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!

May Day: 15% discount action on Rebel Up Bandcamp and new digital release by Satanic Samba Trio

hello all,

Bandcamp is again kindly waiving their fees for 24h during May Day, so that artists can receive more money with their digital music sales or merch.

At Rebel Up we combined this with a 15% discount action that will run for the whole weekend until sunday midnight 25 May. Check our Bandcamp page and claim your discount.

And we have another May Day special >

a new digital only release on our label by Satanique Samba Trio titled “Instant Karma”.

Satanique Samba Trio’s most recent release WAS SUPPOSED TO BE the first liquid album in history: taking advantage of the short-lived exposure provided by Instagram Stories, your favorite Brazilian experimental quintet (yes, quintet), known for its brief-but-complex-deconstructed-Brazilian-rhythm-pieces, presented the world with a 15-second lo-fi tune every day throughout the month of February 2019. It’s a true trip into the tropi-concrete world of SS3.

In accordance with Instagram Stories’ rules, each song was available online for exact 24 hours, only to disappear FOREVER, leaving a faint sketch of Brazil’s musical diversity on the ethereal surface of your memory. Ground breaking, right? Yeah, but only for a year or so, as illegally downloaded versions of the tunes started to pop up around the Russian web.
Well, it was fun while it lasted.

The good news is now you can have Instant Karma in your HD as a chock-full digital package. Let it drip.

Thu 6 June: Rebel Up @ Sara Hebe (live) & Maga Bo, Mezrab, Amsterdam

Mezrab presents an evening of Global Fire from the underground!

SARA HEBE (Argentina) – Rap, Cumbia, Electro, Punk, Baile Funk
Sara Hebe is an invitation to bounce, jump, raise your fists, to cumbia-shake your hips and butts, to rock and groove. Her strong voice and powerful stage performance make her to one of the most remarkable female artists from Latinamerica. Together with beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ramiro Jota and drummer Edu Morote she turns every venue and festival upside down.

MAGA BO (Brazil/Usa)
Rio de Janeiro-based DJ/producer is a veteran pioneer of global bass music, with 20+ years of dedicated experience searching out unheralded music bumping from speaker-boxes in the world’s grittiest corners, from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar. Tonight at the Mezrab!

support: Rebel Up SebCat

FB event
Presale online: 12,50 € / At door: 15 EUR

DOORS OPEN: 20.00
SEBCAT: 20.00 – 20.30
MAGA BO: 20.30 – 21.30
SARA HEBE : 21.30
MAGA BO: till closing time

@ Mezrab
Veemkade 576
Amsterdam

Thu 23 March: Rebel Up! @ Try It Loud Brazil; Clube do Choro de Bxl, Pianofabriek

Pianofabriek goes on a search to find the ideal electro-brazil band for you.
Come to this free Thursday night concerts and vote for your favorite group.
The winner will play on Thursday July 6 a set on the feast of the Flemish Community in an open-air festival in Saint-Gilles.

► Clubedochorodebruxelas
Created in August 2016, the Clube do Choro de Bruxelas plays the Brazilian instrumental music, o Choro! This music was born in Rio in the 19th century, result of the encounter between the music of European dances (polca, mazurka, quadrille, waltz …) and African rhythms imported by slaves (lundu, maxixe …). Still played and studied today in Brazil, and always more developed i, other countries, the Choro, as to its origins, is enriched with multiple influences (jazz, other popular music …).

19:00 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)
20:00 – Clube do Choro de Bruxelas
21:30 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)

FREE IN
@ Pianofabriek
Rue du Fort 35, St Gillis

site / FB event

Sat 9 Jan > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam

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They are not satanic, they just make God cry.
They don’t play samba, they decompose samba.
They are not a trio, they are a quintet.
So definitely, they are Satanique Samba Trio!
Imagine Tom Zé without vocals!! Or Captain Beefheart in a Brazilian mood!!!

SATANIC SAMBA TRIO was founded in 2002 with the sole purpose of posing as an idiosyncratic force on Brazilian Music landscape (hence, the reference to the word “Satan”, a derivation of the Hebrew expression shaitan, which in turn can be translated as “the adversary” or “stray”). Two years later, the quintet – not actually a trio – released their debut EP, MISANTROPICALIA.
In 2007, the band unearthed the critically acclaimed LP SANGROU, which led its way into Concerts on Brazilian Soil that also featured names as big as Tom Zé and Naná Vasconcelos. After a 3 year-long recording hiatus, as they toured around Brazil (big country, you know the drill), BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #2 was released with undeniable success. The “putrefaction trilogy” had just started: BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #1 from 2011 (yep, one year AFTER #2) and BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #3 (2013) would eventually follow the conceptual path of decay. By the earlier months of 2014, the band put together a digital compilation called BADTRIPTYCH (Far Out Recordings – UK) intended to lump up the “catchier” songs from the aforemented trilogy. Still in the wake of a creative spike, the quintet (remember: not a trio) released a 7-inch (45 RPM) vinyl record called MÓ BAD on 2015. Now they might be hitting your shores.
If you ever wanted to know how traditional brazilian music would sound if it went absolutely bonkers, Satanique Samba Trio is the fastest and coolest way find it out.
http://www.sataniquesambatrio.com.br/

+ DJ ZJAKKI WILLEMS aka DJ [Z] (BE)
Zjakki is thé world music dj of Belgian radio since a few decades through his Cucamonga and Closing Time World radio show on Radio1. A true specialist of Brazilian music, from folkloric to contemporary dance sounds. Expect everything from Afro-Brazilian rhythms to urban sounds and tropical experiments!

+ REBEL UP! DJ’S + VJ M
to colour the rest of the night into tropical dancefloor bliss and twirling visuals…
6€ in
from 22h30 til 4h
FB event here or see OCCII site.

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid

Thu 29 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Kosta Kostov (BG)

Bruxelles, are you ready for another Rebel Up! Soundclash all nighter at Bonnefooi!!!!!

Kosta in Brazil 2
with special guest Kosta Kostov for all your freshest global sounds!

Both Rebel Up! & Kosta Kostov are part of the Global Club Music Network who are supported by WOMEX. This night is also a nice get together for the international/Belgian/Brussels WOMEX participants from 18h followed by a party all night long. and ofcourse, FREE IN.

Kosta Kostov (BG)
Born in Bulgaria, based in Köln, Germany but at home around the world. Skilled cook, dj and producer Kosta Kostov never stops the search for the best global shake & spicy bounce tunes. His sets are a furious cooking blend of sounds from here and there, including own compositions, remixes and mashups, in which balkan, mediterranian, african & american rootsy flavas meets all the nice bassy styles. From dubstep & ragga through funk & breaks till house & electro. Since 11 years the mastermind of the monthly party Balkan Express (one of the longest running Balkan parties of the world!), he is also resident of the Global Player parties, the Funkhaus Europa Club night in Dortmund of the worldwide music radio station and he even presents a musical cooking radio show called Kostbar. A true man of the world in full flavour!
https://soundcloud.com/kkostov
https://www.mixcloud.com/kkostov/

As always the Rebel Up! crew (SebCat & LeBlanc) will bring the freshest and bounciest global sounds, whether vintage tropical or ethnic electronic bass, it’s all there to hear and feel. Select global, play local!
hear our Womex14 live mix here, or our latest Nightshop radio show.

See FB event or Bonnefooi site

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pieres , BXL
Belgian WOMEX apero from 18h
party from 22h till dawn