19:00-22:00 £10 (adv) / £15 (door)
Polish legend of punk/ska music Ga-Ga Zielone Zabki has their 30th anniversary! They’re going to perform a number of gigs across Poland and UK – each will be different! They’re preparing a special set for Edinburgh – you can expect a lot of iconic songs from 80s and 90s! Amazing dose of really explosive punk rock made in Poland! CZAPA have been peddling their Bad Brains/Skindred/Gentleman influenced ska/reggae around the UK since 2012 including a guest appearance at the London Scala. Vocalist Daniel Czapski is joined by guitarist Marecki, drummer Maciej Magic (Sons of Kal El/Red Cow Down), bassist Taff Williams & David on sax. Their first EP is due out in June. To add more snazzy atmosphere to our event we invited an Edinburgh based group of djembe drummers! They will fill gaps between the other two live sets with awesome music for you. TICKETS. FACEBOOK.
23:00 - 03:00 £4 (early bird) / MOTD
Regarded in the scene as thee go-to record label for classic, rare and hard-to-find gems in Latin, Brazilian, African, Reggae and Jazz music; MR BONGO for over 25 years has featured a recording roster that has established itself as one of the preeminent record labels in the UK if not the world. Featuring artists such as Terry Callier, Seu Jorge, Maros Valle, Ebo Taylor and Prince Fatty, Mr Bongo have been sourcing and releasing records that have consistently smashed up parties worldwide since 1989. Thus, and in partnership with our good friends at the Bongo Club (no relation…currently), we are stoked beyond measure to present for one night the legendary MR BONGO. Featuring MR BONGO with support from SOULSVILLE in the main room, and an upstairs takeover from local reggae and dub aficionados Jofis (Mighty Oak Records) and Fabz (I-Tal Faya/Dub Combe Records), we expect this to be the SOULSVILLE of 2017! FACEBOOK
23:00 - 03:00 £8 (early bird - SOLD OUT) / £10 (adv) / MOTD
TJ Hertz aka Objekt returns for our first party post summer break. An artist who continues to go from strength to strength as a producer and dj, headlining the best clubs and festivals the world over, whilst showing admirable restraint with a series of perfectly executed releases: the self-released EPs; Flatland on PAN; and, the Kern mix on Tresor. Ribeka makes her Substance debut, having co-founded the occasional and absolutely on-point ‘So Low’ party with JD Twitch, whilst being A&R for the expansive Mute sub-label Liberation Technologies.
23:00 - 03:00 £8 (EB) / £10 (ADV) / MOTD
DJ Aphrodite absolutely smashed it both times he’s played at the Bongo in recent history (2014 and 2016 – see 2014 video above) and he loved the vibes in Edinburgh so much that it was only fair that we brought him back to The Bongo Club again. Aphrodite aka Gavin King’s career as a DJ and producer has spanned over 20 years. He is responsible for introducing, entertaining and moving millions of Drum & Bass fans across the globe, with tracks like ‘Stalker’, ‘Bad Ass’, ‘Ganja Man’ & his incredible rework of Luniz “I Got Five On It’. TICKETS