Well it’s been 8 years of throwing parties with the likes of acts such TQD, Mike skinner, Kode9, My Nu Leng, Flava D, Alix Perez, Audio, Mefjus, Dub Phizix, Aphrodite and Champion to name just a few gracing us with their music on the sound system. With 2018 looking even bigger lets celebrate our birthday the Electrikal way – BASS!
Mumbo Jumbo is a night with a mix of musical styles from funk and hip hop to house and electro care of resident DJs Trendy Wendy, Steve Austin and new recruit Eva Crystaltips joined by MC MAD (Groove Armada), with live congas and percussion by Bongo Dave and live musicians jamming. New Room 2 residents: The GoGo featuring DJs Tall Paul and friends playing 60s pop, beat, garage, soul & mod. Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between the genres, all sprinkled with character and liberal helpings of cracking vocals! This is Saturday night party music at its best!
Drum & Bass All Nighter. At the end of every month… Midnight Bass crew run DnB all night long! DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more! Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. FACEBOOK
Original UK post-punk legend John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble (ex-PiL), will be among the most unique acts ever to have graced the Bongo’s stage. He has worked with a diverse huge array of musicians (and music genres), including Brian Eno, Bjork, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Julie Campbell (aka LoneLady), Baaba Maal, Shara Nelson, Can’s Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit, Pharoah Sanders, Bill Laswell, Sinead O’Connor, David Holmes, Francois Kevorkian, The Orb, Andrew Weatherall, Adrian Sherwood, The Shamen, Bernie Worrell, Suggs and The Edge (among myriad others). Support from excellent multi-instrumentalist (drums / percussion / trombone) & composer Tim Lane‘s brand new project LANES. And the hugely respected ALEX FIENNES will be sound engineering the gig. Jah Wobble will play a TWO-HOUR SET. Oh yes! ‘I honestly can’t remember the last time I played Edinburgh! I know we did New Year 1998 near the castle. Deffo not done it for years that’s for sure. Only major city in UK I can say that about’ (Jah Wobble) As you can see, we’re rather excited about this one. Don’t sleep!
Hotline is back, following its recent First Birthday, collaborating with an all girl ECA collective to have art and visuals within the club night. All girl / non-binary DJs (line-up TBC). LGBTQ+ friendly. Expect everything from disco to dance and donk…. FACEBOOK
It’s a break-out, one-off session for Sound System Legacies (which now happens upstairs at Messenger Sound System every month), exploring the finest sounds in Jungle, Dubstep, Garage, DnB and Dub, as they celebrate the legacy of reggae music and sound system culture on today’s club sounds, and all via the FULL Messenger Soundsystem. UK dons Om Unit & Groove Chronicles headline this special, with an old school Jungle session! Last time he played the Bongo (supporting Aphrodite for Electrikal, back in 2014), Om Unit delivered a top notch selection, so expect nothing less than the best, while Groove Chronicles (aka original UK Garage legend Noodles) has played the Bongo so many times lately, he’s practically a resident! Proc Fiskal & Skillis support.
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