Sat 1 Apr > Rebel Up! distro @ Record Fair Listen Festival, Bxl

2nd Listen! Festival and Record Fair #2 on Saturday 1 April >

The Rebel Up distro will be there again with many special global vinyls, fresh titles in and in a good mood 🙂

Place : Square Brussel, Kunstberg, Mont Des Arts
Doors : 12h00 – 18h00
Free Entrance

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Thu 31 March > Rebel Up Soundclash *Bxl Global Bounce* @ Bonnefooi + Vinyl market @ Beursschouwburg

This Thurday evening & night some good Rebel Up! action >

the Rebel Up! distro will again be standing at the Beursschouwburg Vinylmarket from 17:00 til 22:00
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Afterwards, from 22h > Rebel Up! Soundclash Bxl Global Bounce night @ Bonnefooi
We have invited 2 local Brussels global bass dj’s & producers > Gan Gah & Dovecake!

Gan Gah (MR / Bxl)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, Morocco, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels.This accomplished musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with bewitching beats. Offering a cunning combination of club music and traditional North-African music/rythms/melodies, his first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said?

Dovecake (US / Bxl)
Intergalactic Body Trance Provider who washed up in Brussels a few years ago, but nomadic nonetheless and spends most of his time in different continents. Equal dj as expressive dancer, bounded to celestial ancestral interconnectivity. Adventures in Rhythm & Bass to make your heart melt and hips shake! Afro bounce bass vibes all in directions possible.

+ resident Rebel Up! SebCat
The bounciest global bass beats and whatnot

Come bounce with us!

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Steenstraat 8
1000 BXL

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Fri 17 July > Puxa: Luso-African Dance Night @ Recyclart Bxl w/ Chalo Correia (AN/PT), Tabanka (CV), Celeste Mariposa dj’s (PT) & Rebel Up!

recyclart_17juli2015 Yo folks, PUXA!!!

On Friday 17th Rebel Up! helps organising a very special night at Recyclart during the always amazing Holidays festival.
as the title says > Puxa: Luso African Dance Night stands for a night filled with African dance music from the Lusophone countries such as Angola and Cabo Verde with styles like Semba, FunanĂĄ and more. Expect some serious tropical sounds impossible not to dance to.

‘Puxa’ means ‘pull’ in Portuguese (and not ‘push’ as would seem logical) and is used as a musical shout to pull your dance partner closer to you. Be ready to hear Puxa! night long!

Live concerts by Chalo Correia and Band from Angola via Lisboa, Tabanka from Cabo Verde via Rotterdam and the Celeste Mariposa dj’s from Lisboa.

Chalo Correia is Gonçalves António Correia, an Angolan musician and singer who grew up with Semba music in his blood. Chalo was born in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in 1968. During his boyhood he was fortunate to encounter musicians from revolutionary semba bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos. He moved to Lisboa, Portugal in the beginning of the 90s and started to learn the classical guitar on autodidact and academic level with a strong will to make it by playing vintage Angolan music. His debut album ‘Kudihohola’ has just been released in June by Celeste/Mariposa Discos and is testimony to the development of his remarkable vision on Angolan music. Chalo Correia as a band retains the explosive, organic sounds of Semba and Rebita, but also remains in touch with the modern urban afro music scene in Lisbon. Semba is the swinging afro style from Angola, it comes from the word Masemba, which means ‘belly bumping’, a reference to some serious tight dancing. It’s the original base for styles like Brazilian Samba, Kizomba, Rebita, Kazukuta and it inspired the birth of urban Kuduro sound. Check his new video below for that sweet Semba sound.

Tabanka is a 7 piece Cabo Verdian band from Rotterdam, playing the fast swinging funanå music, thé dance sound of Cabo Verde. Their delirious funanå is ruled by the diatonic accordeon (gaita) and the ferrinho (metal stick) for some scraping rhythms and changing speeds. The group got its inspiration by generational musicians such as Bulimundo and Américo Brito but with their own modern interpretation and sound. Check it out! >

The Celeste / Mariposa dj duo run the famous Afro-Baile dance nights in Lisboa where they bring the Lusophone music culture together in sound. Their research is all about music from the former African Portuguese colonies; Angola, KaapverdiĂ«, Guinee Bissau, Mozambique and Sao TomĂ© & PrincipĂ©, digging up old vinyls on markets and visiting studio’s in Lisboa. They just started their own label Celeste Mariposa Disco’s on which they released Chalo Correia and for sure more Luso African releases will follow! Want to see how special they make it happen on their night? Check this video >

More african tunes from the Lusophone countries by Rebel Up! SebCat vs Planet Ilunga

Listen here to our latest Rebel Up Nightshop summer episode to hear all about the night > Semba, FunanĂĄ and Chalo Correias album!

Rebel Up Nightshop #18: TigerÂŽs Milk Records, Chalo Correia, Semba Angolana, Mbongwana Star & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

22:00 > 23:00 Celeste Mariposa (outside, free)
23:00 > 0:00 Rebel Up! vs Planet Ilunga (inside)
0:00 > 01:15 Chalo Correia & band
01:30 > 02:45 Tabanka
02:45 > 05:00 Celeste Mariposa

Just 5€ in
See all info on Recyclart site or FB event here


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Thu 2 July > Rebel Up! Distro @ Vinyl Market, Recyclart Holidays


Rebel Up! Distro will be at the Vinyl Market on the Recyclart square from 19:00 onwards with lots of global / folk vinyls from labels such as Sublime Frequencies, Sahel Sounds, Mississippi Records, Makkum Records and more. even some cassettes! all new and unplayed & at unbeatable prices.
to see what is still in stock, check here.

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Thu 11 Dec Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi Bxl w/ Celeste Mariposa (PT)

Another Rebel Up! dance night at Bonnefooi, our last one of the year.
Wanna dance?


Celeste Mariposa is a DJ duo from Lisboa. They started as techno Dj’s but the last couple of years they have become true connoisseurs of music from the ex-portuguese colonies like Angola & Cabo Verde. The last time they played at Bonnefooi it was an amazing set full of uplifting and crazy funana. Really looking forward to this one!
Check this mini mix > > > >

Celeste/Mariposa live act by Celestemariposa on Mixcloud

Your local Dj pirates Rebel Up! will surely help to make this night even more exiting!

as always, FREE IN
from 22:00 till very late…
Steenstraat 9 Rue des Pierres, 1000, BXL

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Sun 21 Sept > Rebel Up! dj’s @ De Vechtclub XL opening (day 3), Utrecht

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Hello Utrecht,

It has been a while..
Some of you might still remember our infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash nights at the Vechtclub warehouse in Utrecht Overvecht over 4 years ago.  De Vechtclub has now gotten a bigger brother  in Kanaleneiland, called Vechtclub XL. It contains over 50 workshops, studio’s and even a music/art venue-slash-restaurant called De Klup.

It’s the openingsweekend from 19-21 september where you can breakfast, brunch or drink, follow workshop, check out the DIY market and even go in a cinematic caravan. and also music during every day and evening!

on sunday 21st Rebel Up! will be spinning global & eclectic afternoon tunes for everyone’s joy. Also will be selling some new vinyls & cassettes by labels such as Sahel Sounds, Sublime Frequencies and Mississippi records. To know which ones we still have in stock, check it.

and oh, it’s FREE IN!

for info & timetables, see FB event here or Vechtclub site.

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Rebel Up! SebCat @ Planet ilunga release party, Pianofabriek, St Gilles Bxl

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Planet Ilunga presents ‘Souvenirs from Esengo’

[En] You are all invited to the release party of the second vinyl release of the music label Planet Ilunga. Come and discover the wonderful
78rpm sound of the Congo and beyond! FREE IN!


* Christian (Belgatone): special 78 rpm set with shellac coming from Africa and other places. Expect rare and rocking sounds from labels such as Opika, Gallotone, Elengi, Ngoma, Cefa and so on… Que des merveilles!

* SebCat (Rebel Up! Soundclash): old and new world sounds on vinyl (and cassette)

* l’Afrique Danse (Planet Ilunga): Cha-cha-cha, rumba and merengue from the two Congos

from 18:00 – midnight, free in
@ De Pianofabriek
Fortstraat 35 Rue du Fort
1060 St Gilles

more info, check >
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