In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.
The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)
The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.
As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.
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!
During this summer, our Rebel Up show will be every tuesday from 21h to 22h.
Tonight with new tunes by Anteloper (Imaginary Anthem), Doctor Kanuska Group (Sacral Grooves 1000hz), HHY & The Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc), Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat), Ghetto Kumbé (ZZK Records), Ayuune Sule and more! Tune in live.
We hope you doing fine during this ‘deconfinement’ stage, slowly getting back to normal life. Artists worldwide are still in serious limbo, with no concerts, parties and festivals happening this summer up to september, meaning many of them will continue to have no income from their art for the next few months.
Today Bandcamp again waives their commission fee in support of artists and label, which they will do every 1st friday of the month during this crisis and the summer.
If you would like to support our label and artists, please see our catalogue. We have lowered prices on many digital and physical items, check it out!
It’s that time of the year again, the best-of-the-year lists! It has been an amazing year for Rebel Up, the start of our record label, all the wild parties & events in Brussels, allover Europe and even down into Morocco. Big up to everyone who supported us in any way possible this year, at our nights, with our releases and actions. Best wishes for the end of the year and up to an even better 2019!
Here our lists of favorite albums, compilations and EP’s, according to the Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, our dj sets and other influences.
* Albums of 2019 *
AMMAR 808 – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat Records) BCUC – Emakhosini (Buda Musique / NYAMI NYAMI records) Ayuune Suley – We Have One Destiny (Rebel Up / Makkum Records) Babylon Trio – Habibi (Rebel Up
Moulay Ahmed El Hassani – Atlas Electric (Hive Mind Records) Damily – Valimbilo (Bongo Joe Records) Samba Coco Raízes de Arcoverde – Maga Bo apresenta: Coco Raízes de Arcoverde (Kafundó Records) Zanmari Baré – Voun (Buda Musique
and many more > > > Gaye Su Akyol – Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) Phoenician Drive – Phoenician Drive (SK Records) Ekuka Moriss Sirikiti – Ekuka (Nyege Tapes) Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa: Early Singles (Glitterbeat) Capitol K – Goatherder (Faith And Industry) Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda – El Ndjoum (Carton Records / Airfono) Bégayer – Terrain A Mire, Une Maison Rétive, Contrainte Par Le Toit (Bongo Joe) Baloji – 137 Avenue Kaniama (Bella Union) Docteur Nico – Dieu de la Guitarre (Planet Ilunga) Baba Commandant – Siri Ba Kele (Sublime Frequencies) Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra – A Todo Dar (Rebel Up) Luc Mishalle & Marockin’ Brass – Beats & Pieces (Rebel Up) Mubashira Mataali Group – Mubashira Mataali Group (Blip Discs) Bernard Orchestar – Le Futur du Passé (Coucou Label) Cyril Cyril – Certaine Ruines (Born Bad Records) Novalima – Ch’usay (Wonderwheel Recordings) Chancha Via Circuito – Bienaventuranza (Wonderwheel) Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital) Pierre Sandwidi – Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980 (Born Bad Records) Saint Abdullah – Ta Tash (Boomarm Nation) Khalab – Black Noise (On the Corner) Fofoulah – Daega Rek (Glitterbeat) Senyawa – Sujud (Sublime Frequencies) Ahmoudou Madassane – Zerzura OST (Sahel Sounds) Etran de l’Aïr – No1 (Sahel Sounds) Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse! Records) Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat – Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat In a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation) Indianizer – Zenith (Edison Box) Guy One – #1 (Philophon) Zuli – Terminal (UIQ) Formation Boyz – Ukuvuka (GQOM OH) Kwi Bamba & l’Orchestre de Gama Berema (Ouch Records) Alasdair Robert, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous – Au Cube (Okraina Records) Basa Basa – Homowo (Vintage Voudou) Hany Mehanna – The Miracles of the Seven Dances (Radio Martiko) Jowaa – Asokpor 1.0 (Akwaaba Music) Bamba Pana – Poaa (Nyege Tapes) Merope – Naktes (Granvat) MISS RED – K.O. (Pressure) Dur-Dur Band – Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) Tallawit Timbouctou – Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) Troupe Ecole Tudu – Oyiwane (Sahel Sounds) Liraz – Naz (Dead Sea Records) Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat) Altin Gun – On (Bongo Joe Feeling Kréyol – Las Palé (Strut) Tasos Stamou – Musique Con Crete (Discrepant) Sugai Ken – てれんてくだ – tele-n-tech-da (Discrepant) Muqata’a – Inkanakuntu (Souk Records) The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone) Jungle By Night – Livingstone (New Dawn) Qhizzo – Gqom Plug (Akwaaba Music) Tonga Boys – Vindodo (1000HZ) Ericamour Yovogan & Quentin Nicolaï – Wututu (Tanuki Records) Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1 (Radio Khiyaban) John Johanna – I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes (Faith and Industry) Kaba – Kaba (Chouette)
* Compilations * Arabstazy – Under Frustration Vol 1 (Shouka / Rebel Up) V/A – Nouvelle Ambiance (Nouvelle Ambiance) V/A – Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato Records) V/A – Zamaan Ya Sukkar (Radio Martiko) V/A – Music of Southern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Music of Northern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Saz Power (Ironhand Records) V/A – Disques Debs International vol. 1 (Strut) V/A – Hystereofônica Vol. 3 (Tropical Twista Records) V/A – Diatribes (University of Tropical Sound) V/A – 10 YRS LATER: A Global Club Compilation (Lowup) V/A – Discophilia Belgium: Next-door-disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium 1975-1987 (Sdban Records) V/A – Kafundó Apresenta Coco Raízes de Arcoverde REMIXED (Kafundo Records) Uproot Andy – Bumper to Bumper (Studio 189)
* Singles & EP’s * Apichat Pakwan – Leh Dub (Animist Records) Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers – Electric Mambo (Angstrom Records) Cigarra – Ato EP (Tropical Twista Records) Conjuntos Jovens Africanos – Nhu Djon / Volta Pa Terra EP (Ostinato) Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Lights Of Khonvoum (HARD FIST) Dengue Dengue Dengue – Son de los Diablos (ENCHUFADA) Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Ermine EP (Bongo Joe) ESINAM – Esinam (Sdban Records) Go Dugong – Vidita EP (Global Hybrid Records) Hava Bektesi & Love-Songs – Bukuroshja e Lales / Delay EP (Hans E. Platte) KOKOKO! – Liboso EP (Transgressive) Lee Dodou & The Polyversal Souls – Basa Basa EP (Philophon) The Mauskovic Dance Band – Down in the Basement EP (Soundway) Miss Red – Dagga / One Shot Killer EP (Pressure) mUnO – Coplas Teluricas EP (self released) OK Jazz / KO Jazz – Luvumbu Ndoki / Ludiata Nangwi EP (Planet Ilunga) ONIPA – Open My Eyes EP (Wormfood) Qwasa Qwasa – C’est quoi ça? EP (Lowup) Sheitan Brothers – Breaking Trad EP (Zelaian Disco Club) V/A – Princes Of Abzu موالي أبزو (Hard Fist) YĪN YĪN – Dion Ysiusk EP (Bongo Joe)
2x Rebel Up action on friday night. can you keep up? 😉
starting the evening at the new underground venue Le Lac next to Petit Chateau refugee centre.
Rebel Up & Mediatheque NGHE present an evening with Ayuune Sule (Ghana). Ayuune Sule (Kumasi, Ghana)
One of the great kologo players of Ghana and part of the world famous KING AYISOBA Band. In March, his contemporary Ghanaian solo album “We Have One Destiny” was released on Makkum Records and Rebel Up Records and this is his official release party and 1st solo show in Brussels. Ayuune Sule is known as the right hand man to King Ayisoba’s band and this solo album is with his own powerful songs. From traditional kologo songs to urban azonto & hiplife productions. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time brims with forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice. https://ayuunesule.bandcamp.com/
Sule Ayuune (Kumasi, Ghana)
one of the great kologo players of Ghana and part of the world famous KING AYISOBA Band. In March, Rebel Up & Makkum Records released his amazing, contemporary Ghanaian solo album “We Have One Destiny” and this is his official release party for the NL & BE tour.
Ayuune Sule is the right hand man to King Ayisoba’s band and this is his solo album with his own powerful songs. From traditional kologo songs to urban azonto & hiplife productions. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time brims with forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice. https://ayuunesule.bandcamp.com/
DJ Katapila (Ghana, Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Ghanaian producer and disc jockey, DJ Katapila makes Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music. https://djkatapila.bandcamp.com/album/aroo-ep