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
I’m very happy to announce my 2017 Japan Tour. This September I shall tour Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo and introduce the music of my new label microglobe.
Yesterday I attended the Berlin premiere of a new movie after a book by Element Of Crime singer Sven Regener. It’s a comedy set in the German Techno scene of the 90s. Marmion’s 1993 classic “Schöneberg” is part of the soundtrack.
German electronic pop duo 2raumwohung aka Inga Humpe and Tommi Eckart just released their 8th studio album Nacht und Tag. The opening track “1993” also carries some inspiration from “Schöneberg”
The video premiere of the second a glow single monsters is out NOW: the very fashionable KALTBLUT Magazine presented the stunning video
Oh, I know, I did not post a proper monthly mix for quite a while now. So here’s a mix with the type of Techno I like to spin.
This is the Dusty Dub Mix I played live on Liquid Sky Berlin presentzzz on April 21st during Superbooth17, featuring new and classic dub tech tunes.
My dear friends and fans in Japan. In July 2015 I will be somewhere in your neighbourhood again. I will play your and my favourite music with decks, FX and a drum machine. This is a tour for the true fans. I’m so happy to play in places where I have not been for ages (like Fukuoka) or never been at all (like Kobe and Sapporo) and of course I’m looking forward to my gig in Tokyo at new club Solfa. So all of you who have not yet had the chance to see me play: let me play for you! 😉 Also do not miss out on my performances on DOMMUNE and Music Share, these are both very special to me and I would love to see your tweets during my DOMMUNE appearance. And now enough talk: Let’s party !*\(^o^)/* 7/17 Kobe @ nagomibar 7/19 Sapporo @ Acid Room 7/21 DOMMUNE (Web TV) 7/22 Music Share (Web TV) 7/24 Fukuoka @ Kiethflack 7/25 Tokyo @ Solfa Please find the Japanese version...read more
Let me present you the telepathic bubblebath Constant Ambient Radio Player, courtesy of Liquid Sky Berlin collective in cooperation with hearthis.at, playing Heavy Liquid Monster Ambient Electronica Drones for you from here to eternity. Hear this, and don’t forget: LSB is your friend, you will never be alone again, come on! Telepatic...read more
1. Danny Daze – Ready2Go – Ultramajic 2. La Fleur – Reflections – Last Night On Earth 3. Djuma Soundsystem – Momento (Patrick Chardronnet Remix) – Audiomatique 4. Tim Engelhardt – Everything Is All You Have – Poker Flat 5. Ellen Allien – High – Bpitch Control 6. Stephan Bodzin – Singularity – Life And Death 7. Clemens Neufeld – Milchstrasse (Sasse Remix) – Neufeld 8. Kölsch – Unterwegs – Kompakt 9. Soukie & Windish – Step 2 – Audiomatique 10. Andhim – Boy Boy Boy (Joris Voorn Remix) – Black Butter 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
Usually Mijk van Dijk presents music and not movies. With this episode of music 4 the microglobe he’s doing both. Check out the breathtaking movie Victoria about one girl’s and four boys’s adventures in a wild Berlin night. It’s a buddy movie-turns-romance-turns-thriller-turns-tragedy experience, all amazingly shot in one 142 minutes long camera take. This is the “next” Run Lola Run for sure! As usual Mijk also presents his show in a one-take-DJ-mix, this time including DJ Koze’s track “Burn With Me” from the opening sequence of Victoria. And loads of new tracks and remixes by Tim Engelhardt, Danny Daze, La Fleur, Patrick Chardronnet, Booka Shade, presents Yaruba, Ellen Allien, Traumer, Voiski , Sasse, Oliver Lieb, Fur Coat, Stephan Bodzin, Gregor Tresher , Kölsch and Frank Müller! Music from the microglobe, for the microglobe, because: “We are the microglobe!” Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix June 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on June 18th 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on June 18th 2015 Playlist: 1. Tim Engelhardt – Everything Is All You Have – Poker Flat 2. DJ Koze – Burn With Me (Victoria Edit) – Erased Tapes Recordings 3. Danny Daze – Ready2Go – Ultramajic 4. La Fleur – Reflections – Last Night On Earth 5. Djuma Soundsystem – Momento (Patrick Chardronnet Remix) – Audiomatique 6. Booka Shade presents Yaruba – Black Cow – Blaufield Music 7. Ellen Allien – High – Bpitch Control 8. Laurent Garnier – Boom (Traumer Remix) – Fcom 9. Laurent Garnier – pÝsn_uoT (Voiski Acid Mix) – Fcom 10. Clemens Neufeld – Milchstrasse (Sasse Remix) – Neufeld 11. Oliver Lieb – So Strong (Redux) – BluFin 12. Fur Coat – Pankow – Crosstown Rebels 13. Stephan Bodzin – Sungam (Fur Coat Remix) – Systematic 14. Stephan Bodzin – Singularity – Life And Death 15. Gregor Tresher – A Thousand Nights – Great Stuff 16. Kölsch – E45 – Kompakt 17. Kölsch – Unterwegs – Kompakt 18. Reqterdrumer – Life U Live (Frank Müller Remix) – Blue Arts Music Showtimes on Thursday June 18th 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: excerpt of album art work “Music for the Motion Picture...read more
On June 13th 2015 I played a classic Techno DJ set at The Promised Land Open Air Festival in Spaarnwoude/ The Netherlands. I was impressed by the familiar feeling within the audiance and you could really tell, that all of these people have been celebrating on Techno music already 20 years ago and still feel it. For me it was not just the first gig in the Netherlands since ages but also family reunion with my cousion Hans. And despite the cold weather it was a lovely and warmhearted day, spend together with Dr. Motte, who would finish the open air with his set after mine. Next to Motte and me, there was a who-is-who-of-Dutch-Techno-House-DJs listed on the line-up: Jaydee, Remy, Fierce Ruling Diva, Alexander Koning, Gizmo, Dano, just to name a few. Such an honour to play there! A big thank you to Manon, Yvette, Aarnt, Jerry, Mike and everybody else, who took such good care of us and to Kerstin and Ellen from praxxiz Booking for making this happen. Luckily I recorded my set and as you can hear I couldn’t help but end with the Joe Smooth classic “Promised Land” – the motto made me do it! Enjoy listening! Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at The Promised Land/ The Netherlands – 2015-06-13 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud Here’s the PLAYLIST: 1. Jam & Spoon – Follow Me – JAM! 2. Vapour Space – Gravitational Arch Of 10 – Plus 8 3. DJ Misjah – Welcome To The Club – Xtrax 4. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase – Attack Records 5. DJ HMC – Cum On – Dirty House Records 6. AWeX – It’s Our Future – Plastic City 7. Green Velvet – Land Of The Lost – Music Man 8. Aphrophead – In Thee Dark We Live (Dave Clarke Remix) – Bush Records 9. Dave Clarke – The Storm – Bush Records 10. Capricorn – 20 Hz – Global Cuts 11. Der Dritte Raum – Trommelmaschine – Virgin 12. Wildchild – Bring It Down (Distorted Dub) – Loaded 13. Minimal Man – Treatment Feel – Vinyl Solution 14. GTO – Elevation (Troll Mix) – React 15. Halluzination Generation – Rollin’ Reptiles – Thunderpussy 16. Energy 52 – Expression (The Piano) – WEA 17. Jack Master – Bang The Box – Jack 18. Energy 52 – Café del Mar – Eye Q 19. Jam & Spoon – My First F.F.F. – R & S Records 20. Quench – Dreams – Infectious Records 21. The Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Watch Out For Stella Club Mix) – React 22. Marmion – Schöneberg – Superstition 23. Format – Solid Session – Night Vision 24. Joe Smooth – Promised Land – DJ...read more
BluFin Records from Cologne is a fine label for Techno, Tech and House, established by Andrea Engels in the 00 years. I released my first EP on BluFin in 2006. It was called Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist, Weil Du Bist Wie Du Bist EP (BluFin 017, roughly translated: “It is like it is because you are how you are”) and was created alongside other productions like the Motherwomb EP on Frisbee Tracks and my Plato productions on Big & Dirty. That’s basically how I sounded in the times between Superstition Records and my trip into NuFunk in 2010. I would release several more EPs on BluFin there like the Boa/ Mamba EP in 2007 (BluFin 032) and my beloved Xmas Carols EP in 2008, the Christmas record that I always wanted to make and love to post again and again every Christmas season. And just a couple of months ago, my friend Rummy Sharma and me released our first collaborative EP on BluFin, the very successful Bleibtreu EP, produced partly in New Delhi, partly in Bleibtreustrasse in Berlin. And I came back to the label with a remix for DJ Hildegard. In the same year 2014, BluFin earned the DCC award for Best Label Of The Year, which made all of us at BluFin super-proud. 😉 My personal highlight of my BluFin releases so far was the Ebony & Ivory EP (BluFin 068) from 2010. But the very first song I ever released there always stayed on my mind and I felt the urge to give it an update. So when label head honchess Andrea asked me for an exclusive track for her 10 Years anniversary compilation, it was an obvious choice to do a rework of Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist. So here it is for your listening pleasure and when you wanna own it, grab it at Beatport or the shop of your choice. Or grab the whole compilation with 21 exclusive crackers of all the BluFin artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLUFIN!!! 🙂 My discography on BluFin Records: Mijk van Dijk – Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist, Weil Du Bist Wie Du Bist EP (BluFin 017, 2006) Mijk van Dijk – Boa/ Mamba EP (BluFin 032, 2007) Mijk van Dijk – Xmas Carols EP, (BluFin 051, 2008) Mijk van Dijk – Ebony & Ivory EP (BluFin 068, 2010) DJ Hildegard – I’ll be The Hatchway For You (Mijk van Dijk Remix) (BluFin 155, 2014) Mijk van Dijk & Rummy Sharma – Bleibtreu EP (BluFin 170, 2014) Mijk van Dijk – Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist (2015 Rework) (BluFin,...read more
Now here’s a cool illustration how super continent Pangea would have looked like with today’s borders, 200 Million years ago. The idea of the continental drift always fascinated me, so no wonder that Pangea and illustrations of the drift phases were featured on the artwork of my first album Afreuropamericasiaustralica. Still love those graphics by artist Elsa for Toys. Illustrator Massimo Pietrobon went on step further and displays Pangea with the borders of today’s countries, which again proves that the system of arbitrary borders between countries and people is by far not a natural concept, but that these borders have been set by forceful measures. We need less borders between us! Illustration by Massimo...read more
1. Laurent Garnier – Boom (Traumer Remix) – Fcom 2. Alan Fitzpatrick – For An Endless Night (Jel Ford Remix) – Drumcode 3. Leftfield – Universal Everything – Infectious Records 4. Florian Meindl – Forget The World – Flash Recordings 5. Laurent Garnier – pÝsn_uoT (Voiski Acid Mix) – Fcom 6. Stephan Bodzin – Odyssee – Herzblut 7. Thomas Schumacher – Freiburg – Electric Avenue 8. Mathias Kaden feat. Foremost Poets – Acatalepsy Of Rhythm – Freude Am Tanzen 9. Róisin Murphy – Exploitation (President Bongo Remix) – PIAS 10. Mijk van Dijk – Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist (2015 Rework) – BluFin Records These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for May 2015 as played in Mijk’s sets and featured on his 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
It’s all in or nothing: Mijk van Dijk presents 7 new albums in episode #26 of music 4 the microglobe. on BLN.fm, cuebase-fm and XLTRAX.com.New tracks and remixes by Róisín Murphy, Stephan Bodzin, Laurent Garnier, Florian Meindl, Tiefschwarz, Mathias Kaden, Thomas Schumacher, Jel Ford, Leftfield, Ten Walls, Matthias Schaffhäuser and last but not least Mijk’s very own contribution to the 10 Years Of BluFin Compilation., his 2006 track Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist. So dive into the sound like a blufin! And remember: „We Are The Microglobe!” Playlist: 1. Mathias Kaden feat. Rocko Schamoni – Energie 2. Mathias Kaden feat. Sophie Taylor – Clarity – Freude Am Tanzen 3. Laurent Garnier – Drifting in Midwaters – F-Com 4. Alan Fitzpatrick – For An Endless Night (Jel Ford Remix) – Drumcode 5. Florian Meindl – Forget The World – Flash Recordings 6. Florian Meindl – All Those Moments – Flash Recordings 7. Thomas Schumacher – Freiburg – Electric Avenue 8. Leftfield – Universal Everything – Infectious Records 9. Matthias Schaffhäuser – Nut & Fuge – BluFin Records 10. Mijk van Dijk – Denn Es Ist Wie Es Ist (2015 Rework) – BluFin Records 11. Stephan Bodzin – Ix – Herzblut 12. Stephan Bodzin – Odyssee – Herzblut 13. Tiefschwarz – Dings – Watergate Records 14. Ten Walls – Sparta – BOSO 15. Róisin Murphy – Exploitation (President Bongo Remix) – PIAS Post on the BLN.fm website. More infos and playlists here: http://microglobe.de/radio/m4tm Showtimes on Thursday May 21st 2015: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix May 2015 as heard on music 4 the microglobe English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on May 21st 2015 German version, as heard on BLN.fm on May 21st 2015 Pssst: download the DJ mix at hearthis.at… (Photo: Album art work 10 Years Of BluFin)...read more
It’s Old School months on my microglobe. Although I am still „forcing the future“ (old Frontpage motto), I like to play occasional old school sets. Not out of pure nostaligica: sometimes it’s good to step back and look at the bigger picture. As Westbam put it in his book Die Macht der Nacht: „in the conjuncture of the old and new emerges the really new“. Many tracks from the early 90s sound dated and are „children of their age“, sometimes only enjoyable with reminiscence in your heart and mind. But many tracks from those years sound amazingly fresh especially in these days. Producers like Solee or Alex Niggemann use various 90’s trademark sounds and sequences in their latest productions. Some even go as far as just using a complete tune as a blueprint, like Christian Smith & Webba, who gave the Maurizio remix of Vainqueur’s Lyot a Second Life. Their „version“ even topped the #1 position of the Beatport Techno charts for quite a while. My Japanese friend Toby Izui just recently told me that Nina Kraviz created huge euphoria when she finished her regular DJ set in Tokyo with Energy 52s Café del Mar. And tracks like Kenny Dope’s Jam The Mace, 33 ⅓ Queen’s Searchin’ or Dave Clarke’s mighty remix of In Thee Dark We Live by Aphrohead are mainstays in my regular sets. So as you can see, there’s true inspiration to be found in the old school. But also the retro fans make themselves heard: when Wolle XDP opened a Facebook group about Techno from 1988 to 1992, it was bursting of posts, threads and attention. And there’s love: with 1.365 listeners and counting, my set from last year’s Walfisch Revival Party on March 14th 2014 is by far the most popular of my sets here at Mixcloud. Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at Walfisch Revival Party Berlin, 2014-03-14 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud So when I was asked to play on the 10th edition of Walfisch Revival, I reviewed the playlist of my 2014 set again and picked (almost) only records, that I did not play on last year’s set, but strictly until 1994 to create another journey into Old School Techno as played at Walfisch Club back in the days, more than 20 years ago. Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at Walfisch Revival Party Berlin #10, 2015-05-08 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud Already in April I was invited by Eric Fischer from Austria to perform at his regular Nova Flashback Revival with music from 1993 to 2003, which was a welcomed addition to my sets at Walfisch Revival gigs. And on June 13th I am happy to perform in Holland after many years at the Promised Land Open Air along with such heavy-weights like Dr. Motte, Julian Liberator [Stay up forever U.K.], Fierce Rulling Diva [Subtopia], Abraxas & Jeroen Flamman[FRD], Steve Cop AKA Sonic Solution [R&S, BEL.], Remy Unger [Roxy, Silly Symphonies], Jaydee [Plastic Dreams], Erick E [Roxy, Palace], Marcello [It, Chemistry], Dano [Multigroove, Mazzo], Gizmo [Rave the city] and many many more. Again, Houseclassics from 89 to 98. I expect that festival to be super-amazing. All my Dutch friends and fans, I hope to see you there! Here’s the event on Facebook. And last but not least, I...read more