15 October 2018 - Andy
31 August 2018 - Andy
Launching at The Bongo Club, Distrikt is presenting to you some of the best drum and bass, bassline and garage dj’s in the current scene and who better to headline our launch than DJ Q!
Part of the TQD collective, DJ Q is an innovative bassline DJ who is set to raise the roof for the first event. With recent performances at Boomtown and Lovebox festivals earlier this year, this event is one that is not to be missed!
Tickets have been flying, so don’t hang around if you’re keen! Grab one here.
, News Tags: bassline
, DJ Q
29 December 2017 - Andy
It’s been a long, hot summer… Have you missed us? Come show the Bongo dance floor some love!
High Grade Sound System Experience
Original Roots Advertiser since ’87…
Conscious Reggae Muzik / Dubwize.
Full Custom Built Sound System.
Good vibes/ heavy duty bass line…
Room 2 – Sound System Legacies with DJ Skillis and crew playing jungle, dub, garage, dubstep.
2 Floors of music – Don’t miss!
Powered by Messenger Sound System.
, News Tags: dub
, Messenger Sound System
, Re-opening Party
, Sound System Legacies
31 March 2016 - Andy
Headset tickets have been flying out the door since the event was announced in November and there are only fifty remaining tickets to be had now (4.30pm, 29.12.17), so don’t hang around if you’re keen to come to the Bongo for NYE.
The event features headliner Hodge (from Bristol) plus local star Telfort, with a veritable smorgasbord of local DJ support.
In short, this will be another great Hogmanay party at the Bongo, with everyone welcome!
THE LAST 50 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
Room 1 (Garage / Techno / House):
Ami K (Hi & Saberhägen)
Room 2 (Hip Hop / Funk / Reggae / RnB):
Soul Jam (Sneaky Pete’s)
Brother Most Righteous
DJ Jonny Cashback
Skanky B & Drowzee (Electrikal)
• D&B Sub Sound System
• Licensed Beer / Smoking Garden
• Sofa Room Upstairs
Past guests at Headset: DVS1, Paleman, Hodge, Kowton, Peverelist, Beneath, Sticky, El-B, Groove Chronicles, Scott Garcia, Champion, Parris, Facta, K-Lone, Chris Farrell, Danielle NTS, Murder He Wrote
, News Tags: Ami K
, Brother Most Righteous
, hip hop
, Jonny Cashback
, New Year's Eve
, r 'n' b
, Shapework DJs
, Skanky B
, Soul Jam
24 March 2016 - Andy
Following President T and Sir Spyro, who played the club in February, Big n Bashy welcome pioneering grime / ‘sublow’ producer Jon E Cash (Black Ops) plus Dread D (aka T Williams) on Sat 2nd April. More info about the Black Ops label / crew here, here and here.
Back back in the day, before Grime there was Garage: too many types to mention, be it Chocolate Sweet Boy through to 2 step through to the darker vibes that started dubtep…….In between these times were DJs, producers and labels boldly breaking ground with new sounds and laying the foundations for future current UK sounds.
One of those producers is the mighty Jon E Cash, who had his own, signature sound and style which forged and heavily influenced the sound we know as Grime today as well as starting the much revered Black Ops label which was responsible for close to 50 releases breaking many new sounds and producers such as: Dread D, Charmzy as well as Jon E Cash’s own productions which are still in demand to this day.
Joining us on the night: Jon E Cash will be on mic hype duties alongside a very special suprise guest of Black Ops fame on decks playing classic Black Ops dubplates to make regular DJs weep.
, News Tags: 2 step
, Black Ops
, Dread D
, Jon E Cash
, T Williams
, UK Garage
13 January 2016 - Andy
Bass music innovator Zomby headlines for Electrikal this Friday 25th March and we’re super-excited to be welcoming him to the Bongo.
Zomby – a beast perhaps as mythical as Burial in UK bass lore, but with the ability to take the essential characteristics of numerous genres and fold them into a neat origami-like masterpiece. After his ode to carefree hardcore anthems with ‘Where Were You In ‘92?’ and digital dub classics like ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘Spliff Dub’, he’s now graced us with both the the funky-ass ‘Let’s Jam!!!’ series and a stone cold eskibeat with Wiley (just to tick every damn box).
There’s a good interview with him from 2013 on Pitchfork and this much older one (from 2009) on FACT is also quite revealing.
This mix for Dazed is a good reflection of what he might be expected to play for the club.
And this more recent mix for Benji B on Radio 1 shows a more introspective side.
Tickets and more info here
, News Tags: bass
, UK Garage
Headset’s first guest booking is the original UK Garage legend Noodles (Groove Chronicles). After a series of successful residents parties in their first year, they start off 2016 with a UK Garage Special, headlined by original don Noodles (one half of Groove Chronicles). A big player in the scene for 2 decades, Noodles brings nothing but bass and grooves to the dance floor. Support comes from local garage producer Guised and Witness (Sneaky Pete’s) residents Skillis, Fault Lines & Squelchy.
Having recently left the hustle and bustle of London in search for a slightly less hectic atmosphere, it is clear when speaking to Steven Jude aka Noodles that music is still his number one priority. Finally getting the vast majority of his record collection out of storage and beginning to get back in the studio.
Ever since playing at one of the original raves in Paris at the tender age of 17, you only need hear him play for a matter of minutes to know that his attitude to music is fundamentally the same and that his objective is to make people dance. His history working in record stores and selling vinyl records has given him the opportunity to get years of valuable face-to-face feedback on the music from the then thriving community that was listening to it.
Adamant that “those who try to be trendy out-trend themselves” he has consistently tried using his label DPR to release the music he loves. With releases dating back to 1997 it was the first outlet for his seminal Groove Chronicles project where began to push his unique hybrid sound. With tracks such as “Angel Body”, “Stone Cold” and “Black Puppet” still in heavy rotation many credit the project as one of the key foundations that musical movements such as 2step/dubstep and grime were built upon. (Written by Misbah Anjum-James)
, News Tags: garage
, Groove Chronicles
, UK Garage