Rebel Up Records starts in March 2018!
After 10 years of being a DJ collective and organisation, it is time for Rebel Up Records to move to the next level and start releasing artists and music styles that we love. The goal of our label is to mostly release artists from outside of the west who have a strong sound & message, as well as social political contexts. A big focus on contemporary ‘global’ traditional and electronic music to give various street cultures and movements a voice. We will also focus on diaspora artists & musicians who are based in Belgium & Europe, who can not easily be placed in a box in the current ‘world music’ setup. Sounds from the global underground is our motto! This year you can expect releases from these countries; Ghana, Mexico via Brussels, Tunisia, Iraq via Brussels, Peru, Cabo Verde via Lisboa and much more. 🙂
1st release on 8 March 2018 > Ayuune Sule – We Have One Destiny (RUP001)
on vinyl, digital and cd, released in collaboration with Makkum Records.
Ayuune Sule is a Ghanaian musician of the kologo scene in the Kumasi region, Northern Ghana. As a right hand man to King Ayisoba (Glitterbeat Records), he is a vital part of his band and often opens up solo during their international tours. On this album Ayuune Sule brings traditional kologo songs with contemporary urban electronic productions of azonto and hiplife. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time breathes the forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice.
All audio & purchase options online very soon!