REBEL UP! RECORDS NIGHT: MEMO PIMIENTO + NIKANOR
Sounds from the global underground.
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary global sounds in many cultural venues. After 10 years of being a DJ collective and organization, they start releasing global artists and music styles that they love. This label night celebrates the album release of Mexican Brussels based artist Memo Pimiento, “A Todo Dar” on Rebel Up Records in pure electro cumbia style.
MEMO PIMIENTO (MX/BE)
Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of the Latin American cumbia culture roots and European electro music with a psychedelic hint. Memo is a live producer and musician who throws sounds and samples from analog and digital modified synths and effect boxes, supported by a frenetic female singer/MC, a rampant Cuban percussionist and wraparound visuals. His album “A Todo Dar” is his first vinyl release, filled with electro cumbia compositions that breathe chicha cumbia, sonidera, villera and synthwave, all recorded and tweaked in the vintage Chazam studio. Memo has performed in various countries between Europe and Mexico and shared the stage with artists like Meridian Brothers (CO), Golden Dawn Arkestra (US), La Dame Blanche (CU) Sonido Gallo Negro (MX) and many more.
Established in Brussels, Nikanor is a musical project that seeks to redefine rich Peruvian musical traditions in a new urban context. Taking Chicha cumbia as a starting point, a style of Andean folklore mixed with tropical music that was very popular in the 80´s, NIKANOR re-discovers the ingredients that made this true fusion of rhythm, colours and melodies possible. It was created by the migrant working class people from rural areas who moved to the capital Lima, in search for better opportunities. We All Are Nikanor.
DJ DIEGO ARMANDO (CT/ES)
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona who for more than 20 years plays an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world. He's a 24h digger moving from Jamaica to Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gyspy Rumba Barcelona. His name is a lookalike hommage and to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this nickname after a big party. He also runs an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza from Venezuela. He's the special guest on this Rebel Up Records night and will bring a fine clash between global roots & electronic music.
REBEL UP DJ'S SEBCAT & FRONT CHAUD
SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Rebel Up Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds as well as being freestyle journalist for magazine Gonzo (circus) and part of the NGHE Mediatheque crew. Rebel Up Records will be his new adventure, a worldly trip from where there is no return. He is joined by Front Chaud of Drache Musicale fame (Radio Panik) for some extra flavours. Expect a wild set of freshest tropical, African, Latino, Arab & Eastern global sounds.