This friday evening >
☀ Rebel Up & Friends • Archipel free open-air ☀
The second edition of Archipel sets a sunnier scene on a decidedly open-air theme. Archipel 2018 will be completely free, focussing fully on outdoor electronic and urban music to foster a friendly atmosphere for dance experiences. Setup at the heart of the Brussels Beach, by the Kanal-Centre Pompidou museum on the Quai des Péniches, the Archipel dance floor is a chill zone with bars against a tropical guinguette backdrop with bamboo sculptures by artist Georges Cuvillier.
Special guest AERO MANYELO (South Africa)
REBEL UP SEBCAT
LE GRAND MECHANT LOOP
☀ Aero Manyelo ☀
Born in Zebediela, Limpopo in 1987, and growing up in the Johannesburg township of Ivory Park, Manyelo was influenced by his father’s love of jazz – and his music has a depth that distinguishes it from South Africa’s plethora of house music. Township Electro is how Manyelo describes his sound and sees him ready to take it to increasing numbers of fans around the globe and at home. Over the past decade, Manyelo’s career has been rapidly gaining momentum on the back of a string of releases on labels such as Out Here Records, Akwaaba Music, Get Physical Music and his own label Herbal 3 Records. His considerable remix skills have also been in demand (Amadou & Mariam’s “Ce N’est Pas Bon” and Jupiter & Okwess International’s “Margarita”), while his original tracks have been included in several high-profile international compilations, and has worked with many renowned artists.
☀ Rebel Up SebCat & Leblanc ☀
In the Brussels scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *global* music and electronic ethnic sounds. Expect a raw set of the freshest global sounds.
☀ Rafael Aragon ☀
Part of Brussels Global Hybrid Records collective, the music of Rafael Aragon is clearly cut for the dance floor, with a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin, Oriental folk traditions, mystic chimes, tribal drums and voodoo manners Expect hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas. He is a versatile producer and remixer and has released on international underground labels such as Caballito, Folcore, Babylon Records, Kybele, Regional and Curuba.
☀ Le Grand Méchant Loop ☀
The originator of one of Bxl hottest monthly global parties Giraffes & Penguins. Le Grand Méchant Loop is a 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!
18h to midnight.
☀ FREE OPEN AIR FROM 6PM TO 12AM ON AN EPIC LOCATION ☀