this thursday evening, Rebel Up SebCat travels to Amsterdam together with Bxl jazz-groove-dub band Azmari. A concert night at the salon sonora of Mezrab venue.
Azmari will present their new album Maelstrom, just released earlier this month on Sdban Records, a mighty dive into jazz meets groove on a heavy sea bed of dub and oriental scales. DJ support before & after by Rebel Up SebCat.
This saturday another big Rebel Up party at Brasserie Illegaal! Part of the Nuits Sonores Brussels festival programme, we have made an amazing exciting lineup, with Brussels debuts for 3 artists!
On the lineup >>>
SYQLONE (Maroc/Paris) makes cyber chaabi bass music, a mutation between traditional and popular North African music and bass music (DNB, jungle, footwork, dubstep, etc.). Her musical live project is part of the Amazigh-futurist scene. https://soundcloud.com/gaurmiua-ildrygs
DJ K is originally from the favela of Diadema in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At 22 years old, this young producer is a crucial figure in the scene of new styles of baile funk called “Mandelão” and “Funk Bruxaria”. This aggressive sound, with a sharp and high-pitched “tuim” and high volume, energizes the favela block parties in São Paulo. https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/…/panico-no-submundo
Griot Tech is the new collaboration between Burkinabé percussionist & vocalist Kaito Winse (Avalanche Kaito) and Brussels DJ Rebel Up SebCat. They explore griot music from the Sahel/Western Africa in a punchy electronic sound via SebCat on decks & effects and Kaito’s live spiritual vocals and modified calabash percussion. Griot dancefloor beats for heavy night clubbing in ancestral vibes. This show is their debut! https://soundcloud.com/rebeluprecords/griot-tech-october-jam
For the intimate and the anonymous, Drache MuMu has been widely splashing planetary grooves since 2012. With in the sprinkler extinguisher: beats africo tropico coco, glorified chââbi, crewole groove, séga, gnawa, digitalized cumbia, serious tropicool, kamba, tumbelé, zouk bass, tsétéra tsétéra. DJ set at night, radio show during the day on Radio Panik – Brussels, no time to dry out.https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale/
RaqL is one of Brussels local up & coming dj’s. She specializes in tropical and electronic bass music from Portuguese-speaking and African communities around the world. Her roots are from Cape Verde, Portugal and Angola and her sets are eclectic and energizing. An active part of the Rebel Up family since the start of her musical journey, she is a member of the Bxl female collective Tropical Djipsies. https://www.mixcloud.com/RAQL/
Liquid live visuals by WetCore Collective Wetcore Collective pushes liquid light psychedelic projections to the beats. During their live sets, they mix fluids, colors, and cut out illustrations combining different analog techniques to light up the night vibes. https://www.instagram.com/wetcore_collective/
TIMETABLE 22h Drache Musicale 00h SYQLONE (live) 01h Griot Tech (live/dj) 02h DJ K 04h Raql
After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.
It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat. Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitarand using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.
Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician. DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh
We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions. On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.
MOTT FLYF Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf
DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.
FB event Doors 20h FREE IN @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
Saturday 8 Feb > Rebel Up Soundclash! present: FARIDA AMADOU& FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after! No presale,
FARIDA AMADOU& Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss) Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble. Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums. Listen here and here.
SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans? Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement. A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.
Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“ Listen here and here.
Rebel Up DJ’s Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground