we hope you are doing fine and taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Rebel Up has been staying active on the radio, livestream and mixtape front! Quite some action going on, follow our Mixcloud or FB page to see all.
Every week tuesday we do a quarantine mixtape for BRUZZ radio instead of our live radio show. here is yesterday’s mixtape, tracklisting in comments.
Tonight (wedn 29/04) from 22h to 23h30 Rebel Up SebCat will be live on the stream for Kinky Star Café and their Kinky Karantaine livestream sessions via Twitch. see all info in FB event. Expect a session from tropical rock to noisy global sounds and beyond. Sounds from the global underground! Follow the Twitch livestream here.
and tomorrow (thursday 30/04) is our weekly Giraffes & Penguins quarantine session for 48FMRadio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.
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.
Oh yes, time again for a Giraffes & Penguins weekender in Liege + Brussels.
Starting on friday the 13th (woohoo!) in Liege at the amazing KulturA club. Arab Bass night with special guest Ghoula from Tunisia and Liege guest Cedric Blavier. hosted by Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop & Tropical DJipsies.
We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to the most contemporary and wild electronic sounds.
Ghoula (TN/FR) Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. In Tunisia, music has been a generational vehicle for popular symbols, images and myths. Despite its small size, Ghoula sees his native country as a north African crossroad where legacies came to settle. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. Obsessed with North African multimedia heritage, Ghoula has been digging up vinyls from flea markets and old Tunisian medinas, bringing back vestiges of forgotten music cooked on top of contemporary upbeat dance rhythms. His album Hlib el Ghoula was released on the Shouka label and he is now preparing his second album. listen here >
Cédric Blavier (Liege) A music lover, digger and dj, Cédric Blavier makes his weapons in his native Belgium, between Liège and Brussels. Amateur of ultra-dancing ethnic music as well as planing electro downtempo, he succeeds in surprising sets to combine the effective and the experimental, the organic and the synthetic, the modern and the traditional. His musical synthesis meets a growing success in the world of electronic music, with notably appearances noticed in the festivals Nuits Sonores, Chateau Perché (France) or Taka Tuka (Hungary)! https://soundcloud.com/l-l-phant/ https://www.mixcloud.com/Mathéo/
and Arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present: ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT
Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00 Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.
Rebel Up SebCat In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds allover the city. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.rebelup.org/ https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala) Rafael Aragon’s sound is powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid) Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out. https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother
Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins) They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents. https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/
LOCATION: — FFORMATT — RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7 1000 BRUSSELS
– Smoking Room Inside – Chill Out space – No noise outside – All tribes welcome Design by Ana Penafiel Marcano
This saturday, Babylon Trio will perform at Supervue Festival in Liege!
Supervue Fesitval is a 2 day festival on the hill with experimental music, global sounds, urban and more. Artists on the lineup: La Jungle, Veence Hanao, TisDass, Les Césars du Clan Langa Langa and much more.
Babylon Trio will play around 21h30 at the Le Parvis stage.
Thurusday 25 July, from 16 to 22h, Rebel Up SebCat will spin global heartwave tunes at the Aperodroom velodroom at the new See U cultural site in Ixelles.
See U is the new cultural site in Ixelles at the old police horse cazerne, with a wooden velodroom constructed by Bruno Herzele and Elke Thuys, together with the architects of architect office Dallas and cycling group Hors Categorie, especially for the Grand Départ du Tour de France.
There are bars, foodtrucks and every thursday to saturday local Brussels DJ’s. Come for an apero or evening drink and dance to some tunes!