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)

Fri 25 Nov @ STUK w/ Islam Chipsy (EG), Leuven

chipsSalam!

Friday 25th @ STUK, Leuven
w/ Egyptian electro-chaabi act Islam Chipsy & EEK.

Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Mohamed Karam and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits.

21:00 doors / Rebel Up dj-set
22:00 Islam Chipsy & EEK
23:00 Rebel Up! dj-set

FB Event or STUK site.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct > Rebel Up in Amsterdam @ Pan-Amafropeans night (ADE), OT301 + @ Fly Agaric Swap party, OCCII A’dam

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a special Pan-Amafropeans night @ OT301 venue during Amsterdam Dance Event, organised by Pal/Secam & Afrobot. with Baris K, Young Marco, Afrobot, Pal/Secam, Bufiman & Tako.

in De Peper restaurant of OT301, there will be some live shows earlier in the evening and at midnight followed by a Rebel Up dj set from SebCat til the end, expect lots of global flavours from all the continents, in vintage and electro style

The event is practically sold out, only 50 tickets at the door, so come early if you ‘re keen to be there! 🙂

Facebook event  or on ADE website

Next day on sunday afternoon there is a swapping market and musical matinee afternoon at our homestead venue OCCII. The Fly Agaric collective organises this afternoon of various swapping and with a special concert by Moroccan musician Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers. Wow!

lahcen akil
Lahcen Akil was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte on the route of the thousand Kasbahs in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional Amazigh songs, he started music very young. As songwriter and poet, he writes songs about the beauty of the region which he plays on a self-made 5-stringed lothar lute, composed of a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. Lahcen is joined by fellow villager and percussionist El Houssain Safir who plays the bendir, a traditional drum with vibrating snare. For the occasion, two more musicians come along: the bassist David and accordionist Matthieu. Be ready for a compelling evening of raw Amazigh roots out of one of the most beautiful regions in the world!

+ DJ’s TP OK & Rebel Up!

check this video, yeah!

doors: 14:00 – 19:00
entry by € donation

Full info here
and FB event

CANCELLED Fri 08/04 Rebel Up! dj’s @ Anti Tapas Night in Brussels; O Seara Adevorata!

Unfortunately this party has got CANCELLED due to neighbour complaints……

The good southern european folks of Anti Tapas have invited Rebel Up! to play at their famously filled parties on Friday 8th of april in Saint Gilles, Brussels.