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The Gallery, Ministry of Sound throughout January & February

Reported by Tristan Ingram on January 12, 2009

It’s a New Year, 2009 is upon us and it’s The Gallery’s 15th year of doing what we love; rocking Friday nights with the biggest and best jocks from all over the world





Ministry of Sound

103 Gaunt Street, London, SE16DP

Capacity: 1,500 // Tube: Elephant & Castle

Contact: 020 7247 4121 // 020 7740 8627 //

Prices: Members FREE B4 12am // Members £10 otherwise // NUS £10 B4 12am // £12 Advance

 £15 on the door // £6 after 3am

Advanced Tickets: // - 08700 600 100 //





John 00 Fleming

Marcel Woods



Gavyn Mytchel

The Viceroy


Luke Fair

Steve Lee

Lynda Phoenix

Luke Drewett

Baby Box:

Hosted by Another Wild Night


Hosted by Thirsty Disko


It’s a New Year, 2009 is upon us and it’s The Gallery’s 15th year of doing what we love; rocking Friday nights with the biggest and best jocks from all over the world. To kick start another year of doing it bigger and better than the competition, on Friday 23rd January we start with our traditional Gallery Free Members Party to reward those hardcore, loyal members of the Gallery faithful who are so instrumental in doing what we do. And with a brand new facelift at Ministry of Sound since our epic NYE session with Above & Beyond and Danny Howells, their simply isn’t a hotter ticket in town!!


To fire 2009 off to the perfect start the ever welcome and legendary talent that is John 00 Fleming returns to headline proceedings. Anyone present at his last appearance on Halloween will testify John is one of the best at what he does. John has long been one of those DJs truly respected across the dance music world for his honesty, integrity and dare we say damn good taste in music. A true pioneer bringing his years of experience, unwavering support for good music and a real, refreshing passion for the best music to everything he does. Whether it be the White Label Euphoria CDs that broke the mould in compilations, his outspoken views on dance music (much of which everyone is thinking, but too afraid to say) or his relentless gig diary to all corners of the world he is a purveyor of the psy-trance sound. His recent Euphoria compilation has been a runaway success shooting up the charts the world over; prepare to be treated to a head down, arms in the air psy-experience unlike anything else out there, we implore you to check it out!! Joining him will be Marcel Woods who continues to be an anthem producing machine. Defining the recent tech trance explosion recent tracks have included ‘On Fire’ and ‘New Feeling’ as well previous bigguns such as ‘Advanced’ and ‘Cherry Blossom’ Sure to bring some big lead lines and massive drops to the proceedings Marcel has been a busy man over the Summer months including many appearances on the White Isle at Judgment Sunday as well as some of the biggest festivals around. M.I.K.E. is an ever welcome guest at The Gallery, a place we are proud he calls home. The production machine has been busy over the past 12 months with his ever impressive Club Elite record label as well as bevy of new productions both under his MIKE guise and the legendary Push and Plastic Boy. With some heavyweight support from Passion main man and resident JFK as well as Gallery residents Gavyn Mytchel and The Viceroy this is an ‘arms in the air’ Box guaranteed to do the business!!


The Bar meanwhile welcomes the proggier beats of wicked producer and DJ Luke Fair. Ever since his Balance CD we have been huge fans of Luke and its always a pleasure to welcome him to the superb surroundings of the Bar. With a whole host of new talent and tried and tested names to come; the Bar remains an ever important powerhouse in the Gallery machinery and we are proud to welcome some of the biggest and best names to it each and every week. Joining Luke will be Gallery resident and all round legend Steve Lee who rocked the Bar big time at the Xmas Party and indeed has rocked it on each and every one of his appearances. Tonight will be no exception and if this is indeed your first Gallery or you have never checked out Mr Lee then we seriously implore you to head to the Bar to see one of the true greats do his thing. Joined by rising stars Linda Phoenix and Luke Drewett this is a right royal way to have it off 2009 style in the Bar. Another Wild Night are in charge of the Baby Box for tonight, with Thirsty Disko taking over The Lounge.


Gallery Annual Membership is a snip at only £10 per year. The benefits are huge and include cheaper admission EVERY WEEK (savings of £3-5), Queue Jump for Members and 1 Guest, Exclusive access to the Gallery’s VIP Lounge, FREE Tickets for you and your friends on your Birthday, FREE CDs, other FREE Members Parties throughout the year, plus loads more besides! To become a Gallery member simply email for more info.


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Judge Jules

Tall Paul

Sean Tyas

Niklas Harding

Gavyn Mytchel

The Viceroy


Judge Jules (House Set)

My Digital Enemy


Jon Gurd

Biased Guy

Baby Box:

Hosted by Filthy Dirty (1st Birthday)


Hosted by Plastic Fondu


The end of January is already upon us and with it being only our 2nd Gallery of the New Year we see no reason not to have it large for our end of month blow-out!! So to assist us in this ever popular and long held tradition we welcome the master of geologist’s conventions, the ever rocking Judge Jules to Ministry of Sound on Friday 30th January for not one, but two sets! Still a firm favourite at The Gallery and one of dance music’s hardest working ambassadors, Jules continues to be a huge tour de force with his Radio 1 show doing the business week in week out. With another huge season on the white isle behind him and an artist album ready to drop any time now, it’s going to be another huge year for the Judge. Joining him will be Gallery main man Tall Paul who makes the pilgrimage from his usual home in the Bar to drop another massive main room set in only the way he knows how.


Joining the fray will be self confessed lover of trance (with balls!) Sean Tyas. The Gallery fave has been carrying on his recent run of good form with yet more hit productions and remixes. Sean has shot to the top as one of the forerunners of the scene with his heavyweight productions and full-on DJ sets taking the trance sound and packing some heavyweight firepower behind it to huge reaction worldwide. Now a formidable name in the scene and with a gig diary that reads like the departures board of a major airport, we’re looking forward to welcoming him back after his last visit in October. Another rising talent on show tonight is Niklas Harding. His production work began under the ‘Arcane’ guise by teaming up with fellow Danish producer Anders Mikkelsen. Their track ‘Blue Circles’ was championed by Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Agnelli & Nelson and Markus Schulz. The follow up entitled ‘Ice Beach’ was hailed as ‘Tune of The Week’, voted ‘Future Favourite’ on Armin’s ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show and was one of the firm favourites of 2006 with all A list Trance DJs. Having gone on from there to rock dancefloors worldwide including te Sunrise Festival last year and several notable Gallery appearances this is his first Gallery outing at Ministry and we are looking forward to this young talent rocking it big time once more. Gallery trance resident and young gun The Viceroy rounds off the Box for the finale with Gavyn Mytchel on early door warm up duties.


The Bar again welcomes Judge Jules for the second of his two sets this evening, this one being the ‘house’ version. Famed for playing house sets in Ibiza at his Judgement Sundays parties, the Judge knows who to please the crowd, so get ready for some heavy house bombs!! Next up are My Digital Enemy who combine DexnFX sets with one of them DJing and the other 2 either side on laptops and laying in vocals over the mix. With a bevy of tracks including the Tiesto supported Flamenco Loco and their new MDE label these guys are serious talents to watch out for and will be rocking the Bar on a number of occasions in 2009. We are delighted to welcome them to the end of month madness… trust us when we say they are something truly special. Joined by legendary duo Mutiny who are no strangers to doing it big time for us at Gallery along with production powerhouse Jon Gurd (oh yes he of Rendition fame) this is all set to be another stormer of a Gallery. All this plus the Filthy Dirty crew who celebrate their 1st Birthday in the Baby Box, whilst Plastic Fondu demonstrate why there a big favourite at The Gallery in the Lounge. Go on… you know you want to.


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Marco V

Sister Bliss

Ricky Stone (Debut)

Marcus Schossow

Gavyn Mytchel

The Viceroy


Pete Gooding

Filthy Rich

Young Punx

Natalie Parker

James Edwards & David Minns

Baby Box:

Hosted by Evissa

Mike Mac

Ian Dunne

Mezza Sound System

Danny Dee

Dave EJ


Hosted by Subbass DJs

Special Guests TBA


February is here already and to kick start the month’s festivities we welcome back the Dutch purveyor of beats, Mr Marco V to London’s Ministry of Sound on Friday 6th February. After once more storming The Gallery in December as well as providing a truly memorable Gallery Xmas CD, Marco is back to do it all over again. With a real cross section of musical influences and styles this producer / DJ is always a guaranteed crowd pleaser and continues to raise eyebrows with a unique sound that is continually evolving. Never one to be pigeon holed, the MOS’s awesome sound system in the Box provides the perfect surroundings to truly appreciate this legends bevy of anthems and tunage. A recent run of new tunage has proved once more Marco’s credentials as one of the finest and most consistent producers around. Tracks such as ‘Coma Aid’ and ‘A Journey Into Sound’ have been blowing up in the Gallery main room for some time now and we are eager to hear the latest studio offerings from the Dutchman. Joined by Gallery resident Sister Bliss, providing the perfect warm up to Marco, Bliss continues to wow The Gallery faithful with her main room sound always rocking the joint in every possible way. Her last appearance was the all important midnight set at our massive New Years Eve event where she appeared alongside Faithless percussionist Suddha and brought 2009 in with style. The Box welcomes a debutant tonight in the shape of Ricky Stone, a rising talent from Asia Ricky has been a consistent name the world over and in the DJ Mag Top 100. 2008 saw numerous tours including closing the Beijing Olympics in China. Another rising star makes a welcome return to The Gallery in the shape of Marcus Schossow. Marcus has impressed on his several visits to The Gallery with his unique sound and productions bringing a new take to the later more trancey sounds we know and love. Warm up resident Gavyn Mytchel gets the Box going early doors in his usual, much loved style whilst The Viceroy continues his main room residency with closing set duties once more.


The Bar meanwhile welcomes headliner Pete Gooding, an ever present name the world over his Global Network radio show is now syndicated worldwide, including Friday and Sunday nights on Ministry Of Sound radio, Global Radio in Ibiza and Push FM in London, amongst many others. Pete has also been very busy on the production front, having recently signed an album project, ‘Doman & Gooding’, along with studio partner James Doman, to Positiva Records. The first single, ‘Runnin'’, is due for release in February 2009 and is already shaping up to be massive. Early support has come from Radio 1’s Pete Tong on his Essential Selection show, while remixes from Mark Knight & Funkagenda will follow soon. Filthy Rich and Young Punx round off a trio of headliners for the Bar with new talent on show from Natalie Parker and James Edwards & Dave Minns. Next door in the Baby Box Evissa provide a Balearic night of musical bliss, leaving the Subbass DJs to rock it out in the Lounge.


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Markus Schulz

Josh Gabriel

Simon Patterson

Mike Koglin

Gavyn Mytchel

The Viceroy


Steve Lee

Ko Motoshi

Marc Houlihan

Mark Myers

Baby Box:

Hosted by Stereo Tek


Hosted by Plastic Fondu

House Amigos DJs

Chris Cee


Matt Dahl B2B Markus Buhmann

CJ Swayne



February was started with one hell of a party; Friday just gone was all about Marco V and pals taking the roof off the Box with one hell of a show. This week – Friday 13th February - is all about the return of the Gallery’s newest resident and boy wonder Markus Schulz... just in times for Valetines!! Surely one of the biggest success stories in dance music of late, Marcus is no stranger to us here at The Gallery and returns to his UK home for another trademark, headline set this Friday. A real favourite with The Gallery faithful, Markus has taken up the mantle of resident with relish and in a recent interview spoke about accepting the offer (to become new Gallery resident). “Whilst having a meal with some of the Armada staff, my phone rings, and I receive news of The Gallery offering the opportunity of the residency to me. Honestly, I couldn't get the word "yes" out of my mouth quickly enough. And now, every time I have returned to play there, I have enjoyed it even more than the last.” We look forward to this Friday and another return visit of our newest recruit to once more do his thing in the Box!


Josh Gabriel shot to our undivided attention in recent years as one half of duo Gabriel and Dresden. If you've listened to dance music in the 21st century then chances are Josh Gabriel's music has already touched you. This globe-trotting DJ/Producer/Songwriter/Remixer has a deep catalogue of music that has reached the ears of clubbers worldwide. His latest endeavour has seen him go it alone and with tracks such as the techno smash ‘Summit’ which is a dance-floor favourite that landed in the record box of a some of the world’s top DJs, including: John Digweed, Carl Cox, Sander Kleinenberg and Danny Howells; it is easy to see why Josh is making some serious waves with his tech infused sound. Following up on the success of ‘Summit’, Josh released ‘Crosstalk’ and ‘Azora’ as well as embarking on a world tour to support the launch of his debut solo artist album. We’re delighted to support Josh’s new musical direction - indeed we gave Gabriel & Dresden their first ever UK booking and are equally confident in Josh as we were then. Bring it on!!!


Simon Patterson continues to be one of trances biggest names and for good reason, a quality and consistent producer of main room belters and a rather splendid disc jockey to boot we have long been fans here at Gallery and welcome him back for his first offering of 2009. Expect the usual fireworks and main room, big sound antics!! Mike Koglin has long been a name to excite the trance fraternity with a discography of massive records and remixes. Finally breaking into the Top 100 last year, he is getting the kinda of recognition we have long argued he deserves. A regular at Gallery over the years we are delighted to welcome him back once more before Gallery trance resident The Viceroy finishes the night off in his usual style! The Bar welcomes an all Gallery / Joy line-up this month headed up by none other than, Steve Lee. Steve’s residency in the Bar at Ministry continues apace and he will joined by some of his favourites from down the years of busting out big tunes at Gallery including Ko Motoshi and Marc Houlihan. Mark Myers gets in on the early warm up duties to set the tone of proceedings! Backroom favourites Stereo Tek host the Baby Box whilst Plastic Fondu do their thing in the Lounge. Throw in a spot of backstage snogging and you’ve got all the right ingredients for a very lovely Valentines night with us!


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Sander van Doorn


Martin Roth (Album Launch)


Dave Robertson


Hosted by Elektrik Playground

Riley & Durrant

Special Guests TBA



Baby Box:

Hosted by Future Friday Feeling


Dave Horne

Kevin Agius

Ben Carton

Andee Mac

Master Bremner

Rob Purser


Hosted by Sneakey

Craig Jenner

Nay Daze


Kev Waller


Tonight is a typical Gallery affair with serious A list headline action, musical progression through the genres, a raft of international names and the usual Gallery atmosphere and vibe we know and love. Yes folks on Friday 20th February our very own Sander van Doorn will be leading the merry throng! Having had another storming year in 2008, Sander is back at his London home to kick start 2009 with another appearance in the amazing surroundings of Ministry of Sound’s sensational main room. It seems the sound system was built for his type of music and each and every time he has graced the ones and twos with his presence he has blown the place apart… tonight will be no exception we promise you!


Fergie returns to The Gallery after a seriously impressive showing back in November alongside Green Velvet. He continues to make serious waves with his techno sound and we can’t get enough of it. It’s good to have one of our favourite sons back and this will be the first of several Gallery appearances for the Irishman this year! Look out for his Excentric label which continues to release some serious tunage supported from the likes of Carl Cox and beyond! Happy Days! Martin Roth is a name seriously in the ascendancy and for us it couldn’t come soon enough. We have been big fans of the German production machine for many moons and he was a regular guest for Vaccine back at Turnmills in Gallery days gone by. Having rocked the Box for the Anjunabeats night last year, tonight it’s all about his brand new artist album and the launch party. Recently named the best thing about trance in 2008 by online store Beatport it is easy to see why we are excited about this album, it’s going to be a goodun!! Joining him will be Irelands leading tech trancer Gleave who continues to dazzle with tune after tune including his recent EP on Reset entitled ‘The Word’ which was a huge hit here at The Gallery. A regular the world over he will be perfect to take the night up a notch for the finale whilst DJ/Producer Dave Roberston continues to make waves with tracks and remixes galore as well as an A list of DJ admirers will be warming up the box a treat


The Bar welcomes the London launch of Electrik Playground who incidentally are also celebrating their Birthday. A brand on the up with residencies last year at Tiesto’s huge weekly night at Privilege in Ibiza as well as regular monthly nights in Leeds and Manchester (plus compilations and tour nights across the UK and beyond) we’re delighted to welcome the first of several outings for the EP guys here at The Gallery. Riley & Durrant have long been favourites up and down the UK and beyond and continue to impress with their Electrik Playground brand. Tonight they are joined by Mixmag Future Hero and rising star Denney whilst local lad KOTO gets in on the act early doors. The Baby Box plays host to Future Friday Feeling whilst the Lounge is hosted by Sneaky.


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Timo Maas

Oliver Huntemann


Gavyn Mytchel


Very Special Guests TBA

David Murtagh

Baby Box:

Hosted by Glory Hole

Dan Mckie

Tony B

Tim Park



Facebook DJ Comp Winner


Hosted by Soundas

Josh Chancer

Dan Perin

Lancealot & Tristen Gleed

Dounglas Marfedini

Mateus Gregianin

Richy & Chinner


We always like to LARGE it on the final Friday of the month at The Gallery, and this week’s affair is no exception as we bring an altogether different line-up to the floor on Friday 27th February with the highly anticipated return of the legendary Timo Maas. For those who don’t know, Timo made his UK Debut at The Gallery around 10 years ago, held then of course at Turnmills and went onto establish himself as one of world’s hottest new DJ/Producers over the next few years. Looking back to hazy nights, Timo recalls his early sets at The Gallery, “Amazing… there was only this little window in the booth, and you couldn’t see anything from the dancefloor or the club. After my set I realised a full-on rocking club but didn’t see anything of it! They were always great parties and crowds… very mixed and open minded.”


Early releases ‘Ubik’ and ‘Der Schreiber’ remain Gallery anthems to this day, but it was also through his ‘Music for Maases’ compilation series (released with Oakenfold at Perfecto), and his acclaimed artist album ‘Loud’ (spawning the singles ‘To Get Down’ and ‘Help Me’) that helped propel Timo into the superstardom bracket and DJ A-list. Timo’s remix of Azzido Da Bass’ ‘Dooms Night’ remains a modern day classic and coupled with re-working’s for Fatboy Slim, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Muse and Placebo (amongst many others) made him the remixer of choice for those in the know. Since those early days, Timo has played all the over the globe, taking in the biggest clubs and festivals, an Ibiza residency at DC10 and until recently, his own regular night (99%) at The End. On the production front, he’s just started a new imprint called Rockets & Ponies with first release ‘Chinese Massage’ causing some serious damage and coming soon is a new artist album, a covermount CD for Mixmag, plus follow ups for the likes of Cocoon and Connaissaur. Pretty busy then huh?! As a DJ, these days Timo describes his sound as “dark, trippy & funky electronic music, with loads of new material!” We’re so excited in fact to have him back, that we asked Timo to recommend some DJs to join him for this big night. He duly obliged... “I’ve known Oliver (Huntemann) since 1992, a phenomena in reinventing himself. Great guy, very good music… top! Santos is my new partner in crime in case of productions… so we’ll have a lot of fresh sound that night!!!”


Indeed, joining Timo in the mighty Ministry Box will be fellow producer extraordinaire’s Oliver Huntemann and Santos. Fellow countryman Huntemann has been there since the beginning. Brought up in the North German countryside, Oliver was once in the German navy for six years, where he learned how to be an electrician. But the military drills and discipline couldn’t keep him from spending all of his money for records and going to parties. Huntemann started organising his first techno parties in the late eighties. His first project Humate released their first record in 1992 on the cult label MFS, the first of many records and projects. He’s released on Confused, Spezial Music, Toscana, Alphabet City, Gigolo and Giant Wheel not to mention his own labels. More recently Huntemann has built the Super 8 Studio together with Stephan Bodzin, with whom he releases under the “anonymous” banner of Rekorder, plus he also releases on Dance Electric under his own name. Seeing as Huntemann doesn’t play too often in London, this really is a rare chance to witness both him and Timo together playing on that killer soundsystem at MOS!! Italian stallion Santos is another clubland veteran and currently Timo’s studio partner (they work together as ‘Mutant Clan’. 1998, he scooped Top 10 Chart success in the UK with cult tune ‘Camels’ and like Timo, Santos had the honour of remixing Fatboy Slim and Armand van Helden along the way. These days he’s also releasing fresh beats for the likes of Connaissaur and Cocoon and this special Ministry date will be his first UK set of 2009.


Gallery resident Gavyn Mytchel will be warming things up in the Box with David Murtagh and special guests to be announced in the Bar. Glory Hole are this week’s hosts in the Baby Box with Soundas debuting in the Lounge.