Events

Friday 28 April

TROUBLE (ONE-OFF): 'BANG THE BOX': DALI 12" LAUNCH PARTY + JACKSONVILLE (LIVE) + TROUBLE DJs

23:00 - 03:00 £3 GL (write your name on FB wall) / £3 b4 12 / £4 adv / £5

Edinburgh’s pioneers of the freestyle playlist, Hobbes & Erik d’Viking (TrouBle DJs, Devil Disco Club, Wonky), are back for one night only, launching the latest 12″ on the Hobbes Music label by brand new act DALI, alongside Jacksonville (LIVE).   Jacksonville brings his firing, live machine funk grooves (crossover soul/house/techno), Hobbes & Erik d’Viking play acid house, hi tech soul, cyber disco, machine funk, global rhythms and rare grooves.   DALI has had DJ support/plays already from the likes of Ben UFO, Auntie Flo, John Heckle, Bill Brewster, Tom Findlay/Groove Armada, Bawrut, Ben Mono, Domenic Capello (Sub Club), The Revenge, Sean Johnston, Yogi Haughton and Mixmag, among others…

Saturday 29 April

BIG N BASHY

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 after

 

Reggae, Grime, Garage & Dubstep selections all night from the Big n Bashy crew on the Bongo’s floor-shaking sound system.  Get down early for Brother’s Reggae Session. DJs Inside: Skillis, Deburgh, Brother Most Righteous.

Sunday 30 April

TEN YEARS OF DISKOPOLIS

23:00 - 03:00 £4 (adv) / £5 (door)

From Disco to Techno via Underground House. Diskopolis celebrate 10 years of forward thinking parties by welcoming one of the hottest young talents to emerge from these shores in Hide / Sub Club resident Junior G.

Friday 05 May

HEADSET

23:00-03:00 £1 before 12 / £5

Room 1: Garage / Techno / House
Room 2: Hip Hop / Funk / Reggae
Saturday 06 May

SOULSVILLE

23:00-03:00 £5

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: TBC.

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Friday 12 May

SUBSTANCE

23.00-03.00 £TBC

Substance welcomes London techno legend Jerome Hill, who runs the labels Don’t Recordings, Super Rhythm Trax, Hornsey Hardcore and Fat Hop, presents a weekly radio show on London’s Kool FM and also DJs week in, week out around the globe. Living and breathing the music, his sets veering playfully between educational and hedonistic!  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 13 May

MESSENGER

23:00-03:00 £6 b4 12 / £7 after

Edinburgh’s original roots and dub reggae lion (established ’87), the Messenger Sound System keeps the fires burning for all lovers of proper roots reggae music and rasta culture.

Thursday 18 May

RITUAL

23:00 - 03:00 £2 DL / £3 b4 12 / £5 // 2 for 1 for groups of 5

Ritual returns with another midweek night of the best disco, deep and soulful house music.

Friday 19 May

FLINT & PITCH #6

19:00-22:00 £6

The penultimate Revue show of the Season sees Flint & Pitch bring together two award-winning poets, Clare Pollard and Claire Askew; new work from writer Gavin Inglis; soulful tunes from Heir of The Cursed, with the show opening and closing to the rousing political folk-pop of Declan Welsh & The Decadent West. Hosted by resident comperes Cameron Foster & Jenny Lindsay.   Tickets via flintandpitch.com.  More act info at www.flintandpitch.com
Friday 19 May

ELECTRIKAL: WALL OF BASS #4

23:00 - 03:00 £8 / £5 (with name on FB wall)

Electrikal are back for round four of our sell out series ‘WALL OF BASS’ at The Bongo Club.   For this event we move the DJ booth on to the dance floor and will be cramming in as much sound system as possible to create one massive wall of sound.  ** Place your name on the Facebook wall for £5 guest list entry!  GARAGE / UKBASS / BASSLINE / GRIME / DRUM AND BASS / JUNGLE / REGGAE / DUB

Saturday 20 May

MUMBO JUMBO

23:00-03:00 £3 b4 12 / £5 (concs) / £7

Mumbo Jumbo is a melting pot of classic dance music: soul, funk, disco, hip hop, house and electronic beats are all dropped in the mix, courtesy of resident DJs Trendy Wendy and Steve Austin, while stalwart percussionist Bongo Dave energises the sound with his live conga workouts for a more vibrant experience on the ‘floor.  Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between all the evergreen dance sounds,  lacing the lot with liberal helpings of cracking vocals, to ensure you get your groove on.  This is Saturday night party music at its best!
Upstairs tonight: Babes.  Facebook.

Thursday 25 May

DUNT CLUB

23:00 - 03:00 £5

tbc

Friday 26 May

LIONOIL: SOICHI TERADA, JG WILKES (OPTIMO) & DAVID BARBAROSSA

23:00 - 03:00 £8 (adv ) / £10 (door)

Far East meets Near West for Lionoil’s first adventure at The Bongo, with 80s Japanese house royalty Soichi Terada’s Edinburgh debut, who plays live alongside Optimo’s J.G. Wilkes and lord of the disco diggers D. Barbarossa.  lionoilindustries.co.uk/soichi
Saturday 27 May

BIG N BASHY

23:00-03:00 £3 before 12 / £5

 

Sound system music all night long with the Big n Bashy residents: Reggae / Garage / Grime / Dubstep.  Get down early for Brother’s Reggae Session. DJs Inside: Skillis, Deburgh, Brother Most Righteous.

Monday 29 May

COASTS (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £12 + BF / MOTD

Having marked their return with infectious new single ‘Heart Starts Beating’, COASTS will embark on a six-date UK tour this summer. Cementing themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the scene and picking up support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The Guardian and DIY Magazine, COASTS will bring their internationally acclaimed set to a handful of the intimate venues where the band first cut their teeth, culminating in a massive night at London’s Kentish Town Forum on 5th June.


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