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 21.07 > Rebel Up radio @ Bruzz

Tonight Rebel Up radio live at 21-22H CET at BRUZZ with new global tunes by Kinglman, Cousin It, Wuzi Khan mini album on Edelfaul, AMMAR 808 عمّار single on Glitterbeat Records, remix by BLACK LULU, new EP by Ishai Adar & Maurice Sarfati on Confused Machines, remixes by Cheb Runner شاب رانر and Issmmah on HARD FIST.

Tune in live from 21H > https://www.bruzz.be/live

Thu 9.07 > Rebel Up @ See U (F)estival, See U, Bxl

Tonight, global listening sounds with Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies. come have a drink & hang with us.

Out Of Office with Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical Djipsies (17h30 – 22h)
16:00 – 20:00 09/07 Feed U – Bio Market & Guinguette
16:00 – 22:00 Marché Créatif & Durable Hebdomadaire @See U
22:00 – 00:00 Kinopen Air Vol. 1 • Musicals (La La Land + Grease)

All info > FB event

@ See U
Rue Fritz Toussaintstraat 8,
1050 Ixelles / Elsene

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

Saturday 16 Nov: Babylon Trio @ Jam’in Jette Indoor festival, Centre Culturel Jette, Bxl

This saturday, the indoor festival of Jam’in Jette, 2 stage, lots of live bands, food, drink and more.

Our very own Babylon Trio will be playing a nice late set around 23h. Hope to see you there!

🔥Line-up🔥

19:30 Touko Sari
Reggae //BE

20:00 Studio Shap Shap
Trad-Modern Niger // NE

21:00 Saouta
World // BE

21:45 ROD ANTON & THE LIGERIANS
Reggae-Roots // FR

23:00 Babylon Trio
Iraqi Electro// BE

23:45 Kolonel Djafaar
Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz // BE

All info > FB event / website

doors 18h > 8€ in
@ Centre Culturel de Jette
(Centre Armillaire)
145 boulevard de Smet de Naeyer
1090 Jette


Metro Simonis / Belgica
Tram 19, 62, 51, 93
Bus 13, 14, 15, 49

26-27-28 June: Rebel Up @ Fusion Festival, Larz airfield (DE)

ahoy,
Rebel Up will be at Fusion festival 2019 in Germany!

on wednesday night 26th, 01:00 – 04:00 >
Rebel Up & Freak Ass E at Cloud Cuckoo stage.
global sounds a go go!

on thursday night 27th, 04:00-8:00
SebCat & FreakOuternational @ Dubstation.
expect an ethnic chill dub exploration

Full programme & lineup >
Fusion Festival website.

Friday 23 Nov > Rebel Up @ concert night in BRASS w/ Los Orioles + Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Bxl

Concert night on friday in BRASS cultural centre in Forest.
2 bands on the programme and 2 dj’s!

Los Orioles (CH)
Like a gang roaming the world, the seven Swiss musicians of Los Orioles seem to have used wherever they went: the cumbia in Colombia, the dub in Jamaica, the rhythms and the guitars of West Africa, but also the most alternative whimsical francophone songs (we think of the Brigitte Fontaine / Areski Belkacem duo). Sung, rapped or declaimed lyrics that wander in an endless reverb amidst a precious selection of grooves from around the world.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center (DE/IS)

In their physical form, their existence lasted only two weeks, confined in an abandoned Ottoman building, at the foot of the walls of ancient Jerusalem. Today in exile, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is a free-beat resonance field, an evolving and eclectic set of different cities and countries – they prefer the term ‘international’.
In concert, four to ten musicians play a strange and ritual instrumental music, based on spontaneity and improvisation. After a series of concerts at the Fusion Festival (Germany), Outernational Days (Bucharest) and at the New Hamburg Festival, as well as in various concert venues in Europe, they have just announced three upcoming releases: ‘Transporting Salt’ on the American label Crash Symbols; ‘Who Corrupted Our Wave, Back in 1969?’ on the post-Babylonian label Kinship; and a vinyl, ‘Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels’ on the Paris label Akuphone, scheduled for early 2019.

+ DJ sets by Bxl dj’s Rebel Up SebCat & Viktor French

8€ presale / 10€ at door / 1,25€ (art.27) / 5€ (students / unemployed)

FB event / website

@ BRASS
Avenue Van Volxem 364
1190 Forest