Thu 8 Feb > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII Amsterdam w/ UMEME + Nyege Nyege Tapes: Sisso Sounds (TZ)

Yo Amsterdam, this thursday, a special Rebel Up Soundclash night in OCCII with Nyege Nyege Tapes label & UMEME.

Since 2010, Rebel Up has been promoting nights with sounds from the global underground at OCCII and continues to do so with international lineups.

Nyege Nyege Tapes is a label based in Kampala, Uganda,
exploring, producing and releasing contemporary electronic & outsider music from central & eastern Africa. In February they will tour with Tanzanian duo Sisso Sounds, who are playing a showcase at the Berlin CTM festival and afterwards to NL & BE. This will be their only show in NL!

Sisso Sounds *live set* (Tanzania / Nyege Nyege)
For the past 15 years the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in East Africa. A constellation of micro-scenes from Mchiriku, Sebene and Segere all the way to its latest mutation of Singeli that after years of lurking in the underground finally has exploded into the mainstream and taken over Bongo Flava as the music of choice amongst Tanzania’s youth. Born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of Tandale and Manzese, Singeli’s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from Zanzibars Tarab music all the way to South African afro-house coupled with mc’s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing Tanzania’s youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. If there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot Dar es Salaam’s musical landscape it is SISSO RECORDS. Sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other soundsystem culture in the region. Expect a live set dancehall horns, sirens and heavy MC rapping. For lovers of ravey Afro sounds, balani, shangaan and gqom.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-sisso

UMEME *live set* (Amsterdam)
Live house/techno with African influences. UMEME was founded by Daniele Labbate (synths and bass) and Bas Bouma (drums), two friends and experienced musicians who found themselves falling in love with live electronic and traditional African music. Over the course of countless nocturnal jam sessions, the two found a striking way to fuse these two extremes, with subtle electro, house and techno accents. Yannick van ter Beek (percussion) adds the afro to the rave with his African rhythms as third member of UMEME. Umeme latest ep “Athnan” reflects the focus of Labbate and Bouma on producing a crossover between North African rhythms, analog synths and drummachines. While the previous album “Afrorave” was a dark and flashy mix of different styles and rhythms coming from of Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia “Athnan” instead concentrates exclusively on Maghreb and Sharqi music originally from Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.
https://soundcloud.com/umeme-band
https://339records.bandcamp.com/album/umeme-athnan
https://wearemawimbi.bandcamp.com/album/umeme-afrorave

Moroto Hvy Indstr (Nyege Nyege DJ)
Head DJ of the Nyege Nyege label and resident at Boutiq Electroniq Sound System, Moroto plays some deep grooves and slamming African bass-tech-house mutations.
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/

support & hosted by Rebel Up DJ’s
Rebel Up has become a household name through their nights of contemporary global sounds between Brussels & Amsterdam. They host the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curate countless nights & parties. Soon Rebel Up Records will be kickstarted, with releases from Ghana, Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up!. Expect a warmup & cool down set of the freshest African sounds.

info > FB event / website

Doors open: 21:00 – 01:00 | €7
NO PRESALE, TICKETS AT THE DOOR, CAPACITY 250

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud-Zuid
Tram 1 / 5

poster design by Maia Matches

Thu 19 Oct > Rebel Up Soundclash Nyege Nyege Tapes label night @ OCCII Amsterdam, with Otim Alpha (UG), Bistecchiño (IT) & Nyege Tape dj’s

A very special Rebel Up Soundclash this thursday evening, with special guests from Uganda! This is the very first international tour of the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, bringing Ugandan artist Otim Alpha and producer Leo Palayeng with them for a exciting night of new electronic African music.

Otim Alpha & Leo Palayeng
(UG) *live*
Hailing from the sweltering city of Gulu in Northern Uganda, both Alpha—an ex bare-knuckle boxer and master harp player—and Palayeng are considered pioneers of what’s become a veritable hyper-local electronic scene among the Acholi community. In 2001, Otim Alpha together with his early producer Leo Palayeng began taking traditional Acholi ‘Larakaraka’ wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers.

Due to the influence of missionaries who thought of them as non-Christian, Acholi traditions were for many years pushed to the periphery, and only preserved and passed down thanks to traditional musicians like Alpha. “When I recorded his traditional folk songs and added my electronic elements, local people loved the sound and it spread like wildfire,” says Palayeng. In his studio, the producer combined the adungu, nanga (both harps), fiddle and flute with synths and electronic drum-kit beats to create sounds that are equally nostalgic and forward-looking. The results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic Acholitronix ready for dance floor madness.

Most of the songs on the Gulu City Anthems are electronic re-interpretations of Larakaraka folk songs that are traditionally performed at weddings. The lyrics were different for each occasion, and would weave the long histories of the clans being united in marriage. “But people were not always able to afford the whole troop of musicians and dancers, so we started recreating the sounds with computers and singing the lyrics over the top—like karaoke,” Palayeng explains.

Released on the Nyege Tapes label, a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/gulu-city-anthems
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/04/06/nyege-nyege-tapes-feature/
https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/nyege-nyege-tapes-25th-august-2017

warm up live set by Bistecchiño (IT/NL)
the brainchild of Stefano Sgarbi, Bistecchiño wears a hat and loves rock ‘n’ roll, punk, disco and transmystical lyrics. A fallen wonder from the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQgAeYWGnfc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv-pMF8oWQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXTaOXiNFLo

DJ support by:

Nyege Nyege Tapes DJ’s Moroto Hvy Indstr + 1at0
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/
https://soundcloud.com/lugezigezi/nyege-nyege-sounds-like-ft-moroto-heavy-industries

Rebel Up DJ’s
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/acholi-folk-pop/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

FB event / OCCII site

This night is NOT part of ADE.
7€ at door, no presale
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam
Tram 1 or 2  Overtoomsesluis / Amstelveenseweg

Thu 4 August > Rebel Up! Soundclash summer night @ Bonnefooi Bxl

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This Thursday 4 Aug, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi,
with 2 special guests from Argentina & Colombia with Barrio Lindo (AR) & Ephniko (CO).

It will be their first time playing in Brussels, for a late night session into afro latino & electro folklore flavours!

Barrio Lindo is the project of Augustine Rivaldo, luthier by trade. In 2012, after a stay of three years in Colombia, Augustine decided to explore the world of digital music influenced by South American folklore. It all begin after he participated in a workshop production of musical guided by fellow Argentinian musician Pedro Canale a.k.a. Chancha via Circuito (Crammed / Wonderwheel). Since then he has released two EP via Bad Panda Records: “Free” (Ep, 2013) “Respiratory System” (EP 2012) and a LP published by the Project label: “Mooncircle” (2014) in double cassette & vinyl format. He has also made two EPs in collaboration with Argentinian producer Barda and English producer El Buho called “History of Color” recently published by ZZK Records. He has performed in venues and festivals in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and the United States and will now play Brussels for the 1st time
https://soundcloud.com/barriolindo

Ephniko hails from Barranquilla, Colombia, via Miami, Ephniko is an emcee, songwriter, global funk selector and producer whose music is rooted in the repetitive groove of hiphop and bass while expanding into the unpredictably eclectic. As a selector Ephniko moves crowds by combining African roots music from around the world with the electromechanical vibrations of the first world inner cities where he found his musical voice. He baptized his style of global dance as “Soundcocho.” He has performed in multiple festivals and concerts from Miami, Caracas, New York City and San Francisco to Capetown and Thailand.
https://soundcloud.com/ephniko-1/tracks
https://www.mixcloud.com/iBomba/ephniko-live-ibomba/

Rebel Up! SebCat is originator of the local Rebel Up! crew who bring the underground global flavour to Brussels nightlife in all global dance styles possible. Host of the night and he will surf the soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere. Just 1 night before Rebel Up’s appearance at Esperanzah festival, SebCat is always ready to play Bonnefooi for those who love the throbbing heartbeat of folklore mashed with electronics.

more info > FB event

*FREE IN*
@Bonnefooi
from 22:00 onwards…

Sat 9 Jan > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam

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They are not satanic, they just make God cry.
They don’t play samba, they decompose samba.
They are not a trio, they are a quintet.
So definitely, they are Satanique Samba Trio!
Imagine Tom Zé without vocals!! Or Captain Beefheart in a Brazilian mood!!!

SATANIC SAMBA TRIO was founded in 2002 with the sole purpose of posing as an idiosyncratic force on Brazilian Music landscape (hence, the reference to the word “Satan”, a derivation of the Hebrew expression shaitan, which in turn can be translated as “the adversary” or “stray”). Two years later, the quintet – not actually a trio – released their debut EP, MISANTROPICALIA.
In 2007, the band unearthed the critically acclaimed LP SANGROU, which led its way into Concerts on Brazilian Soil that also featured names as big as Tom Zé and Naná Vasconcelos. After a 3 year-long recording hiatus, as they toured around Brazil (big country, you know the drill), BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #2 was released with undeniable success. The “putrefaction trilogy” had just started: BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #1 from 2011 (yep, one year AFTER #2) and BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #3 (2013) would eventually follow the conceptual path of decay. By the earlier months of 2014, the band put together a digital compilation called BADTRIPTYCH (Far Out Recordings – UK) intended to lump up the “catchier” songs from the aforemented trilogy. Still in the wake of a creative spike, the quintet (remember: not a trio) released a 7-inch (45 RPM) vinyl record called MÓ BAD on 2015. Now they might be hitting your shores.
If you ever wanted to know how traditional brazilian music would sound if it went absolutely bonkers, Satanique Samba Trio is the fastest and coolest way find it out.
http://www.sataniquesambatrio.com.br/

+ DJ ZJAKKI WILLEMS aka DJ [Z] (BE)
Zjakki is thé world music dj of Belgian radio since a few decades through his Cucamonga and Closing Time World radio show on Radio1. A true specialist of Brazilian music, from folkloric to contemporary dance sounds. Expect everything from Afro-Brazilian rhythms to urban sounds and tropical experiments!

+ REBEL UP! DJ’S + VJ M
to colour the rest of the night into tropical dancefloor bliss and twirling visuals…
6€ in
from 22h30 til 4h
FB event here or see OCCII site.

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid

Fri 28 March > Nightshop Cumbia Special @ Recyclart, Bxl with Dengue Dengue Dengue! (PE)

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A very special cumbia Nightshop party in Recyclart on Friday 28 march!
with special guests Dengue Dengue Dengue all the way from the cumbia hotbed that is Lima, Peru, one of the hottest digital cumbia producers of the moment, expect lots of modern colours of cumbia and some psychedelic electro elements.

another special guest is Captain Cumbia of the notorious cumbia in Paris at the La Dame de la Canton boat, who is a producer, remixer and skilled dj of all sounds latin. he’ll bring a special guest to play live instruments (trumpet & more) alongside with him for his 2nd set

support by yours truly Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s with a serious Peruvian twist since SebCat will just have returned 4 hours before the party from a musical holiday in Peru! also closing off is dj Mellow of the Low Up crew with some serious bass.

from 23:00 til 5:00
just 5 euro’s in!
FB event here, or see Recyclart site.

timetable
23.00-00.30 Rebel Up Soundclash (BE)
00.30-01.30 Captain Cumbia (FR)
01.30-03.00 Dengue Dengue Dengue (PE)
03.00-04.00 Captain Cumbia + live guest (FR)
04.00-05.00 DJ Mellow (BE)