We hope you doing fine during this ‘deconfinement’ stage, slowly getting back to normal life. Artists worldwide are still in serious limbo, with no concerts, parties and festivals happening this summer up to september, meaning many of them will continue to have no income from their art for the next few months.
Today Bandcamp again waives their commission fee in support of artists and label, which they will do every 1st friday of the month during this crisis and the summer.
If you would like to support our label and artists, please see our catalogue. We have lowered prices on many digital and physical items, check it out!
We have a new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for this month of May as broadcasted via Radio Campus Bruxelles. Home recorded with 10 albums & EP’s of the month. Starting with a new single by Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek and followed by an album of Kurdish folk musician Brader Musiki on Terp Records (The Ex label). We travel to Ghana with the funeral songs album Fra Fra on Glitterbeat and highlife/afrobeat group Santrofi on Out Here Records. The amazing Afro-Colombian pacific coast compilation ‘Guasá, Cununo y Marimba’ is filled with polyphonic and percussive songs from 70’s/80’s on Vampisoul & Palenque Records. Up to Haïti for Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers with vodou and analog bass in an electrifying sound on Bongo Joe Records. Down to the Venezuelan coast for producer Caribombo where afro latin electronics meet Africa on Galletas Calientes label. Savage Project duo from Malaga, Spain mix Andalucian, flamenco, cumbia and northern african influences into electronic sound and Moroccan producer Guedra Guedra from Casablanca blends traditional berber folk music in a bass sound on On The Corner label. Italian producer A-Tweed connects celtic & african sounds on Afrobotic Musicology label and we end with a new single by Swiss trio AMAMI. Listen here below >>>
On Monday 10 May Rebel Up SebCat made a video livestream set of 1 hour for Belgian collective Vol Tapijt (Full Carpet) as part of their A La Carte livestream sessions this whole week. Watch & listen to the full video livestream here
hello! on tuesday night we did our weekly Rebel Up radio show on BRUZZ Brussels radio.
It was a special show on electronic arabic & levantine global tunes by Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (Bongo Joe Records), Labaz, Baharat (Batov Records), Zenobia (Crammed Discs / ACID ARAB Records), Joxaren and halfway the hour a guest mix by belgian DJ Niveau.Nihil, tune in!!! >>>
Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP (RUP015) spiritual Gnawa meets Electronic music, limited vinyl edition! official release on 11 March digital & limited editon vinyl (black/colour)
The latest project by belgo-moroccan producer Reda Senhaji, alias Cheb Runner, focuses on breeding a new style of music between electronics and Gnawa. Taking inspiration from New Beat to Techno, Acid House and Gabber, the grooves are relentless, stiff and club oriented, relying heavily on analog synths and drum-machines. The sound is darker, more experimental and mature than his previous Gan Gah project.
In a world of dematerialized culture, we tend to forget where we come from: by putting Gnawa music at the center of his production, Cheb Runner creates a bridge with the past. The young producer is a son of Gnawa himself, this is the music he grew up with and played as a kid.
Cheb Runner digs into the acoustic sounds of his youth, for an organic feeling of warmth and celebration. The syncopation of the classic Gnawa percussions, known as the “Tagnawit”, its groove is undeniable. Featuring two traditional Gnawa singers based in Brussels, Mâalem Driss and Mâalem Hicham, the EP is a reunion for the belgian Gnawa scene, keeping the vibe alive.
Available as limited edition 12″ vinyl with hand silk screened cover > black or marbled red. Listen & (pre)order via Bandcamp.
Also on 11.03, double release concert at Botanique by Ozferti and Cheb Runner > an audiovisual evening fusing electronics, jazz and hiphop with African and North African influences
Ozferti & live band Ozferti is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it Afrogrime, Ethiohop or Nubian bass, the Ozferti’s music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music. This is the debut of the Ozferti live band, one that will travel far and long!
Cheb Runner From Morocco to Iraq, he carries the fresh beats to quench your dancing thirst. Whether you need your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat, or crave for some complex arabic polyrythms, Cheb Runner (known from his previous artist name Gan Gah) is your guide to this electronic oasis. Combining grooves from North Africa & the Middle east, moroccan wedding music, and the deepest Club Music, he will make you dance with his warmup set!
FB event tickets here 19:30-22:30 @ Botanique, (salleRotonde)
Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present: ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT
Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00 Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.
Rebel Up SebCat In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds allover the city. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.rebelup.org/ https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala) Rafael Aragon’s sound is 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. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid) Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out. https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother
Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins) They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents. https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/
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