The biggest names in house and modern disco bring the vibes to Ministry of Sound
Our headliner for the night comes in the form of disco, house and funk expert, Dimitri from Paris. Despite his name, Dimitri was actually born in Turkey but grew up in the French capital. He was the host of the first ever house music radio show in France and he has a long and very Parisian record of soundtracking campaigns by various fashion houses, from Chanel to Jean-Paul Gaultier to Yves Saint-Laurent.
His debut full length, 1996's Sacrebleu, was named album of the year by Mixmag, helped pave the way for the explosion in French Touch music at the end of the decade and has gone on to become a modern classic. In 2012 he released a huge, dancefloor focused compilation Back In The House, with Defected Records. Recently he's been going back to his disco roots and headlined a number of high profile UK gigs, including having top billing at the massive Rinse 20 party at Ministry of Sound last October. You can see what went down in our Live From The Club video below.
Supporting Dimitri in The Box is house pioneer, Chez Damier. One half of the duo behind Prescription Records - widely regarded as one of the greatest house labels of all time. The Chicago DJ has played pivotal roles in the development of KMS, The Music Institute and The Bellville Three, all serious pieces of musical history that prove his remarkable contribution to dance music.
Rounding out our Saturday night Box roster is the London DJ collective behind one of the most successful disco nights in the country, Horse Meat Disco. James Hillard, jim Stanton, Severino and Luke Howard have been wowing crowds every Sunday night from their Vauxhall home for over half a decade now. The guys secured the first ever disco-only show on Rinse FM, which still broadcasts every Sunday from 1-3pm. Over the years the guys have released a number of compilations and have found fans in a lot of the UK's most exciting DJs, including Skream and Krystal Klear. If anyone knows how to bring an essential disco selection, it's these guys.