Dolby bringing Atmos into the nightclub with Ministry of Sound

Dolby and Ministry of Sound are collaborating to bring Atmos sound technology to the world famous London nightclub early next year.

A new Dolby Atmos residency at the renowned Elephant and Castle venue will launch on 23 January 2016 with Hospital Records – the first in a series of special events to mark Ministry’s 25th anniversary featuring a lineup of top electronic artists who will transform their music into ‘a multidimensional, immersive sound experience.’

To support these events, Dolby will outfit the club with a sound system that combines Atmos audio processing with a network of additional speakers designed to complement its existing setup.

With more than 60 speakers, 22 channels, and a bespoke lighting environment as part of the package, Ministry of Sound is promising to ‘immerse visitors in an unparalleled music experience, delivered through rich, mind-blowing soundscapes.’

“We are excited to enable Ministry of Sound, one of the world’s most-renowned nightclubs, with our spectacular Dolby Atmos audio technology,” said Bob Borchers, Dolby’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president. “We have seen how Dolby Atmos transforms the cinema and home-theatre, and we are confident that it will leave a lasting impact on the music industry, making live music and clubbing more engaging and immersive.”

“The sound system in The Box, the main room at Ministry of Sound, is the best in any nightclub anywhere in the world,” added Lohan Presencer, CEO, Ministry of Sound. “For our 25th anniversary next year, we wanted to raise the bar even higher. Dolby Atmos allows our patrons to experience the future of dance music, creating multidimensional soundscapes the likes of which have never been heard before in a nightclub environment. It’s simply breathtaking.”

The Dolby Atmos residency kicks off on Saturday 23 January, with London Elektricity, Reso, and TC in The Box performing specially crafted DJ sets that take advantage of the club’s new immersive system.