Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
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, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 3 Nov > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #11 w Umoja, Au Quai, Bxl

We are super happy to welcome the amazing duo of DJs / producers UMOJA from the Netherlands. For several years, UMOJA has been relentlessly switching between DJ performances on major stages and recent studio & recordings sessions with local artists in Uganda and Kenya. Combining a deep knowledge of roots music from Africa, Latin America, Antilles & beyond with a great sense of creativity, they have released a large amount of edits & own productions that leaves no global underground party animal indifferent 🐧🐧🐧

Our local team of global underground DJ’s > DJ Chokkou, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, will also be behind the decks with the clear intention to set the room on fire 🔥🔥🔥

And that’s not all folks – we’ll take care of your eyes also 🙂 Our beloved “visual wizard” Maria Ilia will bring this musical trip to the next level with a special video mapping performance.

〰🔅〰 Umoja 〰🔅〰
curator and initiator of the record labels Piri Piri & INI Movement. Their first release was “Je Ka Lo!”, released in 2012 on INI Movement. Since back then, their voyage has taken the duo to gain support from great artists such as Jeremy Sole, Batida, Nicola Cruz, Sam Redmore, Nickodemus, Gilles Peterson, Alma Negra and many more. They also have been supported by organizations of international reputation like Akwaaba music, Okayafrica, Sound & Colours magazine & Remezcla. Throughout the top productions and remixes, Umoja has delivered several musical treasures such as Bilongo Con Sandunga, Mo Fiya!, Danzi! and La Piragua which have conquered the taste of followers from all over the planet. Since Umoja’s music crosses borders and genres, they have released on some of the best record labels from all over the globe: ZZK (Argentina), MultiCulti (Canada), Sello Regional (Chile), Mawimbi Records (France) and Hot Casa (France). Umoja has managed to stay innovative with their sound and is continuously showcasing their live DJ sets all over Europe and beyond.
http://www.soundcloud.com/umojaworldwide

〰🔅〰 DJ Chokkou 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjChokkou/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino, Arabic & global sounds.
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist with a passion for visuals and sophisticated video mapping on bespoke structures for events and festivals.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut, 1080 Bxl / Molem
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design / MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Hope to see you all there!

Sat 2 June > Giraffes & Penguins #7, Au Quai, Bxl

yes yes, another Giraffes & Penguins party, #7, and perhaps our last for this season at Au Quai.

🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

For this 7th musical night trip, we are very happy to welcome the shaman of global beats Rafael Aragon, who will hypnotize you with his secret and irresistible frequencies. Ofcourse hosted by Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop will move your bodies and souls through the wildest sounds from the global underground!

〰🔅〰 Rafael Aragon 〰🔅〰
The music of Rafael Aragon is cut for the dance floor, rich in bass but delicate, maximalist and highly psychedelic. With a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin and Oriental folk traditions. Mystic chimes, tribal drums and voodoo manners respond to big kicks, hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas.
With his many live and DJ sets in clubs, free parties and festivals all over Europe and South America, Rafael has made a name for himself as a producer, remixer and DJ on the electronic and world music scene with his powerful “global rave” sound.

http://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts party nights, the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, the Rebel Up & Friends livestream on Kiosk Radio, runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds and since march has started Rebel Up records Expect the freshest global sounds from allover!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
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 percussion, 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/

Come with lots of energy and bring your craziest moves.

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from 22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Bxl

Sat 14 April > Giraffes & Penguins #6 @ Au Quai, Bxl

and saturday 14 april, another amazing fun Giraffes & Penguins party!
🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Party animals, dancefloor travellers and global music lovers, it’s time to meet again 😁
Diego Armando (Barcelona) and Dragan (Bxl) will be our special guides for this 6th musical exploration trip around the wildest places on earth, together with Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Diego Armando 〰🔅〰
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona playing an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world.
A 24 h digger moving from Jamaica To Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gypsy rumba Barcelona. His specialty is dancefloor killers from the afroamerican music, exotic themes from Brasil to Africa, & also Disco & Acid house anthems. A true visceral dj who plays vinyls since 20 years active in Barcelona & Catalunya. His name is an hommage to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player from Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this name after a big party in La Costa Brava. He played festivals like Sónar, Faraday, Rock Circus (Italy), Mostra Sonora i Visual & venues like Razzmatazz (BCN) and Sala Apolo (BCN). He also opened for The Streets, Ike Turner, Mdou Moctar, Mammane Sani, KIng Ayisoba or Maceo Parker to name a few. He is part of the Finis Africae collective and also has an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza a venezuelan artist. A clash between roots & electronic music.
http://diegoarmandodj.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

〰🔅〰 Dragan 〰🔅〰
(LaVallée – GranKrew – Radio Panik 105.4 FM – Collectif Z!)
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of musical genres, from jazz to techno, soul, funk, beats, world,…
After a pause in his digging fever, he’s back to his first love. Since the end of 2015, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts LaVallée, Antitapas, Bravo Bxl, Walvis, Bonnefooi, Quest For the Beat.
He’s also part of the team that put up the biggest free outdoor festival in Brussels, the Jam’in Jette festival.
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/
https://www.mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/f-l-u-x-t-e-n-d-u-0-0-0-4-radiopanikorg-brussels/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
as always, expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the 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 percussion, 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/

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doors 22h til 4am
@ Au Quai,
Quai du Hainaut 23

Entrance 5€ /// Doors 22h – 4h
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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/

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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