Sat 29 Oct > experimental evening by Rebel Up! & Lexi Disques @ NGHE Mediatheque with Porest (US/IR), Blood Stereo (UK), City Hands (NL) & Benjamin Franklin (Bxl)

14725767_1785415645009331_8060045096061241209_nOn Saturday 29 Oct, an experimental concert night in the NGHE mediatheque! Organised by NGHE crew, Rebel Up! & Lexi Disques.

From synthesizer sounds to global cut up music, weirdo pop and adventures in sound.

Porest (US/IR)
Mark Gergis is quite a catch; founder of the Sham Palace label, long time collaborator of Sublime Frequencies and member of disbanded Asian pop group Neung Phak. Porest is his post-globalized hate pop project, with cabalistic text-to-speech drama and violent tape music against soapbox anthems and swirling barbed-wire psychedelia that indulges in the trappings of art and politics. Listen here.

Blood Stereo (Brighton, UK)
The masked duo Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis explore hand-cranked 20th century technology in combination with epiglottal gymnastics and free music modes inherited as much from punk rock’s mutilated aesthetic as utopian art styles. Music here.

City Hands (NL)
Dutch sound artist Manuel Padding aka City Hands approach brings unexpected sounds, from calm atmospheres to trippy vibrations and even poetry. His narratives generally evoke a world where humans no longer prevail, a stream of words lurking into post-apocalyptic loneliness and colourful magic.

Benjamin Franklin (Bxl)
Casio keyboard player Benjamin Franklin puts out graceful and mysterious home-taped recordings of hypnotic melodies, sweet ballad and deviant pop. Perfect warmup sounds to gently shake body & mind.

> finishing before midnight, so come on time!
possibly there will some veggie food too (tbc)

18h Benjamin Franklin
19h City Hands & Blood Stereo
20h Porest
+ dj set by Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies) & others…

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Rue des Mariniers
1080 Molem

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Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)


This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

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20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

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19-24 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Womex, Santiago de Compostela (ES) + Porto (PT)

14691959_10154013262098231_5553615490502358087_oThis week, Rebel Up! will be attending Womex16 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, the world music expo. Full programme & showcases here!

On wednesday 19th we already will kick off Womex early, with a global dj night hosted by our Global Club Music Network at Casa das Crechas in the historic centre of Santiago, Rebel Up! playing together with our global dj buddies Kosta Kostov (BG), D Watts Riot (BA) & Makala (ES)!  From around 22h30, the Banda das Crechas will play a live set and followed by our global beats till deep into the night.

During the expo days from Thursday to Saturday, you can find us at stand -1.18 (basement) with the Global Club Music Network that we are part of. During the night time, the showcase festival with many good live acts & dj’s, such as our friends Throes & The Shine (PT), DJ Satelite (AN), Boogat (CA), El Remolon (AR) and many many more!  We are also organising a conference session on Friday early afternoon: The Speedate Remix, a session about remixing global tunes for the dancefloor or experimental spheres. And later on the same day, our GCMN network session.

On Sunday 23 Oct, Rebel Up! SebCat will travel down to Porto to spin global and mostly African tunes at Miss’Opo restaurant from 18h onwards (Rua de Trás 49, Sao Bento metro). Come and enjoy the amazing tasty novo Angolan cuisine!
Next evening, SebCat will spin some global listening tunes at the alternative Cafe Candelabro (Rua de Conceicao 3, Trinidade metro).

See you around, ‘ta luego, até ja!

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Thu 13 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Fanfara Electronic & Pedrolito

12916276_1275543565795200_6050833110536514666_oThu 13 Oct, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi, replacing the Fortuna label crew who sadly had to cancel.

We got some great local guests in to make you bounce to global beats all night long!

THOMSCAT & BAM (Fanfara Electronica)
Originators of Global Hybrid Records, the playground of Fanfara Electronica with DJ producers Thomscat & BAM is a free and liberated mixture of the electronic universe and world music. The very essence of this digital fanfare blows up every constraint and prejudice. Their remixes bring ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris, DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass. He especially loves to dig on nueva cumbia and share his discoveries with his “Dale amor” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

REBEL UP! (host)
Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic bass to digital folklore roots, it’s all there to hear and feel.

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Rue des Pierres 8
1000 Bxl

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Sat 8 Oct > Rebel Up! & friends @ PsychoCumbia, BokalRoyal, Bxl


Saturday, time to go loco with cumbia again! 🙂
with a lineup of friends.

Memo Pimiento (MX / Bxl)
Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of electro music with the cumbia culture root, analog and digital modified machines supported by an acoustic percussionist, live singer and visuals. Let’s get inside a Mexican Barrio atmosphere!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
Cumbia cumbia cumbia in all sounds possible, from vintage to heavy bass from allover Latin America.

Pedrolito (AR/Bxl)
Our Argentinian partner in crime who just moved to Bxl, part of the amazing Muevelo crew from Paris. Expect all Latin American dancefloor cumbia & beats.

Barrt is an independant dj with a huge selection of music played old school style, turn tables. Genres include electric, acid, house and more to keep your mind wandering untill the sun comes up.

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21h til late….
prix libre / free donation
@ Bokal Royal
Rue Royale 123BXL

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