new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for summer (July/August) via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport & Groovalizacion Radio. Songs by João Selva, Les Filles de Illighadad, Balkan Taksim and Les Frères Jackfruit x Rural brutal ft Imazzalen. Albums of the month with Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, Congolese rumba by Grand Kallé & Manu Dibango via Planet Ilunga, afro grooves by Pat kalla & le super Mojo via Heavenly Sweetness as well as Vaudou Game via HOT CASA Records. free jazz sounds from the Agile Experiments project by Dave De Rose, freestyle cumbia by Colombian trio Los Pirañas via Discrepant / KEROXEN, postpunkfunk by Swiss outfit Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp via Les Disques Bongo Joe, Brazilian electrodub by Felinto via Bokeh Versions, global electronic by Mawimbi w/ Ghetto Kumbé, Spoek Mathambo & more and a compilation by Moonshine collective with MC Redbull Kinshasa, Ahadadream and Vanyfox, Tune in here >>>
Also on 22 july, Rebel Up did their summer show at BRUZZ radio. interview with KING L MAN aka D.WattsRiot and his new album on KEROXEN / Discrepant. Also focus on Radio Amazonia fundraiser compilation for radio education in the Peruvian amazone by Eck Echo curated by producer QOQEQA with Alfonso Luna, Mikongo and SELVAGIA, as well as remix album of Tunisian artst Nuri via Shouka with Dengue Dengue Dengue, Martha van Straaten and M.RUX & POUVOIR MAGIQUE. Tune into the audio or videostream below, all info on the releases can be found there.
It’s that time of the year again, the best-of-the-year lists! It has been an amazing year for Rebel Up, the start of our record label, all the wild parties & events in Brussels, allover Europe and even down into Morocco. Big up to everyone who supported us in any way possible this year, at our nights, with our releases and actions. Best wishes for the end of the year and up to an even better 2019!
Here our lists of favorite albums, compilations and EP’s, according to the Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, our dj sets and other influences.
* Albums of 2019 *
AMMAR 808 – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat Records) BCUC – Emakhosini (Buda Musique / NYAMI NYAMI records) Ayuune Suley – We Have One Destiny (Rebel Up / Makkum Records) Babylon Trio – Habibi (Rebel Up
Moulay Ahmed El Hassani – Atlas Electric (Hive Mind Records) Damily – Valimbilo (Bongo Joe Records) Samba Coco Raízes de Arcoverde – Maga Bo apresenta: Coco Raízes de Arcoverde (Kafundó Records) Zanmari Baré – Voun (Buda Musique
and many more > > > Gaye Su Akyol – Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) Phoenician Drive – Phoenician Drive (SK Records) Ekuka Moriss Sirikiti – Ekuka (Nyege Tapes) Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa: Early Singles (Glitterbeat) Capitol K – Goatherder (Faith And Industry) Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda – El Ndjoum (Carton Records / Airfono) Bégayer – Terrain A Mire, Une Maison Rétive, Contrainte Par Le Toit (Bongo Joe) Baloji – 137 Avenue Kaniama (Bella Union) Docteur Nico – Dieu de la Guitarre (Planet Ilunga) Baba Commandant – Siri Ba Kele (Sublime Frequencies) Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra – A Todo Dar (Rebel Up) Luc Mishalle & Marockin’ Brass – Beats & Pieces (Rebel Up) Mubashira Mataali Group – Mubashira Mataali Group (Blip Discs) Bernard Orchestar – Le Futur du Passé (Coucou Label) Cyril Cyril – Certaine Ruines (Born Bad Records) Novalima – Ch’usay (Wonderwheel Recordings) Chancha Via Circuito – Bienaventuranza (Wonderwheel) Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital) Pierre Sandwidi – Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980 (Born Bad Records) Saint Abdullah – Ta Tash (Boomarm Nation) Khalab – Black Noise (On the Corner) Fofoulah – Daega Rek (Glitterbeat) Senyawa – Sujud (Sublime Frequencies) Ahmoudou Madassane – Zerzura OST (Sahel Sounds) Etran de l’Aïr – No1 (Sahel Sounds) Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse! Records) Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat – Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat In a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation) Indianizer – Zenith (Edison Box) Guy One – #1 (Philophon) Zuli – Terminal (UIQ) Formation Boyz – Ukuvuka (GQOM OH) Kwi Bamba & l’Orchestre de Gama Berema (Ouch Records) Alasdair Robert, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous – Au Cube (Okraina Records) Basa Basa – Homowo (Vintage Voudou) Hany Mehanna – The Miracles of the Seven Dances (Radio Martiko) Jowaa – Asokpor 1.0 (Akwaaba Music) Bamba Pana – Poaa (Nyege Tapes) Merope – Naktes (Granvat) MISS RED – K.O. (Pressure) Dur-Dur Band – Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) Tallawit Timbouctou – Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) Troupe Ecole Tudu – Oyiwane (Sahel Sounds) Liraz – Naz (Dead Sea Records) Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat) Altin Gun – On (Bongo Joe Feeling Kréyol – Las Palé (Strut) Tasos Stamou – Musique Con Crete (Discrepant) Sugai Ken – てれんてくだ – tele-n-tech-da (Discrepant) Muqata’a – Inkanakuntu (Souk Records) The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone) Jungle By Night – Livingstone (New Dawn) Qhizzo – Gqom Plug (Akwaaba Music) Tonga Boys – Vindodo (1000HZ) Ericamour Yovogan & Quentin Nicolaï – Wututu (Tanuki Records) Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1 (Radio Khiyaban) John Johanna – I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes (Faith and Industry) Kaba – Kaba (Chouette)
* Compilations * Arabstazy – Under Frustration Vol 1 (Shouka / Rebel Up) V/A – Nouvelle Ambiance (Nouvelle Ambiance) V/A – Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato Records) V/A – Zamaan Ya Sukkar (Radio Martiko) V/A – Music of Southern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Music of Northern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Saz Power (Ironhand Records) V/A – Disques Debs International vol. 1 (Strut) V/A – Hystereofônica Vol. 3 (Tropical Twista Records) V/A – Diatribes (University of Tropical Sound) V/A – 10 YRS LATER: A Global Club Compilation (Lowup) V/A – Discophilia Belgium: Next-door-disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium 1975-1987 (Sdban Records) V/A – Kafundó Apresenta Coco Raízes de Arcoverde REMIXED (Kafundo Records) Uproot Andy – Bumper to Bumper (Studio 189)
* Singles & EP’s * Apichat Pakwan – Leh Dub (Animist Records) Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers – Electric Mambo (Angstrom Records) Cigarra – Ato EP (Tropical Twista Records) Conjuntos Jovens Africanos – Nhu Djon / Volta Pa Terra EP (Ostinato) Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Lights Of Khonvoum (HARD FIST) Dengue Dengue Dengue – Son de los Diablos (ENCHUFADA) Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Ermine EP (Bongo Joe) ESINAM – Esinam (Sdban Records) Go Dugong – Vidita EP (Global Hybrid Records) Hava Bektesi & Love-Songs – Bukuroshja e Lales / Delay EP (Hans E. Platte) KOKOKO! – Liboso EP (Transgressive) Lee Dodou & The Polyversal Souls – Basa Basa EP (Philophon) The Mauskovic Dance Band – Down in the Basement EP (Soundway) Miss Red – Dagga / One Shot Killer EP (Pressure) mUnO – Coplas Teluricas EP (self released) OK Jazz / KO Jazz – Luvumbu Ndoki / Ludiata Nangwi EP (Planet Ilunga) ONIPA – Open My Eyes EP (Wormfood) Qwasa Qwasa – C’est quoi ça? EP (Lowup) Sheitan Brothers – Breaking Trad EP (Zelaian Disco Club) V/A – Princes Of Abzu موالي أبزو (Hard Fist) YĪN YĪN – Dion Ysiusk EP (Bongo Joe)
Next Friday, experimental concert evening at Recyclart with drones, rough guitar sounds and Pan Afrabic immigrant spheres.
*** My Cat Is An Alien is the musical brainchild of Italian brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, whose sound is packed with many forms of experimentalia. Their concerts are always very unpredictable and exciting as if being shamanistic rituals. Before (1998-2012) they used mostly guitars and toy instruments to articulate thier musical idiome. At the end of last year, they suddenly changed their approach to focus on self-made snare instruments and dissected electronic devices to give their musical universe a new sound. This new beginning has been documented on the double LP ‘Art Is A Tear Of Noise And Infinite Silence’, released on Discrepant records in october 2012. This will be their first Belgian show in this new sound.
Rough Americana is the fertile collaboration between the couple Morgan Craft and Giulia Lolli (DJ Mutamassik) and sometimes their 9 year old son Meroe. This duo plays an array of rough improvised music styles of modern times. The ‘Afro-American Viking’ Craft and the Italo-Egyptian roots of Mutamassik will supply musical influences from Memphis, Tennessee to Memphis, Egypte. Mutamassik is one of the pioneers of the Sa’aidi hardcore sound and expert in what she calls ‘Pan-Afrabic Immigrant sounds’. From her speakers she will fire afro-mediterranian hiphop as well as baladi breakbeats, brotherly next to more noisy and drone-like collages. Both worked with musical personalities such as Marc Ribot, Butch Morris, Ikue Mori, Hamid Drake and Kaffe Matthews and take their own unique place within the contemporary musical landscape.
this Friday our good female friends from Nantes-annex-Bruxelles are organising their first Tropical Boobs party @ le Metro Valdi -yes, they named it that in female self-sexist power stylee- a night filled with global bass sounds, juke, trap, dubstep, italo disco and whatnot @ Metro Valdi (15 Rue des Poissonniers) Bxl city centre near Beurs/Bourse.
Rebel Up! dj’s Sebcat & Leblanc will be spinning a heavy selection of global tunes. Leblanc will go deep into Africa with fast urban kuduro, kwaito house and some streetwise Mexican sonidero cumbia, while Sebcat will turn to Caribbean ways with the newest and roughest Karnival sounds from Haiti, Brazilian tecnomelody swing and some tecnofolk tunes from Syria & Egypt.
Joined by guest dj’s from Nantes DJ FI$H€RPRIC€ & $TRAPONTIN and Brussels immigrants RICO MEDEIROS (DRACHE MUSICAL/BXL) and VJ FLANDERS. Gonna be a hot night!
just 2€ donation in. these chicas are not about profit but into good partying.
Full info > check the faecesbook event here.
Also before our party starts, our good buddy Lowdjo is organising a special free *The Trilogy Tapes* evening @ Recyclart at 20:00 which is really worth going to for some fine lo-fi global tape sounds from Mexico, Thailand, India and Japan. It finishes at 1am, so our party is an excellent after party check it here!