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Sat 16 dec > Rebel Up @ Se Lover en Lumiere party, Au Quai, Bxl

SE LOVER en Lumière @ Au Quai, an evening with an artisanal anti-xmas market, workshops, dance performances, concerts and global afterparty with Rebel Up, Drache Musicale & Grand Mechant Loop!

doors > 18h
sweet apples/ hot wine / hot chocolate

ANTI-XMAS MARKET for artistic, handmade and atypical gifts!


*18h30-19h/ 19h30-20h
INITIATION Qi Gong & Tai Chi with candles.

PERFORMANCE Professeure Posterieur
Chinese shadow play with poetic mysticism & more

-Japanese bookbinding by Atelier De l’Estran
-Magical painting & handcraft by Sentia Renato
VERDIRIS vegetable garden ideas

All night scenography, light installations, projections and map-it by Au Quai crew.

* 22h-4h PARTY TIME!!
global, grooves, tropical & ethnodelicieux all night long
with Rebel Up SebCat, Drache Musicale duo & Le Grand Mechant Loop
& + live VJ SET by Gilles Empetré

3€ before 22h (free drink offered)
5€ after
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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut
1000 BXL
metro: Compte de Flandre
tram 51, Porte de Flandre

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Thu + Fri 24/25 Aug > Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi + @ Giraffes & Penguins #1, Kuumba, Ixelles

Yo Bxl, 2 party nights in a row, summer style 🙂

on thursday, our Rebel Up Soundclash night in the Bonnefooi with 2 special guests. expect a night from electro cumbia to oriental beats, electro and beyond!

Electromanteca (CL)
This Chilean producer, DJ, and musician based in Buenos Aires (AR) with more than 10 years of focused musical creations (including a love affair with Digital Cumbia). His musical repertoire includes beats like hip-hop, global bass, and electronica mixed with tropical samplers. He founded the Perrera Cultural collective and has been the host of innovative parties in Buenos Aires – such as Boiler Roof and Peput! Currently, he is developing his first EP Nuevacumbiacción, a two-sided release with his own sound on side A and mashups on side B. His unique musical genius inspires and energizes souls worldwide as he journeys across the globe.

Lt.Dan (IL)
His love for music goes way back to his hometown Jerusalem, from making mixtapes to his parents’ parties when he was 10 years old, through working in “The Ear Way” music shop, where he acquired perspective, passion & fine ear for unusual sounds – from jazz, post punk, wave, classic & even pop. This wonderful house of music forged Dan’s sensitivity for esthetic sound and quenched his constant curiosity for new / old school music. After making his name in Tel Aviv with Legotek crew and many party concepts, he moved to the electronic mecca of Berlin, where he led the DonnersDucks party in Ritter Butzke for a few years. He regularly spins his sounds around Europe in cities like Hamburg, Milano, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris & Barcelona to name a few, spreading his open minded music world to various dancefloors.

host; Rebel Up SebCat, with all colours from the world.

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@ Bonnefooi, Rue des Pierres 8, Bxl centre
Free in as always,
starting @ midnight

On friday, a new Ethno groove party in town: Giraffes & Penguins, in Matongé Ixelles!

Music travellers of Brussels, massage your feet carefully and place them into your most comfortable shoes as the road on friday 25th will be loooong. We’ll go on a musical exploration trip from the giraffes’ groovy *highlife* to the penguins’ psychedelic throat songs! The journey will start at 10pm @ Kuumba, in the heart of Matongé.

Your guides all night long will be Electromanteca (Chile), Rebel Up Sebcat, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

info: FB event.
22h @ Kuumba, Ch de Wavre 78, Ixelles
free before 23h / 5€ after

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Thu 25 May @ Bonnefooi Bxl > Rebel Up Cumbia Soundclash w/ Q-Richi (Eck Echo Berlin / PE) & Gaetano Dub

Thursday 25 May Rebel Up night @ Bonnefooi!
★ ★ ★ Roots, Latin, Bass & Bounce! ★ ★ ★

special guest:

❂❁❂ Q-RICHI (Eck Echo Berlin / Peru) ❂❁❂
Since 2007 in Berlin where he discovered his passion for music from his distant home country Peru. With his collective Eck Echo Berlin he set up the foundation of an eclectic scene of avant-garde Latin-American rhythms and party nights. He has played with artists such as Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru), NAAFI (Mexico) and Los Pirañas (Colombia). He also works for NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, where last year he made a documentary in Peru with Dengue Dengue Dengue and Los Wemblers about the quest of amazonian cumbia. As a DJ, Q-RICHI makes us discover the roots of contemporary dance music exclusively in vinyl format. A journey to rich traditions through styles such as psychedelic cumbia, chicha, mapalé and champeta. Sounds of the past for today’s dancefloor!

❂❁❂ REBEL UP SEBCAT (Bxl) ❂❁❂ (host)
The infamous Rebel Up parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bruxelles & Groovalizacion Radio. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

❂❁❂ GAETANO DUB (Liege) ❂❁❂
For many years Gaetano Dub is one of the main DJ’s of the Liege DIY roots & latin scene, organising and supporting nights for bands and electronic artists from around the globe such as Fauna, Frikstailers and many more. A true whirlwind and versatile DJ who mixes reggae, dub, cumbia and global bass together in a spicy cocktail. He also hosts the TamaRitmo radio show on Liege radio 48FM, for all sounds Caribbean & Afro Latin. More and more he brings his sound to Brussels and rightly so. Music is the best high!!

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Rue des Pierres 8 Steenstraat,

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Fri 12 May > Afterparty Jam’in Jette Festival @ Café Excelsior, Bxl

Official Afterparty of the Jam’In Jette festival, a free festival in north of Brussels with an amazing lineup of global bands and artists.

DJ sets by Rebel Up! & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

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@ Café Excelsior
8 rue église St Pierre,

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Sat 6 May > Rebel Up! & NGHE present: T R O P I C O U L O S @ Barlok Bxl

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! ! ! ! T R O P I C O U L O S ! ! ! ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

▬▬▬▬▬▬ sweat til you drip drip drop ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present a burning hot night of cumbia, afrolatin, dub, ancestral folklore, tropical beats and global bass > Fiesta!

▷▷▷ LINEUP > > > > > > >

Guacamayo Tropical (CO / Madrid)
The Colombian duo Guacamayo have been taking all the afrolatin flavour in their suitcase, spreading the sweaty love in their wild Guacamayo Tropical parties in Madrid and their Festival Guacamayo in the mountains near Madrid. Their sessions are characterized by the integration of organic musical instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe, and even typical and native dances switched up with digital beats. Also, they explore new sounds created from traditional roots with a slightly digital edge. Hearty, lively rhythms and flood the crowd with a colorful wave of love, joy and Cumbia! Inspired by earthly ancestral trips, they show us a path, an idea and a project aimed at challenging the senses on all fronts, shooting out sounds explosively charged with good vibes, light and hope.

The Silly Tang (UK/FR – Madrid)
The Silly Tang has been ripping parties for the last 5 years all accross the UK channel and into latino spheres. Playing alongside names such and Randall and J-Man in the Jungle music scene and rocking up some Gypsy Folk next to names such as Balkan Hotsteppers or Innamorati. He has now settled to live tangly in Madrid, Spain to start continue producing more delightful tangoloid sounds, between dub, cumbia and ancestral latino folklore. He has released dubby cumbia tunes on Andalucian label Caballito and on Chilean label Regional. Also he’s part of the La Selva crew known for their tropical sweaty sounds.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
The infamous Rebel Up! parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

Mr Orange (Lowup, Bxl)
a Brussels based music aficionado and founder of both the infamous Los Hermanos Brothers and Lowup. His musical universe is broader then broadway and he’s also active as a sound designer for theater and film. In his more informal playing moments he’s also known as Carrot or El sñr Naranja. Groovy tropicalism with a pinch of the unexpected and some tongue-in-cheek humour. Good music is timeless.

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▷▷▷ ENTRY: 23h…
Prix Libre (minimum 3€)
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap cocktails by NGHE mishmash loca crew!

Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles

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Sat 15 April > Rebel Up! @ Domicil Club, Dortmund (DE)

Rebel Up! in Germany this saturday! 🙂
We’ll be playing Domicil club in Dortmund at the WDR Cosmo Global Player party together with our Moroccan grandmaster dj friend Ali T. Global sounds & beats to make your feet go wild 🙂

Domicil is famous a one of Germany’s prime jazz club and has an amazing sound system, a dream for every music loving DJ & listener 🙂

Global Player, the Funkhaus Europa (now Cosmo) club night, is already since 10 years a wild global party in the Dortmunder nightlife. Both resident-DJs Ali T and Kosta Kostov play the best selections from the Balkan, Oriental, Latino and Afro for a true worldtripping feel & vibe. Rebel Up! joins in the fun, see you there! Bis bald!

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23H / 8€
@ Domicil Club
Hansastrasse 7-11


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Fri 7 April > Rebel Up! @ Pan-Amafropeans party, Sexyland, A’dam

this Friday afternoon / evening & night in Amsterdam
Rebel Up playing @ Pan-Amafropean party in a new place > Sexyland

First, from 13:00 til 14:00 a session at Red Light Radio, tune into the live stream.

We wished our parties were sexy, but somehow our guests often get disgustingly sweaty from dancing, or end up too drunk to look any good.. But not this time! This time we’ll be in SEXYLAND, and it’ll be slick, smooth and sensual..

✫pan-amafropeans in SEXYLAND✶ will be:
• a défilé of our favourite (and sexy) DJs
• a selection of sleazy, dirty and exotic musics
• cheap & stale (and maybe cold..) beer
• fresh food by sensuous Silvia (De Bakbrommer)
• (oh.. and an intimate little party for our 4 yrs avec une surprise)

Pole dancing marathon (starts 16:00 vrijmibo stylee):
░ ✫ PÅL/SECAM (pan-amafropeans)
✶ ░ SebCat (Rebel Up Soundclash! | Brussels)
░ ✫ Rem Gow (All Around The Globe | Red Light Radio)
✶ ░ DEKS (Sexyland All Stars)
░ ✫ L-Dopa (BAM BAM Amsterdam | Paradiso)
✶ ░ GNOE (Stranded FM | Utrecht)
░ ✫ Selecta Mano (Ticket to the Tropics | Angola)
.. more tba

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@ Sexyland
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 39,
1033 RC Amsterdam
boat from Central Station: NDSM-Werfveer – pont 906

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Fri 20 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Muevelo, Universal Club, Bxl

Muevelo has finally landed in Brussels, this is their 1st party and surely not the last! 

The party originally hails from Paris, with monthly residences in venues such as l’Alimentation Générale or l’International and always a flurry of special guests from Latin America & elsewhere. The parties specialise in furious *tropical* music, the biggest shakers from Latin America, the Caribbean & beyond.

Rebel Up!, Max le Daron, Grandpamini, Pedrolito et MC C-Imperatriz will put the dancefloor on fire with Reggaeton, Merengue, Moombahton, Cumbia, Dancehall, Tropical Bass and more.
Heat allover, that’s MUEVELO mami ! Ya tu sabes.

The Muevelo triple crew  >

(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
French-Chilean producer & DJ, his soundculture started with salsa and hiphop, but quickly changed into new African & Latin-American sounds which he puts in his all out party mix. Former DJ resident of the legendary “Ghetto Tiers Monde” parties, famous for his mashup blends of rough sounds with unknown tunes of cumbia, kuduro, merengue and coupé décalé.

(Muevelo / Groovalizacion Radio)
Recent Brussels resident & instigator of Muevelo here, Argentinian DJ/selector Pedrolito is what we call a real digger of tropical beats and cumbias. He has mixed with Sergent Garcia, Fauna, Uproot Andy, Miss Bolivia, El Hijo de la Cumbia, the Soul Jazz Orchestra, RKK de Radio Nova, Alika, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito, Geko Jones and many more. Hosting his radio shows and mixtapes on various radio’s and podcasts, he always brings the best latino vibes. This “pibe” will make you shake in pure urban latino style.

MC C-Imperatriz
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
Secret legend of the tropical scene of Paris with perhaps the most absurd pseudonym to boot, MC C-Imperatriz is always connecto to the Caribbean, South America & Africa through his wildest musical finds of the moment. His slogan for the night? Dale duro!

Max le Daron
(Lowup Records)
Young Brussels producer & DJ Max le Daron specialises in electronic global & tropical music, heavily influenced by UK bass music. Since 2008 he plays in clubs and festivals allover the city & country and his played with the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Steve Aoki, Toddla T, Daniel Haaksman, Djedjotronic, Noisia, Schlachthofbronx, to name a few. Expect an electronic trip from Afrika up to Latin America!

Rebel Up! SebCat (BE/ Bxl)
Expect a storm of digital cumbia, tribal guarachero,
Attendez-vous à une rafale de cumbia digitale, de tribal guarachero, sonidera, rebajada, chicha, latin bass, roots mashups, reggaeton, dembow, speedmambo, bachata trap & more. Latino overdrive time !

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

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23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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Thu 12 Jan > Bonnefooi invites Rebel Up! with special guests Daferwa (MX/DE) & Pedrolito

Happy new year all! 🙂
Hope you had great holiday period & parties.

Our next night is Thursday 12 January and it will be a latino-bass-tastic night!

Bonnefooi Invites:
Hosted by Rebel Up! with special guest > > > >
Daniel Fernando Wahl alias Daferwa was born in Tübingen and raised in a Mexican-
German household. From an early age on he got in touch with a broad variety of Latin-American music as well as Rap, Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and UK Sounds. His sets are innovative and rhythmically trips. From melodic and funky Beats, to hip moving Dembow Sounds to syncopated and percussive 4x 4, or halftime bouncy stuff. Strictly spoken – he doesn’t gives a shit about genres. Since 2005 Daferwa has been actively contributing to Cologne’s nightlife. In 2007, he founded the MASH IT UP! platform in Cologne; in 2009 he became resident DJ and
freelancing autor for WDR Funkhaus Europa (Germanys N°1 public radio station for Global Music) writing programs and conducting in-depth interviews. He’s of the main honcho’s behind and German global parties such as Mash It Up! (Cologne) and Global Player (Krefeld & Dusseldorf) . Having played many renowned festivals & parties such as Sziget (HU), Fusion Festival (DE) and supporting many international live bands and artists, he knows how to get a global party going. Be ready for some Mexican wildness with German precision 🙂

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris and now Brussels, busy DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and Pedrolito aka Pierre Lara is a DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass and latino sounds from allover. He especially loves to dig up nueva cumbia and share his discoveries through his “Dale amor a la cumbia que la cumbia te lo devuelve” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

Casual hosts at Bonnefooi, the Rebel Up! DJ collective and their infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash parties are no secret to the global underground in Brussels. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Researchers of ethnic music styles, remixers and also hosts of the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

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from 22h

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

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16/17 Dec > Rebel Up! Amsterdam weekender @ Alta Cumbia Night, OT301 + Beatroots, Pllek (Nsdm)

alta-cumbiaFriday 16 Dec @ OT301
Alta Cumbia Nite presents:

SebCat Rebel Up! Soundclash (BE) / La Banda Fantastica / D J Rengo Estar / Dj Larva + Special Spicy Hot Guests

This 3rd edition of Alta Cumbia Nite will be hotter than hell. Evil Cumbia vibes are expected on the dance floor and stage blending the hottest cumbia tracks with the dance of sexy devilish creatures. On the line up: Rebel Up! SebCat (BE) is joining us with a huge new collection of chicha vinyl recently brought from Peru, accompanied by sweaty visuals. La Banda Fantastica, the always evolving cumbia band from the Netherlands (Mexico/Argentina/Chile/NL), will bring some evil tracks to make you dance like a demon. And if that’s not enough already, our party partners DJ Larva & DJ Rengo Estar will take care that the temperature stays up all night long! Together with unexpected special guests, this promises to be a very caliente last cumbia night of the year, that you don’t wanna miss!

@OT301, Overtoom 301
Doors 21h

before 22h €5
after €7
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beatrootsand Saturday 17 Dec @ Pllek >

Together with our friends of Pal / Secam and DJ Graham we’ll be spinning global tunes at the Beatroots party from midnight onwards. Expect lots of Afro-Portuguese bouncy tunes and other Afro-electro sweetness.

More info here.
@ Pllek (NSDM werf)
T.T. Neveritaweg 59

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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

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Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)


This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

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20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

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