here is our new Rebel Up Nightshop show for November via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport and Groovalizacion Radio, with albums by Quantic & Nidia Gongora, La Perla, Irreversible Entanglements, Boubacar Badian Diabate, Atongo Zimba, Los Kamer, Deli Teli, Monsieur Doumani, On Ouw Own Clock, Susobrino, Obeka, Machance & DJ Abbas and PT Musik.
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 releases out this month of September!
Various Artists – Mamari Remixed
13 remixes between global electronic beats, afrohouse, bass and more….
The remix compilation ‘Mamari Remixed’ is the little electronic sibling of the album ‘Mamari’ by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble. 13 producers from Africa, Europe and Latin America give their own spin on the original songs by making them ready for the dancefloor. All producers combine 19 different nationalities and show their ability to make bass music that stays true to the organic sound. The remixes not only use the original instruments but also manage to convey the political messages from the Power Ensemble.
Jan Janzen (keys) and Niklas Mündemann (saxophone) of Muito Kaballa are also DJs and enthusiasts of the underground clubbing scene. With ‘Mamari Remixed’ the two musicians want to create bridges between the worlds of “live music” and “club music”. Remixed included are by Nuno Beats (RS Produçoes), Catu Diosis (Nyege Nyege), Lee Bass (Gato Preto), Lua Preta, ARN4L2, DJ Satelite & PolBack, DJ Flavya, DJ Makala, BYDLY, Quixosis, 115 Solaris, Ekiti Sound and Rafael Aragon.
The countries represented on this compilation are Portugal, Uganda, Poland, Angola, Cabo Verde, Germany, Ghana, Colombia, Brazil, US, Spain, Netherlands, Ecuador, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, UK, France, Uruguay and Algeria.
A limited edition vinyl pre-order as active as well, delivery is expected 15 december.
Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad
B sides from the Brazil’s experimental jazz underground.
From 2004 to 2020, Satanique Samba Trio has dropped 11! records into phonographic existence. Naturally, some compositions from the quintet’s (not really a trio indeed) catalogue didn’t make onto any album for one reason or another. ‘Mini Bad’ is a remedy for this situation, as it amasses 10 tracks that were almost part of albums like “Bad Trip Simulator #3” (2013), “Xenossamba” (2017) and “Forrivel” (2020). You can call it B-sides from B-razil, if you dare.
There is also a very limited edition 10″ vinyl, only available in Brazil. Check the bandcamp for more info.
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.
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).
+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.
16h – 22h, free donation (2€ advised)
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai
This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.
On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes.
Our lineup & timetable:
12:00 Tig & Axl
13:30 Drache Musicale
14:30 Beat Brother
15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop
17:00 KAU trio (live)
18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi)
19:00: Pso Man
20:30 ESINAM (live)
21:30 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 Susobrino (live)
00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki
01:30 Rafael Aragon
There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.
For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.
See all info here
See you around, wherever you may be 🙂
Micromarché, Werkplaats Walter & Recup Ton Quartier present: Microtunes closing party.
Concerts by Babylon Trio (Iraqi electronic trio from Bxl via Rebel Up), Boeiaka Boeika and Granvat. DJ sets by Rayon D’Soleil & Rebel Up SebCat. Also dance workshop, food & drinks! FREE IN
16h00 – 18h00: Rayon D’Soleil (DJ SET)
18h00 – 19h00: House & HipHop Dance Workshop with Samantha Mavinga (WORKSHOP)
19h00 – 19h30: Boeiaka Boeiaka (CONCERT)
19h30 – 20h00: SebCat Rebel Up (DJ SET)
20h00 – 20h30: Babylon Trio (CONCERT)
20h30 – 22h00: GRANVAT (PARTY)
@ corner of Pont de Curegem / Kuregembrug and Rue Wayez.
in the past few weeks we did some sessions in Portugal and Brussels.
Check the sessions out below!
On sunday 08.08 we did a session at Cascais web radio/bar Lusophonica, SebCat & Didi.
Followed a few days later with a session at East Side Radio in Lisboa, a B2B between SebCat & Didi as well as a guest set by margem sul’s DJ Kolt of Blacksea Nao Maya / Principe Discos in pure afro portuguese electronic vibes via tarraxo, batida, afrotech and more!
and here our recent Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with SebCat & special guest Nacion Ekeko from Argentina who played a live set!