08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

new releases in the Rebel Up distro! > Crammed Discs, Bongo Joe, Akuphone, Mississippi Records, Domino Sound, Shika Shika, Radio Martiko, Souma, SWP Records & more.

Lots of new vinyls in the Rebel Up distro, from album to EPs and 7″ singles!

from labels such as Crammed Discs, Bongo Joe, Akuphone, Mississippi Records, Domino Sound, Shika Shika, Radio Martiko, Souma, SWP Records & more
check all here.

Sat 23 Nov: Rebel Up SebCat @ Antitapas 10th Anniversary, Studio CityGate, Bxl

Our friends of Antitapas are celebrating their 10th anniversary!

with an amazing programme & lineup >

Rebel Up SebCat playing in the Tripoteur sauna room from 2 til 3am

From 21h ❉ ANNIVERSARY APERò ❉
Free Food until 23h, Music, Ateliers, Performances & Dj’s until late
Special dish: Ragout alla Napoletana & big cake

LIVE MUSIC
Bantou Mentale (RDC – FR) ♫
Congolese dub-rock hot-wired global beats from Kinshasa Underground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuD0WtRCSeE

Ko Shin Moon (FR) ♫
Synth Folk Hybrid Techno Collage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ34R5GURKo

Bernard Orchestar (BE) ♫
Électro Oriental Brass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTkBUT5mNi0

NIDI D’ARAC (IT) ♫
New wave électro pizzica beats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCjHzAVSoxQ

Alizarina (FR) ♫
Ethno Techno Tzigane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ygkvyYvq5g

Paul Venturi’s fan club (IT) ♫
Original Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQFCqeM2AjQ

Antonio & Friends
Itinerant Urban Brass Pizzica

Dazibao Conex (Bra) meets Jakinta Soppress@und ♫
Very Special Guest: Eusebio Martinelli!

DJ SETS
Xogn (BE) – Rarest African Tunes
https://www.facebook.com/kioskradiobxl/videos/509453023190883/
Woxow (AA) – Afrotropical Bass Journey
Dj Grissino (IT) – Trip Hop, Jungle, Funk and Breakbeats
Coqò djette (IT) – Golosen World Beat
Tringle Loop Machine feat. DYnamic – Big Fat Vibes from Vesuvio to Jamaika
Le Triporteur (NL) Rebel Up SebCat & Friends – Balkan Beats and Global Sounds
Bruno Brown Selecta (KR) – Spicy Punky Reggae
Doctor Wey (ES) – Rumba from Cadiz

mapping by Maria Ilia
🍺 Handycraft Beer by Brasserie Jandrain-Jandrenouille
Ateliers, Reggae Toilet, Cake’s Contests: soon more info

Limited Capacity.
We advise to book your tickets 12€ -> http://bit.ly/TicketsAntitapas10Years

All info >
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Place to be: Studio CityGate
cultural creative hotspot near Gare du Midi.
Rue de la petite île 1A – 1070 Anderlecht
(Metro: Gare du Midi – Bus: 78 Deux Gares – Tram 81 : Avenue du roi or Cureghem ; Tram 82 : Suède)

Sat 5 Oct: Rebel Up in Paris > Independant Label Market @ Halle des Blancs Manteaux + Rebel Up afterparty @ L’Alimentation Générale

This weekend, Rebel Up Records will be in Paris, at the yearly Independent Label Market in Halle des Blanc Manteaux (metro Hotel de Ville / Saint Paul). A true meet & greet with some of the contemporary labels of the moment, see the full lineup of stands! with DJ sets, live showcases and more.

from 11h to 20h, free in!
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and in the night followed by Rebel Up afterparty in L’Alimentation Générale from 23h onwards. with dj set by Rebel Up SebCat & Rafael Aragon + live set by Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra!

Expect a night filled with electro cumbia, tropical bass, oriental trance and afrobeats.

23H – 05H
PAF : 10€ + free drink
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10-14 June: Rebel Up @ Outernational Friend:Ship tour in Berlin & Hamburg

4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!

PRAED
Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics.
In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The duo’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Like an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outer-national musical caravan, meandering in a world of free-beat. Their eclectic ingredients create an alchemical soup ranging from jazz-infused atavistic-futurism to frequency meditation. Featuring original artworks exploring the realms of syncretism, environments are brought to life via live-drawing projections and spaces transformed into temples of spontaneity. Creating soundscapes that glimpse into synchronistic magic, the bizarre participants of this ensemble remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely tricksters? The band was founded on Christmas 2017, by secretly transforming the backroom of an abandoned Ottoman building adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem into a temporary musical space.

Within the two weeks of its existence, the Center morphed into an ever-evolving and collaborative idea. Like a caravan which collects participants as it travels, a growing group of ‘outernational’ musicians are being magnetized. Carrying the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center within themselves, they gather on occasion for recording and performing. Free beat.

+ DJ’s
Rebel Up SebCat
Alexa D!Saster
Freak Ass E
Dokia


check all tour dates below!

Monday 10 june in Ziegrastrasse 11. Private event, doors 20h

Next day tuesday, 11 june, 2nd chance in Berlin at Arkaoda club.
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and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat.
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see you around leute!

Sat 30 March: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Arab Film Festival afterparty, WORM, Rotterdam

WORM and Pantropical proudly host this year’s official Arab Film Festival afterparty. Cheb Gero from the Parisian Akuphone label, Rebel Up Duckfood and Discourse will DJ fantastic old and new dance tunes from the Arab world.

CHEB GERO (fr | Akuphone)
Cheb Gero (Fabrice Gery) is a music lover who runs the international Akuphone label from Paris. Fabrice’s DJ alias illustrates the diversity of the musical worlds he shares: ‘Cheb’ is a homage to Algerian Raï singers, whereas ‘Gero’ refers to the Japanese noise cult band of the same name, and to his own surname. His DJ sets consist of a broad range of music; Arab, African, and (South East) Asian folk, grooves and beats.
soundcloud.com/cheb-gerohttps://akuphone.com

✹ DUCKFOOD (roffa | Pantropical, Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Because of his love for the Maghreb and Arab music he is hellbent to make something extra special of this evening.
soundcloud.com/rebeluppa/zl-alibah-rebel-up-libya-duckfood-stomper

DISCOURSE (ir/nl | Fwd: Gher Space)
discourse (Katayoun Arian) is an Iranian-Dutch DJ, curator and writer. She is the founder of Fwd: Gher Space, an Amsterdam-based platform that aims to be a home for a growing community of women and female DJs in particular. The platform strives to connect music loving audiences, VJs, dancers, artists and allies with different experiences, cultural backgrounds and gender identities, to diverse musical traditions, communities, and venues. Her writing often deals with questions of decoloniality and communality.
soundcloud.com/katayounamsterdam

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location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
23:00 – 04:00 | door: €5

Pantropical is a frenzied concert/club/dance series focussing on rough-edged tropical music, rural folklore, contemporary club, global bass and more. Pantropical balances the new with the trailblazers of old, seeking out authenticity and new movements.

Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up x Akuphone label night w/ Ko Shin Moon live + dahaW ⅃ꓘ@ OCCII, Amsterdam

Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.

Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.

Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h.
stream us here > http://redlightradio.net

 dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
 
Ko Shin Moon (FR) *live*
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
 
DJ Cheb Gero (Akuphone label / FR)
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix >
https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
 
Rebel Up DJ’s
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.
 
DOORS 21h | €8
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more info www.occii.org

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid