Hey all, Here some new radio sounds of the past month of January
Starting with a new episode of Rebel Up Nightshop for Radio Campus Bruxelles. A lot of global selections an new albums in 3 hours!
Also a new Rebel Up session for Kiosk Radio, with eclectic sounds between folklorical, classical and rootsical, all in an Arabic vibe. Ceasefire now!
We had our recent Rebel Up show at Bruzz Ice radio, in the theme of the Week van de Belgische Muziek (Belgian Music Week), where we had an interview with one of the members of Belgian band Alpacas Collective about their new album ‘Big Words’.
And for Radio Campus France, SebCat did a special mixtape for their Campus Club sessions. 1 hour of mostly contemporary Greek and Turkish sounds. This mix takes you to the folkoric, psychedelic and contemporary sounds from Greece to Turkey, via Crete and Cyprus. A wide array of styles are played in this mix; from rebetiko to roma laiko, greek mambo, tsifteteli, nisiotika, taxims, karsilama, anadolu folk, nursery songs, psychedelic pop and rock, roman havasi and more…..
Wednesday 19 Oct, the Global Club Music Network will celebrate their 10 years anniversary with a yearly opening afterparty at the Womex showcase festival.
The GCMN is a network of international DJ’s, producers, organisers and booking agents who work in the field of global club music, which Rebel Up is part of too.
The party will be at Titanic Sur Mer, an iconic riverside venue which can hold up to 200-250 people. There will be a live concert by Miroca Paris & band, a live dj set by Colombian DJ Guitto and dj sets by Rebel Up SebCat B2B Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Kosta Kostov, Makala, D Watts Riot, David Chavez Soundculture, Oonga, Boris Viande, Ali T, Chief Boima and more… plus also a jam outside on the riverside terrace.
On saturday 26.03, release party of the Muito Kaballa ‘Mamari Remixed’ 2LP in Cologne, Germany.
@ Niehler Freiheit autonomous venue, starting at 13h with workshops, dance, panel talks, concert by Muito Kaballa, dj sets by Rebel Up, Lua Preta, DJ Satelite, Catu Diosis, Rafael Aragon, Dr Kwest, Radio Frappé, Didi and more! party with us deep into the night 🙂
for the next 2 weeks from 30.01 until 11.02, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring with Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia and her acoustic band. Not as DJ, but managing the band on the road, taking them from venue to venue through Belgium (Antwerp, Gent, Leffinge), Netherlands (Leiden), Germany (Dusseldorf), France (Paris) and Switzerland (Baden, Geneve & Dudingen).
Since the 1970’s, she is one of the main female voices of the Malian Wassoulou style. Check our her recent reissue on the Awesome Tapes from Africa label, it’s pure bliss. On the tour they will have merch for sale (CD’s and vinyls) at very fair prices.
See the tour dates & venues above, come and say hello!
On saturday 8 Feb, SebCat will spin global tunes in Geneva together with the Bongo Joe team at Chez Jean-Luc cabaret bar into the night. Drop by & swing 🙂
This friday night, Memo Pimiento and his electric orchestra will play at the Bokal Royal. It will be his last Bxl concert of 2018 before leaving Brussels for Mexico to flee the winter and coming back a few months later.
It’s an eclectic night with a diverse lineup of live artists & dj’s.
> with Why The Eye, Dr Chipote, Manta and Pute-Acier
and for those in France > Babylon Trio is doing their very 1st mini France tour!
On friday 5 oct they will play in Angers at La Bamboche party in Le Heron Carré.
Promises to be wild! FB event here.
On saturday 6 oct, they will play in Nantes at the alternative La Bonneterie venue for the High Five party, who are celebrating their 5 years~!
and a nice lineup too, with Kenji Minogue, Tara Larson of Prince Rama, The Brain dj and Maison Acid. And it’s a dress up party too, so put on your grooviest/weirdest combinations 🙂
oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!
Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The collective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed. At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.
A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.
Mettani滅 the guruof the Arabstazy collective. His liveperformancesare inspired byNorth Africanhealing rituals, andmake the link betweenmysticaland animistpossessiontrance.His soundis dark andorganic, mixing oddpolyrhythms with vibrantmelodies.Heinvites you toexplore theflip sideof your soul.Coming from thenoiserock scene, he uses hisvoice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic andanalogueinstruments.
DeenaAbdelwahed Works hard toinject adose of innovationand experimentationinto electronic musicin Tunisia.Part of theTunisianalternative scene, she combinesurban rhythmsto her personal taste and brings highly energeticavant-garde musicthat is regarded asthe futureof Tunisianelectronic music. In 2014, shewas discoveredby thecollectiveArabstazy and ever since she has becomethe prophetess.
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.
Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.
Rebel Up! DJ’s resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.