Rebel Up invites 𝐆𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 The legendary Goulash Disko festival is turning 10y this year, and Brussels is on the map of celebrations with a few events coming up in the next months! Goulash Disko is a human-sized, community-driven festival taking place on the shores of the Adriatic sea, on the remote island of Vis, Croatia. It’s a big family of beautiful souls, sharing the same love for global, underground music, and the celebration of diversity.
On 15 april, a night of live music, international DJ’s, food, visuals and more!
𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐔𝐩 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐂𝐚𝐭 Busy bee SebCat runs the Rebel Up collective and record label, part of Festa Afro Tuga and Giraffes & Penguins crews and promoter/curator of countless parties in Brussels and beyond. He hosts eclectic radio shows & sessions on Radio Campus Bruxelles, BRUZZ and Kiosk Radio. Expect a exploration of contemporary electronic global sounds, grooves, bass and mysterious balkan vibes. https://www.rebelup.org https://www.instagram.com/rebelup_
𝐑𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 Rafael Aragon’s music is trance-inducing, powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience! Goulash Disko veteran and ambassador, Rafael will bring some Komiza fire to Brasserie Illegaal, freshly landed after his first ever Japan tour. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro https://www.instagram.com/rafaelaragondj/
𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 Brass band balkan-anachronique, le Bernard Orchestar fait des pompes tous les matins. Sportifs et hors compétition, les champions de l’équipe à Bernard ont traversé l’Europe de l’Est en courant, jusqu’aux portes de l’Orient. Les joggeurs de demain reviennent maintenant avec un répertoire festif et athlétique, dopé(s) à l’électro. Ce que ces spartiates en survêt’ préfèrent, c’est suer sur scène. Ils branchent les synthés, lustrent les cuivres… C’est parti pour la boum du futur, nostalgique mais visionnaire, musclée mais sensible. Il faut s’échauffer avant d’y aller, mais surtout ne pas les rater! https://bernardorchestar.bandcamp.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK-JgHgmqGKsJGVMsHTyqyQ
𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚 (𝐂𝐋) Based in Berlin, born in Chile and raised all-around western Europe, DJ, producer, journalist and activist Alma Linda is a dancefloor magician, with an open heart and a sharing soul. Her music breaks down borders and is inspired by rhythms from diverse cultural backgrounds, and united through the pulse of electronic beats. She blends these worlds, melodies and musical memories into her most personal stories, delivered right from her bare soul, preaching emancipation and self-love as a political act. https://soundcloud.com/alma_linda https://www.instagram.com/alma_linda_music/
𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 (𝐂𝐎) Luis Felipe Hernandez aka Bleepolar is a DJ / producer hailing from Colombia, bridging the gap between organic and electronic music. He learned music as a drummer, then took his knowledge into the world of music producing and later DJ’ing. Since his debuts as a techno and house producer, he started integrating the rich folkloric tradition of his homeland, with cumbia or champeta. As he develloped as an artist, he kept widening his inspirations to afro-latin music in general, and lately dived into the new sounds of urban Africa, focusing on genres like Afrohouse and Amapiano, while keeping the deep, minimal and elegant electronic aesthetic that became his signature sound. https://www.bleepolar.com/ https://bleepolar.bandcamp.com/
𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐦ï 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐳 (𝐌𝐔) Logeshen Moorgan aka Fourmï Rouz, is a groundbreaking DJ/broadcaster/curator from the multiethnic subtropical island of Mauritius. Now pacing international stages sowing the seeds of musical multiculturalism with panache, Berlin/Zagreb-based jack-of-all-trades Logeshen Moorgan alias Fourmï Rouz has established a name synonymous with panchromatic groove science and genre-unbound open-mindedness, laying the foundation to a body of work marked by an inextinguishable thirst for music in all its forms and manifestations.
Liquid visuals by 𝐖𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐗 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 psychedelic colours moving through water…..
Food: Goulash stew! (végé) by 𝐀𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐧 collective, a resourceful kitchen (with the means at hand), anti-waste (recycling) and festive (long live the good mood!). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity and with social ties! Reserve your plate before saturday noon via: email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL (served between 20-23h)
—————————— Brasserie ILLEGAAL rue Bollinckx, 300. 1190, Forest
Parking vélo at venue Gare de Forest Midi / Station Vorst Zuid à 2min te voet – SUPER FACILE ! Bus 73 – Arrêt/halte INTERNATIONAL Bus 78 – Arrêt/halte BOLLINCKX Tram 82 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER Tram 97 – Arrêt/halte MAX WALLER
Next few evenings & nights we have some great Rebel Up events in Bxl.
Thursday 16.02, expo opening / Jeudi baar at Brasserie Illegaal brewery, curated by Rebel Up, with live concerts by duo Bonzaiology (musicien de Phoenician Drive), duo Jean-Sebastien, and duo dj set/live by DJ Fresh Nunas & renowned trumpet player Aquiles Navarro (Panama/New York / International Anthem / River Down records) and SebCat. Expo by Leonie Stolberg & Esteban Moulin.
Expect all sounds between jazz, rock, afro, latin and electronica, hybrid & eclectic.
and on Saturday 18.02, Rebel Up & Friends party at Le Reservoir bar in les Marolles. joined by Radio Frappe, and with dj’s SebCat, Roza (54 Sound), Olek Olek, and Italian dj’s Ni_so B2B Sgrida. From roots reggae to global grooves and more!
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)
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.
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!