🎅 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. We’re throwing a festive funk fuelled 5am special before everyone cosies up to eat far too much Toblerone and fall asleep in front of The Sound Of Music at 3 in the afternoon. On the menu is a party snack platter full of mini Disco sausages, Brazilian boogie bites and vegetarian Funk spring rolls stuffed full of your favourite selectors – Sleigh Jam, Miss Feed The World and Andrea Montalto-ho-ho pulling out all the crackers, all night. No Christmas music (George Michael excluded). 🎅
ROOM 1 [Garage / Techno / House]: Ariose (Traum Schallplatten), Percy Main (Lionoil Industries), Sloan (Lezure), Skillis (Headset / Big n Bashy), J O E (Hometown / Savage Club); ROOM 2 [Old School Hip Hop]: Ritchie Ruftone (DMC World DJ Championships Winner 2013), Brother Most Righteous (Big n Bashy), Jonny Cashback (Four Corners). Jim the Magician will be doing up-close magic in the smoking area from 12am – 1:30am. 5am Licence. Free Pizza + other stuff tba. Past guests: DVS1, Paleman, Hodge, Kowton, Peverelist, Beneath, Sticky, El-B, Groove Chronicles, Scott Garcia, Champion, Wen, Parris, Facta, K-Lone, Chris Farrell, Danielle NTS, Murder He Wrote
Messenger Sound System, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise! Crazy to think now that it first started in Edinburgh back in 1987 and that it’s been keeping the fires burning, every month, at the Bongo for two thirds of that time. That’s 30, THIRTY, years at the heart of Edinburgh’s reggae scene, and 20 years here at the Bongo! Upstairs: ‘Sound System Legacies’ will explore the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as grime, dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring various guest DJs… Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!
Get ready to sweat it during the cold season at the hottest Dancehall & Bashment party in Edinburgh – bringing you the wildest bashment & reggaeton vibes, expect an exotic sun-soaked paradise with an immersive decor experience!! BASHMENT / DANCEHALL / SOCA / REGGAETON / REGGAE / DUB. Powered by the Electrikal Sound System. FACEBOOK. TICKETS
Mumbo Jumbo is a night with a mix of musical styles from funk and hip hop to house and electro care of resident DJs Trendy Wendy (The Street) and Steve Austin (Headspin). There’s also live congas and percussion by Bongo Dave and rotating guests from the local circuit upstairs. Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between the genres, all sprinkled with character and liberal helpings of cracking vocals! This is Saturday night party music at its best!