Sat 16 March > Rebel Up & HAPE Collective present: FOKN Bois (Ghana / live) + Nickodemus (Wonderwheel / NYC) & DJ Buosis (Chad / IT) @ Au Quai Bxl

Rebel Up and HAPE Collective join forces to organise a night of fresh afrobeats & tropical dancefloor madness, with a heavy international cast, presenting two new albums! A Belgian première, don’t miss it!

FOKN BOIS (GH – live)
The Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois is made up of singer/songwriter and producer M3NSA & pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubolor who have been building a solid reputation as progressive and controversial musicians over the last 8 years. Celebrated for their entertaining performances, they throw sarcastic albeit funny shock lyrics that deal with social-political issues over a unique blend of hip hop, afro beats and Ghanaian hip life and azonto. They’re touring Europe to present their recent 5th (!) album, “Afrobeats LOL”, backed by the Hungarian producer/dj András Weil, and are most happy to put the Brussels crowd on fire! First show in Belgium!
https://foknbois.bandcamp.com/album/afrobeats-lol
https://youtu.be/zsmM4PXMANk

Nickodemus (US) & DJ BUOSIS (IT) presenting the album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala” (Wonderwheel Recordings)
Nickodemus can be easily called one of the ‘world beat’ pioneers, ever since he started organising the “Turntables on the Hudson” parties in New York in the late 90s. Early 2000 he started producing and set up his own label, Wonderwheel Recordings, to release his music and that of like minded producers (Zeb, The Spy from Cairo…), mixing hip hop, funk and house with African, Latin, Brasilian, Arab and Balkan flavours. By signing a new wave of global artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Populous, Thornato, Tremor and Alsarah & The Nubatones, his label stays on top of the international scene.
Invited by the international Hape Collective, he went to Chad to work on a new album with local talented musicians, which resulted in the ecletic-versatile album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala”, a fusion of afrobeat, hip hop, electro and traditional rhythms and instruments, to be released March 29 on Wonderwheel. In avant-première, he’ll present the album (and much more) together with DJ Buosis from Hape!
https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/desert-to-douala
https://soundcloud.com/nickodemusnyc

REBEL UP! (Bxl – everywhere)
SebCat & LeBlanc have been active for more than 10 years now, spreading their love for new and less known dance music from all corners of the world, whether it be more traditional folk, global urban club music or fusion experiments in between. They host radio programs on Radio Campus, Bruzz, Kiosk Radio and The Word Radio, organise parties and concerts in different venues in Brussels and deejay all over Belgium and abroad. With an eponymous new record label, the mission to promote new world music and adventurous artists, still continues…

HAPE Collective (Havana – Chad – Brussels – the world)
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, HAPE is a collective of djs and musicians spread around Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lead by an unquenchable thirst for modernizing roots, HAPE has established itself as a major catalyst for Cuban underground musical talents (Yasek Manzano, Dj Jigüe and El Menor, Yissy & Bandancha, El Individuo, Eric Cimafunk, Niño Fony…) while multiplying its collaborations with artists from Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy and the UK.
https://hapecollective.org
https://soundcloud.com/hapecollective

TIMETABLE:
23-00h: SebCat & LeBlanc – dj
00-01h: FOKN Bois – live
01-03h: Nickodemus solo dj set + B2B dj Buosis
03-04h30: Sebcat & LeBlanc – dj


ALL INFO > FB EVENT

Entrance 8€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h (come early!)

Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
Molenbeek Bxl

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort



Fri 15 March: Rebel Up SebCat @ Huna Sounds, Giraf Vlasmarkt, Gent

This friday night in Gent.

HUNA Sounds is a music collective constantly unmasking eclectic sounds from around the globe. By organising concerts and parties, they aim to spread their unconditional love for global underground music. For the next HUNA Sounds event, they invited Brussels based collective Rebel Up to play a set at Giraf Vlasmarkt. Cosy club night for the win.

Rebel Up SebCat
Rebel Up is a collective, label & platform that’s all about sounds from the global underground. It’s about creating a global community that leaves behind the post-colonial mindset and embraces multiculturalism in all its artistic forms.

HUNA Sounds
Of course the HUNA residents Kuryakin & Arian Zand will be joining them on their quest for the sound of the global underground.

Entrance is free, so no excuses not to come.
FB event

22h – 5am

@ Giraf
Vlasmarkt 15
9000 Gent

Friday 23 Nov > Rebel Up @ concert night in BRASS w/ Los Orioles + Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Bxl

Concert night on friday in BRASS cultural centre in Forest.
2 bands on the programme and 2 dj’s!

Los Orioles (CH)
Like a gang roaming the world, the seven Swiss musicians of Los Orioles seem to have used wherever they went: the cumbia in Colombia, the dub in Jamaica, the rhythms and the guitars of West Africa, but also the most alternative whimsical francophone songs (we think of the Brigitte Fontaine / Areski Belkacem duo). Sung, rapped or declaimed lyrics that wander in an endless reverb amidst a precious selection of grooves from around the world.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center (DE/IS)

In their physical form, their existence lasted only two weeks, confined in an abandoned Ottoman building, at the foot of the walls of ancient Jerusalem. Today in exile, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is a free-beat resonance field, an evolving and eclectic set of different cities and countries – they prefer the term ‘international’.
In concert, four to ten musicians play a strange and ritual instrumental music, based on spontaneity and improvisation. After a series of concerts at the Fusion Festival (Germany), Outernational Days (Bucharest) and at the New Hamburg Festival, as well as in various concert venues in Europe, they have just announced three upcoming releases: ‘Transporting Salt’ on the American label Crash Symbols; ‘Who Corrupted Our Wave, Back in 1969?’ on the post-Babylonian label Kinship; and a vinyl, ‘Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels’ on the Paris label Akuphone, scheduled for early 2019.

+ DJ sets by Bxl dj’s Rebel Up SebCat & Viktor French

8€ presale / 10€ at door / 1,25€ (art.27) / 5€ (students / unemployed)

FB event / website

@ BRASS
Avenue Van Volxem 364
1190 Forest

 

22 + 23 sept > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin > 4th FreakOuternational Vinyl Market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg & Tropical Timewarp @ Klunkerkranich

Berlin! 2 gigs >

on saturday 22 september, 4th FreakOuternational vinyl market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Summer season ends with the 4th market and a big bang of an after party! As usual they offer vinyl, used and new, as well as equipment, instruments and arts. After dark we celebrate a great summer with all you waxheads, helpers, DJs, artists, regulars, irregulars, visitors, guests, and supporters.

4 pm Biergarten ***FREE ENTRY***
Vinyl market & Pop-Up radio
with DJ Rebel Up SebCat & Freak A§§ E (FreakOuternational)

9.30 pm Kaminzimmer room
Concerts & Party

Live:
Okou (Paris/Berlin)
SAADI (SYR/NYC)
Taha feat. Amer Wakka (SYR/DE)
DJs:
Rebel Up SebCat
Shalaby (EGY)
Freak A§§ E

Okou
Afrofuturistic dance sensation! Singer Tatiana Heintz was born in Cote d’Ivore and has been a musical nomad ever since. She is singing in English, French and Bété, backed by multi instrumentalist Gilbert Trefzger on slide guitar and bass pedal. Third man is Ghost Nebula alias Konaté Thiemöko Alain-Stéphane on electronics.
https://vimeo.com/278151576

SAADI
Born in Syria and raised in the US, Boshra AlSaadi is a typical product of the multicultural music scene of New York. She sang and played bass in bands such as Looker and Teen, as well as a part of the Bubu Gang of the late Janka Nabay, where she also served as musical director. As a solo artists she has released two 45s and will pick up that thread for an exclusive Berlin performance.
saadinyc.bandcamp.com

Taha feat. Amer Wakka
Taha, a Syrian MC and producer, amalgamates postmodern prose, contemporary poetry, Arabic rap, and classical poetry. Taha’s music and texts draw on memory, emanating from displacement, exile, nostalgia, and the politics of home and identity.
Special guest Amer Wakka is a hip hop artist originally from Damascus, who has been gaining recognition in the Arab world after performing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and his native Syria. Since his escape in 2015 Amer lives in Germany, but remains true to his mother tongue – Rap Arabi fi Almania – Arab rap in Germany. His first EP “CHAUA” was released earlier this year with “Bezirk Zwo”.
bezirkzwo.de/project/amer-wakka-chaua-ep

Rebel Up SebCat
The Belgian soul brother of Freak A$$ E, with his Rebel Up! collective following the same mission as the FreakOuternational: championing and supporting the network of outernational musicianship, be it on the radio, at parties and concerts, or on wax. His mixes are a wild ride across all borders and fences..

Shalaby (Okou)
Musical Nomad with swiss / egyptian roots and a deep knowledge of all things with strings. He plays electric and acoustic oud, as well as guitars, banjo and pedal bass in various projects including Mando & Gilbert and Okou (see above). As a DJ he journeys with ease between the west and the east. soundcloud.com/gilberttrefzger/mixtape-1-dj-shalaby

Freak S.E. (FreakOuternational)
The DJ with rots in Dub & Drum’n’Bass is hosting the FreakOuternational Radio Show on multicult.fm and the monthly FreakOuternational Vinyl Night at Monarch. He is co-founder of undestructible dub lab X.A.CUTE, plays drums in power duo Atomvulkan Britz and various instruments in the latest incarnation of the Mystical Communication Service.
always a pleasure
mixcloud.com/FreakAssE

Supported by Musicboard Berlin
FB event
@ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin

and on sunday 23 september, Rebel Up SebCat will play at the Tropical Timewarp party in the Klunkerkranich rooftop venue in Neukoln area.

Tropical Timewarp is back for another high altitude session at Klunkerkranich! Joining us for some fresh mountain air on the ‘Hinter den Alpen’ upper deck dance floor some very special guests.. Providing an eclectic mix of tropical tunes from Lagos to London via Bogotá >>>

Rebel Up SebCat
David Tinning (Cashmere Radio / Bush of Ghosts / Santuri Safari)
santurisafari.org/soundcloud.com/davidwtinning

The Soulvendor & BestMate? – (Tropical Timewarp)
tropicaltimewarp.orgmixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp
soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp

FB event
from 18 til midnight
@ Klunkerkranich
Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin

Fri 27 july > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins w/ Maga Bo, l’Uzinne, Bxl

🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Giraffes, penguins and other global party animals, get ready! An amazing musical globetrotter will bring us the perfect vibes to go with this tropical Belgian summer!

Relentlessly traveling the world as DJ, producer and ethnomusicologist, MAGA BO is on tour in Europe this summer and will make a stop at L’uZinne. His performances are so eclectic and impregnated with so many musical cultures that we cannot predict what will happen. All we can say is that he knows hundreds of ways to make us sweat 🙂

But that’s not all! Four other global DJ’s will also guide you through this global underground trip: LeBlanc from Rebel Up, Radio Frappè, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

Expect also to get lost in a crazy labyrinth set up by HeyLàBas and to enjoy a nice pay-as-you-like meal prepared by Up Cooking.

〰🔅〰 MAGA BO (Rio de Janeiro) 〰🔅〰
Maga Bo is an internationally acclaimed musician and dj working with a collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. Naturalized in Brazil, he has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe including performances at major festivals such as the Sydney Festival in Australia, an official showcase at WOMEX in Copenhagen, The Chicago World Music Festival, Club Transmediale in Berlin and the RIFF festival in Jodhpur, India. His collaborators range from Mulatu Astatke, Issa Bagayogo, to Marcelo Yuka and BNegão to Dr. Das (Asian Dub Foundation) and Kalaf (Buraka Som Sistema). In 2010 alone, he shared the stage with Tony Allen, Yousou N’dour, Buraka Som Sistema, Choc Quib Town, and Staff Benda Bilili. His music has been released on Tru-Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Soot Records, WordSound, Cumbancha, African Dope Records, numerous compilations as well as film and television soundtracks.
https://soundcloud.com/magabo
https://www.youtube.com/user/magabo

〰🔅〰 LeBlanc (Rebel Up) 〰🔅〰
Brussels based dj LeBlanc has been collecting and playing non western dance music for 15 years and teamed up with Sebcat in 2010 to further develop the mission of Rebel Up!, throwing eclectic dj sets, mixtapes and parties, exploring Latin American, African, Asian and Arabic traditional and electronic dance music. At Recyclart, he was resident dj and coprogrammer of the legendary Nightshop Parties from 2009-2014.
https://www.mixcloud.com/TSC/
http://soundcloud.com/darcyrandleblanc
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

〰🔅〰 Radio Frappè 〰🔅〰
Maastricht originated project, the duo from Radio Frappè is now settled in Brussels to spread the good vibes. Radio hosts, event curators and DJs, they will make you bounce on the global sounds that make their universe: from brazilian mpb and sambass to heavy african rythms, from tasty dub to carribean melodies, Radio Frappè will make you travel through time and space, and deconstruct the notion of borders.
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioFrappe/

〰🔅〰 Dragan (Radio Panik) 〰🔅〰
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of genres, from jazz to techno, from afrodisco classics to global beats. Not belonging to any particular tribe, he shares a sense of freedom and escapism with some of his heroes such as Dj Marcelle and Lefto. After his break, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Urban Spree Berlin, Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts, LaVallée, Giraffes and Penguins, Bonnefooi… Every first Saturday of the month, Dragan hosts a show on Radio Panik 105.4 FM, named Flux Tendu. As the name suggests, this is an exploration through thin relations between tracks, a sort of musical cadavre exquis.
mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/
radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. 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!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

Come with lots of energy and bring your craziest moves 🙂

FB event
Entrance 5€ !!Cash only!! /// Doors 10pm
Metro 2/6 >> Delacroix