MINISTRY OF SOUND

Ministry of Sound DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2017

This former bus garage revolutionised London clubland when it opened in the early 1990s. With its amazing soundsystem and attention to detail, Ministry played a big part in the ‘90s house music explosion by booking a load of the top US jocks to fly over to the UK and creating line-ups around them. They were a timely home for UK garage for a while, too, and a bit of drum & bass, but as other top London clubs like Fabric and The End put on cooler underground nights, Ministry line-ups started looking a little tired and largely catering for tourists. Not any more, though.

 

In the last few years, there’s been a real turnaround. DJ Harvey playing all night long last summer has now morphed into a quarterly residency for the iconic spinner. Adam Beyer has come onboard for some events, as has Dixon, and couple those top names with their Glitterbox residency and a smattering of DJ Mag events in recent years — plus the introduction of the pioneering Dolby Atmos surround-sound system in the main room (The Box) — and Ministry is back in the game. After all, who wouldn’t want to play on one of the best soundsystems in the world?Related image

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