This weekend Rebel Up and Giraffes & Penguins action in Bxl & Western Flanders.
Friday 19.05 Jam in Jette festival afterparty by Giraffes & Penguins at Excelsior Stam Cool café in Jette > before at festival don’t miss the Nadia McAnuff & the Ligerians and Avalanche Kaito live shows. Free in! FB event
Saturday > Jam’in Jette festival day with Gaisha, M.CHUZI, Jaune Toujours,Meta and the Cornerstones, Ambolley with Sekondi Band and Guiss Guiss Bou Bess. FB event / website
Sunday > SebCat spinning global tunes at Kokopelli World Festival@kokopellifestival in Gullegem, West flanders, Free in, with M.Chuzi, Omar Perry & Asham Band and Merdan Taplak Orkestar and much more.
Starting on Friday night atL’Impasse bar in Ixelles, Drache Musicale & Friends w/ SebCat as his guest. from 22h onwards. Vinyl only! Free in @ 17 Place du Châtelain, Ixelles.
On Saturday 13 May, a whole afternoon, evening & night of music in Ghent at the Chinastraat / Bar Bricolage on the dockside area. Organised by La Nature Festival as a warm up to their main festival in June.
The event starts with a vinyl record fair in the afternoon from 14h onwards until 18h30 @ Bar Bricolage outdoor area. Rebel Up, Souma Records and countless other good labels and sellers will be there! FB event of record fair.
There will be outdoor music too, with DJ sets by Souma Records, Rebel Up SebCat, Rafael Aragon and Tropical DJipies crew (Didi & Raql) until 22h.
After this the music & party will go inside at Chinastraat venue next door, with these artists on the programme >>>
Club Night (electronic & uk bass filled night): ⟶ Azu Tiwaline & Beatum HYBRID ⟶ Ben Kaczor ⟶ Daniel[i] ⟶ Yentl.
Rebel Up invites 𝐆𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 The legendary Goulash Disko festival is turning 10y this year, and Brussels is on the map of celebrations with a few events coming up in the next months! Goulash Disko is a human-sized, community-driven festival taking place on the shores of the Adriatic sea, on the remote island of Vis, Croatia. It’s a big family of beautiful souls, sharing the same love for global, underground music, and the celebration of diversity.
On 15 april, a night of live music, international DJ’s, food, visuals and more!
𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐔𝐩 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐂𝐚𝐭 Busy bee SebCat runs the Rebel Up collective and record label, part of Festa Afro Tuga and Giraffes & Penguins crews and promoter/curator of countless parties in Brussels and beyond. He hosts eclectic radio shows & sessions on Radio Campus Bruxelles, BRUZZ and Kiosk Radio. Expect a exploration of contemporary electronic global sounds, grooves, bass and mysterious balkan vibes. https://www.rebelup.org https://www.instagram.com/rebelup_
𝐑𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 Rafael Aragon’s music is trance-inducing, 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! Goulash Disko veteran and ambassador, Rafael will bring some Komiza fire to Brasserie Illegaal, freshly landed after his first ever Japan tour. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro https://www.instagram.com/rafaelaragondj/
𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 Brass band balkan-anachronique, le Bernard Orchestar fait des pompes tous les matins. Sportifs et hors compétition, les champions de l’équipe à Bernard ont traversé l’Europe de l’Est en courant, jusqu’aux portes de l’Orient. Les joggeurs de demain reviennent maintenant avec un répertoire festif et athlétique, dopé(s) à l’électro. Ce que ces spartiates en survêt’ préfèrent, c’est suer sur scène. Ils branchent les synthés, lustrent les cuivres… C’est parti pour la boum du futur, nostalgique mais visionnaire, musclée mais sensible. Il faut s’échauffer avant d’y aller, mais surtout ne pas les rater! https://bernardorchestar.bandcamp.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK-JgHgmqGKsJGVMsHTyqyQ
𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚 (𝐂𝐋) Based in Berlin, born in Chile and raised all-around western Europe, DJ, producer, journalist and activist Alma Linda is a dancefloor magician, with an open heart and a sharing soul. Her music breaks down borders and is inspired by rhythms from diverse cultural backgrounds, and united through the pulse of electronic beats. She blends these worlds, melodies and musical memories into her most personal stories, delivered right from her bare soul, preaching emancipation and self-love as a political act. https://soundcloud.com/alma_linda https://www.instagram.com/alma_linda_music/
𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 (𝐂𝐎) Luis Felipe Hernandez aka Bleepolar is a DJ / producer hailing from Colombia, bridging the gap between organic and electronic music. He learned music as a drummer, then took his knowledge into the world of music producing and later DJ’ing. Since his debuts as a techno and house producer, he started integrating the rich folkloric tradition of his homeland, with cumbia or champeta. As he develloped as an artist, he kept widening his inspirations to afro-latin music in general, and lately dived into the new sounds of urban Africa, focusing on genres like Afrohouse and Amapiano, while keeping the deep, minimal and elegant electronic aesthetic that became his signature sound. https://www.bleepolar.com/ https://bleepolar.bandcamp.com/
𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐦ï 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐳 (𝐌𝐔) Logeshen Moorgan aka Fourmï Rouz, is a groundbreaking DJ/broadcaster/curator from the multiethnic subtropical island of Mauritius. Now pacing international stages sowing the seeds of musical multiculturalism with panache, Berlin/Zagreb-based jack-of-all-trades Logeshen Moorgan alias Fourmï Rouz has established a name synonymous with panchromatic groove science and genre-unbound open-mindedness, laying the foundation to a body of work marked by an inextinguishable thirst for music in all its forms and manifestations.
Liquid visuals by 𝐖𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐗 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 psychedelic colours moving through water…..
Food: Goulash stew! (végé) by 𝐀𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐧 collective, a resourceful kitchen (with the means at hand), anti-waste (recycling) and festive (long live the good mood!). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity and with social ties! Reserve your plate before saturday noon via: email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL (served between 20-23h)
—————————— Brasserie ILLEGAAL rue Bollinckx, 300. 1190, Forest
Parking vélo at venue Gare de Forest Midi / Station Vorst Zuid à 2min te voet – SUPER FACILE ! Bus 73 – Arrêt/halte INTERNATIONAL Bus 78 – Arrêt/halte BOLLINCKX Tram 82 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER Tram 97 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER
Last week Rebel Up did a small takeover at the always amazing Goulash Disko festival in Komiza, at Vis island in the Adriatic sea of Croatia.
SebCat, Memo Pimiento and Don Plok played set on 1 of the 2 beach stages alongside a string of other amazing bands and DJ’s. Big up gratitude to the Goulash crew, all artists and dj’s, and all the old & new friends who shared their top vibes. Between sunshine by day and stormy rainy weather by night, it was quite the experience this year.
Check out the Goulash Diskowebsite or Facebook and follow them for next year 2023, which promises to be another great edition.
Below some memories and impressions of the festival.
@ Costa CC Sint Andries Sint Andriesplaats 24 Antwerpen
On Saturday, it’s Forest Sounds festival again in the cosy green Abbaye de Forest.
An amazing lineup with Crolles, Meril Wubslin, Black Flower, Songo, Lou K, Amami, Meridian Brothers and more on the Antitapas and Brass stages. Also a DJ stage by Kiosk Radio via ABY buvette with DJ’s Monstera Occulta, Fred Kramer, Prins Zonder Carnaval, DJ Backstabber, Sylvia, Rebel Up Records B2B Bongo Joe Records and XOGN.
Here above is our agenda for rest of July + all of August. Rebel Up will take a 3 week break in Portugal, where SebCat will spin in Lisboa on sunday 24th and then at Boom Festival and Fora de Tempo festival.
Sunday 24 July, from 14-16h Portuguese time (15-17h Bxl time), SebCat will spin a session at Lusophonica radio in Cascais, bay of Lisboa. Tune into the livestream here.
Same day, from 19h – 23h, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Crew Hassan venue in Lisboa with SebCat & special guest Al-Jive Mestizo. FB event.
on Sunday 10.07, Festa Afro Tuga hosts an evening at Festival de la Cité in the old cité of Lausanne in Switzerland. Rebel Up SebCat with Celeste Mariposa and funana band Riba D’Hora from 18h until 22h30. Puxa!!!!