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

Babylon Trio – Habibi > Out now on Rebel Up Records as vinyl LP + digital!

the debut album ‘Habibi‘ by Babylon Trio is out now on Rebel Up Records (RUP006)

The current political state of Iraq is a far cry from what the Iraqi people envisioned. While the western media have largely stopped reporting about Iraq, in the past few months many protests have flared up in the capital Baghdad, Basra and cities allover the country. Persistent water shortages, power cuts, the lack of work and political corruption have angered the Iraqi population and protests have been the general order of the day and increasing by the month. The political elite has dug themselves in, protected and comfortable in governmental compounds, ordering police and the armed forces to crack down on protests with a shoot to kill on sight policy. In 2015, this ignited the first big emigration wave of young people and families leaving Iraq for neighbouring countries and the west and continues to do so. For many, returning seems very unlikely for the time being.

The three Iraqi musicians of Babylon Trio arrived in Belgium in 2015 as refugees of this political and social unrest. Arkan Mushtak is the composer and pinnacle of the band. Like the other members he hails from Baghdad, where from a young age onwards he has been shaped into a talented keyboard and piano player by Iraqi master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (digital percussion, djarbouka and backing vocals) and singer Walaa Saad (vocals) and occasionally joined by Mohammed Algareb (guest percussion).

Babylon Trio plays an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic music styles, such as choubi choubi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. The trio’s debut album “Habibi” features songs about their old life in Iraq and new life in Brussels, Belgium, with topics such as separation from loved ones, love, beauty, honour and pure Arabic party bangers. This year will mark the power of the contemporary Iraqi street sound of Babylon Trio throughout Europe and beyond. Get ready for fire!

Tracklisting:
A
1. Bye Bye My Love ( وداعا يا حبيبي )
2. Iraqi Dabka Choubi
( چوبي عراقي )
3. Spoiled For Your Eyes
( لاجل عيونك / مدلل )
B
4. Difficult Separation ( فركتك صعبة )
5. Iraqi Prestige ( المعزوفة )
6. My Crazy Lover (
حبيبتي المجنونة )
7. The Euro Syrian Dabka (
الدبكة السورية الاوربية )
8. Habibi Trio Mix (Rebel Up Duckfood remix) ( مزيج حبيبي الثلاثي )

Released by Rebel Up Records on 26 september 2018.

Out on vinyl LP in coated cover design, buy on the Rebel Up webshop or via Bandcamp
buy digital album via Bandcamp.
distribution worldwide: N.E.W.S

This album has been made with the support of NGHE Mediatheque, cultural venue Les Ateliers Claus, Angstrom studio and Soylent Green studio in Brussels and everyone who has supported Babylon Trio in the past year, promoting, motivating and organising concerts for them.

produced by Seb Bassleer for Rebel Up Records
recorded at Angstrom Studio by Aymeric de Tapol & Nicolus Ripitus
mixed at Soylent Green Studio by Aymeric de Tapol
mastered by Frederic Alstadt at Angstrom Studio
cover design ‘Tapis’ by Kalām Collectif
(facebook.com/kalamshift)
photo (backcover) by Robert Kroos (flickr.com/mentalyouth)

graphic design by Vanessa Verbeiren

Thu 28 June, Rebel Up 2x > Music-o-Jardin @ Elzenhof + Demarrage IV @ C12

Hello Brussels!

This thursday 28 june, 2 events with Rebel Up tunes 🙂

Music-o-Jardin brings summer vibes to the Elzenhof garden in Ixelles.
Come and enjoy the sun and music with cocktails, kids animation and catering by Our House. Free in!

17:00 => 23:00 DJ SebCat (Rebel Up) > vinyl set!
17:00 => 20:00 Activities for children
17:00 => 21:00 Food by Our House Project
20:00 => 21:30 Match Belgium – England (indoor)

FB event
@ Elzenhof, Avenue Couronne 12, Ixelles

and afterwards, playing at the Demarrage IV night in C12 venue. a free party night, also to celebrate the end of the student exam period.

Theme of the night is DJ set in different BPM tempo’s, changing every hour, with a big array of Bxl & BE dj crews, such as Rebel Up, Mentality, Slagwerk, Under My Garage, Deep in House, Break The Silence, Dar, Lait de Coco and more.

Rebel Up SebCat will do 45mins from 100 to 120 BPM, expect lots of cumbia, dancehall, bass, gqom and afrohouse 🙂

Free in, see you there!
FB Event

@ C12
Grasmarkt 116, 1000 Bxl

Sat 20 Jan > Giraffes & Penguins #4, w/ Nuri (TN) @ Au Quai, Bxl

NEW ETHNO-GROOVE PARTY IN TOWN 🎵 🌶 🎵

Our 4th edition of Giraffes & Penguins already, we’re super happy to announce a live set by Tunisian percussionist, DJ and producer Nuri, coming from Copenhagen to share his ethnic & colorful (there will be visuals too) musical universe with us in Brussels!

He will also join Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Méchant Loop behind the decks to spin global underground tunes that will take control of your body and soul!

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Nuri 〰🔅〰
Nuri is an established name on the Tunisian underground scene, where, as drummer, he has been a part of numerous alternative music projects. Also DJ, he is an impeccable selector and a skilled navigator in the universe of beats and sounds, wrapping traditional and world rhythms in a club house clothing.
Nuri has released his first album “Drup” on Shouka in August 2017.
https://www.mixcloud.com/amine-nouri2/
https://soundcloud.com/nurivibes
https://shouka.bandcamp.com/album/drup

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
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, BSB, La Tentation, Les Ateliers Claus and many other places. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. Soon he will kickstart the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up!). Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussions, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

FB event

Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Fri 24 Nov, Rebel Up @ Bruxellongo, Candance Bar, Bxl

New global dance party in Brussels > Bruxellongo!!!

Tomorrow, friday 24 nov, at Candance bar.
every first and last friday of the month you will have an alternative option to listen the new of the worldwide global underground music in the heart of Brussels.

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ BruXellongo █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁
·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ First Dance Session ♫♪♩·.¸¸.·

▀▄▀▄▀▄BXL INTERNATIONAL LINE UP ▄▀▄▀▄▀

KuraqAbe (PE/Bxl) *host*
Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Sudakah (CO/Bxl)
Le Grand Mechant Loop (Bxl)

Expect everthing from Peruvian bass, chicha, Colombian cumbia & champeta, Latino styles, African beats, Caribbean tropicalism, Arabic sounds and much more!

Free in! + special beer promotions
FB event

22h – 5am
@ Candance Bar
Plattesteen 18,
1000 Bruxelles (3 blocks from “La Bourse”)