Ranjit Nankani (30) from Croydon has been found guilty of murdering Gary Johnson (25) outside the Ministry of Sound last August. In a dire state of affairs, the two men had gotten into a fight after Johnson trod on Nankani's foot. They were flung out whereupon Nankani got his car and run over Johnson crushing his head open. Johnson's mate then fired shots at the car. The scene outside the club was terrifying. So, one dead, two going to prison and all because of somebody trod on somebodys foot.
The SE1 website describes the scene caught on CCTV and shown below. They say the footage shows "the...Mitsubishi Shogun that Nankani
was driving on the pavement and accelerating at high speed towards McPherson and
Gary Johnson. Gary Johnson is on the left wearing all white and Dwayne McPherson
is on the right and wearing dark clothing. It then cuts to the vehicle colliding
with a parked car. A number of members of the public rush towards the car and
then run away as McPherson fires shots at the vehicle."
Looks like reports of the demise of Ministry of Sound were premature. Matinée are moving there at least for their summer party. It's on Sunday July 11 noon-22:00 with DJs Taito Tikaro, Marco Da Silva, Paul Heron, Pagano, Michel Mizrahi, Alessandro. Get some fresh air! Click the headline for more. Advance tickets from £15 here and it's in that gay London calendar.
I've been out of town and offline and it seems things didn't sit still. Two main stories I missed and that you might have too: the Ministry of Sound's under threat as developers wants to build "luxury flats" opposite it and the residents are sure to complain about the noise. The builders have offered a derisory amount to sound proof the place and it's all looking shaky for the old place. Meanwhile seOne club has actually shut down after eight years. They're blaming the recession but we imagine the murder there that necessitated severe security measures didn't help. Don't despair though - if you're talking clubs, and not pubs, more still open than close each year according to The Publican. We imagine we're talking about new smaller clubs in existing premises and not the old mainstream "superclubs"...
The other princess Diana is having her 50th birthday on Bank Holiday May 31st at the Ministry of Sound probably from 7am. We don't usually put private birthday parties on discodamaged, but this one's free entry with DJs Fat Tony and JB already lined up and you can get yourself invited on facebook here. Correction: 2 days later Kate Kelly, Corporate Events Co-ordinator at MOS, tells us, "This event has not been confirmed, has no contract and will not be taking place at Ministry of Sound. It must be removed from your site immediately! Failure to do so will result in us pursuing legal action."
DD: We've taken advice and removed it from that gay London calendar. We do hope Diana and the Ministry come to an arrangement.
Gallery are at Ministry of Sound for New Years Eve with DJs Sander Van Doorn, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, Simon Patterson, Matt Hardwick and more and they are running a competition for 2 free tickets + bubbly + a hotel room + more. Otherwise tickets are £35-£50. Party runs from 9pm-8am. Ministry of Sound is at 103 Gaunt Street, SE16. It's in that gay London calendar. Read on for details.
secretsundaze have revealed the location of their closing party. It will be a big one in the Ministry of Sound courtyard and bar. It's on Sunday 11th October from 2pm – 4am with DJs Seth Troxler, Osunlade, Giles Smith, James Priestley in the courtyard and Disco Bloodbath with Frank Tope in the bar. It's in that gay London calendar, tickets £10-£20, "continue reading" for full details.
Trade are having their 19th birthday Sunday morning 4th October 6am at Ministry of Sound. The first 500 Trade Babies through the door will receive a commemorative Birthday Gift. Advance tickets available here.
TRADE - The 19th Birthday – Festival of Colours The club that “broke the rules” returns to the world famous venue The Ministry Of Sound to celebrate 19 years of Trade clubbing throughout the world.
DJs Malcolm Duffy, Steve Thomas B2B Nick Tcherniak, Pagano, Lady Bianca, Pete Wardman, Jonny M, Stevie B, Fat Tony, Gabriele Cutrano, Anto & Diego, Julie Marghilano, The Sharp Boys, Andy Farley, Jacob Moss and guests
Trade 19th Birthday line up: Trade DJ’s + Malcolm Duffy, Steve Thomas B2B Nick Tcherniak, Pagano, Lady Bianca, Pete Wardman, Jonny M, Stevie B, Fat Tony, Gabriele Cutrano, Anto & Diego, Julie Marghilano, The Sharp Boys and Andy Farley and Jacob Moss. Tickets available here.