Fri 13 May > Rebel Up’s Duckfood @ EURABIA V @ INCUBATE,Tilburg


Eurabia V poster

Presented by ∆ Cairo Liberation Front ∆, with performances of:
Rebel Up! Soundclash

This dj-crew from Bruxelles/Rotterdam is well known for selecting the best global sounds from the underground; from African beats to Middle-Eastern house and from Turkish disco to Latino bass. Next to playing shows they’re pushing the best music from all over the globe by organizing parties in RecycleArt & OCCII, where they invite artists from all over the world.

Ramses3000 b2b Ray Fields

You might know Ramses3000 as the dj of Cairo Liberation Front, who started playing solo to show the audience what the world has got the offer besides electro-cha3bi. For this Eurabia night he invited friend and fellow towny Ray Fields to join him for an exclusive b2b-set. Expect a pumpin’ mix with the finest electronics combined with world music and Middle-Eastern jams.


These brothers from Eindhoven are the residents of Het Wild, their own club night where they invited artists like Flako, Kutmah & DJ Nigga-Fox. Next to organizing parties you could have seen them behind the decks at festivals like Mysteryland, BungalUp & Paaspop. After they played the last edition of Eurabia in EKKO, we know for sure; we had to ask them back.

Hosted by MC Holy Joseph


Special open air showcase as part of the ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’ festival. Zigzagging from the dense ‘Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier’ program, you can hop straight into our corner stage area for a good Pantropical fix.

LA BANDA FANTASTICA • have top musicians from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Rotterdam in their ranks. With Amsterdam as their main operations base, they quickly became the prime movers behind the great ‘Fantástica’ cumbia parties (currently ‘on hold’). Musically they know exactly how to throw a great party, mixing Latin-American classics with their own blend of various cumbia styles, such as the psychedelic guitar based Peruvian Chicha (or Cumbia Amazónica), Cumbia Villera, etc. The band performed at festivals like Fusion, Berlin.
la banda fantastica


DJ BONI • has been making a name for himself at quite some venues in and around the Angolan / Afro clubscene in Rotterdam. At a previous Pantropical last year November he held is own playing with the great Nigga Fox.

DJ Boni
DUCKFOOD • Pantropical / Rebel Up! resident DJ. One of Rotterdam’s most knowledgeable music omnivores. Will tie all sounds together in a way only he can.





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



Fri 9 sept > Brussels Up! ZZK Records night @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

hola pibes!

una nocha especial de nueva sonidos y cumbia de Buenos Aires!

Brussels Up! & Les Ateliers Claus present a ZZK Records label night with special guests Tremor, Mati Zundel (aka Lagartijeano) and El G. I’s gonna be a clash between cumbia riddims, electro folklore from the andes region, dub and urban sounds. Argentina 2.0, that’s for sure! Check out the amazing free mixtapes of Tremor & Lagartijeando on the ZZK site for a sweet taste.

Brussels Up! is a dj collective/organisation of 5 Brussels dj’s as a side project of Rebel Up! (including Rebel Up! dj Sebcat)

expected line up & timetable > > > >

23:00 Brussels Up! dj’s
0:30 Mati Zundel aka Lagatijeando (live)
1:30 Tremor (live)
2:30 El G
4:00 Brussels Up! dj’s til end……

Don’t miss this super night with the best experimental dance cumbia label from Argentina! We’re expecting the night to sell out so don’t show up too late, it really wouldn’t be so fashionable…..

6€ < midnight 8€ > midnight. 23:00 – 6:00 (curfew at 5:00)
Fri 9 sept @ Les Ateliers Claus
Passage C. Rogier, (just next to Nord/Noord station), Brusksels

Saturday 13th of August: Rebel Up! DJ Riquetik @ Landjuweel, Ruigoord


Tomorrow our sand digging nomad selector Riquetik will play a special early bird wake-up set at the Landjuweel festival in Ruigoord, from 12:00 to 14:00 outside -or in case of bad weather inside- the church. This year’s Landjuweel has plenty sonic space dedicated to world music, with live performances from Antwerp Gypsy Ska Orchestra and Jungle By Night and many fine DJs including Zerkalo and Polyesta. It also serves as a ‘futurological congress’ in which the prospects for cultural free spaces in and around Amsterdam will be discussed.  More info can be found in

Hope to see you there!


Rebel Up! Crew

sat. 9 july Rebel Up! dj SebCat @ Brussels Up sound system party, Brussels

Hello all,

coming Saturday it’s time for a great global party in a Brussels warehouse. our Rebel Up dj SebCat is now also part of the Brussels Up crew who focus on global parties in the Brussels area (logical huh?).

We’re throwing a great summer party in the industrial part of town where no one will bother us and people can dance till sunset. Top soundsystem, cheap entry, cheap drinks and food (yeah even an all night BBQ!), it’s all there for a wild night out!

See full info below or check the facebook event;

we are the world!
coupé décalé * cumbia * chaabi * afrobeat * desert blues * indian folk pop * tecnobrega * calyspo * kwaito * soca * asian underground * hyper dub * bollywood funk * maloya * flamenco * dubstep * baile funk * kuduro * funana * reggaeton * dancehall * turkish psy * dub * dabke * champeta * speed merengue * thai funk * tribal guarachero * shangaan electro * soukous * tropical bass …

hear our mix here;

Based on a shared interest in playing local dance music from around the globe, Brussels based dj’s Sebcat (Rebel Up!), Lowdjo, Darcyr & Leblanc (Tupolev Sound Crash) & Quilombo have joined forces as Brussels Up! Supported by guest dj’s Markan vs. Lofi Stories (La8), this global warehouse party will make the world shrink to the size of a dancefloor, with a spicy blend of different tastes, for your legs, heart & soul.

Just a small travel north of town, but a big trip in music, time and space. Black Buddah is a 1900’s warehouse alongside the canal outside of town (Haren, just before the Vilvoorde Viaduct). A top sound system, no neighbours, fair prices, food (yeah!), space, the water side and some industrial gloom…

doors 23:00 til dawn…
price: 3 euro
address: THE BLACK BUDDAH WAREHOUSE – Vaartdijk / Digue Du Canal 98A
1130 Brussels (Haren)

how to reach the warehouse? >
* Bus 58 Vilvoorde (stop Buda Station / Diegemstraat)
* Buda Train Station (til midnight / or from 6h)
* Collecto Taxi ( only 6 euro!!! from 23h > 6h , stop at 7 A. Van Osslaan
Neder-Over-Heembeek next to Buda Bridge)

Q? brusselsup(at)gmail dot com