Events

Friday 25 May

LIONOIL: TELFORT

23:00-03:00 £5 (adv) / £7 (door)

After a run of excellent parties at the Bongo involving international guests such as Soichi Terada, Lena Willikens, Violet, Jonnie Wilkes/Optimo and Move D, they present resident DJ (and house producer of local and international repute) Telfort all night to celebrate the launch of his new 12″ on the label, Rooms For Speculation.  NB It goes without saying: bring all your positive and inclusive vibes and leave your bullshit at home, we actively won’t tolerate it – and you won’t be welcome back to Lionoil dances if you don’t know how to respect others.  FACEBOOK

Saturday 26 May

MUMBO JUMBO w/THE GOGO

23:00 - 03:00 £3 B4 12 / £7 after / £5 (concessions)

Mumbo Jumbo mixes it up a whole heap.  Now augmented by new recruit Eva Crystaltips, resident DJs (and Bongo stalwarts) Trendy Wendy and Steve Austin play everything from disco, funk and soul to electro and house – essentially Saturday night party music all night long.  Meanwhile, fellow stalwart ‘Bongo’ David Bernard gets busy on the live percussion and fellow new recruits Erb & Ting (alias Al Roberts and Groove Armada’s MC MAD) also get jamming LIVE on guitar & vox. AND upstairs it’s The GO-GO, with DJ ‘Tall’ Paul Robinson and friends playing gassy and groovy 60s Pop and Beat, Mod Tunes, Soul, Rock N Roll, Garage, and Ye-Ye…  Two clubs for the price of one?! You bet!

Saturday 26 May

FLINT & PITCH: BEGINNINGS

19:00-22:00 £8

A special showcase event on the theme of ‘Beginnings’ featuring spoken word and music, featuring author Catherine Simpson, poets Deanna Rodger and Kevin McLean, plus music from Declan Welsh and Rhona MacFarlane. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay.

Tuesday 29 May

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more! Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.  FACEBOOK

 
Friday 01 June

HEADSET: HODGE & KOWTON

23:00 - 03:00 £6 / £8 (adv) / £10 (door)

Livity Sound & Bristol dons Kowton & Hodge play an extended 4h set of UK, Techno, Garage, House, Bass or anything in between that feels right.  Both have loads of unreleased material and a massive back catalogue to draw from, including releases on WhitiesHessle AudioBerceuse HeroiqueHemlock RecordingsAll Caps ∞TempaIdle HandsPunch Drunk MusicHotline RecordingsNinja TuneR&S RecordsIlian TapeHotflush RecordingsHypercolour RecordsKeysound Recordings & of course Peverelist & Kowton’s UK Techno staple Livity Sound.  Expect a few classics too. All on Bongo Club’s floor-shaking sound system.

Saturday 02 June

SOULSVILLE: HOBBES (HOBBES MUSIC, TROUBLE)

23:00 - 03:00 £5

Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves.  Main Room: Cameron Mason and Calum Evans playing rare funk, deep disco and some raucous worldly flavours.  This month, Soulsville welcomes guest DJ Hobbes, behind Edinburgh’s Hobbes Music label (and formerly one half of Trouble DJs), following the huge success of 2017’s summer anthem and international club hit Web Of Intrigue (from his Rags of Time EP with Leonidas) and a healthy buzz around the latest HM release (by DALI).  Hobbes digs deep into his collection for a set of Eighties disco & boogie, Afro-Latin & Brazilian rare groove, evergreen soul – obscurities, surprises and more….  Strictly party vibes.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 05 June

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more! Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.  FACEBOOK

 
Friday 08 June

SUBSTANCE

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

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.

Saturday 09 June

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 / £7 / £6 (students)

Messenger Sound System, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  THIRTY years at the heart of Edinburgh’s reggae scene, and 20 years here at the Bongo!  Upstairs: Sound System Legacies (Dubstep / Jungle / Dub / Garage / DnB – Vinyl Only).  Dub style muzik through the ages all night long, powered by the Messenger system.

Tuesday 12 June

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more! Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.  FACEBOOK

 
Friday 15 June

ARCOIRIS PRESENTS: BASSFACE & YOKO PWNO (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £5 (adv) / £8 (door)

BassFace: Edinburgh’s freshest drum crew bring you more Drums & Drums & Drums & Drums & Bass!  That face you make when a filthy beat drops… with 20 live drummers! Plus electric double bass, synth and vocals for jungle, acid house and DnB favourites you’ll want to jump about to.  Yoko Pwno: Folk/dance fusion act Yoko Pwno present an exciting new take on the music of Scotland. Fronted by the twin fiddles of whisky-drenched folk maestro Lewis and classically trained RCS graduate Lissa, their playing has developed to mix traditional Scottish styles with wails, screeches and effect laden soundscapes reminiscent of dub reggae. At the back of the stage, drummer Ali and producer Calum are equally at home referencing electronic acts like Disclosure and Red Snapper as they are Scottish artists like Martyn Bennett and Shooglenifty.  FACEBOOK

Friday 15 June

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £6 / £5

Drum n bass all night with the Midnight Bass crew plus guests.

Saturday 16 June

HOTLINE

23:00-0300 £3 b4 12 / £5

SARRA WILD (OH141), LUCKYBABE + SUMMER (BROWN WIDOW), more tbc.  We aim to create an all inclusive party full of women / POC / LGBTQ+ representation, where everyone is welcome: disco / funk / soul / hip hop / rnb / dancehall / afrobeat + more.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 19 June

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more! Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50.  FACEBOOK

 
Friday 22 June

SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES: XL DUBSTEP SPECIAL

23:00-05:00 (tbc) £5 (early bird) / £8 / £10 / £12 OTD

Big up everyone who reached our massive first SSL XL event w/ Om UnitNoodles – Groove Chronicles & co 

Next up is a Dubstep Special, headlined by prolific producer and sound system don Vivek.

* Powered by Messenger Sound System *

FULL LINEUP BELOW

Vivek
System:Sound label bossman. Released records on the legendary DEEP MEDi > bit.ly/2rapsX0

Dego Ranking
MC & host for Vivek around the UK and beyond. Guaranteed to bring the vibes > bit.ly/2ra0hol 

K-LONE
One half of Wisdom Teeth. Just released a very fresh record on his own imprint Wych > bit.ly/2HznoD3

Facta
One half of Wisdom Teeth and with a Tempa record under his belt. Upcoming release on seminal Bristol label Livity Sound > bit.ly/2FrSs1z

Skillis
Headset / SSL XL / Big n Bashy. Loves Dubstep

ROOM 2 (Reggae / Dub / Dancehall / Roots)
Steadfast Sylvatica
Messenger Youth
Brother Most Righteous (Big n Bashy)

Friday 22nd June
The Bongo Club
5am Licence (subject to approval by the council)
Messenger System in both rooms

================================
Sound System Legacies is upstairs at Messenger Sound System – Bongo Club’s monthly Roots & Dub dance (established 1987). We play our favourite records that we think stay true to the original ideals of UK sound system culture. Come join us!

DUBSTEP / JUNGLE / DUB / GARAGE / DNB + more


1 2

Share:

top