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 🙂

Sat 21.08 > Rebel Up @ Jam’in Jette ‘carte blanche’ Giraffes & Penguins x Rebel Up @ See U, Bxl

Who says August, says sunshine and outdoor DJs. and this saturday 24 degrees and sun is forecasted……

Let’s meet at See U for a partnership and a musical carte blanche by the Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins collectives. The opportunity for L’asbl Kwa! aka Jam in Jette to leave the commune of Jette, to make culture resonate in other communes of Brussels.

A special musical program with Bxl global DJ’s 🔥 We will dance between giraffes, penguins and camels 💥

Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Rebel Up SebCat
Hishek Bishek duo
Fresh Nunas (Mozambique / AM Roots)
Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Love Foundation Brussels)


Gates 13:00 – 22:00
Free in, gratis, gratuit!
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Thu 29.07 > Rebel Up @ BRUZZ Rooftop (radio) w/ Pianofabriek Sat 31.07 Rebel Up & Friends @ CHAUD closing party, Pianoabriek

This thursday BRUZZ invites Rebel Up for their Rooftop summer show, where they invite DJ’s to talk about their upcoming open air gigs as well as a live mix.

Rebel Up SebCat & Renaud Arents from Pianofabriek will talk about CHAUD, the closing weekend on friday & saturday with Tropical DJipsies, docu screening of Les Nouvelles Guerilleres, Rebel Up, Le grand Mechant Loop, Rafael Aragon and concert by Kel Assouf.

Here the event of Tropical DJipsies / docu screening Les Nouvelles Guerilleres on friday > 17:00 – 19:30 music, 19:30 screening
Here the event of Rebel Up & Friends / Kel Assouf on saturday > 15:00 – 19:00 music, 19:30 concert

Listen or watch the show here below >>>

Sunday 27.06 > double Rebel Up action at Bxl canal (Recup Ton Quartier, Cureghem) and record fair @ DOK Gent

This sunday double Rebel Up action >

Starting in the morning (for real) at the Cureghem/Anderlecht canal side.
The Microtunes X Breakfeest event is organised by Micromarché as part of their Recup Ton Quartier / Recup Je Wijk project. Listen to some tunes, do a workshop, have a pancake breakfast!

From 9 to 12h in breakfast/brunch vibes >>>>
REBEL UP! SEBCAT & RAFAEL ARAGON MORNING DJ-SET
PANCAKES/CREPES
ATELIER VELO x VZW ELASTIEK
BUBBLATON x BOTS CONSPIRACY

Prix libre / Vrije bijdrage / Free donation
Find us at the Pont de Cureghem / Kuregembrug on the corner of Rue Wayez / Quai Fernand Demets. All info here.

and in the afternoon we move over to Gent at DOK open air venue from 12H until 20H.
Gent collectives Huna Sounds, Democrazy & Tweeden Asem organise a record fair with lots of great sellers > labels, distro’s and collectors.

The Rebel Up label & distro will be there with our releases + other titles. More sellers who will be present are SOUMA, XOGN, Calacas, Labi & Funk, GroovyRecords, Ubuntu & more.

All info here on FB event or website.

And also open air DJ sets for Radio Ruit, see the linup below. Hope to see you there!

Out now: electronic jazz remix Rafael Aragon of Mamari

Brussels based global electronic producer Rafael Aragon made an amazing remix of ‘Mamari’, the single & title song of German jazz groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble.

This remix takes the listener on a dreamy journey. Starting with birds in nature, passing by dubby pianos and beautiful synth melodies, the heavy groove inevitably hushes you into trance. The remix album will be released at the end of June.

Buy the single here, or streaming on all digital platforms.

Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon B2B livestream dj set @ GC Pianofabriek

yes yes! Rebel Up SebCat & Rafael Aragon B2B livestream dj set @ the Pianofabriek (St Gilles)

Tune in here from 17h30-18h30 Brussels time, videostream is archived in the link 🙂