Sat 6 Jan: Club Méditerranéen curated by Rebel Up ! w/ Tropikal Camel & Rafael Aragon @ Le Sucre, Lyon (FR)

a night curated by Rebel Up @ Le Sucre club, Lyon, rooftop culture & club!

A rich musical heritage and community, the territory of the Mediterranean is a breeding ground in which many new artists find their inspiration. East and West have never been so close when the sounds of Tunis, Istanbul or Cairo and the electronic diaspora seize electronics to revisit and transform their oriental influences.

For this first Club Méditerranéen night of the year, we can expect electro-Arab sets of rough and hypnotizing sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Tropikal Camel and Rafael Aragon.

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» Tropikal Camel (Shouka / Jerusalem/Berlin)
Behind the ironically exotic alias of Tropikal Camel lies Roi Assaya, producer and MC from Jerusalem. He adopted this artist’s name when he moved to Berlin in 2013 and began a musical and political approach. As a true cultural archivist, he collects traditional music from North Africa and the Middle East, then recomposes these polyrhythms on Ableton, precipitates them in a future bass climate and “shamanic sound textures”.

» Rafael Aragon (Babylon Records / Global Hybrid / Paris/Bxl – FR/AL)
Rafael Aragón is a DJ / producer whose roots extend into Arab and Latin cultures, growing up in the Parisian suburbs in a cosmopolitan world that has shaped it. He started producing beats at the age of 20, obsessed by the idea of mixing folk music with more electronic patterns and creating a balance between organic and synthetic.

» Rebel Up SebCat (Rebel Up / Bruxelles – BE)
SebCat breaks the boundaries to represent youth and socio-political developments from around the world, through cosmopolitan music of the diaspora merged with (inter)local traditions.

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▸ 23:00 — 05:00
6€ presale, 10€ at door

Le Sucre,
50 quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon
Ⓣ Tram T➊ : arrêt Hôtel de Région
Ⓑ Bus S➊ : arrêt La Sucrière
Ⓥ Velo’v : arrêt Confluence – Les Docks
Ⓥ Vaporetto : arrêt Confluence

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Fri 15 dec > Rebel Up @ Akuphone 2 year birthday, Le Chinois, Paris (FR)

Akuphone birthday party > 2 years and already 10 releases: from Japanese mambo to Sri Lankan pop, Taiwanese psyche, through Laotian synthpop, Balinese gamelans, Tibetan ritualism, Cambodian rock, etc., and without forgetting the signing of Ko Shin Moon!

Rebel Up is proud to be part of this amazing night, spinning a set during this special night in global club Le Chinois, Montrieul, greater Paris.

on the programme :
dj Samcha (L’Oreille Percée)
Ko Shin Moon live
dj Rebel Up SebCat
dj Cheb Gero (Akuphone)

Ko Shin Moon

* Analog synthesizers, drum Machines & Oriental lutes *
Mixing instrumental and digital compositions, contemporary electronic sounds, traditional music and samples from field recordings, Ko Shin Moon blurs all the boundaries. Soundtrack of a patchwork crossing, the first LP of the group, released on the label Akuphone, transports the listener to hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages. The time of a break, reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, this funny duo turns the listener into a dancer on an Algerian acid, an electric belly dance, the Greek psyche, the Turkish disco, the Lebanese trap , Thai dance or Lao shoegaze.

Samcha (L’Oreille Percée)
Samcha aka L’Oreille Percée collects, collects and, as far as possible, informs the musical media of Thailand, Indonesia, Japan or the Chinese diaspora with a singular detour for Cote d’Ivoire. Ethnologist in partnership with Khun Narin Sin Phin Prayuk during his extra-Asian excursions, this Pierced Ear seeks to trace an itinerary for the ear which, beyond the West, probes music publishing around the world. Listening to what others are listening to, without prejudging what they love, who they are, here is a program that it becomes, today more than ever, possible to achieve.

Cheb Gero
Passionate about music and incorrigible collector, Cheb Gero, clears and digs the musical worlds. In 2015, in an “archive” spirit and driven by a desire to “explore the world in music”, he launched Akuphone. In an approach related to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are unknown or have fallen into the oversight. Far from a romantic or fetishistic vision of non-Western music, the goal of the label is to articulate these cultural productions to their historical and political context and to restore them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.

Rebel Up SebCat
No introduction needed, expect electro-arab tunes from the orient, the diaspora and beyond.

all info > FB Event / Le Chinois site / Akuphone label
Entrée : 6€ (sur place)
Entrée avec CD du label au choix : 10€ (sur place)
Le Chinois
6 place du Marché à Montreuil (93100)
Métro : Croix de Chavaux (ligne 9)

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Sat 30 Sept > Rebel Up @ Le Phare du Kanaal 2 year anniversary, Molenbeek

2 years celebration of Le Phare du Canal cafe in Molenbeek.
After the Phare-West for our first year anniversary, the Phare-Niente is coming and will bring you into a “caliente” summer!

To celebrate Le Phare, its loyal clients and sailors, Molenbeek, its inhabitants and its canal, we are waiting for you on Saturday the 30th of September for a crazy day, evening and night with live music & DJ’s such as Rebel Up.  Free in

See FB event or website for full info.

@ Le Phare
Quai des charbonnages, 40,
1080 Molem
Tram 51 / metro Comte de Flandre

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Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Thu 2 Feb @ Yallah Bye!, VK, Molenbeek Bxl

This Thursday evening, concert + dj support by Rebel Up! @ VK.

Tunisian singer-songwriter Jawhar, known for his critically acclaimed album Qibla Wa Qobla, surprises us with yet an entirely new project: hypnotic, psychedelic and avant-garde electro-chaâbi music with a twist. Yallah Bye! is a rather unlikely musical encounter between an international icon of Rom culture, Mónika « Mitsou » Miczura (Ando Drom, Bratsch, Fanfare Ciocarlia) and the oriental folk/pop musician Jawhar. Based largely on new songs that Jawhar created for Yallah Bye! as well as pieces of Mitsou’s repertoire, this new creation is so much more than a clash of cultures.
Line Up:
Jawhar Basti: banjo vocals // Mitsou: vocals // Louis Evrard: Programming // David Picard: Keys // Yannick Dupont: Bass // Sep François: Percussions

contemporary Arabic tunes by Rebel Up! SebCat

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@ VK
Schoolstraat 76, Molem
DOORS: 19:30
Tickets: 10/13€
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Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!


Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

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