Sat 11 January > Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins x Festa Afro Tuga: Adventures #2 @ FFORMATT, Bxl

yes yes y’all!

this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT

Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.

FB event
Doors 23h00
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building

Lineup >
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
PLLOW
Rafael Aragon
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions


Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style

PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow

HOSTED BY > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019

at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions

in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss

All info > FB event

TICKETS:
6€ presale
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS

– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment

Thu 31 Oct: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Pantropical w/ Combo Chimbita, Tayhana & more, WORM, Rotterdam

𝖕𝖆𝖓𝖙𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑

✹ COMBO CHIMBITA – live!
✹ TAYHANA
✹ DUCKFOOD
✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
20:30 – 02:00 | presale: €8
FB event / website

Pantropical proudly presents Combo Chimbita‘s exclusive NL show during their first European tour. The New York-based Colombian band transforms Afro-Latin rhythms into melodic witchcraft, stripping away wordly façades into something bare and beautiful, like time travel through the lush tropics of yore. This is the stuff of goosebumps that you can also dance to. We’re also delighted to have DJ / producer Tayhana, who established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on the South and Central American dancefloors.

✹ COMBO CHIMBITA (CO/US) | Names You Can Trust, Anti Records)
Visionary quartet Combo Chimbita combine folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of punk attitude. Their latest release ‘Ahomale’ captures all that is essential about them: through Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric singing the powerhouse drumming, hypnotic synths and expressive guitar and bass playing, the band fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of their ancestry. Oliveros: “Ahomale resurges from the visions that we’ve been having via our music and life, and the lyrics reflect a manifestation passed on through our ancestors and the gods”.
https://combochimbita.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/nM093T8EMGQ

✹ TAYHANA (AR | NAAFI, Hiedrah Club de Baile)
Based in Mexico City, Tayhana is a maverick DJ and producer from Argentina who has established herself in the global club scene with her whirlwind selection of Latin American and global beats. She has a fearless mixing style that comprises a variety of contemporary crossovers. In 2013, Tayhana co-founded Hiedrah Club de Baile; a party series that pushes the experimental edge of Buenos Aires’ underground. Tayhana also collaborated with the Salviatek label in Uruguay and NAAFI in Mexico.
https://soundcloud.com/tayhana

✹ DUCKFOOD (NL | pantropical, Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance, and African-diasporic styles to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are extremely colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Like always, with Duckfood the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.
https://soundcloud.com/duckfood

✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY (PT / roffa)
Blondewednesday wanders around in Roffa’s club microcosm in support of events, artists and initiatives. She is the founder of the Voyager collective, studies sonology at the Royal Conservatory and, more importantly also has a penchant for pantropicalisms. She will be closing the night.

Friday 15 June Brussels double bill > Rebel Up @ Cantine Iraq, Le Lac + @ Gqom Oh! label night party, Beursschouwburg

This friday, double music action in Brussels, Rebel Up style
Starting in the early evening is the Iraqi canteen night at Le Lac venue.

Special Iraqi dinner prepared by our Iraqi friends, either meat (chicken) or vegetarian choices. So hurry up and reserve your Iraqi dish by sending an email to >
nghemediatheque @ gmail.com

10€ for dinner + concert.
See some memories from last years Iraqi dinner here.

On the programme:
19h doors with some entry music by Rebel Up
20h dinner upstairs
– solo on oud by Walaa Saad
– solo on synthesizer by Arkhan Mushtak
21h30 tunes by NGHE
22h30  Babylon Trio *live* in the downstairs room

10€ dinner & concert
5€ concert

More info > FB event
@ Le Lac
36 rue de Witte de Haelen, Bxl
(next to Petit Chateau / Klein Kasteeltje)


Afterwards in Beursschouwburg, a special Gqom Oh! label night with South Africa’s newest ghetto house wave from Durban. This South African club music is a sultry mix of hip-hop, footwork and kwaito house with a heavy Xhosa identity.

First real Gqom night in Brussels!

Gqom Oh! is a new label set up by Italian dj and researcher Nan Kole to display the fresh sounds coming out of Durban, by talented and often very young producers from the townships. Griffit Vigo is one of the main figures of the scene, still young but veteran producer is already the inspiration and godfather for many.

with:

Griffit Vigo (SA) (dj set)
Nan Kolè (IT)
+ Dr Kwest AKA 808 Bantou (Bxl) (live set)
+ Rebel Up dj’s (Bxl)

Check the Gqom Oh! label output and dive into their sounds.
Listen here to a live Gqom mix on Radio Panik on Quest for the Beat show.

FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY!
rooftop terrace / zilveren zaal
as part of Voetbalfestivaldefootball with Spain – Portugal on big screen

More info > FB event / website.

doors 22h – 3am
@ Beursschouwburg
Rue Orts 20, Bxl

Fri 8 March > Rebel Up dj’s @ Tropical Boobs party, Le Metro Valdi, Bxl

hiya,

tropical boobs

this Friday our good female friends from Nantes-annex-Bruxelles are organising their first Tropical Boobs party @ le Metro Valdi -yes, they named it that in female self-sexist power stylee- a night filled with global bass sounds, juke, trap, dubstep, italo disco and whatnot @ Metro Valdi (15 Rue des Poissonniers) Bxl city centre near Beurs/Bourse.

Rebel Up! dj’s Sebcat & Leblanc will be spinning a heavy selection of global tunes. Leblanc will go deep into Africa with fast urban kuduro, kwaito house and some streetwise Mexican sonidero cumbia, while Sebcat will turn to Caribbean ways with the newest and roughest Karnival sounds from Haiti, Brazilian tecnomelody swing and some tecnofolk tunes from Syria & Egypt.

Joined by guest dj’s from Nantes DJ FI$H€RPRIC€ & $TRAPONTIN and Brussels immigrants RICO MEDEIROS (DRACHE MUSICAL/BXL) and VJ FLANDERS. Gonna be a hot night!

just 2€ donation in. these chicas are not about profit but into good partying.
Full info > check the faecesbook event here.

Also before our party starts, our good buddy Lowdjo is organising a special free *The Trilogy Tapes* evening @ Recyclart at 20:00 which is really worth going to for some fine lo-fi global tape sounds from Mexico, Thailand, India and Japan. It finishes at 1am, so our party is an excellent after party check it here!

Sat. 21 July; Rebel Up! Sebcat @ Babaca global bass party, Noordkasteel, Antwerp

hello folks,

This Saturday 21st, a new global bass party is born in Antwerp; BABACA!

Hosted by the Tsigani guys, the night will be in the Magiq Spiegeltent at Noordkasteel, kicking off at 21:00 til the 6:00 morning light. The lineup consists of Belgian global bass dj’s, specialised in different parts of the world; Max Le Daron (Low Up recs), Kobe Louis Charles (Tsigani), Captain Steel (Tsigani/(Low Up recs), LeBlanc (Brussels Up!) and ofcourse your very own Rebel Up! Sebcat. Expect everything bass from digital dancehall to bashment,  reggaeton, electrocumbia, sonidero, tecnobrega, swingeira, baile funk,  3bal guarachero, moombahton, kuduro, juke, dakbe, halparke and many other bass styles.

Before 23:00, it’s cheaper to get in > roll the dice and the number is what you pay. a 6 gets you in for FREE! After 23:00 it’s 5€ in

more info? see here for FB event

See you around!

Sat. 21 july
Magiq Spiegeltent,
Noordkasteel Oost,
2030 Antwerp