Thu 23.09 + Friday 24.09, Rebel Up action at Buvette ABY (Abbaye de Forest) + Bonnefooi

Thursday 23.09, SebCat & XOGN will play a vinyl session from 18h until 22h @ Buvette ABY in the historal, green and spacious Abbaye of Forest.

It’s the last few days of the Buvette ABY, so come for those last outdoor musical moments.

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And on friday 24.09, SebCat, Didi (Tropical DJipsies) invite DJ Edna Martinez for a vinyl session from 19h until 1am @ Bonnefooi, which has been beautifully revamped and renovated inside, with a dancefloor placed cosy in the back. Come and see!

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new Rebel Up Nightshop #85 June online

Hello all,

Our latest Nightshop show for June 2021 is online. 3 hours of new global sounds and releases for the worldwide scene. 4 songs of the day from Colombia to Martinique and Colombia-meets-Brazil and a Palestinian song. Our albums of the month first take us to Africa with folk sounds from the Comores islands on Glitterbeat, southern Moroccan Amazigh blues music by Hassan Wargui (Hive Mind), Mdou Moctar’s tamashek rock album (Matador), Les Pythons de la Fournaise and their maloya & sega sounds (Catapulte) and Brussels female duo Mazima and their modern afropop children songs. Some strong jazz, afrobeat & afro cuban funk by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble (Rebel Up) and a Jamie Branch live album in fiery jazz mood (International Anthem) In a more tropical mood with the roots-dub-cumbia by Krak In Dub (Galletas Calientes) and the compilation Club Coco selected by Coco Maria with lots of new latin artists and EP by Cameroon producer Nkom Bivoué in afrohouse and bass sounds. Tune in via mixcloud, all info & tracklisting can be found there 🙂

Tue 23.02 Rebel Up radio @ BRUZZ videostream, interviews with TOHM of Neuquén Groove & duo Savage Project

Tonight from 21 – 22h Brussels time.
Rebel Up show on the BRUZZ radio live videostream, tune in here.
interviews with TOHM of Neuquén Groove and Andalucian duo Savage Project.
Also tunes by Plu Con Pla (Galletas Calientes), remixes by El Búho and Biomigrant.

tune in for an hour of global sounds, organic ethnic sounds, electronic bass, cumbia and more!

Saturday 30.01 > Rebel Up party livestream for Connect Music Festival

Tonight 19.30-21.30!
Rebel Up party livestream for Connect Music festival // Beats’n’Roots showcase via Beats ‘n’ Roots, NAFF label & management & VK vaartkapoen.

B2B dj sets with Rebel Up SebCat, Cheb Runner and Rokia Bamba. Visuals by BenRichard.
Tune in via Rebel Up FB page, see part 1 and part 2.
19.30-21.30 Bxl time
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January 2021; Rebel Up radio shows & sessions; Nightshop, BRUZZ & Kiosk Radio

January 2021, starting this year positive and more hopeful than last yearwith some radio shows and sessions.

Our monthly show of Rebel Up Nightshop for Radio Campus Bruxelles, with 9 albums of the month between folk, jazz, psychedelic rock, arabic experimentalism, afro bass and more.
With Rico Medeiros / Front Chaud in quarantine, Didi of Tropical DJipsies stepped in to help presenting the show with SebCat. Tune in here >>

we also had our Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with special guest and good friend Rafael Aragon (support him via his Bandcamp!). Listen here >>>

and we also had our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ, live interviews with DJ Carie aka La Dame and Lee Bass of Gato Preto and presenting new productions by them. Check it out here >>

Rebel Up Nightshop #78 November radio show online

Rebel Up Nightshop radio show of this month November for Radio Campus Bruxelles has just been dropped online now!

+3 hours of fresh global sounds between free jazz, gnawa, afrobeat, traditional, tropical, dub, bass and more! with songs & albums by Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes on International Anthem, BANTU on Soldedad, JISR on Free Soul Inc., Satanique Samba Trio on Rebel Up, compilation La Locura de Machuca on ANALOG AFRICA, Kukaya on 1000Hz, Coreysan on Blind Colour, Nuri on Shouka, Los Bulldozer on Galletas Calientes Records, Vudufa on Basy Tropikalne, James Stewart & Ayuune Suley on Mawimbi, Arp Frique on Rush Hour, Maleza on Secousse and Burkina Azza with Les Frères Jackfruit.

Show uploaded here, tune in >>>

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


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!