Tonight, saturday 28.03 > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins video livestream party via NFO Radio!

We hope you are doing well during these quarantine times.
One thing that is for sure; the music never stops at Rebel Up!

Tonight (saturday!)we are doing a 4h video livestream session with Giraffes & Penguins from our livingrooms. Join our lockdown party via your own safe livingroom 🙂

from 21h til 1am follow our interactive livesestream on Italian-Bxl radio NFO Radio.
It will be live videostreamed on the YouTube channel of NFO Radio, join and drop your comments 🙂
Here FB event for more info, share with love!

Timetable >
21H – 23h > Le Grand Mechant Loop b2b Ani (Tropical DJipsies)
23h – 1am > Rebel Up SebCat b2b Didi (Tropical DJipsies)


Expect more live sessions via NFO Radio in the coming weeks!

Wedn 11.03: new on Rebel Up Records Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP + release show @ Botanique w/ Cheb Runner & Ozferti live band

Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP (RUP015)
spiritual Gnawa meets Electronic music, limited vinyl edition! 
official release on 11 March
digital & limited editon vinyl (black/colour)

The latest project by belgo-moroccan producer Reda Senhaji, alias Cheb Runner, focuses on breeding a new style of music between electronics and Gnawa. Taking inspiration from New Beat to Techno, Acid House and Gabber, the grooves are relentless, stiff and club oriented, relying heavily on analog synths and drum-machines. The sound is darker, more experimental and mature than his previous Gan Gah project.

In a world of dematerialized culture, we tend to forget where we come from: by putting Gnawa music at the center of his production, Cheb Runner creates a bridge with the past. The young producer is a son of Gnawa himself, this is the music he grew up with and played as a kid.

Cheb Runner digs into the acoustic sounds of his youth, for an organic feeling of warmth and celebration. The syncopation of the classic Gnawa percussions, known as the “Tagnawit”, its groove is undeniable. Featuring two traditional Gnawa singers based in Brussels, Mâalem Driss and Mâalem Hicham, the EP is a reunion for the belgian Gnawa scene, keeping the vibe alive.

Available as limited edition 12″ vinyl with hand silk screened cover > black or marbled red. Listen & (pre)order via Bandcamp.

Also on 11.03, double release concert at Botanique by Ozferti and Cheb Runner >
an audiovisual evening fusing electronics, jazz and hiphop with African and North African influences

Ozferti & live band
Ozferti is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it Afrogrime, Ethiohop or Nubian bass, the Ozferti’s music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music. This is the debut of the Ozferti live band, one that will travel far and long!

Cheb Runner
From Morocco to Iraq, he carries the fresh beats to quench your dancing thirst. Whether you need your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat, or crave for some complex arabic polyrythms, Cheb Runner (known from his previous artist name Gan Gah) is your guide to this electronic oasis. Combining grooves from North Africa & the Middle east, moroccan wedding music, and the deepest Club Music, he will make you dance with his warmup set!

FB event
tickets here
19:30-22:30
@ Botanique
, (salle Rotonde)

08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

Rebel Up XMAS & NEW YEAR sale, 25% on all items on our Bandcamp page

Hello all,
best wishes from Rebel Up for this new year. We hope you had a nice and relaxing xmas.

Until friday 10 january we have a XMAS & NEW YEAR sale on at our Bandcamp page.
25% discount on all items!

To claim this 25% discount at the checkout, put discount code > > > rebelup2020

Saturday 16 Nov: Babylon Trio @ Jam’in Jette Indoor festival, Centre Culturel Jette, Bxl

This saturday, the indoor festival of Jam’in Jette, 2 stage, lots of live bands, food, drink and more.

Our very own Babylon Trio will be playing a nice late set around 23h. Hope to see you there!

🔥Line-up🔥

19:30 Touko Sari
Reggae //BE

20:00 Studio Shap Shap
Trad-Modern Niger // NE

21:00 Saouta
World // BE

21:45 ROD ANTON & THE LIGERIANS
Reggae-Roots // FR

23:00 Babylon Trio
Iraqi Electro// BE

23:45 Kolonel Djafaar
Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz // BE

All info > FB event / website

doors 18h > 8€ in
@ Centre Culturel de Jette
(Centre Armillaire)
145 boulevard de Smet de Naeyer
1090 Jette


Metro Simonis / Belgica
Tram 19, 62, 51, 93
Bus 13, 14, 15, 49

Rebel Up SebCat @ NO Fade Out Radio Night, Kano, Bxl

New webradio No Fade Ou Radio has officially a studio and we can’t wait to celebrate its first anniversary!

Whether you already know everything about NFO Radio or haven’t ever listened to our Mixtapes and Podcasts, take the chance to jump into our colourful world and enjoy a night with us! FREE IN!

19h: We open our doors and show you our gears! 🏰
19:30 – 23h: Homemade Italian Food all evening long 🍻 🍝 🍹

19:30 – 30:30pm: Nico Tiny Record Selection 🔥
https://www.mixcloud.com/nforadio/ceci-nest-pas-du-jazz-side-us/

20:30 – 21:30: Muluni (Live Concert – Wild Twee Folk voice & Guitar) 🎃
Muluni is a genuine fruit swollen by the land. It doesn’t matter if it has grown under contaminated illegal waste dump land or if we are talking about the Prip’jat country side. After a short pause, involved in different musical projects, Muluni has decided to take control of his music writing and in April 2019 released his first soloist composition “Mi vida es un pollo fritto” produced by Golden Catrame:
https://goldencatrame1.bandcamp.com/album/mi-vida-es-un-pollo-fritto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDcO1Ew7_88

21:30 – 22:30: Cantalupo (Live Concert – Low Fi Indie Folk) 🍈
EN] Marco Janza aka Cantalupo is a cucurbit, sing and song writer who can play his guitar soloist and move you inside, grasp you passion and melt your soul with his vibe full of elements. He has released his first EP in 2018 “Allerta Meteo” (Wheather Warning) and a brand new album a few weeks ago entitled “Il mio ultimo limone” (My last lemon).
https://goldencatrame1.bandcamp.com/album/allerta-meteo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6U57aIlO1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HatocJLMw3s

–> 10:30pm-01pm: Global Dance Floor with selected DJs

DJ Joaldo –> Cumbia Latin Groove 🔥
Joe selector is a dense, fluid, alchemic music travel which will upside down your world completely . Fine selections from Africa to Latin America and return with a simple key word: dance!

Rebel Up SebCat –> Electro Tropical Groove 🔥
Sounds from the global underground in one global roundtrip.

All info > FB event

@ Kano
Boulevard Barthélémy 20, 1000 Bxl


Stay tuned on www.nforadio.com !

Fresh Rebel Up Nightshop radio show #64 online

Rebel Up Nightshop #64 listening link

New Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online! episode #64.

With organic electronic sounds by Belgian-Bolivian artist Susobrino (Rebel Up Records & XXIII label) and tropical free jazz mini album by Satanique Samba Trio from Brazil on Rebel Up as well. Also Tamashek guitar music by Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou via Sahel Sounds, sabar bass from Senegal by Guiss Guiss Bou Bess, island folk funk from Madagascar via Strut Records, Digital Kabar maloya bass remixes via InFiné with Jako Maron & Sheitan Brothers, tunes by YĪN YĪN on Bongo Joe, Martin Boder & Prism on Shika Shika and a collab song by NEKI, DJ Chernobyl, Keila and Vojno Dizdar and much more, click below image to listen on Mixcloud > >