Skip to main content

Global clubbing brand Ministry of Sound raid the airwaves this weekend on One Mix, Beats 1’s weekly radio show. GuyMac takes the decks, celebrating the launch of Apple Music’s exclusive Annual 2018 playlist. Expect plenty of house music with tunes from artists like Calvin Harris, MK, Solardo, Erick Morillo, Lee Foss, Black Coffee, David Guetta, and The Blaze.

Tune in here exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date: Friday 9th November 2018 - 21:00 LA / 00:00 NY / 05:00 UK

London hotspot Ministry of Sound cropped up back in 1991, a far cry from the commercial powerhouse it is today. In its inception, the nightclub was inspired by New York’s house venues, finding its home in an old car park in South London.

The neighborhood wasn’t the best, and the first night lacked alcohol and proper lighting. But, from the get-go, there was no compromise on sound. Great speakers and a dance floor built for bone-induction gave Ministry of Sound a distinct identity. DJs Jazzy M and Paul Oakenfold accompaned founder Justin Berkmann in providing the tunes that first night, kickstarting modern UK club culture.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix Is Launching a Music Academy to Help New Artists

The program will offer masterclasses from Garrix himself, among other initiatives designed to equip young artists with tools to navigate the music industry.


Here Are the Best Spotify Wrapped Memes of 2022

Let's laugh away all the tracking we let this giant tech company get away with this year.

EDC Vegas 2022_brphotoco-01

Insomniac's Unique Hotel Experience for EDC Las Vegas 2023 Is a "Rave Wonderland"

"Hotel EDC" will take over Resorts World’s Las Vegas Hilton next spring.

Back then, Ministry of Sound was the first nightclub of its kind to receive the UK’s 24-hour music and dance license - one granted smoothly because the nightclub chose not to serve alcohol. A bold move at the time, and one that befuddled critics and clubs alike.

Yet with its emphasis on sound over everything, the venue gained popularity like wildfire, largely through uncanny word-of-mouth appeal. Popular American house music DJs like Tony Humphries, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, and Roger Sanchez playing on a stellar sound system gave it a staggering draw.

Ministry of Sound has a 65-speaker, 22-channel sound system loud enough to tear one’s eardrums. Typically, the sound levels don’t even go over 45%. Also, it was the first club to experience Dolby’s revolutionary Dolby Atmos technology, adding dimensional layers to sound travel on the dance floor.

Flash forward to today, and Ministry of Sound has grown into a global entertainment business with an independent music label, an online radio station and over 2,000 worldwide events each year. The once underground London nightclub has emerged to the forefront of the UK dance music movement - but even seventeen years later, it maintains an uncompromising thirst for sonic prowess.

Follow Ministry of Sound:



Kideko - Beats 1 One Mix

Club-Pop Grooves with Kideko on Beats 1 One Mix

Describing the mix in three words as “summer, grooves, fun,” Kideko is ready to take listeners through an hour of house and disco.

Jayda G - Beats 1 One Mix

Rising Disco Talent Jayda G On Beats 1 One Mix

A marine biologist and music lover, last year Jayda G finished her masters degree while performing 80 international shows and wrapping up her debut album.



A venue that redefined the UK clubbing experience and is now a world treasure

Welcome 2019 Mixes - Beats 1 One Mix

Beats 1 One Mix Ends Year with 24 Hour Session Of 2018's Best Mixes

There's something for everyone with mixes from electronic music mainstays The Black Madonna, Carl Cox, and Moby, modern stars Martin Garrix and Alison Wonderland, and rising producers SG Lewis, M22, and George Fitzgerald.

Nic Fanciulli - Beats 1 One Mix

An Hour Of Underground House Music From Nic Fanciulli On Beats 1 One Mix This Week

Expect music from Adam Port, Jansons, El Mundo, Carl Cox and George Fitzgerald. Plus, Nic Fanciulli's unreleased remix of Calvin Harris’ One Kiss.

Calvin Harris - Beats 1 One Mix

A Taste of the Underground with Calvin Harris on Beats 1 One Mix

Known for his radio-ready beats and star-studded collaborations, Calvin Harris goes underground on Beats 1 One Mix.

Hammer - Beats 1 One Mix

An Hour of Downbeat Electronica with Hammer on Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Belfast-born, London-based Hammer went from blogging about music to producing and touring.

Dombresky - Beats 1 One Mix

French Rising House Producer Dombresky On Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Funky, feelgood, melodic, driving, Dombresky loves house music in all its facets.