Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
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

Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!

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*Arabstazy*
Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

Mettani
the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

TIMETABLE
23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
https://www.mixcloud.com/rebel_uppa/
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
https://soundcloud.com/deenaabdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
https://soundcloud.com/mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
https://soundcloud.com/rocky-b
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

FB event + Recyclart site

Thu 7 May > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi Bxl, w/ guest TroPiKal CaMeL (ISR – Berlin)

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another special Rebel Up! Soundclash night at Bonnefooi and this time we go to the eastern mediterranean for some arabic spheres!

with special guest Tropikal Camel (ISR / Berlin)
Hailing from Jerusalem, currently living in Berlin, the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Austria, Iraq and Kurdistan and growing up with hearing hebrew, arabic, french and german around him, Roi ‘Rocky’ Asayag is a true mix of Jewish and Arab bloodlines. His Tropikal Camel project is a musical mirror of a seminal journey into his Arabic roots. Soul-searching through his intricate identity, he takes us from Kurdistan and Iraq to Morocco. This is how Tropikal Camel is born; an Arab Jew chasing the lost connection to his Arab culture. Dressed in a Moroccon Kaftan cloak, he becomes a witch doctor, a master of ceremony of a musical journey that tries to raise questions and purify the spirit. His vibrant sound is a maze of dense arabic spheres from the past and present, heavy dancehall bass and tropical electro.
https://soundcloud.com/rocky-b
http://www.rockybb.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/2403832/
His new single at Shouka records from Tunis:
https://soundcloud.com/ssshouka/sets/tropikal-camel-black-panther

some action vids >

Hosted by your local Rebel Up! dj residents SebCat & LeBlanc
As always expect a diverse and eclectic mix of tunes from around the world and afro-latin-arab communities. Global bass, digital folk pop, any good beats from the global south, rooted in local traditions… Select global, play local!

FREE IN!
from 22:00 til very late….
see Bonnefooi site or FB event for more info

Fri 19 July > Rebel Up! Arab Street Sounds party @ Recyclart, Brussels w/ Moroccan live bands & more

Salaam Brussels!
enjoying the summer so far? only will get better, like this friday…

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This Friday a very special Rebel Up! concept party night @ Recyclart with popular dance music (chaabi) from Morocco, Egypt, Syria and beyond, with 2 Moroccan live bands and dj’s that play the latest ‘shabby’ beats from the casbah. As it is also Ramadan, we’ll serve sweet mint tea too! And yeah, we can tell you that this will be the wildest party of the summer 🙂

We’ll start dj-ing outside on the square at 22:00 for 1 hour, then at 23:00 the music and concerts will be inside the venue, just 5€ euro’s in.

here’s the roll down of the times & artists >

*OUTSIDE*
22:00 > 23:00 REBEL UP! dj’s (BE)
A musical tour from the Riff mountains to the hanging gardens of Babylon. A mix of Arab dance music styles like chaabi, chaoui, charki, reggada, kabyle, dabke, choubi…

*INSIDE*
23:00 > 00:00 REBEL UP! dj’s (BE)
2nd part of their set.

00:00 > 01:00 HAKIM BOUANANI TRIO (MA/BE – live)
Hakim is a Moroccan violin player, composer and arranger who worked with the Antwerp band Think Of One for their album Camping Chaabi, an exploration of Moroccan popular dance music, chaabi. Hakim will play different Moroccan styles in trio (violin, synth, voice).

01:00 > 02:30 ORCHESTRE ROUANY (MA/FR – live)
This French-Moroccan five piece band around singer/violin player Younes Rouany is a hard hitting chaabi dance machine. Their sound is based on oriental synths, darbouka, bendir, violin and electronic drums.

02:30 > 04:00 CAIRO LIBERATION FRONT (NL)
This Dutch dj duo has brought ‘electro chaabi’, the new electronic dance music from the Cairo hoods, to Europe and the rest of the world. It’s tough bass music from the rougher neighbourhoods, made by young producers on computers and based on auto-tuned vocals and frenetic oriental rhythms drenched in dancehall and rave sounds. You will sweat, as if you were on an alcohol free wedding party, high on sugar, hash and loud music!
https://soundcloud.com/cairoliberationfront

04:00 > 05:00 REBEL UP! dj’s (BE)
Arabic roughness to end the night with….

Check the facebook event here, or see the Recyclart site.

Don’t miss this one, yallah!

2 March: Rebel Up! @ STRP festival, Eindhoven w/ Cairo Liberation Front & Copyflex

hola,

this saturday 2nd Rebel Up! crew will be in Eindhoven to play at the STRP Bienale festival, as we are invited by the fine folks of ∆ Cairo Liberation Front ∆ for a full-on arab revolution technofolk marathon in the foyer all night, also Copyflex (of Copia Doble Systema) is joining us.
Anyway, we’ll do our best to scare the IDM hipsters and chase the steppers in a night filled with DJ Shadow, Hudson Mohawke and much more electronic artists, so YALLA!

in case you should miss this, Cairo Liberation Front will come & play @ Rebel Up! Soundclash on saturday 20 april, so mark it down! 🙂