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!

Sun 16.08 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet Summer weekend #1, Saintklet terrace, Bxl

This weekend starts the programme of the new Saintklet outdoor terrace!

Saintklet wants to play a pivotal role in the development of the canal area, together with local institutions. The core idea for creating this space was that we wanted to keep it public, meaning free for everyone to use.
This crisis has taught us that safe public spaces are in decline.
Local initiatives and citizen collectives have to work together to make sure they stay accessible, even during a pandemic.

On sunday from 17:00 – 22:00 we will do a takeover with Rebel Up & Friends with a sweet local lineup!

Rebel Up SebCat
Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Rafael Aragon
Almanata
Cheb Runner


This is a free event, but in compliance with current measures you will have to register upon entry. See all info in the FB event.

Sound provided by HIGH ‘n’ IRIE Sound System
Artisanal beers & softs (Brasserie la Senne /L’Ermitage / Fritz)

@ Akenkaai 1 Quai des Peniches, 1000 Brussels
just in front of Kanal Pompidou

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

Fri 03.07 > Rebel Up @ Independent Label Market x Bandcamp Friday 24H

Hello everyone,

Today Friday is Bandcamp Friday again (all revenues going directly to our artists/label).
It’s also the Independent Label Market 24H online edition in collaboration with Bandcamp with dozens of international labels and artists participating and even livestream performances. We are participating too with our label and offer signed records by these 3 Brussels artists: Cheb Runner, Nikanor and Susobrino. (see release pages for offers).

For more infomation on the Independent Label Market & livestreams, see here:
https://linktr.ee/indielabelmkt

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!