This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.
On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes. Our lineup & timetable:
12:00 Tig & Axl 13:30 Drache Musicale 14:30 Beat Brother 15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop 17:00 KAU trio (live) 18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi) 19:00: Pso Man 20:30 ESINAM (live) 21:30 Rebel Up SebCat 23:00 Susobrino (live) 00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki 01:30 Rafael Aragon
There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.
For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.
Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present: ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT
Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00 Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.
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 allover the city. 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. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.rebelup.org/ https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala) Rafael Aragon’s sound is powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid) Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out. https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother
Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins) They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents. https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/
LOCATION: — FFORMATT — RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7 1000 BRUSSELS
– Smoking Room Inside – Chill Out space – No noise outside – All tribes welcome Design by Ana Penafiel Marcano
Great news, this weekend Rebel Up is hosting the new KiosQ dj stage at Esperanzah Festival on friday & saturday. We invited Brussels crews Global Hybrid Records and Giraffes & Penguins to join us, for a real special sounds from the global underground vibe.
Also lots of great artists playing at the festival > Ibeyi, Delgres, Babylon Trio, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Saodaj, Pongo, Les Ogres de Barback, Le Motel and so much more. On sunday our friends of Radio Bistrot will take over the KiosQ stage from us.
This thursday afternoon, Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with special guest Beat Brother (Global Hybrid Records) or a nice Esperanzah festival special. Come hang with us or tune in from 16 to 18h via the Kiosk Radio livestream or our FB page. Also Kiosk Radio tshirts are up for sale at the bar!
another edition of Borgofuturo social camp and festival in the Appenine region of Italy!
A real nice programme in the village of Ripe San Ginesio with 3 days of social camp and 3 days of music. Also workshops, documentaries, theatre and more. See all information on their website.
Rebel Up SebCat will close the night on friday in Arena la Cava stage after Chancha Via Circuito band, and before that Susobrino will be playing as well. On saturday an afternoon chill dj session together with local dj Notav and maybe some more tunes at the afterparty. Also DJ Beat Brother (Global Hybrid), DJ Lavalamp, Fossick Project, Fabio Celenza, Asciano Celestini, Carlo Pettrini, Giovanni Truppi, Sweet Life Society and many more artists will play.
Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins! a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!
Live acts >
KEL ASSOUF – Tamashek rock, BXL Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey. https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere https://www.kelassouf.com
Ibaaku – electronic Senegal sounds, Dakar Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals. https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s