Sat 22 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash: Chancha Via Circuito (AR) + Muevelo! dj’s (Grandpamini & Pedrolito)

rebelup_22nov_poster_smallYo folks,

our next Rebel Up! Soundclash party has a Latin-American flavor, with special guests from Argentina & Chile! You know what that means! Cumbia, cumbiaton, reggaeton, merengue, dembow, tribal, global bass, andean folklore, narco electronics & twerk folk! In short; not to be missed 🙂

with special guests >
Chancha Via Circuito
One of the foremost exponents of Argentina’s digital cumbia scene, Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito has released 2 albums on Buenos Aires’ famed ZZK label and just released his 3rd album Amanasara on Brussels label Crammed Discs. Their blend of Argentinian folklore, Paraguayan harp and Andean mysticism, all processed through Pedro Canale’s own futuristic strain of electronic music, has garnered great reactions: the albums were hailed by Pitchfork and the New York Times, among others, and Chancha was enlisted for remix work by Gilles Peterson and Gotan Project. Expect a set of dubby cumbia and minimal electronic folk spheres straight from the Andes!
https://soundcloud.com/chanchaviacircuito
https://soundcloud.com/wonderwheel-recordings/chancha-via-circuito-amansara-mixtape

 

Muevelo! (Grandpamini & Pedrolito)
This Chilean/ Argentinian duo runs the famous Parisian Muevelo parties and are the top of the cream of new latino bass sounds from the americas. Some years ago Grandpamini already made Brussels sweat at a Nightshop party in the Recyclart and we’re happy to invite him again to play his own fun edits of reggaeton beats and tropical bass. mas perreo, mas perreo! Pedrolito is his sidekick at Muevelo and runs a saboroso radio show for Groovalizacion radio. Expect a heavy suave mix of villera street cumbia, tropical bass and dancehall.
https://soundcloud.com/grandpamini
https://soundcloud.com/pedrolitoradioglobal
http://www.mixcloud.com/Pedrolito/

 

Hosted by Rebel Up! dj’s SebCat & LeBlanc
As residents and hosts of the night, Sebcat & LeBlanc will warm up the night and keep it going till late. Expect as always a diverse and eclectic mix of tunes from around the world. Global bass, digital folk pop, any good beats from the global south, rooted in local traditions… Select global, play local!
http://www.mixcloud.com/rebel_uppa/

Visuals by VJ Alerta
Tropidelic visuals by this Chilean wonder girl, who colourfully mashes traditional and modern latin spheres together into a warm digital experience. Wonderful eyeporn for dirty dancing
http://cargocollective.com/alerta

supported by Crammed Discs

FB event here.
5€ before midnight, 7€ after.
@ Salle Rogier *last Rebel Up! party before it closes end of december!!!!*
Passage Rogier, Karel Rogierplein 30 Place Charles Rogier, 1210, Bxl  (metro Rogier)
behind the square & Rogier tower, under Brabant tunnel
google maps >
http://tinyurl.com/sallerogier

 

Fri 18 July > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Recyclart Holidays *Spooky Afrobeat* night

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Yo folks,

this friday a special night at Recyclart as part of the Holidays festival, where Rebel Up! LeBlanc will be playing an electronic african set after the concert of Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen until the end. Get ready to swing yourself into a heavy sweat or get lost in psychedelic guitar trance.

here’s the roll down >

DJ Mukambo
Global roots from the Urb’n’Jungle: afrobeat, Brazilian vibes, soukouss, reggae, Afro-Latin, world fusion, arabesque, global hiphop…

Spookhuisje
“Pscychedelic surf trance” with drones, psychedelica, eastern maqam, bedoïn trance, desert blues, echos from the Anatolian mountains, urban hectics, a camel caravan out of Rajasthan…

Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen
This hyperactive Brussels group brings afrofunk and groove from the West-African 70’s back to life with a bang, They are joined by Oghene Kologbo, guitarist of Fela Kuti’s band and also by by legendary drummer Tony Allen of the same late Fela Kuti. Like he says > “when I play it’s like an orchestra in itself”. Expect fireworks of pure african big band sound on stage.

 

Rebel Up! LeBlanc
will play the dance sounds of digital Africa; the new computer music with melodic and rythmic echoes of local music traditions in modern times. This is what young Africa dances to right now >  hip hop, naija, kuduro, couper décaler, azonto, dancehall, shangaan disco, afrohouse, soukous, funana, kwaito, balani & more…

timings >
22.00-23.00 DJ Mukambo (BE – dj) – outside, free
23.00-24.00 DJ Mukambo    >  inside
24.00-01.30 Spookhuisje (BE – live)
01.45-03.30 Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen (BE/NIG – live)
03.30-05.00 DJ LeBlanc (BE – dj)

 

just 5€ in
See FB event here or the Recyclart site.

Fri 16 May Rebel Up! Sebcat @ Pantropical party, WORM R’dam with Yan Koy & Color Rumba (RDC/BE)

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This coming friday 16 May, Pantropical organises a super special Congolese night in Worm are totally psyched to finally be able to host a rare LIVE show by Color Rumba! They are masters at playing classic Congolese rumba soukous from the sixties to the eighties; super infectious and dancable music! Some of their bandmembers performed with famous Congolese bands such as Franco’s Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz, Zaiko Langa Langa and Demba. Don’t miss out on this one!

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Yan Koy & COLOR RUMBA (RDC/BE)
This band’s mastery of the Congolese soukous from the 1960s to 1980s will bring you to dance! Rumba is a genre of dance music that originated from Cuban Rumba in the Belgian and French Congo during the 1940s and later garnered popularity throughout Africa, followed by the Soukous style with a more modern upbeat sound from the late 70’s onwards. Led by singer Yan Koy, Color Rumba is a band with a revolving cast of members such as luminaries Petit Poisson (guitar), Pappy Muntu (bass), Alonzo Baba (drums) and others who played in famous Congolese bands like Franco’s TPOK Jazz and Zaiko Langa Langa. In their two hour live set, Color Rumba will take you to the Congolese nirvana of tropical rock with beautifully cascading, sparkling guitar melodies, a super tight and hypnotic rhythm section and polyphonic vocals. Absolutely essential!

• ALEX FIGUEIRA (VE – Vintage Voudou, Music with Soul)
Venezolan/Portugese Alex Figueira is a pleasantly obsessed vinyl junkie, label man, musician and dj. He is a true music specialist on afro-venezuelan culture and runs the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in the midst of Amsterdam’s red light district; a treasure trove of obscure 2nd hand tropical gems. Alex also puts out 45’s on his label Music With Soul and plays in the bands Papa Upa and Fumaça Preta. At Pantropical, Alex will spin the dopest African and Caribbean music. Raw but dancable stuff, vinyl only!
http://www.vintagevoudou.com/
http://musicwithsoulrecords.com/

• SEBCAT (BE – Rebel Up!)
This boss man selector operates from Bruxelles; unearthing, filtering and mixing the best diasporic & rougher sounds from the global underground. He’s the motor behind many great party and concert nights in wellknown clubs like the Recyclart and Bonnefooi. Sebcat also writes for Gonzo magazine and recently honoured the seminal Sublime Frequencies label with the ‘Rajasthan Street Music’ 2lp compilation.
http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.rebelup.org/

• LA PANTHЀRE NOIRE (CIV/NL)
Upbeat local kid Dani who once twiddled knobs and rearranged cable salads at Worm as part of the technical team. Using the same moniker for his paintings, he will do the buildup of this night, with a mix of soukous and afrohouse. More of the latter.

+ live images VJ Alerta (CL/NL)

@ Worm
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam, Netherlands
22:00 – 05:00
presale: 7 euro / door: 8 euro

Full info about the party on the WORM website or the FB event page.

Sat 8 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ A.J. Holmes (of Hackney Empire, London) & Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou)

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ahoy folks!

Another Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up with a sweet line up of afrolicious guests.

aj holmes
East London musician A.J.Holmes is the founding member & singer of The Hackney Empire band, who play a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities as a serious warm vibe. A.J. learned to play African *palm wine* guitar music from Folo Graff who played with Sierra Leonese legend S.E. Rogie (the king of palm wine guitar music) and from that moment on he got totally sucked into African music which also resulted into co-organising the succesfull Secousse club nights of tropical madness in London together with global electronic duo Radioclit (M.I.A., The Very Best, Amadou & Mariam). On this night he will play a solo palm wine guitar set as warmup, followed by a super special set with guitar & dj decks at the same time for a unique approach of his mixed African sound. We can only say; not to be missed! Listen to his mixtape & songs of what to expect.

alex f
dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. This passionate spinning man will sure make you bounce & swing with his special delicious selections from the tropics. and oh, it’s his birthday party!!!

Support as ever by your interlocal Rebel Up! dj’swith all kinda fruity & spicy global dance tunes.

A night with vintage & latest dance tunes from Africa, Latin America & Carribean by Rebel Up! dj’s, A.J. Holmes & Alex Figueira!

doors: 22:30
6€ in, profits go to charity!
Brazilian NGO Tiaozinho >  a sports project for children and adolescents in one of the Sao Paulo favela’s
http://www.tiaozinho.org.br/

Sat 8 Feb @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Sat; 15 June; Rebel Up! Soundclash goes Rebetika @ OCCII, A´dam w/ The Kazatzikis (GR)

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This special night will begin in full rebetika style… plus let ´s also support the social protests in Istanbul at Taksim in sound!

The Kazatzikis (GR/ A’dam)
live show by Greek duo The Kazatzikis. Rebetika is the Greek blues from the 20’s and 30’s of last century, sung by Greek immigrants that were kicked out of Asia Minor and Turkey during the wars. Rebetika songs are all about the hard life of an immigrant in the harbours and ghettos of Thessaloniki and Athens, with heavy and dark lyrics that touch drugs, poverty, love drama’s and prostitution. The Kazatzikis will play these old sounds to bring us back to the times of immigrant woes and economic crisis, perhaps a familiar parallel to the present times. Their set will begin around 23:30, so please arrive on time!

followed before and after by these dj’s > >

Rebel Up! dj’s
will play a rebetika warm-up set with old folk sounds and original vinyl records brought from Thessaloniki,
get a rough pre-taste here;
http://tinyurl.com/rebetika-up

El Buho (Subtropikal/Fantastica)
This night owl is the resident dj of A’dam Subtropikal crew who has a love for all sounds global, whether in swinging folk tunes to sturdy tropical bass, joining us for the first and surely not the last time.

Roccii Markyahno (Rush Hour/ AV Club)
This mysterious dj often shares his special global record collection in OCCII and we are happy to have him on board for a first time at Rebel Up! Expect some nice gems and rough jewels for the ear of the beholder.
http://www.mixcloud.com/propersongs/dj-cafe-pigs-proper-songs-in-different-tongues/

Like always our profit goes to a charity as in a small NGO. Coucha Camp Refugees in Morocco. 262 refugees are on hungerstrike due to closure of their UNHCR camp in Medenine. more info; http://chouchaprotest.noblogs.org/

FB event
5€ at the door
doors; 22h30 til 4:00
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West
www.occii.org

Sat. 20 Apr; Rebel Up! Soundclash Sufi/Electro Chaabi night w/ Ali Kawa Brothers & Qawwali Party (IN) + Cairo Liberation Front

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After last week’s amazing night with Konono No1, a fresh Soundclash night coming up @ OCCII again! It will be a special eastern/arabic theme night with mystical Sufi/Qawwali music from India, revolution electro Shabi sounds, dabke from the middle east and much much more!!!!

Ali Kawa Brothers & Qawwali Party (IN)
trancedental Sufi & Qawwali music by muscians from Rajasthan, near to the border with Pakistan. Their special sound is filled with mystical spheres and islamic healing power that takes your mind and body to a distant place. Expect some deep resonating vocals, strong tabla rhythms and hypnotic vibes. They will play around midnight, so don’t come late!

Caïro Liberation Front
something is brewing in the rougher neighbourhoods of Caïro; young producers are making new electronic music called electro shabi (or sha3i), a rough sound that combines dancehall influences with Egyptian techno folk with a heavy political undercurrent. CLF has collected the best dance tunes of all these new producers, so this calls for a revolution party, YALLA!
https://soundcloud.com/cairoliberationfront

We are also joined by our buddy Process Rebel (US) who will play his dancehall selections with an eastern-arabic vibe.

As always, the Rebel Up! dj’s will fill the gaps with their own blend of global sounds, in this case only pure asian n arabic sounds from vintage and modern times.

FB event here.

5€ at the door
doors; 22h30 til 4:00
and ofcourse all our profits of the night always go to charity; Coucha Camp Refugees in Morocco.  262 refugees are on hungerstrike due to closure of their UNHCR camp in Medenine. more info; http://chouchaprotest.noblogs.org/.

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