Best wishes for this year all! Hope you had a great start to this new year whether healthy or in quarantine.. hoping for better days soon, which will come! 🙂
Here our recent Rebel Up Nightshop episodes, January & December via Radio Campus Bxl and shared by Rhythms Passport & Groovalizacion radio, each +3 hours trip around the world in sound. Click on images to listen >>>
Nightshop episode for January, starting with a coladeira song from Cabo Verde and Turkish folk made in Germany. Our albums of the month take us to sufi meditation raga’s via Tahir Qawwal, Portuguese arabic & sephardic jazz by Al-Jiçç, Tuvan throat singing by Khöömei Beat and Egyptian 70’s synthesizer soundtracks by Hany Mehanna. Down to the tropics of South America we have albums by Colombian palenque queen Petrona Martinez & female guests, the Rebel Up compilation Chicha Popular of 80’s chicha cumbia from Peru via Discos Horoscopo, Brazilian activist songs by Juçara Marçal, a female electronic compilation from Chile, afroperuvian bass by duo Vudufa, female electro maloya from La Reunion by Eat My Butterfly and closing with Tia Maria Produçoes crew from Lisbon.
Nightshop for December with albums of the month that take us to Iranian Kurdistan via the tanbur strings of Mohammad Heydarian on Radio Khiyaban, Lebanese-Brussels folk jazz by Molo Sayat via Zephyrus and Cabo Verde funana disco & roots by Tchiss Lopes reissued via Arabusta. Colombian band Sonoras Mil brings psychedelic tropical pop, Kiko de Gallo brings organic electro compositions in different colours, while father-son duo Betamax & Clive Bell combine experimental jazz and electronics. Owini Sigoma Band goes into spacey effects on traditional and electro tones via Brownswood label, while The Tonga Boys & Dr Kanuska Group dive into heavy ritual temple sounds. Tunisian duo Frigya brings mezwed & bedoui beats via Shouka label, Lisboa producer DJ Lycox via Principe Discos and South Africa gqom producer Griffit Vigo via Brussels Maloca label.
Starting in the morning (for real) at the Cureghem/Anderlecht canal side. The Microtunes X Breakfeest event is organised by Micromarché as part of their Recup Ton Quartier / Recup Je Wijk project. Listen to some tunes, do a workshop, have a pancake breakfast!
From 9 to 12h in breakfast/brunch vibes >>>> REBEL UP! SEBCAT & RAFAEL ARAGON MORNING DJ-SET PANCAKES/CREPES ATELIER VELO x VZW ELASTIEK BUBBLATON x BOTS CONSPIRACY
Prix libre / Vrije bijdrage / Free donation Find us at the Pont de Cureghem / Kuregembrug on the corner of Rue Wayez / Quai Fernand Demets. All info here.
and in the afternoon we move over to Gent at DOK open air venue from 12H until 20H. Gent collectives Huna Sounds, Democrazy & Tweeden Asem organise a record fair with lots of great sellers > labels, distro’s and collectors.
The Rebel Up label & distro will be there with our releases + other titles. More sellers who will be present are SOUMA, XOGN, Calacas, Labi & Funk, GroovyRecords, Ubuntu & more.
On sunday 20.06 Rebel Up records will participate with a vinyl/merch stand at Beats ‘n’ Roots Keep On event for Fete de la Musique at Circularium in Anderlecht. Circularium is a new creative space for circular economy in Brussels.
Lots of (inter)national artists, live sets and DJ sets. Timetable:
13H : DJ MIMI / VJ BenRichard 14H : concert Clemix 15H30 : DJ Ibaaku / VJ BenRichard 16H30 : concert Esinam 18H DJ Kuna Maze / VJ BenRichard 19H : concert Ozferti
and last thursday a Rebel Up & Friends session with SebCat & Didi at Kiosk Radio. 2 hours of eclectic music, from global sounds to jazz, electronics and more. also a Festa Afro Tuga moment in the 2nd hour. Listen below >>>
It is #bandcampfriday again today 7 May, where Bandcamp waives their fees for 24 hours to fully support artists & labels.
In case you like to support Rebel Up, we also offer 15% discount on all items today! from digital albums, vinyls, cassette, CD’s, tshirts, hoodies, tote bags and even our super fresh limited edition ceramic mug. Use discount code ‘bcmay’ at checkout
Here is our latest Rebel Up Nightshop episode for April via Radio Campus Bruxelles & Rhythm Passport.
Lots of new sounds and albums of the month by Joãozinho Morgado (Turma da Bênção), Roforofo Jazz, Abelardo Carbono & Meridian Brothers, CHEB, Omar Sosa, Stella Chiweshe, Ayuune Sule, Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble, Electric Jalaba, DJ Click & Hamadcha de Fes, Habibi Funk, Praktika, DJ Black Low and more! Tune in below >>>