Ministry of Sound to Remaster Rare Recordings From Larry Levan, Todd Terry, and More

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Started in 1991, and famously inspired by the legendary clubs of '80s New York, London super-club Ministry of Sound has had a long and wild run. So long, in fact, that this September the Elephant & Castle mainstay will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than to go back to the style and sound that started it all: classic NY garage. As it turns out, that's just what they've planned to do, as evidenced by the imminent release of Live & Remastered, a box set featuring five classic mixes recorded live from the decks, direct to DAT tape. Reppin' the vibe of pre-Giuliani New York, the cast of characters gracing the box set includes such large figures as Todd Terry, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, and Larry Levan (pictured above)—quite the occasion, as all the other surviving recordings of Levan from this period feature disappointingly poor sound quality. Of course, it wouldn't be doing the Ministry of Sound right without a dash of Britishness, and providing said regionality is a mix from the club's founder and original resident DJ, Justin Berkmann. Live & Remastered is set to be released on September 19, but in the meantime, you can check out the album art below. (via Beatsmedia)

Pleasure Pump - Fantasize Me (Dub mix)
Jus’ Friends - As One
Ceybil - Love So Special
Trilogy - Love Me Forever Or Love Me Not (The Dub Of Doom Mix)
Soft House Company - What U Need
Soft House Company - A Little Piano
Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend
Sounds Of Blackness - The Pressure
4 To The Bar Feat. Alexis P. Suter - Slam Me Baby
4 To The Bar Feat. Alexis P. Suter - Slam Me Baby (X-Rated Mix)
Crystal Waters - Makin' Happy (Hurley’s Happy House Mix)
Crystal Waters - Makin' Happy (Basement Boys Happy Club Mix)
Planet X - Once Upon A Dancefloor (Tony Humphries Remix)
Black Sheep - Strobelite Honey (Def Mix)
Richard Rogers - All I Want (Hitmans Dub)
Shafty - Deep Inside (Of You) (Soul Trance Mix)
Lil Louis - Club Lonely (Radically Lonely Mix)
Linden C - Deep Beats Vol 1 (Cee's Siren Dub)
Gypsymen - Hear The Music (Def Club Mix)
4th Measure Men - 4 You
Phuture - Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix)
Inner City - Pennies From Heaven (Reese Dream A Lot Mix)
Tevin Campbell – Goodbye (Tevin’s Dub)
The Daou - Surrender Yourself (Ballroom Revisited)
Degrees Of Motion - Do You Want It Right Now (Scream Up Mix)
Chez Damier - Can You Feel It (MK Dub)
Mission Control - Outta Limits (Shelter Mix)