Sat 2 Oct, Opening Bis (Cicularium) + Africa Is In The Future Festival (Cinema Nova)

this saturday 02.10 Opening Bis event at Circularium, space of ciruclar economy in Cureghem, Anderlecht.

Tours, workshop, activies for young & old, repair café, music and much more.
Apero DJ set by Rebel Up SebCat, concert by Brussels experimental rock band Don Kapot.

Free in
All info here

In the evening, the closing festival night of Africa Is In The Future at Cinema Nova, about African Club Culture, with short movie screenings, panel talk, concert & afterparty.

at 20h Rebel Up SebCat & Guillaume Maupin will moderate a panel talk with visual artist, photographer and filmmaker 𝙈𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙢 𝙈𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙙𝙪 𝙈𝙪𝙙𝙞 𝙔𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙮𝙖 (Nigeria) the 𝙉𝙮𝙚𝙜𝙚 𝙉𝙮𝙚𝙜𝙚 label, festival & collective (Uganda) and journalist 𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 (Ten Cities, Germany)

22h MC Yallah & Debmaster (live) + afterparty with Nyege Nyege crew

10€ in
see full festival info here or closing night FB event

2 NEW releases on Rebel Up Records; V/A – Mamari Remix compilation & Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad

New releases out this month of September!

Various Artists – Mamari Remixed
13 remixes between global electronic beats, afrohouse, bass and more….

The remix compilation ‘Mamari Remixed’ is the little electronic sibling of the album ‘Mamari’ by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble. 13 producers from Africa, Europe and Latin America give their own spin on the original songs by making them ready for the dancefloor. All producers combine 19 different nationalities and show their ability to make bass music that stays true to the organic sound. The remixes not only use the original instruments but also manage to convey the political messages from the Power Ensemble.

Jan Janzen (keys) and Niklas Mündemann (saxophone) of Muito Kaballa are also DJs and enthusiasts of the underground clubbing scene. With ‘Mamari Remixed’ the two musicians want to create bridges between the worlds of “live music” and “club music”. Remixed included are by Nuno Beats (RS Produçoes), Catu Diosis (Nyege Nyege), Lee Bass (Gato Preto), Lua Preta, ARN4L2, DJ Satelite & PolBack, DJ Flavya, DJ Makala, BYDLY, Quixosis, 115 Solaris, Ekiti Sound and Rafael Aragon.

The countries represented on this compilation are Portugal, Uganda, Poland, Angola, Cabo Verde, Germany, Ghana, Colombia, Brazil, US, Spain, Netherlands, Ecuador, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, UK, France, Uruguay and Algeria. 

A limited edition vinyl pre-order as active as well, delivery is expected 15 december.

Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad
B sides from the Brazil’s experimental jazz underground.

From 2004 to 2020, Satanique Samba Trio has dropped 11! records into phonographic existence. Naturally, some compositions from the quintet’s (not really a trio indeed) catalogue didn’t make onto any album for one reason or another. ‘Mini Bad’ is a remedy for this situation, as it amasses 10 tracks that were almost part of albums like “Bad Trip Simulator #3” (2013), “Xenossamba” (2017) and “Forrivel” (2020). You can call it B-sides from B-razil, if you dare.

There is also a very limited edition 10″ vinyl, only available in Brazil. Check the bandcamp for more info.

Saturday 04.09 > Festival time! Rebel Up @ La Nature Festival (Vielsalm, BE) + Rebel Up Records artists @ Forest Sounds festival (Abbaye de Forest, Bxl)

This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.

On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes.
Our lineup & timetable:

12:00 Tig & Axl
13:30 Drache Musicale
14:30 Beat Brother
15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop

17:00 KAU trio (live)
18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi)
19:00: Pso Man
20:30 ESINAM (live)
21:30 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 Susobrino (live)
00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki
01:30 Rafael Aragon


There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.

For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.

See all info here

See you around, wherever you may be 🙂

January 2021; Rebel Up radio shows & sessions; Nightshop, BRUZZ & Kiosk Radio

January 2021, starting this year positive and more hopeful than last yearwith some radio shows and sessions.

Our monthly show of Rebel Up Nightshop for Radio Campus Bruxelles, with 9 albums of the month between folk, jazz, psychedelic rock, arabic experimentalism, afro bass and more.
With Rico Medeiros / Front Chaud in quarantine, Didi of Tropical DJipsies stepped in to help presenting the show with SebCat. Tune in here >>

we also had our Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with special guest and good friend Rafael Aragon (support him via his Bandcamp!). Listen here >>>

and we also had our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ, live interviews with DJ Carie aka La Dame and Lee Bass of Gato Preto and presenting new productions by them. Check it out here >>

new Rebel Up Nightshop show #74 > July, between Africa and beyond

This month of July we have a 3,5 hours long Nightshop show, 9 albums of the month and new songs, with a big focus on music from Africa. Starting with songs of the day; COVID-19 kologo music from Ghana (Ayuune Sule), and jazz from International Anthem label (by Anteloper and Angel Bat Dawid). Our albums of the month start with desert songwriting by Ak’Chamel (Akuphone), the early tsapiky cassette years by Damily (Bongo Joe), Bandé-Gamboa project between Guiné-Bissau & Cabo Verdian musicians (Heavenly Sweetness) and new ethiofunk by Mulatu Astakte & Black Jesus Experience (Agogo Records). It gets more percussive and electronic with albums by Malawi ritual drumming group Doctor Kanuska Group (1000Hz), Ugandan heavy electro tribalism by Nihiloxica (Crammed Discs), Portuguese percussive dub band HHY & the Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), deep Congolese futurism by Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat) and a Dutch-Sierre Leone EP by producer Ramses3000 (Intercept) and Nigerian female rapper Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc). tune in!

All summer Rebel Up @ BRUZZ radio every tuesday from 21h – 22h

Rebel Up radio will continue this summer on BRUZZ Radio.
Every tuesday from 21h – 22h (instead of our normal weekly hour from 3h – midnight).

Our show on tuesday 30 June will be in honour of DR Congo’s 60 years of independence.

Tune in live via www.bruzz.be/live
Afterwards, the shows are uploaded to our Rebel Up & Bruzz playlist on Mixcloud with full tracklist.