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!

Sat 10 Feb > Rebel Up @ African Electro night, Het Bos, Antwerp w/ Nyege Nyege Tapes & Sisso Sounds

This saturday > > >
AFRICAN ELECTRONIC NIGHT: Nyege Nyege Tapes Djs (Uganda) SISSO SOUNDS (Tanzania) + Rebel Up! SebCat + DJ Raak Me Aan.

Final night of the Belgium tour of Nyege Nyege Tapes + Sisso Sounds
(see their full info in previous posts)

FB event / website Het Bos

doors 23h
5€ < midnight > 7€

@ Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
Antwerpen

poster design > Maia Matches

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

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