Sat 7 Sept > Rebel Up Records release party “Awakening Spirits” @ Aperodroom See U, Bxl

Join us for a Rebel Up Records saturday at APERODROOM SEE U from 2pm. Relaxing time around our guinguette & food trucks. Album release party of “Awakening Spirits” by Tropikal Camel.

Tropikal Camel (IS / Berlin Arabstazy)
Special guest is Tropikal Camel who will live present his new album “Awakening Spirits”, released just before summer on Brussels label Rebel Up Records. The new urban sound of Middle Eastern/North African futurism, an original fusion between traditional Arabic music with cutting edge electronic sounds. It is a quest for a new identity, one which has been released by colonialist thinking. One that has respect to the past but with heads up to the future, urban but tribal, dramatic but minimal, full of contradictions but keeping the balance. Electronic music that has a meaning and a story.
https://tropicalcamel.bandcamp.com/album/awakening-spirits
https://soundcloud.com/tropikalcamel
https://www.rockybb.org/
Interview + mixtape on Tsugi blog (in French) > http://tiny.cc/qq72bz

“Awakening Spirits” will be on sale during the event as normal & colour vinyl edition (15/20€), cassette (8€) and digital download codes (5€), CHOICE!


Tropical DJipsies (Brussels)
They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries 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.

Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Global Hybrid Records, Brussels)
Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident, member of the Global Hybrid collective, nomadic dj, skilled producer, superb remixer and avid globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

Hosted by Rebel Up DJ’s

TIMETABLE ♥
14h00 – 16h00 Aperodroom sounds
16h00 – 17h30 Tropical DJipsies
17h30 – 19h00 Rafael Aragon
19h00 – 20h30 Rebel Up DJ’s
20h30 – 22h00 Tropikal Camel *live*


FB event / website

@ SEE U
Kroonlaan 227 Av. de la Couronne
Rue Fritz Toussaint 8 Fritz Toussaintstraat
Brussels Ixelles 1050


Bus | Tram | Train : 95, N08 | 7, 25 | Etterbeek Station
On site parking for bikes & scooters

Support the project
The entrance is FREE
Buy at the bar | trucks
Keep the place clean

10-14 June: Rebel Up @ Outernational Friend:Ship tour in Berlin & Hamburg

4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!

PRAED
Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics.
In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The duo’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Like an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outer-national musical caravan, meandering in a world of free-beat. Their eclectic ingredients create an alchemical soup ranging from jazz-infused atavistic-futurism to frequency meditation. Featuring original artworks exploring the realms of syncretism, environments are brought to life via live-drawing projections and spaces transformed into temples of spontaneity. Creating soundscapes that glimpse into synchronistic magic, the bizarre participants of this ensemble remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely tricksters? The band was founded on Christmas 2017, by secretly transforming the backroom of an abandoned Ottoman building adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem into a temporary musical space.

Within the two weeks of its existence, the Center morphed into an ever-evolving and collaborative idea. Like a caravan which collects participants as it travels, a growing group of ‘outernational’ musicians are being magnetized. Carrying the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center within themselves, they gather on occasion for recording and performing. Free beat.

+ DJ’s
Rebel Up SebCat
Alexa D!Saster
Freak Ass E
Dokia


check all tour dates below!

Monday 10 june in Ziegrastrasse 11. Private event, doors 20h

Next day tuesday, 11 june, 2nd chance in Berlin at Arkaoda club.
FB event

and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat.
FB event

see you around leute!

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.




Thu 24 + Fri 25 Jan > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin (DE)

hello folks!


Rebel Up SebCat will be in Berlin for a few days, playing at 2 gig.

First up > African Beats & Pieces guitar special @ Monarch.

African Beats & Pieces ★ is an event series dedicated to the music of Africa and its diaspora.

SIX STRING SPECIAL: THE MAGICAL SOUNDS OF AFRICAN GUITARS

From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative three-chords blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Rebel Up SebCat & DJ Mixanthrope will spend a whole night exploring the countless genres prominently featuring the six-stringed instrument: High-Life, Soukous, Benga, Rumba, Jùjú, Chimurenga, Afrobeat, Tuareg, Ndombolo, Coladeira, Coupé-Décalé, Bikutsi & more!

There is a wide a range of dynamic finger-picking legends to pay tribute to: Djelimady Tounkara, Diblo Dibala, Ali Farka Touré (featured on the banner!), King Sunny Adé, Ebo Taylor, Oliver Mtukudzi, Franco Luambo, Docteur Nico, Koo Nimo, Souzy Kasseya & more! The dancefloor will be kept in motion with guitar-driven grooves and electrifying riffs all night long!

Full info > FB event

from 22h to 5am
@ Monarch
Skalitzerstrasse 134 / 1st floor
10999 Berlin



and on friday 25th, SebCat will spin global sounds at the magical Trickster with an array of international Berlin friends.
it’s all hush hush, so if you want to come, send us an email 🙂


22 + 23 sept > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin > 4th FreakOuternational Vinyl Market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg & Tropical Timewarp @ Klunkerkranich

Berlin! 2 gigs >

on saturday 22 september, 4th FreakOuternational vinyl market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Summer season ends with the 4th market and a big bang of an after party! As usual they offer vinyl, used and new, as well as equipment, instruments and arts. After dark we celebrate a great summer with all you waxheads, helpers, DJs, artists, regulars, irregulars, visitors, guests, and supporters.

4 pm Biergarten ***FREE ENTRY***
Vinyl market & Pop-Up radio
with DJ Rebel Up SebCat & Freak A§§ E (FreakOuternational)

9.30 pm Kaminzimmer room
Concerts & Party

Live:
Okou (Paris/Berlin)
SAADI (SYR/NYC)
Taha feat. Amer Wakka (SYR/DE)
DJs:
Rebel Up SebCat
Shalaby (EGY)
Freak A§§ E

Okou
Afrofuturistic dance sensation! Singer Tatiana Heintz was born in Cote d’Ivore and has been a musical nomad ever since. She is singing in English, French and Bété, backed by multi instrumentalist Gilbert Trefzger on slide guitar and bass pedal. Third man is Ghost Nebula alias Konaté Thiemöko Alain-Stéphane on electronics.
https://vimeo.com/278151576

SAADI
Born in Syria and raised in the US, Boshra AlSaadi is a typical product of the multicultural music scene of New York. She sang and played bass in bands such as Looker and Teen, as well as a part of the Bubu Gang of the late Janka Nabay, where she also served as musical director. As a solo artists she has released two 45s and will pick up that thread for an exclusive Berlin performance.
saadinyc.bandcamp.com

Taha feat. Amer Wakka
Taha, a Syrian MC and producer, amalgamates postmodern prose, contemporary poetry, Arabic rap, and classical poetry. Taha’s music and texts draw on memory, emanating from displacement, exile, nostalgia, and the politics of home and identity.
Special guest Amer Wakka is a hip hop artist originally from Damascus, who has been gaining recognition in the Arab world after performing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and his native Syria. Since his escape in 2015 Amer lives in Germany, but remains true to his mother tongue – Rap Arabi fi Almania – Arab rap in Germany. His first EP “CHAUA” was released earlier this year with “Bezirk Zwo”.
bezirkzwo.de/project/amer-wakka-chaua-ep

Rebel Up SebCat
The Belgian soul brother of Freak A$$ E, with his Rebel Up! collective following the same mission as the FreakOuternational: championing and supporting the network of outernational musicianship, be it on the radio, at parties and concerts, or on wax. His mixes are a wild ride across all borders and fences..

Shalaby (Okou)
Musical Nomad with swiss / egyptian roots and a deep knowledge of all things with strings. He plays electric and acoustic oud, as well as guitars, banjo and pedal bass in various projects including Mando & Gilbert and Okou (see above). As a DJ he journeys with ease between the west and the east. soundcloud.com/gilberttrefzger/mixtape-1-dj-shalaby

Freak S.E. (FreakOuternational)
The DJ with rots in Dub & Drum’n’Bass is hosting the FreakOuternational Radio Show on multicult.fm and the monthly FreakOuternational Vinyl Night at Monarch. He is co-founder of undestructible dub lab X.A.CUTE, plays drums in power duo Atomvulkan Britz and various instruments in the latest incarnation of the Mystical Communication Service.
always a pleasure
mixcloud.com/FreakAssE

Supported by Musicboard Berlin
FB event
@ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin

and on sunday 23 september, Rebel Up SebCat will play at the Tropical Timewarp party in the Klunkerkranich rooftop venue in Neukoln area.

Tropical Timewarp is back for another high altitude session at Klunkerkranich! Joining us for some fresh mountain air on the ‘Hinter den Alpen’ upper deck dance floor some very special guests.. Providing an eclectic mix of tropical tunes from Lagos to London via Bogotá >>>

Rebel Up SebCat
David Tinning (Cashmere Radio / Bush of Ghosts / Santuri Safari)
santurisafari.org/soundcloud.com/davidwtinning

The Soulvendor & BestMate? – (Tropical Timewarp)
tropicaltimewarp.orgmixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp
soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp

FB event
from 18 til midnight
@ Klunkerkranich
Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin