Upcoming Events

Thursday 29 August

CLOSED FOR THE FRINGE / SUMMER HOLIDAYS

We are now ‘on holiday’ until the end of August, due to the lease for our building being taken over by Underbelly, as happens every summer for seven weeks. NB THE BUILDING DOES NOT BELONG TO US AND WE DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY AT ALL DURING THIS PERIOD.

Bongo nights happening elsewhere during the Fringe/August:

Friday 2nd August
Headset at Mash House
Soulsville at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House

Monday 5th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 6th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 9th August
Headset at Mash House w/ Roska
Hotline at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House

Saturday August 10th
Dr No’s Ska Club at Henry’s Cellar Bar

Monday 12th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 13th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 16th August
Headset at Mash House w/ Hodge, Debonair & 12th Isle
Messenger Sound System at Mash House
Disco Makossa at La Belle Angele

Saturday 17th August
Overground at Mash House

Monday 19th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 20th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 23rd August
Headset at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House
Disco Makossa at Mash House

Monday 26th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 27th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 30 August

CLOSED FOR THE FRINGE / SUMMER HOLIDAYS

We are now ‘on holiday’ until the end of August, due to the lease for our building being taken over by Underbelly, as happens every summer for seven weeks. NB THE BUILDING DOES NOT BELONG TO US AND WE DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY AT ALL DURING THIS PERIOD.

Bongo nights happening elsewhere during the Fringe/August:

Friday 2nd August
Headset at Mash House
Soulsville at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House

Monday 5th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 6th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 9th August
Headset at Mash House w/ Roska
Hotline at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House

Saturday August 10th
Dr No’s Ska Club at Henry’s Cellar Bar

Monday 12th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 13th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 16th August
Headset at Mash House w/ Hodge, Debonair & 12th Isle
Messenger Sound System at Mash House
Disco Makossa at La Belle Angele

Saturday 17th August
Overground at Mash House

Monday 19th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 20th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Friday 23rd August
Headset at Mash House
Messenger Sound System at Mash House
Disco Makossa at Mash House

Monday 26th August
Headset’s Gay Garage at Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday 27th August
Midnight Bass at Mash House

Saturday 31 August

RE-OPENING PARTY: MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM

23:00-03:00 £5 b4 12 and £7 after / £6 all night (students)

Following our 7-week summer hiatus, tonight we re-open our doors for Autumn with the mighty Messenger Sound System in full effect, as is customary.  Originally established way back in 1987 (!), Messenger, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Upstairs: Sound System Legacies explores the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring DJ Skillis plus guests…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!  2 Floors of music – Don’t miss!  Powered by Messenger Sound System. FACEBOOK

 

Tuesday 03 September

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  NB Midnight Bass is at The Mash House throughout August.

Friday 06 September

METROPOLIS: PROLIFIX & DYL'S BIRTHDAY SKANKOUT

23:00-03:00 £3 before 12, £5 after / £3 all night with an invite (flyer)

For this evening of madness we have carefully curated two rooms of DnB, Jungle, House & Techno, with  a host of guest dj’s as well as Metropolis Residents. Expect Cake, carnival vibes, and some of the best DJ’s in the capital. This is gonna be the party of the year.
Saturday 07 September

MUMBO JUMBO + LUCKY 7 SKA & REGGAE CLUB

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

Mumbo Jumbo mixes it up a whole heap.  Resident DJs Trendy Wendy, Steve Austin and Eva Crystaltips play everything from disco, funk and soul to electro and house: Saturday night party music all night long.

But Mumbo is very much a LIVE dance party, as ‘Bongo’ David Bernard gets busy on the live percussion alongside Erb & Ting (alias Al Roberts and Groove Armada’s MC MAD), also jamming live (guitar & vox).

AND upstairs it’s the LUCKY 7 SKA N REGGAE CLUB, with Tall Paul (The GoGo) and friends playing vintage ska, early reggae, calypso, 2-Tone, & Jamaican Sounds!

Two clubs for the price of one?! You bet!

Tuesday 10 September

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  NB Midnight Bass is at The Mash House throughout August.

Friday 13 September

ELECTRIKAL: SERUM + INJA MC

23:00-03:00 £10 (sold out) / £12 / £14 / MOTD

First up in September Electrikal have the mighty Serum (Souped Up, V Recordings) and one of their favourite mic men, Inja (Hospital Records), taking over the decks at Bongo!  A combination of hard graft and over 10 years of experience in DJing and production has seen Serum rise from relative obscurity into being one of the most prolific of the new breed of dnb producers. His mix of vintage jungle and futuristic modern jump up has shown widespread appeal, with tracks being picked up by many of the scene’s biggest labels, such as Dread, Creative Source and V Recordings as well as being one part of the hugely successful King of The Rollers signed to Hospital Records.  Line Up: Serum & Inja,
Electrikal Sound, Rince, TICKETS.  FACEBOOK

Saturday 14 September

HOTLINE

23:00-03:00 £3 b4 12 / £5

Hotline aims to create an all inclusive party full of women / POC / LGBTQ+ representation, where everyone is welcome.

Disco / funk / soul / hip hop / rnb / dancehall / afrobeat / techno + more.

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Tuesday 17 September

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  NB Midnight Bass is at The Mash House throughout August.

Wednesday 18 September

OSCILLATE: SESSION VICTIM (ALL NIGHT LONG)

23:00-03:00 £6 / £8 / £9 / £10

“With the start of the new academic year upon us, what better way to kick things off than with the first instalment of Oscillate SEASON 2.  Rated Edinburgh’s most smile inducing, body grooving, guaranteed marble losing night by anyone with good taste.  For the start of the new season we are delighted to be able to welcome Session Victim to our adopted home The Bongo Club.  These guys need no introduction to many; however, for those unfamiliar with their work, CRACK magazine recently said: “from their enthusiastic off-kilter live shows to their signature brand of sunny, sample-laden house, Hauke and Matthias have seemingly nailed the formula for inducing wall-to-wall smiles on a dancefloor”.   With a record collection covering several decades of hip hop, funk, disco and soul and as well as house and techno cuts, it’s Session Victim’s passion for uncovering dusty vinyl treasures and the feeling that can be captured on a miniature moment in wax that inspires both their DJ sets and production environment.  Foolish not to mention the calibre of their production ability, with hits such as ‘Good Intentions’ and ‘Never Forget’ these guys will have the floor moving all night.”  Tickets  / Facebook

 

Thursday 19 September

23 DEGREES: DJ DECOY (KURUPT FM)

23:00-03:00 £3-10

23 Degrees returns following our history of UKG party with the legendary Wookie, as we arrive to the capital for another old skool special. Joining us is Kurupt FM’s badman selecta DJ Decoy aka Danny Rankin, lands in town armed with an arsenal of dubplates stretching from Brentford to Jamaica. Carnival vibes guaranteed for this Dancehall/UKG rave.  Support from Skillis & Artiisan.  FACEBOOK

Friday 20 September

HEADSET

23:00-03:00 TBC

Headset features Skillis and friends playing garage, techno, house and bass downstairs, with old school hip hop upstairs.

Past guests:
Hodge, Kowton, Peverelist, DVS1, Slam, Beneath, Paleman, Mosca, Cera Khin, Wen, Parris, Facta, K-Lone, Laksa, Piezo, Cooly G, Sticky, El-B, Groove Chronicles, Roska, Scott Garcia, Champion, Murder He Wrote, DJ MA1, Chris Farrell, Bake, Danielle, Daisy Moon, Mother, DJ Crud, Greenman, Ribeka, Redstone Press, Partial, Hi & Saberhägen, Telfort, Percy Main

Saturday 21 September

SOULSVILLE: ANDREA MONTALTO

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

EH-FM co-founder and Paradise Palms regular in the guise of his monthly residency Riviera Paraiso, Andrea Montalto returns for another run of the Soulsville controls. Expect jazzy-latin atmospheres, deep disco, mediterranean gems, soulful house and some transcontinental melters…

Music of many colours since 2010.   Strictly party vibes.

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Tuesday 24 September

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  NB Midnight Bass is at The Mash House throughout August.

Thursday 26 September

WACK: MARQUIS HAWKES

23:00-03:00 £5 / £7 / £9

For the first of three nights in Wack’s Autumn Bongo Club residency, we are delighted to welcome our first international guest, Marquis Hawkes.

Mark Hawkins is one of the most consistent producers in the scene today, having released classic after classic for the best part of a decade. Marquis Hawkes is his house centred alias, which boasts an impressive release history.  His producing style centres around punchy and pumping house, a style of music that we identify strongly with. If you have been to a Wack night before, it is guaranteed you have heard one of his tunes before. His tracks are absolute set weapons.

As a DJ, Marquis Hawkes promises to bring the party wherever he goes. There is no messing around with his mixing style; straight up movers and shakers from start to finish. Expect to dance, very hard.

Friday 27 September

OVERGROUND

23:00-03:00 TBC

TBC

Saturday 28 September

MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM

23:00-03:00 £5 b4 12 and £7 after / £6 all night (students)

Originally established way back in 1987 (!), Messenger, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Upstairs: Sound System Legacies explores the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring DJ Skillis plus guests…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!  2 Floors of music – Don’t miss!  Powered by Messenger Sound System.  FACEBOOK

Tuesday 01 October

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £4 b4 12 / £5 / £1 off with name on FB wall

BIG basslines and SMALL prices form the ethos behind this weekly Tuesday night: DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, BASSLINE, GRIME, BASS, GARAGE.  NB Midnight Bass is at The Mash House throughout August.

Friday 04 October

ELECTRIKAL: HYBRID MINDS (SCOTTISH EXCLUSIVE)

23:00-03:00 £10 (sold out) / £12 (sold out) / £14


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