This month of July we have a 3,5 hours long Nightshop show, 9 albums of the month and new songs, with a big focus on music from Africa. Starting with songs of the day; COVID-19 kologo music from Ghana (Ayuune Sule), and jazz from International Anthem label (by Anteloper and Angel Bat Dawid). Our albums of the month start with desert songwriting by Ak’Chamel (Akuphone), the early tsapiky cassette years by Damily (Bongo Joe), Bandé-Gamboa project between Guiné-Bissau & Cabo Verdian musicians (Heavenly Sweetness) and new ethiofunk by Mulatu Astakte & Black Jesus Experience (Agogo Records). It gets more percussive and electronic with albums by Malawi ritual drumming group Doctor Kanuska Group (1000Hz), Ugandan heavy electro tribalism by Nihiloxica (Crammed Discs), Portuguese percussive dub band HHY & the Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), deep Congolese futurism by Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat) and a Dutch-Sierre Leone EP by producer Ramses3000 (Intercept) and Nigerian female rapper Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc). tune in!
This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.
Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs.
See full tracklisting in comments >
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!
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
Amsterdam Oud West
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.
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
♫ Bantou Mentale (RDC – FR) ♫
Congolese dub-rock hot-wired global beats from Kinshasa Underground
♫ Ko Shin Moon (FR) ♫
Synth Folk Hybrid Techno Collage
♫ Bernard Orchestar (BE) ♫
Électro Oriental Brass
♫ NIDI D’ARAC (IT) ♫
New wave électro pizzica beats
♫ Alizarina (FR) ♫
Ethno Techno Tzigane
♫ Paul Venturi’s fan club (IT) ♫
♫ Antonio & Friends ♫
Itinerant Urban Brass Pizzica
♫ Dazibao Conex (Bra) meets Jakinta Soppress@und ♫
Very Special Guest: Eusebio Martinelli!
Xogn (BE) – Rarest African Tunes
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
We advise to book your tickets 12€ -> http://bit.ly/TicketsAntitapas10Years
All info >
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)
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!
FB event / website
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
4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!
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.
Rebel Up SebCat
Freak Ass E
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.
and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat.
see you around leute!