Ministry of Sound celebrate 20 years at the forefront of dance music with a new 5 disc live collection.
As part of the 20th birthday celebrations, Ministry of Sound has announced the 20:20 Project. An extensive range of activity throughout 2011 which included a free month-long multi-media exhibition, a 3 day birthday party at the London venue and a 20 date international tour.
As you’d expect from the label that sparked the DJ mix album revolution (and today’s leading compilation provider), Ministry of Sound are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a number of album releases. The first of which is Live & Remastered.
Live & Remastered is not just a deliciously put together compilation, but a time capsule of the history of house music. In the early days, the men and women at Ministry of Sound hit the record button on their DAT machine each week and captured mind blowing sets from the era’s finest DJs.
The sets are not recreated from archaeologists’ dust or polycarbonate moulding, but actual live recordings of five DJs at the peak of their game: Larry Levan, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Todd Terry and resident and co-founder, Justin Berkmann.
Ministry of Sound have taken the recordings and digitally re-mastered them for modern perfection. They tracked down the original license owners (no mean feat in itself), and licensed the tracks so the sets could be heard for the first time in nearly two decades. The results speak for themselves.
It is 20 years since Ministry of Sound opened and this is a fitting way to celebrate.