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Fri 24 Nov, Rebel Up @ Bruxellongo, Candance Bar, Bxl

New global dance party in Brussels > Bruxellongo!!!

Tomorrow, friday 24 nov, at Candance bar.
every first and last friday of the month you will have an alternative option to listen the new of the worldwide global underground music in the heart of Brussels.

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ BruXellongo █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁
·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ First Dance Session ♫♪♩·.¸¸.·


KuraqAbe (PE/Bxl) *host*
Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Sudakah (CO/Bxl)
Le Grand Mechant Loop (Bxl)

Expect everthing from Peruvian bass, chicha, Colombian cumbia & champeta, Latino styles, African beats, Caribbean tropicalism, Arabic sounds and much more!

Free in! + special beer promotions
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22h – 5am
@ Candance Bar
Plattesteen 18,
1000 Bruxelles (3 blocks from “La Bourse”)

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Fri 15 Sept + 16 Sept > Rebel Up @ El Tacomobil Mexican fiesta (Royale Union St Gilloise) + International Dance Music Record Fair (Anderlecht) > both FREE IN!

this friday 15 Sept, a Mexican fiesta to celebrate 3 years of El Taco Mobil foodtruck + Mexican independence day.

Music by DJ Rebel Up SebCat, mariachi band Sabor a Mexico Bxl + Bruxsel Fandango Project.
Craft beer by micro breweries En Stoemelings + La Revolucionaria Cerveza.
Mexican dishes by LocoMexicano & Etna Torres.

All info > FB event.
@ Stade Union St. Gilloise (Joseph Marien)
Chaussée de Bruxelles 223,
1190 Forest
trams 32 / 82 / 97 / 51

Saturday 16 september, the good folks of 54 Kollektiv, Basic Moves, De Toestand and Biestebroek are organising a record fair in Anderlecht, the 1st International Dance Music Fair.

Our city of Brussels thrills again on everything to do with underground dance music culture. A whole afternoon of vinyl sales from quality vendors, food ‘n’ drink and a chance to appreciate Cecilio (Slow Life) on the 54 Sound System.

from 14h – 20h
All info > FB event.

@ Biestebroek
Veeweydestraat 102
1070 Anderlecht

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Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Fri 21 Apr > Rebel Up! double Cumbia & Dancehall night @ Walvis (w Memo Pimiento) + All In One bar w/ Silver Canary

double Rebel Up! action this Friday night in Brussels in cumbia & dancehall style!

starting at Café Walvis, free concert of our Mexican friend Memo Pimiento and his always amazing electro cumbia live sound.
concert at 22/ 23h. Before & after cumbia dj set by Rebel Up! SebCat

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22h – 1am

@ Walvis
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209

After that, another party in the new bar All In One, in the Marolles 🙂
Run by sweet Haïtian folks with a love for jazz & tropical sounds.

Time for another Oyé Cumbia Dancehall night by Silver Canary soundsystem & Rebel Up! From 22h til deep into the night we’ll spin the best rocksteady, dancehall, cumbia and other afro-latino bass tunes. Free in. Hope to see you there, come & bump!

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22h – 5am > FREE IN
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9
(around corner of Bowling)

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Fri 3 Feb > Rebel Up! & Global Hybrid present: Tribal Tropical @ Kumiko (ex-Bravo), Bxl FREE IN!

a new Bxl basement party in town, free in!
*****deep tropical sounds from the global underground*****
hosted by Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records

@ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo bar)

Get ready to immerse yourself into modern ethnic spheres, be taken to imaginary places, dance, sweat, smile and cry, we are all one tribe.

Originator of the Rebel Up! DJ collective, their infamous parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground and beyond. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Tune in to radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

Alizarina *LIVE*
From a techno kick to a melodic clarinet, Alizarina mixes different influences: Techno, Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan beats… Fruit of travels and a strongly developed curiosity, his music will take you on a modern trip through his special Ethno-Techno Tzigane sound. Just a few months ago, he released his debut album ‘Melodic Blossoms’ on Global Hybrid, an album that sublimely bridges tradition with the modern.

TOHM (Fanfara Electronica)
One of the originators of Global Hybrid crew that host many amazingly wild parties in Brussels and part of the Fanfara Electronica. His playground is a free and liberated mix of the electronic universe and world music. Tohm brings deep tribal sounds, a spirit for the freedom of wild electronic celebrations, ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Rafael Aragon
Birthday boy Rafael also joins us! His obsessive curiosity has him digging through everything from latin beats to oriental melodies, unearthing unique samples that he (re)mixes, twists and polishes with a watchmaker’s precision. Rafael’s music is demanding but light-hearted, intelligent but down to earth, and overcomes musical language barriers with its lack of stylistic limitations.


20h – 2h30 @ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo)
Rue de Alost / Aalststraat 7, 1000 Bxl


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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

Info here

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Thu 4 August > Rebel Up! Soundclash summer night @ Bonnefooi Bxl

RebelUp bonne

This Thursday 4 Aug, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi,
with 2 special guests from Argentina & Colombia with Barrio Lindo (AR) & Ephniko (CO).

It will be their first time playing in Brussels, for a late night session into afro latino & electro folklore flavours!

Barrio Lindo is the project of Augustine Rivaldo, luthier by trade. In 2012, after a stay of three years in Colombia, Augustine decided to explore the world of digital music influenced by South American folklore. It all begin after he participated in a workshop production of musical guided by fellow Argentinian musician Pedro Canale a.k.a. Chancha via Circuito (Crammed / Wonderwheel). Since then he has released two EP via Bad Panda Records: “Free” (Ep, 2013) “Respiratory System” (EP 2012) and a LP published by the Project label: “Mooncircle” (2014) in double cassette & vinyl format. He has also made two EPs in collaboration with Argentinian producer Barda and English producer El Buho called “History of Color” recently published by ZZK Records. He has performed in venues and festivals in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and the United States and will now play Brussels for the 1st time

Ephniko hails from Barranquilla, Colombia, via Miami, Ephniko is an emcee, songwriter, global funk selector and producer whose music is rooted in the repetitive groove of hiphop and bass while expanding into the unpredictably eclectic. As a selector Ephniko moves crowds by combining African roots music from around the world with the electromechanical vibrations of the first world inner cities where he found his musical voice. He baptized his style of global dance as “Soundcocho.” He has performed in multiple festivals and concerts from Miami, Caracas, New York City and San Francisco to Capetown and Thailand.

Rebel Up! SebCat is originator of the local Rebel Up! crew who bring the underground global flavour to Brussels nightlife in all global dance styles possible. Host of the night and he will surf the soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere. Just 1 night before Rebel Up’s appearance at Esperanzah festival, SebCat is always ready to play Bonnefooi for those who love the throbbing heartbeat of folklore mashed with electronics.

more info > FB event

from 22:00 onwards…

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Sat 5 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Drache Musicale Louvrette party!


this saturday 5 Dec, our friends of Drache Musicale (Radio Panik) are organising a fun & FREE global night @ café Le Louvre at the Parvis of St Gilles.
special guest is our friend Boris Viande, better known as a super good electro-balkan producer! He runs the VLAD Ghetto Folk label and plays live trumpet during his live & dj sets!

support by Rebel Up & Drache Musicale dj’s, yeah! 🙂

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where? café Le Louvre,
Parvis St Gilles (at corner, other side of Brasserie Schuermans)
from 22h til 4am


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Fri 27 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Tropicalia x BeatChronic anniversary party, Bxl > FREE IN!

Salaam aleikum Brussels,

all nice and scared these days? we’re not.
and for that reason Rebel Up! plays at a warehouse party in Molenbeek this Friday 27 nov,
Free in as well! so are you game or chicken?


Tropicalia Bxl & BeatChronic organise this night as part of BeatChronic’s 4th anniversary. This young collective runs special eclectic nights in Brussels with many broad styles; global, roots, electro, hiphop n funk.
It will be a diverse lineup of live acts & DJ’s. Hear more on their soundcloud & mixcloud to feel their vibe.

So far confirmed >
Dance performance by Maria, Alizarina (live!), Rebel Up! SebCat, BeatChronic DJ’s Kreshik, Ezmk, Dr Kwest, Junior Goodfellaz & BC Alltstarz.

from chevalier baptiste on Vimeo.


22h – 22h15: Maria [Dance Performance)
22h15 – 23h00: Alizarina [Techno/Klezmer/Balkan-Beat]
23h00 – 00h00: Rebel Up! Soundclash [Global Afro & Latino]
00h00 – 01h00: Kreshik [AfroHouse/Brazil/Tropical]
01h00 – 02h00: Dr Kwest [Bass/Brazil]
02h00 – 03h00: Ezmk [Tropical Bass/Grime]
03h00 – 04h00: Junior Goodfellaz [Salsa/AfroBeat/Brazil]
04h00 – 05h00: BC Alltstarz [Dope Music]

▷▷▷ BAR:
Beer : 1,50€
Soft : 1,50€
Cocktails [Cuba Libre/Mojito/Gin Tonic]: 4,50€

FB event here.

from 22h til late
@ Space Belgica (warehouse)
Rue Francois Mus, 7
1080 Molenbeek Bxl
(METRO Belgica – Blvd du Jubilé)


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Thu 29 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Kosta Kostov (BG)

Bruxelles, are you ready for another Rebel Up! Soundclash all nighter at Bonnefooi!!!!!

Kosta in Brazil 2
with special guest Kosta Kostov for all your freshest global sounds!

Both Rebel Up! & Kosta Kostov are part of the Global Club Music Network who are supported by WOMEX. This night is also a nice get together for the international/Belgian/Brussels WOMEX participants from 18h followed by a party all night long. and ofcourse, FREE IN.

Kosta Kostov (BG)
Born in Bulgaria, based in Köln, Germany but at home around the world. Skilled cook, dj and producer Kosta Kostov never stops the search for the best global shake & spicy bounce tunes. His sets are a furious cooking blend of sounds from here and there, including own compositions, remixes and mashups, in which balkan, mediterranian, african & american rootsy flavas meets all the nice bassy styles. From dubstep & ragga through funk & breaks till house & electro. Since 11 years the mastermind of the monthly party Balkan Express (one of the longest running Balkan parties of the world!), he is also resident of the Global Player parties, the Funkhaus Europa Club night in Dortmund of the worldwide music radio station and he even presents a musical cooking radio show called Kostbar. A true man of the world in full flavour!

As always the Rebel Up! crew (SebCat & LeBlanc) will bring the freshest and bounciest global sounds, whether vintage tropical or ethnic electronic bass, it’s all there to hear and feel. Select global, play local!
hear our Womex14 live mix here, or our latest Nightshop radio show.

See FB event or Bonnefooi site

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pieres , BXL
Belgian WOMEX apero from 18h
party from 22h till dawn

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Fri 16 Oct > Rebel Up SebCat @ Tropicalia Housewarming, Space Belgica Bxl

This friday a special Tropicalia night at the largely unknown loft space Belgica.

The night is organised by a collective of creative Brazilians from Sao Paulo who welcome everyone to party all night long in their new place. A 600 square meters industrial loft. Friends of friends are also welcome.
Concert by Les Fanfoireux + a variety of DJ sets. Rebel Up! in tropicalia & psychedelic & beats style + many others.

Presence and live painting by Mozart Fernandes and Monica Rodrigues Fernandes. >

FREE IN (with the confirmation list on Facebook)
from 22:00 till ?
Rue François Mus 7, 1080 Molem, Brussels
FB event here


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Wo 14 Oct PANTROPICAL x ‘Afrofuturism Now Festival’: DJ SPOKO & Rebel Up – Duckfood @ WORM

PANTROPICAL presents DJ SPOKO as part of WORM’s ‘Afrofuturism Now!’ festival.

■ DJ SPOKO (south africa)
Raised in the rural town of Tzaneen (northern South Africa), Spoko started producing at age 12. After moving to Atteridgeville (a 99%-black township outside the mostly white city of Pretoria) he lived in an area called Ghost Town, near Atteridgeville’s cemetery, where as the neighborhood’s premiere producer, young Spoko earned the nickname The Ghost. In the early 2000s DJ Spoko traveled south to Soweto, where he studied sound engineering in the studio of Nozinja, creator of the SHANGAAN ELECTRO style. After Spoko built his own studio back home, he took a producer named DJ MUJAVA under his wing, leading to Spoko’s great but uncredited triumph as the percussion mastermind behind Mujavas Bacardi House indebted “Township Funk.” Since the release of “Ghost Town” (his first official western release) Spoko has continued to develop his own Ghetto Boyz entertainment – working with local Atteridgeville talent.


Rebel Up’s Duckfood will warm up an cool down with Afro Futuristic tracks from the past and present.



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