Sun 14 Jan: Rebel Up @ Het Nieuwe Programmeren: Netwerkevent Global Sounds, Ancienne Belgique, Bxl

This sunday 14/01, a special network event in Ancienne Belgique, curated by Dutch/Belgian magazine Gonzo (circus) and DeBuren.

Global Sounds: another buzzword or just the key to attract a more diverse audience? And what are Global Sounds? And does an African band attract an African audience by definition? Programmers struggle with it, sometimes make radical choices or lose their course. For those who open the gate, it is an adventurous trip. By trial and error. It is an introduction to new actors from the field, new partners and a search for new audiences.

Together with Gonzo (circus) and deBuren, concert hall AB invites you to immerse yourself in The New Programming and Global Sounds one afternoon! with keynotes and discussions.

Our Rebel Up SebCat will be in a panel to discuss about new ways of programming global sounds in Belgium & Netherlands, together with our friend Rrita Jashari (VK Concerts), Marriette Groot (Underbelly media) and Kurt Overbergh (AB).

It’s free in but sadly the event is already full, and there is a waiting list.
Afterwards there is a concert of Indonesian ethno-noise band Senyawa as part of Europalia Indonesia.

FB event
from 12h – 18h
@ Ancienne Belgique

sat 29 nov > Mind The Gap experimental listening evening in Filmhuis Klappei, Antwerp

gonzo 29 nov

This saturday, a special Mind the Gap night organised in Antwerp by Belgo-Dutch magazine Gonzo (circus) with a nice lineup of experimental artists with sound & visual improvisations.

Svarte Greiner (NO) aka Erik Skovdin makes cinematic electro-acoustic music and is label boss of the Miasmah label and his sound will be aided by the visuals of Belgian video artist Liesbeth Marit.
High Wolf (FR) will take you into his dreamy guitardrones sound. Local Antwerp hero Milan W (part of Mittland Och Leo) will also perform together with improvised projections by Floris Vanhoof. From the other side of Belgium, Richard Colvaen will play an electronic live set.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be spinning eclectic listening tunes in between the artists.

Timetable >

18:30 doors open
19:30 Milan W/ Floris Vanhoof (CINEMA)
—dj Sebcat—
20:15 Richard Colvaen + X (BAR)
—dj Sebcat—
21:15 Svarte Greiner + Liesbeth Marit (CINEMA)
—dj Sebcat–
22:00 High Wolf + Circle°Stripe (BAR)
—gonzo (circus) dj’s—

For more info, see Klappei site or FB event here.

@ Filmhuis Klappei
Klappeistraat 2, 2060 Antwerpen
Damage: 8€
Doors 18:30
1st show to start sharp at 19:30

Fri 24 Jan > Rebel Up! dj’s @ IFFR Mind The Gap night in WORM, Rotterdam

hello folks,

mind the gap

tonight 24 January, we’re spinning tunes in WORM, Rotterdam on the Gonzo (circus) Mind The Gap night during the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

a neat lineup of contemporary experimental artists >
Kaboom Karavan (BE)
CoH (RU) & Tina Frank (DE)
The Durian Brothers (DE)

we’ll be spinning tunes between & afterwards with Duckfood & El Buho
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see WORM site for all info.
FB event here

Fri 31 May @ Recyclart, Bxl; My Cat Is An Alien (IT), Rough Americana (US/EG/IT), support SebCatLitter dj set


Next Friday, experimental concert evening at Recyclart with drones, rough guitar sounds and Pan Afrabic immigrant spheres.

My Cat Is An Alien is the musical brainchild of Italian brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, whose sound is packed with many forms of experimentalia. Their concerts are always very unpredictable and exciting as if being shamanistic rituals. Before (1998-2012) they used mostly guitars and toy instruments to articulate thier musical idiome. At the end of last year, they suddenly changed their approach to focus on self-made snare instruments  and dissected electronic devices to give their musical universe a new sound. This new beginning has been documented on the double LP ‘Art Is A Tear Of Noise And Infinite Silence’, released on Discrepant records in october 2012. This will be their first Belgian show in this new sound.

Rough Americana is the fertile collaboration between the couple Morgan Craft and Giulia Lolli (DJ Mutamassik) and sometimes their 9 year old son Meroe. This duo plays an array of rough improvised music styles of modern times. The ‘Afro-American Viking’ Craft and the Italo-Egyptian roots of Mutamassik will supply musical influences from Memphis, Tennessee to Memphis, Egypte. Mutamassik is one of the pioneers of the Sa’aidi hardcore sound and expert in what she calls ‘Pan-Afrabic Immigrant sounds’. From her speakers she will fire afro-mediterranian hiphop as well as baladi breakbeats, brotherly next to more noisy and drone-like collages. Both worked with musical personalities such as Marc Ribot, Butch Morris, Ikue Mori, Hamid Drake and Kaffe Matthews and take their own unique place within the contemporary musical landscape.

experimental sounds before & after by Sebcatlitter (Rebel Up! + Gonzo Circus magazine)

timetable >
20:30 > 21:00 DJ SebCatLitter
21:00 > 21:45 My Cat is an Alien
22:00 > 22:45 Rough Americana
22:45 > 24:00 DJ SebCatLitter

FB event here or see Recyclart page for more info

5€ in, door open 20:30h

@ Recyclart,

Rue des Ursulines Ursulinenstraat 25




Fri 5 Apr; Rebel Up! & Gonzo (circus) magazine curate evening w/ Konono No.1 & more @ Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam


World Minimal Music Festival 3rd day promo mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

Save the date!
This Friday 5 april, Rebel Up! and dutch underground music magazine Gonzo (circus) host a special evening together during the World Minimal Music Festival at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, with a nicely filled lineup of these international live acts & dj’s > > >.

Konono No1 (RDC)
Rough sounds from the urban jungle that is Kinshasa, capital of Congo. Konono N°1 is a family band of tribal Zombo musicians and dancers, active since the 70’s and started by pater familias Mingiedi. Taken on their first dutch tour by our friends The Ex in 2003, which resulted in the live album ‘Lubuaku’ on Terp Records,  their famed ‘Congotronics‘ album on the Crammed label dropped on western audiences like a bomb with rough resonating, electrified thumpiano’s (likembes) and pulsating rhythms by percussive elements made out of scrap iron. Expect no ethnological museum session, but sweetly distorted jungletechno with minimalist transcedental melodies and tribal rhythms that will only make you move. It’s clear that Konono N°1 is a more than worthy headliner on this WMMF evening and they will make the Muziekgebouw. rumble as never before.

Frisk Frugt (DK)
is the experimental pop project by Danish wonder composer Anders Lauge Meldgaard, who after a long trip in Western African got taken by the virus of African melodies and rhythms. In his songs, he combines electronic sounds and samples with kalimba thumb piano, guitars, balafon, drums en saxophone and mashes it together with Danish folk influences, all sung in his Danish mother tongue. His album ‘Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite’ was one of the more special albums of 2012, so not to be missed. He will play as a duo, aided by a percussionist. Maximum Afro-pop music on WMMF? Let’s make it work! For those who need to be convinced, read this.

Awesome Tapes From Africa (US)
Our good friend Brian Shimkovitz has played at Rebel Up! before and we’re happy to have him on board again. Since he ever set foot in Africa  in 2006, he has been collecting thousands of music cassettes of rare and local African styles, from Algeria to Zimbabwe and putting them all online as download on his Awesome Tapes blog to share with the whole wide world. Now also a label, he focusses on re-releasing unknown African music for new audiences. Expect a swinging dj session of African cassettes with dance tunes of folk and pop that you probably have never heard before, the lo-fi hiss of the cassette never far away.

High Wolf (FR)
Not just your average drone-act. This Frenchman is inspired by free jazz and Indian and African sounds and is a true globetrotter who mixes musical influences of his many trips into a myriad of sound. Don’t be surprised if you hear an African guitar or a tabla drum sound through the mist of repetitive, hypnotic drones that will bring your mind into another world.

Rebel Up! dj’s
At various moments of the evening, we will play theme sets of varied worldwide selections of ethnographical minimalistic sounds at the beginning up to contemporary global dance sounds at the end of the night. Check our downloadable WMMF mixtape above for a good taste of what you might hear…..

Timetable > > > > >

18:30 – 19:15    Minimal Music Marathon with Rebel Up! dj’s
19:15 – 19:45    Paneldiscussion hosted by Jaïr Tchong w/ Konono No1 & others.
19:45 – 20:15    High Wolf
20:15 – 20:30   Rebel Up! dj’s
20:30 – +/-22:30   Frisk Frugt + Konono no. 1
+/- 22:30 – 23:45    Awesome Tapes From Africa
23:45 – 01:00    After dark DJ set Rebel Up!

All info > festival website

Good to know; if you are under 30 years old, the concerts of Konono No1 & Frisk Frugt in the big room will only cost 10 € instead of 24 €. The rest of the programme is free to enter for all and will take place in the main bar area.
FB event here or also see the Gonzo (circus) website.


Sat. 26 Jan > Rebel Up! Sebcat dj set @ Int. Film Festival Rotterdam – eclectic Mind The Gap night in WORM w/ Marcus Fjellström (SE), Felix Kubin (DE), Deadbeat (CA) & Lowriders crew (NL)

hello folks,

this saturday in the heart of Rotterdam, Rebel Up! Sebcat will be playing during the musical programme of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Dutch underground music magazine Gonzo (circus) is curating the night under the eclectic *Mind the Gap* theme and with a fine line-up of international artists;

Marcus Fjellström
Is a Swedish composer who plays neo-classical electronica and dark ambient for labels such as Miasmah. He also makes special animation movies about the cartoonish characters Odboy & Erordog and will perform these clips with his sounds.

Felix Kubin & Martha Colburn
The sound of this peculiar fella from the Hamburg underground always amazes and he always operates outside the boundaries of genres; from weird go go pop to super crazy electro fun, anything goes! Martha Colburn will join him with her strong visuals that intertwine heavy social issue, such as bloodthirsty dictators, paranoid crystal meth junkies, corrupt police and whatnot. Kubin & Colburn already worked together on the clip Big Bug Attack -below- This new set surely will be ‘aussergewöhnlich’.

Big Bug Attack- Music by Felix Kubin from Martha Colburn on Vimeo.

is the moniker of Scott Monteith, a Canadian-but-living-in-Berlin, the best place for someone who makes one of the best deep dub-techno at the moment. Deadbeat’s pulsating sound is right at home in Rotterdam true the gritty industrial and architecture-scaped feel of the city. Artist and geography seldom form such a unity as it will be on this night. Slowdancing is on!

Lowriders crew
These R’dam homeboys will close off the night with a heavy stew of dubby spheres of all things grime, step, trap and tech to make you move.

various Gonzo (circus) dj’s will play eclectic sounds in the bar downstairs, for all your listening or dancing pleasure.

Rebel Up! Sebcat is playing upstairs in the big room as part of the Gonzo (circus) crew and will play eclectic warmup sets inbetween the artists and some finetuned Rebel Up! global dance n bass sounds from the tropics and urban spheres later into the night.

Should be great night indeed, hope to see you there!

For full info & programme on all the other nights (thu-sun) > check the site of Worm or see FB event here.

with support of the Goethe-Institut Nederland & Stichting Verzameling Van Wijngaarden-Boot

Thu 10 jan; Dakhabrakha at Paradiso, A’dam; 3 x 2 tickets giveaway competition!

Thursday 10 january, crazy Ukranain electro-folk outfit DakhaBrakha are touring around the EU and coming to A’dam to play in the Paradiso in collaboration with Gonzo (circus) music magazine.

DhakhaBrakha’s sound is quite perculiar; they mix local Ukranian folk spheres and orally transmitted cultural songs together with African percussion, as well as Arabic, Bulgarian & Hungarian influences. They describe their music as psycho-folk-hiphop-trance-acoustic-triphop-ethno-chaos. Right so, we can dig that! Afterwards the eclectic Gonzo (circus) dj’s will spin records for a dance or two.

Paradiso is giving us 3 x 2 tickets to giveaway to three lucky Rebel Up! fans, so if you like to be there this evening with a friend, just mail to rebeluppa_at_gmail_dot_com and cross your fingers 🙂
We’ll notify the winners by wednesday evening.

Also keep in touch with us through our Rebel Up! facebook page.

See you around!

thu 10 januari 2013
small room 20.00 uur
( normal entry 10,- excl. membership (3,50 p.m.)
More info >