DJ Gareth Cooke interview

With Ministry of Sound Summer Sessions 2 taking place at Sanctuary this week,


DJ Eve Carey had the Sanctuary crowd eating out the palm of her hand at Dubai’s previous Ministry of Sound event. How will you ensure the crowd goes wild on July 1?
I’ll be spinning along side my main man, Scott Langley, and with the mix of history and knowledge we will have the crowd hitting new heights.

What can we expect to hear you play?
I’ll choose a perfect blend of new and old, funky and progressive, cutting edge and classics.

What’s your favourite 2010 track?
It has to be Joris Voorn’s remix of Beachball by Nalin & Kane.

If you could pick five DJs from around the world for an ultimate musical mash-up event, who would you choose and why?
Louie Vega, for sheer magnitude of his musical taste; Graeme Park, because he moulded the way I look at house music; Mr C for breaking barriers; François Kevorkian for new sounds; and Mauro Picotto to bring things up to date.

What has been your most memorable Ministry of Sound moment?
Playing at the Millennium Dome in London on New Year’s Eve for three successive years; playing Knebworth in the UK; and the very first time I played in the Ministry of Sound main room at the club in London’s Elephant and Castle – a sonic experience.

Do you have a classic track that brings the roof down at every event, in every city?
In short, no. Different countries react to different things.

Has anyone ever really got your back up during a set?
Not really. To be honest, arrogant DJs don’t tend to get asked back at MoS.

Is there anything else you’re planning to do in Dubai during your visit?
I’d like to check out the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis. I’ve heard about the Leap of Faith ride and am intrigued as to what it is.

How do you find the Dubai crowds?
A great mixture; Dubai has a generally up-for-it crowd. Sunshine makes you smile!

Ministry of Sound Summer Sessions 2 is at Sanctuary, July 1, 9pm- 3am, Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. For info and table bookings, email

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