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HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT BONGO

26 October 2023 -

With Halloween becoming almost as big as NYE (if not bigger?!), there are quite a few Halloween themed events happening at Bongo this season.

THURS 26TH OCT: UPLANDS ROAST w/CHARLIE P, WENDS, VIXEN SOUND, 527 SOUND SYSTEM (DJ SET)

The unofficial start to Halloween, as promoters Uplands Roast haven’t declared it remotely haunted but they HAVE got a SOLID line up in, as per previous sold out events (with Mungo’s HiFi and General Levy).  Ace reggae vocalist Charlie P headlines this one, showcasing why he’s got one of the best toasting voices this side of Kingston with a bevy of extremely talents in support.

ELECTRIKAL SOUND SYSTEM (DNB HALLOWEEN): RODENT, POLLYANNA, HARRY JACKSON, D/RUSS, HONKIN HIFI, T-O-D, EOIN ++

Electrikal comes correct once again with another Wall Of Bass happening, this time inviting floor-shaking local sound system aces Messenger to provide the PA (the first in a series of such guest PA style events from them) and some of the finest dnb players on the Scottish circuit.  And, subtitled ‘DNB Halloween’, you can expect a more ghoulish playlist than usual.

MUMBO JUMBO: HALLOWEEN DANCE

Mumbo audience LOVES a Halloween party, as last year’s sold out event proved and this year shouldn’t be any different.  Expect a slightly spooky, party-starting selection of disco and house from residents Trendy Wendy, Steve Austin and Mairi B (live percussion & warm-up).  Upstairs YBZ Collective – DJs Texyo, Gilbo Zoe, William and Harry – deliver their mix of Garage, Techno, DnB, Grime, Dub & Rave.

MIDNIGHT BASS (BONGOWEEN ’23): LU.RE, ARFA, FEENA, SMIFF, MB DJs [SOLD OUT]

Midnight Bass’s ‘Bongoween’ party is now firmly entrenched as an annual tradition here and among the best nights out of the season and this year will be no different, as they welcome buzzing UKG newcomers Arfa (Brighter Days Family / Shall Not Fade) and Lu.Re (Kicks & Snares) to headline, with support from local champions Feena & Smiff (Postal / Red Room Sound).

NB This is now completely SOLD OUT.  However, if you’ve missed out on the chance of bagging a ticket, you might get lucky via RA re-sale or with someone else flogging (an) extra ticket(s) at the door, due to an over-enthusiastic purchase, flaky pals dropping out etc…

FEMMERGY: 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH

Femmergy’s 2nd Birthday Bash doesn’t have an explicit Halloween theme but, knowing them, they’ll be making some ghostly moves on the night!  LINE UP: Sweet Philly, CLO (2),
Groundskeeper Fanny, Annafleur, Katelate, Rianna, NANI, Matt.

OVERGROUND: RAVE TO THE GRAVE

Overground, on the other hand, are taking it all the way to the cemetery and back!  “On Halloween Friday (3rd Nov), Bongo Club enters the Twilight Zone for Part 2 of Overground’s Halloween Spooktacular,” they say. “R2TG will see our (g)rave digger DJs trace back the evolution of rave music. An anthology of hardcore; from the cradle to the (g)rave. Expect ghoulish garage, haunting hardcore, devilish dubstep, bloodcurdling breaks, and gruesome grime. Electrifying eclecticism to raise the undead.”

TAIS-TOI: NARCISS

We’re equally uncertain how much Tais-Toi’s guest will be digging into their Halloween playlist but we do know it’ll be banging!  Don’t miss this if you could use a shot of fast-paced Hard Groove action to get your pulse racing….

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FRESHERS’ WEEK AT BONGO

05 September 2023 -

Bongo will be open every night (bar Sunday) for this year’s Freshers’ Week, featuring no shortage of special guests, big events throughout and the action effectively kicking off a few days early….

THURSDAY 7TH SEPT: CANDYFLIP – ‘RAVETOPIA’

If you’ve arrived extra early, come check out Candy Flip from regular Bongo promoters Alien Disko.  This night flips the script/s of their regular playlist/s, championing some of the less well-known corners, the more niche genres, of the dance music scene, on this occasion shining a light on Donk, Makina, Bassline, Jersey Club, alongside a helping of less niche Drum and Bass.  The  line features “underground legends and rising stars who are masters of their craft”: Seaurchin, Amhailt.xox, Rodent b2b F:N and trap6mafia.   RA TICKETS

FRIDAY 8TH SEPT: OVERGROUND – ‘BACK 2 BONGO’

Bongo regulars for some years now, the Overground crew know how to throw a party, consistently hosting packed out events at the club  (and you can get a taste of previous nights via their photo album).   Following a slew of dates at Mash House and Sneaky Pete’s throughout August (when Bongo is always closed, due to the Underbelly), hence ‘Back 2 Bongo’, they advise as follows: “Expect hardcore, techno, garage, jungle and razor sharp cuts from the outer limits of club innovations. Limited FREE B4 MIDNIGHT advance tickets are available for the early birds. These are very limited and will sell out.”  Don’t sleep: RA TICKETS.

SATURDAY 9TH SEPT: TAIS-TOI x RARE: SHAMPAIN B2B IMOGEN

Relative newcomers to Bongo, Tais-Toi promoted DJ Hearstring here in January and then MRD for our Summer Closing event in July, with both events selling out.  As a special Freshers treat, Rare and Tais-Toi have teamed up to bring two very special acts their debut back-to-back.   LINE UP: Shampain b2b IMOGEN, Tais-Toi, Oakley CarterRA TICKETS.

MONDAY 11TH: ORIGIN FRESHERS SPECIAL

Last seen at Bongo in November ’22, student promoters Origin host parties around town championing some of the best DJs from the local student communities.  “ORIGIN is back for Freshers Week!” they say.  “Exhibiting Edinburgh’s finest student DJs across both floors of the Bongo Club, ORIGIN will be kicking the year off with a bang.”  LINE UP: Ferb, DJ Discgrace, Archie Holmes, Gabriel Hopton, George Kemp, Felix B2B Sam B2B Felix, Freddie Dumbill.  RA TICKETS

TUESDAY 12TH: MIDNIGHT BASS

Hosting weekly parties at Bongo since late ’17 (with these consistently hitting the club’s capacity since the end of the Pandemic), Midnight Bass is the home of all things drum n bass (some would say the spiritual home of the nu skool and cream of the burgeoning Scottish scene).  If you’re looking to get your midweek groove on or just soak up the buzz, look no further.

WEDNESDAY 13TH: PARADOX RECORDS W/FUNK CARTEL & BASTIANO

Fledgling promoters & local label Paradox make their Bongo debut with UK fraternal house DJ & production Funk Cartel, who recently capped a run of dates at London’s 93 Feet East venue by releasing a collaboration with legendary house music diva Ulta Nate (house music royalty, basically!)  Ooft.  LINE UP: Funk Cartel, Bastiano. RA TICKETS

THURSDAY 14TH: DISORDER FRESHERS’ SPECIAL W/ENTA

Disorder DJ/promoter Harry Jackson is a very well-known face at Bongo, as a result of popping up behind the decks at Midnight Bass (among other local dnb nights) on a regular basis.  He launched Disorder here earlier this year, to champion some of his favourite artists from the scene.  “Disorder is back again for its third instalment at Bongo for a freshers week special!” he says.  “This time inviting London based drum & bass DJ & Producer Enta, up for his Scottish debut. With a strong line up filled with heavy hitters this is sure to go off!” LINE UP: Room 1 (Drum & Bass): Enta, Myco B2B Kosmotix (Bass Injection), Peski, Harry Jackson, Verbivore MC. Room 2 (Techno / Hard Dance):
DV60 B2B Ryan Murphy. MORE INFO & TICKETS

FRIDAY 15TH: ALIEN DISKO: GLITCHGIRL, POLLYANNA + CLUB ANYWHEN: IN THE WILD

Alien Disko have hit Bongo and the Cowgate scene hard in the last year, with a run of dates flying the flag for hard and fast dance music of all persuasions.  Their 1st Birthday with French techno-trance star Axyom was a big one here back in March and this date promises to pull just as few punches as they welcome Spanish player Glitchgirl “to unleash her unique blend of genre-bending chaos upon us!”  they say.  “She has released several albums spanning a wide variety of sounds with elements of Breakcore, Drum and Bass, Hardcore, IDM, and Donk. Her DJ sets are an explosive concotion of 174+ BPM madness, focussed in Drum and Bass but always refusing to conform to traditional genre lines. Having played all across Europe and at events like Bang Face and Tramlines Festival, she now sets her sights on Edinburgh to bring the mayhem to Alien Disko!”  LINE UP – MAIN ROOM: GLITCHGIRL, Pollyanna (Sunday Service), Teknocrat (Alien Disko), Rodent b2b F:N (Alien Disko/Candy Flip).  UPSTAIRS: Morphamish (ETC/Riot Radio Records), Laldy, Live visuals from Pencase and Bloof.  MORE INFO/TIX // CHEAP TIX VIA RA

SATURDAY 16TH: CLUB NACHT x HOBBES MUSIC W/AUSTIN ATO

Club Nacht host a monthly party at the Mash House, celebrating all things house, techno, acid, electro etc.  Hobbes Music is an Edinburgh label, currently celebrating ten years of electronic music releases for all occasions (including, naturally, all things house, techno, acid, electro etc), with many on vinyl.  Following their big party with German duo COEO back in February, they team up again to present the unstoppable force that is Austin Ato, capping this season’s Fresher’s Week celebrations at Bongo.  ROOM 1: AUSTIN ATO, HOBBES. ROOM 2: NAMELESS BROS, PARADOX RECORDS. MORE INFO/TIX // BAG CHEAP TIX VIA RA.

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