Sat 19 March > Rebel Up! Soundclash night @ Beursschouwburg Bxl

Rebel Up 19 maart

this saturday 19th we organise a special Rebel Up! Sounclash night in the Brussels Beursschouwburg.
a global underground night with live sets and dj sets of ethnic beats through digital folklore, dub and psychedelia.

X.A.Cute (DE) presents Shards
Founded in the early noughties in Berlin, X.A.Cute has been active in different shapes and styles, but the roots always remained the same: dub and hip hop, spiced up with whatever caught the attention of core members, DJs and producers Wuzi Khan and Freak Ass E. Over the years X.A.Cute has recorded and played with artists as (among others) Mike Ladd, Miss Red, Mark Stewart, Infinite Livez, The Shadowhuntaz, Guillermo E. Brown, and Ari Up, with releases on labels as Echo Beach, Moniker Eggplant, Anorakism and Meerkat Recordings. In Summer 2014 MPC-wizzard Guvibosh joined the line-up after moving from Jerusalem to Berlin, adding his russian percussion and a selection of bass heavy beats to the mix. After playing a number of successful club and festival gigs this combination resulted in the digital relase “Shards”. A mirror of the current live-show, it features a storm of samples and scales selected from records and musical cultures around the world, grounded by bass heavy riddims and a subtle dub treatment, including an (authorized) version of Mark Stewart & The Maffia’s “Liberty City” and one of the (nowadays) rare vocal performance from Wuzi Khan. No computers were used on stage or while recording, with about 50% of sequenced beats from the trusted Korg electribe, and 50% of the songs freely tapped in real time and space.
Wuzi Khan: Electribe, Dr. Sample, FX, vocals
Guvibosh: MPS, Kaoss FX
Freak Ass E: EMU Sampler, MIcrokorg, FX, cowbell

Guess What (FR/UK)
Spearheaded by the alter ego’s Luke Warmcop and Graham Mushnik, this duo specializes in obscure metaphysical music and global soundtracks with electronic organs, synthesizers, melodica and electronics that take you through Russia, the Middle East and the 70’s *Giallo* cinema of Italy. Their most recent LP “Al Khawarizmi” is an amazing homage to the 8th century Arabic astronomer Al Khawarizmi who invented algebra and studied the solar system. It’s filled with Middle Eastern, Persian, Indo-Pakistani and Northern African psychedelic grooves from the 60’s and 70’s, belly dance beats enhanced by modern drum sequencing, samples and synthesizers. Expect a heavy dose of eastern psychedelics that will make your mind and body swirl into a higher state.
http://catapulterecords.com/guesswhat

Joxaren (SE)
David Giese aka Joxaren is a Swedish musician with a background in Punk/Dub/Hip Hop/ Electro. Deejaying since the mid-nineties, Joxaren has been focusing on hybrids and intersections of musical styles and fitting it into his peculiar bouncy Skweee sound. Relentlessly hoovering the remotest stitches of the www for the best Tallava wedding jams, trading the latest Manele compilations from the local Romanian beggar on the corner, searching through Egyptian pop charts and of course adding all the news from his fellow Scandinavian Skweee-makers, Joxaren finds ingredients for his motley blend of sounds.

Rebel Up! DJ’s (Bxl)
hosts of the night and no secret to the global underground nightlife in Brussels, organising many different concert & dance nights in venues such as Recyclart, Bonnefooi and Les Ateliers Claus. These dj’s are true selectors, remixers and digital diggers, always looking for that special global beat hidden away from the mainstream ‘world’ music. From the latest electronic beats to traditional folklore, there is a place for all of these in their colourful dj sets. Select global, play local!

check FB event or BSB website

5€ presale > 8€ at door

Silver Room
21:30 – 4:00

@ Beursschouwburg,
Rue Orts 20
1000 Bxl

Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!

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*Arabstazy*
Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

Mettani
the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

TIMETABLE
23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
https://www.mixcloud.com/rebel_uppa/
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
https://soundcloud.com/deenaabdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
https://soundcloud.com/mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
https://soundcloud.com/rocky-b
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

FB event + Recyclart site

Sun 3 May > Rebel Up! SebCat arabic hiphop dj set @ VK – Dälek / Lorn / Moodie Black concert

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This sunday it will get hot n rough in the VK venue in Molenbeek with industrial hiphop, heavy underground beats and powerful lyrics.

VK + BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS PRESENT….
AS PART OF BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS 8TH B-DAY !

◢◤ DÄLEK (US – IPECAC)
Dälek’s music is dark, noisy and atmospheric, equally inspired by industrial music like Einstürzende Neubauten, the layered noise of My Bloody Valentine and the dense sound collages of Public Enemy. Their sound is often constructed through sampling and a musical base atypical of most hip hop, making it difficult for people to classify their sound. They have been described as trip-hop, glitch-hop, metal, shoegaze, and hip-hop, as well as being criticized for their broad range of sound. This recent video is about the American police agression against black Americans.

◢◤ LORN (US – NINJA TUNE, BRAINFEEDER)
Marcos Ortega, better known by his stage name Lorn, is an American electronic musician. The name also means lonely and abandoned, which best describes the music from this artist. Lorn signed with Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, in 2009 and released his debut album, Nothing Else, in June 2010. He released his second album, Ask The Dust, on Ninja Tune in 2012. He recently released three series of “The Maze To Nowhere”, a dozen songs collection, between 2014 and 2015.

◢◤ MOODIE BLACK (US – JARRING EFFECTS)
Nestling snugly in the annals of contemporary rap history between Anticon’s reinvention of hip-hop and Kanye’s postscript to the genre lies the formation of Arizona’s noise rap duo Moodie Black!

◢◤ our very own Rebel Up! SebCat will play between the groups with a special selection of underground beats & Arabic mutant hiphop from Lebanon, Palestina, Jordania, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, Algeria and further….
to hear some of these sounds, check this Rebel Up! Nightshop radio show below, or this episode >

Rebel Up Nightshop #8: Planet ilunga, Capitol K, Filastine, l’African Jazz, Arabic hiphop & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

Sunday 3 may @ VK, Schoolstraat, Molenbeek
Doors 19:30

Tickets 13€ presale / 16€ after
More info & timings, see VK site or see FB event here.

Sat 15 Nov: Eastern Daze Festival @ De Vooruit, Gent (and Rebel Up! SebCat set at end)

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This saturday, there´s the Eastern Daze Festival, organised by KRAAK in De Vooruit, Gent.

Just check the awesome lineup for true lovers of experimental folk & trancedental music
though we can defo recommend Portugese string artist Norberto Lobo and the Moroccan sufi outfit Master Musicians of Jajouka, but all the others will be equally special.

There also will be a vinyl & cassette market from 19:00 onwards with lots of good selections.
And at the end of the night, Rebel Up! SebCat & friends will play some global folk tunes & trancedental sounds for a dance or two

starts at 16:00. tickets for afternoon & evening, 20€ presale, 25€ at door

All info on the Vooruit website.

Sat 20 Sept > Rebel Up! Soundclash & A/V Club @ OCCII, A’dam w/ The Space Lady (US), Watenga hiphop crew (TZ), Pyramyth label & more..

20 sept 14 OCCII


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Rebel Up & A/V Club once again join forces for an eclectic collab night this saturday with concerts, tunes and afterparty.
c-c-check > > > > > > >

SPACE LADY (US)
T H E S P A C E L A D Y is a street-performing singer based in Colorado, USA. Originally beginning on the streets of Boston in the late 70s and has recently begun playing again She has travelled through the stars to bring us the most wonderfully alien take on electronic street-song, channelled through a soul that has taken in UFO sightings, hiding from the US government, homelessness, communing, hitchhiking, and over two decades of playing the street corners, storefronts, and subways of America. A Casio battery-powered keyboard, vocal mic and echo & phaser controls are all the ingredients required for a live experience to align the spheres.

BIRD PEOPLE (AT)
Bird People is the solo and collaborative project of Uli Rois, who also runs Feathered Coyote Records. Aural celebrations…
More : http://bird-people.bandcamp.com/
+ Colectivo Døg VJ team & DJ Boris Becker

AFTERPARTY : Rebel Up! Soundclash Presents :

WATENGWA (TZ)
Watengwa is an East African hiphop collective from the slums of Kijenge ya juu Arusha, Tanzania. Watengwa are pursuing positive ways to confront and survive street life. While their music is deeply embedded in African perspectives and realities, they have been influenced by Western hip-hop legends.
http://www.watengwamusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/watengwarecs

GAMEFACE
GameFace (who co-owns the Pyramyth label with Blvck) is a Dutch performer that produces mind-altering and breathtakingly dark (Trap) tunes
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGameFace
https://soundcloud.com/officialgameface

+ Rebel Up! dj’s > with a set of arabic & turkish hiphop, ethnic beats and more.

see FB event here or see the OCCII site for full info

doors: 21:00
damage: 6€
Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud Zuid
A’dammie