May Day in Kreuzberg, Berlin, the place to be for a true May Day feel & street style party mayhem > > >
30/04 > Achtung:// Hafla
30/04 + 01/05 > DJ sets at Banja Luka
01/05 @ Ta Cabron taqueria
See you around in Kreuzberg!
This week Rebel Up! SebCat will be in Lisbon for Xmas,
Thursday 22 Dec, SebCat will be spinning tunes @ Crew Hassan, our favorite alternative hangout in the lively Intendente bairro, a music bar combined with a record shop and basement club for the Lisboa underground.
from 22h till 2am
@ Crew Hassan
Rua Andrade 8
should you be in Berlin this weekend, from friday to sunday Rebel Up! SebCat will play 4 gigs.
here it goes!
@ Banja Luka, Oberbaum Strasse (Kreuzberg) > basement party!
@ Wild Wedding festival, Brunnen70, Brunnenstrasse 70 (Gesundbrunnen) > club night
Sunday 2x > afternoon + evening >
Sonntagsknuppel mit Liebhaberei, JK. Schleusenuf
Tropical Klunkerwarp, Klunkerkranlich, Karl Marxstrasse 66, Neukoln (Rooftop party!)
this saturday 19th we organise a special Rebel Up! Sounclash night in the Brussels Beursschouwburg.
a global underground night with live sets and dj sets of ethnic beats through digital folklore, dub and psychedelia.
X.A.Cute (DE) presents Shards
Founded in the early noughties in Berlin, X.A.Cute has been active in different shapes and styles, but the roots always remained the same: dub and hip hop, spiced up with whatever caught the attention of core members, DJs and producers Wuzi Khan and Freak Ass E. Over the years X.A.Cute has recorded and played with artists as (among others) Mike Ladd, Miss Red, Mark Stewart, Infinite Livez, The Shadowhuntaz, Guillermo E. Brown, and Ari Up, with releases on labels as Echo Beach, Moniker Eggplant, Anorakism and Meerkat Recordings. In Summer 2014 MPC-wizzard Guvibosh joined the line-up after moving from Jerusalem to Berlin, adding his russian percussion and a selection of bass heavy beats to the mix. After playing a number of successful club and festival gigs this combination resulted in the digital relase “Shards”. A mirror of the current live-show, it features a storm of samples and scales selected from records and musical cultures around the world, grounded by bass heavy riddims and a subtle dub treatment, including an (authorized) version of Mark Stewart & The Maffia’s “Liberty City” and one of the (nowadays) rare vocal performance from Wuzi Khan. No computers were used on stage or while recording, with about 50% of sequenced beats from the trusted Korg electribe, and 50% of the songs freely tapped in real time and space.
Wuzi Khan: Electribe, Dr. Sample, FX, vocals
Guvibosh: MPS, Kaoss FX
Freak Ass E: EMU Sampler, MIcrokorg, FX, cowbell
Guess What (FR/UK)
Spearheaded by the alter ego’s Luke Warmcop and Graham Mushnik, this duo specializes in obscure metaphysical music and global soundtracks with electronic organs, synthesizers, melodica and electronics that take you through Russia, the Middle East and the 70’s *Giallo* cinema of Italy. Their most recent LP “Al Khawarizmi” is an amazing homage to the 8th century Arabic astronomer Al Khawarizmi who invented algebra and studied the solar system. It’s filled with Middle Eastern, Persian, Indo-Pakistani and Northern African psychedelic grooves from the 60’s and 70’s, belly dance beats enhanced by modern drum sequencing, samples and synthesizers. Expect a heavy dose of eastern psychedelics that will make your mind and body swirl into a higher state.
David Giese aka Joxaren is a Swedish musician with a background in Punk/Dub/Hip Hop/ Electro. Deejaying since the mid-nineties, Joxaren has been focusing on hybrids and intersections of musical styles and fitting it into his peculiar bouncy Skweee sound. Relentlessly hoovering the remotest stitches of the www for the best Tallava wedding jams, trading the latest Manele compilations from the local Romanian beggar on the corner, searching through Egyptian pop charts and of course adding all the news from his fellow Scandinavian Skweee-makers, Joxaren finds ingredients for his motley blend of sounds.
Rebel Up! DJ’s (Bxl)
hosts of the night and no secret to the global underground nightlife in Brussels, organising many different concert & dance nights in venues such as Recyclart, Bonnefooi and Les Ateliers Claus. These dj’s are true selectors, remixers and digital diggers, always looking for that special global beat hidden away from the mainstream ‘world’ music. From the latest electronic beats to traditional folklore, there is a place for all of these in their colourful dj sets. Select global, play local!
5€ presale > 8€ at door
21:30 – 4:00
Rue Orts 20
another special Rebel Up! Soundclash night at Bonnefooi and this time we go to the eastern mediterranean for some arabic spheres!
with special guest Tropikal Camel (ISR / Berlin)
Hailing from Jerusalem, currently living in Berlin, the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Austria, Iraq and Kurdistan and growing up with hearing hebrew, arabic, french and german around him, Roi ‘Rocky’ Asayag is a true mix of Jewish and Arab bloodlines. His Tropikal Camel project is a musical mirror of a seminal journey into his Arabic roots. Soul-searching through his intricate identity, he takes us from Kurdistan and Iraq to Morocco. This is how Tropikal Camel is born; an Arab Jew chasing the lost connection to his Arab culture. Dressed in a Moroccon Kaftan cloak, he becomes a witch doctor, a master of ceremony of a musical journey that tries to raise questions and purify the spirit. His vibrant sound is a maze of dense arabic spheres from the past and present, heavy dancehall bass and tropical electro.
His new single at Shouka records from Tunis:
some action vids >
Hosted by your local Rebel Up! dj residents SebCat & LeBlanc
As always expect a diverse and eclectic mix of tunes from around the world and afro-latin-arab communities. Global bass, digital folk pop, any good beats from the global south, rooted in local traditions… Select global, play local!
The members of Konono n°1 come from an area which sits right across the border between Congo and Angola. Founded over 40 years ago in Kinshasa, their repertoire draws largely on Bazombo trance music, to which they’ve had to incorporate the originally-unwanted distortions of their sound system: an impressive array of home made (and home modified) instruments. Their music is as unique as their tools – the mighty noises and distortions produced by their unique setup has taken their take on traditional Bazombo trance music to outer space.
DJ of the night will be DJ SebCat (Rebel Up! Soundclash) from Brussels with a special Congolese selection!
@ Neue Heimat
VVK: 15 Euro
AK: 18 Euro
this Saturday 7 feb, FreakOuternational is launching a new series of dance parties at Banja bar & beergarden, presenting sounds & rhythms from all over the world, delivered by bold DJs and collectors.
For our first official night we welcome DJ SebCat from the belgian/dutch collective Rebel Up!, and Rocky B, allround musical madman from Jahrusalem.
Hosted by Freak Ass E with guest MC Miss Red (Easy Rider, 3421, The Bug).
SebCat will also be joining Freak Ass E for his FreakOuternational radio show
check out FreakOuternational radio here! >
see FB event here
@ Banja bar
We’re very happy to be playing in Berlin next on Friday the 7th at the ACUD venue in the Prenzlauberg area! We’ll start spinning at 22h, come along if you’re around, FREE entrance for all!
The night is organised by the good folks of the Dutch language institute from the Technische Universitat Berlin.
Here their info text in German;
Die Sprach- und Kulturbörse präsentiert:
Soundclash / Eclectic world sounds from the global underground
DJ / VJ -set mit ‘Rebel Up!’
Die zwei größten Städten der Niederlande, Amsterdam und Rotterdam, in denen schon seit Jahrhunderte Leute aus der ganzen Welt ankommen, auf Durchreise sind oder wieder weggehen, sind auch Ansiedlungsort vom DJ-Kollektiv ‘Rebel Up!’, die eine globale und kulturelle Brei europäischer mestiza beats, gypsy funk, straight-up old skool roots, arabische Sounds, afrikanische Rhythmen, latino cut, asiatische Psychedelica und ernsthafte gritty Elektronica auf geschickte Weise zu kombinieren wissen! Mit anderen Worten: Sehr tanzbar!
Expect a healthy mash of new Eastern European sounds, collected Maroccan berber folkpop and many other dancefolk styles from the global underground with heavy beats and such!
psshhht: next gig back in Amsterdam will be Saturday 29th of august @ OCCII as always, same times etc 🙂
with live set by Process Rebel & MC Coppa (US)!