DJ Mag Says We're The 23rd Best Club

In their annual Top 100 Clubs.

Everyone loves lists

Lists are good aren't they? Did you know you can assign numbers to your lists as a handy way of ranking things from best to worst? You can make a list of anything - top holiday destinations, top TV chefs, top cats. The list of possible lists is endless.

Anyway, yesterday DJ Mag ranked us number 23 in their Top 100 Clubs of 2016, you can read the blurb they wrote about us, featuring a non-ironic use of the word pukka, below.

"Ministry is a global clubbing institution, pivoted around its celebrated premises in Elephant & Castle in south-east London — an inner city area that it’s been instrumental in regenerating over the past two-and-a-half decades. For indeed, like DJ Mag, Ministry is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Modelled on the Paradise Garage, Ministry was invaluable to the growth of house music in the UK in the ‘90s. One of the first ‘super-clubs’, it conquered the world thanks to some cannily-signed hit singles and authoritatively-sourced compilations. Always though, without fail, there were the club-nights every weekend. Although it had a few moaning detractors in the noughties, it remains a great club — pukka soundsystem, great layout etc — and has upped its game again, bringing in brands like Rinse, Defected, Doorly & Friends and Bedrock with John Digweed recently to cement its rep as a crucial clubbing space. Who wouldn’t want to play on Ministry’s celebrated soundsystem?"

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Written by Matthew Francey

01 Apr 2016