Hello there, as the Berlin real estate market is heating up, we just made more room in Schöneberg with remixes by 2raumwohnung and Der Dritte Raum.
To celebrate my 30th tour to Japan, I have been invited to DOMMUNE to talk about my 29 trips to Japan so far. I’m also gonna introduce my new label microglobe. Very excited.
I’m touring Japan right now, with appearances at Kaga Music Festival and Dommune web TV. Also I started to post on Instagram on a daily basis.
I did an official remix for the wonderful tune “1993” by German duo 2raumwohnung. I’m very happy with it and can’t wait for your comments.
New Mijk van Dijk Remix out on Schönbrunner Perlen from Vienna. I remixed the track “Horizont” by Austrian artist T Raum,
1. Ilija Djokovic – Pandora – Terminal M 2. Christian Nielsen – Together – Exploited Ghetto 3. Daso – Thujon – Connaisseur
Today 20 years ago my first “Best-Of”-Compilation was released in Japan through Sony Music/ Office 7, the CD “Multi-Mijk” mixed by my good friend DJ Toby Izui aka Tobynation in 1998.
It’s been a while since Marmion’s Schöneberg has been remixed
1. Butch – Countach – Cocoon 2. Tale Of Us – Error Error – Fabric 3. Therapy – Alexa, Can We Make A Dance Track – White Label
I was invited to Rwanda by Goethe-Institut Kigali to give DJ-and producer workshops, hold a lecture on Berlin Techno culture and play a DJ set at Mamba Club.
1. Dapayk Solo – Daydreaming – Katermukke 2. Charlotte de Witte – Brussels – novamute 3. T Raum – Horizont – Schönbrunner Perlen
Here’s the DJ Set I played at packed Club Oil in Shenzhen/ China on New Year’s Eve 2018. What a night to start the New Year.
There’s a heatwave here in Germany. Summer’s here and with it sunscreen, ice cream and beach life at the lake with music stream on the smartphone app. Also politically the situation is heated up due to the refugee situation. Some are using this for their right-wing-minded mind games and are protesting against those poor people who just survived a war and the crossing of the mediterranean sea and a sometimes dangerous trail through Europe. Yet many people in Germany are in support of the refugees but still remain silent. For music 4 the mircoglobe the situation is pretty clear: We are all citizens of this tiny rock revolving around the sun and still those words of Mr. Fingers have not lost their meaning: you may be black, you may be white, there is not a difference in our house. Because House Music is a universal language spoken and understood by all. A world music. A music 4 the microglobe. Because we are the microglobe. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix August 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on August 20th 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on August 20th 2015 Playlist : Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit – Ellum Audio Francesca Lombardo – Perseidi (Aril Brikha Remix) – Crosstown Rebels Andre Crom – Solstice – OFF Records Nerdjack – Jack2Beat – Kling Klong Technasia & Green Velvet – Suga – Toolroom Paul Kalkbrenner – Bright Roller – Sony Monkey Safari – Walls (Guy Gerber’s Office Sex Remix) – Hommage Jamie XX – Loud Places (Tessela Remix) – Young Turks Light Year – Bell Trax – Exploited Bela Brandes – Beirut Beige – Ritter Butzke Studio Alex Niggemann – Twisted – Voltaire Music Andre Hommen – Introspectral – Poker Flat Dusky – Squeezer – 17 Steps St. Germain – Real Blues (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Dub) – Parlophone Susumu Yokota – Level 21 – Skintone/ The Leaf Label New Order – Restless – Mute Showtimes on Thursday August 20th 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… (Artwork: New Order — Restless Album Cover, Mute...read more
Minmon Kollektiv from Potsdam/ Germany did an E-Mail interview (in German language) with me while I was on tour in Japan and also requested a DJ set. I send them the first hour of my freshly squeezed recording of my DJ set from Acid Room in Sapporo/ Japan this July 19th. Unfortunately an audio record cannot transport the excitement that was happening on the floor. But I hope the music does. 😉 And if you are from the Western Brandenburg area, don’t miss Mijk’s DJ-Gig at Archiv Potsdam next Friday, August 28th 2015. Interview Q: Hallo Mijk, wir freuen uns sehr Dich bei der MinMon Podcast-Serie begrüßen zu dürfen. Wie geht es dir? MvD: Ganz wunderbar, ich bin gerade von einer der besten Japan-Touren zurück, die ich je hatte, und da gab’s ja schon einige. Q: Du warst gerade in Japan auf Tour. Wo hast Du dort überall gespielt? Gab es einen Gig worauf Du dich besonders gefreut hattest? MvD: Ich habe in Kobe, Sapporo, Fukuoka und natürlich Tokyo aufgelegt. Der Gig im Club Solfa in Tokyo war der Beste. Unglaublich, was da für eine Energie und Begeisterung war! Sehr abgefahren war auch mein Introset für eine J-Pop-Party am Tag darauf. Fujii Takashi, ein dort sehr bekannter Comedian und Sänger wollte unbedingt, dass ich den Abend mit einem kurzen Set eröffne. Später hätte ich musikalisch auch nicht mehr rein gepasst. 😉 Q: Wie kam es zu dieser Tour in Japan? Ist es dein erstes mal dort und hattest Du schon welche in anderen Ländern? MvD: Ich war jetzt zum 28. Mal in Japan und reise seit Ende 1994 immer wieder dorthin. Ich habe dort viele Freunde und auch viele Fans und muss einfach einmal im Jahr dorthin. Andere asiatische Länder, wo ich in den letzten Jahren gespielt habe sind Vietnam, China und Indien. Q: Kannst Du uns ein Bild der dortigen Szene machen, und was sind die auffälligsten Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und Japan, musikalisch wie auch von der Szene her? MvD: Die Leute auf den Parties sind von starkem Enthusiasmus angetrieben. Der japanische Alltag kann sehr reglementiert sein und so lassen die Leute auf den Parties ihren Gefühlen freien Lauf. Drogen spielen übrigens dort gar keine Rolle. Q: Nach 25 Jahren als DJ und Produzent hast Du bestimmt schon unzählige Interview geführt und beantwortet. Mit welchen Fragen hättest du nie gerechnet? MvD: Das ich immer wieder auf’s neue erklären muss, das Paul van Dyk nicht mein Bruder ist. 😉 Q: Was hält dich nach dieser Zeit noch an der Musik? Woher kommt die Motivation und Kreativität an neuen Projekten und vorallem an dem eigenem Musikstil? MvD: Ich will einfach immer neue Musik schaffen, neue Ideen verwirklichen, neue Konzepte auf die Beine stellen. Das ist mein größter Antrieb. Q: Im Frühjahr diesen Jahres las man viel vom Club “Neu West Berlin”, den Du unterstützt. Wie geht es dort weiter? MvD: Seit Juni ist das Neu West Berlin in der Köpenicker Strasse leider erst mal beendet. Aber wir suchen schon nach einer neuen Location, wo es im Herbst weitergehen kann. Q: Du hast ja sicher viel aus der Ferne zum “Zug der Liebe” gehört und gelesen. Wie sind hier Deine Gedanken? MvD: Ich finde die Idee einer neuen Parade, die sich wieder an den Grundwerten der ersten Loveparades orientiert grundsätzlich erst mal gut. Die Reaktionen...read more
Yesterday I was invited for an interview and short DJ set at music share web TV in Tokyo. Later my friends Toby Izui, Kaori and Hardy Hard popped in and the interview became really deep. I was really happy not only to discuss my affection for Japan and my latest projects. We also talked about my forthcoming label microglobe productions and that each of my EPs will deliver a message much in the way like I used to do on my first Microglobe album Afreuropamericasiaustralica: simple slogans and deeper lyrics, spoken or sample-based, all much in the tradition of Chicago House music. We’ve been talking about the refugee situation in Europe, about Greece and the influence of the tabloid papers as well as the need to support green energy and what every person can personally do to change things simply by choosing which products to buy and which to avoid. At the end of the show I played a few of my latest productions as well as lead tracks of the first 3 EPs on microglobe productions. That section of the interview starts at approximately 49 minutes. My DJ sets starts at approximately 1 hour 19 minutes. The interview is in English and Japanese. The music is universal! Like the heritage of the late Susumu Yokota, whom I give a tribute with the last 2 songs in my set. >>> MUSIC SHARE <<< PLAYLIST 1. Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Blue Arts Music 2. Mijk van Dijk – Time Is Now – microglobe productions (unreleased) 3. Superstrobe – The Future (Mijk van Dijk’s Future House Remix) – BluFin 4. Mijk van Dijk – We The People – microglobe productions (unreleased) 5. Brothers In Raw- Nozomi – M3 Release 6. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All – microglobe productions (unreleased) 7. Ebi – Sei – Space Teddy 8. Ebi – Hi – Space...read more
Yesterday I played a DJ set at DOMMUNE, the famous Japanese DJ web TV. The concept may look similar to Boiler Room, but Dommune is already since more than 5 1/2 years in session and their live video editing stands out so much, it reminds me of LSB.tv. It was my third time at Dommune already and once again it was super-impressing. The whole show was started by DJ MOA of Carizma Records. As so often, my Brother-In-Raw Toby Izui was playing before me. At the end of his set he played a tribute to the late Susumo Yokota. I took over with a tool by Ricardo Villalobos and Butch and after that just played my own tracks for one whole hour: latest productions, some unexpected classics and also a sneak-peek at what’s coming this autumn on my new label microglobe productions. I also brought my Roland TR-8 and TB-3 boxes for some additional fun moments. Domo arigato gozaimasu to everybody at Dommune （ドミューン）, especially Naohiro-san and all the 26699-something viewers! 😉 The video is already up on YouTube and I’m very glad to share this with you, especially when you did not have the chance to watch it live. I will write more about my recent trip to Japan soon on this site. For the moment, to stay update with my latest adventures in Japan, please follow my Facebook artist page, I’m updating this whenever there’s the time and chance, also to keep track myself with the wonderful moments happening here. Playlist Mijk van Dijk DJ Set at Dommune 21.07.2015 1. Butric – Up! – Sei Es Drum 2. Mijk van Dijk – Time Is Now – microglobe productions (unreleased) 3. Superstrobe – The Future (Mijk van Dijk’s Future House Remix) – BluFin 4. Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Blue Arts Music 5. Mijk van Dijk – The City Rain – Parquet Recordings 6. Mijk van Dijk – Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist (2015 Rework) – BluFin 7. Mijk van Dijk – We The People – microglobe productions (unreleased) 8. Mijk van Dijk & Rummy Sharma – Restless – BluFin 9. Mijk van Dijk & Rummy Sharma – Impact – BluFin 10. Mijk van Dijk with Tobynation – Sneak Attack – Superstition 11. Mijk van Dijk – Kissen’ And Dissin’ – Superstition 12. Brothers In Raw – Ach-So! – Frogman Records 13. Shin Nishimura – Acid Eye (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Bass Works Recordings 14. Mijk van Dijk & Rummy Sharma – Foxacid – unreleased 15. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All – microglobe productions (unreleased) 16. Marmion vs Romanthony – The Wanderer In Schöneberg –...read more
1. Disclosure – Bang That (Kevin & Dantiez Saunderson Deep Detroit Dub) – PMR 2. DJ Koze – XTC – Pampa 3. Paul Woolford – MDMA – Hotflush Recordings 4. Robert Babicz – Bassporn (Tim Engelhardt Remix) – Babiczstyle 5. Lehar & Musumeci – Horizon – Connaisseur 6. CamelPhat – Constellations – white label 7. Paskal & Urban Absolutes – June – Suol 8. Martin Landsky – Da Geh Bo (House Mix) – Poker Flat 9. Satoshi Tomiie – Cucina Rossa – Abstract Architecture 10. Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Blue Arts Music These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for June 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 6 pm CET), cuebase-fm (every third Thursday 8 pm CET) and XLTRAX (every Thursday 11 pm...read more
This is the July episode of my radioshow music 4 the microglobe. When you listen to this live tonight, I’ll be already in Japan on my tour, that’s why I start the show with my latest remix of Reqterdrumer’s Torrent Of People. Furthermore new tracks and remixes by Lehar & Musumeci, Tim Engelhardt, Paskal & Urban Absolutes, Pauke Schaumburg, Laura Jones, Kevin Saunderson and his son Dantiez, Sleeparchive, Paul Woolford, Special Request, Chambray, Victor Ruiz & K.A.L.I.L., Martin Landsky, Camelphat, DJ Koze and a spotlight on new compilations by Suol, Visionquest and Einmusika, as always presented “in the mix”. Music from the microglobe, for the microglobe, because: “We are the microglobe!” Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix July 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on July 16th 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on July 16th 2015 Playlist: 1. Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Blue Arts Music 2. Lehar & Musumeci – Horizon – Connaisseur 3. Robert Babicz – Bassporn (Tim Engelhardt Remix) – Babiczstyle 4. Paskal & Urban Absolutes – June – Suol 5. Pauke Schaumburg – Ignored – Einmusika 6. Laura Jones – Let Me In – Visionquest 7. Disclosure – Bang That (Kevin & Dantiez Saunderson Deep Detroit Dub) – PMR 8. Sleeparchive – Senza Titolo One – Mord 9. Paul Woolford – MDMA – Hotflush Recordings 10. Leftfield – Bilocation (Special Request Remix) – Infectious Records 11. Panteros666 feat. Woodkid – Clear (Chambray Remix) – Parlophone 12. Victor Ruiz & K.A.L.I.L. – Orion – Electric Ballroom 13. Martin Landsky – Da Geh Bo (House Mix) – Poker Flat 14. DJ Koze – XTC – Pampa 15. CamelPhat – Constellations – white label Showtimes on Thursday July 16th 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… (Artwork: Lehar & Musumeci — Horizon Cover,...read more
I’ve been travelling to Japan 27 times now and I am super-excited to arrive here again today. When I was a child, I had no ideas of Japan whatsoever. It was also a time when Manga was almost completely unknown in Germany. Popular animation TV series like Die Biene Maja (みつばちマーヤの冒険, Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken), Wickie (小さなバイキングビッケ), Heidi (アルプスの少女ハイジ Arupusu no Shōjo Haiji), or Pinocchio (ピコリーノの冒険, Pikorīno no bōken), which were produced by Zuiyo Enterprise (later: Nippon Animation) in Japan appeared like German productions to me, since they were dubbed in German and covered “European” stories and characters. So my very first image of Japan was a complimentary comic from German Salamander shoe store. I liked this shoe shop because with every purchase children would receive a complimentary comic about the adventures of Salamander hero Lurchi. The stories rhymed and this black-and-yellow animal wearing Salamnder shoes would always find himself in situations where the use and high quality of his shoes would help him out. One episode was about Lurchi travelling with his fellows to Japan. And although Japan felt very exotic and dangerous to little Mijk in this story (vulcano eruptions, earthquakes, hot fountains), I liked the friendly communication between Lurchi’s bunch and the Japanese people. This was actually one of my favourite Lurchi stories. I posted this already on my Facebook page in April 2013 and one comment pointed out, that the images resemble the Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga of the 12th century Here’s that story and if you cannot read German or German script, I hope you will enjoy the pictures. I’m having an ice coffee with Inarizushi now. See you in Japan! 😉 Artwork courtesy of Copyright by...read more
With deep sadness I have received the news that Susumu Yokota, pioneering electronic musician, producer, live performer and label owner from Japan has untimely passed away in March this year. His family did not know in detail about his international career and asked friends from Yokota-san to inform the public about his decease. Along with Ken Ishii, Susumi Yokota was the first Japanese electronic music producer that I noticed in the European scene. I have had the great luck, to meet Yokota in person several times in the last 20 years. I always have experienced Yokota-san as a very modest and humble man with a huge artistic mind. His quiet and calm character enabled him to create some of the most amazing music in history. I will always remember, how he explained during a dinner in Tokyo, why his definition of House music is that of an “Ebi” (Japanese for: shrimp): the tail is the bass drum, the head is the snare, the feet are the Hi-Hats and the tentacles are the cymbals (see picture). Hence his alter ego EBI, under which he already released in 1994 his album ZEN on Dr. Motte Space Teddy label which has a very special place in my heart. Another legendary Yokota moment that I witnessed was his performance at the Love Parade Interference Festival 1994 together with Makoto and my friend Toby Izui at Globus/ Tresor. Here’s my report of that amazing night. My thoughts are with his family and friends in these days, especially since I’m going to Japan myself right now. Yokota-san will remain unforgotten through his amazing music for the world and through his charming kindness for his friends. Let’s keep his memory alive by listening to his timeless music. Here’s the announcement on Resident Advisor. There you will also find an e-mail address to which you can express your condolences to Yokota-san’s family and friends. Please do so, if you know and love Yokota’s music as much as I do.More on this: Sublime Records, Pitchfork, Leaf...read more
Out now: my remix of Reqterdrumer’s Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix). Reqterdrumer is the alias of DJ Tomoya from Fukuoka on the Southern Japanese island Kyushu. My mix is released on his Undulation EP along with other remixes by Ken Ishii, Hiroshi Watanabe, Frank Müller anymore original tracks. I will perform at the release party of this EP on July 24th at Club Kieth Flack in Fukuoka, together with Hiroshi Watanabe (aka Kaito), DJ Tokoya, Moks, Kenbow, Caroline and Jukia. I will also present this track in my next radioshow music 4 the microglobe. How do you like my...read more
Very good news today: Japan’s 67-year-old “No Dancing Law”, the so-called “Fueiho” has been finally repealed. This law has been brought to action after World War 2 to crack down on prostitution in dance halls. According to the law, all dancing must be stopped by midnight. Having travelled and performed in Japan since 1994, I was perfectly used to people dancing after midnight. I had heard about the law, but only when this was forced more and more into Osaka’s Kansei area in 2013, I put an eye on this, also thanks to the great documentation by Resident Advisor. A lot of DJs, promoters and personal friends of mine like top DJ/ producer Takkyu Ishino have been outspoken against this law and finally a campaign led by world-famous Japanese music icon Ryuichi Sakamoto gained 150,000 signatures. The new law has been ratified and starting from 2016, the Fueiho will be fnally history. Rumours say that the abolition of the ban goes in hand with the upcoming 2020 Olympics. This feels like watching a rainbow to me, so let’s post my remix of Denki Grooves’s Niji once again!...read more