10 Little Known Facts About Ministry's Biggest Tracks

Tupac, Dutch neoplasticism and matching knit-wear all make up 25 years of dance music.

It’s our fucking birthday (weekend)!

No celebration would be complete without a party or two, and because it’s us, we’ve even covered the music.

This new album documents Ministry of Sound’s musical footprint over two and a half decades. From trance to garage to electro-house to songs with hooks you’d rather forget, The Sound Of Ministry will have you swinging round in a nostalgia filled daze.

You know the songs, but do you know the facts behind them? Which 00s pop star is a mystery vocalist in 'I Wanna Feel' and which iconic lyric have you been singing wrong all along? We got this.

Mondrian is the artist who inspired part of the set design for ‘Rumble’, a music video that had a colour blocked Katy B and Tinie Tempah whirling around to KDA’s beats. Go behind the scenes of the sickest video of 2015 (probably?) with us here.


I Wanna Feel is a line taken from a Toni Braxton called "You’re Making Me High", sung by Kelli-Leigh Henry-Davila. The song’s male vocal is sung by non-other than Daniel Bedingfield.


"Hot Right Now" was officially the first drum and bass song to get to number one. Released in February 2012, it was the third in a hat-trick of Number One’s for Rita Ora.

One of the dancers from Eric Prydz’s iconic "Call On Me" video is Laura Jayne Smith, the sister of Dr Who’s Matt Smith. The music video was so popular that it went on to become a fully-fledged work out series, with Smith and the rest of the cast basically doing an extended version of the track for the purpose of fitness.

Ever wondered how the fuck that fresher’s anthem "Riverside" was dreamed up? Tupac. Obviously Tupac. The sample is taken from the film ‘Juice’, where Shakur plays a guy called Roland who turns to a life of crime.

"American Dream’s" Jakatta is an alias of the force of disco that is Joey Negro. The Defected regular has produced under many guises, however "American Dream", a track that samples music from the film American Beauty, was his most successful.


The singer on "Destination Unknown" is none other than Crystal Walters, from Gipsy Woman fame.

When Craig David performed "Re-Rewind" on Top of The Pops he wore a beanie hat and zip up cardigan that were matching in colour. He was joined on stage by a bongo drummer and keytar payer who double up as a backing dancers. Relive the pivotal moment here. 

The lyrics for Fedde le Grande’s celebratory "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" are not, as most would assume "put your hands up for Detroit/ I love this city" but in fact "Put your hands up for Detroit/ this lovely city" Mind = blown.


"PATT" is a remix of the original "Party All The Time" by none other than Eddie Murphy, released in 1985. 

The Sound of Ministry 25 is available to buy now.

More Birthday Fun:

Tall Paul's 25 Years Of Ministry Retrospective Mix

Ministry's 25th Anniversary Year Book

Justin Berkmann On The Early Days Of Ministry

Written by Tamara Roper

02 Sep 2016