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The Beginning of The End

The Beginning of The End

The End celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Listen to a recording of Laurent Garnier's first ever eight hour set from the club, and win tickets to its week-long festival.

Ten years ago, an architect named Douglas Paskin visited a dilapidated 19th century underground stable in central London.

His discovery was to change the face of clubland forever, because one year later, his son Layo with the help of DJ and clubland character Mr C, opened one of the world's finest underground dance music venues.

On December 2nd 1995, The End opened its doors for the first time.

Now it's one of London's most important dancefloors.

Back In The Day

The End, London
Layo, Mr C, and Bushwacka!
Over the years some of the world's finest DJs have played at The End, and the club has witnessed some of the greatest moments in clubland, ever.

DJmag has dug deep in the crates and found a recording of Laurent Garnier's first ever eight-hour DJ set at The End.

It's a real gem, and dates from March 1999.

You will need Realplayer to listen to the set.

Click here to listen to Laurent Garnier's first ever eight hour set at The End.

Explore The End

The End, London
A flyer from one of Laurent Garnier's first appearances at The End
From November 28th till December 4th 2005, The End celebrates its tenth birthday with a week long festival at the club called 'Explore'.

For seven nights consecutively The End will host innovative and exciting club nights that sum up the venue's decade-long heritage of hosting quality cutting-edge dance music.

The birthday showcase features a stunning kaleidoscope of musical genres, and features top DJs from across the electronic spectrum.

The Explore Week

Monday 28 Nov
Style: Eclectic electro, rock-influenced beats, live bands, and one of London's most fashionable crowds.
Line-up: Metronomy (Live), Erol Alkan, Rory Phillips, The Lovely Jonjo.
Time: 10pm – 3am
Price: £6

The End, London
Tuesday 29 Nov
The Players
Style: Underground house, dirty beats, and global sounds.
Line-up: Ralph Lawson, Sancho Panza, The Electric Press (live).
Time: 10pm – 5am
Price: £7

Wednesday 30 Nov
Style: Liquid drum & bass all night.
Line-up: Fabio & LTJ Bukem.
Time: 10pm – 3am
Price: £8

Thursday 1 Dec
Style: Three rooms of flamboyant sexy house. The capital's essential midweek gay night.
Line-up: Luke Hope, Femi B, Guy Williams, Fidel, Mikestarr, Freddie Thomas, Jeffery Hinton, Andy Bell, Readers Wives, Tasty Tim, The Most (live) Cantankerous (live).
Time: 10pm – 5am
Price: £12

Friday 2 Dec
The End
Style: Drum & bass, Latin rhythms, and leftfield beats.
Line-up: DJ Marky Vs. Laurent Garnier, Unabombers, Ross Allen, Harmonica DJs.
Time: 9pm – 6am.
Price: £15 in advance, £20 on door.

Saturday 3 Dec
The End 10th Anniversary Party
Style:The big bash, featuring the original posse. Be prepared for a tearful and historic night.
Line-up: Mr C, Layo & Bushwacka!, Laurent Garnier (DJ and live), Scan X, Erol Alkan, Justice, Tania Vulcana, Pedro Galante, Phillipe Nadaud, Rory Phillips.
Time: Mammoth blow-out, 8pm – Midday.
Price:£20 in advance, £25 on door. £15 after 6am.

Sunday 4 Dec
Style: Mediterranean minimal, electro house, and underground beats.
Line-up: Loco Dice, Clive Henry, Miss Jools, Luca Elle, Soulmates feat. Rap Saunders, Dennis Christensen, Saint Sebastian.
Time: 10pm – 6am.
Price: £15


We've got a pair of seven-day passes up for grabs to The End's 'Explore' week, worth £30 each.

Because The End's 'Explore' week is almost upon us, the passes will go to the first person who emails us.

Click here to email DJmag, and don't forget to include FULL contact details (incl. mob number).

Competition only open to UK residents.