Saturday 3 March > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #5, Au Quai, Bxl


This 5th edition of Giraffes & Penguins will push away the limits of physics!
Four global underground DJ’s from Brussels will demonstrate that East, West, North & South can melt into a single point called “dancefloor” if brought at the right temperature!

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This dangerous experiment (loss of control is very likely) will be led by The Wild, Drache Musicale, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop
🕶💥 Visual entertainment will be guaranteed by our guest VJ Gilles empêtré 💥🕶

Join & share the fun!  🙂

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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Thu 16 Jan > Rebel Up! & Low Up present; Uproot Andy (Brooklyn/NY) @ Bonnefooi Bxl

uproot andy
Brussels finest global bass and world beats collectives unite to invite Uproot Andy (Brooklyn/NY) to Brussels for a serious night of cumbia & bass!


As a co-founder of the monthly tropical clubnight Que Bajo and the Que Bajo Label, UPROOT ANDY is a pioneer dj producer of the global bass movement. His productions and remixes of cumbia and global bass are always top quality and played by many global dj’s with good taste. Get ready for his fast mixing, tropical bounce and a serious dance fever! 🙂

Rebel Up! Soundclash & Lowup will provide the wildest contemporary global dance hits from the Caribbean to Latin America, Africa and beyond! DJ’s representing Rebel Up! are SebCat & Leblanc and Max Le Daron & dj Mellow will be showcasing the bouncy LowUp sound.

and ofcourse as always at Bonnefooi > FREE IN!
FB event here.
from 22:00 till………
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres,
1000, BrxHell

Tropical Bass / Cumbia / Dancehall / Future Afro y mas…

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Thu 31 Oct Tropical Halloween > Rebel Up! @ Radio Panik 30 years birthday, Espace Senghor w/ Commandant Cadet & Les Pythons de la Fournaise (FR)!


yes yes folks,
this thursday an awesome tropical Radio Panik anniversary night in Espace Senghor, right on the halloween hour 🙂

main band of the night is Commandant Cadet & Les Pythons de la Fournaise, a French band that specializes in the sweet sega and maloya folk styles from La Reunion drenched psychedelic spheres and some afrobeat,

Djiboutik, Moise, Celestin & Rebel Up! dj’s will play before, between and after the band with some fine global warming up sounds

the lineup >
20h > Plateau Radio sur la scène !
20h30 > Dj Rico Da Cool (Djiboutik)
21h > Dj Celestin (Africa Sound)
21h30 > Commandant Cadet et les pythons de la fournaise (set Séga)
22h30 > Rebel Up! Djs
23h15 > Commandant Cadet et les pythons de la fournaise (set Maloya)
00h15 > Rebel Up! Djs
01h15 > Dj HDJ (Djiboutik)
02h > END

Gonna be awesome for sure, so don’t miss! 🙂
see Facebook event
just only 5€ in
@ Espace Senghor,
Chaussee de Wavre 366, Etterbeek Bxl

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Sat. 24 Aug: Rebel Up! Soundclash *Congolese Rumba Special* @ OCCII, A’dam w/ Yan Koy & Kolor Rumba (RDC/BE) & Orch. TP Jean Mikili (BE)


Yes folks!

finally it’s there after several attempts: our Congolese Rumba Special night on Saturday 24 august.
A whole night filled with marvelous vintage rumba & soukous sounds from Congo!

We’ll have 2 bands playing live on stage to fully lose yourself in this addictive rumba rock sound. Here the roll down > > >

Yan Koy & Kolor Rumba (CO/BE) (on poster)
This Congolese band from Brussels will play vintage Congolese rumba soukous songs from the 60’s to 80’s, led by vocalist Yan Koy along with master members such as Petit Poisson, Pappy Muntu, Alonzo Baba and several others who played in famous Congolese bands such as Franco’s OK Jazz, Zaiko Langa Langa and Ndombe. In a 2 hour live set they will play classic rumba songs and take you into the Congolese underbelly of tropical rock with psychedelic guitar solo’s, hypnotising percussion and polyphonic vocals. Not to be missed!

Orch. TP Jean Mikili (BE)
Belgian trio from Brussels that specialises in Congolese rumba with fresh indierock while keeping it real for all to swing and shuffle along to. It’s gonna be *Tout Puissant* for sure as perfect warm-up to Color Rumba!

Vendredi Tresse, avec l’Orchestre TP Jean Mikili de Bruxelles from Frederic Bourgeois on Vimeo.

dj’s Rebel Up! & friends
swinging African & latino sounds before & after the bands.

Profits on the night will go to Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice, a NGO fighting for the change of mentality for governments that consciously leave open sexual crimes unpunished. For more info about this organization, go to or their twitter account @4GenderJustice.

Doors will already open at 22:00.
As we have 2 bands playing live, it´s 5€ in before 23:00h, but 7€ afterwards, so come early!

Save the date!
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sat 24 august
22:00 – 4:00
@ OCCII, Amsterdam

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Fri 5 July @ OCCII Amsterdam > Rebel Up! Soundclash & Subtropikal dance night w/ Maga Bo (BR)


SubTropikal and Rebel Up! Soundclash join forces to bring you a one-off night of border crossing, dancefloor melting global sound.

We are excited to announce the return of global producer/DJ extraordinaire MAGA BO to Amsterdam and where better to host him than OCCII! Expect OCCII’s dancefloor to be transformed into a hot, booming, subtropikal cave. There will be great music, there will be dancing and there will be sweating – this is going to be a night not to be missed!

=========MAGA BO (BR)=========
Rio de Janeiro based Maga Bo has carved out his name in the “global bass” world (though we think he was making it before the term even existed!) for his futuristic mix of worldwide organic, traditional sounds with urban, bass ridden, sound system culture. His productions blend and blur global influences from dancehall, kuduro, cumbia, afro-brazilica and hip-hop into an infectious, club ready international sound. His latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘Quilombo do Futuro”, is a mind-blowing 21st century take on traditional Afro-Brazilian music, combining maculelê, coco, samba, jongo etc with hip-hop, dub, dancehall beats, ragga, kuduro and electronic bass.

=========PROCESS REBEL (NL)=========
As if that wasn’t enough, we are lucky enough to have local bassario Process Rebel join for a special live collaboration with Maga Bo. Process Rebel has gained a reputation for his ability to traverse and unite the spectrum of global electronic music, seamlessly weaving together dub, dancehall, hip-hop, bass and the countless inversions of worldwide electronica.

Joining forces to co-produce this event, SubTropikal and Rebel Up! Soundclash share the same philosophy: bringing you the freshest genre blending, top quality, global-digital sounds!
Expect some fine tropical bass mashed with furious folklore, non-stop dance 🙂

Profit of the night goes to charity Coucha Camp Refugees in Morocco. 262 refugees are on hungerstrike due to closure of their UNHCR camp in Medenine. more info;

Friday 5 july
Doors: 22.00 – 03.00
Price: €5
Place: OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 Amsterdam

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Sat. 29 June > Tropical Boobs Mini Boom party #2 w/ Maga Bo (BR) & MC Teba (SA) @ Bouillon Kube, Bxl (St Gilles)

hiya folks!


Couleur Café might be on this weekend in Brussels, but it’s a not so interesting edition and already finishing around midnight. So it’s time for some rougher world colours in a global dancehall and bass style for a real tropical party till the early morning light! Hosted by the all-female Tropical Boobs crew from Brussels, known from their wild global bass nights, in collaboration with Rebel Up! and Silver Canary. Expect everything from roots dancehall to cumbia, afro styles, folkloric beats, baile funk, trap and bass by these artists & crews >

Maga Bo (BR) & MC Teba (SA); ethnic bass & global dancehall
We’re proud to announce 2 special international guests on our night. Globetrotting producer Maga Bo hails from Rio de Janeiro and is one of the godfathers of the ‘global bass’ sound before the name had even been invented, having worked with artists from all around Africa and Latin America. His recent 2012 album *Quilombo do Future* features a modern Brazilian sound where he merged regional Afro folkloric styles from the Nordeste together with modern electronic dancehall beats, a true futuristic melting pot for the global dancefloor! MC Teba from Cape Town, South Africa, will perform duties on the mic during Maga Bo’s live set. Yep, be warned; it’s gonna be hot, steamy and wild.

Silver Canary crew + MC´s > straight up roots
The Silver Canary is a Brussel based Soundsystem consisting of a international crew of dj´s and singers who organise roots nights in Matongé and other venues allover the city. The Canary brings you a deadly cocktail of underground Caribbean-Jamaican music to quench you thirst to dance. Everything from rocksteady up to raggamuffin!

Rebel Up! dj´s > tropical bounce & cumbia bass
Since 2010, the Rebel Up! crew organises not-for-profit Soundclash parties in Brussels as fundraisers for small NGO´s. These rebels dive into many different local music styles from all around the world, whether it be ethnic, urban or a mash of folk, pop and contemporary electronic dance music. On this night their global sound will be all things uptempo bass & tropical.

Fi$h€rpric€ (FR)
French dj & organiser of the eclectic wild C pussy nights in Nantes and part of the Tropical Boobs crew. Everything from baile funk, moombahton, trap, bass and beyond.

VJ Groovebox & VJ Brian, all night *tropicalectro* visuals

Also check this article by Benjamin Tollet in the Brussels paper agenda this week. awesome! 🙂

more info > check the FB event here!
23:00 – 5:00
Fee; 3€ before midnight, 4€ after!
@ Bouillon Kube
4 Rue Vlogaert
1060, St Gilles
(metro Porte de Halle/Hallepoort)

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Sat. 4 May; Rebel Up! Soundclash DEN HAAG @ de Vinger


Time is Up to put on your shiniest shoes and prepare to move your legs in all kinds of directions,
On Saturday, the 4th of May Rebel Up! is back in Café De Vingerin The Hague to honor the return of the Sun (and the King, why not?) and deliver as usual our fittest sound from the global underground.
The deal is simple as usual, we ask you just a bit of money to help for one last time our friends from the Kenyan ONG Watoto Wa Baraka (more info available on and in exchange we guaranty to keep you dancing, smiling, mingling with fun people and just have a good time, like in a good friends party. It will groove for sure with Up and Down tempo from Africa, mashing guitars from Sahara, Brass bands from around the Mediterranean coasts and many rhythms from Brazil, Argentina y Columbia and the Caribbean. We’ll go crescendo to let you go in trance into heavy bass lines towards the end of our show.
Sweat promises…
Rebel Up! Soundclash in Den Haag
@  Cafe  De Vinger
Bagijnestraat 25 (small street right next to the Stadhuis/Bibliotheek building in Spui)
Doors open at 21.00
Entrance fee : 3 euro (free entrance before 22.30)

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