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the first MOJO CLUB nights took place in 1989 in a gallery beneath hamburg’s historic swimming pool holthusenbad. it wasn’t until 1991 that the club found a permanent home in an empty bowling centre. technically located at zirkusweg, the address was spontaneously declared reeperbahn 1. after all the location was situated directly at the start of this famous mile, the heart of hamburg’s red light district. once here, the MOJO CLUB evolved into the extended arm of the london acid jazz scene that was bubbling at the time. funk, soul, latin and boogaloo merged with electronica and dub on the dance floor to form dancefloor jazz. the artists of those first years included greats such as GILLES PETERSON, MASSIVE ATTACK, MOLOKO, NIGHTMARES ON WAX, JAMES LAVELLE, BLACK EYED PEAS, PROPELLERHEADS, E-Z ROLLERS and KRUDER & DORFMEISTER. for over a decade, the MOJO CLUB was a fixture in hamburg’s nightlife, with a great international reputation.

soon the activities expanded to two MOJO – THE SHOP fashion stores, the radio show THE CHASE and compiling the successful vinyl series DANCEFLOOR JAZZ. on, next to and in front of the stage there were movie extravaganzas, action paintings, video art and poetry sessions. the club became the homebase for raphaël marionneau’s LE CAFÉ ABSTRAIT and, with a big crowd of dancers, musicians and video-artists, the MOJO DJ COLLECTIVE was touring through the best-known clubs of germany and europe. in 1999 the mojo crew took over the old chinese restaurant MANDARIN next door, just as it had originally been furnished in the 60s, to run it as a bar. 

in 2001 plans came up to tear down the bowling centre and to develop the whole area, which led to the closing of the MOJO CLUB in 2003. until the actual demolition of the building in 2009 the mojo team was running the venue provisionally under the name MANDARIN KASINO. in 2013 the MOJO CLUB was re-opened at the same place but deeply embedded in the ground. and so the mojo club leaves the reeperbahn to the mass entertainment and remains invisible – until two hatch doors open to lead the clubbers downstairs. the club itself takes a back seat and becomes the organising background for what really counts: music, djs and musicians. 

acoustically as well as visually, the mojo club has a warm atmosphere. this is due to the wood  interior, but also to the excellent sound system around which the club was built.

the new mojo retains faith but is not stuck in its own past. rather, it transports the openness to new things, but also the warmth of an eminently social place full of interactions into the present. a signal for music culture: we are staying, underground if necessary.

KERALA DUST * RHYE * HAIYTI * MEZERG * GUSGUS * ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT * HANIA RANI * JOY CROOKES * TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE * METRONOMY * NOGA EREZ * DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS

KASSA OVERALL * SESSION VICTIM * DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE * NUBYA GARCIA * ALTIN GÜN 

MANU KATCHÉ * KAISER CHIEFS * DIGITALISM * MABEL * THE MARCUS KING BAND

MARC REBILLET * TANK & THE BANGAS * MAGGIE ROGERS * D/TROIT * HOT CHIP * FLO MEGA * MINE * TORO Y MOI * THE SUGARHILL GANG & THE FURIOUS FIVE * JORDAN RAKEI * NOUVELLE VAGUE * ALLAH-LAS * KOKOROKO * BRANDT BRAUER FRICK * FIEH * GHOSTFACE KILLAH * INCOGNITO * OG KEEMO

WHOMADEWHO * DILLON * TOM MISCH * TOO MANY ZOOZ *AYO * NOSAJ THING * THE HERBALISER * MULATU ASTATKE * HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE * SONS OF KEMET * SELAH SUE * DE-PHAZZ * JAZZANOVA * SOPHIE HUNGER * DANGER DAN * COSMO SHELDRAKE * NIGHTMARES ON WAX * STIMMING X LAMBERT

SOHN * IZZY BIZU * ODDISEE & GOOD COMPNY * THUNDERCAT * FABER * EN VOGUE * JUNGLE BROTHERS * HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS * LOYLE CARNER * AKUA NARU * KUTIMAN ORCHESTRA * BADBADNOTGOOD * LITTLE DRAGON * SEVDALIZA

EPHEMERALS * TRICKY * DJ KRUSH * GOGO PENGUIN * ALLEN STONE * COCOROSIE * DJ SHADOW * QUANTIC * JOSÉ JAMES * JAMES VINCENT MC MORROW * DUA LIPA * MAYER HAWTHORNE * KATE TEMPEST * ROBERT GLASPER & BAND * TALIB KWELI

HAFTBEFEHL * CURTIS HARDING * SYLVAN ESSO * KWABS * GHOSTPOET * OSAKA MONAURAIL * SNARKY PUPPY * GRAMATIK * THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA * MISS PLATNUM * DJ PREMIER * IBEYI

MALIA & BAND * TOSCA FEAT. ROBERT GALLAGHER & CATH COFFEY * SUZANNE VEGA * J ROCC * GERD JANSON, MOOMIN & SMALLPEOPLE * HOMEBOY SANDMAN * MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE * NICK WATERHOUSE * THE  INTERNET * ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT * WHOMADEWHO * DIETER MEIER * CAMERON CARPENTER * HUNDREDS * PAUL WELLER * LILY ALLEN * TALIB KWELI * MEGALOH & AFROB * GUSGUS * SAMY DELUXE * FKA TWIGS

MR. SCRUFF * SAMÚEL JÓN SAMÚELSSON BIG BAND & BETTY STEELES * NDR BIGBAND meets THE ORIGINAL JAZZROCKER * BETTY FORD BOYS * THE HEAVY * JANELLE MONÁE * LADY * SEPALOT * ALICE RUSSELL * 2RAUMWOHNUNG * NIGHTMARES ON WAX * HIATUS KAIYOTE * SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR

EBO TAYLOR & AFROBEAT ACADEMY * URSULA RUCKER * LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS

MO’HORIZONS FEAT. DENISE M’BAYE * NICOLA CONTE

TM JUKE, GIZELLE SMITH & THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS * JAZZMAN GERALD * NICK RECORDKICKS

MARC HYPE * FLEUR EARTH EXPERIMENT * UGLY DUCKLING * MR. MONEYPENNY AND THE SOULAGENTS

MONSIEUR DUBOIS FT. JOSEPH BOWIE * STATE OF MONC * DJ FORMAT * DJ MAD * SOULOUNGE * SMUDO * THE SWEET VANDALS * JOSÉ JAMES * THE LEFTIES SOUL CONNECTION * UTAH JAZZ * OSAKA MONAURAIL * J-LIVE & MR. THING

EARL ZINGER * JOE BATAAN * SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS * TY * MASTA ACE * DJ FRICTION * DJ Z-TRIP * LUCASONIC * PIERRE FERDINAND ET LES CHARMEURS * UTAH JAZZ * BLOWFLY * DAWN PENN * RAUL MIDON * MÚM

DJ KRUSH * CUBEISM * RONNY JORDAN * LYN COLLINS * MARTHA HIGH * DJ MAD * HAUSMARKE * DJ THOMILLA * THE LEFTIES SOUL CONNECTION * NNEKA * NICOLE WILLIS * MICHAEL FRANTI * CLEVELAND WATKISS * SILLY WALKS * DJ Z-TRIP

GROOVE GALAXI * BUTCH * THORSTEN WEGNER * OLSKI * JAZZANOVA * BENNY SINGS * JOY DENALANE * THE DENYOS * DJ STORM * KETTCAR * NU:TONE * LONDON ELEKTRICITY * DIE GOLDENEN ZITRONEN * LEELA JAMES * FLASHDANCE

AMP FIDDLER * DUBLEX INC. * DJ JAZZY JEFF * ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT * EDDIE PILLER * TONKA * IAN POOLEY * HARRY ROWOHLT * KID ALEX * KOWE SIX

FREESTYLERS * U.F.O. – UNITED FUTURE ORGANIZATION * ALLEY CAT * MARK RAE & AIM (GRAND CENTRAL) * SUGARCHICKEN * DJ EASTENDERS * E-Z ROLLERS * SPACEK * STORM (METALHEADZ) * DYNAMITE MC

SILJE NERGAARD * KID LOCO * NORAH JONES * KOOP * RADIOBOY * NILS PETTER MOLVAER * EARL ZINGER * THE STREETS * VIKTER DUPLAIX * PESHAY * RAINER TRÜBY * DJ SHADOW * DJ RAVIN (BUDDHA BAR) * DJ KRUSH * EDDIE PILLER * LIGHTNING HEAD (ROCKERS HIFI) * JAZZANOVA * CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA

STEREO DELUXE * ZED BIAS * FAUNA FLASH * ETIENNE DE CRECY * IAN SIMMONDS * KING BRITT & MODAJI * RICHARD DORFMEISTER * KEB DARGE & LAN WRIGHT * DJ KRUSH * JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET * SPOOKS * SIDSEL ENDRESEN * MOUSE ON MARS * BADMARSH & SHRI * HERBERT * GROOVE ARMADA * ZERO 7 * BASEMENT JAXX

RICHARD DORFMEISTER * BIGGA BUSH * KID KOALA * DZIHAN & KAMIEN * IAN SIMMONDS * E-Z ROLLERS * JOSH PADILLA * ANDY SMITH * GUSH COLLECTIVE * DJ VADIM * PESHAY * IAN POOLEY * KID KOALA * CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA * DEICHKIND * COMMON * SHOLA AMA * ROB GALLAGER & VALERIE ETIENNE * ANGIE STONE * JILL SCOTT

FREDDIE FRESH * THIEVERY CORPORATION * MR. SCRUFF * DOC SCOTT * KRUSH * DJ KRUST * ROCKERS HIFI * BLACK EYED PEAS * NIGHTMARES ON WAX * THE HERBALISER * JIMI TENOR

GOLDIE * PESHAY (MO’WAX) * ANDREA PARKER * SOURCE DIRECT * PRESSURE DROP * DJ CAM * DJ FABIO * FREESTYLERS * KRUDER & DORFMEISTER * SHANTEL * 4HERO * E-Z ROLLERS * KEMISTRY & STORM * PROPELLERHEADS * UNDERWORLD * NILS PETTER MOLVAER * FÜNF STERNE DELUXE * SUGARHILL GANG

KEMISTRY & STORM * DOC SCOTT * PSYCHONAUTS * PESHAY * PEANUTBUTTER WOLF * PATRICK PULSINGER & ERDEM TUNAKAN * J. MAJIK * 4 HERO * DJ KRUST * GROOVERIDER * LTJ BUKEM

LAMB * JIMI TENOR * ROCKERS HIFI * FINLEY QUAYE * BRANFORD MARSALIS * ANDY SMITH * JON CARTER * KRUDER & DORFMEISTER * DIMITRI FROM PARIS * ROCKERS HIFI * PATRICK FORGE * RAW STYLUS * DE LA SOUL * WISEGUYS * PROPELLERHEADS * RED SNAPPER * ABSOLUTE BEGINNER * MORCHEEBA

TRICKY * MUSHROOM & DADDY G * RUSS DEWBERRY * TOWA TEI * JHELISA * JOYCE * PIZZICATO FIVE * WALKIN’ LARGE * MAYSA

DODGE & I.G. CULTURE * EDDIE PILLER * JAMES LAVELLE * INTO SOMETHIN’ * PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH * DJ KRUSH * GILLES PETERSON * ME’SHELL N’DEGEOCELLO * CORDUROY * FETTES BROT * CARLEEN ANDERESON * MOTHER EARTH

JUNGLE BROTHERS * DIGABLE PLANETS * KEVIN BEADLE * JAMES LAVELLE * UFO * FEMI WILLIAMS * ROY AYERS * MC SOLAAR * RONNY JORDAN * SENS UNIK * DIS JAM * BRYAN POWELL * PUCHO&HIS LATIN SOUL BROTHERS

BRAND NEW HEAVIES * URBAN SPECIES * RAD * RAW STYLUS * PRESSURE DROP * JAMES LAVELLE * MC 900 FT. JESUS

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET * CASSANDRA WILSON

A MAN CALLED ADAM * JAMES TAYLOR QUARTETT * EDDIE PILLER * SIMON BOOTH