RebelUp! VJ M and Maga Bo collaborate on a video project


Our very own RebelUp! crew member VJ M and our beloved performer Live DJ/ producer Maga Bo have started a Kickstarter project to raise funds to work on new video’s for Maga Bo’s latest album ‘Quilombo do Futuro’. Three years in the making ‘Quilombo do Futuro’ takes Maga Bo closer to his new home Brasil. ‘Quilombo do Futuro’ delves into the rich Afro-Brazilian musical heritage and transports it into the 21st century.

Maarten van der Glas, a.k.a. VJ M, is known for his colorful and playful images on the RebelUp! Soundclash parties. He will bring his vision to two new music video’s for ‘Quilombo do Futuro’:for the song’s Galope and Xororô. In addition to that he will his technical skills to work on a new live video engine to be integrated with Maga Bo’s live audio set.

The project is totally self-funded. If you are interested please go to this page and get involved:

We will keep you updated!

Update: If you want to donate direcly via paypal, you can do so here, by pressing this donate button:

Here is a review to the album:


Here is the video detailing the project:

Maga Bo and VJ M – Video Collaboration Project from Maarten van der Glas on Vimeo.


sat. 25 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash *global psyche night* with special guest Arrington de Dionyso (US) @ OCCII, A’dam

Hello hello,

It has been a while since we sadly had to cancel our december night due to unforeseen reasons, but we’re back with fresh energies to give you a special night of Rebel Up! sounds. Not our Congolese rumba night as previously promised, that one will happen in June! This will be a *global psyche night*, meaning we will focus on experimental & improvised global sounds as well as vintage pop/rock spheres from the 60’s and 70’s from different corners of the world. Ofcourse we’ll also give you a nice dose of heavy bass deeper into the night to big up the Rebel Up! kaleidoscope.


We’re happy to announce our special American guest Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun, the psychedelic krautrock band from overseas & Malaikat dan Singa) who will bring his trans-utopian throatsinging, bass clarinet, inspired by Indonesian trance music as a live improvisation of global psychedelic proportions. Be warned, his sound will go deep into your soul and liberate it with shamanic power. Check out his outerwordly sounds;


Our second guest will travel from less far Brussels, Belgium. DJ Lowdjo is an eclectic wizard of the sort that totally fits the Rebel Up! mood and we’re also happy to have him joining our global cause of diasphoric sound. He will play special vintage sets of Thai folk funk and Turkish psychedelic rock straight out of his 45’s collection that will get everyone swinging. Check his active blog and mixcloud for some of his fine mixes.

As always, the Rebel Up! crew will play electic ethnic sound and everything in between to make you listen & dance while our visuals will make sure there’s never a dull moment on the dancefloor.

The charity of the night where we will donate our profits to is NGO Bhakti Luhur in Malang, Eastern Java, which takes care of handicapped children. One of the aid workers is a dutchman who runs the excellent Madrotter blog, all about Indonesian pop, rock and folk music from the past with quality uploads, though since the whole megaupload bust his blog has been relocated at Madrotter Treasure Hunt.

Amstelveenseweg 134, A’dam Oud Zuid
doors from 22:30 til 4:00
$damage; 5€, profit goes to charity!

sat. 29th oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash w/ DJ Ripley @ OCCII, A’dam


In these times of occupied financial centers, where humans turn into amplifiers for subversive thought, you’re probably out on the tramway dancing to the bongos of liberation. We too are dancing there until the last goatskin drum is serenely strung up with the guts of the last banker.  Meanwhile, we’re overjoyed to announce it’s also time for the next edition of Rebel Up! Soundclash with a special guest from San Francisco.


Having torn up dancefloors across continents since 1995, DJ Ripley unleashes bass frequencies at revolutionary volume in town squares, warehouses, ships, clubs, squats, universities, community centers and activist spaces. Her wide-ranging sets unseat musical and social preconceptions with a mind-blowing conversation between kuduro, juke, dubstep, cumbia, booty bass, dancehall, soca, 3bal, jungle, baile funk, garage, breakcore, bhangra and dub. //

As usual the Rebel Up! DJs will trigger their latest surprises and will accompany you through the night to unleash their musical encyclopedia of finest global tunes, from Angolan semba to Zanzibari taarab.

We never do it for the single reason of partying at the OCCII. The entrance fee is as usual reserved for a good cause which this time is the “Boats 4 People” project of the activist network Migreurop. As thousands of people died trying to reach Europe from North Africa in the Mediterranean Sea this summer, they are organizing a solidarity flotilla in early 2012 to raise awareness of this tragedy and denounce the criminalization of migration. “We have come to the conclusion that it is essential now to move to direct action in the light of the excessive number of shipwrecks taking place in the Mediterranean and the reluctance of Europe to concede entry to refugees. We call for a Mediterranean which is in solidarity with migrants and in opposition to repressive policies which seek to criminalise migration towards Europe more and more each day.”

 So come along and embrace the idea of dancing and sweating for a good reason.

— RebUp crew



2 Brussels nights coming up; thu 21st. july Rebel Up! Soundclash #4 @ Recyclart & fri 22nd july dj @ Bxl-Les-Bains/Brussel Bad

hah, it’s Belgian national holiday time this thursday, where every Belgian feels very proud of being a Belgian, ahum. and what will we do? play some non-western global music, yeah!
This 4th Rebel Up! night in Brussels will take us to another dimension; that of the internet and streaming music clips from far away parts of the world. Youtube a go go.

The music video/dvd/clip is currently thé most versatile medium in Africa, Asia and South America to spread music and culture. The growing access to internet in these part of the world has made it possible that more and more of these music clips find their way on Youtube so that even people here in the West can look and listen to music and artists from all corners of the world. The Rebel Up! dj`s will play a personal Youtube selection of unknown lo-fi pop, digital folk psyche clips straight out of this neverending treasure cave, all projected on a big screen (inside & outside) and in full sound.

Loyal to the Rebel Up! philosophy, this night is a fundraiser for a local, independent NGO: the Brussels foundation Les Petits Samurais, that offers basic help to children from immigrants who are without papers and without assured accomodation. The organisation will give a short presentation during this evening.

See full programme in detail on the Recyclart site or check our facebook event.

19:00 > 22:00
(Darcyr & Leblanc, Sebcat, Quilombo, Lowdjo)
22:00 > 23:00
film selection PERISCOPE #3 by
La Vidéothèque Nomade

23:00 > 01:00


global lo fi & folkpop psyche youtube night
Bar Recyclart – gratis

and on friday, more music follows.

Rebel Up! dj SebCat will join Funky Bompa at the temporary beach of Bxl-Les-Bains/Brussel Bad on the Akenkaai/Quai des Peniches.  From 17:00 till 23:00h we’ll spin tropical vintage tunes from afro & latino spheres in the La Croisetteke tent (handy for if it should rain!). and yup, it’s free in as well.

See the BLB-BB site or check the facebook event.

Saturday 26th of February: Rebel Up! Soundclash All Included fundraiser with Sonido del Principe @ OCCII

When dictators fall, it’s time for sound systems call

The scent of rebellion is spreading throughout the world and even if Europe is still far from following the movement, Rebel Up feels like shaking the ground a bit. With our own tools, we’ll be bringing cutting edge platinum skills to keep your mind awake till late. Our combat will stand on stage and it will defy gravity from the lowest rebajada from Buenos Aires to the mash up bass of San Francisco, the fight shall be fair and you’ll have the chance to stand in the middle and take sides. So who’s gonna take a step for resistance ?

Sonido del Principe (NL) The great master of Cumbia and founder of Generation Bass will be here to remind us on good manners with sizzling cuts and mashups from every sounds, bleeps and natural noises that flow below the United States.

Process Rebel (US) Obviously this heavy bass champion will take care of the rest of the new continent and will allow himself some intrusions in Africa and even on the ground of his opponent. He’ll leave him no rest with his own tracks attacks. Dubstep in all its states. No mercy.

Rebel Up DJs/VJs shall make it even with its globetrotting permanent resolution, the sun is never down.

Tonight the profits of the entrance fee and your gifts in our donation box will go to the association All Included for their Caravane Bamako-Dakar project. This organization mainly helps deported people in Africa and struggles for more rights and freedom of circulation within the continent. In the beginning of this month they have done a march for African migration rights. They will show videos and photo’s during the night and info sheets will be available. In the meantime you can check for more infos here :

Saturday 26th of February @ OCCII





doors: 22.30 – 04.00 – Amstelveenseweg 134 (Tram 1 or 2)