Here our latest Rebel Up show on BRUZZ radio, videostream and audio. We did interviews with American-Filipino global bass artist Gingee from Los Angeles, California, German band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble and songs by Alsarah and Turma Do Bençao with Batida, tune in below.
Tonight tuesday 21-22H live Brussels time, our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ radio with new tunes by GUTA aka Cátia Sá (& interview), SAULT, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, Exile Di Brave & Time Cow, Nkom Bivoué ft Sizeless, Tia Maria Produçoes via Príncipe Discos with Dj Danifox, Lycox & Puto Marcio.
Tune in live on the BRUZZ Mixcloud videostream >>>
This mixtape was made by Rebel Up SebCat for Celeste Mariposa‘s radio show Radio Balanço in Lisboa (Vodafone FM) during the April lockdown, as the Festa Afro Tuga party on 10 April in Recyclart got cancelled due to the obvious. The mix is mostly filled with music from the past & present of the Afro Portuguese PALOP scene but not exclusively, with tunes from other African countries and the wider African diaspora included as well, from semba to afrohouse, kuduro, funana and more. Tracklisting can be found in the mixtape comments.
The image used is of the Hand of Timba monument at the Pidjiguiti docks in Porto de Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The Pidjiguiti massacre was a dock worker strike that took place on 3 August 1959 in which the Portuguese colonial authorities killed about 50 people and put the blame on revolutionary party PAIGC (Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). 3 August is now a public day of remembrance in Guinea-Bissau. Near the docks, a large black fist known as the Hand of Timba was erected as a memorial to those killed.
The current political situation in Guiné-Bissau far from good, with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo having taken power via a military coup earlier this year just before the COVID-19 crisis. Soldiers loyal to Embalo took control of national radio and public television buildings, and several public buildings including the government palace and the Palace of Justice to impose their power and ushering a new era of censorship and political oppression.
Are you doing well, moving enough and catching some sun?
Saturday 23.05 > Rebel Up Global Sessions livestream Day #6 already!
with DJ;’s Motacilla (Bxl), Mushug of Octa Push (Lisboa) and Giraffes & Penguins special with Ani of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop!
From 20 til a bit after midnight.
Tune in live via our Rebel Up Twitch video channel , the shows stay archived for 2 weeks there but we also upload them on our Rebel Up YouTube channel.
Some other sessions that you might have missed >
yes yes y’all!
this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.
ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT
Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions
Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
HOSTED BY > > >
Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!
Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.
Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions
in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss
All info > FB event
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment
This weekend, triple Rebel Up action during 3 days of the Nuits Sonores festival in Brussels and the brocante day at Allee du Kaai. Busy programme indeed!
Starting on friday 28 sept > BRASS X REBEL UP, Night #1 / The Loop
Rebel Up curates an electro latino night for Nuits Sonores @ BRASS venue in Forest.
with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the latin underground:
Nova Materia (CL/FR/ live), Usted (ES/ live), Meneo (GT/ live) and Rebel Up DJ’s, Muevelo DJ’s (AR/CL/FR) and Andr’s R (VZ).
Expect everything from experimental electro latino pop to 8 bit reggaeton, electropical, dembow, cumbia beats, moombahton and beyond!
Rue Van Volxemlaan 364, 1190 Brussels
Next day, saturday 29 sept, there is the brocante at Allee du Kaai with 2nd hand market, vinyl market, live concerts and dj sets.Rebel Up will be present with the vinyl distro but also spinning tunes during the afternoon on the Giraffe & Penguins soundsystem.
In the evening:
Nuits Sonores Night #2 > Rebel Up DJ Leblanc @ African Takeover night in Bozar, Terarken room.
with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the african underground:
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), DJ Nigga Fox (PT / Principe), DJ Kampire (UG / Nyege Tapes) and Rebel Up Leblanc.
from Leblanc, expect an ethnic warm up opening dj set from western africa into the sahel and afterwards all night long global sounds, South-African electronic, western african traditional, electro – kuduro mix and more.
Also on saturday evening, but not part of the festival, Rebel Up artists Babylon Trio will perform at the Ancienne Belgique, in the big room!
It’s the goodbye concert of Belgium’s punk post rock band Madensuyu, after 25 years.
Babylon Trio will open the evening with a live set at 19h, and we might even have some vinyls of their debut album ‘Habibi’ for sale! 🙂
and if all that is not enough and you still have energy >
On sunday 30 sept, day #3 at La Vallée during the last day of Nuits Sonores festival.
Hosted by Bxl collective Les Actionnaires, there will be another vinyl market and the Rebel Up distro will be present.
With art installations of various artists and concerts by Kasparov Not Kasparov and Die Wilde Jagd and DJ’s La souris et l’éléphant b2b Tushen Raï, Nixie’s and Pim’s (Sheitan Brothers) b2b Prince Off.
From 14h onwards. FREE IN!
@ La Vallee
38 Rue Alphonse Lavallee
well, we hope to see you at one of these 5 events, and perhaps even more 🙂