Sat 2 June > Giraffes & Penguins #7, Au Quai, Bxl

yes yes, another Giraffes & Penguins party, #7, and perhaps our last for this season at Au Quai.

🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

For this 7th musical night trip, we are very happy to welcome the shaman of global beats Rafael Aragon, who will hypnotize you with his secret and irresistible frequencies. Ofcourse hosted by Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop will move your bodies and souls through the wildest sounds from the global underground!

〰🔅〰 Rafael Aragon 〰🔅〰
The music of Rafael Aragon is cut for the dance floor, rich in bass but delicate, maximalist and highly psychedelic. With a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin and Oriental folk traditions. Mystic chimes, tribal drums and voodoo manners respond to big kicks, hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas.
With his many live and DJ sets in clubs, free parties and festivals all over Europe and South America, Rafael has made a name for himself as a producer, remixer and DJ on the electronic and world music scene with his powerful “global rave” sound.

http://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts party nights, the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, the Rebel Up & Friends livestream on Kiosk Radio, runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds and since march has started Rebel Up records Expect the freshest global sounds from allover!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/

Come with lots of energy and bring your craziest moves.

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from 22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Bxl

Sat 14 April > Giraffes & Penguins #6 @ Au Quai, Bxl

and saturday 14 april, another amazing fun Giraffes & Penguins party!
🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Party animals, dancefloor travellers and global music lovers, it’s time to meet again 😁
Diego Armando (Barcelona) and Dragan (Bxl) will be our special guides for this 6th musical exploration trip around the wildest places on earth, together with Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

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〰🔅〰 Diego Armando 〰🔅〰
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona playing an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world.
A 24 h digger moving from Jamaica To Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gypsy rumba Barcelona. His specialty is dancefloor killers from the afroamerican music, exotic themes from Brasil to Africa, & also Disco & Acid house anthems. A true visceral dj who plays vinyls since 20 years active in Barcelona & Catalunya. His name is an hommage to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player from Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this name after a big party in La Costa Brava. He played festivals like Sónar, Faraday, Rock Circus (Italy), Mostra Sonora i Visual & venues like Razzmatazz (BCN) and Sala Apolo (BCN). He also opened for The Streets, Ike Turner, Mdou Moctar, Mammane Sani, KIng Ayisoba or Maceo Parker to name a few. He is part of the Finis Africae collective and also has an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza a venezuelan artist. A clash between roots & electronic music.
http://diegoarmandodj.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

〰🔅〰 Dragan 〰🔅〰
(LaVallée – GranKrew – Radio Panik 105.4 FM – Collectif Z!)
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of musical genres, from jazz to techno, soul, funk, beats, world,…
After a pause in his digging fever, he’s back to his first love. Since the end of 2015, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts LaVallée, Antitapas, Bravo Bxl, Walvis, Bonnefooi, Quest For the Beat.
He’s also part of the team that put up the biggest free outdoor festival in Brussels, the Jam’in Jette festival.
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/
https://www.mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/f-l-u-x-t-e-n-d-u-0-0-0-4-radiopanikorg-brussels/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
as always, expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

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doors 22h til 4am
@ Au Quai,
Quai du Hainaut 23

Entrance 5€ /// Doors 22h – 4h
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Saturday 3 March > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #5, Au Quai, Bxl

🎵 🌶 🎵 NEW ETHNO-GROOVE PARTY IN TOWN 🎵 🌶 🎵

This 5th edition of Giraffes & Penguins will push away the limits of physics!
Four global underground DJ’s from Brussels will demonstrate that East, West, North & South can melt into a single point called “dancefloor” if brought at the right temperature!

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This dangerous experiment (loss of control is very likely) will be led by The Wild, Drache Musicale, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop
🕶💥 Visual entertainment will be guaranteed by our guest VJ Gilles empêtré 💥🕶

Join & share the fun!  🙂

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 11 Nov > triple Rebel Up action in Brussels @ Kiosk Radio opening, Giraffes & Penguins #3 party + Bal des Migrants fundraiser

Hello Bxl

a busy saturday coming up on 11/11 with 3 events where Rebel Up will spin global tunes.
Starting at Kiosk Radio opening party in the afternoon.
as of Saturday 11 November a new internet radio will be airing in Brussels, video-streaming live from a wooden kiosk @ Parc Royal, every afternoon, every day of the week! To celebrate this, an opening party from 12 til 22h.

Kiosk Radio will be first and foremost a community of music lovers. Kiosk will be collaborating with some of the finest Brussels & Belgian-based DJs, labels and collectives, also hosting some (really special!) international guests from time to time. Tune in and join our community!  Each month, Rebel Up will host a 2 hour session with special guests and always good global tunes.

Rebel Up SebCat will spin from 15-16h

All info, see FB event / website

Then from 23h onwards, our 3rd Giraffes & Penguins party in alternative space Collectif Au Quai, with special guest duo Pal/Secam from Amsterdam!

Pål/Secam is an Amsterdam based Dutch/French DJ duo, who spread the intercontinental PAN-AMAFROPEANS sound on the local dance floors. The two joined forces in 2011 after dj-ing solo for several years. Their sets are infused by the elements of surprise and excitement, in terms of mixing in another genre, from New York deep disco to early 80’s hip hop, Congolese rumba, oldschool electro, Cape Verdean Funaná or Kenyan Benga music.. There is no end. This is the PAN-AMAFROPEAN sound, as they like to call it. Pål/Secam developed their own style based on groove, international groove. With a mission to break musical boundaries by creating a diverse colourful pattern that tickles ears and feet.
https://www.mixcloud.com/PALetSECAM/
https://soundcloud.com/paletsecam

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 11:11pm
Quai du Hainaut 23
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort


Afterwards, Rebel Up SebCat will also spin the last hour (@ 5am) at Barlok for the NIEMAND IS ILLEGAAL . BAL DES MIGRANTS . BENEFIT

Yearly benefit for the people without borders.  Last year the benefit gathered more than 1500€ for several Collectives without papers. This year they are doing the same!

the eclectic programme of DJ’s & live acts > Capten Hero, JAY MNG, Pipo
FLASHBLASTER Solo, THE END OF ERNIE, Chibida , Rasasawt , Marla J, Rebel up, Riot Porn, Ilia Selecta,…

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Entrance: Free contribution
Barlok, 53b Avenue Du port, 1000 Bruxelles

No Borders, No Nations, No Facism, No Rascism, No Sexism, No Homophobia!

Sat 7 Oct > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #2, Au Quai, Bxl

The second edition of Giraffes & Penguins >>> afterparty of Nanobrasserie de l’Ermitage – Opening Party just nearby in Anderlecht (“à un jet de bière”)

We’ll go on a musical exploration trip from the giraffes’ groovy *highlife* to the penguins’ psychedelic throat songs! The journey will start at 10pm @ Au Quai (next to Dépôt Design).

Your guides will be Coco Maria (Mexico / Berlin), Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & DJ Chokkou.

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special guest:

Coco Maria (MX/Berlin)
Coco Maria is a colourful lady from the north of Mexico shaking down the Berlin tropical scene with her classy and funky record collection mainly from Colombia, Brazil, Peru and beyond. Her upbeat selection will at the very least put a smile on your face but watching Coco Maria enjoy herself on the decks, completes the experience and makes non-believers dance till the sun sets in the new world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cocomariamusic/
https://soundcloud.com/cocomariamusic
https://cashmereradio.com/shows/i-dream-of-piranhas/

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Rebel Up is a household name in Brussels through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in many venues. Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is a DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He’s passionate about world music and has built over the years a large collection of songs from almost everywhere. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussions, where West-African griots meet Colombian gaiteros or Pakistani nomads… So let’s get ready for a musical patchwork full of groove that will move our little pigs’ pawls, because as he says, “I prefer to make pigs dance rather than eat them!”
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/769384479887424/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

DJ Chokkou (Bxl)
Poet, eclectic spirit, between Dominican bloodlines and Italian culture, Dany aka Dj Chokkou is a DJ, singer, organisor and radio host. Raised in Trieste (Italy), he moved to Brussels to be part of community radio, start concerts and socio-cultural activities. Expect all dance flavours of afro and latin music.
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjChokkou/

all info > FB event

5€   /// Doors 10pm – 6am > limited space, so get in early enough!
Quai de Hainaut 23 (next to Depot Design / MIMA)
metro Comte de Flandre
tram 51 Porte de Flandre