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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Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct > Rebel Up in Amsterdam @ Pan-Amafropeans night (ADE), OT301 + @ Fly Agaric Swap party, OCCII A’dam

a special Pan-Amafropeans night @ OT301 venue during Amsterdam Dance Event, organised by Pal/Secam & Afrobot. with Baris K, Young Marco, Afrobot, Pal/Secam, Bufiman & Tako.

in De Peper restaurant of OT301, there will be some live shows earlier in the evening and at midnight followed by a Rebel Up dj set from SebCat til the end, expect lots of global flavours from all the continents, in vintage and electro style

The event is practically sold out, only 50 tickets at the door, so come early if you ‘re keen to be there! 🙂

Facebook event  or on ADE website

Next day on sunday afternoon there is a swapping market and musical matinee afternoon at our homestead venue OCCII. The Fly Agaric collective organises this afternoon of various swapping and with a special concert by Moroccan musician Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers. Wow!

lahcen akil
Lahcen Akil was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte on the route of the thousand Kasbahs in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional Amazigh songs, he started music very young. As songwriter and poet, he writes songs about the beauty of the region which he plays on a self-made 5-stringed lothar lute, composed of a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. Lahcen is joined by fellow villager and percussionist El Houssain Safir who plays the bendir, a traditional drum with vibrating snare. For the occasion, two more musicians come along: the bassist David and accordionist Matthieu. Be ready for a compelling evening of raw Amazigh roots out of one of the most beautiful regions in the world!

+ DJ’s TP OK & Rebel Up!

check this video, yeah!

doors: 14:00 – 19:00
entry by € donation

Full info here
and FB event

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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!

FB event here

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Sat 21 March > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Fete du Printemps, La Tentation Bxl


This saturday at La Tentation / Centro Galego Brussels > Spring party!
support by our Rebel Up! SebCat
Buffet + concerts + afterparty

all info here

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Fri 30 Jan > Rebel Up! dj’s & dj Cal Jader (UK) @ Bonnefooi Bxl


Hello Brussels,

this Friday 30 Jan, special fun night at Bonnefooi bar with global latino & afro dance tunes!
We’ve invited our good friend Callum Simpson aka dj Cal Jader from London, who is one of the founders of Movimientos, a label and organisation that promotes parties and concerts in London and Cal is champion of new wave Latin music
His sets bring together the freshest Latin and global sounds, combining classic rhythms with contemporary cutting-edge and urban beats.

check out his mixcloud!

Cloudcasts by DJ Cal Jader on Mixcloud

Support by Rebel Up! dj’s SebCat & LeBlanc
Free in as always
starting around 22:00 til the next morning….

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres,
1000 Bxl

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

Yo Brussels!


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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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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