Rebel Up SebCat
one of the best full length electronic albums around since a long while, which has remained under the radar. Time to discover this gem!
Afro Portuguese beats from Lisbon via Angola, Cabo Verde, Guine Bissau and beyond. the merging of electronic sounds and traditional styles.
Favorite track: Língua ft Catia Sá, Braima Galissa & Alex Terrakota.
Octa Push is a portuguese duo formed by brothers Leo Leoleo and Mushug that fuses lusophone music (Angola, Bissau, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tomé) with electronic sounds.
On 17 june, “Língua” is releases as limited edition vinyl on Rebel Up Records for the first time since its original release in 2016 on the band’s Combatentes home label. The vinyl celebrates this hidden gem of an album that has largely stayed under the rader of European and African ears.
“Língua” is the 2nd full length album of Octa Push and features guests such as Tó Trips (Dead Combo), Batida, Cachupa Psicadélica, Cátia Sá (Guta Naki), Maria João Grancha, Ary (Blasted Mechanism), João Gomes (Orelha Negra & Fogo Fogo), Braima Galissa, Alex (Terrakota), AF Diaphra and Gospel Collective among others. The record, almost entirely in the Portuguese language, is a tribute to the Lusophone music that has been made in the last 40 years. Electronic music meets semba, morna, funaná, afrohouse and even brazilian music.
The record opens with the title song Língua, rhythmically inspired by semba, it features the sharp vocals of Cátia Sá, the hypnotic kora of Braima Galissá (who sadly passed away this year) and the guitar of Alex from Terrakota.
In Cueca, Maria João imposes all of her vocal expressiveness on top of an heavy bassline and shows why she's one of the biggest portuguese Jazz references.
In the same heavy bass tone, Trips Makakas introduces the portuguese guitar of Tó Trips from Dead Combo into a dense electronic sound.
Gaia Cósmica has hints of brazilian grooves, features the guitar and deep vocals of cape verdean pop legend Cachupa Psicadélica and also funky keys provided by João Gomes, member of bands like Fogo Fogo, Orelha Negra and cult band Cool Hipnoise.
The rhythm increases in Fogo, in this funaná inspired song, kenyan Isaac Anyanga and Cátia Sá provide the vocal hook while Alex Terrakota shows his amazing guitar skills, newcomer AD2 raps about the cape verdean island of Fogo.
Xilofone Teteté is a xylophone driven electronic track, while Mana is the afrohouse approach by the duo together with kuduro rapper Bruno do Show.
In Barbara the rhythmic energy balances with moments of calm and it's where Cátia Sá's vocals shine the most. It also features Batida, Alex Terrakota and Ary.
LGS-LX has nigerian talents Afrologic and Temi collaborating with rapper AF Diaphra, where they sing over the Lagos (Nigeria) and Lisbon connection.
The closing track is a heavenly cover of a song by the portuguese icon Zeca Afonso and features the Gospel Collective.
released June 7, 2019
Leonardo Guichon, Mushug, Cátia Sá, Isaac, AD2, Maria João, Ary, Braima Galissa, Alex Terrakota, Tó Trips, Cachupa Psicadelica, João Gomes, Bruno do Show, Batida, Afrologic, Temi, AF Diaphra, Gospel Collective
Produced by Leonardo Guichon, Mushug, Octa Push
Mastered by Hue Jah Fink
Mixed by Hugo Santos
Vinyl produced by Rebel Up Records
Vinyl mastering & lacquer cut by Angstrom Studio
Sounds from the global underground! For more than 10 years, Rebel Up is a global DJ collective & organisation. Now is the
time for Rebel Up Records to see the light and start releasing artists and music styles that we love. A big focus on contemporary ‘global’ traditional and electronic music to give various cultural movements a voice, such as the diaspora based in Belgium & beyond....more
supported by 16 fans who also own “Octa Push - Língua”
deep, broody, dark arabic electronic music from different ethnic roots into a futurist urban club sound. You think you know all about electronic arabic music just because you listen to Acid Arab & Omar Souleyman? think again, if you dare ;) Rebel Up SebCat
supported by 15 fans who also own “Octa Push - Língua”
2nd album of Diron Animal (ex Throes + The Shine), where he explores a wide variety of afro sounds such as disco, bass, kuduro, afrohouse, coupé décalé and more. full on eclectic Afro futurist sounds with an LGTB edge. Rebel Up SebCat
supported by 14 fans who also own “Octa Push - Língua”
This is incredible creative, uptempo and experimental/psychedelic music. It's a mix of traditional and modern. Electronic - yet in a way I'm not used to. Dance music!
I'm sure, if you play this at the climax of a Tomorrowland-sort of festival, the crowd would go insane. Taxiclette San