Music Student Performs Alongside Big Names at Ministry of Sound
This weekend, our very own Level 3 Music Student, Stanley Hood, had the exciting opportunity to perform a DJ set at the famous London nightclub, Ministry of Sound.
Opening on 21st September 1991 and inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Ministry of Sound was the UK’s first nightclub dedicated to House music. The site was a derelict bus garage in a part of South London considered more infamous than famous, but within a matter of weeks, word had spread that something special had landed.
As part of the ’10 Years of Outlook Festival’ London Launch Party, Stanley performed alongside Techno-House and Indie-Grime royalty, including the likes of Bugzy Malone and Foreign Beggars. After being approached by some event promoters, Stanley volunteered to appear as an up-and-coming DJ in the Baby Box at the club.
Stanley said: “Performing at Ministry of Sound was such a great experience. We were mostly playing a combination of Techno and House music on the night, to fit with Bugzy Malone’s style. I was on early in the evening, starting about midnight, but I still had a decent sized crowd to play to.
In the past I’ve been lucky enough to DJ at some big local events including Isle of Wight Festival, Victorious Festival, and Camp Bestival, as well as other Portsmouth based events. This year I’m heading back to a few festivals and I’m hoping once I turn 18 to have the chance to perform in Ibiza for a season.
My passion for music started at an early age. I’ve always been around it because my dad is a DJ as well so I’ve been involved with the industry since I was 11 years old. I knew I wanted to study Music and have been learning the drums alongside my course at Fareham College. The course has given me a well-rounded knowledge of the music industry, focusing on musical theory and practical experience this year and more of the technical side next year. After I finish College I’m hoping to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music.”