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!
This saturday, Babylon Trio will perform at Supervue Festival in Liege!
Supervue Fesitval is a 2 day festival on the hill with experimental music, global sounds, urban and more. Artists on the lineup: La Jungle, Veence Hanao, TisDass, Les Césars du Clan Langa Langa and much more.
Babylon Trio will play around 21h30 at the Le Parvis stage.
This saturday, a special music evening in the garden of BRASS. with live concerts, deejays, food and more! > with Brussels Tamashek desert rock band Kel Assouf, Argentinian artist Lagartijeando Swiss cult pop master Marc Prepus and Rebel Up DJ sets. FREE ENTRANCE~!
4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!
PRAED Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics. In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.
The duo’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center Like an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outer-national musical caravan, meandering in a world of free-beat. Their eclectic ingredients create an alchemical soup ranging from jazz-infused atavistic-futurism to frequency meditation. Featuring original artworks exploring the realms of syncretism, environments are brought to life via live-drawing projections and spaces transformed into temples of spontaneity. Creating soundscapes that glimpse into synchronistic magic, the bizarre participants of this ensemble remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely tricksters? The band was founded on Christmas 2017, by secretly transforming the backroom of an abandoned Ottoman building adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem into a temporary musical space.
Within the two weeks of its existence, the Center morphed into an ever-evolving and collaborative idea. Like a caravan which collects participants as it travels, a growing group of ‘outernational’ musicians are being magnetized. Carrying the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center within themselves, they gather on occasion for recording and performing. Free beat.
+ DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat Alexa D!Saster Freak Ass E Dokia
check all tour dates below!
Monday 10 june in Ziegrastrasse 11. Private event, doors 20h
Next day tuesday, 11 june, 2nd chance in Berlin at Arkaoda club. FB event
and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat. FB event
on thursday 20 dec, Rebel Up helps hosting a night at the Le Space activist / meeting place.
with special live guest Fifteen Years Old (PE) and DJ Alexa D!Saster (DE).
Fifteen Years Old is an autobiographical experimentation around music, performance, sex and other and multiple ways of love. It is the solo project of Solange Jacobs, Peruvian creator, former fellow of the Program of Independent Studies (PEI) of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), knowledge that complements with her daily creative work, her job as web cam girl and more recently with cultural management as a salaried work. Solange works, lives, suffers and enjoys between Peru and Spain since 2010.
Before & after, Rebel Up SebCat will play taboo breaking tracks with a riot grrl vibe intertwined with Peruvian folk laments that smash stereotypes on a global scale. Berlin DJ Alexa D Saster also joins in, a true riot grrl who is in Bxl for a few days and will bring some magic with organic, playful underground sounds.
FB event prix libre 19h30 – 23:00 @ Le Space Rue de la Clé 26
Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.
Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.
Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h. stream us here > http://redlightradio.net
dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix > https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.