Sat 11 May > Giraffes & Penguins #17 @ Studio CityGate, Bxl!

Let’s shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!

A massive team of DJ’s is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale, Rebel Up LeBlanc, Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩
Nice food cooked with love will be available to give you all energy you’ll need through the night, as well as a shisha corner for a relaxing break 🙂

with special guest: DJ Plead (AU/LB)
Melbourne/Naarm based producer who makes unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label.
https://soundcloud.com/1djplead

aided by Brussels locals >
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Gan Gah
Rebel Up LeBlanc
Drache Musicale
& The Tropical Djipsies

FB event

doors 22h til 6am
5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm /// End 6am
Entrance via Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht, Bxl
10min walk from Gare du Midi >
https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDubo

Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
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

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

Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!

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*Arabstazy*
Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

Mettani
the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

TIMETABLE
23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
https://www.mixcloud.com/rebel_uppa/
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
https://soundcloud.com/deenaabdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
https://soundcloud.com/mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
https://soundcloud.com/rocky-b
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

FB event + Recyclart site