14-18.09 Rebel Up takeover @ Goulash Disko Festival, Komiza (Croatia)

Last week Rebel Up did a small takeover at the always amazing Goulash Disko festival in Komiza, at Vis island in the Adriatic sea of Croatia.

SebCat, Memo Pimiento and Don Plok played set on 1 of the 2 beach stages alongside a string of other amazing bands and DJ’s. Big up gratitude to the Goulash crew, all artists and dj’s, and all the old & new friends who shared their top vibes. Between sunshine by day and stormy rainy weather by night, it was quite the experience this year.

Check out the Goulash Disko website or Facebook and follow them for next year 2023, which promises to be another great edition.

Below some memories and impressions of the festival.

Rebel Up & Friends with SebCat & Don Plok, session at Kiosk Radio online now

Last Thursday’s Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with SebCat & Don Plok is online, from Cabo Verde coladera to Lisboa bass, Afro electronics & electro cumbia. Listen here ~~~~

Rebel Up & Friends @ Pukkelpop Festival (Food Wood area), Kiewit (BE)

This weekend > Friday – Saturday – Sunday, Rebel Up & Friends will spin tunes at Pukkelpop Festival at the Food Wood area (next to Castello stage) from 12h until 22h.

with SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Don Plok, Rafael Aragon, Motacilla, Purple Samba, Mambele and Susobrino

We will play global sunshine sounds while you munch on your breakfast/lunch/dinner from the foodtrucks, and perhaps can even make those dance who are more brave. See you there?

All info about Pukkelpop here.

New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

new Rebel Up Nightshop episode online: #94 April

new Nightshop show online, +3 hours of global sounds from allover via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport and Groovalizacion radio. with albums by Gaïsha, Muito Kaballa, Selene Saint-Aimé, Alabaster dePlume, Milton Gulli, El Khat, MD After Hussain & PAQ, Lespri Ka compilation, Fulu Muziki, Alai K, Nyamakala Beats #3 compilation, DJ Tavella and more.
Tune in here >>>

Saturday 02.04 > Listen Festival: Rebel Up x Crammed Discs night @ VK Vaartkapoen with Zenobia, Acid Arab dj set Schroothoop & more

hey all,

Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!

On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.

More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.

Lineup >>>>
22h00 Rrita Jashari
23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’
00h00 Rrita Jashari
00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’
01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’
03h30 Rebel Up DJs
05h00 end


FB event

On friday 01.04, Instore listening session > Rebel Up & Fresh Nunas will spin vinyls at Tropicall Records in the Marolles area. Also concert by Burkinabé griot musician Kaito Winse.

Come over, free in > bar with artisanal beers, samosa & arancini tapas, piments de fati & more. From 18h to 23h. FB event.

@ Tropical Records
shop
235 Rue Haute
Marolles Bxl

New release: Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

New release on Rebel Up Records, +5 years in the making, retrospective of worker class & migrant chicha cumbia from Discos Horoscopo label from Lima, Peru in the 1980’s.

Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.

Selection made by DJ Pinchado, Rebel Up SebCat & Jalo del Prado Nunez. Out now digitally, streaming and as 2LP deluxe gatefold edition with 12 page booklet with Liner notes by Alfredo Villar and translated song texts (in spanish & english) and graphic gatefold design by Ruta Mare.

Available as 2LP or with limited edition 7inch bonus single (Los Shapis & blind singer Nohemi)
Also very limited edition run of 60 Chicha Popular Tshirts available, designed in neon paint by Ruta Mare.
Check the bundles on our Bandcamp.