new Rebel Up Nightshop online (April) > #71 Quarantine show with 10 albums of the month!

This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.

Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs.
See full tracklisting in comments >

New release on Rebel Up Records: Nikanor – Bajo El Sol. Album release weekend with shows in Gent & Brussels

Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015)
releases 15 january
on vinyl, CD & digital
Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.

Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.

The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.

Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.

LISTEN / ORDER vinyl/ CD via Bandcamp!

Check their new videoclip here! > > >

Nikanor & Rebel Up Records will present the album with a little tour in Belgium on friday 17 & sunday 19 january, with dj support & afterparty by Rebel Up & friends.

17.01 @ Trefpunt, Gent, 20h30
19.01 @ Labokube, Brussels 19h

Sat 9 Nov: Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins party in FFORMATT, Bxl

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.

Special guest: Lukrø (PE / Mexico DF)
Peruvian DJ and producer Lukrø is the co-founder of Peruvian bass label Matraca. Originally from Lima, but based in Mexico D.F. where he runs the label, produces his output and runs various bass parties. Hidden behind a mask, he brings the vanguard of the new cumbia, juke, footwork, baile funk, moombahton and global bass alive on the dancefloor.
https://youtu.be/lbGD0NZqDbg
https://soundcloud.com/lukr0
https://soundcloud.com/matraca-netlabel

HOSTED BY 3 BRUSSELS GLOBAL COLLECTIVES > > >

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

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion.
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

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

Thu 22 Nov > Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi Bxl, w/ special guest Oscilador Bass (Mexico)

Rebel Up & Friends invites: Oscilador Bass (Mexico) ☾

SOUNDS FROM THE GLOBAL UNDERGROUND!
Since 2010, Rebel Up brings underground global flavours to Brussels nightlife through events of global music and contemporary electronic sounds.

SPECIAL GUEST
Oscilador Bass (Mexico)
The favorite ancestral robot of housewives and washing machines was assembled over 15 thousand light years ago with parts of ancestral robots and spatial glass pieces; this supreme being is the miracle of his extinct civilization. His planet called “Cumbiatron”, a planet full of technology and beings focused on creating a fusion of electronic components and feelings. Oscilador Bass is a robot with a heart. His mission and objective is to collect music and culture of all galaxies. After long traveling to find a destination, he discovered a planet called “Earth”, after investigating he finds out it is a civilization full of feelings and love, therefore he decides to establish his home there. Oscillador Bass created a new sound called Latin Bass Sound mixing güiros, cencerros and tumbas with the best spatial sound getting his sole objective: to feel and to transmit happiness to all humanity, fulfilling the desire of their ancestors”. He started the free netlabel Latin bass mexico records, counting 8 mega compilations of latin bass sounds and has also released 4 EP’s of his own productions.

https://osciladorbass.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/osciladorlatinbass
http://www.latinbassmexico.com/
https://www.mixcloud.com/osciladorlatinbass/

KuraqAbe (Peru, Bxl)
Our Bxl-Lima homeboy KuraqAbe joins us for a trip through Peruvian cumbia, chicha bass and raggamuffin!
http://kuraqabe.wixsite.com/kuraqabe

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat who will surf the global soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere.

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☾ FREE ENTRY. OPEN UNTIL 8AM.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi

Rebel Up! promotes > concert Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico) @ Recyclart, Bxl

Sonido Gallo Negro is a nine-piece combo from Mexico City. With Farfisa organ, theremin and a pack of percussion, they combine cumbia sonidera, huayno, boogaloo and chicha with psychedelics and spaghetti western soundtracks, garagerock and 60’s surf. The collective signed in 2011 as the first latino band at Glitterbeat Records (Bombino, Tamikrest, …) and has two wonderful albums in the meanwhile. Exotic, psychedelic, but not to be missed. The black cock will crow! Spooky & hot!

with support by Mexican-Bruxellois Memo Pimiento and cumbialista Gaetano Dub.

21:00 Doors + DJ Gaetano Dub
21:30 Memo Pimiento (Mex)
22:15 Sonido Gallo Nero (Mex)
23:30 DJ Gaetano Dub

5 € only!
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Recyclart site

Sat 22 April > Festival des Cultures Urbaines *Peru Benefit*, Baraque a Brique, Bxl


Saturday 22 April > Festival des Cultures Urbaines in Schaarbeek at the Baraque a Brique cultural squat.

An event created by artists from allover the world who come together to show their solidarity with the Peruvian families in Yangas, a small mountain town in Santa Rosa de Quives District, which got severely hit by the floods.

PROGRAMME:

13h Peruvian kitchen open!
15h – 16h Storytelling for kids
16h – 19h Circus & cabaret
19h30 – 00h00 Live music & party!

Le grand présentateur!   Loko Cirkea (clowning), Alessandro Carocci (juggling),  The MM Project, Daniele Contino (unicycle), Jan Slangen (hat juggling), Lyapunov (tightrope waling), Alessandro Carocci (clown), El Duende (juggling), Manon (theater), Pon Pon (fire sticks) & more

~~REGGAE, CUMBIA, CHICHA, FUSION, WORLD, RUMBA!~~~~
from 19h30 onwards > >
Duo Characato (trad folk)
Pura Sangre con Grupo Shamans (folk fusion)
Karamoja (roots reggae)
Pachamanka (chicha)
Arumbo (acoustic set)
afterparty with Rebel Up! SebCat

Come & share!
Prix Libre / Donation!

@ Baraque a Brique
Rue Gallait 60
1030 Schaerbeek
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Fri 21 Apr > Rebel Up! double Cumbia & Dancehall night @ Walvis (w Memo Pimiento) + All In One bar w/ Silver Canary

hola!
double Rebel Up! action this Friday night in Brussels in cumbia & dancehall style!

starting at Café Walvis, free concert of our Mexican friend Memo Pimiento and his always amazing electro cumbia live sound.
concert at 22/ 23h. Before & after cumbia dj set by Rebel Up! SebCat

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22h – 1am
FREE IN

@ Walvis
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209

After that, another party in the new bar All In One, in the Marolles 🙂
Run by sweet Haïtian folks with a love for jazz & tropical sounds.

Time for another Oyé Cumbia Dancehall night by Silver Canary soundsystem & Rebel Up! From 22h til deep into the night we’ll spin the best rocksteady, dancehall, cumbia and other afro-latino bass tunes. Free in. Hope to see you there, come & bump!

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22h – 5am > FREE IN
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9
(around corner of Bowling)