. Mic 7albsa, Twzi3 & Sha5bta Lagbta – Sardena
8. مهرجان كلو يخش ينام غناء مروان لبط وخوليو وهوندا توزيع مروان لبط
9. Mic Fifty, Sadat, MC Amin & DJ Amr 7a7a – Es7b Geb Wara
10. تحميل مهرجان متعب و شادية
11. مهرجان معمه
12. Mohamed Saad – Tatah
13. El8% – El Gens El Na3em
14. حبيى يا رقه غندى والسويى توزيع دى جى فيجو
15. مهرجان فرقعة من جوة الصومعة خالد مايكل حوده شقاوة استوديو كاريوكا
16. مافيا الافاتار ونجوم العجمى
17. Yanas – Hatgan
18. Figo – مهرجان مشاكسين
19. Ostaz – El



Branko drops some Zouk Bass in this mix featuring some of the tracks we have released on our label by DZC Crew.

Check it our here:

Here’s what he said on his Facebook page about the mix:

Zouk Bass, Tarrachina, whatever you wanna call it, it’s amazing how much music has been created based on that rhythmical pattern after Buraka’s Boiler Room set last February. So, whenDiscobelle Records asked me to do a mix for them I decided to grab the opportunity to make a selection of my favorite tunes, alongside some other stuff around the same bpm + (as usual) some brand new exclusive heat. 

Worked Really hard on it so I hope you enjoy it 😉

Via Discobelle:

Branko Smoking That Zouk Discobelle Mix Tracklist:

Branko – Untitled
2PEKES – Txillo
2PEKES – Deep in Zouk Bass
Chuck Upbeat – Something in the Jungle
Dance Kill Moves – Zoukette
Justin Timberlake – Zouk & Tie (Jeaucar Cover)
Wildlife! Feat. Rapha – Drop It
FS Green – Goolie Goolie
Fellow – Rollin
DJ Fresh x Diplo x Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (DJ Riot Remix)
Buraka vs Schlachthofbronx – Untitled
Buraka Som Sistema – Zouk Flute
Branko Feat. Compadre – Rama Dum
Ancestral Club – Nuh Wan U (Sketch)
DJ Znobia – Marimbas Do Amor
Rhye – Open (Bondax Remix)
Dengue Dengue Dengue – Lokumba
KJ’S – Ziren
Ciara Feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Out (Chris Val Remix)
Nucleya – Street Boy
Buraka Som Sistema – Vem Curtir



Greetings, friends and music lovers! It’s time for another transmission from the Bassnectar Labs…

Here’s Side One of the new Immersive Music Mixtape – a 30 minute ride featuring some exclusive edits, collaborations with Excision, Z-Trip and ill.Gates, and new remixes for Nina Simone, Paper Diamond and Agalloch.

Side Two will drop just before we launch the Immersive Music Tour in mid September (If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, check all current tour dates below & stay posted for more announcements coming soon.)


1. Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)
2. Paper Diamond – They Can’t Tell Me Nothing (Bassnectar Remix)
3. Le1f – 01 Loop [edit]
4. The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Maxence Cyrin Remix)
5. The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)
6. Bassnectar & Excision – Put It Down
7. Bassnectar & Z-Trip – Dirt Off Your Shoulder Mashup
8. Bassnectar & ill.Gates – Expanded
9. Depone – Cellular Structure [edit]
10. Agalloch – Limbs (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Diamond Messages – Liquid Summer [edit]
12. Scissorkicks Vs Shut Up & Dance – Delamure (Bassnectar Remix)