5 + 6 Oct > Babylon Trio on tour in western France (Angers + Nantes) and Memo Pimiento last 2018 Bxl concert at Bokal Royal

hola Brussels & France!

This friday night, Memo Pimiento and his electric orchestra will play at the Bokal Royal. It will be his last Bxl concert of 2018 before leaving Brussels for Mexico to flee the winter and coming back a few months later.

It’s an eclectic night with a diverse lineup of live artists & dj’s.
> with Why The Eye, Dr Chipote, Manta and Pute-Acier

All info, see FB event.
from 21h til 4am

and for those in France > Babylon Trio is doing their very 1st mini France tour!

On friday 5 oct they will play in Angers at La Bamboche party in Le Heron Carré.
Promises to be wild!
FB event here.

On saturday 6 oct, they will play in Nantes at the alternative La Bonneterie venue for the High Five party, who are celebrating their 5 years~!
and a nice lineup too, with Kenji Minogue, Tara Larson of Prince Rama, The Brain dj and Maison Acid. And it’s a dress up party too, so put on your grooviest/weirdest combinations 🙂

all info > FB event

3-6 Oct > Rebel Up SebCat in France: Lyon (La Maison M / La Piscine), Saint Etienne (Café Melies) & Clermont-Ferrand (Effervescences Festival)

salut!
Rebel Up SebCat is doing a little tour in eastern/central France.

Starting on wednesday 3 october in Lyon at La Maison M.
from 22h30 til 4am > see FB event here.
21 place gabriel Rambaud, Lyon.

Next evening thursday, SebCat will play vinyls at the La Piscine restaurant at Le Sucre club from 18h till 20h, with a special chef made day menu of pulpo (squid) sandwich and a truly Belgian vegetarian option by renowned chef Benjamin Sanchez.

It will be a vinyl only set in ethnic ambiances, together with DJ Antoine Rajon (Nyami Nyami Records) who will play from 20h till the end.
All info > FB event here.

and on the same thursday evening, SebCat will train his way down to Saint Etienne to play a closing dj set at the vernissage of SELAM – pépinière d’initiatives solidaires in Melies Cafe. Together with Djs Graham Mushnik & A.P Roady (Le Bandit Rode) and Sounds of Selam Crew. open from 20 til 1am.
FB event here.

and finally, friday 5 and saturday 6 october SebCat will play in Clermont-Ferrand at the Effervescences festival in/outside the venue La Cooperative de Mai in afternoon and evening of both days.
Playing as part of a mobile soundsystem action by Brussels organisation Supermouche/Supervlieg together with our good dj buddies The Wild and Funky Bompa. Come to check us out, it will look and sound amazing 🙂

FB event here.

See you around!

28 / 29 / 30 sept > Rebel Up @ Nuits Sonores festival & Allee du Kaai, BRASS + Bozar + La Vallee, Bxl

This weekend, triple Rebel Up action during 3 days of the Nuits Sonores festival in Brussels and the brocante day at Allee du Kaai. Busy programme indeed!

Starting on friday 28 sept > BRASS X REBEL UP, Night #1 / The Loop
Rebel Up curates an electro latino night for Nuits Sonores @ BRASS venue in Forest.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the latin underground:
Nova Materia (CL/FR/ live), Usted (ES/ live), Meneo (GT/ live) and Rebel Up DJ’s, Muevelo DJ’s (AR/CL/FR) and Andr’s R (VZ).

Expect everything from experimental electro latino pop to 8 bit reggaeton, electropical, dembow, cumbia beats, moombahton and beyond!

and oh yeah, it’s FREE IN! 🙂
FB event / website

@ BRASS
Rue Van Volxemlaan 364, 1190 Brussels

Next day, saturday 29 sept, there is the brocante at Allee du Kaai with 2nd hand market, vinyl market, live concerts and dj sets.Rebel Up will be present with the vinyl distro but also spinning tunes during the afternoon on the Giraffe & Penguins soundsystem.

This all from 12h onwards…
See all info in FB event or website.

In the evening:
Nuits Sonores Night #2 > Rebel Up DJ Leblanc @ African Takeover night in Bozar
, Terarken room.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the african underground:
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), DJ Nigga Fox (PT / Principe), DJ Kampire (UG / Nyege Tapes) and Rebel Up Leblanc.

from Leblanc, expect an ethnic warm up opening dj set from western africa into the sahel and afterwards all night long global sounds, South-African electronic, western african traditional,  electro – kuduro mix and more.

and also lots of music going on in all the other rooms of Bozar. see lineup below.
FB event / Bozar website.
presale 25€ / 30€ door
@ Bozar

Also on saturday evening, but not part of the festival, Rebel Up artists Babylon Trio will perform at the Ancienne Belgique, in the big room!

It’s the goodbye concert of Belgium’s punk post rock band Madensuyu, after 25 years.
Babylon Trio will open the evening with a live set at 19h, and we might even have some vinyls of their debut album ‘Habibi’ for sale! 🙂

All info in FB event or AB website.

and if all that is not enough and you still have energy >

On sunday 30 sept, day #3 at La Vallée during the last day of Nuits Sonores festival.

Hosted by Bxl collective Les Actionnaires, there will be another vinyl market and the Rebel Up distro will be present.

With art installations of various artists and concerts by Kasparov Not Kasparov and Die Wilde Jagd and DJ’s La souris et l’éléphant b2b Tushen Raï, Nixie’s and Pim’s (Sheitan Brothers) b2b Prince Off.

From 14h onwards. FREE IN!
FB event.
@ La Vallee
38 Rue Alphonse Lavallee
Molenbeek

well, we hope to see you at one of these 5 events, and perhaps even more 🙂

Babylon Trio – Habibi > Out now on Rebel Up Records as vinyl LP + digital!

the debut album ‘Habibi‘ by Babylon Trio is out now on Rebel Up Records (RUP006)

The current political state of Iraq is a far cry from what the Iraqi people envisioned. While the western media have largely stopped reporting about Iraq, in the past few months many protests have flared up in the capital Baghdad, Basra and cities allover the country. Persistent water shortages, power cuts, the lack of work and political corruption have angered the Iraqi population and protests have been the general order of the day and increasing by the month. The political elite has dug themselves in, protected and comfortable in governmental compounds, ordering police and the armed forces to crack down on protests with a shoot to kill on sight policy. In 2015, this ignited the first big emigration wave of young people and families leaving Iraq for neighbouring countries and the west and continues to do so. For many, returning seems very unlikely for the time being.

The three Iraqi musicians of Babylon Trio arrived in Belgium in 2015 as refugees of this political and social unrest. Arkan Mushtak is the composer and pinnacle of the band. Like the other members he hails from Baghdad, where from a young age onwards he has been shaped into a talented keyboard and piano player by Iraqi master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (digital percussion, djarbouka and backing vocals) and singer Walaa Saad (vocals) and occasionally joined by Mohammed Algareb (guest percussion).

Babylon Trio plays an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic music styles, such as choubi choubi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. The trio’s debut album “Habibi” features songs about their old life in Iraq and new life in Brussels, Belgium, with topics such as separation from loved ones, love, beauty, honour and pure Arabic party bangers. This year will mark the power of the contemporary Iraqi street sound of Babylon Trio throughout Europe and beyond. Get ready for fire!

Tracklisting:
A
1. Bye Bye My Love ( وداعا يا حبيبي )
2. Iraqi Dabka Choubi
( چوبي عراقي )
3. Spoiled For Your Eyes
( لاجل عيونك / مدلل )
B
4. Difficult Separation ( فركتك صعبة )
5. Iraqi Prestige ( المعزوفة )
6. My Crazy Lover (
حبيبتي المجنونة )
7. The Euro Syrian Dabka (
الدبكة السورية الاوربية )
8. Habibi Trio Mix (Rebel Up Duckfood remix) ( مزيج حبيبي الثلاثي )

Released by Rebel Up Records on 26 september 2018.

Out on vinyl LP in coated cover design, buy on the Rebel Up webshop or via Bandcamp
buy digital album via Bandcamp.
distribution worldwide: N.E.W.S

This album has been made with the support of NGHE Mediatheque, cultural venue Les Ateliers Claus, Angstrom studio and Soylent Green studio in Brussels and everyone who has supported Babylon Trio in the past year, promoting, motivating and organising concerts for them.

produced by Seb Bassleer for Rebel Up Records
recorded at Angstrom Studio by Aymeric de Tapol & Nicolus Ripitus
mixed at Soylent Green Studio by Aymeric de Tapol
mastered by Frederic Alstadt at Angstrom Studio
cover design ‘Tapis’ by Kalām Collectif
(facebook.com/kalamshift)
photo (backcover) by Robert Kroos (flickr.com/mentalyouth)

graphic design by Vanessa Verbeiren

22 + 23 sept > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin > 4th FreakOuternational Vinyl Market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg & Tropical Timewarp @ Klunkerkranich

Berlin! 2 gigs >

on saturday 22 september, 4th FreakOuternational vinyl market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Summer season ends with the 4th market and a big bang of an after party! As usual they offer vinyl, used and new, as well as equipment, instruments and arts. After dark we celebrate a great summer with all you waxheads, helpers, DJs, artists, regulars, irregulars, visitors, guests, and supporters.

4 pm Biergarten ***FREE ENTRY***
Vinyl market & Pop-Up radio
with DJ Rebel Up SebCat & Freak A§§ E (FreakOuternational)

9.30 pm Kaminzimmer room
Concerts & Party

Live:
Okou (Paris/Berlin)
SAADI (SYR/NYC)
Taha feat. Amer Wakka (SYR/DE)
DJs:
Rebel Up SebCat
Shalaby (EGY)
Freak A§§ E

Okou
Afrofuturistic dance sensation! Singer Tatiana Heintz was born in Cote d’Ivore and has been a musical nomad ever since. She is singing in English, French and Bété, backed by multi instrumentalist Gilbert Trefzger on slide guitar and bass pedal. Third man is Ghost Nebula alias Konaté Thiemöko Alain-Stéphane on electronics.
https://vimeo.com/278151576

SAADI
Born in Syria and raised in the US, Boshra AlSaadi is a typical product of the multicultural music scene of New York. She sang and played bass in bands such as Looker and Teen, as well as a part of the Bubu Gang of the late Janka Nabay, where she also served as musical director. As a solo artists she has released two 45s and will pick up that thread for an exclusive Berlin performance.
saadinyc.bandcamp.com

Taha feat. Amer Wakka
Taha, a Syrian MC and producer, amalgamates postmodern prose, contemporary poetry, Arabic rap, and classical poetry. Taha’s music and texts draw on memory, emanating from displacement, exile, nostalgia, and the politics of home and identity.
Special guest Amer Wakka is a hip hop artist originally from Damascus, who has been gaining recognition in the Arab world after performing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and his native Syria. Since his escape in 2015 Amer lives in Germany, but remains true to his mother tongue – Rap Arabi fi Almania – Arab rap in Germany. His first EP “CHAUA” was released earlier this year with “Bezirk Zwo”.
bezirkzwo.de/project/amer-wakka-chaua-ep

Rebel Up SebCat
The Belgian soul brother of Freak A$$ E, with his Rebel Up! collective following the same mission as the FreakOuternational: championing and supporting the network of outernational musicianship, be it on the radio, at parties and concerts, or on wax. His mixes are a wild ride across all borders and fences..

Shalaby (Okou)
Musical Nomad with swiss / egyptian roots and a deep knowledge of all things with strings. He plays electric and acoustic oud, as well as guitars, banjo and pedal bass in various projects including Mando & Gilbert and Okou (see above). As a DJ he journeys with ease between the west and the east. soundcloud.com/gilberttrefzger/mixtape-1-dj-shalaby

Freak S.E. (FreakOuternational)
The DJ with rots in Dub & Drum’n’Bass is hosting the FreakOuternational Radio Show on multicult.fm and the monthly FreakOuternational Vinyl Night at Monarch. He is co-founder of undestructible dub lab X.A.CUTE, plays drums in power duo Atomvulkan Britz and various instruments in the latest incarnation of the Mystical Communication Service.
always a pleasure
mixcloud.com/FreakAssE

Supported by Musicboard Berlin
FB event
@ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin

and on sunday 23 september, Rebel Up SebCat will play at the Tropical Timewarp party in the Klunkerkranich rooftop venue in Neukoln area.

Tropical Timewarp is back for another high altitude session at Klunkerkranich! Joining us for some fresh mountain air on the ‘Hinter den Alpen’ upper deck dance floor some very special guests.. Providing an eclectic mix of tropical tunes from Lagos to London via Bogotá >>>

Rebel Up SebCat
David Tinning (Cashmere Radio / Bush of Ghosts / Santuri Safari)
santurisafari.org/soundcloud.com/davidwtinning

The Soulvendor & BestMate? – (Tropical Timewarp)
tropicaltimewarp.orgmixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp
soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp

FB event
from 18 til midnight
@ Klunkerkranich
Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin