This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.
On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes. Our lineup & timetable:
12:00 Tig & Axl 13:30 Drache Musicale 14:30 Beat Brother 15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop 17:00 KAU trio (live) 18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi) 19:00: Pso Man 20:30 ESINAM (live) 21:30 Rebel Up SebCat 23:00 Susobrino (live) 00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki 01:30 Rafael Aragon
There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.
For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.
Saturday 8 Feb > Rebel Up Soundclash! present: FARIDA AMADOU& FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after! No presale,
FARIDA AMADOU& Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss) Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble. Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums. Listen here and here.
SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans? Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement. A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.
Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“ Listen here and here.
Rebel Up DJ’s Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground