14-18.09 Rebel Up takeover @ Goulash Disko Festival, Komiza (Croatia)

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.

Late July + August agenda: sunday 24 aug > Rebel Up in Lisbon & Portugal

Here above is our agenda for rest of July + all of August.
Rebel Up will take a 3 week break in Portugal, where SebCat will spin in Lisboa on sunday 24th and then at Boom Festival and Fora de Tempo festival.

Sunday 24 July, from 14-16h Portuguese time (15-17h Bxl time), SebCat will spin a session at Lusophonica radio in Cascais, bay of Lisboa. Tune into the livestream here.

Same day, from 19h – 23h, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Crew Hassan venue in Lisboa with SebCat & special guest Al-Jive Mestizo. FB event.

See you around!!!

last Bxl gigs before holidays > thursday 21.07 @ Guinguette Gustaaf Guidon + friday 22.07 @ Circle Park, Anderlecht

hello all!
some last Rebel Up gigs before our holiday break.

Thursday 21.07 Belgian National holiday, Rebel Up & Friends @ Fete Nationale at the outdoor Guinguette Gustaaf Guidon (ex Biestebroek / De Koer) behind the Academie of Anderlecht.
Playing with Rafael Aragon, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop.
Doors 16h – 01h, prix libre – vrije bijdrage – free price. Food available!

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Place Vaillance / Dapperheidsplein 17
Metro Saint Guidon

and on friday 22.07 we do a Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins global rave at the Circle Park outdoor space in Anderlecht, where already many collectives did amazing evenings. With RaQL, SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop. Also food will be available.

From 16h until 22h, free in (afterparty nearby to be disclosed at the event 😉

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Rue des Goujons / Grondelstraat 156
METRO | Clemenceau – Midi
BUS 78 – Deux Gares / Tweestations

new Rebel Up Nightshop show online #96, June

+3 hours of music with new worldwide sounds by Shabaka Hutchins, Moktar Gania, Rhabdomantic Orchestra, Daniel Villareal, Avalanche Kaito, Nu Genea, Balek Band, Romperayo, Maga Bo and Phelimuncasi.

tune in here >>>

New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

Rebel Up in Netherlands > thu 05.05 / fri 06.05 + sat 07.05

Hello all!
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.

Door 19h30
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.

Wedn 04.05 > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)

hello all!

After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.

It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat.
Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitar and using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.

Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician.
DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh

8€ in
doors 20h
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