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!

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.

Rebel Up Global Sessions livestream until end of June

hello all,
we hope you are still doing fine.

With Rebel Up we have started hosting special livestream sessions 2x per week, to share music into your livingroom for every moment of the day.

Every wednesday and saturday evening from 20h to midnight, we host up to 4 livestreams on our Twitch channel, played live by DJ’s and artists from allover the world.

So far we have had livestream sets by Rebel Up SebCat, Didi (Tropical DJipsies), Rafael Aragon, FreakOuTV crew DJ’s SunRa Bullock, Wuzi, Jackie Jackpot, Ilia G & FlexNo, XOGN and a Rokeya live set.

For info and lineups, check our FB event

Check out our previous 2 session evenings, archived at our channel.

wednesday 6 May > sessions here
saturday 9 May > sessions here

Last thursday we also had our monthly Rebel Up & Friends quarantine session via Kiosk Radio. With special guest Rokeya, a female italo-bangladeshi producer from Italy on the Adriatic coast side for a DJ set of global beats. Rebel Up had a lush session from the sahel to the islands.

Listen here to Rokeya’s session and here to Rebel Up SebCat’s session

Radio in quarantine times: Rebel Up mixtape @ Bruzz, wednesday @ Kinky Star livestream, thursday at 48FM Liege

Hello all,

we hope you are doing fine and taking care of yourself and your loved ones.

Rebel Up has been staying active on the radio, livestream and mixtape front! Quite some action going on, follow our Mixcloud or FB page to see all.

Every week tuesday we do a quarantine mixtape for BRUZZ radio instead of our live radio show. here is yesterday’s mixtape, tracklisting in comments.

Tonight (wedn 29/04) from 22h to 23h30 Rebel Up SebCat will be live on the stream for Kinky Star Café and their Kinky Karantaine livestream sessions via Twitch. see all info in FB event.
Expect a session from tropical rock to noisy global sounds and beyond. Sounds from the global underground!
Follow the Twitch livestream here.

and tomorrow (thursday 30/04) is our weekly Giraffes & Penguins quarantine session for 48FM Radio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.

Happy listening and thanks for the support!

Tonight, saturday 28.03 > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins video livestream party via NFO Radio!

We hope you are doing well during these quarantine times.
One thing that is for sure; the music never stops at Rebel Up!

Tonight (saturday!)we are doing a 4h video livestream session with Giraffes & Penguins from our livingrooms. Join our lockdown party via your own safe livingroom 🙂

from 21h til 1am follow our interactive livesestream on Italian-Bxl radio NFO Radio.
It will be live videostreamed on the YouTube channel of NFO Radio, join and drop your comments 🙂
Here FB event for more info, share with love!

Timetable >
21H – 23h > Le Grand Mechant Loop b2b Ani (Tropical DJipsies)
23h – 1am > Rebel Up SebCat b2b Didi (Tropical DJipsies)


Expect more live sessions via NFO Radio in the coming weeks!

Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies sessions for No Fade Out Radio Bxl

hey all,

we hope you are ‘quarantining’ in good spirits
our Italo Brussels friends of No Fade Out Radio livestream radio started streaming mixtapes and sessions in these quarantine times.

Here a mixtape/session I did for last week’s Rebel Up show on BRUZZ >
for full tracklisting see in the comments!

and also our amazing female friends of Tropical DJipsies shared one of their live mixes, listen up here! >

Sat 7 March: Kali’s Time (Intersections) @ VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

To celebrate the International Women’s Rights Day, Rrita Jashari (VK) and Diana Barreto (Tropical DJipsies) programme & curate a special ALL FEMALE night in VK Vaartkapoen.

20:00 – Doors open! come early and enjoy dinner and magic…
African dinner by Cafe Congo, massages by the hands of Angélique , caravan Meditative Makeup, Le Pornomatic!, creative photo activities by Oiseaux Sans Tête, documentaries by 40Braids,activist concer & stand by Collecti.e.f 8 maars

21:30 – 22:00 TSouKina (live concert of Brussels female Gnawa group)
22:00 – 23:30 Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins / Rebel Up / Festa Afro Tuga)
23:30 – 00:30 La Sirocco (Radio Panik)
00:30 – 02:30 M I M I ( Lait de Coco / The Word) b2b Rrita Jashari (54kolaktiv / Kiosk Radio / VK)
02:30 – 04:00 Nidia Minaj (PT / Príncipe Discos)

Incredible video mapping by Maria Ilia and live dancers on stage throughout the night!

FB event / VK website for presale tickets!

This event is part of ‘Intersections’, presented by Psst Mlle in various venues allover Brussels on 7 + 8 March.
Intersections, as in the circuit between six venues.
Intersections, as in the intersectionality feminism needs so bad.
Intersections, as in the mix between music genres.
Intersections, as in the connection between female programmers.

from 20h til 4am
@ VK Vaartkapoen
Rue de Manchester 13-15
Molenbeek