28 / 29 / 30 sept > Rebel Up @ Nuits Sonores festival & Allee du Kaai, BRASS + Bozar + La Vallee, Bxl

This weekend, triple Rebel Up action during 3 days of the Nuits Sonores festival in Brussels and the brocante day at Allee du Kaai. Busy programme indeed!

Starting on friday 28 sept > BRASS X REBEL UP, Night #1 / The Loop
Rebel Up curates an electro latino night for Nuits Sonores @ BRASS venue in Forest.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the latin underground:
Nova Materia (CL/FR/ live), Usted (ES/ live), Meneo (GT/ live) and Rebel Up DJ’s, Muevelo DJ’s (AR/CL/FR) and Andr’s R (VZ).

Expect everything from experimental electro latino pop to 8 bit reggaeton, electropical, dembow, cumbia beats, moombahton and beyond!

and oh yeah, it’s FREE IN! 🙂
FB event / website

@ BRASS
Rue Van Volxemlaan 364, 1190 Brussels

Next day, saturday 29 sept, there is the brocante at Allee du Kaai with 2nd hand market, vinyl market, live concerts and dj sets.Rebel Up will be present with the vinyl distro but also spinning tunes during the afternoon on the Giraffe & Penguins soundsystem.

This all from 12h onwards…
See all info in FB event or website.

In the evening:
Nuits Sonores Night #2 > Rebel Up DJ Leblanc @ African Takeover night in Bozar
, Terarken room.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the african underground:
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), DJ Nigga Fox (PT / Principe), DJ Kampire (UG / Nyege Tapes) and Rebel Up Leblanc.

from Leblanc, expect an ethnic warm up opening dj set from western africa into the sahel and afterwards all night long global sounds, South-African electronic, western african traditional,  electro – kuduro mix and more.

and also lots of music going on in all the other rooms of Bozar. see lineup below.
FB event / Bozar website.
presale 25€ / 30€ door
@ Bozar

Also on saturday evening, but not part of the festival, Rebel Up artists Babylon Trio will perform at the Ancienne Belgique, in the big room!

It’s the goodbye concert of Belgium’s punk post rock band Madensuyu, after 25 years.
Babylon Trio will open the evening with a live set at 19h, and we might even have some vinyls of their debut album ‘Habibi’ for sale! 🙂

All info in FB event or AB website.

and if all that is not enough and you still have energy >

On sunday 30 sept, day #3 at La Vallée during the last day of Nuits Sonores festival.

Hosted by Bxl collective Les Actionnaires, there will be another vinyl market and the Rebel Up distro will be present.

With art installations of various artists and concerts by Kasparov Not Kasparov and Die Wilde Jagd and DJ’s La souris et l’éléphant b2b Tushen Raï, Nixie’s and Pim’s (Sheitan Brothers) b2b Prince Off.

From 14h onwards. FREE IN!
FB event.
@ La Vallee
38 Rue Alphonse Lavallee
Molenbeek

well, we hope to see you at one of these 5 events, and perhaps even more 🙂

Fri 20 Nov > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Pantropical, WORM, Rotterdam w/ Oscilador Bass (MX), Sonido Martines (AR), No Munchi (NL/DO)+ live percussion

Pantropical: tropical party night in Rotterdam with cumbia, latin bass, & more!

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On the back of our Pan-Afro futuristic October edition, we turn our focus on chunky Latin American sounds; Cumbia (vintage/nu, Chicha, Sonidera, Villera), Latin Bass, and a pinch of bachata and merengue.

OSCILADOR BASS (MX | latin bass mexico)
This friendly Cumbia-bot has housewives and washing machines alike obsessing over him all across Latin America. Now his mission is to make crowds in the rest of the world follow suit during its upcoming EU / Asia trek. Oscilador Bass is all about creating the hottest Latin Bass, expertly mixing güiro rasps, cowbells and congas with the best spatial sound, all assembled with mucho amor in Mexico!
http://www.osciladorbass.com/
http://www.latinbassmexico.com/

SONIDO MARTINES (AR)
Sonido Martines is the Argentine figurehead of the South American cumbia scenes. In his dj mixes, Argentine and Colombian Cumbia meet vintage Vallenato and Chicha, and Dub hits upon electronic music. He is a tireless seeker of lost vinyl records and remixer of Cumbia classics, shaking up the dancefloors with a wide selection of tropical music from all over Latin America. His DJ sets feature a wide array of vintage psychedelic cumbia and other tropical beat music, almost doubling as history lessons.
https://soundcloud.com/sonidomartines

LEBLANC (BE | Rebel Up! / Pantropical)
Last seen & heard in February deconstructing the dancefloor at Pantropical with Pinchado and DØG. LeBlanc is one of the most pleasantly obsessed and knowledgeable purveyors of Non-western, tropical music for the Benelux. Together with Rebel Up! / Nightshop’s Sebcat he’s the co-curator for many great tropical events in Brussels (Recyclart, Beursschouwburg, Les Ateliers Claus, Bonnefooi etc.), and co-hosts the Nightshop radioshow on Radio Campus. Despite the dizzying number of subgenres LeBlanc uses for his DJ mixes, they’re always focused and highly dancable. Tonight’s set will include digital cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton and other global bass.

NO MUNCHI (NL/DO)
Spins his fave vintage Dominican tunes, including Bachata, Merengue, and Palo; reverb and effect drenched, to make things a bit more compatible with the other sounds on offer on this night.

CHRIS BRUINING (NL) & NIQUE QUENTIN (DE) – live percussion
The DJ sets will be spiced up with skilful live percussion played by Rotterdam based percussionists Chris Bruining (Gallowstreet, La Banda Fantastica), and Nique Quentin (Los Paja Brava / Doktor Schnitt). Chris recently played live with Dick El Demasiado at Pantropical in September.

@ Worm – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
23:00 – 05:00 | presale: 7€ / door: 8€

FB event here + WORM site.

Sat 14 March > Rebel Up! SebCat birthday party & friends @ Tapas Soif, Bxl

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Dearest friends. Seb & Olivier invite you to celebrate our double birthdays (4th march) this Saturday night at bar Tapas Soif, 10 days later…. The debauchery is programmed to start around 20h. There will be 2 concerts by some of Brussels most original artists (Mim and  The Lover Be), who else? And around that a whole lineup of sexy dj’s bringing you awesome dance tunes (Crazy Mwandishi, Dr Grimm, dj Pancho Leblanc, Darcyr and dj Pinchado (especially from Buenos Aires, Argentina)). An unknown amount of styles will pass through your ears > chicha cumbia, african tunes, hiphop, soul, rock, acid house, electro & surely more. We hope to greet many of you this Saturday. Love and hapiness!

Tapas Soif has lots of good beers on offer (from Brussels region & Wallonia) + tasty tapas on offer all night long.

FB event here

Fri 13 Feb > Pantropical @ WORM Rotterdam w/ DJ Pinchado (AR), Rebel Up! LeBlanc & DØG (BR)

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Ok, call it winter denial, but we won’t be shivering in our badly insulated homes. Dance with us n this friday the 13th to feverish cumbia, funk carioca, juke, afrotronics & other hot tropical global bass at this Pantropical party!

 

▨ DJ PINCHADO (argentina)
One of our favorite DJ’s from below the equator! Pinchado is a specialist excavator of the finest cumbia and other tropical gems from the vaults of half-molten record jungles across Latin America. He edits these into fun lo-fi mixes, either slowed down (rebajadas) or lovingly left intact to be spinned in clubs around the globe. Pinchado is closely tied to Holland’s own Dick El Demasiado, who released on Pinchado’s own Silbando Discos (next to the flamboyant Peruvian singer and hairdresser La Tigresa del Oriente).
https://soundcloud.com/djpinchado
http://www.silbandodiscos.com.ar/

▨ DJ LEBLANC (bruxelles | Rebel Up!, nightshop)
This man from is beyond a shadow of doubt one of the most pleasantly obsessed and knowledgeable purveyors of Non-western, tropical music for the Benelux. Together with Sebcat he’s the co-curator for many great tropical events in Bruxelles (Salle Rogier, Bonnefooi, Recyclart, etc.), and co-hosts the Nightshop radioshow for Radio Campus. Despite the sheer dizzying number of subgenre styles Leblanc uses for his unique DJ mixes, they’re always super focused, tight and highly dancable. Leblanc’s set will include digital cumbia, global bass & afrotronics.
http://www.mixcloud.com/TSC/

▨ DØG (brazil)
DØG exists in multiple spaces simultaneously, raised in global suburbs, based in digital realms, sometimes visual other times musical. DØG divides his time between geeking out with A/V installations (as ‘ehCaetano’), and über-dancable DJ sessions as one of DØG’s multiple incarnations. This night he’ll serve up a high-octane mix of funk carioca, ghetto house, afro, and juke, with a pinch of tecnomelody and lambada. Heavy beats from the west suburbs of the planet.
http://dogdogdogdogdog.org/

▨ VJ: THEREISAMAJORPROBLEMINAUSTRALIA (gr)

+++ F. Thomaz & BB’s ccktails

 

5 € in
@ WORM, Rotterdam
see FB event here

Fri 18 July > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Recyclart Holidays *Spooky Afrobeat* night

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Yo folks,

this friday a special night at Recyclart as part of the Holidays festival, where Rebel Up! LeBlanc will be playing an electronic african set after the concert of Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen until the end. Get ready to swing yourself into a heavy sweat or get lost in psychedelic guitar trance.

here’s the roll down >

DJ Mukambo
Global roots from the Urb’n’Jungle: afrobeat, Brazilian vibes, soukouss, reggae, Afro-Latin, world fusion, arabesque, global hiphop…

Spookhuisje
“Pscychedelic surf trance” with drones, psychedelica, eastern maqam, bedoïn trance, desert blues, echos from the Anatolian mountains, urban hectics, a camel caravan out of Rajasthan…

Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen
This hyperactive Brussels group brings afrofunk and groove from the West-African 70’s back to life with a bang, They are joined by Oghene Kologbo, guitarist of Fela Kuti’s band and also by by legendary drummer Tony Allen of the same late Fela Kuti. Like he says > “when I play it’s like an orchestra in itself”. Expect fireworks of pure african big band sound on stage.

 

Rebel Up! LeBlanc
will play the dance sounds of digital Africa; the new computer music with melodic and rythmic echoes of local music traditions in modern times. This is what young Africa dances to right now >  hip hop, naija, kuduro, couper décaler, azonto, dancehall, shangaan disco, afrohouse, soukous, funana, kwaito, balani & more…

timings >
22.00-23.00 DJ Mukambo (BE – dj) – outside, free
23.00-24.00 DJ Mukambo    >  inside
24.00-01.30 Spookhuisje (BE – live)
01.45-03.30 Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen (BE/NIG – live)
03.30-05.00 DJ LeBlanc (BE – dj)

 

just 5€ in
See FB event here or the Recyclart site.