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.
Hope you are enjoying the quarantine times, listening to music, reading books, binge watching movies/series. Here some music food for thought >
Rebel Up Nightshop episode #70 online now, as broadcasted via Radio Campus Bruxelles in FR + ENG. 4 songs of the day via France, (ZOH/astre via Zamzamrec), La Reunion (LiNDiGo), Algeria/Lyon (Nordine Staifi via Bongo Joe Records) and Palestine (Zenobia single via Crammed Discs). What more? A wide selection of 3 albums, 1 EP and 2 compilations of the month: from JOLA Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels compilation on Muziekpublique label followed by the reissue compilation Cadence Revolution from the Disque Debs archives on Strut Records. New albums by Lisbon funana electropunk band Scúru Fitchádu on 1611743 Records DK label, space ethio electronic sounds by Ozferti & Ethiopian guest musicians on Brussels Humpty Dumpty Records, the debut album by British-Ghanaian trio Onipa on Strut Records and the debut EP by Moroccan-Brussels producer Cheb Runner on our own Rebel Up Records. Tune in here or download the podcast!
It’s that time of the year again, the best-of-the-year lists! It has been an amazing year for Rebel Up, the start of our record label, all the wild parties & events in Brussels, allover Europe and even down into Morocco. Big up to everyone who supported us in any way possible this year, at our nights, with our releases and actions. Best wishes for the end of the year and up to an even better 2019!
Here our lists of favorite albums, compilations and EP’s, according to the Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, our dj sets and other influences.
* Albums of 2019 *
AMMAR 808 – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat Records) BCUC – Emakhosini (Buda Musique / NYAMI NYAMI records) Ayuune Suley – We Have One Destiny (Rebel Up / Makkum Records) Babylon Trio – Habibi (Rebel Up
Moulay Ahmed El Hassani – Atlas Electric (Hive Mind Records) Damily – Valimbilo (Bongo Joe Records) Samba Coco Raízes de Arcoverde – Maga Bo apresenta: Coco Raízes de Arcoverde (Kafundó Records) Zanmari Baré – Voun (Buda Musique
and many more > > > Gaye Su Akyol – Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) Phoenician Drive – Phoenician Drive (SK Records) Ekuka Moriss Sirikiti – Ekuka (Nyege Tapes) Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa: Early Singles (Glitterbeat) Capitol K – Goatherder (Faith And Industry) Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda – El Ndjoum (Carton Records / Airfono) Bégayer – Terrain A Mire, Une Maison Rétive, Contrainte Par Le Toit (Bongo Joe) Baloji – 137 Avenue Kaniama (Bella Union) Docteur Nico – Dieu de la Guitarre (Planet Ilunga) Baba Commandant – Siri Ba Kele (Sublime Frequencies) Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra – A Todo Dar (Rebel Up) Luc Mishalle & Marockin’ Brass – Beats & Pieces (Rebel Up) Mubashira Mataali Group – Mubashira Mataali Group (Blip Discs) Bernard Orchestar – Le Futur du Passé (Coucou Label) Cyril Cyril – Certaine Ruines (Born Bad Records) Novalima – Ch’usay (Wonderwheel Recordings) Chancha Via Circuito – Bienaventuranza (Wonderwheel) Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital) Pierre Sandwidi – Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980 (Born Bad Records) Saint Abdullah – Ta Tash (Boomarm Nation) Khalab – Black Noise (On the Corner) Fofoulah – Daega Rek (Glitterbeat) Senyawa – Sujud (Sublime Frequencies) Ahmoudou Madassane – Zerzura OST (Sahel Sounds) Etran de l’Aïr – No1 (Sahel Sounds) Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse! Records) Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat – Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat In a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation) Indianizer – Zenith (Edison Box) Guy One – #1 (Philophon) Zuli – Terminal (UIQ) Formation Boyz – Ukuvuka (GQOM OH) Kwi Bamba & l’Orchestre de Gama Berema (Ouch Records) Alasdair Robert, Neil McDermott & Tartine de Clous – Au Cube (Okraina Records) Basa Basa – Homowo (Vintage Voudou) Hany Mehanna – The Miracles of the Seven Dances (Radio Martiko) Jowaa – Asokpor 1.0 (Akwaaba Music) Bamba Pana – Poaa (Nyege Tapes) Merope – Naktes (Granvat) MISS RED – K.O. (Pressure) Dur-Dur Band – Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) Tallawit Timbouctou – Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) Troupe Ecole Tudu – Oyiwane (Sahel Sounds) Liraz – Naz (Dead Sea Records) Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat) Altin Gun – On (Bongo Joe Feeling Kréyol – Las Palé (Strut) Tasos Stamou – Musique Con Crete (Discrepant) Sugai Ken – てれんてくだ – tele-n-tech-da (Discrepant) Muqata’a – Inkanakuntu (Souk Records) The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Akuphone) Jungle By Night – Livingstone (New Dawn) Qhizzo – Gqom Plug (Akwaaba Music) Tonga Boys – Vindodo (1000HZ) Ericamour Yovogan & Quentin Nicolaï – Wututu (Tanuki Records) Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1 (Radio Khiyaban) John Johanna – I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes (Faith and Industry) Kaba – Kaba (Chouette)
* Compilations * Arabstazy – Under Frustration Vol 1 (Shouka / Rebel Up) V/A – Nouvelle Ambiance (Nouvelle Ambiance) V/A – Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato Records) V/A – Zamaan Ya Sukkar (Radio Martiko) V/A – Music of Southern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Music of Northern Laos (Akuphone) V/A – Saz Power (Ironhand Records) V/A – Disques Debs International vol. 1 (Strut) V/A – Hystereofônica Vol. 3 (Tropical Twista Records) V/A – Diatribes (University of Tropical Sound) V/A – 10 YRS LATER: A Global Club Compilation (Lowup) V/A – Discophilia Belgium: Next-door-disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium 1975-1987 (Sdban Records) V/A – Kafundó Apresenta Coco Raízes de Arcoverde REMIXED (Kafundo Records) Uproot Andy – Bumper to Bumper (Studio 189)
* Singles & EP’s * Apichat Pakwan – Leh Dub (Animist Records) Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers – Electric Mambo (Angstrom Records) Cigarra – Ato EP (Tropical Twista Records) Conjuntos Jovens Africanos – Nhu Djon / Volta Pa Terra EP (Ostinato) Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Lights Of Khonvoum (HARD FIST) Dengue Dengue Dengue – Son de los Diablos (ENCHUFADA) Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek – Oy Oy Ermine EP (Bongo Joe) ESINAM – Esinam (Sdban Records) Go Dugong – Vidita EP (Global Hybrid Records) Hava Bektesi & Love-Songs – Bukuroshja e Lales / Delay EP (Hans E. Platte) KOKOKO! – Liboso EP (Transgressive) Lee Dodou & The Polyversal Souls – Basa Basa EP (Philophon) The Mauskovic Dance Band – Down in the Basement EP (Soundway) Miss Red – Dagga / One Shot Killer EP (Pressure) mUnO – Coplas Teluricas EP (self released) OK Jazz / KO Jazz – Luvumbu Ndoki / Ludiata Nangwi EP (Planet Ilunga) ONIPA – Open My Eyes EP (Wormfood) Qwasa Qwasa – C’est quoi ça? EP (Lowup) Sheitan Brothers – Breaking Trad EP (Zelaian Disco Club) V/A – Princes Of Abzu موالي أبزو (Hard Fist) YĪN YĪN – Dion Ysiusk EP (Bongo Joe)