January 2021; Rebel Up radio shows & sessions; Nightshop, BRUZZ & Kiosk Radio

January 2021, starting this year positive and more hopeful than last yearwith some radio shows and sessions.

Our monthly show of Rebel Up Nightshop for Radio Campus Bruxelles, with 9 albums of the month between folk, jazz, psychedelic rock, arabic experimentalism, afro bass and more.
With Rico Medeiros / Front Chaud in quarantine, Didi of Tropical DJipsies stepped in to help presenting the show with SebCat. Tune in here >>

we also had our Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with special guest and good friend Rafael Aragon (support him via his Bandcamp!). Listen here >>>

and we also had our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ, live interviews with DJ Carie aka La Dame and Lee Bass of Gato Preto and presenting new productions by them. Check it out here >>

Saturday 12.12 > Rebel Up Nightshop (December) show on Radio Campus Bruxelles

Saturday 12 Dec, +3 hours of Rebel Up Nightshop radio show for December.

With songs and new albums by Selene Saint-Aimé, Altin Gun, Chicha Libre, Derun, Las Lloronas, Groupe Lhssan Bouri, Rustam Quliyev, Liraz, Atangana label, Nkumba System, Raúl Monsalve y Los Forajidos, Max Le Daron, Blanc Manioc label, Kebrada label and more!

Listen to the show here, download link in comment section >>>

New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


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.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

new Rebel Up Nightshop show #74 > July, between Africa and beyond

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!

Tue 7.07 > Rebel Up @ Bruzz Radio summer schedule

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.