We take a look back at the DJs with the biggest impact on 23 years at the forefront of dance music
Our club first opened it's doors on 21st September 1991, which means that it's four days until our 23rd birthday! In honour of our twenty third year at the top of UK clubbing, Ministry of Sound Radio have compiled an exclusive mix of the twenty three DJs that helped shape Ministry of Sound.
You can listen to the two hour mix below and read the tracklist along with some of our reasons for including certain acts after the jump.
Fedde le Grand – "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" - Was released by Ministry of SOund recordings back in 2006 and has played at the club more times than we can count.
Benny Benassi – "Satisfaction" - Was also released on Ministry of Sound and Benny will be taking charge of soundtrack duty at our 23rd birthday party.
David Morales – "Needin U"
Bob Sinclar – "I Feel For You"
Pete Tong – Livin' Joy - "The Dreamer" (Junior's Sound Factory Mix) - Taken from The Annual 1, 1995. Track 1, CD2 – Mixed by Pete Tong.
Roger Sanchez – "2gether"
Todd Terry – Ultra Nate – "Free" - Taken from Todd Terry: Ministry of Sound Sessions Eight, 1997. Track 1, CD2.
Tony Humphries – Mother – "All Funked Up" (Mother's Pride Mix) - Taken from Tony Humphries: Ministry of Sound, The Sessions, Volume 1, 1993. Track 1, CD1.
Paul Oakenfold – Hard Drive – "Deep Inside" - Taken from Paul Oakenfold :Ministry of Sound, The Sessions Vol 2, 1994. Track 3.
Masters At Work – "To Be In Love"
Defected – Simon Dunmore – Storm Queen – "Look Right Through" (MK Remix) - Released by Ministry of Sound/Defected, went to Number 1 in 2013.
Larry Levan – Pleasure Pump – "Fantasize Me" (Dub Mix) - Taken from Ministry of Sound: Live and Remastered (20th Anniversary), 2011. Track 1, CD1 – Mixed by Larry Levan.
Frankie Knuckles – "Your Love" - Along with being one of the first American DJs to play our club, Frankie played his last ever set at Ministry of Sound in 2014.
François Kevorkian - Francois K - "Road of Life" (Soundscape) - Taken from Ministry of Sound: François Kevorkian Masterpiece, 2008. Track 3, CD3.
Sasha and Digweed – Keiichi Suzuki – Satellite Serenade (Transasianexpress Mix) - Taken from Ministry of Sound: Northern Exposure, 1996. Track 1, CD1 – Mixed by Sasha and Digweed.
Mark Knight – "Your Love" - Mark is an ex Ministry of Sound Club Resident, who now runs Toolroom.
Michael Woods – "We’ve Only Just Begun" - Another old Ministry of Sound Club Resident. This track was released by Ministry of Sound in 2012.
Erick Morillo – "Stronger"
Markus Schulz – "Rotunda" - Taken From Ministry of Sound: Trance Nation – Mixed by Rank 1, 2011.
Above and Beyond – Passenger 10 - "Mikado" (DJ Tatana Intro Dub) - Taken from Ministry of Sound: Trance Nation – Mixed by Above and Beyond, 2009. Track 1, CD1. A&B started their Radio show on Ministry of Sound Radio. They used to eat Nandos in the studio!
Boy George – 20 Fingers Feat. Gillette – "Short Dick Man" (Red Jerry Mix) - Taken from The Annual 1, 1995. Track 1, CD1 – Mixed by Boy George.
Judge Jules – Freestylers Featuring Navigator - "Ruffneck" (Original Mix) - Taken from The Ibiza Annual 1998. Track 1, CD1 – Mixed by Judge Jules.
Justin Berkmann – MFSB – "Love is the Message" - It’s really hard to identify one track, I think most DJ’s from this era probably would say; "Love is the Message’’.
Obviously there are more than 23 DJs who have played their part in the shaping of Ministry of Sound over the years. So we want to give a special nod to those who we couldn’t fit into the list: Armin van Buuren, Armand van Helden, Paul Van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Basement Jaxx, Ferry Corsten, CJ Mackintosh, Danny Rampling, Kenny Carpenter, DJ Harvey, Deep Dish...
17 Sep 2014