Fri 3 Feb > Rebel Up! & Global Hybrid present: Tribal Tropical @ Kumiko (ex-Bravo), Bxl FREE IN!

a new Bxl basement party in town, free in!
*****deep tropical sounds from the global underground*****
hosted by Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records

@ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo bar)

Get ready to immerse yourself into modern ethnic spheres, be taken to imaginary places, dance, sweat, smile and cry, we are all one tribe.

Originator of the Rebel Up! DJ collective, their infamous parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground and beyond. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Tune in to radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

Alizarina *LIVE*
From a techno kick to a melodic clarinet, Alizarina mixes different influences: Techno, Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan beats… Fruit of travels and a strongly developed curiosity, his music will take you on a modern trip through his special Ethno-Techno Tzigane sound. Just a few months ago, he released his debut album ‘Melodic Blossoms’ on Global Hybrid, an album that sublimely bridges tradition with the modern.

TOHM (Fanfara Electronica)
One of the originators of Global Hybrid crew that host many amazingly wild parties in Brussels and part of the Fanfara Electronica. His playground is a free and liberated mix of the electronic universe and world music. Tohm brings deep tribal sounds, a spirit for the freedom of wild electronic celebrations, ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Rafael Aragon
Birthday boy Rafael also joins us! His obsessive curiosity has him digging through everything from latin beats to oriental melodies, unearthing unique samples that he (re)mixes, twists and polishes with a watchmaker’s precision. Rafael’s music is demanding but light-hearted, intelligent but down to earth, and overcomes musical language barriers with its lack of stylistic limitations.


20h – 2h30 @ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo)
Rue de Alost / Aalststraat 7, 1000 Bxl


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Fri 20 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Muevelo, Universal Club, Bxl

Muevelo has finally landed in Brussels, this is their 1st party and surely not the last! 

The party originally hails from Paris, with monthly residences in venues such as l’Alimentation Générale or l’International and always a flurry of special guests from Latin America & elsewhere. The parties specialise in furious *tropical* music, the biggest shakers from Latin America, the Caribbean & beyond.

Rebel Up!, Max le Daron, Grandpamini, Pedrolito et MC C-Imperatriz will put the dancefloor on fire with Reggaeton, Merengue, Moombahton, Cumbia, Dancehall, Tropical Bass and more.
Heat allover, that’s MUEVELO mami ! Ya tu sabes.

The Muevelo triple crew  >

(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
French-Chilean producer & DJ, his soundculture started with salsa and hiphop, but quickly changed into new African & Latin-American sounds which he puts in his all out party mix. Former DJ resident of the legendary “Ghetto Tiers Monde” parties, famous for his mashup blends of rough sounds with unknown tunes of cumbia, kuduro, merengue and coupé décalé.

(Muevelo / Groovalizacion Radio)
Recent Brussels resident & instigator of Muevelo here, Argentinian DJ/selector Pedrolito is what we call a real digger of tropical beats and cumbias. He has mixed with Sergent Garcia, Fauna, Uproot Andy, Miss Bolivia, El Hijo de la Cumbia, the Soul Jazz Orchestra, RKK de Radio Nova, Alika, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito, Geko Jones and many more. Hosting his radio shows and mixtapes on various radio’s and podcasts, he always brings the best latino vibes. This “pibe” will make you shake in pure urban latino style.

MC C-Imperatriz
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
Secret legend of the tropical scene of Paris with perhaps the most absurd pseudonym to boot, MC C-Imperatriz is always connecto to the Caribbean, South America & Africa through his wildest musical finds of the moment. His slogan for the night? Dale duro!

Max le Daron
(Lowup Records)
Young Brussels producer & DJ Max le Daron specialises in electronic global & tropical music, heavily influenced by UK bass music. Since 2008 he plays in clubs and festivals allover the city & country and his played with the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Steve Aoki, Toddla T, Daniel Haaksman, Djedjotronic, Noisia, Schlachthofbronx, to name a few. Expect an electronic trip from Afrika up to Latin America!

Rebel Up! SebCat (BE/ Bxl)
Expect a storm of digital cumbia, tribal guarachero,
Attendez-vous à une rafale de cumbia digitale, de tribal guarachero, sonidera, rebajada, chicha, latin bass, roots mashups, reggaeton, dembow, speedmambo, bachata trap & more. Latino overdrive time !

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

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23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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Thu 12 Jan > Bonnefooi invites Rebel Up! with special guests Daferwa (MX/DE) & Pedrolito

Happy new year all! 🙂
Hope you had great holiday period & parties.

Our next night is Thursday 12 January and it will be a latino-bass-tastic night!

Bonnefooi Invites:
Hosted by Rebel Up! with special guest > > > >
Daniel Fernando Wahl alias Daferwa was born in Tübingen and raised in a Mexican-
German household. From an early age on he got in touch with a broad variety of Latin-American music as well as Rap, Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and UK Sounds. His sets are innovative and rhythmically trips. From melodic and funky Beats, to hip moving Dembow Sounds to syncopated and percussive 4x 4, or halftime bouncy stuff. Strictly spoken – he doesn’t gives a shit about genres. Since 2005 Daferwa has been actively contributing to Cologne’s nightlife. In 2007, he founded the MASH IT UP! platform in Cologne; in 2009 he became resident DJ and
freelancing autor for WDR Funkhaus Europa (Germanys N°1 public radio station for Global Music) writing programs and conducting in-depth interviews. He’s of the main honcho’s behind and German global parties such as Mash It Up! (Cologne) and Global Player (Krefeld & Dusseldorf) . Having played many renowned festivals & parties such as Sziget (HU), Fusion Festival (DE) and supporting many international live bands and artists, he knows how to get a global party going. Be ready for some Mexican wildness with German precision 🙂

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris and now Brussels, busy DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and Pedrolito aka Pierre Lara is a DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass and latino sounds from allover. He especially loves to dig up nueva cumbia and share his discoveries through his “Dale amor a la cumbia que la cumbia te lo devuelve” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

Casual hosts at Bonnefooi, the Rebel Up! DJ collective and their infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash parties are no secret to the global underground in Brussels. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Researchers of ethnic music styles, remixers and also hosts of the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

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from 22h

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

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Sat 5 Nov > Rebel Up! @ 35-38 party, Aux Caves, Bxl


This saturday, birthday party of Les Huitards (La8) at the infamous underground Aux Caves venue. 2 rooms of underground beats, from electro to hiphop to global.

A good lineup of Bxl eclectic DJ’s, no playing times defined so just come and join the fun.

5€ in
from 21:00 til very late
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Aux Caves, 44, rue d’Artois (Metro Anneessens)

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Fri 4 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Le Lac, Molenbeek w/ Phoenician Drive concert


This Friday evening a special evening in underground venue Le Lac (Molenbeek, not to confuse with Les Ateliers Claus)

Phoenician Drive (Bxl)
At the crossroads of Mediterranean folk music and psychedelic rock, Phoenician Drive was formed in summer 2015 by percussionist Diego Moscoso grouping 6 musicians from very different backgrounds (flamenco, Balkan, psychedelic rock’n’roll, jazz, post -punk / new wave) for blending traditional designs with fuzz guitars and oriental rhythms. In the footsteps of Erkin Koray and Orient Express and under the influence of ‘kraut-rock German (Neu !, CAN, Faust etc.) and soundtracks 60’s music, Phoenician Drive Search hypnotic trance by relying on oriental grooves. Two demos were recorded in December 2015 and quickly attracted interest in Brussels (Ateliers Claus WIELS, Recyclart, Atelier 210) and elsewhere (Rockerill, Area B in Paris). An EP is being mixed into the hands of Débruit (label ICI).

The concert will start at 20h sharp by a prologue without electricity, enlightened by 400 artisanal candles.

dj set before & after by Rebel Up! SebCat, from ethnic folk to psych rock and beyond.

doors 19:00
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Le Lac
82A, Rue Ulens

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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.
At 18h, he will show 3 short movies that he made in Syria, Cambodia and Southeast Asia, in true Sublime Frequencies style!

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 at 22h30, so please come on time!
possibly there will some veggie food too for those who come early.

18h > 3 short films of Mark Gergis (Syria – Cambodia – Southeast Asia)
19h Benjamin Franklin
20h City Hands & Blood Stereo
21h Porest
ends at 22:30 >

We will continue the afterparty @ Via Via cafe (Quai aux Briques 74 / St Cat)
from 22:30 til 2:30, free in.
dj sets by Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies), Rebel Up! SebCat & Diego Armando.

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6, Rue des Mariniers
1080 Molem

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