Oct 26th – Subculture
After a sell-out ‘Subculture’ tour of Ireland, John O’Callaghan brings his famed concept to The Gallery. This carefully curated line-up is sure to uphold the cherished Subculture principles of uplifting and energetic trance, which has earmarked John as the most consistent in trance land. Along with O’Callaghan, Aly & Fila received rapturous praise for their performance at this summer’s iconic SW4 festival. From the ‘big top’ of Clapham Common to the top surroundings of Ministry’s main room, this adept paring are ready to rock!
Max Graham is a welcome addition to the Subculture roster, creator of mesmeric trance tunage such as ‘Airtight’ and ‘Sun in the Winter.’ Last but not least, a Gallery debut for Sneijder. Also hailing from the renowned Emerald Isle academy of trance, we look forward to him hammering recent releases on Armada Music and Subculture itself. A musical combination of light and shade, perfect to round off this forward thinking trance showcase.
Live Mix – Subculture At The Gallery
Flash back to last time Ministry hosted a Subculture session, November 2011. This was what a packed main room sounds like…
We also caught up with the head boy himself, ahead of his eagerly anticipated Ministry return.
Hi John, looking forward to the return of Subculture to Ministry of Sound?
Of course, Ministry is one of my favourite clubs to play. You can play brand new music every time, and you know the crowd gets it.
What inspired you to choose these specific artists on the line-up?
All three artists are good friends of mine, and in my opinion are some of the best names in their genre respectively. Max has been making some of the best progressive stuff in years, and it is widely known I am a big supporter of Sneijder. Aly & Fila, well they speak for themselves – trance legends!
Please pinpoint the one aspect, which makes the Subculture concept so unique?
Consistently great line ups, combined with proper organisation by former and actual clubbers. So they know what it takes to have a good night.
How was your previous visit to London, for SW4?
Fantastic. It started off fairly quiet in the arena, but then thanks to the rain it got rammed and it went off. A great day out!
Loving your new remix of Emma Hewitt’s ‘Foolish Boy.’ What software did you use to produce, was it difficult to keep those elements of the original?
Cubase 6. Yes actually it was a very difficult remix, as the original is basically rock. So I wanted to keep the song itself in the breakdown, and then melt into some club acid - not an easy transition! But working with Emma was a pleasure…
Finally in Gallery tradition, 3 words to describe your forthcoming set?
Melodic, dynamic, energy