Jungle Magik is a night dedicated to classic and contemporary jungle and drum n bass, set up by DJ Kid, who was a resident at Manga (Edinburgh’s original, 90s drum n bass night) and later launched the Restless Natives label.
Jungle Magik has hosted select dates at Bongo since Autumn ’22, championing the legendary likes of Aphrodite and Fabio & Grooverider plus Kleu and Break.
We host two legends of the drum and bass scene, since forming together 25 years ago @fabioandgrooverider have been pioneers of the jungle/dnb community. Making a name for themselves across the UK we are very excited that @junglemagik is bringing them along. With support from Jungle Magik founder @djkidscotland and with tunes from @harryjackson_21 @_corran_ and @itsdarrison on mic duties.
Upstairs we have even more to offer with a span of jungle/garage/grime tunes from @ji_2001 @gilbo_____ @bartek_lech and @__thelastdaysofpompeii
Advanced tickets on RA
THIS WEEK AT THE BONGO CLUB
MIDNIGHT BASS: REFRACTA
Scotland`s biggest weekly drum and bass night. Featuring selections of dnb, garage, grime, jungle and more from local residents. More music upstairs as well!
Advanced tickets on RA
RAVE FOR UKRAINE X NEKTAR
A two night collab with @raveforukraine and @nektar.fm coming together for a charity night this wednesday. 70% of the proceeds will go to Voices of Children, a charity working to provide Ukrainian children suffering from PTSD with rehabilitative treatment and psychological aid.
CANDY FLIP PRESENTS: GABBER ME TIMBERS
@candyflip.scotland presents us with some of the most music bending genres of gabber and bass with a pirate themed night. With a set from @scottishgabberpunk and Candy Flip residents, expect a brand new kind of night as they shell the main room
Polish comedy night from acclaimed comedian @karolmodzelewski
JUNGLE MAGIK: FABIO & GROOVERIDER
@junglemagik invite along Jungle legends @fabioandgrooverider
Heavyweights of dnb and jungle, at the forefront of the scene since they started 30+ years ago, voted in DJ Mag`s poll of the greatest DJs of all time.
It`s an honour to have them here at The Bongo Club alongside some of the best in local talent across both floors.
SMALL FAKERS & THE KINKS EXPERIENCE
A gig appearance from @smallfakers a tribute band to mod legends the sensational Small Faces and The Kinks Experience, a tribute band re-creating the authentic live sound of The Kinks.
MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM
@messengersoundsystem are here with the return of @afrikansimba
Conscious Reggae music since 1987 with a high powered, custom built sound system. A fan favourite with Bongo regulars.
Tickets and more information to all events can be found on the Bongo Website -> thebongoclub.co.uk
TONIGHT: @andromeda.sounds welcomes ECFS`s @serenseo who wowed the crowd at Fly`s Boiler Room event this summer.
Tix flying: £10 // MOTD
Music: house, electro, techno
TUESDAY: @midnightbass_edi welcomes @polabryson for its 6th Birthday Pt I
This UK duo have been whipping up a storm on the dnb scene with a run of banging bootlegs and OG hits, their recent Phoneline tune with Emily Makis plus their flip of Adam F`s Circles being two stand-outs...
RM 1 //
Pola & Bryson
RM 2 // Garage & Breaks
ZO3 & gilbothecreator
Tix flying: £3.50 - £8 [£2 off at door with Bongo Dollar]
“Edinburgh’s hottest underground queer club night is back!” they yell, for “a hot n heavy night you’ll never forget!”
Music: UKG, electro, jungle and more
Tix: £5 (adv) // £10 (otd) / [£2 off w/Bongo Dollar]
“Listen up Edinburgh are you READY for Nightline’s first-ever club night??” they say. “To celebrate our 50th anniversary.”
The Great Gahooli
Music: house, garage, bass house, pop, techno, and `maybe some birthday surprises`.
+ face painting
Tix: £7 (adv via Fixr) // MOTD [£2 off with Bongo Dollar]
FRIDAY: @junglemagik welcomes Break whose turbo-charged remix of Goldie’s Inner City Life classic has been everywhere this year.
And his recent mix for the dnb All Stars YouTube channel is an hour of solid gold drum n bass bangers, demonstrating some very slick mixing skills indeed.
Prepare for pure FIRE.
Tix: £11 via Fat Soma // [£2 off at door w/Bongo Dollar]
SATURDAY: @messengersoundsystem is back where it belongs after rocking Summerhall this summer.
“Full Sound System Experience… Edinburgh’s longest running club night (est. 1987).
Conscious Reggae Muzik to rock your soul / Dubwize. Original Roots + Culture Experience. Good vibes every time.”
All tickets available via Bongo website and RA (plus other outlets, where listed above).
TONIGHT: @junglemagik presents
Jungle & Hip Hop Special
@djkidscotland v @nastizzlepic
£5 adv (RA/Bongo) // £7 b4 12 // £8
Nasty P has been a bastion of Hip Hop in Scotland for over 20yrs, supporting Beyoncé and Jay-Z (On the Run II Tour, `18), KRS-One, Roots Manuva, Rakim & many more.
He has also produced 5 albums, 2 EPs and hundreds of mixtapes and ran Edinburgh`s much-loved ‘I Love Hip Hop’ at Bongo (late 00/early 10s).
DJ Kid was influential in breaking Jungle music in Scotland (early 90s) and has performed alongside the likes of Goldie, Roni Size, Fabio & Grooverider across the UK, Europe and America for some of the most prestigious promoters of the day.
Known latterly for playing Drum & Bass, Jungle and Hip Hop are intrinsic parts of Kid’s musical journey.
#jungle #dnb #drumnbass #hiphop #cowgate #edinburgh
THIS WEEK AT THE BONGO CLUB
MIDNIGHT BASS: REFRACTA
@midnightbass_edi bring local talent and no stranger to The Bongo Club @refracta_uk for a headline show. He has been making waves across the drum and bass scene supporting the likes of Pendulum, Chase and Status and SHY FX. Don’t sleep on this one!!!
Drum & Bass/Jungle/Garage/Breaks/Grime
SLEAZE x HYPNOTIKK: MY ANALOG JOURNAL
“Four months after they last joined forces, Hypnotikk and Sleaze return to assemble the sleaziest slipperiest superhero team we’ve ever seen for a night like no other,”
“Edinburgh’s hottest young magazine and a collective who’ve been round the Cowgate block more times than you can say Bongo – what’s not to love?”
THE BIG GREEN (1ST BIRTHDAY): A CLIMATE POSITIVE PARTY
“After a year of Edinburgh parties, The Big Green celebrates its first birthday with its biggest event yet!” says promoter Jed Dutton. “All profits will go to The Green Team, a wonderful local charity running outdoor activities for young people and raising environmental awareness.”
JUNGLE MAGIK: DJ KID VS NASTY P (JUNGLE & HIP HOP SPECIAL)
“We’ve decided to do something different for our last event at the Bongo Club until we return in September. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop’s birth; for one night, we’ll celebrate Jungle and Hip Hop music together under one roof, expertly pieced together by two of Scotland’s most recognisable DJs for their chosen musical styles, making for an epic night of beats, rhymes and basslines.”
Jungle/Hip-hop/Drum and Bass
FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!!!
Emilozo (Solo.1 Album Release)
SOULSVILLE INTERNATIONAL: ST SUNDAY (EHFM)
Soulville International welcomes EHFM bossman, Saint Sunday. A great DJ with great selections – what more could you want?
Boogie / Disco / Soul / World-Wide Rhythms
Tickets and more information found on the Bongo Website
This week we are open Tuesday - Saturday at the club!
Liquid Funktion vs Hijack at Midnight Bass
(DnB / Jungle / Garage / Dubstep)
WEDNESDAY *sold out*
Texture x Palidrone w/ Giant Swan (Live)
(Techno / Industrial / Acid)
SSL XL w/ Commodo & Messenger Sound System
(Dubstep / Grime / Dancehall)
Hotline w/ Nadia Summer, Aphrodite & Miss World
(Disco / Funk / RnB)