Sat 9 Nov: Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins party in FFORMATT, Bxl

Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present:
ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT

Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00
Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.

Special guest: Lukrø (PE / Mexico DF)
Peruvian DJ and producer Lukrø is the co-founder of Peruvian bass label Matraca. Originally from Lima, but based in Mexico D.F. where he runs the label, produces his output and runs various bass parties. Hidden behind a mask, he brings the vanguard of the new cumbia, juke, footwork, baile funk, moombahton and global bass alive on the dancefloor.
https://youtu.be/lbGD0NZqDbg
https://soundcloud.com/lukr0
https://soundcloud.com/matraca-netlabel

HOSTED BY 3 BRUSSELS GLOBAL COLLECTIVES > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds allover the city. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Rafael Aragon’s sound is powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out.
https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
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. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion.
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/

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


– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
Design by Ana Penafiel Marcano

Fri 1 Nov + Sat 2 Nov > Rebel Up @ Dia de Los Muertos parties in Antwerp + Liege!

Friday 1 nov, Rebel Up SebCat @ Dia de los Muertos evening at Zuiderpershuis in Antwerpen, with DJ Kumbia Beats (BO) and LuzAlta (AR).

from 19h to 2am
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Saturday 2 nov, Rebel Up SebCat at Giraffes & Penguins de los Muertos, at KulturA in Liege! Our 2nd night in Liege, of our new monthly residence.

with a whole string of local guests & Brussels dj’s > Baylena Selektah, Gringo Humble, Rafael Aragon, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies female dj team. and even a little surprise video cameo by Gaetano Dub.

5€
from 22h to 5am

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Weekend 27-28-29 Sept > Rebel Up SebCat at Indian Masala weekend @ Pianofabriek Bxl + Giraffes & Penguins party @ KulturA, Liege + L’Uzinne fundraiser + Medex Anatolian night

Indian Masala Weekend is a festival that runs for 3 days in Pianofabriek (St Gilles), with dance workshops, expo, film, concerts, dj sets and more!

Rebel Up SebCat will kick of the 1st day on friday 27th with an Indian folkpop set from various styles & states of India, traditional music pop hybrids and more.

From 17h to 21h30 @ Pianofabriek bar, free in
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Listen to this spicy Indian Masala Mixtape from 10 years ago >

and after that, straight to Liege, for our very 1st Giraffes & Penguins party at KulturA club.

Time to enjoy Liege with electronic global sounds & beats from all corners of the world.

Our tropical lineup:
Les Freres Jackfruit duo (FR)
Tropical DJipsies (Bxl)
Pso Man (Liege)
Le Grand Mechant Loop (Bxl)
Rebel Up SebCat
(Bxl)

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5€ (CASH ONLY) /// doors: 22h
Vegan snacks by ASBL Les Oiseaux s’entêtent

@ Rue de Roture 13
Liege

on saturday, the Paye Ta Chiotte fundraiser party at l’Uzine,
with a Giraffes & penguins moment from 1am to 3am >
1am > Rebel Up & Le Grand Mechant Loop
2am > Les Freres Jackfruit

Prix libre, show your support!
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and on sunday evening, a Medex evening in La Tricoterie,
with Turkish buffet, expo, live concert by Kenan Erer & The Bosphoros Beat and dj set by Rebel Up SebCat + Selim Dion.

Prix libre, support Medex!
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Weekend 2-4 Aug > Rebel Up hosts KiosQ stage @ Esperanzah! Festival, Abbaye de Floreffe + dj set @ Barzoen, Turnhout

hello all!

Great news, this weekend Rebel Up is hosting the new KiosQ dj stage at Esperanzah Festival on friday & saturday. We invited Brussels crews Global Hybrid Records and Giraffes & Penguins to join us, for a real special sounds from the global underground vibe.

Also lots of great artists playing at the festival > Ibeyi, Delgres, Babylon Trio, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Saodaj, Pongo, Les Ogres de Barback, Le Motel and so much more. On sunday our friends of Radio Bistrot will take over the KiosQ stage from us.

All info / tickets > FB event / website.

Here the programme of our 2 days @ KioskQ stage >

Friday >
15h-> 18h15 Le Grand Mechant Loop & Global Hybrid crew
19h15->21h45 Rebel Up DJ’s
22h45→00h Alizarina *live (Global Hybrid)
2h30-> 3h30 Rafael Aragon
(Global Hybrid)

Saturday >
12h->16h Giraffes & Penguins marathon

12:00 Tropical Djipsies
13h30 Le Grand Mechant Loop
14:00 Rebel Up
15:30 Rafael Aragon
17-> 19h Giraffes & Penguins apero session

17:00 Beat Brother
17:30 Drache Musicale
18:00 Flux Tendu
18:30 Fanfara Electronica
20h -21h45 Fanfara Electronica *live (Global Hybrid)
22h45→00h15 Rebel Up DJ’s
1h15→2h15 Le Grand Mechant Loop
(Giraffes & Penguins)

We hope to see you there !!!

and on sunday 4 august, Rebel Up SebCat will spin vinyls -real global ‘grooves’- at Barzoen bar in the heart of Turnhout. From 14-19h, free in.
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Thu 30 May: Nihiloxica drum & dance workshop @ Collectif Au Quai + afterparty @ Café Midpoint, Bxl

Ugandan band Nihiloxica (Nyege Tapes) is back in Brussels after their show at Les Nuits Botanique earlier this month and they will show you the essence of what we do and demonstrate how to get down and dance to it Ugandan style. They will be taking you on a cultural journey from Buganda through all the kingdoms from which they draw their rhythms.

the drum & dance workshop includes:
– Learning of traditional rhythms through both drumming and dancing.
– Playing on our Bugandan drum set.
– Learning techniques of playing hand percussion instruments.
– Q&A and traditional performance from the band.

cost: 12 €
start: 19h to 22h


afterwards afterparty at Cafe Midpoint from 22h onwards! with Nihiloxica dj’s, Rebel Up & le Grand Mechant Loop

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19-22h workshop & dance @ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Afterparty @ Cafe Midpoint
189 Rue de Flandre

Sat 25 May: Rebel Up double day, Camiozinzo (parc Allee du Kaai) in afternoon and DIY Day (BiestebroekBis) at night.

The CamioZinzo AKA Lucid soundsystem is once more released in the park of Allee du Kaai on Saturday, next to the Zinzinerie.

Rebel Up has been invited together with Le Grand Mechant Loop and Rafael Aragon for the occasion to make you dance on afrobeat, cumbia, ethno techno and other global styles all afternoon!

from 14h til 22h, FREE IN! bar with super democratic prices!
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in the night, Rebel Up will play at the afterparty of DIY Day organised by De Toestand at the BiestebroekBis.

DIY Day is a 2 day festival about DIY culture, brocante, expo, workshops, concerts and so much more. Full programme on both days > FB event

During the afternoon and evening, great concerts by Ensemble Orient-Occident de Muziekpublique, La Clinik de Dr Poembak, Kumbelé, High Jinks Delegation and Azmari, followed by the afterparty with Borokov, Rebel Up, Pim Rose, Phonetics and Selim Dion.

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doors: 13:00
afterparty: 23:00
Dapperheidsplein 21, Anderlecht (Academy of Anderlecht, metro Saint Guidon)

Entrance: Free contribution!
-> All profits go to Toestand International and the project in Albania.

–> See you there ! And invite your friends !

Sat 11 May > Giraffes & Penguins #17 @ Studio CityGate, Bxl!

Let’s shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!

A massive team of DJ’s is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale, Rebel Up LeBlanc, Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩
Nice food cooked with love will be available to give you all energy you’ll need through the night, as well as a shisha corner for a relaxing break 🙂

with special guest: DJ Plead (AU/LB)
Melbourne/Naarm based producer who makes unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label.
https://soundcloud.com/1djplead

aided by Brussels locals >
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Gan Gah
Rebel Up LeBlanc
Drache Musicale
& The Tropical Djipsies

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doors 22h til 6am
5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm /// End 6am
Entrance via Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht, Bxl
10min walk from Gare du Midi >
https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDubo