Sat 20 April: Rebel Up @ Globaal Illegaal party, Brasserie Illegaal, Bxl

hey all,

this saturday Rebel Up organises their residence party at Brasserie Illegaal.

It’s time for another Globaal Illegaal party night @ Illegaal, springtime!
On this night we will take you into the Brussels underground, via guitar sounds, african vibes, afrohouse, breaks, bass and much more! Sounds from the global underground as always in the nice nightly home of Illegaal.

A lineup of exciting Brussels DJ’s and also a special guest >>>>

Terence Rion
opening solo set with guitar, voice and lush tones.

Gajoy
she mixes afrobeat, house, hip hop, kuduro and dancehall reggae. She spent time at radio Tarmac doing shows and joined the collectives of Authentik vybz and Carbone 14.

Nika (Radio Vacarme)
she grabs the public’s attention through her impactful music selection, alternating between colourful and somber vibes so as to make the dancefloor jump and sweat.

Mambele (Bolingo)
The soul of Brussels and Bruzz/ Kiosk Radio resident. His DJ sets are pure romances on the dancefloor and can make anyone’s head melt. Nowadays he plays on everywhere in his beloved capital and keeps everyone’s hearts warm on colder days in the Brussels underground. His nightly sets range from African styles such batida, bass, afrohouse, afrotech, rave, Congolese rumba and more.

SPECIAL GUEST: Asna
DJ and producer from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Asna defines herself as a “sound explorer”. Her talents lie not just in DJing and production, but also in visual arts. Her universe is mainly influenced by traditional African rhythms which shape the continent’s current music. She does not hesitate to revisit the jerky rhythms of coupé-décalé, Congolese rumba or even the trance of percussion and traditional songs, all with drum infused bass, raw rhythms and some spicy electro for dancefloor bliss.

SebCat (Rebel Up)
underground contemporary electronic global sounds of past & future styles from everywhere to never there.

Bom Baleno : live liquid light projections!

Info: FB event
10€ entry (cash at door) > payment at bar possible by card (drinks only)
Doors: 21h30 – 05:00

@ Illegaal
Rue Bollinckx 300
1190 Forest


Dancefloor safety & care team on duty (to recognise by their pink fluo vests)
Taxi Collecto stop available: IlIegaal

Rebel Up busy week allover Belgium! 20 – 22 – 23 + 24 June + new Nightshop show

Hey all,

This sunny june week a nice and busy week in Brussels & Belgium with Rebel Up dj sets and even a stage!

First up, here is our latet Nightshop radio show for june, filled with new albums of jazz, brazilian soul funk, afrobeat, organica, cumbia, african electronic and arabic bass and more. Tune in here!

and now for the busy week of gigs!

On Tuesday 20 june, Rebel Up SebCat will play dj support together with Deejay Backstabber at the concert of the band Studio Shap Shap (all the way from Niger) at Cafee Cabron in Antwerpen.

Come and have a taste of contemporary music from Niger via Studio Shap Shap, between traditional griot sounds up to electronics. Check some of their sounds here.

FB event

10€ in
@ Cafee Cabron
Kaasrui 1
2000 Antwerpen

on Thursday 22 june for Fete de La Musique in Brasserie de la Mule brewpub in Schaarbeek, Rebel Up SebCat plays a warmup dj set for the concert of KermesZ a l’Est.

KermesZ a l’Est are a wild bunch of anarchic musicians formed as a rough fanfare. They play punkrock and jazz mixed with uptempo balkan tones. Fire! Afterparty by DJ Calima.

FB event

@ Brasserie de la Mule
95 Rue Rubens
1030 Schaarbeek

On the same evening, Rebel Up SebCat will play afterparty set for Phoenician Drive EP launch at Brasserie Illegaal in Forest. Organised by their label Exag Records and also with support by Swiss groups Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (Bongo Joe records) and Typhon.

Expect a blend of oriental sounds, flamenco guitar, arabic scales, postrock, drones, free jazz and more!

FB event

@ Brasserie Illegaal
Rue Bollinckx 300
Forest

Friday 23 June, a big action packed evening with an amazing lineup at BRASS for Fete de la Musique in Forest > an evening by the Bongo Joe label!

Concerts by Cyril Cyril, Blanco Teta and AMAMI, and local Bxl Forest warmup band Turkish Kebap.

Outdoor garden dj sets by Rebel Up SebCat, Bongo Joe crew and Memo Pimiento.

18:00 – 02:00
Free in! 🙂
FB event / website.


and on Saturday 24 june our big juicy cherry on your cake > La Nature festival!
Since a few editions Rebel Up curates & programmes La Dome stage at this amazing and cosy alternative festival on the slopes of Baraque de Fraiture.

“La Nature” is an intimate festival, nestled in the heart of nature, exploiting a magnificent forest of the Belgian Ardenne and presenting a unique and multidisciplinary programme of arts, projects, body & soul workshops and a musical line-up, with a special place for live performances.

Such an amazing programme with many (inter)national artists & DJ’s.

Here’s our programme at La Dome stage for saturday, where we mostly booked live artists this edition >>>

14:00 DJ Rebel Up B2B Bongo Joe
15:30 schroothoop -LIVE
17:00 Cyril Cyril -LIVE

18:00 soundcheck break
19:00 Mohammed Reza Mortazavi – LIVE
20:00 DJ &RY B2B Holy Coco

22:00 AMAMI -LIVE
00:00 Alix Pilot -LIVE
01:00 La Dame -LIVE
02:30 DJ Rebel Up SebCat
04:00 Curfew

Check it all info & tickets on the website, there still might be some day tickets left.
FB event

See you around this week? These are our last gigs before the holiday season, as we will return after mid august.

Saturday 26 Nov > Illegaal Feestje by Brasserie Illegaal with Rebel Up & Nyege Nyege @ Buda Brussels club

hoho, this saturday 26 nov, big party night organised by Brasserie Illegaal in the Buda Brussels club! With Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies & Nyege Nyege as partners for an afro rave lineup.

Buda Brussels club is a top location in an old warehouse on the northern Brussels canal zone (Haren) with an amazing soundsystem. It has a big room for 800 people and a smaller room for 250 people. This evening & party night promises to be special with live concerts and dj sets in 2 rooms.

Timetable >

LIVE STAGE
21H – LEYA TOUCH
22H – BICKY LOVE
23H – SWEATS
00H – MARU KAY FROM JAPAN
01H – PERNOVITC
03H – LA MONTAGNE LIQUIDE

REBEL DJIPSIES NYEGE STAGE
00H DE SCHUURMAN (NYEGE NYEGE)
01H30 DIDI B2B RAQL (TROPICAL DJIPSIES)
03H DJ TRAVELLA (NYEGE NYEGE)
04H30 REBEL UP SEBCAT B2B FRESH NUNAS

DOORS 20H
10€ > No presale, at door only.
Make sure you come on time as it promises to get real busy!

More info > FB event / Illegaal website

@ Buda club Bxl
Chaussée de Budasesteenweg, 96
1130 Brussels (Haren)


Public transport >
quickest route via bus 58 Gare du Nord – Chausee de Buda (20 min) > last one at 22h!
afterwards only combo of tram/bus that takes longer.
or train to Vilvoorde + taxi



New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com

[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1731422262 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.

The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)

The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.

As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

Sat 11 January > Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins x Festa Afro Tuga: Adventures #2 @ FFORMATT, Bxl

yes yes y’all!

this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT

Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.

FB event
Doors 23h00
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building

Lineup >
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
PLLOW
Rafael Aragon
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions


Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style

PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow

HOSTED BY > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
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.

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019

at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions

in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss

All info > FB event

TICKETS:
6€ presale
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS

– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment

Sat 6 April > Babylon Trio @ Tweetak Festival, Yallah Yallah night, ‘t Neude, Utrecht

Saturday 6 april, Babylon Trio will play on the Yallah Yallah night at Tweetakt festival in Utrecht!

Great lineup with Egyptian hiphop, Moroccan gnawa beats, Pan-Arabic sounds and more.

20h30 > Prace feat. Chaimaa Rochdi
(Morocco/NL)
21h > Disco Arabesquou DJ
21h45 > Babylon Trio (Irak/BE)
22h30 > Yallah Yallah DJ’s
23h15 > Bu Kholtoum (Egypt)

@ Neude square
Tickets: 7,50 €
See full info >
FB event / website






5 + 6 Oct > Babylon Trio on tour in western France (Angers + Nantes) and Memo Pimiento last 2018 Bxl concert at Bokal Royal

hola Brussels & France!

This friday night, Memo Pimiento and his electric orchestra will play at the Bokal Royal. It will be his last Bxl concert of 2018 before leaving Brussels for Mexico to flee the winter and coming back a few months later.

It’s an eclectic night with a diverse lineup of live artists & dj’s.
> with Why The Eye, Dr Chipote, Manta and Pute-Acier

All info, see FB event.
from 21h til 4am

and for those in France > Babylon Trio is doing their very 1st mini France tour!

On friday 5 oct they will play in Angers at La Bamboche party in Le Heron Carré.
Promises to be wild!
FB event here.

On saturday 6 oct, they will play in Nantes at the alternative La Bonneterie venue for the High Five party, who are celebrating their 5 years~!
and a nice lineup too, with Kenji Minogue, Tara Larson of Prince Rama, The Brain dj and Maison Acid. And it’s a dress up party too, so put on your grooviest/weirdest combinations 🙂

all info > FB event