On saturday evening, Rebel Up, Giraffes & Penguins & Tropical DJipsies at the Experignon mapping installation at Skatepark Ursulines at Place de la Chapelle / Kapellekerk, during Bright Brussels festival of Light.
A live video mapping performance by Maria Ilia, on a large scale mapping installation, that flows in harmony with the sounds of a thoughtfully selected line-up, invites the greater public of Brussels to experience a festive atmosphere during the 4 evenings of Bright Brussels Festival of Lights!
Rebel Up is proud to present their 7th release > the album release party of Brussels/Moroccan gnawa jazz band Marockin’ Brass, who will present their new album ‘Beats & Pieces’ for the first time during an in-house concert at MetX in les Marolles! and what better > FREE IN!
Marockin’ Brass is the brainchild band of jazz composer/music maker Luc Mishalle, together with Brussels Moroccan musicians such as Maalem Driss Filali (guimbri, vocals), Abdessamad Semlali and Badr Derras, aided by percussionist Roel Poriau(Think of One / Antwerp Gyspy Ska Orchestra) and Tunisian electronic beatmaker Sofyann Ben Youssef (Kel Assouf, Ammar808). Also this big band is aided by Brussels multicultural musicians Esinam Dogbatse, Jean-Paul Estievenart, Veronique Delmelle, Pascal Rousseau, Jean Gnonlonfoun and a string of guest musicians.
Expect some steaming gnaoua or sweaty shaabi-funk accompanied by some redhot brass and free flowing jazz that will blow the sand out of your ears!
You can already listen to and pre-order the album via Bandcamp.
oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!
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 collective 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滅 the guruof the Arabstazy collective. His liveperformancesare inspired byNorth Africanhealing rituals, andmake the link betweenmysticaland animistpossessiontrance.His soundis dark andorganic, mixing oddpolyrhythms with vibrantmelodies.Heinvites you toexplore theflip sideof your soul.Coming from thenoiserock scene, he uses hisvoice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic andanalogueinstruments.
DeenaAbdelwahed Works hard toinject adose of innovationand experimentationinto electronic musicin Tunisia.Part of theTunisianalternative scene, she combinesurban rhythmsto her personal taste and brings highly energeticavant-garde musicthat is regarded asthe futureof Tunisianelectronic music. In 2014, shewas discoveredby thecollectiveArabstazy and ever since she has becomethe prophetess.
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.
The city of Brussels has recently decided to build four new underground car parks in the city center (Nouveau Marché aux Grains, Yser, place Rouppe and place du Jeu de Balle), linked by a „mini-ring“. This project is not based on any study and does not respond to any needs: in the numerous car parks in the city center, 6000 to 7500 parking spaces are not occupied. Such a projet, if realised, will disfigure several squares and places in Brussels, create additional traffic in neighbourhoods already congested and will cause years of suffering for the population of Brussels due to construction work.
We are merchants, shopkeepers, residents of the Marolles and all of Brussels, lovers of this neighbourhood and consumersatits fleamarket. We opposethe construction of this unnecessary car park under the place du Jeu de Balle with all our forces. Its realisation would have horrendous consequences for the fleamarket, the local businesses, the residents and for the existing diversity of this neighbourhood. Instead ofanother big construction site, the place du Jeu de Balle and its historic underground deserve to be classified. Unparalleled in the world, the fleamarket, which takes place regularly since 1873, and the resulting activities in its surroundings, constitute an economic, social and cultural heritage to be saved by all means possible.
here the lineup of Brussels underground musicians, artists & dj’s >
AYMERIC DE TAPOL (Fr)/DJ SET • REBEL UP! SEBCAT(Be)/DJ SET • BART JOHNSTON (Eng)/Painting act • BOUDIN ET CHANSONS (Fr)/LIVE • BRNS (Be)/DJ SET • BLONDY BROWNIE (Be)/LIVE • CHAZAM (Fr)/LIVE • CLARE LOUISE (Fr)/LIVE • CLEMENT NOURRY (Joy As a Toy) (Be)/LIVE • COFFEE OR NOT (Be)/LIVE • LE PACIFIQUE RECORDS (Be)/LIVE • ELECTRODISTORSION (Be)/LIVE • ELZO DURT (Be)/DJ SET • FABIOLA (Be)/LIVE • FRAN- COIZ BREUT (Fr)/LIVE • HE DIED WHILE HUNTING (Be)/LIVE • JEAN DL (Be)/LIVE • JEAN MIKILI (Be)/LIVE • LAWRENCE LE DOUX (Be)/LIVE • LESTER LEWITT (Be)/DJ SET • LE TON MITE (Us)/LIVE • MARIE WARNANT (Be)/LIVE • MATTHIEU HA (Be)/LIVE • MELANIE DE BIASIO (Be)/DJ SET • MONIQUE SONIQUE (Be)/LIVE • MOUNTAIN BIKE (Be)/LIVE • NASTY BARTENDER (Be)/DJ SET • NERVOUS SHAKE (Be)/DJ SET • NICOLAS MICHAUX (Be)/LIVE • NIKO RIPIT (Fr)/DJ SET • ODIEU (Be)/LIVE • PAON (Be)/LIVE • PATTON (Be)/LIVE • PAVES (Jean Philippe de Gheest + Rodolphe Coster)/LIVE • QUIET STARS (Be)/DJ SET • ROBBING MILLIONS (Be)/DJ SET • RODOLPHE COSTER (Be)/LIVE • SAMUEL SPANIEL (Be)/LIVE • SCARLATTI GOES ELECTRO (Fr)/LIVE • SOU- MAYA FELINE (Be)/DJ SET • SPOOKHUISJE (Be)/Live Concert • SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU (Fr)/ LIVE • TAPE TUM (Be)/LIVE • TEUK HENRI + JEF MERCELIS(Be)/LIVE • VAL MACE (Fr)/LIVE • VINCENT SATAN (BE)/DJ SET • LES VEDETTES (Be)/LIVE • FRITUUR (BE)/Live
Rebel Up! will be playing tunes deep into the night (or early monday morning, however you see it) from 5h30 – 6am.
Yesterday we got asked by Recyclart to fill in a last minute dj slot tonight due to a cancellation by Dom Thomas.
From 23:00- 0:00 we will fill in with a pure Rebel Up Thai dj set inside the Recyclart.
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band brings Molam folk & lovely Thai party music from the ’60s and ’70s in a modern sexy sound. DJ’s Maft Sai and Chris Menist put out reissues on Finders Keepers and Soundway and as a result of the succes, they formed this Thai live band. Smong the musicians there’s the 72-year old Sawai Kaewsombat on khaen mouth organ and Kammao Perdtanon aka the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Phin’ (thai guitar lute). These 2 icons of the Molam sound of the Northern Isan region of Thailand are accompanied by young percussionists and the DJ’s.
Maga Bo‘s sound is drenched in deep Brazilian rhythms (maracatu, samba reggae, capoeira…), with dark bass and heavy layers of percussion as a perfect symbiose of organic & electronic sounds. organische en elektronische klanken, inspired by folklore, hip hop and soundsystem culture. Dancing assured! Check this recent Brazilian underground compilation that he compiled!
Lineup > 22.00-23.00 Lapin Cru (Be) – free
23.00-24.00 Rebel Up! Thai set (Be)
24.00-01.00 Kriminal Hammond Inferno (Be)
01.15-02.30 Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Thai)
03.00-04.00 Maga Bo (US/Br)
04.00-05.00 Lowdjo (GB/Be)
Thursday 3 July we´ll again do something special at Recyclart Holidays festival.
Especially for this evening we made a Rebel Up! video mix with music video´s from allover the world in various styles, from ethnographic to urban sounds in a true global underground vibe. Expect video´s from Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Brazil, Angola, Namibia, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Kurdistan, India, Laos, Solomon Islands and more…
From 22:00 – 23:00h it will be projected outside on the big screen, come and check it out!!
Also afterwards inside the Recyclart venue; the Tunisian project band Bargou 08will perform their Stambeli trance folk sounds. Started by vocalist Nidhal Yahyaoui and composer Sofyann Ben Youssef, they venture deep into the repetoire of north & southern Tunisian folklore aided by young musicians for a modern sound trip. Get yourself lost in the bodily trance!
as always, it´s free in and much more activities on the square and in the galleries around Recyclart.
see all info here.