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Thu 12 Jan > Bonnefooi invites Rebel Up! with special guests Daferwa (MX/DE) & Pedrolito

Happy new year all! 🙂
Hope you had great holiday period & parties.

Our next night is Thursday 12 January and it will be a latino-bass-tastic night!

Bonnefooi Invites:
Hosted by Rebel Up! with special guest > > > >
Daniel Fernando Wahl alias Daferwa was born in Tübingen and raised in a Mexican-
German household. From an early age on he got in touch with a broad variety of Latin-American music as well as Rap, Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and UK Sounds. His sets are innovative and rhythmically trips. From melodic and funky Beats, to hip moving Dembow Sounds to syncopated and percussive 4x 4, or halftime bouncy stuff. Strictly spoken – he doesn’t gives a shit about genres. Since 2005 Daferwa has been actively contributing to Cologne’s nightlife. In 2007, he founded the MASH IT UP! platform in Cologne; in 2009 he became resident DJ and
freelancing autor for WDR Funkhaus Europa (Germanys N°1 public radio station for Global Music) writing programs and conducting in-depth interviews. He’s of the main honcho’s behind and German global parties such as Mash It Up! (Cologne) and Global Player (Krefeld & Dusseldorf) . Having played many renowned festivals & parties such as Sziget (HU), Fusion Festival (DE) and supporting many international live bands and artists, he knows how to get a global party going. Be ready for some Mexican wildness with German precision 🙂

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris and now Brussels, busy DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and Pedrolito aka Pierre Lara is a DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass and latino sounds from allover. He especially loves to dig up nueva cumbia and share his discoveries through his “Dale amor a la cumbia que la cumbia te lo devuelve” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

Casual hosts at Bonnefooi, the Rebel Up! DJ collective and their infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash parties are no secret to the global underground in Brussels. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Researchers of ethnic music styles, remixers and also hosts of the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

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from 22h

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

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Thu 22 Dec > Rebel Up! in Lisboa (PT) @ Crew Hassan

This week Rebel Up! SebCat will be in Lisbon for Xmas,

Thursday 22 Dec, SebCat will be spinning tunes @ Crew Hassan, our favorite alternative hangout in the lively Intendente bairro, a music bar combined with a record shop and basement club for the Lisboa underground.

Also Kuzi Whan of global band XA Cute (Berlin) will spin some global dub & beats with us! 🙂

from 22h till 2am

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@ Crew Hassan
Rua Andrade 8
(metro Intendente)

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16/17 Dec > Rebel Up! Amsterdam weekender @ Alta Cumbia Night, OT301 + Beatroots, Pllek (Nsdm)

alta-cumbiaFriday 16 Dec @ OT301
Alta Cumbia Nite presents:

SebCat Rebel Up! Soundclash (BE) / La Banda Fantastica / D J Rengo Estar / Dj Larva + Special Spicy Hot Guests

This 3rd edition of Alta Cumbia Nite will be hotter than hell. Evil Cumbia vibes are expected on the dance floor and stage blending the hottest cumbia tracks with the dance of sexy devilish creatures. On the line up: Rebel Up! SebCat (BE) is joining us with a huge new collection of chicha vinyl recently brought from Peru, accompanied by sweaty visuals. La Banda Fantastica, the always evolving cumbia band from the Netherlands (Mexico/Argentina/Chile/NL), will bring some evil tracks to make you dance like a demon. And if that’s not enough already, our party partners DJ Larva & DJ Rengo Estar will take care that the temperature stays up all night long! Together with unexpected special guests, this promises to be a very caliente last cumbia night of the year, that you don’t wanna miss!

@OT301, Overtoom 301
Doors 21h

before 22h €5
after €7
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beatrootsand Saturday 17 Dec @ Pllek >

Together with our friends of Pal / Secam and DJ Graham we’ll be spinning global tunes at the Beatroots party from midnight onwards. Expect lots of Afro-Portuguese bouncy tunes and other Afro-electro sweetness.

More info here.
@ Pllek (NSDM werf)
T.T. Neveritaweg 59

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Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)


This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

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20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

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19-24 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Womex, Santiago de Compostela (ES) + Porto (PT)

14691959_10154013262098231_5553615490502358087_oThis week, Rebel Up! will be attending Womex16 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, the world music expo. Full programme & showcases here!

On wednesday 19th we already will kick off Womex early, with a global dj night hosted by our Global Club Music Network at Casa das Crechas in the historic centre of Santiago, Rebel Up! playing together with our global dj buddies Kosta Kostov (BG), D Watts Riot (BA) & Makala (ES)!  From around 22h30, the Banda das Crechas will play a live set and followed by our global beats till deep into the night.

During the expo days from Thursday to Saturday, you can find us at stand -1.18 (basement) with the Global Club Music Network that we are part of. During the night time, the showcase festival with many good live acts & dj’s, such as our friends Throes & The Shine (PT), DJ Satelite (AN), Boogat (CA), El Remolon (AR) and many many more!  We are also organising a conference session on Friday early afternoon: The Speedate Remix, a session about remixing global tunes for the dancefloor or experimental spheres. And later on the same day, our GCMN network session.

On Sunday 23 Oct, Rebel Up! SebCat will travel down to Porto to spin global and mostly African tunes at Miss’Opo restaurant from 18h onwards (Rua de Trás 49, Sao Bento metro). Come and enjoy the amazing tasty novo Angolan cuisine!
Next evening, SebCat will spin some global listening tunes at the alternative Cafe Candelabro (Rua de Conceicao 3, Trinidade metro).

See you around, ‘ta luego, até ja!

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Thu 13 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Fanfara Electronic & Pedrolito

12916276_1275543565795200_6050833110536514666_oThu 13 Oct, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi, replacing the Fortuna label crew who sadly had to cancel.

We got some great local guests in to make you bounce to global beats all night long!

THOMSCAT & BAM (Fanfara Electronica)
Originators of Global Hybrid Records, the playground of Fanfara Electronica with DJ producers Thomscat & BAM is a free and liberated mixture of the electronic universe and world music. The very essence of this digital fanfare blows up every constraint and prejudice. Their remixes bring ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris, DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass. He especially loves to dig on nueva cumbia and share his discoveries with his “Dale amor” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

REBEL UP! (host)
Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic bass to digital folklore roots, it’s all there to hear and feel.

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Rue des Pierres 8
1000 Bxl

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Thu 30 June > Rebel Up! @ Amsterdam Roots Festival / Rest Is Noise night, Muziekgebouw, A’dam


Hello Amsterdam!

This thursday 30 june, Rebel Up! will be playing once again at Amsterdam Roots Festival, this time at the grand Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.  *A remix of modern en traditional music from Marrakech* is the theme of the night, hosted by Rest Is Noise, What Design Can Do & Rebel Up! as part of the Amsterdam Roots festival, with special international Moroccan guests Officerfishdumplings and Dakka Chrafoo. Much to look forward to!

Behind the pseudonym officerfishdumplings is the Moroccan-American musician, DJ and multimedia artist Hatim Belyamani. He is the founder of remix <- -> culture, an art collective that connects traditional music to digital remix art. Officerfishdumplings is the musical expression of this collective and what Belyamani does is quite original. In search of his property and the Moroccan musical roots he regularly travels to Morocco to record local groups. With this raw material he creates his amazing audio visual remixes.

The Dutch-Moroccan percussion group Dakka Chrafoo plays traditional music from Marrakech. They play Dakka Marrakchia: a popular music with lots of upbeat percussion, punishment clapping and piercing wind.

The DJs of RebelUp! will frame the musical evening with catchy pearls from the ‘rougher sounds from the global underground.

More info, see site or FB event.

doors 19:30
@ Muziekgebouw
Piet Heinkade 1


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Sat 30 April > Rebel Up! @ El Pulpo Mixtissage night, La Tentation Bxl


Si si, Saturday 30 april, El Pulpo presents big Mixtissage party @ La Tentation!

Mixtissage is a musical trip between Africa and Latin America, the blend of underground sounds and world music.

With 2 live bands, afterparty & food!

Radio Palenke (CO / FR / PT)
This band is a musical journey between Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. It is through the world of Afro-Caribbean music where Radio Palenke expresses itself with swaying guitars and intoxicating rhythms. Everything between soukous, soca, Colombian champeta, palenke, cumbia and reggaeton. These five musicians and their high energy create a 100% tropical atmosphere to dance in.

El Felino Macabre y los de la Cava (AR/ UR / CB / CL / MX / Bxl)
Argentinian Singer-guitarist Leandro Capello and his Latin American friends had the nice idea to combine their music sessions in Brussels with musical energy and dynamism of all the band members. Expect a very festive opening set with Latino rock and *Whisky* cumbia.

Afterparty from midnight with international DJ’s!

DJ Cucurucho (ES)
Spanish DJ and founder of web Radio Groovalizacion, as a selector he always guarantees a sunny tropical set between Latin and African spheres.

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
Resident DJ El Pulpo and ofcourse Rebel Up!. Expect a wild mix of the most swinging tropical sounds!

Manucho (PT)
DJ of Radio Palenke and he will give you a danceable set, filled with electronic global beats from Africa to Colombia!

Sugamix (CO)
Pure Colombian selections of this Brussels Colombian to put the audience on fire, from cumbia to champeta and much more!

++++++ Visuals by BenRichard ++++++++

● Also Food! > Ecuadorian tapas by Si Sa all night long! ●
El Menu >
★ Ceviche de pescado Ecuatoriano
★ Yucas fritas con salsa
★ Empanadas (vege / carne)

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20u > DJ Warmup & Food
21u30 > El Felino Macabre y de la Cava
22u30 > Radio Palenke
23u45 > Afterparty!

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All night 5€
20h – 4am

@ La tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

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Sat 23 April > Rebel Up! @ KICKtapAss Soundystem party, Bxl


this Saturday, party in the awesome KICKtapAss taapas bar, for celebrating the installation of their new soundsystem!

with DJ’s Rebel Up! SebCat, Silver Canary DJ’s and El Gato Callejero.


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from 21h – 3am

Rue de Laeken 54
1000 Bxl

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Rebel Up! SebCat Berlin weekender ; 4 gigs


should you be in Berlin this weekend, from friday to sunday Rebel Up! SebCat will play 4 gigs.
here it goes!

Friday >
@ Banja Luka, Oberbaum Strasse (Kreuzberg) > basement party!
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Saturday >

@ Wild Wedding festival, Brunnen70, Brunnenstrasse 70 (Gesundbrunnen) > club night
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Sunday 2x > afternoon + evening >

Sonntagsknuppel mit Liebhaberei, JK. Schleusenufer 4, Kreuzberg (Open air party!)
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Tropical Klunkerwarp, Klunkerkranlich, Karl Marxstrasse 66, Neukoln  (Rooftop party!)
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Sat 19 March > Rebel Up! Soundclash night @ Beursschouwburg Bxl

Rebel Up 19 maart

this saturday 19th we organise a special Rebel Up! Sounclash night in the Brussels Beursschouwburg.
a global underground night with live sets and dj sets of ethnic beats through digital folklore, dub and psychedelia.

X.A.Cute (DE) presents Shards
Founded in the early noughties in Berlin, X.A.Cute has been active in different shapes and styles, but the roots always remained the same: dub and hip hop, spiced up with whatever caught the attention of core members, DJs and producers Wuzi Khan and Freak Ass E. Over the years X.A.Cute has recorded and played with artists as (among others) Mike Ladd, Miss Red, Mark Stewart, Infinite Livez, The Shadowhuntaz, Guillermo E. Brown, and Ari Up, with releases on labels as Echo Beach, Moniker Eggplant, Anorakism and Meerkat Recordings. In Summer 2014 MPC-wizzard Guvibosh joined the line-up after moving from Jerusalem to Berlin, adding his russian percussion and a selection of bass heavy beats to the mix. After playing a number of successful club and festival gigs this combination resulted in the digital relase “Shards”. A mirror of the current live-show, it features a storm of samples and scales selected from records and musical cultures around the world, grounded by bass heavy riddims and a subtle dub treatment, including an (authorized) version of Mark Stewart & The Maffia’s “Liberty City” and one of the (nowadays) rare vocal performance from Wuzi Khan. No computers were used on stage or while recording, with about 50% of sequenced beats from the trusted Korg electribe, and 50% of the songs freely tapped in real time and space.
Wuzi Khan: Electribe, Dr. Sample, FX, vocals
Guvibosh: MPS, Kaoss FX
Freak Ass E: EMU Sampler, MIcrokorg, FX, cowbell

Guess What (FR/UK)
Spearheaded by the alter ego’s Luke Warmcop and Graham Mushnik, this duo specializes in obscure metaphysical music and global soundtracks with electronic organs, synthesizers, melodica and electronics that take you through Russia, the Middle East and the 70’s *Giallo* cinema of Italy. Their most recent LP “Al Khawarizmi” is an amazing homage to the 8th century Arabic astronomer Al Khawarizmi who invented algebra and studied the solar system. It’s filled with Middle Eastern, Persian, Indo-Pakistani and Northern African psychedelic grooves from the 60’s and 70’s, belly dance beats enhanced by modern drum sequencing, samples and synthesizers. Expect a heavy dose of eastern psychedelics that will make your mind and body swirl into a higher state.

Joxaren (SE)
David Giese aka Joxaren is a Swedish musician with a background in Punk/Dub/Hip Hop/ Electro. Deejaying since the mid-nineties, Joxaren has been focusing on hybrids and intersections of musical styles and fitting it into his peculiar bouncy Skweee sound. Relentlessly hoovering the remotest stitches of the www for the best Tallava wedding jams, trading the latest Manele compilations from the local Romanian beggar on the corner, searching through Egyptian pop charts and of course adding all the news from his fellow Scandinavian Skweee-makers, Joxaren finds ingredients for his motley blend of sounds.

Rebel Up! DJ’s (Bxl)
hosts of the night and no secret to the global underground nightlife in Brussels, organising many different concert & dance nights in venues such as Recyclart, Bonnefooi and Les Ateliers Claus. These dj’s are true selectors, remixers and digital diggers, always looking for that special global beat hidden away from the mainstream ‘world’ music. From the latest electronic beats to traditional folklore, there is a place for all of these in their colourful dj sets. Select global, play local!

check FB event or BSB website

5€ presale > 8€ at door

Silver Room
21:30 – 4:00

@ Beursschouwburg,
Rue Orts 20
1000 Bxl

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Sat 30 Jan > Hybrid Circus party @ La Tentation, Bxl

El Pulpo Collective, Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records present:

The El Pulpo Collective, Global Hybrid Records and Rebel Up! Soundclash crews dump down their suitcase at La Tentation and wear their nicest costumes to offer you a unique experience!
Imagine a wild Circus, a mix of tones which refuse borders… A road trip across World Music, going from Transylvania, through the Andes and Sahara desert or even tropical forests.
During your trip you’ll meet some acrobats, jugglers, turning, spinning fast around you, showing up suddenly from the shadow…
You’ll be part of a sound & visual experience like never before!

Welcome to the Circus, ladies, gentlemen, welcome to the theatre of life! Welcome to….HYBRID CIRCUS!

# Rafael Aragon (live) / Tropikal Masala
# Alizarina (live) / Ethno World
# Rebel-Up! Soundclash / Tropical & Global Bass
# Fanfara Electronica / Ghetto world beatz

+ DECO & Light Show by Global Hybrid Crew
+ Global Hybrid Original Sound System 4Kw.
+ Live Vjing (on FAT screen)
+ Circus, acrobats & more
+ Bar & food

free in before midnight!  5€ after
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La Tentation site

Doors: 23:00
@ La Tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
Bxl centre

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