See you there!
This sunny june week a nice and busy week in Brussels & Belgium with Rebel Up dj sets and even a stage!
First up, here is our latet Nightshop radio show for june, filled with new albums of jazz, brazilian soul funk, afrobeat, organica, cumbia, african electronic and arabic bass and more. Tune in here!
and now for the busy week of gigs!
On Tuesday 20 june, Rebel Up SebCat will play dj support together with Deejay Backstabber at the concert of the band Studio Shap Shap (all the way from Niger) at Cafee Cabron in Antwerpen.
Come and have a taste of contemporary music from Niger via Studio Shap Shap, between traditional griot sounds up to electronics. Check some of their sounds here.
@ Cafee Cabron
on Thursday 22 june for Fete de La Musique in Brasserie de la Mule brewpub in Schaarbeek, Rebel Up SebCat plays a warmup dj set for the concert of KermesZ a l’Est.
KermesZ a l’Est are a wild bunch of anarchic musicians formed as a rough fanfare. They play punkrock and jazz mixed with uptempo balkan tones. Fire! Afterparty by DJ Calima.
@ Brasserie de la Mule
95 Rue Rubens
On the same evening, Rebel Up SebCat will play afterparty set for Phoenician Drive EP launch at Brasserie Illegaal in Forest. Organised by their label Exag Records and also with support by Swiss groups Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (Bongo Joe records) and Typhon.
Expect a blend of oriental sounds, flamenco guitar, arabic scales, postrock, drones, free jazz and more!
@ Brasserie Illegaal
Rue Bollinckx 300
Friday 23 June, a big action packed evening with an amazing lineup at BRASS for Fete de la Musique in Forest > an evening by the Bongo Joe label!
Concerts by Cyril Cyril, Blanco Teta and AMAMI, and local Bxl Forest warmup band Turkish Kebap.
Outdoor garden dj sets by Rebel Up SebCat, Bongo Joe crew and Memo Pimiento.
18:00 – 02:00
Free in! 🙂
FB event / website.
and on Saturday 24 june our big juicy cherry on your cake > La Nature festival!
Since a few editions Rebel Up curates & programmes La Dome stage at this amazing and cosy alternative festival on the slopes of Baraque de Fraiture.
“La Nature” is an intimate festival, nestled in the heart of nature, exploiting a magnificent forest of the Belgian Ardenne and presenting a unique and multidisciplinary programme of arts, projects, body & soul workshops and a musical line-up, with a special place for live performances.
Such an amazing programme with many (inter)national artists & DJ’s.
Here’s our programme at La Dome stage for saturday, where we mostly booked live artists this edition >>>
14:00 DJ Rebel Up B2B Bongo Joe
15:30 schroothoop -LIVE
17:00 Cyril Cyril -LIVE
18:00 soundcheck break
19:00 Mohammed Reza Mortazavi – LIVE
20:00 DJ &RY B2B Holy Coco
22:00 AMAMI -LIVE
00:00 Alix Pilot -LIVE
01:00 La Dame -LIVE
02:30 DJ Rebel Up SebCat
Check it all info & tickets on the website, there still might be some day tickets left.
See you around this week? These are our last gigs before the holiday season, as we will return after mid august.
This week, 4 Rebel Up gigs in Bxl
Starting on Tuesday 30 May at Botanique (Rotonde room), playing warmup dj set as Rebel Up Nightshop DJ’s or the AV live show of Ammar808. Expect some heavy electronic stambeli bass vibes!
FB event / website
On Thursday 1st of June, Rebel Up SebCat does his monthly residency at Kiosk Radio at 15h. Tune into livestream via www.kioskradio.com or come to the park.
On Thursday evening from 18h until 23h, Rebel Up outdoor dj set at ABY buvette at Abbaye de Forest. Free in and possibly with suprise guest Rust duo from Beirut, Libanon, and their electronic arabic sound at 20h30! Expect global grooves and electro global vibes.
on Friday 2 June, La Tumbia release party of Moli Del Tro label at La Vallée, with live set by Memo Pimiento and dj set by Rebel Up SebCat & Moli Del Tro. Electro cumbia experimental vibes!
5€ in, doors 18H30 – 1am
On Saturday 3 June, our last Giraffes & Penguins party @ the iconic Collectif Au Quai, as they will close down end of July 🙁
We will have a local Bxl lineup of G&P all stars and all their global sounds.
5€ in, limited space. First come first served.
See you around this sunny week!
Last week Rebel Up did a small takeover at the always amazing Goulash Disko festival in Komiza, at Vis island in the Adriatic sea of Croatia.
SebCat, Memo Pimiento and Don Plok played set on 1 of the 2 beach stages alongside a string of other amazing bands and DJ’s. Big up gratitude to the Goulash crew, all artists and dj’s, and all the old & new friends who shared their top vibes. Between sunshine by day and stormy rainy weather by night, it was quite the experience this year.
Check out the Goulash Disko website or Facebook and follow them for next year 2023, which promises to be another great edition.
Below some memories and impressions of the festival.
After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉
DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!
Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.
@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85
Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark)
See event here.
On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.
@ Javaplein 21
Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)
and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.
Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river.
A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.
See event here.
Beforehand around 17h / 18h, Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon will do a streaming session at Open Source Radio. Tune into the videostream here.
Last tuessay was the Rebel Up season finale live show at BRUZZ with special guest Ikoqwe (aka Batida) interview about the new album on Crammed Discs w/ Octa Push and CelesteMariposa, also new tunes by Moonshine (SMS For Location vol.4) with Bamao Yendé, Vanyfox, Pierre Kwenders, Le Motel, MC Redbull Kinshasa, and a tune by Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra.
Watch/listen to the show here.
or listen audio here
It is #bandcampfriday again today 7 May, where Bandcamp waives their fees for 24 hours to fully support artists & labels.
In case you like to support Rebel Up, we also offer 15% discount on all items today! from digital albums, vinyls, cassette, CD’s, tshirts, hoodies, tote bags and even our super fresh limited edition ceramic mug. Use discount code ‘bcmay’ at checkout
Have a look & listen >>>