The Mothership returns… After the madness that ensued at a sold-out Studio 24 back in February, we are back to bring The Funk to the people all over again. This time we will be landing at Bongos, right in the heart of Cowgate. Our saxophonist is getting ready to join the DJ on stage as we journey through the history of funk in the main room. Upstairs, we will be exploring the influence of funk on techno and their shared links to Afrofuturism. Red Stripe will be behind the bar at the promo offer of £2.50, alongside shots for just £1. 10% of all proceeds from the night will be making their way to Drake Music Scotland, a great cause that gets disabled people involved with playing, performing and creating music. FACEBOOK
An evening of spoken word, music and provocations, in association with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Flint & Pitch brings together 5 diverse acts to creatively respond to the theme ‘Reclaim This Script.’ Can ‘reclaiming’ slurs bring empowerment? How best to change dominant narratives about the causes of ill mental health? How can we have better conversations about this, in life and through creative works? Come hear these broad themes explored in a night of poetry, song and more. Featuring Janice Galloway, Vonny Leclerc, Marc Rooney (Pronto Mama), Maud The Moth and introducing Ross McFarlane. Hosted by Sian Bevan & Jenny Lindsay. TICKETS
Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves. Residents Cameron Mason and Calum Evans will be spinning the finest cuts of Deep Funk, Latin Rhythms and Rare Groove into the early hours from 11pm -3am. Strictly party vibes. Main Room: Deep Funk // Latin Rhythms // Rugged Blues // Rare Groove. Upstairs: Let’s Have A Kiki! Calling all dancers and everybody ready to get down! This is a celebration of house music & ballroom (vogue), curated by London’s own DJ, MC and voguer Jay Jay Revlon (English Breakfast London, London Ballroom Scene) plus Edinburgh’s DJ Babs Flow
(Sounds of Soul UK, Sugarhill Edinburgh, I-Boogie). An established night in London’s East End calendar, this takeover is a party by the scene, for the scene. Do not miss this chance to Kiki Upstairs in the The Bongo all night 11pm – 3am. FACEBOOK
Recognised by the authoritative Resident Advisor to be “one of Edinburgh’s most important outposts for house, techno and bass”, Substance brings a wide ranging collage of classic and cutting edge underground electronic music to the Bongo.