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 30 Jan > Hybrid Circus party @ La Tentation, Bxl

El Pulpo Collective, Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records present:

The El Pulpo Collective, Global Hybrid Records and Rebel Up! Soundclash crews dump down their suitcase at La Tentation and wear their nicest costumes to offer you a unique experience!
Imagine a wild Circus, a mix of tones which refuse borders… A road trip across World Music, going from Transylvania, through the Andes and Sahara desert or even tropical forests.
During your trip you’ll meet some acrobats, jugglers, turning, spinning fast around you, showing up suddenly from the shadow…
You’ll be part of a sound & visual experience like never before!

Welcome to the Circus, ladies, gentlemen, welcome to the theatre of life! Welcome to….HYBRID CIRCUS!

# Rafael Aragon (live) / Tropikal Masala
# Alizarina (live) / Ethno World
# Rebel-Up! Soundclash / Tropical & Global Bass
# Fanfara Electronica / Ghetto world beatz

+ DECO & Light Show by Global Hybrid Crew
+ Global Hybrid Original Sound System 4Kw.
+ Live Vjing (on FAT screen)
+ Circus, acrobats & more
+ Bar & food

free in before midnight!  5€ after
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Doors: 23:00
@ La Tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
Bxl centre

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Sat 5 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Drache Musicale Louvrette party!


this saturday 5 Dec, our friends of Drache Musicale (Radio Panik) are organising a fun & FREE global night @ café Le Louvre at the Parvis of St Gilles.
special guest is our friend Boris Viande, better known as a super good electro-balkan producer! He runs the VLAD Ghetto Folk label and plays live trumpet during his live & dj sets!

support by Rebel Up & Drache Musicale dj’s, yeah! 🙂

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where? café Le Louvre,
Parvis St Gilles (at corner, other side of Brasserie Schuermans)
from 22h til 4am


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Sat 25 April > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Balkan Trafik, BOZAR Bxl + Foton party @ Beursschouwburg


This weekend is the Balkan Trafik festival again in BOZAR museum in Brussels, 9th edition already!

On saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a few listening sets in the big Horta hall between the shows of Bosnian folk-jazz group Divanhana, Kosovarian-Turkish singer Suzan Kardes and Greek singer Katerina Tsiridou & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project. Expect sounds of slavic folklore, balkan beauties, old greek rembetiko vinyls, Turkish spheres and other vintage sounds from beyond the eastern hills.

See the full lineup & info on the Balkan Trafik site.

Get in the mood with this vintage Rebetika mix from 2 years ago >

Rebetika: rough blues & hard times from the Greek peninsula 1922-2012…. mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

and oh, supertip for saturday night > our friends of Foton organise a nice experimental global/electro night in Beursschouwburg with our good friends Lowdjo and Filastine playing too. Free in, so be there. All info here

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Fri 17 april, LAST Rebel Up! Soundclash @ De Vinger, Den Haag


Hi Up! Everyone,

Sadly, this is our LAST EVER party night at De Vinger, as it soon will be closed and demolished, what a shame 🙁

We will be joined by our new Rebel Up! member DJ DUCKFOOD who will Heat Up the dancefloor for you to freely run, jive, and just dance for the hell of it. As usual, expect a fine Rebel Up! mix of old and gritty tunes with newer weirder than ever music from all around the globe: Calypso, Soukouss, Cumbia, Desert tunes and other genres in the making.

The entrance fee should be 3€ but it can also be more if you feel like helping out this bar De Vinger which as always intended to be just an open stage for young and less young local and international artists. Just providing what has become a rarity in Den Haag : a venue for alternative music.

Hope then to see you there one last time!

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Thu 13 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi, Bxl w/ DJ Panko (ES – Ojos de Brujo) & DJ Kumbia Beats (BO)

Time for another Rebel Up! late thursday night in Bonnefooi bar, and with 2 special guests!


DJ PANKO (Barcelona, ES)
The beatmaking DJ of the famous Spanish nu-flamenco hiphop mestizo band Ojos de Brujo, has produced many of their albums and remixes, toured the world allover. Nowadays he also works on musical projects like Lenacay and Electrorumbaiao and is quite busy spinning ethnic tunes from all over the world with loops and electronics. Expect a fine selection of flamenco, rumba, psychedelia, northern african sounds, indian spheres, colombian tropicalism and much more. Remezcla mundial! Check out all his special remixes here >

dj kumbia beats

is the dj alter ego of Marco Bustamante born in Beni, Bolivia, descendant from the Quechua culture and plays all the native Bolivian folk music instruments like quena, charango, pinkillos, tarkas, zampoñas, etc. In 2010 he started his own concept about Colombian cumbia combined with electro, drums and bass, funk, Bolivian folk, global bass and rock. He’s also the leader of cumbia band ‘Los Demonios de la Cumbia’ a live group playing traditional cumbia combined with beats and synth samples by Dj Kumbia Beats. Cumbia for life!

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DJ SEBCAT (Rebel Up! Bxl)

On his own tonight as LeBlanc is away on business… Bonnefooi says > This guy is one of Brussels’ most underestimated Global Groove Dj’s, with a musical network from Rajasthan to New Yorkistan and a musical selection that goes even farther and deeper into tropicalism and obscure global dance music. Sebcat is also a fulltime musical nexus, the way he blends his global grooves together in a party he also re-arranges, feeds and stimulates musical culture. Whatever you will get from him, in sound or food, it will be filled with specials spices and hotness. Caliente!

As always free in. FB event here
from 22:00 till early morning….
@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
1000, BXL

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Fri 28 June @ Recyclart > HOLIDAYS Cumbia & Soukous party w/ Chancha Via Circuito (AR), Color Rumba (CO/BE) & Rebel Up! + more dj´s

Hey folks,

It´s that good summertime of the year again in Brussels; RECYCLART HOLIDAYS festival is kicking off once more, a much better option than Couleur Cafe, if we must say.
This Friday the 1st party of the festival will be a CUMBIA & SOUKOUS PARTY!!!

The evening rolls like this >

(outdoor dj set, for free)
22:00 > 23:00 CHICO PARANY (AR – dj)
“gypsy cumbia bass”

(then party starts inside the venue, only 5 euros in!)

23:00 > 00:00 CHICO PARANY (AR – dj)

00:00 > 01:00 CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO (AR – live)
“Andean digital cumbia & folk bass”

01:00 > 03:00 YAN KOY & COLOR RUMBA (CG/BE – live)
“The real sound of Congolese rumba & soukous from Matongé, with legendary players like Petit Poisson from Zaïko Langa Langa. On descend!”

03:00 > 04:00 JEAN MIKILI & BRIAN HAINAUT (BE – dj)
“Vinyl selections of Congolese rumba & soukous.”

04:00 > 05:00 REBEL UP! LEBLANC (BE – dj)
“Old & new guitar & folk pop from the African continent.”

+ EXTRAS around/outside the venue:

19:00 > 01:00 Orgasmorama: exhibition of original filmposters from the Sexploitation cinema from the 50s, 60s & 70s (Vitrin 21)
21:00 > 02:00 Piz-Aziz: pizza for the people (outside)
21:00 > 02:00 BBQ Bike: Barbecue for the people (outside)


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