At a glance, this 35-track, two-CD set looks like it's combining two 1960s albums by the Ministry of Sound with bonus tracks. It's not; the Ministry of Sound issued just one single, and this is a witty facsimile of how their discography might have played out if things had turned out differently, complete with mock artwork for two LPs, one from 1966 and one from 1968. So almost all of these 35 cuts, all recorded between 1966-1968, were previously unreleased; the only two that actually came out in the 1960s were on the 1966 single "White Collar Worker"/"Back Seat Driver." The group did deserve better than just one official single, but nor was its output particularly deserving of deluxe treatment.
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.
No other music has held such revolutionary possibility as hip-hop and to celebrate 30 years of this innovative genre Ministry of Sound brings you the latest instalment in our epic Anthems series. The inspirational pioneers of this unique culture are all present on this essential release that begins with classic club anthems from artists such as Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr Dre, Cypress Hill and Gang Starr. This anthology is summarised with a taste of where the scene has developed into the modern era with a collection of no1 smashes that still blow up the dance floors across clubs worldwide. Kick back and educate yourself in a sound that is breaking more barriers and reaching an ever-wider audience than ever before and still to this day. Anthems Hip Hop - the music that inspired a generation.
For 25 years Ministry of Sound have been the pioneers of dance music, championing new music through two decades dance music is deeply embedded in our heritage. However, there is one genre of dance music that we hold closer to our heart than all the others and that genre is HOUSE music. We have a special bond that has allowed us to be the creators of moments; to reignite memories and to live on through generations we dont play house music. We are house music and this is Ministry of House. The popularity of house music has been evident in recent years with the huge success of Anthems House and the House That Garage Built which have sold over 200K copies combined. This time, we have raised the bar once again creating the ultimate album for anyone who loves house music.