2016 three CD collection. After a two-year hiatus, Ministry's multi-million selling series returns with Anthems Soul Classics. Soul music, for it's namesake, has one characteristic like no other music genre… A pure, heartfelt warmth that shines through it's gospel routes into melodies that defined a generation. Anthems Soul Classics is the definitive collection of the biggest names and greatest sounds in soul.
Featuring massive No.1 hits "Tsunami" from DVBBS & Borgeous and "Animals" by Martin Garrix along with modern party anthems from superstar DJs of the moment such as Avicii, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.
Moving into the world of rave and bass, kicking things off on mix two with DJ Fresh's "Dibby Dibby Sound" along with huge top ten hits from the likes of Rudimental, Chase & Status, Disclosure, Storm Queen and Breach.
Most notably the 90s, when Ministry of Sound was born and owned the club sound of that decade. As anyone from the 90’s will testify, the nights were longer, the fashion was cooler and the music was even better. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise that Ministry and bringing back the nostalgia with one of our most popular compilation series to date.
Party season has arrived. So it's time to get into the groove and make it a night to remember with the original club classics compilation! Yes. Get funked up with Ministry of Sound and sixty funk fuelled dance floor disco anthems. Get down on it and shake your groove thing to the biggest sounds from The Jacksons, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Kool & The Gang, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Cameo, Shalamar, Cheryl Lynn, Lipps Inc, Peaches & Herb, Anita Ward. And the beat goes on!
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.
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.
Ministry of Sound presents the ultimate collection of sweet, smooth sounds pitched perfectly for listening pleasure! CD1 gets into it with a smothering of legendary tracks from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye before the satin sounds of Luther Vandross and Barry White. Next, disco classics from Chic, Sister Sledge and Cheryl Lynn will get you to your feet for the juiciest offerings of Evelyn Champagne King, Hall & Oates and Bill Withers. We’re just getting started as CD2 keeps you moving with a drizzle of Lionel Richie, Rufus & Chaka Khan and Kool & The Gang before a pure liquid groove from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Finally, CD3 brings back the 90s sounds of Sade, Soul II Soul and Brand New Heavies before the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Shola Ama and Angie Stone will have you swaying to every note. This collection is smoother than silk, Scotch or melted Belgian chocolate … and it’s guaranteed to get you moving but remember, it ain’t Smooth if it ain’t got that Groove!
UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, the Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.
Ministry of Sound presents Chilled, a serene selection of beautiful music guaranteed to soothe the soul. 3CDs of huge current hits and enduring classics. Lay back, sink into your sofa and wrap yourself up in this tranquil compilation. CD1 showcases some of the finest in singer songwriter talent. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, alt-J, London Grammar and Hozier are just a few of many hugely talented artists whose flawless music make up this disc. CD2 presents the best in chilled house with artists such as Coldplay, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Mr Probz representing this ever growing and popular sound. Last but by no means least is CD3 packed with chilled classics. A selection of timeless favourites from prominent artists such as Radiohead, Massive Attack, Zero 7, Faithless, Royksopp, Moby, Air, Fatboy Slim, Morcheeba and Groove Armada.