Thu 21 June > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ The Dwarfs Of East Agouza & Babylon Trio

This thursday evening, a night of Arabic soundclash, choubi choubi & electro chaabi

The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة
Instrumental / Improvisation-based / North African percussion loops / Shimmering keys / West African tinged free jazz guitar / Krautrock-style acoustic bass.

Hailing from the Agouza district of Cairo, Egypt, this brilliant trio consists of Alan Bishop (Acoustic Bass & Alto Sax), Maurice Louca (Keyboards & Drum Machine) and Sam Shalabi (Electric Guitar). In collaboration with Annihaya records, the Akuphone label is very proud to present “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” the long-awaited second album by the Dwarfs of East Agouza.

Following their acclaimed first album “Bes “, this new long play is composed of two hypnotic journeys: “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” and “Ringa Mask Koshary” which was recorded in Cairo in September of 2015. Mesmerizing electric guitar parts, frenetic beats, both supported by the deep sound of Alan’s acoustic bass create a new magical Egyptian soundscape. Vinyl version is a limited edition with a beautiful hot-foil stamped sleeve that magnifies the red metallic rats and a wonderful printed inner sleeve.

Maurice Louca (keyboards/electronics) (Lekhfa, Alif, Bikya)
Sam Shalabi (electric guitar/synth) (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect)
Alan Bishop (guitar/saxophone/vocals) Sun City Girls, The Invisible Hands, Alvarius B., SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
https://soundcloud.com/annihaya-records/the-dwarfs-of-east-agouza-rats-dont-eat-synthesizers-edit

Babylon Trio (IQ)
Iraqi music, contemporary music, Arabic music, choubi choubi, experimental, electro chaabi, electro arabic. Babylon Trio is a young Iraqi trio based in Brussels, Belgium that plays electrified contemporary Iraqi music, from choubi choubi to dabke and classical styles. The three Iraqi musicians of Babylon Trio arrived in Belgium in 2015-2016 as refugees of the war in Iraq. Arkan Mushtak hails from Baghdad, where since his childhood has has been shaped into a gifted keyboard/piano player by Iraqi master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow Baghdad musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (darbouka, percussion, backing vocals) and Walaa Saad (vocals). Together they play an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic music styles such as chobi chobi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. Recently they released a limited edition cassette of their live show at Nuits Sonores Brussels festival in 2017. After the summer, the trio will release their debut album titled ‘Habibi.be’ on Rebel Up Records, with the help op cultural venue Les Ateliers Claus and Angstrom studio in Brussels. This year will mark the rise of the contemporary Iraqi sound through Belgium and beyond.
https://www.facebook.com/babylontrio/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPvsdSEDk9Y
https://babylontrio.bandcamp.com/

support: Rebel Up DJ’s

All info > FB event / website

€8 | Tickets at door only, No pre-sale!
doors: 21h – 1am

@ OCCII, Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 134

Sat 16 June > Rebel Up 2x in Wallonie! @ Festival Bucolique (near Liege) + Turkitsch

On saturday afternoon, evening & night > Bucolique Festival!
A sweet, organic, cosy, global, artistic micro festival in the countryside near Liège from the afternoon til deep into the night. Rebel Up SebCat will play an afternoon vinyl dj set around 15h.

< LINE UP > 14h – 6am…
Calme Oublié
DJ SebCat (Rebel Up)
Duo de nous deux (Michel Feilner)
Najib Amazigh
Cariban
Mnd-Exp (Global Hybrid Records)
Ultimo Viene Il Corvo
Las Lloronas
Beat Brother
Cedric Blavier (Love is the Answer)
and much more TBC

< PRICE >  7 €

< PLACE >
Cerexhe-Heuseux (between Liège and Verviers)
– 15min from Liège, 1h from Bruxelles
– Parking possible – Free camping – Toilettes – Bar – Food – Special decoration – Good vibes

All info > FB event

address >
Rue du Curé 31,
4632 Soumagne

Then saturday evening > Rebel Up will travel down to the industrial Le Rockerill venue in Charleroi.

a special day in celebration of Turkish culture, with expo, theater, concerts and dj sets. Experimental art by Turkish-Carolo artist Omer Oczetin and traditional Turkish shadow theater Karagöz ve Hacivat by Shems.

══ Concerts ══

Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek
This Turkish singer / multi-instrumentalist has an unheard voice, imbued with both melancholy and desire. She is accompanied by Grup Şimşek musicians and their hypnotic psyche pop from Anatolia. A cocktail of Turkish folk, groove and psychedelism that balm to the heart.

Ko Shin Moon
This duo mixes instrumental and digital compositions, contemporary electronic sounds, traditional music and samples from field recordings, Ko Shin Moon blurs the boundaries.

Lopenstraat
This instrumental sextet from Istanbul integrates bits and pieces of experimental music, an improvised structure and to our greatest happiness, the psyche of Anatolia!

❂ Rebel Up Nightshop DJ’s SebCat & Front Chaud ❂
Turkish delights from the past & present

14h00: Ambiance musicale avec DUKE vs Curver
18h00: shadow theater Shems
20h00: Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek
21h00: Ko Shin Moon
22h00: Lopenstraat
23h00: Rebel Up  Nighshop dj set

► Turkish specialities (buffet)
► Entry: 5€ from 18h
►  website / FB event

Sat 3 Feb Rebel Up Duckfood @ Global Electronic night, Brass, Bxl

Saturday 3 Feb in Bxl > global electronic concert evening at Brass, curated by Rebel Up.  Duckfood will take the honours for the best Rebel Up global sounds.

Expect a night of Ethiopian beats, Oriental electronics, raw chaabi and outernational spheres.

with > > >
Ko Shin Moon *live* (FR)
Ozferti *live* (BE)
Cheb Gero DJ set (FR)
Rebel Up Duckfood dj set (NL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWGayHW6GKQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvHVSZHXK6U
https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

FB event / site

6€ presale, 8€ at door
doors 20h30

@ Brass
Avenue van Volxem 364,
Forest, Bxl

Fri 15 dec > Rebel Up @ Akuphone 2 year birthday, Le Chinois, Paris (FR)

Akuphone birthday party > 2 years and already 10 releases: from Japanese mambo to Sri Lankan pop, Taiwanese psyche, through Laotian synthpop, Balinese gamelans, Tibetan ritualism, Cambodian rock, etc., and without forgetting the signing of Ko Shin Moon!

Rebel Up is proud to be part of this amazing night, spinning a set during this special night in global club Le Chinois, Montrieul, greater Paris.

on the programme :
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dj Samcha (L’Oreille Percée)
Ko Shin Moon live
dj Rebel Up SebCat
dj Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
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Ko Shin Moon

* Analog synthesizers, drum Machines & Oriental lutes *
Mixing instrumental and digital compositions, contemporary electronic sounds, traditional music and samples from field recordings, Ko Shin Moon blurs all the boundaries. Soundtrack of a patchwork crossing, the first LP of the group, released on the label Akuphone, transports the listener to hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages. The time of a break, reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, this funny duo turns the listener into a dancer on an Algerian acid, an electric belly dance, the Greek psyche, the Turkish disco, the Lebanese trap , Thai dance or Lao shoegaze.
http://www.koshinmoon.com/
https://youtu.be/Iu0IpJLA5zw

Samcha (L’Oreille Percée)
Samcha aka L’Oreille Percée collects, collects and, as far as possible, informs the musical media of Thailand, Indonesia, Japan or the Chinese diaspora with a singular detour for Cote d’Ivoire. Ethnologist in partnership with Khun Narin Sin Phin Prayuk during his extra-Asian excursions, this Pierced Ear seeks to trace an itinerary for the ear which, beyond the West, probes music publishing around the world. Listening to what others are listening to, without prejudging what they love, who they are, here is a program that it becomes, today more than ever, possible to achieve.
http://www.loreillepercee.net/

Cheb Gero
Passionate about music and incorrigible collector, Cheb Gero, clears and digs the musical worlds. In 2015, in an “archive” spirit and driven by a desire to “explore the world in music”, he launched Akuphone. In an approach related to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are unknown or have fallen into the oversight. Far from a romantic or fetishistic vision of non-Western music, the goal of the label is to articulate these cultural productions to their historical and political context and to restore them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.
https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero

Rebel Up SebCat
No introduction needed, expect electro-arab tunes from the orient, the diaspora and beyond.

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all info > FB Event / Le Chinois site / Akuphone label
Entrée : 6€ (sur place)
Entrée avec CD du label au choix : 10€ (sur place)
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Le Chinois
6 place du Marché à Montreuil (93100)
Métro : Croix de Chavaux (ligne 9)

Sunday 17 Sept > Rebel Up curates Global Street Sounds @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussel

This sunday 17/09, Rebel Up curates the Global Street Sounds festival at the Ancienne Belgique venue and outside on the Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat in various places and spots. A free day of global sounds & colours during the car free sunday, family friendly and good vibes.

It’s a true block party with concerts inside & outside with international artists & DJ’s, with Meridian Brothers (CO), Joey Le Soldat (BF), Altin Gun (TR/NL), Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio (IQ), Ko Shin Moon (FR), Alizarina (FR), D.WattsRiot (BB), Lee Bass (GH/DE), Baylena (BE) and Rrita Jashari (KV/BE). 
sadly Togo All Stars and Chief Boima both had to cancel due to visa problems, they are replaced by Joey Le Soldat and Lee Bass.

TIMINGS:

STEENSTRAAT AB – BLOCK PARTY
14:00-15:10 Rrita Jashari
16:00-17:00 Baylena Selektah
18:00-19:30 DJ Dave Watts
19:30-21:00 Chief Boima

CALLIGRAFFITI / UPCYCLING – De Brusselse Jeugdhuizen / Jeugdhuis De Branding/JHMJ VieWeide
14:00-17:00: The Difference TheFingers Tv Dema Ouno
Street-art, free T-shirt printing, Audio-art, Graffiti and more.
Free gifts included

DARNA
14:30-15:20 Chalo Coreia
16:15-17:00 Chalo Coreia

ELECTROCUTION
17:45-18:30 Arkan Mushtak

MR EGO
16:45-17:30 Ko Shin Moon

OUTLET STORE
15:40-16:20 Alizarina
20:00-20:40 Alizarina

AB BIG HALL
15:10-16:00 Altin Gun
17:00-18:00 Meridian Bros
21:00-22:30 Joey Le Soldat

from 14h30 til 22:30
Full info: AB website / FB event.

Afterparty with Rebel Up & other dj’s at Bonnefooi!
FB event.