This weekend action with some gigs! On Friday night, SebCat will spin jazz, funky & global beat tunes at Sounds Jazz Club in Ixelles after the jazz concert of Jean Alleman from 23H onwards. Info here or here.
On saturday, a real special African party night: Afro Disco #2, organised by Fresh Nunas.
It promises to be an amazing night of Brussels, African & Congolese sounds from rumba, afrofunk to afrohouse, amapiano and beyond. On the programme a live set by Aziza and Badi, dj sets by Spilulu (special guest from Lumumbashi, Congo!), Fresh Nunas, Baba O Bab, RaqL, Tropical DJipsies and Rebel Up SebCat.
It’s at a secret location, a nice space on the southside not too far from Gare du Midi. Limited space for 200 or so people, so it will be a cosy party affair.
Buy your tickets here via Eventbrite! 10€ doors 20h, concert 23h, party until 4am
TRIPARTY is a collaboration between 3 Brussels collectives Rebel Up, Camarote and Giraffes & Penguins, known for their global parties, concert nights and festivals. An evening with freshly cooked food, concerts and DJ’s, a good way to get together again and restart this cultural season at Le Tri Postal. Expect an evening with global sounds from Cuban jazz to electro-latino live sounds, afrogrooves, cuban beats, global beats, bass and more.
LINEUP & TIMETABLE >>>
TIMETABLE 18:00 Drache Musicale 19:00 Ruben Hernández Quartet – LIVE 20:00 Fresh Nunas 21:00 DJ Zwalla & Sandy Martin percussion 22:00 Susobrino – LIVE 23:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop 00:00 Rebel Up SebCat & Didi
* DOOR: 10€ + free drink
Presale for 50% of the available places. Payment can be done via Paypal to @SebBassleer Please pay as *Transfer to Friend/Family*, otherwise costs will be calculated and you lose your free drink ticket. Add *TriParty* in the payment description. After payment your name will be put on the list at the door and in case you paid for several places, they will be put as + behind your name. Reservations limited to availabilty. Rest of the tickets will be at the door, so come early and support the artists & collectives!
* Veggie dishes & snacks from 18h onwards by AtomiKitchen a resourceful kitchen, anti-waste recup and festive (long live the good mood). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity, all with social ties! https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL
* CASH ONLY, NO CARDS Nearest bankmachines can be found on the other side of Gare de Midi, close to track 1
Entry with CST (Covid Safe Ticket) No mask needed Be respectful Aggression of any form will not be tolerated
Ruben Hernández Quartet (LIVE – Cuban jazz) Young Cuban jazz project that brings together four musicians drawn from the realms of jazz and world music. Combining the syncopated rhythms of Afro-Cuban culture with the rich harmonies of jazz, the ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements inspired by current musical trends. Always in search of unique sounds, Ruben Hernandez, the trumpeter and leader of the group, expresses his inner world through compositions that evoke the tenderness and freshness of freedom. Their first public appearance was last year at the CubaLandz festival. https://bit.ly/3puihIz
Fresh Nunas (MZ – Bxl) Mozambican DJ Fresh Nunas is a multimedia artist who started his pro dj cultural career in New York City. Fresh is a veteran DJ of afro sounds, always keeping them grounded in the continent, for club audiences across the globe. His sets are known to be avantgarde concrete jungle and nu groove, where he seeks out lost musical odds and ends, cutting and pasting favourite moments together to create selections with a soul. https://soundcloud.com/lemellotron/fresh-nunas-dj-set http://tiny.cc/nunaskioskradio
DJ Zwalla (IT) & Sandy Martin percussion (CU) Alessandro Zauli aka DJ Zwalla is a globetrotter, a DJ, musician and respected tastemaker. Based in Brussels and member of the international HAPE collective. On the European music scene for years, he is the soul of HAPE events in Brussels, Venice, Niamey and N’Djamena and performs at several events and festivals. Zwalla is inspired by the emblematic artists of Cuban and Brazilian music, from hip hop to calypso, from rumba to techno and he catalyzes his sets in a harmony and a bomba of rhythm to share. Sandy Martin is a professional percussionist from Cuba. He has been a member of the Cuban bands Lachy and Suprema Ley and has played in Belgium at festival such as Couleur Café and Zomer Van Antwerpen, among others. As a music producer, Sandy has worked for the Italian dance music label Hit Mania Dance. https://www.facebook.com/hapecollective https://www.instagram.com/hapecollective
Susobino (LIVE – BE/BO) Field Recordings, percussion, electronic spice and acoustic instruments; these are the ingredients chosen to create the perfect Belgian Bolivian sound by Susobrino. “Suso” as he is affectively known, has released 4 EP’s so far, “Mapajo” (on Global Hybrid Records), “La Hoja de Eucalipto” (on Rebel Up Records / XXIII), “Seis Estudios Para Guitarra” (San-kofa Rhythm Records) and most recently “Pocualeito” (on Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue). In the past years he has achieved a double win for the “Champion Sound Beat Battle”, got “Most Promising Artist” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and played festivals such as Sfinks, TAZ, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide at Leysin, Listen!, La Nature, Global Street Sounds, the Lefto showcase night NCHTWNKEL at AB and others. His lively sound is a vital connection between Bolivian heritage and the complexity of African rhythms, enchanced with electronic beats and effects. https://soundcloud.com/susobrino https://www.facebook.com/susobrinomusic https://www.instagram.com/susobrino
Le Grand Mechant Loop (BE) “I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!” Le Grand Méchant Loop (the big bad wolf) is a global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion. https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies (BE/PT) In the Brussels global scene Rebel Up has become a household name through their many party concepts radio shows and record label. SebCat is a full time nexus, taking sounds from all corners and styles into his wildcat dj sets, performing at parties & festival on several continents. Didi is the founding member of the Tropical DJipsies female cre,w which started at Giraffes & Penguins. From female global sounds to Afro Portuguese music and everything colourful with rhythm and bass. Expect a wild set of the freshest global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDJipsies https://www.mixcloud.com/TropiCalDJipsieS
Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble is very happy to show you the ‘Making of Mamari‘. German videomaker Denis Eickmeier followed them into the recording studio and produced this little video, which really captures the vibe of the recording time and gives some insights in how the album and the Muito Kaballa project evolved. Love goes out to Ingo Hermes for the beautiful cover art and layout!
1st single ‘Mamari’ is out now and available on most platforms (check our bandcamp), 2nd single ‘Curupira’ releases on 24.04 and the 2LP album will launch on 29.05 on Rebel Up Records, as well as followed by an electronic remixes by Euro & Afro producers in the early summer.
Free The System!’ is the new single EP by the band Dandana, to be released on Friday 19 June on Rebel Up Records. Including an ancestral afrofuturist remix by Afro-Dutch producer Philou Louzolo.
‘Free The System!’ is about the gap between the older generation and the younger generation. The old system can’t easily deal with young or new idea’s. The current global pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement clearly show us that the system needs to be changed, we have to free ourselves from it.
and also international UK blog The Ransom Note did an article about the remix by Afro Dutch producer Philou Louzolo and the videoclip. see here >
DANDANA is a collective band of musicians from the Netherlands, Senegal and The Gambia with members Bas Ackermann, Ebou Gaye Mada, Filly Dioma, Jackson Loman, Joop de Graaf and Modou Joof. Together they chose to let go of the past and take a new musical path. Their sound pays tribute to traditional West African rhythm & grooves, with instruments from Senegal and The Gambia such as sabar, xalam and balafon with live drums, electronic drum pads and a range of vintage synthesizers. Inspired by West African psychedelic mandingue pioneers Guelewar, Ifang Bondi & Touré Kunda to the synth-driven vibes of bands like Air & Tame Impala. “Free the System” will take you on a journey through a new universe.
We hope you doing fine during this ‘deconfinement’ stage, slowly getting back to normal life. Artists worldwide are still in serious limbo, with no concerts, parties and festivals happening this summer up to september, meaning many of them will continue to have no income from their art for the next few months.
Today Bandcamp again waives their commission fee in support of artists and label, which they will do every 1st friday of the month during this crisis and the summer.
If you would like to support our label and artists, please see our catalogue. We have lowered prices on many digital and physical items, check it out!
Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP (RUP015) spiritual Gnawa meets Electronic music, limited vinyl edition! official release on 11 March digital & limited editon vinyl (black/colour)
The latest project by belgo-moroccan producer Reda Senhaji, alias Cheb Runner, focuses on breeding a new style of music between electronics and Gnawa. Taking inspiration from New Beat to Techno, Acid House and Gabber, the grooves are relentless, stiff and club oriented, relying heavily on analog synths and drum-machines. The sound is darker, more experimental and mature than his previous Gan Gah project.
In a world of dematerialized culture, we tend to forget where we come from: by putting Gnawa music at the center of his production, Cheb Runner creates a bridge with the past. The young producer is a son of Gnawa himself, this is the music he grew up with and played as a kid.
Cheb Runner digs into the acoustic sounds of his youth, for an organic feeling of warmth and celebration. The syncopation of the classic Gnawa percussions, known as the “Tagnawit”, its groove is undeniable. Featuring two traditional Gnawa singers based in Brussels, Mâalem Driss and Mâalem Hicham, the EP is a reunion for the belgian Gnawa scene, keeping the vibe alive.
Available as limited edition 12″ vinyl with hand silk screened cover > black or marbled red. Listen & (pre)order via Bandcamp.
Also on 11.03, double release concert at Botanique by Ozferti and Cheb Runner > an audiovisual evening fusing electronics, jazz and hiphop with African and North African influences
Ozferti & live band Ozferti is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it Afrogrime, Ethiohop or Nubian bass, the Ozferti’s music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music. This is the debut of the Ozferti live band, one that will travel far and long!
Cheb Runner From Morocco to Iraq, he carries the fresh beats to quench your dancing thirst. Whether you need your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat, or crave for some complex arabic polyrythms, Cheb Runner (known from his previous artist name Gan Gah) is your guide to this electronic oasis. Combining grooves from North Africa & the Middle east, moroccan wedding music, and the deepest Club Music, he will make you dance with his warmup set!
FB event tickets here 19:30-22:30 @ Botanique, (salleRotonde)