Thu 8 Feb > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII Amsterdam w/ UMEME + Nyege Nyege Tapes: Sisso Sounds (TZ)

Yo Amsterdam, this thursday, a special Rebel Up Soundclash night in OCCII with Nyege Nyege Tapes label & UMEME.

Since 2010, Rebel Up has been promoting nights with sounds from the global underground at OCCII and continues to do so with international lineups.

Nyege Nyege Tapes is a label based in Kampala, Uganda,
exploring, producing and releasing contemporary electronic & outsider music from central & eastern Africa. In February they will tour with Tanzanian duo Sisso Sounds, who are playing a showcase at the Berlin CTM festival and afterwards to NL & BE. This will be their only show in NL!

Sisso Sounds *live set* (Tanzania / Nyege Nyege)
For the past 15 years the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in East Africa. A constellation of micro-scenes from Mchiriku, Sebene and Segere all the way to its latest mutation of Singeli that after years of lurking in the underground finally has exploded into the mainstream and taken over Bongo Flava as the music of choice amongst Tanzania’s youth. Born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of Tandale and Manzese, Singeli’s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from Zanzibars Tarab music all the way to South African afro-house coupled with mc’s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing Tanzania’s youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. If there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot Dar es Salaam’s musical landscape it is SISSO RECORDS. Sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other soundsystem culture in the region. Expect a live set dancehall horns, sirens and heavy MC rapping. For lovers of ravey Afro sounds, balani, shangaan and gqom.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-sisso

UMEME *live set* (Amsterdam)
Live house/techno with African influences. UMEME was founded by Daniele Labbate (synths and bass) and Bas Bouma (drums), two friends and experienced musicians who found themselves falling in love with live electronic and traditional African music. Over the course of countless nocturnal jam sessions, the two found a striking way to fuse these two extremes, with subtle electro, house and techno accents. Yannick van ter Beek (percussion) adds the afro to the rave with his African rhythms as third member of UMEME. Umeme latest ep “Athnan” reflects the focus of Labbate and Bouma on producing a crossover between North African rhythms, analog synths and drummachines. While the previous album “Afrorave” was a dark and flashy mix of different styles and rhythms coming from of Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia “Athnan” instead concentrates exclusively on Maghreb and Sharqi music originally from Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.
https://soundcloud.com/umeme-band
https://339records.bandcamp.com/album/umeme-athnan
https://wearemawimbi.bandcamp.com/album/umeme-afrorave

Moroto Hvy Indstr (Nyege Nyege DJ)
Head DJ of the Nyege Nyege label and resident at Boutiq Electroniq Sound System, Moroto plays some deep grooves and slamming African bass-tech-house mutations.
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/

support & hosted by Rebel Up DJ’s
Rebel Up has become a household name through their nights of contemporary global sounds between Brussels & Amsterdam. They host the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curate countless nights & parties. Soon Rebel Up Records will be kickstarted, with releases from Ghana, Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up!. Expect a warmup & cool down set of the freshest African sounds.

info > FB event / website

Doors open: 21:00 – 01:00 | €7
NO PRESALE, TICKETS AT THE DOOR, CAPACITY 250

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud-Zuid
Tram 1 / 5

poster design by Maia Matches

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Sat 7 Feb > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Kiss My Paradise, Tropical Boobs party, Collectif Au Quai (1080), Bxl

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Time for another super awesome special Tropical Boobs party with our favorite Bxl girlpower collective! this yime at the alternative venue Collective Au Quai.
Expect South African house, cumbia, funk, electro, dance, mendo house and much more….

with dj’s / acts >

Charlotte Pépé
Boobsy Collins
Super Pancho ((DJ LEBLANC/REBEL UP!)
Prad Beat (CPU$$Y)

Dj LovePills

see FB event here.

from 22:00, 4€ in
@ Collectif Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut1080, BXL

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Thu 24 / Fri 25 July > Rebel Up! SebCat in Espana > Valencia & Cartagena (La Mar de Musicas festival)

The next few days, Rebel Up! SebCat will be touring the eastern coast of Spain, yay!
Shoudl you be around there the next days, do come!

desfas tropical

Tomorrow night, Thu 24 July, SebCat will be playing global/tropical beats in Valencia together with Biano (member of Orxata Sound System) @ Desfas Tropical party in Juanita Club. Doors open at 23:00, Facebook event here.

cassette connection

Then on Friday 25 july, Sebcat will be playing at the big La Mar de Musicas festival in Cartagena city centre as part of Cassette Connection, which is the international cassette playing project between Awesome Tapes From Africa, DJ K-Sets & SebCat (aka Maj Tahal). After Belgium/Holland this is only our 2nd tour, so lucky Spain!

We’ll be playing at the old Moorish castle overlooking the city & harbour of Cartagena, after the shows of global bands Les Ambassadeurs, the reunited Malian 70’s band of Salif Keita, Amadou Bogayoko & Cheik Tidiane! And also La Yegros (Argentina), a great honour.  In the deep of night between 2:30 – 4:00 we will be playing a fine selection of cassettes from Africa, Middle East and Indian subcontinent.  It sounds something like this!

Cassette Connection tape mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

Hope to see you around!

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Thu 26 June > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Recyclart Holidays, Bxl

Yo Brussels!

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It´s that fun time again, Recyclart Holidays festival starts this week, the best local festival of Brussels with alternative culture, art and community activities every thursday & friday that will run until 1st of August.  The workshops will start again this thursday on the outdoor square, Pain Publik; the public oven, grilled bites at the BBQ and much more. So why even leave on holidays if you can stay your own city?

On this first Holidays In Vitro evening of the summer our Rebel Up! SebCat will be teaming up with eclectic global dj Duckfood from Rotterdam for some global sound trips from 19:00 – 22:00 while the BBQ will be sizzling with tasty bites.

and also from 22:00 the South Korea – Belgium world cup match will be shown on big screen outdoor on the square, for a good alternative viewing in the setting sun.

Directly followed by a live concert of La Fanfare De Belgistan in the big room of Recyclart, who will bring a mix of ethio jazz, funk, gnawa and balkan styles all mashed together in the unique Belgistan sound >

and ofcourse, it’s all free in like every thursday during the Holidays festival!
more info here (NL) or here (FR).

 

 

 

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Fri 9 May > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Salon Des Amateurs, Dusseldorf (DE)

yo folks,

This friday SebCat will be spinning together with the Durian Brothers dj’s in Dusseldorf at the Salon des Amateurs for an experimental dance evening of wild electronica, global bass, exotic minimalism and other specials. very much looking forward to this, see what these guys did before >

More info, see the Salon site.

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