German label Permanent Vacation released a new Schöneberg remix by label co-founder Tom Bioly aka TB, which is included on his Night Heat EP. It’s slow and cool and very true to our Marmion original from 1993.
My concert at “S3kt0r UFO” at Funkhaus Berlin is on YouTube now. Smashed!
909originals did an interview with me. And it became a long one.
Someone uploaded my Microglobe tune “High On Hope” to YouTube, with video coverage from the legendary first X-Mix-1 video,
Bonedo asked me to write about my love affair with the Roland SH-101.
Watch Mijk van Dijk’s transition from DJ Hyperactive’s “Wide Open (Len Faki Edit) to George Morel’s “Are You Tripping”, filmed by Jesko Straub at Berlin’s club “Suess. War Gestern”, November 3rd 2018.
Wow. Force Inc./Mille Plateaux is back. I’ve had the honour to contribute two tracks to their first new compilation “Ultrablack Of Music”.
Mixmag just listed my 2001 track “Bass On Canvas” in their Overlooked Classics Spotify Playlist on position 24.
Finally the video of “Peace 4 All” is up, the main tune of my first EP on my new label microglobe musikproduktion.
Red Bull Radio is streaming my liveset from the 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin at Funkhaus Berlin on September 14th 2018.
Makoto and Yutaka Sakamoto are the Japanese duo Sub Human Bros. We met in those happy days at legendary culture club house Neu West Berlin
microglobe is Mijk van Dijk’s new label for his very personal vision of Techno and House. Since his first record release in 1990 he has been a mainstay of the Berlin Techno scene.
My dear microglobe friends, thank you for your continuous support. I wish us all a very happy New Year 2016. May it bring more peace and enlightenment to our microglobe. Last year I stopped uploading mixes to Soundcloud. You will find my monthly mixes and assorted Live DJ set recordings on my Mixcloud page: http://www.mixcloud.com/mijkvandijk And most of those mixes also on hearthis, many with a download option. So if you look for recent mixes of mine, don’t look any further. 😉 For latest information, make sure to check back here, my official website. Because there’s a lot new stuff coming in 2016. Shows by Mijk van Dijk on...read more
Here’s some music 4 your party! Mijk van Dijk DJ Set at scrt_brln Party Cologne, 2015-12-19 by Mijk Van Dijk on...read more
1. Autotune – Alemaloca – Dantze 2. Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep (Tale Of Us Remix) – Nonplus 3. Slam – Make You Move – Soma 4. Heckmann – Reality Lost – AFUltd. 5. Johannes Heil – Scene 3 – EXILE 6. Mars Bill – Desert Rose – Break New Soil 7. Tim Engelhardt – Enigmatism – Poker Flat 8. Dusky – Bitter Lake – 17 Steps 9. Plastikman – Purrkusiv – Plus 8 10. Aaryon & Animal Picnic – Calathea (D-Nox & Beckers Remix) – Parquet These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for December 2015 as submitted to Resident Advisor and as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the microglobe on BLN.fm (every third Thursday 18:00h CET), cuebase-fm (every third Thursday 21:00h CET) and XLTRAX (every Thursday 11 pm...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents the Xmas 2015 edition of his radio show music 4 the microglobe on BLN.fm, cuebase-fm and XLTRAX.com, as well as on Mixcloud and hearthis. And just in time Richie Hawtin surprises us with an almost schizophrenic compilation entitled „From my Mind To Yours“, pulling out all his aliases out of the hat at once: Fuse, Plastikman, Robotman, Childsplay, R.H.X., 80xx and Circuitbreaker. Hawtin jamming’ with Hawtin! Plus spotlight on the new techno album by Johannes Heil and new tracks and remixes by Tim Engelhardt, Mars Bill, Thomas P. Heckmann, Slam, Gellert, Amanic, Radio Slave, Tale Of Us, Eelke Kleijn, Christian Smith, D-Nox & Beckers, Dusky and Braxton, presented as always „in the mix“. The world needs less hate and more hope and much more peace! Because the world is a microglobe, we are the microglobe. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix December 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on December 17th 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on December 17th 2015 Tracklist: 1. Fuse & Plastikman – EXpanded – Plus 8 2. Tim Engelhardt – Enigmatism – Poker Flat 3. Mars Bill – Desert Rose – Break New Soil 4. Heckmann – Reality Lost – AFUltd. 5. Slam – Make You Move – Soma 6. Johannes Heil – Scene 3 – EXILE 7. Gellert – Ocho – Kling Klong 8. The Scumfrog – Chemiquamour (Amanic Remix) – Wonne Musik 9. Plastikman – Purrkusiv – Plus 8 10. Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep (Tale Of Us Remix) – Nonplus 11. Eelke Kleijn – Welcome To Orion – Terminal M 12. Christian Smith – Day One – Tronic 13. Aaryon & Animal Picnic – Calathea (D-Nox & Beckers Remix) – Parquet 14. Dusky – Bitter Lake – 17 Steps 15. Braxton – Aspidistra – MTA Records 16. Mijk van Dijk – Twinkle Star – BluFin Showtimes on Thursday December 17th 2015: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT Pssst: download the DJ mix at hearthis.at… (Photo: Mijk van Dijk – Xmas Carols Cover Excerpt– BluFin...read more
This is a video for my song Music 2 Survive performed in my personal “Rabbithole” studio. I wrote the track for the wonderful compilation Refugees Welcome from Switzerland. The lyrics (in best Microglobe tradition) are dealing around the question, which items I would pack into my own back pack, when I had to escape my home country because of war or other catastrophes, just like those refugees currently coming to Europe – a question that I asked my Facebook followers already earlier this year. And of course, like most of them, I would need my smartphone: for navigation, for information, for communication, for filming this very video (LOL ) and of course to listen to music. I need music in my life and that’s why I need Music 2 Survive. And please check out the whole compilation on Bandcamp. All the sales profits – minus the 15% Bandcamp fee plus the PayPal commissions – will go to organizations which help refugees in the actual situation, be it in the refugee camps in Turkey, Libanon or Jordan, be it on the balcan route leading to Europe. More informations >>HERE<<! P.S.: I’d be so glad if you would comment on the lyrics or the video (or the tech stuff in my studio) right here...read more
1. Monte – Radical – Jeudi 2. TP Heckmann & Ramon Zenker – Luminary – refugeeswelcomemusic 3. Tale Of Us – North Star – R&S Records 4. Blue Hour – Moments (Steffi Remix) – Blue Hour 5. Florian Meindl – Sun & Rain (Dubspeeka Remix) – Flash Recordings 6. Alex Niggemann – Divergent – AEON 7. Karim Sahraoui – Grand Boulevard – Arts Transparent 8. Aphrohead – Grown Man Cryy – Crosstown Rebels 9. Tiga – Don’t Break My Heart – Counter 10. Mijk van Dijk – Music 2 Survive – refugeeswelcomemusic These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for November 2015 as submitted to Resident Advisor and as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the microglobe on BLN.fm (every third Thursday 18:00h CET), cuebase-fm (every third Thursday 21:00h CET) and XLTRAX (every Thursday 11 pm...read more
Just a couple of days after the hostile and inhuman terror attacks on Paris, Mijk van Dijk presents music 4 the microglobe on a moody note. He starts with a classic from Paris, for Paris, „Acid Eiffel” by Choice aka Shazz and Laurent Garnier from 1993 and ends with the illuminated and hopeful “I’m Your Brother” by Round One aka Moritz von Oswald of Basic Channel. Also new tracks and remixes by Steffi, Florian Meindl, Dubspeeka, Animal Trainer, Thomas Heckmann, Ramon Zenker, Alex Niggemann, Tale Of Us, Karim Sahraoui , Tim Schroeder, Citizen Kain, Aphrohead, Konstantin Sibold, Mihai Popoviciu, Tiga and Monte. Peace 4 Paris! And Beirut, Syria, Ankara, Iraq and everywhere, where innocent people have to suffer from hate and oppression. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix November 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on November 20th 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on November 19h 2015 Tracklist: 1. Choice – Acid Eiffel – fnac 2. Blue Hour – Moments (Steffi Remix) – Blue Hour 3. Florian Meindl – Sun & Rain (Dubspeeka Remix) – Flash Recordings 4. Animal Trainer – Lost Prophet – refugeeswelcomemusic 5. TP Heckmann & Ramon Zenker – Luminary – refugeeswelcomemusic 6. Alex Niggemann – Divergent – AEON 7. Tale Of Us – North Star – R&S Records 8. Karim Sahraoui – Grand Boulevard – Arts Transparent 9. Tim Schroeder – Tigermuecke (Citizen Kain Remix) – BluFin 10. Aphrohead – Grown Man Cryy – Crosstown Rebels 11. Konstantin Sibold – Leif – Defected 12. Mihai Popoviciu – Rotate – Poker Flat 13. Tiga – Don’t Break My Heart – Counter 14. Monte – Radical – Jeudi 15. Round One – I’m Your Brother (Club Version) – Main Street Records Showtimes on Thursday November 19th 2015:BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT Pssst: download the DJ mix at hearthis.at… (Photo: Choice — Paris EP Cover – fnac...read more
I am deeply sad about the hostile and inhuman attacks on the people of Paris. My condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims.My main question now is not, how to retaliate appropriately, but: how can human beings be led so astray to commit such atrocities?LET’S ALL STAND TOGETHER AND BE AS ONE – AGAINST THE HATE OF...read more
26 years ago on November 9th 1989 the Berlin wall came down. During the late 80’s I was living in Berlin-Kreuzberg not far away from the wall and that strange monument had become a normal part of my life. It was just there and nobody could imagine it would just disappear as quickly as it did. I have often been asked where I was on that historical night. In fact I attended a concert by 2 East-German punk bands at Pike Club in Ohlauer Strasse in Westberlin: Die Anderen and Feeling B (who would later form Rammstein). East-German punk band were rare and since they did not comply with the East-German government it seemed impossible for them to play concerts in the West. But because of the on-going protests in Eastern Germany, the government seemed to have loosened regulations and let them play in Westberlin. When my friend picked me up for the concert just a couple of blocks away from my apartment, she told me that she had heard on the radio that „they would open the wall“. I was just laughing about what seemed like a stupid joke, especially when going to an East-German punk bands concert. So we went there, listened to the music, had a few beers too much and went home again. Next day I woke up at lunch time by car horns steadily honking on the street. I switched on my black-and-white TV and the opening of the wall was on all channels. First I rubbed my eyes in disbelief, then looked down from my balcony and saw all those East-German Trabant driving up and down the road. I can boldly say, I experienced the morning after the opening of the wall with a bad hangover. Did Punk Rock Tear Down the Wall? Interview with Flake Lorenz, Keyboarder of Feeling B and Rammstein (German language) Wie »die anderen Bands« die letzten Jahre der DDR erlebten (Picture: Berlinermauer,...read more
I have been extremely lucky to be born and raised in a wealthy and peaceful country like Germany, to be able to turn my passion into my profession and even travel the world as a music performer. I have made friends in many countries and always have been welcomed with open arms. That’s just one reason why I engage myself in a refugee welcome initiative in my neighborhood. The refugees coming here on their quest for a better life, safe from war or persecution deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Like I already said in my song Home on my Microglobe album Afreuropamericasiaustralica 20 years ago: “You belong, where you wanna be, you belong where you can be happy, you belong where life is good!” I am very shocked that there are far too many people in Europe who claim to defend the values of our culture by agitating against the poorest of the poor or even attacking them. My firm belief is that this current state of hostility will lead to a brutalization of our society, which will poison our culture for generations to come, sparked by those who claim to defend our values. This is something we all need to prevent in the spirit of House music and global understanding. That’s why I am proud to be part of the wonderful compilation Refugees Welcome, which might not earn big money in those times of music purchase decay, but hopefully reach the hearts and minds of you guys out there. When Manuel Mind asked me to give a track for that compilation I first thought to give an already existing one. But when I returned from jogging the next morning, my brain was overflowing with ideas and I sat down and produced this tune. I had lyrics on my mind dealing around the question, which items I would pack in my own bag, when I had to escape Germany because of war or other catastrophes, just like those refugees coming to Europe this year – a question that I asked my Facebook followers already earlier this year. And of course I would need my smartphone: for navigation, for information, for communication and of course to listen to music. I need music in my life and that’s why I need Music 2 Survive. I am very pleased that my friends Dr. Motte, Superstrobe, Thomas P. Heckmann & Ramon Zenker have also contributed tracks for this great cause. All the profits from the sales of these tracks – minus the 15% Bandcamp fee plus the PayPal commissions – will go to organizations which help refugees in the actual situation, be it in the refugee camps in Turkey, Libanon or Jordan, be it on the balcan route leading to Europe. So please sit back, relax, listen and buy...read more