Fri 20 July > Rebel Up & Friends @ Archipel Bxl Le Bains, Bxl w/ special guest Aero Manyelo (SA)

This friday evening >
☀ Rebel Up & Friends • Archipel free open-air ☀

The second edition of Archipel sets a sunnier scene on a decidedly open-air theme. Archipel 2018 will be completely free, focussing fully on outdoor electronic and urban music to foster a friendly atmosphere for dance experiences. Setup at the heart of the Brussels Beach, by the Kanal-Centre Pompidou museum on the Quai des Péniches, the Archipel dance floor is a chill zone with bars against a tropical guinguette backdrop with bamboo sculptures by artist Georges Cuvillier.

Special guest AERO MANYELO (South Africa)
REBEL UP SEBCAT
RAFAEL ARAGON
LE GRAND MECHANT LOOP

Aero Manyelo
Born in Zebediela, Limpopo in 1987, and growing up in the Johannesburg township of Ivory Park, Manyelo was influenced by his father’s love of jazz – and his music has a depth that distinguishes it from South Africa’s plethora of house music. Township Electro is how Manyelo describes his sound and sees him ready to take it to increasing numbers of fans around the globe and at home. Over the past decade, Manyelo’s career has been rapidly gaining momentum on the back of a string of releases on labels such as Out Here Records, Akwaaba Music, Get Physical Music and his own label Herbal 3 Records. His considerable remix skills have also been in demand (Amadou & Mariam’s “Ce N’est Pas Bon” and Jupiter & Okwess International’s “Margarita”), while his original tracks have been included in several high-profile international compilations, and has worked with many renowned artists.
https://soundcloud.com/aeromanyelo-herbal-3-rec
http://manyelo.tumblr.com/

Rebel Up SebCat & Leblanc
In the Brussels scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *global* music and electronic ethnic sounds. Expect a raw set of the freshest global sounds.
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/
https://rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com/

Rafael Aragon
Part of Brussels Global Hybrid Records collective, the music of Rafael Aragon is clearly cut for the dance floor, with a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin, Oriental folk traditions, mystic chimes, tribal drums and voodoo manners Expect hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas. He is a versatile producer and remixer and has released on international underground labels such as Caballito, Folcore, Babylon Records, Kybele, Regional and Curuba.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com/

Le Grand Méchant Loop
The originator of one of Bxl hottest monthly global parties Giraffes & Penguins. Le Grand Méchant Loop is a 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.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop

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18h to midnight.
☀ FREE OPEN AIR FROM 6PM TO 12AM ON AN EPIC LOCATION ☀

Thu 3 Oct; Rebel Up! dj’s @ KultuurKaffee Kick Off The Campus World night w/ Merdan Taplak & Sabena, Bxl

3 oct KK World

hello Brussels,

Next up this thursday is the Kick Off The Campus / Stoemp night at the KultuurKaffee at VUB university campus. It’s a party night to kick off the academic year and a fine night for students to get wild and on global sounds. and oh, it’s FREE IN, also for non-students!

head act of the evening is Merdan Taplak & his Balkan Beat Brassband, who will swingaling between euphoric balkan beats, New York hiphop and electrofunk. Merdan is a born and raised Antwerpian with Turkish roots and is known for his dj sessions and producer skills. With his new band he takes his sound a big step further and to global urban spheres.
http://merdantaplak.com/music/

The band Sabena will be the perfect warmup > multicolor electropop with African grooves. Just like Merdan, this Afro-Belgian band from Leuven mixes electronics with an energetic and crazy live-act. Recently they remixed Taplaks single “All Out” (ft. Kraantje Pappie) and also worked together with Belgian global funk outfit Buscemi.
http://www.sabenamusic.com/

Support by Rebel Up! dj’s Sebcat & Leblanc for your dancefloor dose of global sounds. Expect us to play a worldly warm up before/between the band and afterwards for a fine late night party!

Here all info:
VUB site
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In collaboration with Poppunt and Studenten- en Alumnirelaties VUB. With the support of Maïte Morren, Alderwoman of Dutch Affairs, the council of Mayor & Aldermen van Elsene/Ixelles.