Saturday 2 nov, Rebel Up SebCat at Giraffes & Penguins de los Muertos, at KulturA in Liege! Our 2nd night in Liege, of our new monthly residence.
with a whole string of local guests & Brussels dj’s > Baylena Selektah, Gringo Humble, Rafael Aragon, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies female dj team. and even a little surprise video cameo by Gaetano Dub.
Pantropical proudly presents Combo Chimbita‘s exclusive NL show during their first European tour. The New York-based Colombian band transforms Afro-Latin rhythms into melodic witchcraft, stripping away wordly façades into something bare and beautiful, like time travel through the lush tropics of yore. This is the stuff of goosebumps that you can also dance to. We’re also delighted to have DJ / producer Tayhana, who established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on the South and Central American dancefloors.
✹ COMBO CHIMBITA (CO/US) | Names You Can Trust, Anti Records) Visionary quartet Combo Chimbita combine folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of punk attitude. Their latest release ‘Ahomale’ captures all that is essential about them: through Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric singing the powerhouse drumming, hypnotic synths and expressive guitar and bass playing, the band fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of their ancestry. Oliveros: “Ahomale resurges from the visions that we’ve been having via our music and life, and the lyrics reflect a manifestation passed on through our ancestors and the gods”. https://combochimbita.bandcamp.com https://youtu.be/nM093T8EMGQ
✹ TAYHANA (AR | NAAFI, Hiedrah Club de Baile) Based in Mexico City, Tayhana is a maverick DJ and producer from Argentina who has established herself in the global club scene with her whirlwind selection of Latin American and global beats. She has a fearless mixing style that comprises a variety of contemporary crossovers. In 2013, Tayhana co-founded Hiedrah Club de Baile; a party series that pushes the experimental edge of Buenos Aires’ underground. Tayhana also collaborated with the Salviatek label in Uruguay and NAAFI in Mexico. https://soundcloud.com/tayhana
✹ DUCKFOOD (NL | pantropical, Rebel Up) Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance, and African-diasporic styles to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are extremely colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Like always, with Duckfood the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place. https://soundcloud.com/duckfood
✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY (PT / roffa) Blondewednesday wanders around in Roffa’s club microcosm in support of events, artists and initiatives. She is the founder of the Voyager collective, studies sonology at the Royal Conservatory and, more importantly also has a penchant for pantropicalisms. She will be closing the night.
ahoy! Sunday 28 july is the last day / night of the Gentse feesten.
Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will DJ and play at the 50th Trefpunt festival on 2 different locations >
Rebel Up will spin global afterparty tunes at the Baudelohof from midnight til 2h30, after Hungarian band Csangallo. Expect a full sound of balkan tunes,arabic sounds, tropical selections, cumbia, afro and more!
Babylon Trio will play at Walter de Buck square (next to Sint Jacobs church) from 3am to 4am nighttime. Also playing that night is Frente Cumbiero, De Propere Fanfare, El Cis, Kolonel Djafaar, Alek & Les Japonaises and more.
This friday, last edition of the evening season at Archipel19 cultural centre. The opportunity to celebrate a year of meetings and discoveries.
Comedian and musician Nicolas Arnould will present a stage of his research work, which will punctuate a week’s residency at Stepman House. He shares a sensitive and funny universe through finely crafted songs.
Followed by party with Rebel Up SebCat, opening of the dance floor at 21:30, to dive into the big musical melting pot of the Rebel Up collective, with the Brussels sound of its eclectic underground.
Let’s shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!
A massive team of DJ’s is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale,Rebel Up LeBlanc, Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩 Nice food cooked with love will be available to give you all energy you’ll need through the night, as well as a shisha corner for a relaxing break 🙂
with special guest: DJ Plead (AU/LB) Melbourne/Naarm based producer who makes unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label. https://soundcloud.com/1djplead
Saturday 6 april, Babylon Trio will play on the Yallah Yallah night at Tweetakt festival in Utrecht!
Great lineup with Egyptian hiphop, Moroccan gnawa beats, Pan-Arabic sounds and more. 20h30 > Prace feat. Chaimaa Rochdi (Morocco/NL) 21h > Disco Arabesquou DJ 21h45 > Babylon Trio (Irak/BE) 22h30 > Yallah Yallah DJ’s 23h15 > Bu Kholtoum (Egypt)