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Sat 16 dec > Rebel Up @ Se Lover en Lumiere party, Au Quai, Bxl

SE LOVER en Lumière @ Au Quai, an evening with an artisanal anti-xmas market, workshops, dance performances, concerts and global afterparty with Rebel Up, Drache Musicale & Grand Mechant Loop!

doors > 18h
sweet apples/ hot wine / hot chocolate

ANTI-XMAS MARKET for artistic, handmade and atypical gifts!


*18h30-19h/ 19h30-20h
INITIATION Qi Gong & Tai Chi with candles.

PERFORMANCE Professeure Posterieur
Chinese shadow play with poetic mysticism & more

-Japanese bookbinding by Atelier De l’Estran
-Magical painting & handcraft by Sentia Renato
VERDIRIS vegetable garden ideas

All night scenography, light installations, projections and map-it by Au Quai crew.

* 22h-4h PARTY TIME!!
global, grooves, tropical & ethnodelicieux all night long
with Rebel Up SebCat, Drache Musicale duo & Le Grand Mechant Loop
& + live VJ SET by Gilles Empetré

3€ before 22h (free drink offered)
5€ after
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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut
1000 BXL
metro: Compte de Flandre
tram 51, Porte de Flandre

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Thu 22 Dec > Rebel Up! in Lisboa (PT) @ Crew Hassan

This week Rebel Up! SebCat will be in Lisbon for Xmas,

Thursday 22 Dec, SebCat will be spinning tunes @ Crew Hassan, our favorite alternative hangout in the lively Intendente bairro, a music bar combined with a record shop and basement club for the Lisboa underground.

Also Kuzi Whan of global band XA Cute (Berlin) will spin some global dub & beats with us! 🙂

from 22h till 2am

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@ Crew Hassan
Rua Andrade 8
(metro Intendente)

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Fri 22 July > Rebel Up! @ Recyclart Holidays party w/ Mabiisi, DJ Tetris, Munchi & Godwonder

13432219_10153850951005345_225271404206347998_nAkwaaba! hello Brussels!

This Friday 22 July, a seriously amazing party at Recyclart Holidays festival which Rebel Up! helps organising.
A Special lineup with artists from various southern countries > Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Dominican Republic & exotic Belgium.

Mabiisi (GH/ BF)
Mabiisi means “brothers of the same mother” both Frafra of northern Ghana and in Mooré language of the Mossi people of central Burkina Faso. The association of rural and urban music from both cultures (Ghanaian kologo music and African hip hop) was the desire of the Burkinabe social critical rapper Art Melody, which has now been fulfilled. He went into the studio with famous Ghanaian kologospeler Stevo Atambire and the catchy result testifies to natural intuition and chemistry between these two experienced musicians. The Akwaaba Music label from Ghana released the record and arranged a first tour of this duo with steamy stop at Recyclart!

DJ Tetris (MX)
from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Tetris has been around for quite some time in the national Mexican ‘tribal Guarachero and electro tribal’ scene originated in the northern city of Monterrey and characterized by a mix of cumbia, pre-Columbian rhythms and electronic beats and melodies of flute, accordion, guitar and later, synthesizers. With his distinct style, which exercised a mix of tribal Guarachero and Mexican fanfare, mariachi and nortena, Tetris found shelter at the N.A.A.F.I collective and label (alongside Lao, Siete Catorce, Mexican Jihad, Fausto Bahia …) from the capital DF, famous for their special events and situations that celebrate street and club culture. Tetris’ eclectic and ultradanceable first album ‘Costeno’ came out on N.A.A.F.I in 2014.

Munchi & Godwonder (DO/NL)
From Mexico we fly through the US, over the Dominican Republic to Rotterdam and Amsterdam for two party creators and producers of big format: Munchi and Godwonder. Munchi harvested much success a few years ago with genre-defining productions and DJ sets in its own typical style, stairs, moombahton, reggaeton, cumbia and baile funk fusions to solid dancefloor bombs. At its peak, which brought him to Diplo and Azalea Banks whose money he turned down, as he retired disillusioned from “the music business” to continue working in silence to his mission: continue to make music and help other young people with musical talent from the Dutch-Caribbean diaspora to develop their musical talents. He founded his own label Selegna records and now releases steady new work of himself and of others, such as Godwonder, who for the occasion joined the ranks for the presentation of a Dominican-Dutch sound that mixes gabba and bubbling with tarraxo, reggaeton and dembow. Munchi will undoubtedly surprise you with a whole new set of dirty latino trap, hypnotic merengue, sensual bachata and heavy moombahton.

Rebel Up! (Bxl)
The Brussels Rebel Up! DJs Sebcat & Leblanc will play outside on the square and inside to introduce the evening with folkpop and global bass party bashers from various rural and urban corners of Latin America and Africa. Ya tu sabe!

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Timings > > >
21:00 – 23:00 outside Rebel Up DJ’s
23:00 – 00:00 inside Rebel Up DJ’s
00:00 – 01:00 Mabiisi (Live)
01:00 – 02:30 DJ Tetris
02:30 – 03:45 Munchi
03:45 – 05:00 Godwonder

@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
1000 BXL

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Fri 19 Feb > Nightshop Afrohouse party @ Recyclart! w/ dj Satelite (AN), Boddhi Satva (CAF), Rebel Up!, Max Le daron & Dovecake!

nightshop afrohouse Hello folks! this friday an awesome Nightshop Afrohouse party that we helped setting up with our friend Ivan Diaz (Weagogo agency).

with special guests DJ Satelite from Luanda, Angola, and afrohouse master Boddhi Satva from Central African Republic, who is replacing Congolese DJ Spilulu who sadly did not get his visa from the European authorities.

DJ Satelite is the one of the original masters of the kuduro beat and has gotten deep into afrohouse over the last few years when the style started booming in Angola. He will serve frenetic futurist beats and make you go wild. see this interview or check this playlist. Boddhi Satva, originator of the international afrohouse scene and plays a style that he likes to call ‘Ancestral Soul’, expect to go into deep house territory with a real African pulse from this secret Brussels resident. American Bxl resident Dovecake is a dancer & urban bass dj all the same, opening us with a wild set of afrobass! to close off the night, Rebel Up! dj’s Sebcat & LeBlanc will clash with Max le Daron of Lowup. A heavy African mix of Angolan afrohouse & kuduro, Ghanaian afrobeats, South African kwaito and afrobass from the Lusophone diaspora. Just 5€ in, come early enough as we expect a full house! Don’t say we didn’t warn you… all info on Recyclart site of FB event. Timings > 23.00>24.30 Dovecake (US) 24.30>02.00 Boddhi Sarva (CA) 02.00>03.30 Satelite (Angola) 03.30>05.00 Max Le Daron (Lowup) vs Leblanc & Sebcat (Rebel Up!) @ Recyclart Rue d’Ursulines 25 1000 BXL

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Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!


Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

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Fri 17 July > Puxa: Luso-African Dance Night @ Recyclart Bxl w/ Chalo Correia (AN/PT), Tabanka (CV), Celeste Mariposa dj’s (PT) & Rebel Up!

recyclart_17juli2015 Yo folks, PUXA!!!

On Friday 17th Rebel Up! helps organising a very special night at Recyclart during the always amazing Holidays festival.
as the title says > Puxa: Luso African Dance Night stands for a night filled with African dance music from the Lusophone countries such as Angola and Cabo Verde with styles like Semba, Funaná and more. Expect some serious tropical sounds impossible not to dance to.

‘Puxa’ means ‘pull’ in Portuguese (and not ‘push’ as would seem logical) and is used as a musical shout to pull your dance partner closer to you. Be ready to hear Puxa! night long!

Live concerts by Chalo Correia and Band from Angola via Lisboa, Tabanka from Cabo Verde via Rotterdam and the Celeste Mariposa dj’s from Lisboa.

Chalo Correia is Gonçalves António Correia, an Angolan musician and singer who grew up with Semba music in his blood. Chalo was born in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in 1968. During his boyhood he was fortunate to encounter musicians from revolutionary semba bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos. He moved to Lisboa, Portugal in the beginning of the 90s and started to learn the classical guitar on autodidact and academic level with a strong will to make it by playing vintage Angolan music. His debut album ‘Kudihohola’ has just been released in June by Celeste/Mariposa Discos and is testimony to the development of his remarkable vision on Angolan music. Chalo Correia as a band retains the explosive, organic sounds of Semba and Rebita, but also remains in touch with the modern urban afro music scene in Lisbon. Semba is the swinging afro style from Angola, it comes from the word Masemba, which means ‘belly bumping’, a reference to some serious tight dancing. It’s the original base for styles like Brazilian Samba, Kizomba, Rebita, Kazukuta and it inspired the birth of urban Kuduro sound. Check his new video below for that sweet Semba sound.

Tabanka is a 7 piece Cabo Verdian band from Rotterdam, playing the fast swinging funaná music, thé dance sound of Cabo Verde. Their delirious funaná is ruled by the diatonic accordeon (gaita) and the ferrinho (metal stick) for some scraping rhythms and changing speeds. The group got its inspiration by generational musicians such as Bulimundo and Américo Brito but with their own modern interpretation and sound. Check it out! >

The Celeste / Mariposa dj duo run the famous Afro-Baile dance nights in Lisboa where they bring the Lusophone music culture together in sound. Their research is all about music from the former African Portuguese colonies; Angola, Kaapverdië, Guinee Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tomé & Principé, digging up old vinyls on markets and visiting studio’s in Lisboa. They just started their own label Celeste Mariposa Disco’s on which they released Chalo Correia and for sure more Luso African releases will follow! Want to see how special they make it happen on their night? Check this video >

More african tunes from the Lusophone countries by Rebel Up! SebCat vs Planet Ilunga

Listen here to our latest Rebel Up Nightshop summer episode to hear all about the night > Semba, Funaná and Chalo Correias album!

Rebel Up Nightshop #18: Tiger´s Milk Records, Chalo Correia, Semba Angolana, Mbongwana Star & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

22:00 > 23:00 Celeste Mariposa (outside, free)
23:00 > 0:00 Rebel Up! vs Planet Ilunga (inside)
0:00 > 01:15 Chalo Correia & band
01:30 > 02:45 Tabanka
02:45 > 05:00 Celeste Mariposa

Just 5€ in
See all info on Recyclart site or FB event here


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Fri 20 Feb > Nightshop party @ Recyclart Bxl w/ Gato Preto, dj Khalab etc


This friday 20 Feb, another wild Nightshop party at Recyclart!

with special live guests Gato Preto, a Mozambican – Ghanaian/German duo of producer Lee Bass & Gata Misterioso who bring kuduro beats with live female MC-ing. Both artist having roots in Africa,their raw yet complex bass is influenced by a broad palette of African musical styles. Wild!

also DJ Khalab will do a special dj set – Afro future beat shake. An ongoing round trip journey between tribes and psyche, desert and spaceships, jungle and skyscrapers. and Flore, tropical bass with complex rhythms and bewitching basslines.

and ofcourse your local rebelious Rebel Up! dj’s will warm up the crowd for the first bit….

23.00-0.30 Rebel Up dj’s! (Bxl)
0.30-01.30 DJ Khalab (It)
01.30-03.00 Gato Preto (Moz/Ghana/Ger/Por) live
03.00-05.00 Flore (F)

only 5€ in
23:00 > 05:00
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
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Fri 28 March > Nightshop Cumbia Special @ Recyclart, Bxl with Dengue Dengue Dengue! (PE)

A very special cumbia Nightshop party in Recyclart on Friday 28 march!
with special guests Dengue Dengue Dengue all the way from the cumbia hotbed that is Lima, Peru, one of the hottest digital cumbia producers of the moment, expect lots of modern colours of cumbia and some psychedelic electro elements.

another special guest is Captain Cumbia of the notorious cumbia in Paris at the La Dame de la Canton boat, who is a producer, remixer and skilled dj of all sounds latin. he’ll bring a special guest to play live instruments (trumpet & more) alongside with him for his 2nd set

support by yours truly Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s with a serious Peruvian twist since SebCat will just have returned 4 hours before the party from a musical holiday in Peru! also closing off is dj Mellow of the Low Up crew with some serious bass.

from 23:00 til 5:00
just 5 euro’s in!
FB event here, or see Recyclart site.

23.00-00.30 Rebel Up Soundclash (BE)
00.30-01.30 Captain Cumbia (FR)
01.30-03.00 Dengue Dengue Dengue (PE)
03.00-04.00 Captain Cumbia + live guest (FR)
04.00-05.00 DJ Mellow (BE)

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1st Rebel Up Nightshop radio show *emission 0*

Yo folks,

Our very first radio show session, “emission 0” on Radio Campus Bxl, broadcasted on 11th of january and to be repeated several times during the month. The show was actually recorded in late august and we had to wait a while before it was accepted into the Campus programme schedule. We kick off with 2 songs, followed by a label focus about the Sahel Sounds label that mostly releases current folk & electronic music from the sub Saharan region. Then we played our albums of the month, which were Hailu Mergia (on Awesome Tapes From Africa) and Grand Kallé & l’Orchestre Jazz (on Planet Ilunga), followed by a global style focus on Pandza music from the south of Mozambique, a new electronic Marrabenta Shangaan style. In the nightshop segment we interview local Afghani shop owner Raza Wasiq of the Economat shop on Av Stalingrad and he chooses 2 ‘Hazzari’ songs to play. To end, a freestyle mix of Rebel Up! sounds. download here >…

Rebel Up Nightshop #0 > Sahel Sounds label, Hailu Mergia, Grand Kalle, Pandza, Afghan Hazari folk by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

and a great Amanar live video + interview, thanks to Toni from Radio Groovalicacion

Bamakosmos XVI – Amanar from Toni Polo // Migratory Musics on Vimeo.

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Wed 8 May: Nightshop party w/ Meridian Brothers (CO), Capitol K (UK), Hugo Menzes (Sofrito), Funky Bompa & The Wild, support by Rebel Up! Leblanc

RU Meridian

NIGHTSHOP PARTY !MERIDIAN BROTHERS, straight from Colombia, are ready to bring their mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves to Belgium for the first time. Straddling the line between new and old, this quintet is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. A true avant-garde guitar player and composer he also plays in Mario Galeano’s band Frente Cumbiero and was involved in the recording of Ondatrópica. In September 2012 Soundway Records released his album ‘Desperanza’ that features ‘Guaracha U.F.O’, recently selected by Gilles Peterson as his #1 track of 2012. K aka Kristian Craig Robinson has traversed a spectrum of electronic aesthetics throughout 13 years and 5 albums with releases on Planet Mu, XL & Faith & Industry. His 6th album Andean Dub from 2012 is an experimental cumbia masterpiece, influenced by a long road trip through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

HUGO MENDEZ‘ dj style is a unique blend of African, Caribbean and Latin rhythms – a percussive explosion that includes heavy Afro grooves, old school mambo, tropical disco, bouncing samba, calypso funk and heavy cumbia, bringing vintage styles up to date with exclusive dubplate edits and a contemporary club slant.
After some digging trips across the Caribbean, he has put together several top albums for leading record labels, like Strut, Jazzman, Soundway and Nascente. Hugo also produces the cult Rhythmagic Orchestra project with Nostalgia 77, runs the Sofrito Specials label and makes the tropical selections for 22Tracks in Paris. BOMPA & THE WILD are tropical music heavy weights from Brussels, crate diggers and vinyl collectors of all things funky, groovy and tropical, from Africa, the Carribean and Latin-America. Mostly old, dusty and rare sounds from a variety of styles like boogaloo, cumbia, calypso, afro funk, tipica, merengue etc. resident & Nightshop Party co-programmer DJ LEBLANC (Rebel Up! collective) will throw a special opening set of Mexican cumbia sonidera, so get in early for an immersion in the suburban vibes of Puebla, DF & Monterreyyyyyyy…

5 euro before midnight, 8 euro after!
@ Recyclart, Bxl >

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Rebel Up! goes Brussels on fri 22nd of jan.> Nightshop Climate Jockey party @ Recyclart

Hey all,

Happy new 2010!
and yes, after A’dam & Utrecht, we’re also gonna start focussing on Brussels in 2010, and what more may come from it in Belgium or beyond!

This night will moreless be the start of our bimonthly nights in Brussels (Sat. 16th of april will be our first Rebel Up! party @ Recyclart)

Perhaps slightly different than our not-so-average Rebel Up! nights, this Climate Jockey night will be very heavy on global bass spheres. As we are starting the night with first sounds, we’ll do our best to heat up the floor with some tropical, sensual, tickling tunes from allover the globe.

We’re really proud to again play with our friend Hugo Douster from Lyon, who played with us in Utrecht last year. He sure will butter & fire up the dancefloor with his special style of tropical-rootsical bass selections, electronic body music with a tropical virus! His good friend Baxter Beez will play a similar crash course in bassheavy styles from the tropics. Further into the night, locally famed Brussels partycrasher DJ Lowdjo will spin his eclectic selections from everywhere.

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