One of the industry’s leading names looks to give something back…
With roots in London’s house music scene, MN2S have grown from music-loving party promoters to an international talent booking agency, global music distributor and label management company. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, MN2S have lined up 20 brand new DJ mixes from 20 highly talented DJs on their roster, including the likes of Roger Sanchez, X-Press 2, Joey Negro, DJ Spen, Barber, Silky, Kayper, Format B, Okain and more. As a BIG thank you to all dance music fans, these #MN2S20 anniversary mixes will be released throughout August for all to hear. The first wave are available here.
In addition, to mark 20 years, MN2S have teamed up with music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins to kick-start a month long fund-raising initiative. To give to the campaign please visit http://bit.ly/NordoffRobbinsMN2S20.
Co-founder, David Elkabas comments,“MN2S are delighted to partner with Nordoff Robbins as part of our 20th anniversary to help raise both awareness and funds of the excellent work this charity does. Music has been our core business for the last 20 years and we believe it has the ability to change lives in many ways. The work Nordoff Robbins does in music therapy is a great example of this.”
MN2S are putting their full weight and connections behind a month long fund-raising initiative driven by MN2S staff, artists and music industry contacts. MN2S directors and key staff will also visit Nordoff Robbins at the end of the campaign to see how the money raised will be used. Jo Carter, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Nordoff Robbins says:
“We are delighted that MN2S are supporting Nordoff Robbins as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, not least because Nordoff Robbins is also celebrating a milestone year with our 40th birthday. Thanks to MN2S, we’ll be able to spread the word amongst even more people who love music and believe in its power to transform lives, whilst also working together to reach even more vulnerable and isolated people through music therapy.”
MN2S is a name with a rich heritage in electronic music and the 20 year landmark is a time to reflect and celebrate. 20 mixes from 20 top DJs and a fund-raising initiative are just the start!
The MN2S story began back in 1995 when house music lovers, Sharron Elkabas, David Elkabas and Tim Burnett put on a party for 350 friends at Vauxhall’s Chunnel Club. By 1997 they were offered a 2 year residency at fabled London club, The Cross, and were bringing so many big US house DJs to the UK that they started their own booking agency. 1999 saw the start of the respected house label, Milk ‘n’ 2 Sugars Recordings, and the turn of the millenium marked the start of an 8 year residency at the world-renowned London club, The End. With a rock solid foundation in electronic music, MN2S was able to branch out and bloom, launching MN2S Publishing in 2003, then taking the parties global in 2005, culminating in a 3 year Ibiza residency, at the spectacular El Divino club. 2008 saw the launch of the MN2S label services division, now supporting over 150 independent labels. The MN2S roster continues to expand and the co-founders vision and entrepreneurial spirit remains as strong as ever.
MN2S20 - 20 Years of MN2S compilation!
- Featuring 15 tracks from the MN2S labels by Huxley, Maya Jane Coles, Jon Cutler, Todd Terry, Robert Owens, Mark Knight + more
The renowned MN2S - club promoters, international talent agency, global music distributor and label management company – have released a special anniversary album on 24 August to celebrate 20 years at the forefront of dance music culture. The 15 track digital download is just a small showcase from hundreds of releases on labels managed by MN2S over the last 20 years, including MN2S, 1Trax, Hard Times, Hypercolour and Leftroom Records. From seminal 90s classics like Robert Owens I’ll Be Your Friend to artist defining releases, like Maya Jane Coles Get Away, ‘MN2S20 - 20 Years Of MN2S’ is a retrospective album that encapsulates the quality output from MN2S since 1995.
Handpicked by MN2S, this celebratory compilation contains key tracks released on home-grown labels MN2S and 1Trax (MN2S subsidiary label), and on three other reputable labels represented by the MN2S label services over the last 20 years - Hard Times, Hypercolour and Leftroom.
Standouts include Laura Jones Love In Me on Leftroom – a track that launched her career and clocked many weeks at the top of Beatport Deep House chart. On 1Trax, one of Mark Knight’s early releases pre-Toolroom, A New Reality with MTV feat E-Man. And Huxley Let It Go on Hypercolour – a significant moment in Huxley’s career but also for the MN2S label services as one of its biggest selling releases.
For classic house music lovers, this album will not disappoint. It features the hooky Song For Sharma by Soul Central released on MN2S, Jon Cutler Runnin (also on MN2S), Alcatraz Giv Me Luv – a huge inspirational track for the MN2S crew during the early nineties that 20 years later saw another release with a set of remixes on 1Trax. And MN2S’ first ever release The Things We Used To Do produced by MN2S co-founder, David Elkabas and remixed by DJ Disciple.
MN2S kicked started its 20th anniversary celebrations earlier this month by lining up 20 exclusive DJ mixes from 20 top DJs on the MN2S roster, including Roger Sanchez, X-Press 2, Joey Negro, DJ Spen, Barber, Silky, Kayper, Format B, Okain and more. As a thank you to dance music fans everywhere, the #MN2S20 Anniversary mixes are being released throughout August for all to hear - the second wave are now available here.
MN2S20 - 20 Years of MN2S tracklist:
1) Soul Central ‘Song For Sharma (Original Mix)’
2) Todd Terry & Sound Design ‘Bounce To The Beat (Original Mix)’
3) Robert Owens ‘I’ll Be Your Friend (Original Mix (2011 Remastered Version)’
4) Laura Jones ‘Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)’
5) Huxley ‘Let It Go (Original Mix)’
6) Timmy Vegas featuring Jennifer Wallace ‘Can’t Make It Thru Another Day (Grant Nelson Remix)’
7) Jon Cutler ‘Runnin (Original Mix)’
8) Mark Knight and MTV feat E-Man ‘A New Reality (Original Mix)’
9) Jaidene Veda ‘Sunday (Noushies Vocal (Nick Holder Remix))’
10) Maya Jane Coles ‘Get Away (Subb-an Remix)’
11) Alcatraz ‘Giv Me Luv (Original Mix)’
12) MN2S ‘The Things We Used To Do (DJ Disciple’s Slam Jam Dub)’
13) DJ Meme Orchestra & Tracey K ‘Love Is You (Original Disco Mix)’
14) Sandy Rivera feat Haze ‘Deeper (KOT Remix)’
15) Shenoda ‘Moment’