Gizelle Rebel Yelle
GIZELLE REBEL YELLE ... has been spinning all things Acid, House & Techno since the acid house explosion hit London in the last 80’s. She began her DJ journey playing funk & soul music, but when she first experienced the sound and energy of acid house music in 1988 her musical direction changed overnight. Her first major gig was playing acid house & balearic beats as resident DJ for the ‘Asylum’ parties in south east London and for the ‘Cooz’ parties in north London, warming up for Mr C, Evil Eddie Richards and Shock Sound System.
But it was in the mid-90’s when the major connections took place and Techno kicked in. In 1994 she met Sexy Rubber Sole at Brazen Radio, an all female radio project, and was invited to play for a Zero Gravity second birthday party event in Hackney. This was the major turning point in her life where people were actively coming together, connecting and taking right action through music. She got involved with the Zero Gravity parties and soon linked up with the Liberator DJ’s and Lawrie Immersion. Lawrie heard her play and invited her to play on the Immersion Sound System at Cool Tan in Brixton. After this first event, she joined forces and started playing every weekend for Immersion on the DIY free party scene and soon became the main female force amongst her male comrades together pushing the new sound of London Acid Techno alongside Chris Liberator, Aaron, Liberator, Julian Liberator, DDR, Geezer, Dave The Drummer and many more.
In the late 90's, she joined the ‘Stay Up Forever’ underground dance music collective, produced dance music under the guise of ‘Rebel Yelle’, played all over the UK and Worldwide and ran the ‘Antidote’ record label whilst working in music distribution exporting Acid Techno worldwide and then as Production Manager for a collective vinyl pressing plant.
Over the years she has constantly explored music and experimented with different styles of Acid and Techno. She is still passionate about the underground dance music scene, the active creative community and the diverse people it brings together. Over the years, she has developed her sound encompassing new styles of Acid House and Techno, alongside more experimental and wonky electronic sounds, together with Breakbeat and the classic Acid House and Old Skool music from the roots of rave culture.
Gizelle Rebel Yelle has played worldwide in places such as Russia, Japan, Venezuela, Brazil, Australia, USA, Holland, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria and all over the UK. Over the last few years, she has enjoyed the booming UK festival circuit and played at Boomtown, Glastonbury, No Mans Land, Surplus Fest and Illusive festivals.
Since 2013, she has been broadcasting her monthly REBEL YELLE SHOW on Optical Radio - www.opticalradio.net - which is recorded live on the first Friday of the month 9pm-11pm. Each month she invites fellow established DJ’s and Producers to guest on the show, exploring the sound of the underground and different styles including Acid House, Acid Techno, Techno, Old Skool Acid House & Rave and Breakbeat. She has also guested on radio shows for Pure Radio (Holland), Report To The Dancefloor (Greece), Fnoob (UK) and Reels Rebel Radio (UK).
Gizelle Rebel Yelle is back working on music production and further developing her DJ sound for the dance floor in 2017. Also, watch out for podcasts and radio show slots. Let's have a positive year!!
One Love xxx
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