Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound London club opened in 1991 in a disused bus garage located in Elephant & Castle in Southwark, London inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage.

Ministry of Sound’s London nightclub came from DJ Justin Berkmann, who set out to create London’s first club devoted to the American house music scenes of New York, Chicago and Detroit.

The Annual went on to sell over 160,000 copies and paved the way for a now-global label with over 50 million dance albums and singles sold to date.

Ministry of Sound has a network of international labels including dedicated offices in Australia, Germany and the United States. Its record label was first established in 1995 with the release of The Annual, a compilation album of various dance music tracks mixed by UK DJs Boy George and Pete Tong.

Ministry of Sound run 600 international events per year which span the UK, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Europe. Events range in size from intimate 500 capacity spaces to a yearly European Festival in Malta, which is 5000 capacity. Annually these events are attended by up to 600,000 clubbers.

The Ministry of Sound Radio produces several syndicated radio shows from its London studios that are broadcast on radio stations all over the world.