103 – House Music All Night Long:
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1)
Loft - Deliverance
Baby Box - Illumination
An honour for The Gallery to spearhead Ministry Of Soundâ€™s big â€˜two-oneâ€™ weekend. Their cherished home for the past five years, The Gallery is now firmly established as the biggest celebration of Friday night in the land. Frolics a plenty, where friends and even marriages have been made! Whilst any 21st is a time to reminisce about good times, itâ€™s also key to look towards the future. Hence fitting we curate a stunning line-up, with acclaimed artists that embrace these two key notions.
Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! It can only be EDDIE HALLIWELL, a natural choice after headlining Ministryâ€™s landmark 20th birthday sell-out. A nomination for Mixmagâ€™s â€˜Greatest DJ of All Time,â€™ warranted by an unrivalled technical ability. Spell binding scratching and CDJ trickery, enhanced with a track selection second to none. Proof being Eddieâ€™s illustrious main room CV, boasting regular appearances for Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Toolroom Knights. The Gallery signifying a harder sound on which Eddie made his name, the latter adopting a funky, chunky sound â€“ without neglecting that vital uplifting ethos. The epitome of versatile, this occasion promises a soundtrack full of anthems dominating Halliwellâ€™s current Cream Ibiza residency. But forget the White Isle, SE1 is the place to be. Eddie is THE charismatic showman, to do the legacies of both The Gallery and Ministry proud.
TRITONAL is, quite simply, pure emotional trance. A 21st birthday call out to all â€˜Tritonians,â€™ labelled arguably the most devoted fans around. Remarkable when considering the duo were newcomers to last yearâ€™s DJ Mag Top 100. But if fortunate enough to witness their previous two rousing outings, itâ€™s clear why Tritonal were essential for this momentous occasion. Tracks like â€˜Still With Meâ€™ responsible for unequivocal displays of emotion and unity, with its poignant vocal and dramatic melodies. Also having contributed the catchy â€˜Azucaâ€™ to our ground breaking â€˜Social Deconstructionâ€™ compilation, Tritonal have earned their right to be part of The Gallery framework for years to come.
Finally NICKY ROMERO rounds off proceedings, a funky warm up as per his memorable Gallery debut last year. After standout shows for the mammoth 2012 Global Gathering and Tomorrowland festivals, Romero recently recorded â€˜Symphonicaâ€™ with a full piece orchestra. Combining classical strings with a dark underground hook, itâ€™s the forward thinking concept on which this 21st celebration is based.
Next door in the 103, the party is no less intense. A happy Gallery debut for DANNY HOWARD, the hottest new talent to emerge from BBC Radio 1â€™s esteemed roster. Current presenter of the legendary â€˜Dance Anthems,â€™ Danny opened Radio 1â€™s flagship Ibiza Weekend last year, to widespread critical acclaim. In his own words, expect â€˜big room, sexy house.â€™ A must, for all 21st birthday knees ups.
Heartfelt birthday wishes from The Gallery, hereâ€™s to another 21 years. The worldâ€™s best DJs, showcased on the worldâ€™s best sound system. Excellence in the art of sound? Weâ€™ll let you know when the cake arrivesâ€¦
10.30pm â€“ Close
Ministry Of Sound
103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
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Contact: 020 3142 6756