Fri 22 July > Rebel Up! @ Recyclart Holidays party w/ Mabiisi, DJ Tetris, Munchi & Godwonder

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This Friday 22 July, a seriously amazing party at Recyclart Holidays festival which Rebel Up! helps organising.
A Special lineup with artists from various southern countries > Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Dominican Republic & exotic Belgium.

Mabiisi (GH/ BF)
Mabiisi means “brothers of the same mother” both Frafra of northern Ghana and in Mooré language of the Mossi people of central Burkina Faso. The association of rural and urban music from both cultures (Ghanaian kologo music and African hip hop) was the desire of the Burkinabe social critical rapper Art Melody, which has now been fulfilled. He went into the studio with famous Ghanaian kologospeler Stevo Atambire and the catchy result testifies to natural intuition and chemistry between these two experienced musicians. The Akwaaba Music label from Ghana released the record and arranged a first tour of this duo with steamy stop at Recyclart!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGDunpRknvc

DJ Tetris (MX)
from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Tetris has been around for quite some time in the national Mexican ‘tribal Guarachero and electro tribal’ scene originated in the northern city of Monterrey and characterized by a mix of cumbia, pre-Columbian rhythms and electronic beats and melodies of flute, accordion, guitar and later, synthesizers. With his distinct style, which exercised a mix of tribal Guarachero and Mexican fanfare, mariachi and nortena, Tetris found shelter at the N.A.A.F.I collective and label (alongside Lao, Siete Catorce, Mexican Jihad, Fausto Bahia …) from the capital DF, famous for their special events and situations that celebrate street and club culture. Tetris’ eclectic and ultradanceable first album ‘Costeno’ came out on N.A.A.F.I in 2014.
http://naafi.mx/
https://soundcloud.com/naafi/sets/dj-tetris-costeno

Munchi & Godwonder (DO/NL)
From Mexico we fly through the US, over the Dominican Republic to Rotterdam and Amsterdam for two party creators and producers of big format: Munchi and Godwonder. Munchi harvested much success a few years ago with genre-defining productions and DJ sets in its own typical style, stairs, moombahton, reggaeton, cumbia and baile funk fusions to solid dancefloor bombs. At its peak, which brought him to Diplo and Azalea Banks whose money he turned down, as he retired disillusioned from “the music business” to continue working in silence to his mission: continue to make music and help other young people with musical talent from the Dutch-Caribbean diaspora to develop their musical talents. He founded his own label Selegna records and now releases steady new work of himself and of others, such as Godwonder, who for the occasion joined the ranks for the presentation of a Dominican-Dutch sound that mixes gabba and bubbling with tarraxo, reggaeton and dembow. Munchi will undoubtedly surprise you with a whole new set of dirty latino trap, hypnotic merengue, sensual bachata and heavy moombahton.
https://soundcloud.com/selegnasim
https://selegnarecords.bandcamp.com/

Rebel Up! (Bxl)
The Brussels Rebel Up! DJs Sebcat & Leblanc will play outside on the square and inside to introduce the evening with folkpop and global bass party bashers from various rural and urban corners of Latin America and Africa. Ya tu sabe!

FB event
Recyclart site

Timings > > >
21:00 – 23:00 outside Rebel Up DJ’s
23:00 – 00:00 inside Rebel Up DJ’s
00:00 – 01:00 Mabiisi (Live)
01:00 – 02:30 DJ Tetris
02:30 – 03:45 Munchi
03:45 – 05:00 Godwonder

5€
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
1000 BXL

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Fri 20 Nov > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Pantropical, WORM, Rotterdam w/ Oscilador Bass (MX), Sonido Martines (AR), No Munchi (NL/DO)+ live percussion

Pantropical: tropical party night in Rotterdam with cumbia, latin bass, & more!

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On the back of our Pan-Afro futuristic October edition, we turn our focus on chunky Latin American sounds; Cumbia (vintage/nu, Chicha, Sonidera, Villera), Latin Bass, and a pinch of bachata and merengue.

OSCILADOR BASS (MX | latin bass mexico)
This friendly Cumbia-bot has housewives and washing machines alike obsessing over him all across Latin America. Now his mission is to make crowds in the rest of the world follow suit during its upcoming EU / Asia trek. Oscilador Bass is all about creating the hottest Latin Bass, expertly mixing güiro rasps, cowbells and congas with the best spatial sound, all assembled with mucho amor in Mexico!
http://www.osciladorbass.com/
http://www.latinbassmexico.com/

SONIDO MARTINES (AR)
Sonido Martines is the Argentine figurehead of the South American cumbia scenes. In his dj mixes, Argentine and Colombian Cumbia meet vintage Vallenato and Chicha, and Dub hits upon electronic music. He is a tireless seeker of lost vinyl records and remixer of Cumbia classics, shaking up the dancefloors with a wide selection of tropical music from all over Latin America. His DJ sets feature a wide array of vintage psychedelic cumbia and other tropical beat music, almost doubling as history lessons.
https://soundcloud.com/sonidomartines

LEBLANC (BE | Rebel Up! / Pantropical)
Last seen & heard in February deconstructing the dancefloor at Pantropical with Pinchado and DØG. LeBlanc is one of the most pleasantly obsessed and knowledgeable purveyors of Non-western, tropical music for the Benelux. Together with Rebel Up! / Nightshop’s Sebcat he’s the co-curator for many great tropical events in Brussels (Recyclart, Beursschouwburg, Les Ateliers Claus, Bonnefooi etc.), and co-hosts the Nightshop radioshow on Radio Campus. Despite the dizzying number of subgenres LeBlanc uses for his DJ mixes, they’re always focused and highly dancable. Tonight’s set will include digital cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton and other global bass.

NO MUNCHI (NL/DO)
Spins his fave vintage Dominican tunes, including Bachata, Merengue, and Palo; reverb and effect drenched, to make things a bit more compatible with the other sounds on offer on this night.

CHRIS BRUINING (NL) & NIQUE QUENTIN (DE) – live percussion
The DJ sets will be spiced up with skilful live percussion played by Rotterdam based percussionists Chris Bruining (Gallowstreet, La Banda Fantastica), and Nique Quentin (Los Paja Brava / Doktor Schnitt). Chris recently played live with Dick El Demasiado at Pantropical in September.

@ Worm – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
23:00 – 05:00 | presale: 7€ / door: 8€

FB event here + WORM site.

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Sat. 30 july > Rebel Up! crew at Sfinks festival, Boechout (Antwerp)

hello hello,

this weekend (29th-31st) it’s time for Sfinks festival again in the green village of Boechout (Antwerp) and we’re invited to perform on the saturday! We’ll be playing our global mashed dance set in the main Concert Tent from 1:00 til 2:30 at night, right after our Colombian friends of Systema Solar and warming up for our buddy Munchi, yeah! Expect a heavy DJ & VJ set of cumbia bass, swinging soukous, unheard shangaan, krazy kuduro, kurdish hiphop, and other electro-folk styles together with colourful visuals.

We’ve made a promo mix for Sfinks, you can check & download it here!

With the heavy famine that is waging in the horn of Africa right now, we would like to raise emergency funds at the end of our Rebel Up! set. We will walk around with a donation box and we hope that everyone can donate whatever they can spare. All the proceedings will go to the NGO Seed Sambura in Kenya.

The Sfinks festival programme promises 3 days of good world music. On the Friday it’s a balkan theme with the music of movie director Emir Kusturica & The no smoking Orchestra and Robert Soko. Saturday has a fine lineup with Ayfer Düzdas (Kurdish folk), Lëk Sèn (Senegalese dancehall), Rubén Blades (spicy Panamese salsa), Alpha Blondy (African roots), Systema Solar (Colombian cumbia fusion), Munchi (fresh moombahton) and ofcourse our set to make you swing and dance, no doubt 😉 On the Sunday we can highly recommend Dikanda (Polish folk), Mamer (central asian folkpunk), Khaira Arby (Malinese desert funk, best show at recent All Tomorrow’s Parties!), Bomba Estéreo (more cumbia!), Hindi Zahra (Moroccan folk fusion) and Faiz ali Faiz (Pakistani qawwali). Also check out the Cabaña on sunday, where dj’s Polyesta and MPS Pilot will be spinning.

Weekendtickets are just 50€, 40€ for sat+sun or 25€ for one day. Buy your tickets in presale though, otherwise they cost 15-20€ more at the gate!

See you there,
Rebel Up! crew

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