Any cake remaining from Ministry recent 25th anniversary celebrations unfortunately won’t be refrigerated. As another landmark birthday is fast approaching, one befitting of a freshly baked delicacy along with balloons and streamers to boot! So congratulations GLOBAL UNDERGROUND for reaching TWENTY years, an illustrious two decades in which GU releases plus their iconic events have been paramount in developing clubbing culture around the world.
So on Friday October 28th, The Gallery lays down an orange carpet to welcome some very special guests. Established GU ambassadors plus forward thinking new talent from the label, will ensure an emotional night across both The Box and 103 rooms - not only to reminisce about those good times but also for paying homage towards the label’s future.
Just announced – Dave Seaman
Despite commendations for his contribution to the ‘Renaissance’ series and own imprint ‘Selador,’ it is Dave’s work with Global Underground for which the Yorkshireman is most yearned for on a global scale. Each of Dave’s four compilations in the ‘City’ series were inspired by club performances on different continents - specifically Buenos Aries (released in 1999), Cape Town (2000), Melbourne (2002) and Lithuania (2010). Hence itself an indicator for Seaman’s status as pioneer within this genre, his music helping to fuel the subsequent burgeoning demand for electronic music in each country during these eras.
Crafting the aforementioned mixes enabled Dave to showcase a full spectrum of musical disciplines, all of which will be rejuvenated for The Box and integrated within an especially prepared performance on the night. So look forward to new re-works of classic Global Underground material down the years, plus those poignant picks from Dave’s crate which will always hold sentimental value in his rise to stardom.
Also Featuring: James Lavelle
With Global Underground synonymous for its seminal ‘City’ series, every CD of a forty two edition reign has undoubtedly helped accelerate superstar status for all cover artists. Including such luminaries as Sasha, Nick Warren, Paul Oakenfold and James Lavelle himself amongst others, where each mix iteration is regarded timeless and sounds fresh years after being released. However it could be argued out of James’ ground-breaking four contributions (Barcelona, Romania, Bangkok and Naples), his ode to Spain and 2001 debut is revolutionary within the whole series – as the first to incorporate a wide range of musical genres and affirm Lavelle’s love for showcasing eclectic sounds.
Hence for James’ eagerly anticipated return to London and Ministry of Sound, expect club orientated sounds inspired by these aforementioned cities which are all a hotbed of cultural diversity. Plus of course defining productions and remixes under the renowned UNKLE alias and finally those poignant Global Underground favourites which represent James’ love for GU as a whole.