Sat 26 Jan > Rebel Up SebCat @ Antitapas Night #50, Studio CityGate, Bxl

Hello Brussels!

This saturday 26th, Rebel Up SebCat will play at Antitapas Night #50, at the new Studio CityGate venue, a big venue which will be the new alternative and underground party spot for Brussels,

Check the programme: from flamenco rumba from Spain, to urban soul, electro vibes, global beats and much more!

Free food from 21 til 23h
12 € in presale, 15 € at the door

All info > FB event

from 21:00 to 5am
@ Studio City Gate
154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht
10 mins walk from gare du Midi!


Thu 24 + Fri 25 Jan > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin (DE)

hello folks!


Rebel Up SebCat will be in Berlin for a few days, playing at 2 gig.

First up > African Beats & Pieces guitar special @ Monarch.

African Beats & Pieces ★ is an event series dedicated to the music of Africa and its diaspora.

SIX STRING SPECIAL: THE MAGICAL SOUNDS OF AFRICAN GUITARS

From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative three-chords blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Rebel Up SebCat & DJ Mixanthrope will spend a whole night exploring the countless genres prominently featuring the six-stringed instrument: High-Life, Soukous, Benga, Rumba, Jùjú, Chimurenga, Afrobeat, Tuareg, Ndombolo, Coladeira, Coupé-Décalé, Bikutsi & more!

There is a wide a range of dynamic finger-picking legends to pay tribute to: Djelimady Tounkara, Diblo Dibala, Ali Farka Touré (featured on the banner!), King Sunny Adé, Ebo Taylor, Oliver Mtukudzi, Franco Luambo, Docteur Nico, Koo Nimo, Souzy Kasseya & more! The dancefloor will be kept in motion with guitar-driven grooves and electrifying riffs all night long!

Full info > FB event

from 22h to 5am
@ Monarch
Skalitzerstrasse 134 / 1st floor
10999 Berlin



and on friday 25th, SebCat will spin global sounds at the magical Trickster with an array of international Berlin friends.
it’s all hush hush, so if you want to come, send us an email 🙂


Sat 19 Jan > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #14, Au Quai, Bxl w/ special guest Hugo Mendez (Sofrito / Buda Musique)

yes yes Bxl!
another fun & wild Giraffes & Penguins party coming up this saturday in Au Quai!

#14 already, and with special guests that will spread the heat of the tropical jungle over Brussels > Hugo Mendez & Funky Bompa!

Born in London and based in Paris, Hugo Mendez is the co-founder of the renowned Sofrito label. Responsible for a huge amount of re-issues, edits and compilations of music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Together with Frankie Francis he also wrote a full page in London’s nightlife history with the infamous Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque warehouse parties and released the famed Tropical Discotheque compilation on Strut Records. Bringing together a deep musical knowledge and extensive travels with a sharp ear for dancefloor-rocking tunes, his DJ sets draw on everything from vintage bassline Soukous to dubplate edits of Caribbean Cadence and boogie, passing by DIY electro and forward looking sounds to create a unique balance of hypnotic and percussive rhythms that he regularly showcases at clubs and festivals around the world. With Nouvelle Ambiance, his latest label project on the African Paris diaspora scene of the 1980’s, he continues the work of Sofrito, celebrating cross-cultural collaborations via reissue projects and contemporary productions with a geographically diverse group of musicians. He also is the caretaker for renowned label Buda Musique where has helped releasing a string of amazing album last year.
https://soundcloud.com/strut/sofrito-mini-mix
https://soundcloud.com/sofrito
https://soundcloud.com/nouvelleambiance

Funky Bompa will join us, an avid vinyl lover, digger, producer and key figure in the Brussels tropical DJ scene and founder of the Tropical and Twist parties. Expect a wide range of grooves, from nuclear bassline cumbia to nigerian boogie, indian disco and everything in-between! Funky Bompa experiments his finds in original version or personal edits, vinyl only. Being an enthusiast record lover for more than 20 years, he promotes the format and artists (old and new) through his imprints Bompa Discos (personal edits) and Limité Records (Témé Tan, BRNS). As the co-founder of the Atelier 210 venue, Funky Bompa booked hundreds of bands and parties as well as launching the Blackout Sessions in 2012, which he continues to curate to this day.
https://www.youtube.com/funkybompa
https://www.mixcloud.com/funkybompa

And of course, your hosts Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & Maria Ilia will also make your feet move and your eyes pop out!

FB event

Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY)
Doors 10pm

@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Thu 17 jan > Rebel Up SebCat @ Eurosonic, Pushin’ Wood Showcase, Vera, Groningen

Hello NL & beyond!

This thursday, Rebel Up SebCat go all the way up to Groningen, in the far north of the Netherlands.

Pushin’ Wood Soundsystem are doing an official showcase, they invited some of their friends to join them for a sweaty stomping night of tropical tunes and global sounds.

SebCat will spin together with the Pushin’ Wood Soundsystem and also joined by DJ Francesco (Earth Beat) and A-Tweed (IT) during Eurosonic19 festival in the Vera venue in Groningen.

and before us, Lisboa / Cabo Verde funana metal band Scuru Fitchado will be playing, very much worth seeing! check out their wild video 🙂

info >>>

FB event / Vera website.
partytime from 2:00-5:00

@ Vera
Oosterstraat 44, Groningen

Rebel Up Best-Of-2018 Marrakesh Pact mixtape & livestream session

Last week Rebel Up dropped a mixtape and did a livestream session in Lisbon.

For dutch/belgian underground music art magazine Gonzo (Circus), Rebel Up SebCat made a Best-Of-2018 mixtape. Titled the * Marrakesh Pact *, strong enough to make divided governments fall 😉

and in the last few days in Lisboa, Portugal, Rebel Up SebCat was at East Side Radio for a livestream session in Afro Arabic mode, relive it here!