Sat 11 January > Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins x Festa Afro Tuga: Adventures #2 @ FFORMATT, Bxl

yes yes y’all!

this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT

Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.

FB event
Doors 23h00
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building

Lineup >
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
PLLOW
Rafael Aragon
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions


Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style

PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow

HOSTED BY > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019

at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions

in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss

All info > FB event

TICKETS:
6€ presale
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS

– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment

Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Fri 13 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins, KulturA, Liege

Oh yes, time again for a Giraffes & Penguins weekender in Liege + Brussels.

Starting on friday the 13th (woohoo!) in Liege at the amazing KulturA club.
Arab Bass night with special guest Ghoula from Tunisia and Liege guest Cedric Blavier. hosted by Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop & Tropical DJipsies.

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to the most contemporary and wild electronic sounds.

Ghoula (TN/FR)
Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. In Tunisia, music has been a generational vehicle for popular symbols, images and myths. Despite its small size, Ghoula sees his native country as a north African crossroad where legacies came to settle. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. Obsessed with North African multimedia heritage, Ghoula has been digging up vinyls from flea markets and old Tunisian medinas, bringing back vestiges of forgotten music cooked on top of contemporary upbeat dance rhythms. His album Hlib el Ghoula was released on the Shouka label and he is now preparing his second album.
listen here >


Cédric Blavier (Liege)
A music lover, digger and dj, Cédric Blavier makes his weapons in his native Belgium, between Liège and Brussels. Amateur of ultra-dancing ethnic music as well as planing electro downtempo, he succeeds in surprising sets to combine the effective and the experimental, the organic and the synthetic, the modern and the traditional. His musical synthesis meets a growing success in the world of electronic music, with notably appearances noticed in the festivals Nuits Sonores, Chateau Perché (France) or Taka Tuka (Hungary)!
https://soundcloud.com/l-l-phant/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Mathéo/

and Arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.

Full info > FB event / website.
doors: 22h
5€ in

@ KulturA
Rue de Roture 13
Liege

Sat 9 Nov: Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins party in FFORMATT, Bxl

Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present:
ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT

Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00
Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.

Special guest: Lukrø (PE / Mexico DF)
Peruvian DJ and producer Lukrø is the co-founder of Peruvian bass label Matraca. Originally from Lima, but based in Mexico D.F. where he runs the label, produces his output and runs various bass parties. Hidden behind a mask, he brings the vanguard of the new cumbia, juke, footwork, baile funk, moombahton and global bass alive on the dancefloor.
https://youtu.be/lbGD0NZqDbg
https://soundcloud.com/lukr0
https://soundcloud.com/matraca-netlabel

HOSTED BY 3 BRUSSELS GLOBAL COLLECTIVES > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds allover the city. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Rafael Aragon’s sound is 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. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out.
https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion.
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS


– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
Design by Ana Penafiel Marcano

Fri 1 Nov + Sat 2 Nov > Rebel Up @ Dia de Los Muertos parties in Antwerp + Liege!

Friday 1 nov, Rebel Up SebCat @ Dia de los Muertos evening at Zuiderpershuis in Antwerpen, with DJ Kumbia Beats (BO) and LuzAlta (AR).

from 19h to 2am
FB event

Saturday 2 nov, Rebel Up SebCat at Giraffes & Penguins de los Muertos, at KulturA in Liege! Our 2nd night in Liege, of our new monthly residence.

with a whole string of local guests & Brussels dj’s > Baylena Selektah, Gringo Humble, Rafael Aragon, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies female dj team. and even a little surprise video cameo by Gaetano Dub.

5€
from 22h to 5am

FB event

Rebel Up SebCat @ NO Fade Out Radio Night, Kano, Bxl

New webradio No Fade Ou Radio has officially a studio and we can’t wait to celebrate its first anniversary!

Whether you already know everything about NFO Radio or haven’t ever listened to our Mixtapes and Podcasts, take the chance to jump into our colourful world and enjoy a night with us! FREE IN!

19h: We open our doors and show you our gears! 🏰
19:30 – 23h: Homemade Italian Food all evening long 🍻 🍝 🍹

19:30 – 30:30pm: Nico Tiny Record Selection 🔥
https://www.mixcloud.com/nforadio/ceci-nest-pas-du-jazz-side-us/

20:30 – 21:30: Muluni (Live Concert – Wild Twee Folk voice & Guitar) 🎃
Muluni is a genuine fruit swollen by the land. It doesn’t matter if it has grown under contaminated illegal waste dump land or if we are talking about the Prip’jat country side. After a short pause, involved in different musical projects, Muluni has decided to take control of his music writing and in April 2019 released his first soloist composition “Mi vida es un pollo fritto” produced by Golden Catrame:
https://goldencatrame1.bandcamp.com/album/mi-vida-es-un-pollo-fritto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDcO1Ew7_88

21:30 – 22:30: Cantalupo (Live Concert – Low Fi Indie Folk) 🍈
EN] Marco Janza aka Cantalupo is a cucurbit, sing and song writer who can play his guitar soloist and move you inside, grasp you passion and melt your soul with his vibe full of elements. He has released his first EP in 2018 “Allerta Meteo” (Wheather Warning) and a brand new album a few weeks ago entitled “Il mio ultimo limone” (My last lemon).
https://goldencatrame1.bandcamp.com/album/allerta-meteo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6U57aIlO1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HatocJLMw3s

–> 10:30pm-01pm: Global Dance Floor with selected DJs

DJ Joaldo –> Cumbia Latin Groove 🔥
Joe selector is a dense, fluid, alchemic music travel which will upside down your world completely . Fine selections from Africa to Latin America and return with a simple key word: dance!

Rebel Up SebCat –> Electro Tropical Groove 🔥
Sounds from the global underground in one global roundtrip.

All info > FB event

@ Kano
Boulevard Barthélémy 20, 1000 Bxl


Stay tuned on www.nforadio.com !

Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ Rafael Aragon, Mango (NL) & Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Bxl

☾☾ Rebel Up & Friends invites Mango (NL), Rafael Aragon & Didi of Tropical DJipsies.

For more than 10 years Brussels collective Rebel Up brings underground global sounds to Brussels nightlife through events and parties in venues allover Brussels and festivals such as Esperanzah, Recyclart Holidays, Listen Festival, Forest Sounds, Nuits Sonores, Out Loud, Atlas Electronic, Goulash Disko and more and is also part of the wild Giraffes & Penguins nights.

Special guest:
☾☾ Mango (NL / Baobab Music)
Dutch roots but a global soul, Mango has been actively promoting and Djing with the Baobab Music Foundation since 2014. Having started in a humble venue, Baobab has now spread throughout the Netherlands and further afield with the main goal of sharing his diverse musical taste. With a vinyl bag that’s constantly changing, he keeps his sets interesting and worth listening to time and time again. Expect a 100% tropical vinyl set.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Baobabmusic

☾☾ Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Brussels)
Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident and also part of Global Hybrid collective. As experienced dj, producer, remixer and globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers. His production output never stops and every time he has new sounds to share with his nightly audience.
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

☾☾DJ Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Feminine force since the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil . DJ Didi will play a set between Afro Portuguese sounds, feminist activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.

All infp > FB event

23h til 6am
☾ FREE ENTRY. OPEN UNTIL 8AM.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Every soul is welcome no matter what
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat / Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl