Rebel Up!

Rebel Up! is record label, an organisation and a DJ collective that plays global & club music from the global underground.

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Rebel Up! started early 2007 in Amsterdam, Netherlands to become a world music DJ & VJ collective with members from Belgium and Netherlands. The crew now consists of DJ's SebCat, LeBlanc and Duckfood, visual artist VJ M and several graphic designers. We promote concert and party nights in Brussels, Amsterdam and other cities within Belgium and Netherlands.

In our dj sets, we play out different local music styles from all around the world, whether it be traditional or urban music; grassroots folk, street level pop or electronic dance music. Our dj-sets come with interactive visuals by VJ M, for a total immersive experience of sounds and images from 'elsewhere'. Sounds from the global underground!

At WOMEX 14, Rebel Up! Soundclash played an official DJ summit showcase in Santiago, which turned into a real party!

Rebel Up! has performed on party nights and festivals in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Most notable festivals that Rebel Up! has performed at so far: Womex14, Sfinks mixed (BE), Esperanzah (BE), Amsterdam Roots (NL), Recyclart Holidays (BE), Zomerparkfeest (NL), Brosella (BE), Boom festival (PT), Le Guess Who (NL), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Piec Smakov (PL), Zenith Fusion (BG), Goulash Disko (CR), Atlas Electronic (MA), Borgofuturo (IT), ... and soon your venue or festival?

In March 2018, Rebel Up Records was kickstarted to share music of international artists. More than a classic label, it’s really a platform that puts a focus on releasing music from contemporary global artists from the diaspora who can not easily be placed within the current 'world' music setup, from electronic to jazz to traditional sounds or music that is hard to define as a style. Our setup is grass roots alternative and we work in equitable ways, making sure that artists get a fair deal and keep their artistic liberty with the support that they need. On our label roster we have artists from countries such as Ghana, Mexico, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Israel, the MENA region, Benin, Angola, Portugal, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Congo, Senegal, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, the Netherlands, Belgium and the multicultural Brussels scene, the list keeps on growing. 2,5 years down the road, we have already released 22 albums, EP's and singles and more to come. Keep the fire burning!

Rebel Up! is also on the airwaves, with their monthly radio show Rebel Up! Nightshop, broadcasted on Radio Campus Bruxelles and streamed on webradio Groovalizacion Radio. Also a monthly livestream session Rebel Up & Friends at Brussels Kiosk Radio.

Since 2013, Rebel Up! is part of the Global Club Music Network, an international network of dj's and electronic world artists who promote world music styles for the dancefloor, who are always present at Womex with a stand, ready to connect with everyone and make things happen.

Rebel Up! made several official remixes for Womex compilations curated by the Global Club Music Network > Chouk Bwa Libètè (Womex 15) and for Throes & The Shine (Womex 16) .

At Womex 2020, Rebel Up chairs a virtual conference session, Record Labels in a Changing World; new practises, social activism, emancipation and sustainability.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
stand number WOMEX 22: 156-163


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Rebel Up! Soundclash