Ministry of sound
Ministry of Sound (MoS) is one of the most famous nightclubs in the world of electronic music. Located in Elephant and Castle, Southwark, South London, Ministry of Sound was one of the key locations in the development of house music in Britain in the early 1990s. DJs mix live sets on Friday and Saturday each week. The MoS boasts two spacious dance floors as well as a Sony PlayStation room and Absolut chill bar.
In recent times, the Ministry of Sound brand has expanded with franchise clubs being opened in Asia, and club tours taking place worldwide. Mos Taipei (No. 310, LenQun 3rd. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan) opened March 25, 2004 and MoS Singapore (Block C The Cannery, River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022) opened December 16, 2005. The former MoS Bangkok nightclub (Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand) (2002–03), the first outside the UK, is now closed.
Ministry of Sound is also a record label that produces many compilations each year, featuring many artists. These compilations are compiled from many different genres of music, but primarily the dance, house, and trance genres. In January 2006, the company purchased record label Hed Kandi from The Guardian Media Group and plans to continue maintaining the brand.
Ministry of Sound was founded by, and is still largely owned and controlled by, Jamie Palumbo, son of property developer Lord Peter Palumbo. Profits from the MoS brand put Palumbo on the Sunday Times Rich List 2004, with an estimated worth of £136m.
Ministry of Sound Radio operated on DAB in London on the Switch Digital multiplex, but closed in December 2002. A "radio" stream continued via the website, and MOS Radio re-appeared on satellite in May 2006, launching to the Sky Digital EPG on June 6, 2006
Ministry of sound