Friday 27 & Saturday 28 may > Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night @ VK Vaartkapoen + Rebel Up & Friends @ Brussels Jazz Weekend afterparty, Le Reservoir Bar

Rebel Up weekend action once more!

On Friday we organise our 1st big Giraffes & Penguins party again since +2 years in the VK Vaartkapoen venue in Molenbeek. An Arab Bass night with artists from the Maghreb, Syria and Brussels.

We have a great lineup for you, with live sets by 2 special guests Rizan Said (keyboard player & composer of Omar Souleyman / Syria) and the percussive electronics by NURI (Tunisia / Shouka label). Also dj sets by local spinners Hiskhek Bishek, Tropical DJipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop as well as visuals by VJ Jan Vorst.

It will be a wild night and deep dive into the large pool of electronic arabic worldwide sounds.

Get your ticket in presale and skip the queue: 8€
Otherwise it’s 11€ at the door and possible queues.

Doors 21H
Rizan Said live set around 23h, so get in on time!

FB event / VK website

@ VK Vaartkapoen
Manchesterstraat 13-15
Mole

On Saturday 28th, Rebel Up & Friends for the Brussels Jazz Weekend at the Reservoir bar in the Marolles.

2 levels of DJ’s in the bar & basement, vinyl and digital alike.
with special guest DJ Eggs Legs from Brighton (UK), band leader of King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band and who will play a live DJ set w/ percussion.
Joined by Freedo Figh & Roza (54K Sound), Didi (Tropical DJipsies), RaQL and SebCat.

20h – 4am
204 Rue Haute
Free in!
FB event

Saturday 02.04 > Listen Festival: Rebel Up x Crammed Discs night @ VK Vaartkapoen with Zenobia, Acid Arab dj set Schroothoop & more

hey all,

Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!

On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.

More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.

Lineup >>>>
22h00 Rrita Jashari
23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’
00h00 Rrita Jashari
00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’
01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’
03h30 Rebel Up DJs
05h00 end


FB event

On friday 01.04, Instore listening session > Rebel Up & Fresh Nunas will spin vinyls at Tropicall Records in the Marolles area. Also concert by Burkinabé griot musician Kaito Winse.

Come over, free in > bar with artisanal beers, samosa & arancini tapas, piments de fati & more. From 18h to 23h. FB event.

@ Tropical Records
shop
235 Rue Haute
Marolles Bxl

26 + 27.11 > Rebel Up @ Julie Menuge Textile Design + Le Reservoir

This weekend some Rebel Up action in Les Marolles barrio of Brussels.

On Friday evening instore pop up dj sets at Julie Menuge Textile Design with a host of female dj’s by Tropical DJipsies, Cha Lotte, as well as Rebel Up SebCat.

Come and see the stock sale of Julie Menuge’s shop, DJ sets from 17h to 21h.
More info here.

@ Julie Menuge Textile Design
Rue Blaes 154, Marolles Bxl

On saturday at Le Reservoir, our Rebel Up & Friends resident night with Rebel Up, DiDi (Tropical DJipsies) and more TBC

Normally from 20h – 2am, but considering the covid measure it could be put from 18h – midnight, or in the worst case cancelled.

More info here

@ Le Reservoir
Rue Haute 204 Hoogstraat
Marolles

Monday 8 March > International Women’s Rights Day livestream, all female lineup @ Julie Menuge Textile Design, Marolles Bxl

on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day *, Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies, Sahara Kitchen, Giraffes & Penguins & Julie Menuge Textile Design are organizing a “Super Mix Veritable” livestream from the window at the Julie Menuge shop, with D’s & artists.

With Tropical DJipsies duo, Raquel Almeida, Heal Estate, Strike Sister choir and Estelle Baldé (live set songwriter), from 13H – 19H30

@ Rue Blaes 154 (close to Place Jeu des Balles / Vossenplein)
livestreaming via:

www.twitch.tv/saharakitchen
www.instagram.com/julie_menuge
www.facebook.com/SuperMixVeritable

See all info & timings in the event.

If you come to the shop, please respect the COVID measures

Saturday 29.02: Rebel Up Records & distro @ label record fair at KRAAK festival in Beursschouwburg + Rebel Up & Friends (SebCat’s birthday party) @ Le Reservoir bar, Les Marolles Bxl

Hello!
It’s the yearly KRAAK festival again in Beursschouwburg and as always also a label record fair on saturday afternoon.

Rebel Up Records & distro will be sitting upstairs in the Silver Room (top floor) together with other good labels from 14h til 19h. Come and check!

All info on the festival and timetable > FB event / website.

Le Reservoir present Rebel Up & Friends:
SebCat’s Bday edition + friends!

Another year wiser, experienced and lost.
From the start of the night we’ll have a cold buffet of finger food, tapas and snacks

Bxl dj friends marathon with sets by >
Rebel Up SebCat bday boy
Didi of Tropical DJipsies
Dama Incognita
Beat Brother
Drache Musicale

more TBC

Sounds from the global underground > from earth riddims to pyschedelic grooves, global beats, cumbia, afrobass, electronic arabic and much deeper.

FB event
20:00 – 02am
FREE IN!

Sat 15.02: Rebel Up @ Experignon, Bright Brussels festival, Skatepark Ursulines Bxl Marolles

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!

Lineup:
✨ 19h – 21h Tropical DJipsies
🌟 21h – 22h SebCat – Rebel Up
✨ 22h – 23h Le Grand Méchant LoopGiraffes & Penguins

Perfect pre-party to your night!
Bright 2020 is a FREE event, open to ALL
from 19:00 to 23:00
FB event

All installations: https://bright.brussels/en/installations
Parcours Bright Brussels: https://bright.brussels/en/route

Fri 22 July > Rebel Up! @ Recyclart Holidays party w/ Mabiisi, DJ Tetris, Munchi & Godwonder

13432219_10153850951005345_225271404206347998_nAkwaaba! hello Brussels!

This Friday 22 July, a seriously amazing party at Recyclart Holidays festival which Rebel Up! helps organising.
A Special lineup with artists from various southern countries > Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Dominican Republic & exotic Belgium.

Mabiisi (GH/ BF)
Mabiisi means “brothers of the same mother” both Frafra of northern Ghana and in Mooré language of the Mossi people of central Burkina Faso. The association of rural and urban music from both cultures (Ghanaian kologo music and African hip hop) was the desire of the Burkinabe social critical rapper Art Melody, which has now been fulfilled. He went into the studio with famous Ghanaian kologospeler Stevo Atambire and the catchy result testifies to natural intuition and chemistry between these two experienced musicians. The Akwaaba Music label from Ghana released the record and arranged a first tour of this duo with steamy stop at Recyclart!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGDunpRknvc

DJ Tetris (MX)
from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Tetris has been around for quite some time in the national Mexican ‘tribal Guarachero and electro tribal’ scene originated in the northern city of Monterrey and characterized by a mix of cumbia, pre-Columbian rhythms and electronic beats and melodies of flute, accordion, guitar and later, synthesizers. With his distinct style, which exercised a mix of tribal Guarachero and Mexican fanfare, mariachi and nortena, Tetris found shelter at the N.A.A.F.I collective and label (alongside Lao, Siete Catorce, Mexican Jihad, Fausto Bahia …) from the capital DF, famous for their special events and situations that celebrate street and club culture. Tetris’ eclectic and ultradanceable first album ‘Costeno’ came out on N.A.A.F.I in 2014.
http://naafi.mx/
https://soundcloud.com/naafi/sets/dj-tetris-costeno

Munchi & Godwonder (DO/NL)
From Mexico we fly through the US, over the Dominican Republic to Rotterdam and Amsterdam for two party creators and producers of big format: Munchi and Godwonder. Munchi harvested much success a few years ago with genre-defining productions and DJ sets in its own typical style, stairs, moombahton, reggaeton, cumbia and baile funk fusions to solid dancefloor bombs. At its peak, which brought him to Diplo and Azalea Banks whose money he turned down, as he retired disillusioned from “the music business” to continue working in silence to his mission: continue to make music and help other young people with musical talent from the Dutch-Caribbean diaspora to develop their musical talents. He founded his own label Selegna records and now releases steady new work of himself and of others, such as Godwonder, who for the occasion joined the ranks for the presentation of a Dominican-Dutch sound that mixes gabba and bubbling with tarraxo, reggaeton and dembow. Munchi will undoubtedly surprise you with a whole new set of dirty latino trap, hypnotic merengue, sensual bachata and heavy moombahton.
https://soundcloud.com/selegnasim
https://selegnarecords.bandcamp.com/

Rebel Up! (Bxl)
The Brussels Rebel Up! DJs Sebcat & Leblanc will play outside on the square and inside to introduce the evening with folkpop and global bass party bashers from various rural and urban corners of Latin America and Africa. Ya tu sabe!

FB event
Recyclart site

Timings > > >
21:00 – 23:00 outside Rebel Up DJ’s
23:00 – 00:00 inside Rebel Up DJ’s
00:00 – 01:00 Mabiisi (Live)
01:00 – 02:30 DJ Tetris
02:30 – 03:45 Munchi
03:45 – 05:00 Godwonder

5€
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
1000 BXL