A scene entirely of its own, the current world of jump up drum & bass is self-contained and at times entirely closed off to the rest of the scene. DJ Guv has surely been putting in the work, and last year this all came to fruition when he released Warning, a track that got picked up by DJs across the board. Liquid and neuro DJs saw themselves caning this tune and it turned out to be the ultimate singalong track of the year, rightly crowned Best Tune of the Year by Hazard, who passed on his award to Guv in an extraordinary, well deserved post-ceremony gesture.
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!
After one hell of a launch party, we’re back for one last time this academic year. Big Zuu is an MC who needs no introduction. Having shelled down sets all over the UK and with Youtube views in the millions, his charisma and high energy style are going to turn The Bongo Club upside down. He’s played festival stages all over the world, and having just released his new Hold Dat EP, we cannot wait to see how he turns up in Edinburgh.
The year is coming to a close and its time to say NIGHT-NIGHT to the final semester! Get your PYJAMAS on and come have one more dance in the dark before the summer starts creeping. Tell your library crush how you really feel, tell your tutor its more than just a tutorial, tell your friend they’ve never been just a friend, tell your girlfriend you wanna be friends. So get on down for a boogie before the world gets a lot more intense.
ONE FINAL TIME; come and get a lil Spoonful of everything with: THEME: PYJAMAS
LIVE BANDS, ART INSTALLATIONS, BONBONS, HUGS. Spoonful Boys, xx
**LIFT OFF** Come and get off your rocker at the launch of Rocket Man, Edinburgh’s finest charity night. With astronomical art, live music and tunes that will get you grooving, enter a night that really will be out of this world spacey. And we are very excited to announce that we will be having some live guitar/vocals from Edinburgh’s very own Jackie Dan and Ellie Beale. The pair make up the trio of Cappa & Daniel-San feat. Mr Beale who have recently signed with Midnight Riot Records so this may be the last time you manage to see the duo for so cheap before their tunes are all over the galaxy!! Think disco/ jazz and house – they really hit every funky spot.
🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 Best of all, proceeds from all ticket sales will be going to the amazing Encephalitis society. Over n out, The Rocket Girls xoxo (Molly, Ella, Letty, Sasha, Georgie & Georgie)
An international pairing of two hotly-tipped women, get ready for a night of mind-warping industrial boogie, electro, proto-techno and everything between. Lena is a resident at Düsseldorf institution Salon des Amateurs, nearby her hometown, Cologne. She’s released on Cómeme and presents a highly regarded monthly radio show, ‘Sentimental Flashback’. She has a packed diary with regular appearances at Panorama Bar, Berghain, Corsica, Concrete and Dekmantel… Violet aka. Inês Coutinho is a relative newcomer to the international circuit but with an equally expansive portfolio: founder of Rádio Quântica in her home Lisbon, she started the ‘naive’ label and made a very strong impression at Berlin Atonal festival last year. There is a strong political dimension to Ines’ work: organising a series of all-female techno releases for International Women’s Day. She played Wasabi Disco at Sneaks a couple years ago and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Bongo. If you like thoughtful techno and dancing your socks off, this is the party for you.
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