Starting on Friday night atL’Impasse bar in Ixelles, Drache Musicale & Friends w/ SebCat as his guest. from 22h onwards. Vinyl only! Free in @ 17 Place du Châtelain, Ixelles.
On Saturday 13 May, a whole afternoon, evening & night of music in Ghent at the Chinastraat / Bar Bricolage on the dockside area. Organised by La Nature Festival as a warm up to their main festival in June.
The event starts with a vinyl record fair in the afternoon from 14h onwards until 18h30 @ Bar Bricolage outdoor area. Rebel Up, Souma Records and countless other good labels and sellers will be there! FB event of record fair.
There will be outdoor music too, with DJ sets by Souma Records, Rebel Up SebCat, Rafael Aragon and Tropical DJipies crew (Didi & Raql) until 22h.
After this the music & party will go inside at Chinastraat venue next door, with these artists on the programme >>>
Club Night (electronic & uk bass filled night): ⟶ Azu Tiwaline & Beatum HYBRID ⟶ Ben Kaczor ⟶ Daniel[i] ⟶ Yentl.
Rebel Up invites 𝐆𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 The legendary Goulash Disko festival is turning 10y this year, and Brussels is on the map of celebrations with a few events coming up in the next months! Goulash Disko is a human-sized, community-driven festival taking place on the shores of the Adriatic sea, on the remote island of Vis, Croatia. It’s a big family of beautiful souls, sharing the same love for global, underground music, and the celebration of diversity.
On 15 april, a night of live music, international DJ’s, food, visuals and more!
𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐔𝐩 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐂𝐚𝐭 Busy bee SebCat runs the Rebel Up collective and record label, part of Festa Afro Tuga and Giraffes & Penguins crews and promoter/curator of countless parties in Brussels and beyond. He hosts eclectic radio shows & sessions on Radio Campus Bruxelles, BRUZZ and Kiosk Radio. Expect a exploration of contemporary electronic global sounds, grooves, bass and mysterious balkan vibes. https://www.rebelup.org https://www.instagram.com/rebelup_
𝐑𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 Rafael Aragon’s music is trance-inducing, powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience! Goulash Disko veteran and ambassador, Rafael will bring some Komiza fire to Brasserie Illegaal, freshly landed after his first ever Japan tour. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro https://www.instagram.com/rafaelaragondj/
𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 Brass band balkan-anachronique, le Bernard Orchestar fait des pompes tous les matins. Sportifs et hors compétition, les champions de l’équipe à Bernard ont traversé l’Europe de l’Est en courant, jusqu’aux portes de l’Orient. Les joggeurs de demain reviennent maintenant avec un répertoire festif et athlétique, dopé(s) à l’électro. Ce que ces spartiates en survêt’ préfèrent, c’est suer sur scène. Ils branchent les synthés, lustrent les cuivres… C’est parti pour la boum du futur, nostalgique mais visionnaire, musclée mais sensible. Il faut s’échauffer avant d’y aller, mais surtout ne pas les rater! https://bernardorchestar.bandcamp.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK-JgHgmqGKsJGVMsHTyqyQ
𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚 (𝐂𝐋) Based in Berlin, born in Chile and raised all-around western Europe, DJ, producer, journalist and activist Alma Linda is a dancefloor magician, with an open heart and a sharing soul. Her music breaks down borders and is inspired by rhythms from diverse cultural backgrounds, and united through the pulse of electronic beats. She blends these worlds, melodies and musical memories into her most personal stories, delivered right from her bare soul, preaching emancipation and self-love as a political act. https://soundcloud.com/alma_linda https://www.instagram.com/alma_linda_music/
𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 (𝐂𝐎) Luis Felipe Hernandez aka Bleepolar is a DJ / producer hailing from Colombia, bridging the gap between organic and electronic music. He learned music as a drummer, then took his knowledge into the world of music producing and later DJ’ing. Since his debuts as a techno and house producer, he started integrating the rich folkloric tradition of his homeland, with cumbia or champeta. As he develloped as an artist, he kept widening his inspirations to afro-latin music in general, and lately dived into the new sounds of urban Africa, focusing on genres like Afrohouse and Amapiano, while keeping the deep, minimal and elegant electronic aesthetic that became his signature sound. https://www.bleepolar.com/ https://bleepolar.bandcamp.com/
𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐦ï 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐳 (𝐌𝐔) Logeshen Moorgan aka Fourmï Rouz, is a groundbreaking DJ/broadcaster/curator from the multiethnic subtropical island of Mauritius. Now pacing international stages sowing the seeds of musical multiculturalism with panache, Berlin/Zagreb-based jack-of-all-trades Logeshen Moorgan alias Fourmï Rouz has established a name synonymous with panchromatic groove science and genre-unbound open-mindedness, laying the foundation to a body of work marked by an inextinguishable thirst for music in all its forms and manifestations.
Liquid visuals by 𝐖𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐗 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 psychedelic colours moving through water…..
Food: Goulash stew! (végé) by 𝐀𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐧 collective, a resourceful kitchen (with the means at hand), anti-waste (recycling) and festive (long live the good mood!). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity and with social ties! Reserve your plate before saturday noon via: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL (served between 20-23h)
—————————— Brasserie ILLEGAAL rue Bollinckx, 300. 1190, Forest
Parking vélo at venue Gare de Forest Midi / Station Vorst Zuid à 2min te voet – SUPER FACILE ! Bus 73 – Arrêt/halte INTERNATIONAL Bus 78 – Arrêt/halte BOLLINCKX Tram 82 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER Tram 97 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER
on saturday 2 July, Giraffes & Penguins will host several dj slots at the 3 day jazz & folk Brosella festival at the Osseghem park (Atomium). Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Fourmi Rouz will play varied 1 hour sets at 16h30, 19h30, 22h and 23h30.
On sunday 3 July is the free Amsterdam Roots Open Air festival in Oosterpark. Rebel Up SebCat will play a dj set at 16h in the Solar tent run by Oedipus brewery.
Deli Teli performs at 17h30 at the World stage. Also concerts by Deli Teli, Miroca Paris, Groupe RTD Dancing Devils of Djibouti, Aquafaba, Ayom and Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy, Ami Yerewolo, Yallah Yallah party and more.
Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!
On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.
More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.
Lineup >>>> 22h00 Rrita Jashari 23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’ 00h00 Rrita Jashari 00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’ 01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’ 03h30 Rebel Up DJs 05h00 end
Festa Afro Tuga started in 2016 by the NGHE Mediatheque and Rebel Up as a party in Brussels to celebrate Afro Portuguese music culture, with guests DJ’s from Celeste Marisposa, Principe Discos label and live artists from the Afro Portuguese diaspora. 5 epic & wild editions were held so far in various Brussels venues. This edition in the new Recyclart in Molenbeek melts together with the Nightshop concept as an Angolan special. Gente sabi, puxa!
CelesteMariposa (AO/PT / Lisboa) is a DJ from Lisbon who has been known for unconventional sets since 2010: rare vinyl pearls from the Lusophone (‘Portuguese-speaking’) African music, inspired by African ‘bailes’ from the 5 former Portuguese colonies (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, San Tomé & Principé). Most of these recordings are totally unknown in the West but afrobaile is the hot swinging cradle of any kind of groove. A powerful selection from instrumental Cape Verde funana to the raw Angolan merengue and semba, as well as gum from Guinea Bissau and Mozambique marrabenta. Simply irresistible. https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa
Diron Animal (AO/PT) Nirox Romao aka Diron Animal brings infectiously rhythmic dance music from the Angolan ghettos, fusing electronic production with traditional music. He is an ex-member of rock kuduro band Throes + The Shine where he played for several years and released his debut album ‘Alone’ in 2017 on the British Soundway label. Now his 2nd album ‘Pair’ has been released on Rebel Up Records just before summer, so his set is a true first premiere for Brussels! He will perform as a power trio, aided by percussion and guitar. https://dironanimal.bandcamp.com
Lua Preta (AO/PL) Angolan/Polish duo consisting of vocalist/MC Ms. Gia of Angolan descent and experienced Polish DJ and producer Mentalcut. Together they bring the frenetic mixture of modern electronic music and African genres characteristic not only to Ms. Gia’s native Angola but also to the whole continent – including kuduro, afrohouse, gqom and more. They released various EP’s and remixes in the last 2 years and are now awaiting their forthcoming EP “Polaquinha Preta”. https://soundcloud.com/luapreta
DJ Nervoso (STP/ Lisboa) Nervoso was born in São Tomé and Príncipe, but based around Lisbon for more than 2 decades now. As the godfather of the Príncipe label, he is well known for a bare bones approach to rhythm, working the basic hypnotic feel of pounding drums to mesmerizing effect in his permanent quest to make people move. His sound is meant to unite, not divide, the dancefloor. Even before he started producing, Nervoso was quick to perceive that some people were alienated in parties where Angolan kuduro got played, for the simple reason they didn’t command the specific moves associated with the style or its variations. So his production focused on adapting the beats of this much-loved dance music, changing the codes for a more inclusive experience. Some call it techno. https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/dj-nervoso
Let’s shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!
A massive team of DJ’s is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale,Rebel Up LeBlanc, Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩 Nice food cooked with love will be available to give you all energy you’ll need through the night, as well as a shisha corner for a relaxing break 🙂
with special guest: DJ Plead (AU/LB) Melbourne/Naarm based producer who makes unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label. https://soundcloud.com/1djplead