Who here remembers the box at Ministry? Originally, the Ministry of Sound was the brainchild of Justin Berkmann. Like New York's Paradise Garage, which he likened as a cool jazz club "one of the most wonderful clubs. You got everything you wanted, including darkness, silence, and music "Berkmann planned to open London's first club in which fans of 80s New York City dance music could come together and dance to Chicago, Detroit, and Newark-centered music. Conceived as an arena entirely dedicated to sound, Ministry of Sound was established as an arena with traditional markings of a live music venue.