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London: The Gallery 19th Birthday at Ministry of Sound – W&W, Omnia & special guest John O’Callaghan

Pic - Gallery CrowdThe Gallery celebrates its 19th birthday at the Ministry of Sound on Friday 25th April, an extraordinary and unprecedented anniversary for a weekly club night. 

The party, which has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest DJs on the planet, has also been responsible for putting trance, progressive and electronic dance music on the musical map in London, providing the music that has defined a generation of clubbers. 

For this very special occasion, the celebrations will see headliners W&W joined by very special guest John O’Callaghan, backed up by Omnia and Lee Osborne in The Box.

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Dutch Duo, W&W, return after headlining The Gallery’s 2013 finale last December. A capacity crowd fuelled what was arguably the best Gallery show of recent times leading to Wilem And Wardt requesting to play the birthday.  Prolific producers and remixers W&W have recorded with Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Ummet Ozcan as well as remixing Armin Van Buuren’s ‘This Is What it Feels Like’, Zedd ‘Foxes’ and Krewella ‘Live For The Night’.

Continuing with the trance theme, Omnia returns for a third show at the club and will be presenting his productions from the new ‘A State Of Trance 65 – New Horizons’ CD, having personally been chosen by Armin Van Buuren to contribute. Omnia will be joined by Gallery resident Lee Osborne and crowd favorite John O’Callaghan, the Irish DJ producer who will be bringing the dark and devilish tracks popularized on his Subculture label to the proceedings and more than enough birthday classics to send the crowd stratospheric.

The Gallery’s biggest line up of the year will be topped off with D.Ramirez plus Gallery residents, Gavyn Mitchel, Graeme Lloyd, Steve Lee and Keypop in 103.

DVBBS & Borgeous feat. Tinie Tempah ‘Tsunami’ (official video)

Tsunami 042013 has seen 3 No.1 singles for Ministry of Sound, with hits coming from Bingo Players, Duke Dumont and Storm Queen. With 2014 in its sights, the world’s most successful dance label is gearing up for its next crossover hit with DVBBS & Borgeous’s ‘Tsunami (Jump)’, with a new vocal from Brit superstar, Tinie Tempah, following his previous featured hits with Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris. The epic performance video was directed by Fred Rowson, who commented: “From the moment I heard this track with Tinie’s vocal, I knew that the video would have to be visceral, distinctive, and have real swagger. I wanted it to be iconic, with an industrial, almost gothic aesthetic that we’ve created through the colour scheme and the physical installation that we built. The choreography is central to the way the video develops, and I took Rick Guest’s Royal Ballet photography as a reference point for how we’d portray this. We’ve edited the performances so they build in intensity to really capture the tone of the music”. The instrumental of ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ has already hit No.1 across Europe and on Beatport, clocked up 60 million collective YouTube views, over 800,000 Soundcloud plays, and received repeat UK radio support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (who has just premiered the vocal version on Radio 1), Pete Tong, Diplo, Danny Howard, Greg James, Diplo and Annie Nightingale, plus spins from Mistajam at 1Xtra. To date, the track has spent 14 weeks in the Shazam Top 200 chart, peaking at No.13 in the Top 20 pre release chart. DVBBS are Canadian brothers, Alex and Chris. The duo’s early singles ‘Initio’ and ‘DRVGS’, have taken the global EDM community by storm, and with shows alongside Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Rusko, Eric Prydz, Dada Life, Borgore and Steve Aoki, they’re rapidly becoming one of North America’s hottest live DJ tickets. LA’s Borgeous is another producer riding the crest of EDM’s next wave. His original productions ‘From Cali WIth Love’, ‘GANGSTEROUS’, ‘Rags To Riches’ and ‘Aggro’, alongside remixes of Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ (with The Cataracs) and his reworking of Ciara’s ‘Goodies’, have brought him much acclaim in 2013. The inimitable Tinie Tempah has just dropped his second album, ‘Demonstration’, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Pharrell, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Naughty Boy, Dizzee Rascal, 2 Chainz, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands. Following the success of Showtek’s ‘Booyah’ and Martin Garrix’ recent No.1, ‘Animals’, ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ is the next harder-edged EDM anthem to cut through in an ever-shifting dance music landscape.

MINISTRY OF SOUND 2014 – BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER

Ministry_of_Sound_004Ministry of Sound has fought for its right to party and won. Now it’s time to celebrate. On 24th & 25th January, the best club in the world returns for its 2014 opening parties – bigger, bolder and better than ever.

Following major investment and extensive refurbishment, Ministry of Sound will unveil a new look Courtyard, a stunning new VIP suite with a viewing gallery and two new balconies overlooking the 103 bar and it’s iconic main room, The Box. The already state-of-the-art technology gets an update across the venue and the world’s finest sound system receives fresh drivers.

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The London base for the world’s biggest DJs and the hottest new dance music talent, Ministry of Sound is home to the capital’s clubbing faithful who attend week in week out, and dance music fans who travel from across the world to lose themselves on its infamous dancefloors. With 2014 open for business, the next stage in Ministry of Sound’s evolution is about to begin…

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2014 Opening Parties…

The Gallery welcomes Anjunabeats on Friday 24th January with Super8 & Tab, Jaytech, Boom Jinx, Prok & Fitch and many more. 

Saturday Sessions – the club’s flagship event – returns on the 25th January with Danny Avila, Third Party and resident DJ, Patrick Hagenaar.

Further event line-ups and announcements to follow including Defected In The House with Masters At Work legend Kenny Dope (following their capacity NYE show with MK); Laidback Luke; Audio Rehab with Hector Couto; Fedde Le Grand; Basement Jaxx and Ninetoes; Cedric Gervais; Tommy Trash and John Dahlback; Catz N Dogz and Pirupa; Benny Benassi and so much more.