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.
we hope you are doing fine and taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Rebel Up has been staying active on the radio, livestream and mixtape front! Quite some action going on, follow our Mixcloud or FB page to see all.
Every week tuesday we do a quarantine mixtape for BRUZZ radio instead of our live radio show. here is yesterday’s mixtape, tracklisting in comments.
Tonight (wedn 29/04) from 22h to 23h30 Rebel Up SebCat will be live on the stream for Kinky Star Café and their Kinky Karantaine livestream sessions via Twitch. see all info in FB event. Expect a session from tropical rock to noisy global sounds and beyond. Sounds from the global underground! Follow the Twitch livestream here.
and tomorrow (thursday 30/04) is our weekly Giraffes & Penguins quarantine session for 48FMRadio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.
This saturday, 25/01, Giraffes & Penguins land for the first time in the warm and cosy Antidote bar with a bunch of global Belgian vinyl DJs that will take you for a trip through wild afro, latino and PALOP sounds!
Behind the decks: DJ XOGN, Calacas duo (Mechelen) and resident DJs Le Grand Méchant Loop, Rebel Up SebCat and the Tropical DJipsies. Come early, full of love & energy. Places are limited during the night as Antidote can only hold up to 200-250 people max. FULL = FULL!
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 5am 15 minutes walk from Midi Station FB event
@ Antidote Rue de la petite île 1A 1070 Anderlecht
20:30 – 21:30: Muluni (Live Concert – Wild Twee Folk voice & Guitar) 🎃 Muluni is a genuine fruit swollen by the land. It doesn’t matter if it has grown under contaminated illegal waste dump land or if we are talking about the Prip’jat country side. After a short pause, involved in different musical projects, Muluni has decided to take control of his music writing and in April 2019 released his first soloist composition “Mi vida es un pollo fritto” produced by Golden Catrame: – https://goldencatrame1.bandcamp.com/album/mi-vida-es-un-pollo-fritto – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDcO1Ew7_88
–> 10:30pm-01pm: Global Dance Floor with selected DJs
♫DJ Joaldo –> Cumbia Latin Groove 🔥 Joe selector is a dense, fluid, alchemic music travel which will upside down your world completely . Fine selections from Africa to Latin America and return with a simple key word: dance!
Rebel Up SebCat –> Electro Tropical Groove 🔥 Sounds from the global underground in one global roundtrip.
☾☾ Rebel Up & Friends invites Mango (NL), Rafael Aragon & Didi of Tropical DJipsies.
For more than 10 years Brussels collective Rebel Up brings underground global sounds to Brussels nightlife through events and parties in venues allover Brussels and festivals such as Esperanzah, Recyclart Holidays, Listen Festival, Forest Sounds, Nuits Sonores, Out Loud, Atlas Electronic, Goulash Disko and more and is also part of the wild Giraffes & Penguins nights.
Special guest: ☾☾ Mango (NL / Baobab Music) Dutch roots but a global soul, Mango has been actively promoting and Djing with the Baobab Music Foundation since 2014. Having started in a humble venue, Baobab has now spread throughout the Netherlands and further afield with the main goal of sharing his diverse musical taste. With a vinyl bag that’s constantly changing, he keeps his sets interesting and worth listening to time and time again. Expect a 100% tropical vinyl set. https://www.mixcloud.com/Baobabmusic
☾☾ Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Brussels) Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident and also part of Global Hybrid collective. As experienced dj, producer, remixer and globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers. His production output never stops and every time he has new sounds to share with his nightly audience. https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com
☾☾DJ Didi (Tropical DJipsies) Feminine force since the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil . DJ Didi will play a set between Afro Portuguese sounds, feminist activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.