Sat 6 Dec > polyrhythmic dance night @ Salle Rogier Bxl Rebel Up! djs w/ Durian Brothers, High Wolf, Tav Exotic, Pizza Noise Mafia & Fyoelk

a long party night at Salle Rogier with experimental dance music, abstract techno, polyrhythmic, crooked acid etc.

//////polyrhythmic bounce loops \\\\\\
After their much welcomed live appearance at this year’s Petit Fays Festival, The Durian Brothers finally make it to Brussels! Assembled around the SALON DES AMATEURS club (Düsseldorf) a few years ago, playing prepared turntables, a sequencer and an array of effects, the trio blend polyrhythmic, Afro-beat inspired percussion with noise-saturated aspects of electronic minimalism. Dense and dance-oriented, this is music made for the live club setting, immediate and intense, but flows with an artistic and purposeful bent. After three EPs on Diskant, a split EP with Ensemble Skalectrik (an Ekoplekz side project) on FatCat Records, and a first Mini-LP “DAS MACHT MODERN” on swedish Kontra-Musik just recently, its time for a live-show, that ranges from click&cutting woody trance to dub-filled frenzy without missing a beat.

//////Synth drenched acid mayhem with a noisy sauce \\\\\\

//////Funky minimal 6-step\\\\\\
An electronic duo composed of TG Gondard and Carrageenan. Their music is a cold and minimal funk, rhythmed by catchy acid analog modulations. A demonic war machine that will drench the most demanding dancefloors in sweat! This night will see the release of their first LP ‘i canti della malavita’ on the Slaaploos label!

FYOELK (DE) reveals the adventures by two legs of freeform acidic beat duo Laser Poodle, residing in Antwerp. His sound explorations have recently returned to the track format, utilizing MIDI technology. Driven by a love for the foundations of house music, polymorphous synth sequences and tribal percussion blend into sonic wormholes. Fyoelk runs the tape label Stenze Quo.

HIGH WOLF (FR) possesses a natural-born ability to zero in on the tones most conducive to inducing transcendental states. He will play a special live set of outerwordly psychedelic buzz beats with a rigid afro guitar vibe. Be there early to indulge yourselves into this!

Rebel Up! djs
dj Tommy
Durian bros dj’s Marc & Flo

doors: 20:30 til very late
first live set at 21:30! (High Wolf)

All info here or FB event


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 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.