Fri 20 July > Rebel Up & Friends @ Archipel Bxl Le Bains, Bxl w/ special guest Aero Manyelo (SA)

This friday evening >
☀ Rebel Up & Friends • Archipel free open-air ☀

The second edition of Archipel sets a sunnier scene on a decidedly open-air theme. Archipel 2018 will be completely free, focussing fully on outdoor electronic and urban music to foster a friendly atmosphere for dance experiences. Setup at the heart of the Brussels Beach, by the Kanal-Centre Pompidou museum on the Quai des Péniches, the Archipel dance floor is a chill zone with bars against a tropical guinguette backdrop with bamboo sculptures by artist Georges Cuvillier.

Special guest AERO MANYELO (South Africa)

Aero Manyelo
Born in Zebediela, Limpopo in 1987, and growing up in the Johannesburg township of Ivory Park, Manyelo was influenced by his father’s love of jazz – and his music has a depth that distinguishes it from South Africa’s plethora of house music. Township Electro is how Manyelo describes his sound and sees him ready to take it to increasing numbers of fans around the globe and at home. Over the past decade, Manyelo’s career has been rapidly gaining momentum on the back of a string of releases on labels such as Out Here Records, Akwaaba Music, Get Physical Music and his own label Herbal 3 Records. His considerable remix skills have also been in demand (Amadou & Mariam’s “Ce N’est Pas Bon” and Jupiter & Okwess International’s “Margarita”), while his original tracks have been included in several high-profile international compilations, and has worked with many renowned artists.

Rebel Up SebCat & Leblanc
In the Brussels scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *global* music and electronic ethnic sounds. Expect a raw set of the freshest global sounds.

Rafael Aragon
Part of Brussels Global Hybrid Records collective, the music of Rafael Aragon is clearly cut for the dance floor, with a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin, Oriental folk traditions, mystic chimes, tribal drums and voodoo manners Expect hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas. He is a versatile producer and remixer and has released on international underground labels such as Caballito, Folcore, Babylon Records, Kybele, Regional and Curuba.

Le Grand Méchant Loop
The originator of one of Bxl hottest monthly global parties Giraffes & Penguins. Le Grand Méchant Loop is a world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!

FB event
18h to midnight.

2 Brussels nights coming up; thu 21st. july Rebel Up! Soundclash #4 @ Recyclart & fri 22nd july dj @ Bxl-Les-Bains/Brussel Bad

hah, it’s Belgian national holiday time this thursday, where every Belgian feels very proud of being a Belgian, ahum. and what will we do? play some non-western global music, yeah!
This 4th Rebel Up! night in Brussels will take us to another dimension; that of the internet and streaming music clips from far away parts of the world. Youtube a go go.

The music video/dvd/clip is currently thé most versatile medium in Africa, Asia and South America to spread music and culture. The growing access to internet in these part of the world has made it possible that more and more of these music clips find their way on Youtube so that even people here in the West can look and listen to music and artists from all corners of the world. The Rebel Up! dj`s will play a personal Youtube selection of unknown lo-fi pop, digital folk psyche clips straight out of this neverending treasure cave, all projected on a big screen (inside & outside) and in full sound.

Loyal to the Rebel Up! philosophy, this night is a fundraiser for a local, independent NGO: the Brussels foundation Les Petits Samurais, that offers basic help to children from immigrants who are without papers and without assured accomodation. The organisation will give a short presentation during this evening.

See full programme in detail on the Recyclart site or check our facebook event.

19:00 > 22:00
(Darcyr & Leblanc, Sebcat, Quilombo, Lowdjo)
22:00 > 23:00
film selection PERISCOPE #3 by
La Vidéothèque Nomade

23:00 > 01:00


global lo fi & folkpop psyche youtube night
Bar Recyclart – gratis

and on friday, more music follows.

Rebel Up! dj SebCat will join Funky Bompa at the temporary beach of Bxl-Les-Bains/Brussel Bad on the Akenkaai/Quai des Peniches.  From 17:00 till 23:00h we’ll spin tropical vintage tunes from afro & latino spheres in the La Croisetteke tent (handy for if it should rain!). and yup, it’s free in as well.

See the BLB-BB site or check the facebook event.