Café Caberdouche takes care of its music. For this reason, we collaborate with renowned DJs and music bands to compile great playlists for our café.
Girls in Hawaii
Girls In Hawaii was formed in 2001 in Belgium. Each of the two initiating members of the project, Antoine and Lionel, composed for 1 year a few tracks for a first demo. After strengthening their line-up with additional members, they released their first EP « Found In The Ground – The Winter » in February 2003, followed a few months later by a first long-lasting album « From Here To There ». The beloved children of Walloon Brabant have now been squatting on the Belgian and international waves for more than 15 years. In September 2017, they released « Nocturne », their 4th studio album, opening a new chapter that describes a contrasting view of the world. We find there the musical imprint of the Belgian indie pop band which also transports us to electronic sounds. The album plays with opposites, similar but different, frightened but courageous, melodious and risky.
For more than 10 years, Rebel Up brings colour to Brussels nightlife through events with global sounds, traditional ethnic and contemporary electronic sounds. Through their eclectic global mixtapes, remixes, the monthly Rebel Up Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bruxelles and BRUZZ, plus the Rebel Up & friends livestream session on Kiosk Radio, they freshen up the musical landscape. In 2018, Rebel Up Records has been kickstarted, a digital & vinyl label with contemporary releases from Ghana, Mexico, Tunisia, Iraq, Morocco, Portugal, Angola, Brussels and beyond. Rebel Up SebCat surf the soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere.
soFa has been digging tirelessly through a large spectrum of musical genres since the late last century. Without limits in time, genre or space, this rare-record-detective delights the most curious ears. Seducing with flowing eclectic mixes and adapting to people while playing mostly unheard tunes is his leitmotif and speciality. As a persuaded music-that-lies-in-between lover, soFa has a soft-spot for all-nighters where he can take the dancers to proper long journeys through multiple genres and non-genres. Within the last years he has been working on outstanding reissues with cult labels such as Finders Keepers and Sub Rosa and in 2017 he launched his highly acclaimed series of « Elsewhere » compilations.
Karolien Polenus aka NiXiE is a dj and music promotor based in Brussels, Belgium. She has been known in the Belgian underground music scene for 10 years as a dj and as the head of the notorious NIXIE’S events, organising concerts and parties all over town at different locations. She is known for her eclectic taste in music and her love for b-music and psychedelic music from all over the world. She had her own radio show (NiXiE hOur) at BRUZZ radio fm and is a monthly resident at internet radios KIOSK in Brussels and WE ARE VARIOUS in Antwerp. She is a resident dj at Ancienne Belgique during Global Sounds concerts and is the resident dj at In Utero Festival. She was a resident music programmer and resident dj at Beursschouwburg for over 5 years. As a dj, she played mostly in Belgium but also in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka: resident dj Belgian Beer Festival), the USA (New York: The Living Room, Los Angeles: Soho House, The Satellite, Zebulon, Dublab Radio), France (Paris: El Silencio, La Maroquinerie, Bar Rock ‘n Roll Circus / Nantes: Le Lieu Unique), the United Kingdom (London: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen), Switzerland (Anzère: private event) and Germany (Berlin: private event).
Dj Esch has long been a professional vinyl collector: humble and meticulous, carefully collecting every piece of a gigantic puzzle made of jazz-funk-afro-hip-hop and all the electronic music that emerges from it, bringing us back to the forefront of what is currently being done in the field. For the happiness of the quidam, he decided one day to share this passion by going behind his turntables to become Dj Esch.
Francesco aka DNTKNW is a dj, beatmaker and sound engineer from Italy based in Brussels since 2010. Having nurtured an early passion for music, he started spinning his first records in his early teens, focusing his style especially on techno, minimal and techouse. Moving to Belgium allowed him to access styles of music and to discover artists totally unknown to him. His greatest passion is to purchase old forgotten vinyls and to flip them, making a totally new and renovated instrumental. He has lately launched a new beats project under the name DNTKNW (don’t know) in which he starts releasing new-old unreleased beats as well as totally brand new prods. His first appearance under this name was on December the 10th 2018 on Radio Bruzz (RE:Fresh program) as representative of his collective Bedroom Beats. The styles of his productions vary from more boom bap and hip-hop based beats to more electronic sounds like dubstep, future garage and breaks. His dj sets are often very eclectic and go through a great deal of styles from more chilled out vibes like jazz and soul to more funky and danceable bangers like house and hip-hop.
Rafael Aragon’s music is made for the dance floor, rich in low but delicate, maximalist and highly psychedelic. Dancefloor killings designed to make you sweat blend with luminous melodies and odes to beauty, with a touch of magic inspired by shamanic rites and Afro-Latin and Oriental folk traditions. Mystical chimes, tribal drums and voodoo incantations respond to large kicks, hypnotic basslines and electronic batucadas. Tripping and ultra-dancing music, for feet, hips and ears… With his many live and dj sets in clubs, free parties and festivals all over Europe, South America and North Africa, Rafael has made a name for himself as a producer, remixer and dj on the world and electronic scene. This tireless globetrotter is fully inflated and ready to enchant you with a deep and powerful « global rave » sound.
Intercity Travel combines silky guitars and shaky keyboard layers to make a cheerful new wave sound. Their short, chiseled songs speak of boredom and resignation with joy. The perfect soundtrack to come back from holidays. 10 years after a very ephemeral and local success with their high-school band, two of its members met again in Brussels. They loosened the slim jeans, lowered the overdrive and were joined by a third pal on keyboard. The banal poetry of everyday life plays a major role in Intercity Travel’s compositions. Advertising, day-to-day e-mails, awkward silences are all sources of inspiration. Their short and efficient songs usually come out from endless and inaudible improvisation sessions, inspired by Ducktails, The Radio Dept., Hoops, or New Order. They came out from their basement in 2019 for a streak of shows in Brussels, including for the « Off » Brussels Summer Festival.
Here is a preview of their playlists:
Co-Founder of Bloom Hill Agency, resident hooligan at Kiosk Radio and The Word Magazine, Bonnefooi’s curator, Kreshik is also an hypnotising DJ whose main area of expertise leads you to a dreamy percussive journey (broken beat, disco, jazz, hip-hop, boogie-funk, afrobeat, house music, beats, bass to name a few). As a turntablist, he quickly rose to prominence for his infamous « Huveshta Rituals » sessions. Praise and accolades of his sets have not only seen him play around Belgium, but also internationally, performing in cities such as Montreal, Taipei, Tehran, Warsaw, Berlin, Hanoi and Melbourne.
ShunGu has been dropping cosmic sounding beats from his hometown, Brussels, since 2012. He makes music that transcends an astral energy exploring with Jazz Fusion samples, Experimental Hip Hop and Funk. ShunGu was mostly known for his unique sampling techniques with his MPC 2000XL. That brought him to many places as New York, Oakland, London, Moscow, Vienna, Lisboa, Montreal, Tokyo or even Bangkok. He has worked with infamous artists such as Rejjie Snow, Ivan Ave, Chester Watson and Pink Siifu. Currently, he decided to focus more on original instrumentation just like his favorite Jazz musicians. Alongside with his band, Gabriel Govea Ramos (guitar, bass), Laurent Sanou (percussions) and Louis Shungu (Rhodes, SP-404, Synths, vocals). ShunGu is telling the story of his upcoming album A Black Market with a brand new live show. Taking you on a cosmic journey with his sonic rythms and out-of-this world DJ sets, ShunGu’s way to move a crowd goes with rich flavours such as soul music, experimental beats, spiritual jazz, boogie-funk from across the universe and hip-hop gems.
Panos Zachos, aka Paniczent, is a talented DJ based in Athens and a professional record collector. He is the founder of the « Homesick » bar in the heart of the renowned antifa disctrict called « Exarchia ». Panos started his DJ activity when he was 16, mostly in the area of indie-alternative and rock music. He is also an illustrator and a music creator.
Here is a preview of his playlists:
Freshly arrived in Brussels, Senuryev has landed with his vinyl collection. Dive in a travel around the world from Africa to Orient, from traditional to electronic music, from disco to house music. Only one word : music has no border. He is also the curator of two radio shows: Babouche Dancing Club on Radio Campus Brussels and Chinoiserie & Maroquinerie on Radio Piñata (Montpellier).
Beautiful Badness is the spleen of a child of the nineties, Gabriel Sesboué, a songwriter based in Brussels, inhabited by his pop heroes such as Anthony and The Johnsons or Rufus Wainwright, marked by the complex structures of Queen and the romantic classics (Berlioz, Camille Saint Saëns…) and finally an angelic singer with a perfect falsetto cut by his obsessive listening by Jeff Buckley. Beautiful Badness unveils a new repertoire where the heavy and resolutely electro basses remind us that it is 2019. After a season marked by the new EP entitled « Walking on a mirror », concerts in France and Belgium (Botanique, La Cigale, L’Aeronef, Forest National), then summer festivals (Francofolies, Solidarités…), the forthcoming album « Rewind » is an ode to a world that seemed less complex: the many influences assumed mix in an epic, lyrical and grandiloquent fresco.
Fano (Törst Obborun, Industroïka)
Born and raised on the shore of the Mediterranean sea, lulled by the repetitive sound of the waves crashing, fascinated by the noise of the natural elements, but also by the daily life objects, the cities, the industry, the machines. Adding on top the love for the radio, the story telling, the documentaries, the cinema, this mixture leads to the use of musical instruments to serve sample based music, from rock driven guitars to hypnotic drone keyboards, through beat making and infinite effects experiments. As results some musical projects : « Industroïka » and « Törst Obborun », along with 10 years of booking shows (and more recently band productions) as BangBangBooking, giving the immense privilege of breaking borders touring several times around Europe, sharing stages, music & drinks with incredible heterogeneous people.
DJ Wait & See
DJ Wait & See loves sharing different music styles, the kind of music filled with heartbeats, groove, emotions, heat… This is why he is only playing vinyls, his instruments are his heart and soul. A musical odyssey that will take you through a colourful world of music. You will travel from jazz to funky stuff, from soul to afrobeat, from hip-hop to triphop, from reggae to dub, from cumbia to boogaloo, from African music to Balkan music, from rock to electro, from brass music to drum ‘n bass. He played in several countries in Europe and South America. In Brussels, DJ Wait & See opened the » Bonnefooi » where he was in charge of scheduling musicals events. He also worked in other places such as » Le Murmure Café » and » Le Fonographe « . Like he says : « Qui cherche groove! ».