Upcoming Events

Friday 20 April

ELECTRIKAL: 8TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

23:00 - 03:00 £5 (sold out) / £8 / £10 / MOTD

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!

Saturday 21 April

MUMBO JUMBO w/THE GOGO

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

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!

Tuesday 24 April

MIDNIGHT BASS: DRUM & BASS ALL NIGHTER

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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

 
Thursday 26 April

JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART + LANES (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £10 (early bird - sold out) / £14 (adv) / £16 (door)

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! 

 

Friday 27 April

HOTLINE x APH STUDIO

23:00-0300 £5

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….

Saturday 28 April

SPH BAND CONTEST (HEAT 2)

17:00-22:00 £7

Second round of the SPH Band Contest, featuring more live acts battling it out for supremacy:

JAMIE ROBERT ROSS
RIOT VANS
HOUDINI SAID NO
SMOKING JEFFREYS
MORE TBA

Saturday 28 April

SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES: OM UNIT & GROOVE CHRONICLES (JUNGLE SPECIAL)

23:00-03:00 £6 (sold out) / £8 / £10

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.

Tuesday 01 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

 
Thursday 03 May

ESCALATE

23:00-03:00 £4 / £5 / £6

 
In search of R&B anthems and classic hip hop with a bit of grime thrown in?  From old school hip hop to new chart-blasters, DJs The Black Bird Collective promise to have the dance floor heaving with brand new club night Escalate.  FACEBOOK
 
 
Friday 04 May

HEADSET

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Skillis (Big n Bashy) and friends playing garage, techno, house and bass downstairs, with old school hip hop upstairs.

Saturday 05 May

SOULSVILLE

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.  Upstairs: TBC.  Strictly party vibes.  FACEBOOK

Sunday 06 May

SKIN TIGHT (BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL)

23:00-03:00 TBC

Dancing with Soul Jam DJs and friends.  

Skin Tight is an occasional dance party from the people behind Headset and Soul Jam.

No strict music policy here, it’ll change as DJs do. 

Tuesday 08 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 11 May

SUBSTANCE x PULSE: BORIS (BERGHAIM)

23:00 - 03:00 £6 (early bird) / £8

It’s hard to pinpoint just what has made the previous joint Pulse-Substance parties so special, and after those nights with Rodhad, DVS1 and Blawan, the guest choice for the fourth instalment was a big call.  Shared experiences in the most celebrated of techno temples weirdly made it an easy choice though. While Boris Dolinski’s musical education stretches back to NYC’s Paradise Garage, the ‘multifunctional weapon of Berlin club life’ has been at the beating heart of the city’s scene since ground zero, and continues to boss it with the best of them to this day.  A long overdue Edinburgh debut!  FACEBOOK

 

Saturday 12 May

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 12 / £7 / £6 after 12 (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 15 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 18 May

ELECTRIKAL: BASSLINE & GARAGE TAKEOVER #2

23:00 - 03:00 £8 (GL - name on FB wall) / £10

Bassline & Garage takeover #2.  Expect our headliners’ catalogs to span across the whole spectrum of UK Garage, Grime and of course Bassline.

Saturday 19 May

RHYTHM MACHINE

23:00-0300 £6

Rhythm Machine is a night of performance art and dance music.  New artists present new work every month as DJs Yves and William Francis play everything from New Beat to Detroit techno.  This month, the DJs are joined by OH141‘s Sarra Wild. FACEBOOK 

Tuesday 22 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 25 May

LIONOIL: TELFORT

23:00-03:00 £5 / £7

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 Telfort all night to celebrate the launch of his new 12″ on the label.


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