What a tribute well earned! If you’re in Belgium or the broader Benelux region, or if you’re a global beats enthusiast, Seb Bassleer and Rebel Up! should already be on your radar. And if not, now’s the perfect chance to get acquainted with one of the most passionate, brilliant, and all-round global music lovers we could name.
Seb and Rebel Up! aren’t just good friends of Rhythm Passport; they consistently enrich our pages with a monthly podcast, a collaborative interview series, and fantastic releases ranging from singles to EPs and LPs. Since kicking off in 2007 as a DJ collective in Brussels, they’ve become revered as not only music purveyors but also as party catalysts and cultural champions in our vibrant global-local scene.
The recently released documentary by Thomas Purcaro Decaro is a heartfelt tribute to someone who truly makes a difference. You can check out the short doc following this LINK, and don’t forget to show Seb and Rebel Up! some love by following them on Instagram and Mixcloud. Better yet, join in on the dance floor at one of their upcoming parties, and explore their extensive catalogue of high-quality releases on Bandcamp.
Among the gems are the recently released Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-infused vintage surf rock by Cherry Bandora and a 5-remix EP featuring afro-bass, afro-rave and gqom vibes for the track “Umoja” by London-based Afro-SWANA beats duo Carthnage and the ‘Mother of Afro-rave’ Toya Delazy.
Happy watching, listening and supporting!
- You can watch Rebel Up! Sounds from the Global Underground short doc HERE -