Thu 14 Sept > Rebel Up curates Nuits Sonores electro Arab night @ BRASS, Bxl (FREE IN!)

This thursday 14 sept, Rebel Up helps curating the Nuits Sonores opening night @ the great BRASS venue in Forest, with an electro-Arab lineup with artists from Egypt, Iraq, Morocco/Belgium and sounds from Somalia!

Islam Chipsy & EEK
Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Mohamed Karam and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits. His 2 releases on Nashazphone /100 Copies Music say it all, bombastic body music!
https://soundcloud.com/islamchipsyeek

Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio
Arkan Mushtak arrived in Belgium as a refugee of the war in Iraq. During his Baghdad childhood he has been shaped into a talented keyboard/piano player and composer by master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow Iraqi musicians Walaa Saad (vocals and oud lute) and Saif Al-Qaissy (darbouka percussion and backing vocals). Together they play a mix of contemporary Iraqi music styles, such as chobi chobi, dabke and electronic hybrids. The trio will release an album on the new Rebel Up Records label in late 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPxENS1zu8

YZ
Sufi singer YZ grew up in the Flemish suburbs and developed his vision of ancient Arab art by pouring over a thick layer of electronics. This epic synthesis comes close to the perfect soundtrack of a retro-futuristic road movie in the desert.
https://yz-music.bandcamp.com/

Somali Sounds
Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie of Berlin label Ostinato Records dive in their East African archives to familiarize us with the flourishing period of Somali music. A sharper selection of rarities of old, from afro funk to unstoppable groove, from jazz to Somali disco, songs that reflect the international character of the Horn of Africa and take you from the hotel Curuuba in Mogadishu to the dirty streets of Hargeisa to the banks of the Gulf of Tadjoura to Djibouti.
https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/

Jabo
The revelation of the Belgian global bass scene Jabo (Jawad Boumalek) grew up in Aalst. As a member of the Brussels collective / label Lowup Records, he spent hours in the studio creating his remarkable sound, a return to the roots where the influence of Moroccan and Arabic music fuses with the sound of contemporary bass, resulting in traditional rhythms with a strong dose of electro-harissa spice. The work of Jabo was highly welcomed by big names of electronic music, such as A-Trak, Diplo and Dj Snake.
http://www.lowup.be/jabo/

host; Rebel Up SebCat
You know what to expect from Rebel Up by now > a fired up dancefloor set of pan-Arabic beats & spheres.

Also see the interview / video with Rebel Up SebCat.

All info >
FB event / BRASS website

Hear latest Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, with a special on the Nuits Sonores @ Brass night.

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Sun 9 July > Rebel Up! @ Georgie’s Wundergarten festival, Ruigoord (Amsterdam)

On sunday 9 July, freshly arrived from a heavy Exit festival weekend in Serbia, we’ll be playing a duo Rebel Up! set at Georgie’s Wundergarten festival in the alternative Ruigoord village (Amsterdam).

We are invited by our amazing friends of the Umoja DJ’s & INI Movement, playing together with our buddy Rafael Aragon (straight back from Serbia with us). Catch us between 16h30 and 22h, followed by a b2b clash between all DJ’s til 23h. Either way, it will be an awesome day with great decorations in a natural setting 🙂

For all info & tickets, see FB event or website.

@ Ruigoord village
(just outside Amsterdam)

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Thu 6 July > Rebel Up! @ Pantropical presents: Los Mirlos, WORM, Rotterdam

Hola!
this thursday, concert of famous Peruvian chicha cumbia band Los Mirlos in Rotterdam!!!

Pantropical is extremely proud to present the legendary Los Mirlos during their first ever European tour! Widely known as the masterminds of Peruvian-Amazonian Cumbia, Los Mirlos have recorded over 500 songs during their career. If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you have heard at least one of them, one way or another. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this fantastic 8-piece live band led by founder Jorge Rodríguez Grández.

LOS MIRLOS (PE) – starts 21h15 !
Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia, or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time. Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia, not in the last place because of popular compilations such as “Roots of Chicha”, “Back To Peru”, and “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1”. Songs like ‘La Danza de Los Mirlos’, ‘Sonido Amazónico’, ‘Lamento en la Selva’, ‘Muchachita del Oriente’, and ‘Chinito en Onda’ are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat & DJ Pinchado (AR), everything Peruvian from huayno folklore, selva, cumbia, guaracha & chicha cumbia!
Visuals by Jonathan Castro (PE).
+ Mecchanana cocktail bar

FB event / WORM site
@ WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
20:30 – 01:00 | Los Mirlos: 21:15 | entrance: 15€
*** limited capacity! ***

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Thu 25 May @ Bonnefooi Bxl > Rebel Up Cumbia Soundclash w/ Q-Richi (Eck Echo Berlin / PE) & Gaetano Dub

Thursday 25 May Rebel Up night @ Bonnefooi!
★ ★ ★ Roots, Latin, Bass & Bounce! ★ ★ ★

special guest:

❂❁❂ Q-RICHI (Eck Echo Berlin / Peru) ❂❁❂
Since 2007 in Berlin where he discovered his passion for music from his distant home country Peru. With his collective Eck Echo Berlin he set up the foundation of an eclectic scene of avant-garde Latin-American rhythms and party nights. He has played with artists such as Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru), NAAFI (Mexico) and Los Pirañas (Colombia). He also works for NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, where last year he made a documentary in Peru with Dengue Dengue Dengue and Los Wemblers about the quest of amazonian cumbia. As a DJ, Q-RICHI makes us discover the roots of contemporary dance music exclusively in vinyl format. A journey to rich traditions through styles such as psychedelic cumbia, chicha, mapalé and champeta. Sounds of the past for today’s dancefloor!
https://soundcloud.com/eck-echo
https://www.mixcloud.com/qrichi/eck-echo-mixtape-for-global-player-selector-radio-funkhaus-europa-31052014/
http://www.scannerfm.com/canela-en-surco-070-q-richi-special-guest/

❂❁❂ REBEL UP SEBCAT (Bxl) ❂❁❂ (host)
The infamous Rebel Up parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bruxelles & Groovalizacion Radio. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

❂❁❂ GAETANO DUB (Liege) ❂❁❂
For many years Gaetano Dub is one of the main DJ’s of the Liege DIY roots & latin scene, organising and supporting nights for bands and electronic artists from around the globe such as Fauna, Frikstailers and many more. A true whirlwind and versatile DJ who mixes reggae, dub, cumbia and global bass together in a spicy cocktail. He also hosts the TamaRitmo radio show on Liege radio 48FM, for all sounds Caribbean & Afro Latin. More and more he brings his sound to Brussels and rightly so. Music is the best high!!
https://www.mixcloud.com/gaetanodub/
https://soundcloud.com/gaetanodub

FREE IN
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Rue des Pierres 8 Steenstraat,
Bxl

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Sat 13 May > Oyé Cumbia Dancehall with special guests Equiknoxx (Jamaica) @ All In One Bar, Bxl

Equiknoxx are one of the weirdest, most innovative dancehall squads from Jamaica right now.
 
Easily identified by the squawking bird idents peppering their cuts, Equiknoxx productions have been big in the dance since Gavin Blair a.k.a. Gavsborg produced Busy Signal’s billboard hit Step Out in 2005, followed by key instrumentals for Beenie Man, Aidonia, Masicka, and T.O.K.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRQpcrRmXGM
 
Their new album Bird Sound Power arguably marks up the most striking riddim album you’ll hear in 2017, weighted with the potential to open up perceptions of current dancehall thanks to the mad character and broad reference points of its producers, encompassing King Jammy’s foundational digi-dub and Dave Kelly’s Mad House sound as much as rugged New York hip hop and the wigged-out, feminine pressure of Virginia Beach’s Timbaland or The Neptunes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUGrzqyAzA&list=PLCG5MknvgNfFMmuUyd-pFNqcu0UZwWtO0

hosted by :
SebCat (Rebel Up)
Mr. Orange (Low Up)
Mr. Beyond (Silver Canary)

Limited capacity, come early > Full = Full

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5 € in
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9

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