Mojo Club

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Coordinates: 53°32′58″N 9°58′4″E / 53.54944°N 9.96778°E / 53.54944; 9.96778

Mojo Club
AddressReeperbahn 1
20359 Hamburg
Germany
LocationSt. Pauli
Public transitU 3 St. Pauli
OwnerLeif Nüske
Typenight club
Genre(s)jazz, bossa nova, alternative rock, new wave, electronic
Capacity800
Construction
Opened11 February 1989
Closed2003–2013
Rebuilt2013
ArchitectHadi Teherani (high rise)[1]
Thomas Baecker (club interior)[2]
Website
Venue Website

The Mojo Club is a music club in Hamburg, Germany – located on the city’s famous Reeperbahn. Originally opened in 1989, it closed in 2003 and re-opened on February 2, 2013 in a spacious basement location of Reeperbahn No. 1, a high rise building also known as the "Dancing Towers".

History[edit]

The now demolished, former location of Mojo Club (also on the Reeperbahn)

Founders Oliver Korthals und Leif Nüske started organizing Mojo Club parties in 1989.

In 1991 the club moved into an abandoned bowling alley on the east end of Hamburg's famous Reeperbahn.

The circular logo featuring a black crowned M as well as the location quickly became characteristic for the club and the brand.

Its international reputation continuously grew throughout the nineties. Ranking among the protagonists of the German club scene, it also became the continental stage for the progressive London club sounds.

The genres most prominently featured by the club were Dancefloor Jazz and modern breakbeat sounds like Acid Jazz. With performances of artists like Gokul Vaika, Massive Attack, Moloko, the Propellerheads, De La Soul, Pizzicato Five, Nightmares On Wax, James Lavelle, Roy Ayers, The Sugarhill Gang, Roni Size, Goldie, the E-Z Rollers as well as Kruder & Dorfmeister, the club ranked among the protagonists of the German club scene during the 90s. Furthermore, the successful club compilations “Electric Mojo” and “Dancefloor Jazz” became known over the years and a highly innovative cultural program completed the picture with lectures like “Urban Poetry” and “Macht Club” in 1993 or “Le Café Abstrait” of Raphaël Marionneau, which paved the way for the chill out sound in 1996.

In April 2003 the Mojo Club was closed down and the building was torn down in 2009. Today there are three different building units on the premises of Reeperbahn 1: a twin tower office block, a hotel and the new Mojo Club.

Other Business Activities[edit]

Between 1992 and 1997 the Mojo Club ran two fashion stores in Hamburg named “Mojo – the shop”.

The record label Universal Records launched a sampler collection with the title “Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz”, of which 12 volumes were published between 1992 and 2005; volume 13 was published in 2008 by Edel Records.

Discography[edit]

  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz (1992) CD, LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 2 „For What It's Worth“ (1993) CD, LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 3 „Work To Do“ (1994) CD, 2LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 4 „Light My Fire“ (1995) CD, LP
  • Joyce „Joyce Live At The Mojo Club“ (1995) CD, LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 5 „Sunshine Of Your Love“ (1996) CD, 2LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 6 „Summer In The City“ (1997) CD, LP
  • Electric Mojo, Vol. 1 „The New Format Jazz Sessions“ (1997) CD, LP
  • Electric Mojo, Vol. 2 „Are Friends Electric?“ (1998) CD, LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 7 „Give Me Your Love“ (1998) CD, 2LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 8 „Love The One You're With“ (1999) CD, 2LP
  • The Remix Album(1999) CD, 2LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 9 „Never Felt So Free“ (2000) CD, 2LP
  • Mandarin, Vol. 1 "Chinese Chilling Thrills" (2000), CD
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 10 „Love Power“ (2001) CD, 2CD, 3LP
  • The Remix Album, Part 2(2001) CD, 2LP
  • Michael Sauer vs. Phoneheads „Why And How“ (2001) CD Single
  • Pulser SG „How Do you Want It“ (2001) CD Single
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 11 „Right Now“ (2002) CD, 2LP
  • Electric Mojo, Vol. 3 (2002) CD
  • Mandarin, Vol. 2 "Wicked Wan Tan Tunes" (2002) CD, LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 12 „Feeling Good“ (2005) CD, 2LP
  • Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz, Vol. 13 „If You Want My Love“ (2008) CD, 2LP
  • Rogue Soul „Rogue Soul“ (2008) CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanzende Türme, Reeperbahn 1". brt.de (in German). BRT Architekten GmbH. Retrieved 19 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Mojo Club". tbbk.de (in German). Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (TBBK). Retrieved 19 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Media related to Tanzende Türme at Wikimedia Commons