Mojo Club

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MOJO CLUB
Mojo Club-logo.jpg
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Address Reeperbahn 1, St. Pauli
20359 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates 53°32′58″N 9°58′4″E / 53.54944°N 9.96778°E / 53.54944; 9.96778Coordinates: 53°32′58″N 9°58′4″E / 53.54944°N 9.96778°E / 53.54944; 9.96778
Public transit U3Hamburg U3.svg St. Pauli
Owner Leif Nüske
Type night club
Genre(s) jazz, bossa nova, alternative rock, new wave, electronic
Capacity 1,600 m²
Construction
Opened 1989
Closed 2003–2013
Rebuilt 2013
Architect Hadi Teherani (high rise)[1]
Thomas Baecker (club interior)[2]
Website
www.mojo.de

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)

Founded in 1989 and relocated to the Reeperbahn in 1991, the Mojo Club developed to be one of the leading lights of Hamburg nightlife, with an international reputation similar to the Star Club.

With its characteristic “M”-logo, the club became the continental stage for the progressive London club sounds during the 1990s.

The Mojo Club may be seen as the German voice of Dancefloor Jazz and a mastermind regarding modern breakbeat sounds like Acid Jazz. With performances of artists like Gokul Vaika, Massive Attack, Moloko, the Propellerheads, Pizzicato Five, 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 three different building units are being under construction on the premises of Reeperbahn 1: a twin tower office block, a hotel and the new Mojo Club.

In 2012 the Israeli version of the Mojo Club opened in Tel Aviv City.

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. 
  2. ^ "Mojo Club". tbbk.de (in German). Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (TBBK). Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tanzende Türme at Wikimedia Commons