26 + 27.11 > Rebel Up @ Julie Menuge Textile Design + Le Reservoir

This weekend some Rebel Up action in Les Marolles barrio of Brussels.

On Friday evening instore pop up dj sets at Julie Menuge Textile Design with a host of female dj’s by Tropical DJipsies, Cha Lotte, as well as Rebel Up SebCat.

Come and see the stock sale of Julie Menuge’s shop, DJ sets from 17h to 21h.
More info here.

@ Julie Menuge Textile Design
Rue Blaes 154, Marolles Bxl

On saturday at Le Reservoir, our Rebel Up & Friends resident night with Rebel Up, DiDi (Tropical DJipsies) and more TBC

Normally from 20h – 2am, but considering the covid measure it could be put from 18h – midnight, or in the worst case cancelled.

More info here

@ Le Reservoir
Rue Haute 204 Hoogstraat
Marolles

Deli Teli – Tsifteteli Club > new release on Rebel Up Records, greek psychedelic tsifteteli grooves

Mini album by Greek-French group Deli Teli, who revisit Tsifteteli bouzouki music of 60’s/70’s Greece in a groovy psychedelic sound.


New release since 05.11 on Rebel Up in collaboration with Catapulte Records (who brought you Guess What, Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek, Orchestre Montplaisant)

Bongos, bouzouki and Farfisa organ galore ! The explosive cocktail of rock’n’roll and traditional Tsifteteli hailing from 1960’s Greece is still alive thanks to Deli Teli: the Marseille-based quartet performs a string of forgotten hits that once set Athens on fire, with a contagious energy and a subtle dose of Mediterranean drama.

Far from being an exclusive Greek sound, Tsifteteli music has travelled through borders for centuries and means ‘double string’ in Turkish. In the 1960’s, it mixed with rock’n’roll, surf and Latin-american influences, and gave birth to the typical Laïko sound.

With their powerful electric bouzouki (Greek lute) and the distinctive sound of the Farfisa organ, Deli Teli have carved their style while digging through the incredible goldmine of the late 60’s and early 70’s Tsifteteli/Laïko singles. The 4 musicians met in 2019 with a burning desire to dive into electric sensations – bassist Christos Karypidis used to play oud and keyboardist Arthur Bacon played accordion in most of his former projects – and made the most of 2020’s lockdowns by building their repertoire and thinking up Deli Teli.

On this mini-album, they interpret Aris San’s psychedelic 60’s twist song “Boum Pam” as well as Koko’s “Chily Chily”, a groovy belly-dance mover; “Ekso Dertia Kai Kaïmi” an intoxicating and frenetic floor shaker ; “Tsiftetelli 1969”, a cool organ-lead surfing instrumental ; and 2 slightly freer and more psychedelic compositions, “Taksim Deli” (improvisation) and “Bournelis”, a creative re-arrangement of 2 compisitions by Leonardos Bournelis.

Vinyl available now as pre-order for 12€ (delivery date early January)

Deli Teli on social media: Facebook / Instagram

Sunday 05.09 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet, Bxl w/ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez, Fresh Nunas & SebCat

After last year’s fun, Rebel Up & Friends are coming back at Saintklet summer outdoor terrace on the Bxl canalside! with a great international lineup of special guests DJ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez & Fresh Nunas, hosted by SebCat.

Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban DJ/selector who collects vinyl records from allover the world as a way of sharing stories through music with similar organic roots. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility, engaging audiences and dancefloors with Cuban disco, Afro-Caribbean rarities and tropical Amazonian funky grooves. Currently based in Havana, she is so far the only local DJ that produces and promotes events in a 100% vinyl format. Since 2020 Cami hosts her own monthly show ‘Insolar’ on London’s NTS Radio where she curated sunny music from different parts of the world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cami-lay%C3%A9-ok%C3%BAn/

Edna Martinez (Cartagena, Colombia / Berlin)
DJ / curator, artist and radio host from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin, Germany. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research in which she explores autobiographical migratory routes with the concept of resistance as its axis. Her sound involves Afro-Caribbean organic rhythms, jazz bases, tribal polyrhythm, Arabic folklore, and more. She is the woman behind projects such as “Latinarab” a trip from Jaffa to the Arab Caribbean, and “El Volcán El Orgullo de Berlin”, the only soundsystem picó party in Germany. She also moderates monthly radio shows on Radio Alhara (Palestine), Worldwide FM (London) and Boxout.fm (India).
https://www.mixcloud.com/ednamartinezdj
https://soundcloud.com/ednamartinezdj

+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

16h – 22h, free donation (2€ advised)
@ Saintklet
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai


All info

Weekend 28 + 29.09 Rebel Up action @ Park Poetik Mobile Sound system festival & Midnight Voodoo record fair

hello all,

We again have some Rebel Up action this weekend in different parts of Brussels!

Saturday from 15-19H Rebel Up SebCat will drive around a soundsystem rickshaw at the Sound System Festival of Park Poetik between Parvis de St Gilles and Forest. Also catch the sound systems by Le Triporteur, Daddy K7, Juke-o-Cycle, the Single Platine by Funky Bompa, the cuistax by Dhazed Fyah and much more!

See the event & full info of the route.

On sunday, record fair by Midnight Voodoo at the Kamilou bar near Arts/Loi – Kunst/Wet metro. Rebel Up Records & distro will be there too with a decent selection + DJ sets all day. From 12 – 20h.

See fb event for more info.

Sat 21.08 > Rebel Up @ Jam’in Jette ‘carte blanche’ Giraffes & Penguins x Rebel Up @ See U, Bxl

Who says August, says sunshine and outdoor DJs. and this saturday 24 degrees and sun is forecasted……

Let’s meet at See U for a partnership and a musical carte blanche by the Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins collectives. The opportunity for L’asbl Kwa! aka Jam in Jette to leave the commune of Jette, to make culture resonate in other communes of Brussels.

A special musical program with Bxl global DJ’s 🔥 We will dance between giraffes, penguins and camels 💥

Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Rebel Up SebCat
Hishek Bishek duo
Fresh Nunas (Mozambique / AM Roots)
Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Love Foundation Brussels)


Gates 13:00 – 22:00
Free in, gratis, gratuit!
FB event / website










Rebel Up & Friends at Kiosk Radio w/ special guest RaqL (video)

Here our Rebel Up & Friends session from last thursday at Kiosk Radio, with special guest RaqL, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and SebCat. Between african, arabic & latino sounds!

On sunday 13.06 Rebel Up, Didi & RaqL (back2back) and Susobrino will play at Albert Culture rooftop (Mont des Arts/Kunstberg), all info in event.

see the full session on youtube >>>

Out now: electronic jazz remix Rafael Aragon of Mamari

Brussels based global electronic producer Rafael Aragon made an amazing remix of ‘Mamari’, the single & title song of German jazz groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble.

This remix takes the listener on a dreamy journey. Starting with birds in nature, passing by dubby pianos and beautiful synth melodies, the heavy groove inevitably hushes you into trance. The remix album will be released at the end of June.

Buy the single here, or streaming on all digital platforms.