Our latest Rebel Up Nightshop show for October is uploaded! +3 hours of new global albums & sounds. 3 songs of the day via India, La Reunion and Berlin. Our albums of the month take us to Egypt (Juju Sounds) via Zimbabwe mbira sounds (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Balimaya Project mandé trad funk from UK (Jazz ReFreshed), the tamashek rock by the band TisDass from Niger and Brussels experimental duo Trance Plantations (WERF). Upping the tempo with global groove beats by Stereo Utopia (Melting Records), psychedelic vallenato cumbia by Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna (Bongo Joe), warm south american electronics by Biomigrant, thumb piano electronics by blind Sierra Leone singer Sorie Kondi with his electronic Kondi Band (Strut) and uptempo afrotronics by ONIPA band. Dancehall bass producer The Bug launches a bass molotov cocktail with ‘Fire’ (Ninja tune) and closing off with spanish asturian bass by Llevólu’l Sumiciu (Samain Music).
new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for summer (July/August) via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport & Groovalizacion Radio. Songs by João Selva, Les Filles de Illighadad, Balkan Taksim and Les Frères Jackfruit x Rural brutal ft Imazzalen. Albums of the month with Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, Congolese rumba by Grand Kallé & Manu Dibango via Planet Ilunga, afro grooves by Pat kalla & le super Mojo via Heavenly Sweetness as well as Vaudou Game via HOT CASA Records. free jazz sounds from the Agile Experiments project by Dave De Rose, freestyle cumbia by Colombian trio Los Pirañas via Discrepant / KEROXEN, postpunkfunk by Swiss outfit Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp via Les Disques Bongo Joe, Brazilian electrodub by Felinto via Bokeh Versions, global electronic by Mawimbi w/ Ghetto Kumbé, Spoek Mathambo & more and a compilation by Moonshine collective with MC Redbull Kinshasa, Ahadadream and Vanyfox, Tune in here >>>
Also on 22 july, Rebel Up did their summer show at BRUZZ radio.
interview with KING L MAN aka D.WattsRiot and his new album on KEROXEN / Discrepant. Also focus on Radio Amazonia fundraiser compilation for radio education in the Peruvian amazone by Eck Echo curated by producer QOQEQA with Alfonso Luna, Mikongo and SELVAGIA, as well as remix album of Tunisian artst Nuri via Shouka with Dengue Dengue Dengue, Martha van Straaten and M.RUX & POUVOIR MAGIQUE.
Tune into the audio or videostream below, all info on the releases can be found there.
Groovalizacion Radio is a collective of DJs, journalists and cultural activists from all over the world whose podcasts highlight the latest worldwide trends of global urban music and explore their local roots. Created in 2008 to promote cultural encounters and experimentation.
Now for the first time in Brussels with a party celebrating global sounds & urban grooves to dance all night long! With special guest DJ Makala aka Global Funk from Basque Country + 4 Belgium-based Groovalizacion Radio DJ’s: Mukambo, Rebel Up SebCat & Pedrolito!
▲▽ Global Funk Soundsystem (radio gaztea): DJ Makala, based in San Sebastián (Basque Country), spans more than two decades as Club and Radio DJ, embracing an ever increasing range of musical styles: from Afrobeat to funk, soul to reggae, ska to hip hop, boogaloo to dub, rocksteady to jazz – all mixed, cut and ready to be enjoyed. Since 2008 he organizes the monthly Global Funk Parties and he presents the weekly Boom Shaka Laka radio show on Radio Gaztea since 2005. In Brussels he’ll bring Denis Barzaga with him, Cuban percussionist from Guantanamo to serve mix of hot Caribbean and tropical sounds, from classic to modern, genre-crossing, with his Global Funk Soundsystem.
▲▽Radio Mukambo (BRUZZ/Radio Panik): weekly podcast immerses you in Afro-grooves and the pulsation of our cities where sounds get mixed up to create world fusion without borders. Radio Mukambo started on Groovalizacion in 2012 and in Brussels it can be heard on BRUZZ & Radio Panik. DJ Mukambo was the driving force behind the popular Groovalicious parties and now has launched this new party Groove Kilombo as a continuation of Festa Mukambo.
Rebel Up Nightshop (Radio Campus Bruxelles): global music radio show broadcasted from Brussels, makes us discover all sounds from the global underground, from ethnographic to vintage, pop and contemporary electronic music from far away and sometimes upclose. Rebel Up SebCat will take us on a trip around the world, no passport, visa, guide book or vaccine shots needed!
Pedrolito Radioglobal! (Muevelo): originally hailing from Argentina, Pedrolito is one of the main DJs in Europe mixing Reggaeton, Cumbia and Tropical Bass. Currently broadcasting on Groovalizacion, regular contributor on Rhythm Passport and running the regular Latin urban Muevelo party in Paris, Prepare to get down low on the dancefloor!
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!
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 Radioglobal.org. 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!
REBEL UP! SEBCAT (Bxl)
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!
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
This saturday our international friends of El Pulpo Collective are organising a special night in La Tentation, helped by Rebel Up! though we’ll not be there this night, as we are in Budapest for WOMEX.
The evening starts early with a concert by Galician folk musicians Narf & Uxia.
El Pulpo night will then kick off with special guests Los Demonios de la Cumbia!!!
This is the band project by DJ Kumbia Beats aka Marco Bustamente, resident of Antwerp but originally from Beni, Bolivia. This insatiable traveller, multi-instrumentalist and producer has formed a strong reputation over the last decade or so in the indigenous folk & electronic music scene of Bolivia. Los Demonios de la Cumbia is the result of a mix between 2 worlds, as they blend alternative electronic styles like moombathon with Colombian cumbia and Bolivian folk. Through this mix of traditional instruments and electronic effects one will hear the different Latin American nationalities represented in this group; Cuba, Bolivia, Chili, Paraguay and beyond. Fiesta pura with these demons!
Afterwards the DJ’s of Groovalizacion Radio /El Pulpo will provide all the tropical tunes you need to dance the whole night!
Groovalizacion Radio is a web radio station that started in 2008 and consists of journalists and cultural activists presenting shows with music from allover the globe, from traditional to urban sounds.
Gaetano Dub from Liege, who brings the wildest latin & roots tunes and Venezuelan DJ Jo Selector from Bruxelles will give you all the latin & african flavours mixed up for a heavy session of dancing.
@ La Tentation
Rue de Laeken / Lakensestraat 28
Another fun Contrabanda night coming up in Bonnefooi for all sounds latino, afro & global!
After our last fully packed night with Uproot Andy, we like to present > > >
DJ Cucurucho (ES/PT) (Groovalizacion Radio)
DJ Cucurucho, co-founder and selector of international Groovalizacion Radio, designs a DJ SET blending contemporary ethnic music all over the world from the vintage sounds to the tropical bass. Best contemporary and classic dance music together from wildly different times and places, connecting “East” and “West”, acoustic and electronic, traditional and hyper-modern, Dj Cucurucho creates hybrid sets, making “Ancient-Futurist” groove collages!
Support by the Rebel Up! dj’s.
what Bonnefooi says about us: These guys are some of Brussels’ most underestimated Global Groove Dj’s, with a musical network from Rajasthan to New Yorkistan and a musical selection that goes even farther and deeper into tropicalism and obscure global dance music. Sebcat is also a fulltime musical nexus, the way he blends his global grooves together in a party he also re-arranges, feeds and stimulates musical culture: as a re-distributor of records (importing Sahel Sounds records of Sublime Frequencies), in writings and research (check his writings for Gonzo Circus or his compilation on Sublime Frequencies titled *Rajasthan Street Music*) or as a curator of countless parties and concerts. Leblanc is an experienced dj & collector for the more rougher contemporary street dance music from around & below the equator. Also a distributor of African field recording records, curator of global music documentaries and a darn great cook of global dishes. Whatever you will get from him, in sound or food, it will be filled with specials spices and hotness. Caliente!
check our latest mixtape, Panama stylee! >
Free in as always….from 22:00 til very late….
See FB event here
Steenstraat 9 / Rue des Pierres