2nd Rebel Up Records release! > Memo Pimiento – A Todo Dar (vinyl + digital)

the 2nd release of Rebel Up Records is out!
we are proud to present Memo Pimiento’s album “A Todo Dar”.
Electro cumbia wave from Brussels via Mexico.

Guillermo ‘Memo’ Pimiento grew up in the capital Mexico D.F., a sprawling cosmopolitan capital with a population of 25 million, twice the size of Belgium. In 2012 he moved to Brussels where he settled with his Belgian girlfriend and daughter and continued his musical career with different musical projects.

Before being bitten by the cumbia virus, he played in various bands, from rock to electronic, trip hop, reggae and even a traditional mariachi band. Once on a holiday in the Spanish Canary islands, inspiration came to him to start making cumbia but with a heavier electronic feeling, influenced by Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode. With synthesizers and keyboards from the 80’s, samplers, circuit bended toys, Arduino soundcards and effect pedals he started making his own cumbia compositions. All of this makes the typical electrified Memo Pimiento sound.

He is joined by 2 band members, the Belgian Manon Amen (nicknamed Man.on) who is the female MC and dancer of the band to fire up the crowd and by Cuban percussionist Victor Hugo for some extra percussive power.

A Todo Dar is the personal soundtrack of Memo’s life between Belgium and Mexico and the extremes of these different worlds, sometimes complete opposites. He created a tripping context with human emotions, bringing the sun and heat of Mexico to Belgium as well as the cerebral creativity of popular Mexican music into an electronic sound.

Released digital via Bandcamp and available on LP in our new webshop as black vinyl and also as special limited edition *marble* colour vinyl.

listen here!

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Sat 14 April > Giraffes & Penguins #6 @ Au Quai, Bxl

and saturday 14 april, another amazing fun Giraffes & Penguins party!
🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Party animals, dancefloor travellers and global music lovers, it’s time to meet again 😁
Diego Armando (Barcelona) and Dragan (Bxl) will be our special guides for this 6th musical exploration trip around the wildest places on earth, together with Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Diego Armando 〰🔅〰
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona playing an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world.
A 24 h digger moving from Jamaica To Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gypsy rumba Barcelona. His specialty is dancefloor killers from the afroamerican music, exotic themes from Brasil to Africa, & also Disco & Acid house anthems. A true visceral dj who plays vinyls since 20 years active in Barcelona & Catalunya. His name is an hommage to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player from Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this name after a big party in La Costa Brava. He played festivals like Sónar, Faraday, Rock Circus (Italy), Mostra Sonora i Visual & venues like Razzmatazz (BCN) and Sala Apolo (BCN). He also opened for The Streets, Ike Turner, Mdou Moctar, Mammane Sani, KIng Ayisoba or Maceo Parker to name a few. He is part of the Finis Africae collective and also has an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza a venezuelan artist. A clash between roots & electronic music.
http://diegoarmandodj.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

〰🔅〰 Dragan 〰🔅〰
(LaVallée – GranKrew – Radio Panik 105.4 FM – Collectif Z!)
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of musical genres, from jazz to techno, soul, funk, beats, world,…
After a pause in his digging fever, he’s back to his first love. Since the end of 2015, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts LaVallée, Antitapas, Bravo Bxl, Walvis, Bonnefooi, Quest For the Beat.
He’s also part of the team that put up the biggest free outdoor festival in Brussels, the Jam’in Jette festival.
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/
https://www.mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/f-l-u-x-t-e-n-d-u-0-0-0-4-radiopanikorg-brussels/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
as always, expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

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doors 22h til 4am
@ Au Quai,
Quai du Hainaut 23

Entrance 5€ /// Doors 22h – 4h
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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Fri 13 April > Rebel Up Records label night #1 @ Beursschouwburg, Bxl, Memo Pimiento LP release party + more!

hello Bxl,

Our 1st Rebel Up Records label night @ Beurrschouwburg, to celebrate the release of Memo Pimiento‘s album ‘A Todo Dar’. electro cumbia wave from Brussels via Mexico!After 10 years of being a DJ collective and organization, Rebel Up start a new adventure, releasing global artists and music styles that they love. This label night celebrates the album release of Mexican-Brussels based artist Memo Pimiento, “A Todo Dar” on Rebel Up Records in pure electro cumbia style!

Memo Pimiento (MX/Bxl)
Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of the Latin American cumbia culture roots and European electro music with a psychedelic hint.
http://vi.be/memopimiento
http://memopimiento.bandcamp.com/

Nikanor (PE/Bxl)
Established in Brussels, Nikanor is a musical project that seeks to redefine rich Peruvian musical traditions in a new urban context.
https://www.nikanormusic.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYFisbbxTq-yBJiwq-owlNQ/videos

Dj Diego Armando (CT/ES)
A 24h digger moving from Jamaica to Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gyspy Rumba Barcelona.
http://diegoarmandodj.wordpress.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

Rebel Up dj’s Sebcat & Front Chaud (BE)
Expect a wild set of freshest tropical, African, Latino, Arab and Eastern global sounds.

Live visuals by VJ M.

doors: 22h / 3am
22h > DJ’s
23h > Nikanor *live*
00h > DJ’s
01h > Memo Pimiento trio *live*
02h > DJ Diego Armando

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Tickets > > 5 € presale / 8 € at the door
https://bit.ly/2DV6loc

@ Beursschouwburg
Rue August Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Bxl

more info
NL https://www.beursschouwburg.be/nl/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/
FR https://www.beursschouwburg.be/fr/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/
EN https://www.beursschouwburg.be/en/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/

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