Rebel Up @ WOMEX, Porto (PT)

Rebel Up SebCat will be at WOMEX in Porto this week, for the expo, showcase and as part of the Global Club Music Network. An amazing lineup with lots of international global artists in various venues in the Porto city center. See here for tickets to the festival evening & night showcases.

Every year the GCMN hosts a free afterparty for all on the Womex opening night. On wednesday 27.10 pre/afterparty at Ferro Bar (next Sao Bento train station) from 18h to 4am, on 2 DJ levels (rooftop & main room) with this lineup:

Kosta Kostov (DE/BG)
DJ Ali T (DE/MR)
DJ Makala (ES)
Darius Darek (DE/PL)
Oonga (Montreal, CA)
David Chávez aka Sound Culture (Chicago, US)
Rebel Up Sebcat (Brussels, BE)
DJ Chris Tofu (London, UK)
Boris Viande (FR)
& more TBC

On friday 29.10 (16h30-17h30) the GCMN has their annual networking session at the Womex conference, to meet people from our global club scene and make connections. Info here.

new Rebel Up Nightshop #88 October

Our latest Rebel Up Nightshop show for October is uploaded! +3 hours of new global albums & sounds. 3 songs of the day via India, La Reunion and Berlin. Our albums of the month take us to Egypt (Juju Sounds) via Zimbabwe mbira sounds (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Balimaya Project mandé trad funk from UK (Jazz ReFreshed), the tamashek rock by the band TisDass from Niger and Brussels experimental duo Trance Plantations (WERF). Upping the tempo with global groove beats by Stereo Utopia (Melting Records), psychedelic vallenato cumbia by Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna (Bongo Joe), warm south american electronics by Biomigrant, thumb piano electronics by blind Sierra Leone singer Sorie Kondi with his electronic Kondi Band (Strut) and uptempo afrotronics by ONIPA band. Dancehall bass producer The Bug launches a bass molotov cocktail with ‘Fire’ (Ninja tune) and closing off with spanish asturian bass by Llevólu’l Sumiciu (Samain Music).

Fri 08.10 Rebel Up @ LiNDiGo concert (La Reunion), Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday 08.10 a special Maloya concert @ Muziekpubique by La Reunion group LiNDiGo

It has been twenty years since the group LiNDiGo, led by Olivier Araste, has been cited as one of the most popular Maloya groups. However, his approach is neither locked in nostalgia nor in the shackles of a sterile memory. Foundations serve the momentum, and roots build the future. Their motto: “When you know where you’re coming from, you know where you’re going”, their style: Maloya Power. They already have more than 1000 concerts and six albums to their credit.

On stage, their jubilant trance, as distinctive as it opens up to new horizons, contaminates all audiences. Lindigo is a love story for this dear pebble called Réunion, for its land from which rhythm springs, its sky which offers dreams and its ocean which leads to the discovery of other worlds. It is a love story for music, this maloya that unites ancestors and their grandchildren, which gives men and women the strength of pure feelings, adventure and sharing. Lindigo is generous fellowship, a celebration of life present, past and future.

Warmup & afterparty in the foyer in collaboration with Rebel Up and Drache Musicale.

Limited to 200 places, best reserve your ticket here.

2 NEW releases on Rebel Up Records; V/A – Mamari Remix compilation & Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad

New releases out this month of September!

Various Artists – Mamari Remixed
13 remixes between global electronic beats, afrohouse, bass and more….

The remix compilation ‘Mamari Remixed’ is the little electronic sibling of the album ‘Mamari’ by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble. 13 producers from Africa, Europe and Latin America give their own spin on the original songs by making them ready for the dancefloor. All producers combine 19 different nationalities and show their ability to make bass music that stays true to the organic sound. The remixes not only use the original instruments but also manage to convey the political messages from the Power Ensemble.

Jan Janzen (keys) and Niklas Mündemann (saxophone) of Muito Kaballa are also DJs and enthusiasts of the underground clubbing scene. With ‘Mamari Remixed’ the two musicians want to create bridges between the worlds of “live music” and “club music”. Remixed included are by Nuno Beats (RS Produçoes), Catu Diosis (Nyege Nyege), Lee Bass (Gato Preto), Lua Preta, ARN4L2, DJ Satelite & PolBack, DJ Flavya, DJ Makala, BYDLY, Quixosis, 115 Solaris, Ekiti Sound and Rafael Aragon.

The countries represented on this compilation are Portugal, Uganda, Poland, Angola, Cabo Verde, Germany, Ghana, Colombia, Brazil, US, Spain, Netherlands, Ecuador, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, UK, France, Uruguay and Algeria. 

A limited edition vinyl pre-order as active as well, delivery is expected 15 december.

Satanique Samba Trio – Mini Bad
B sides from the Brazil’s experimental jazz underground.

From 2004 to 2020, Satanique Samba Trio has dropped 11! records into phonographic existence. Naturally, some compositions from the quintet’s (not really a trio indeed) catalogue didn’t make onto any album for one reason or another. ‘Mini Bad’ is a remedy for this situation, as it amasses 10 tracks that were almost part of albums like “Bad Trip Simulator #3” (2013), “Xenossamba” (2017) and “Forrivel” (2020). You can call it B-sides from B-razil, if you dare.

There is also a very limited edition 10″ vinyl, only available in Brazil. Check the bandcamp for more info.

Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio w/ Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez!

Yesterday we did a Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with Sebcat, Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez. Tune in here for their selections between jazz, latin, afro, chutney soca and global sounds!

Saturday 04.09 > Festival time! Rebel Up @ La Nature Festival (Vielsalm, BE) + Rebel Up Records artists @ Forest Sounds festival (Abbaye de Forest, Bxl)

This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.

On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes.
Our lineup & timetable:

12:00 Tig & Axl
13:30 Drache Musicale
14:30 Beat Brother
15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop

17:00 KAU trio (live)
18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi)
19:00: Pso Man
20:30 ESINAM (live)
21:30 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 Susobrino (live)
00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki
01:30 Rafael Aragon


There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.

For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.

See all info here

See you around, wherever you may be 🙂

Weekend 28 + 29.09 Rebel Up action @ Park Poetik Mobile Sound system festival & Midnight Voodoo record fair

hello all,

We again have some Rebel Up action this weekend in different parts of Brussels!

Saturday from 15-19H Rebel Up SebCat will drive around a soundsystem rickshaw at the Sound System Festival of Park Poetik between Parvis de St Gilles and Forest. Also catch the sound systems by Le Triporteur, Daddy K7, Juke-o-Cycle, the Single Platine by Funky Bompa, the cuistax by Dhazed Fyah and much more!

See the event & full info of the route.

On sunday, record fair by Midnight Voodoo at the Kamilou bar near Arts/Loi – Kunst/Wet metro. Rebel Up Records & distro will be there too with a decent selection + DJ sets all day. From 12 – 20h.

See fb event for more info.