Sat 8 June: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins + HAPE w/ Poirier (CA), Au Quai, Bxl

This saturday, Giraffes & Penguins and HAPE collective are joining forces for a night of underground african, caribbean and hip-shaking dancehall vibes with legendary DJ/producer Poirier (CA), Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and Doctor Pepper (JM/BE)!

with special guest Poirier (Montreal, Canada)
Specializing in warm electronic music, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician/DJ. Constant in his albums and performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe is dedicated to African and Caribbean music, attracting capacity crowds for over five years. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montreal nightlife history. He produced a total of 10 albums and many EPs with labels such as Wonderwheel Recordings and Ninja Tune. In 2017, he followed up with “Be Alright”, an EP inspired by Afro house music and featuring a collaboration with the Mozambican-Canadian singer Samito on the anthem “Sowia”. 2019 will see the release of several new songs inspired by Poirier’s travels abroad and his beloved city of Montreal.

+ Rebel Up SebCat
+ Le Grand Mechant Loop
+ Dr Pepper
+ Tropical DJipsies

and live videomapping by Maria Ilia!

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doors 22h – 4h / 5€ in
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Molem

Sat 19 Jan > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #14, Au Quai, Bxl w/ special guest Hugo Mendez (Sofrito / Buda Musique)

yes yes Bxl!
another fun & wild Giraffes & Penguins party coming up this saturday in Au Quai!

#14 already, and with special guests that will spread the heat of the tropical jungle over Brussels > Hugo Mendez & Funky Bompa!

Born in London and based in Paris, Hugo Mendez is the co-founder of the renowned Sofrito label. Responsible for a huge amount of re-issues, edits and compilations of music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Together with Frankie Francis he also wrote a full page in London’s nightlife history with the infamous Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque warehouse parties and released the famed Tropical Discotheque compilation on Strut Records. Bringing together a deep musical knowledge and extensive travels with a sharp ear for dancefloor-rocking tunes, his DJ sets draw on everything from vintage bassline Soukous to dubplate edits of Caribbean Cadence and boogie, passing by DIY electro and forward looking sounds to create a unique balance of hypnotic and percussive rhythms that he regularly showcases at clubs and festivals around the world. With Nouvelle Ambiance, his latest label project on the African Paris diaspora scene of the 1980’s, he continues the work of Sofrito, celebrating cross-cultural collaborations via reissue projects and contemporary productions with a geographically diverse group of musicians. He also is the caretaker for renowned label Buda Musique where has helped releasing a string of amazing album last year.
https://soundcloud.com/strut/sofrito-mini-mix
https://soundcloud.com/sofrito
https://soundcloud.com/nouvelleambiance

Funky Bompa will join us, an avid vinyl lover, digger, producer and key figure in the Brussels tropical DJ scene and founder of the Tropical and Twist parties. Expect a wide range of grooves, from nuclear bassline cumbia to nigerian boogie, indian disco and everything in-between! Funky Bompa experiments his finds in original version or personal edits, vinyl only. Being an enthusiast record lover for more than 20 years, he promotes the format and artists (old and new) through his imprints Bompa Discos (personal edits) and Limité Records (Témé Tan, BRNS). As the co-founder of the Atelier 210 venue, Funky Bompa booked hundreds of bands and parties as well as launching the Blackout Sessions in 2012, which he continues to curate to this day.
https://www.youtube.com/funkybompa
https://www.mixcloud.com/funkybompa

And of course, your hosts Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & Maria Ilia will also make your feet move and your eyes pop out!

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Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY)
Doors 10pm

@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort