Friday 17 november, Rebel Up & Figura Kollective organise Eastim night: A ViceVersa Story at Antidote (CityGate) in Brussels. Exchange project between Brussels and Timișoara (Romania), the cultural capital of 2023.
This event is a celebration of the European ideals of equal opportunities and unity in diversity, echoing the harmonious blend of cultures that define our globalized, multicultural world.
Based on the integration of the migrant community of Timișoara, through music into the artistic fiber of the city, this Figura Kollective initiative aimed to showcase that music transcends borders and acts as a bridge across civilizations.
Respresenting the local Bxl scene: Rebel Up SebCat Memo Pimiento (LIVE) Hazee (Vampire Vinyl – Romania) Dr D. (Romania)
with special guest DJ K-Lu the funkiest, freshest beat dropper & scratcher from Timișoara
Friday 17 nov, 22h – 5am FREE IN! No cover charge, not even prix libre. Just come and enjoy! More info >>> FB event
And on saturday 25 nov, the reverse party in Timișoara, Romania! At the Pixel venue.
Starting in afternoon with a vinyl market by Melomelanj.
Followed by the party with: DJ K-Lu Injektah Mighty Boogie Ahmad Al Shuraiqi Yonca Yuce Samet Ucar Salah Haitham and Rebel Up SeCat
hey all, this Saturday 7 october, our maybe last Giraffes & Penguins party at the Antidote canteen? With special guest DJ Doraemon from Lisboa and his afrotech and batida bass, afro tuga style! Hosted by Le Grand Mechant Loop, SebCat and Didi & 3afifa of Tropical DJipsies.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in the High Atlas region of Morocco, we will run a fundraiser relief action at Rebel Up for the next 2 weeks.
All digital purchases of below mentioned releases will be donated to the NGO Karama Solidarity, who are based here in Molenbeek around the block from where we are based. Karama means ‘dignity’ in arabic. The NGO is run by Brussels Moroccan citizens and volunteers and is active in Morocco and in the regions that have been hit the hardest.
Donations will be used to help victims in Morocco meet the most urgent needs immediately detected on the ground by Karama’s teams. Currently, the victims need medical care, food but also resettlement. Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans of all ages no longer have a roof over their heads and have lost all or part of their families. Karama prefers purchases made locally, which require less logistics than imports and are less expensive and which also help the local economy.
The 3 releases where the digital proceeds will be donated to Karama >>>
Cheb Runner – Tagnawit, the electronic gnawa EP by Moroccan producer Cheb Runner from Agadir with the Brussels gnawa maalem masters Driss Filali and Hicham Bilali. Last week, we found 10 last vinyl copies of Tagnawit tucked away in our stock. Better be quick to order as these are really the last vinyls! Also we lowered the price for the digital EP to 3€, but paying more is very much appreciated for this fundraiser action. https://chebrunner.bandcamp.com/album/tagnawit-ep
The Marockin Brass project by Luc Mishalle, with Moroccan, Benin and Brussels musician focusing on gnawa and jazz. We lowered the price of the digital album to 4€, paying more is again very much appreciated. Also we lowered the prices for the vinyl to 8€ and the CD for 6€. https://lucmishallemarockinbrass.bandcamp.com/album/beats-pieces
hey all, Hope summer has been good to you and your senses. During summer we uploaded some new radio content.
Starting with our latest Nightshop (July & August summer show) on Radio Campus Bxl, with new albums by Arthur Russell, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy, Jantra Music, Nana Benz du Togo, Coco Maria via Bongo Joe, Chupame El Dedo, Vudufa and more! Listen below!
In ealy July, we did our Rebel Up @ Friends session at Kiosk Radio with our Cuban friend Raul aka Chaonda of Cubalanz festival / Camarote Culture asbl. A session with latin sounds between cumbia & salsa.
and during summer break for Bruzz radio on our Rebel Up show, we hosted a string of global mixtapes by DJ Doraemon (Lisbon, PT), Skandal (Bxl), SebCat and Kokonuts (Kortrijk). Check them all below 🙂
@ Brasserie de la Mule 95 Rue Rubens 1030 Schaarbeek
On the same evening, Rebel Up SebCat will play afterparty set for Phoenician DriveEP 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!
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 04:00 Curfew
Check it all info & tickets on the website, there still might be some day tickets left. FB event
See you around this week? These are our last gigs before the holiday season, as we will return after mid august.
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. FB event
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 FB event
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.