Fri 28.08 > Rebel Up @ Beirut Solidarity, Sounds of a City, Recyclart, Bxl

This friday, a solidarity fundraiser event for Beirut in Recyclart.

6 Brussels DJ’s will donate their art to support the victims, NiXiE, Rebel Up SebCat, Deejay Kwak, Soumaya Phéline, DC Salas and Sara Dziri. Finally, to close gently, we will be guided by Mikhali, a young DJ from Beirut who has recently moved to Brussels.

Supporting the Remeil district which is located a couple of hundreds meters away from the harbour. This neighbourhood is the home of several major hospitals, several schools, studios of artists, a park for whom – prior to the events – the residents were fighting to save this rare green area of the town. The complicated political and economical situation makes it still hard to transfer funds to Lebanon and to identify associations clearly offering the guarantees that are required.

With the help of the team at Belgium for Lebanon – België voor Libanon – La Belgique pour le Liban, you can give your donation in confidence. This is a genuine civic work between Lebanese on location as well as the large diaspora network of the Lebanese diaspora living all around the globe.

Another way to contribute is to listen and buy Lebanese artists’ albums, via Bandcamp links (we put the link below), a great way of supporting them and discovering an outstanding music scene.

𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗦&𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗦:
Free entrance 17h – 22H
Link to online fundraising: https://europe4lebanon.carrd.co/
Link to artists’ Bandcamp: https://www.facebook.com/tawpot/posts/3113755012053656

FB event
@ Recyclart
13-15 Rue de Manchester
1080 Molem

please note > come early, capacity is limited

Norouz/Nowruz mixtape by Rebel Up SebCat

Norooz or Nowruz, also known as the Persian New Year, is celebrated every year on 20/21 March in different countries around the world such as Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and many more.

It’s all about celebrating spring, a new beginning of the year. Families normally celebrate this event together in parks or in their houses in a “festival-like” atmosphere. Unfortunately, with the current crisis, many countries and communities are in quarantine and many families can not celebrate together.

The Huna sounds collective is all about celebrating good times. They decided to do a live stream for Norooz and invite local & international DJ’s to play from home, featuring Ramin&Reda, Aso Asin, Mafi, Arian Zand, Kuryokin & Rebel Up SebCat.

This Norooz mixtape is made with Iranian, Kurdish, Iraqi and North Syrian sounds, nowruz mobarak! Also up for download, check it out >

Rebel Up XMAS & NEW YEAR sale, 25% on all items on our Bandcamp page

Hello all,
best wishes from Rebel Up for this new year. We hope you had a nice and relaxing xmas.

Until friday 10 january we have a XMAS & NEW YEAR sale on at our Bandcamp page.
25% discount on all items!

To claim this 25% discount at the checkout, put discount code > > > rebelup2020

Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ Rafael Aragon, Mango (NL) & Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Bxl

☾☾ Rebel Up & Friends invites Mango (NL), Rafael Aragon & Didi of Tropical DJipsies.

For more than 10 years Brussels collective Rebel Up brings underground global sounds to Brussels nightlife through events and parties in venues allover Brussels and festivals such as Esperanzah, Recyclart Holidays, Listen Festival, Forest Sounds, Nuits Sonores, Out Loud, Atlas Electronic, Goulash Disko and more and is also part of the wild Giraffes & Penguins nights.

Special guest:
☾☾ Mango (NL / Baobab Music)
Dutch roots but a global soul, Mango has been actively promoting and Djing with the Baobab Music Foundation since 2014. Having started in a humble venue, Baobab has now spread throughout the Netherlands and further afield with the main goal of sharing his diverse musical taste. With a vinyl bag that’s constantly changing, he keeps his sets interesting and worth listening to time and time again. Expect a 100% tropical vinyl set.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Baobabmusic

☾☾ Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Brussels)
Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident and also part of Global Hybrid collective. As experienced dj, producer, remixer and globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers. His production output never stops and every time he has new sounds to share with his nightly audience.
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

☾☾DJ Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Feminine force since the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil . DJ Didi will play a set between Afro Portuguese sounds, feminist activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.

All infp > FB event

23h til 6am
☾ FREE ENTRY. OPEN UNTIL 8AM.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Every soul is welcome no matter what
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat / Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

Wedn 16 Oct > Rebel Up @ Le Lac w/ Sunn Trio (US), Hussein Rassim solo (IQ) and NGHE dj set, Bxl

Rebel Up, NGHE & Le Lac present: Arizona oriental psyche:

HUSSEIN RASSIM (IQ – BXL) concert time > 20h sharp
Hussein Rassim is a young Iraqi musician and player of the oud (Eastern lute), who studied at Iraq’s best music schools. Hussein is also a member of the bands Solo Baghdad, Arumbo and Nawaris. He has recorded an album titled Amerli with Refugees for Refugees, and Migration with Nawaris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrSxShVRydU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_CoQBXwxw

SUNN TRIO (US) > concert time: 21h00 sharp
Sunn Trio hail from Phoenix, Arizona. Surrounded by deserts like the Middle Eastern guitar music that is one of the notable influences on their sound, along with free jazz and harsh exotica and touchstones as disparate as Sonny Sharrock ,John McLaughlin, Sir Richard Bishop and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Sunn Trio’s Fayrus album on the Unrock label last year is a kaleidoscope for the ears featuring sax, saron, gong, boning, lap steel, tambura, oud lute and even a Gameboy, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze and sun-beaten punk. In the words of Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), “Wielding Indo-Arabian Saz & white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a “safe” environment.”
https://sunntrio.bandcamp.com/album/fayrus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZqzZdUaEU

19h > Opening set trance – drone – folk – arabic – fez noz expé by NGHE
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/compil-du-dimanche-3-__-un-dimanche-dhiver/
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/la-compil-du-dimanche/during/after >

After/between concerts: rumble folk sounds by SebCat (Rebel Up)
http://tiny.cc/wvkddz
http://tiny.cc/lckddz
http://tiny.cc/ndkddz

FB event
damage : 7 euros
doors: 19h > NGHE dj set
concerts: 20h + 21h

@ Le Lac
36 Rue de Witte de Haelen
1000 Brussels