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.
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.
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.
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.
Mijk van Dijk Japan Tour 2015 on Japanese Resident Advisor. Jul 17 Mijk van Dijk Japan Tour in Kobe, Nagomibar, Kansai Jul 19 Effective, Acid Room, Hokkaido Jul 24 Ourd Feat. Mijk van Dijk & Hiroshi .., Kieth Flack, Kyushu Jul 25 Mijk Van Dijk Japan Tour 2015, Solfa, Tokyo
Very good news today: Japan’s 67-year-old “No Dancing Law”, the so-called “Fueiho” has been finally repealed.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.
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.
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.
1. Danny Daze – Ready2Go – Ultramajic 2. La Fleur – Reflections – Last Night On Earth 3. Djuma Soundsystem – Momento (Patrick Chardronnet Remix) – Audiomatique
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thunder & sunshine, night & day, music 4 the microglobe in April is as diverse as the April weather. With my favourite Techno tunes of the last month including tracks and remixes by Tominori Hosoya, Ejeca, Hot Lipps Inc., dubspeeka, Rob Hes, Cari Lekebusch, TKNO, Skudge, Andreas Pionty , Amelie Lens, Argy, Anna, Axel Karakasis, Carly Foxx, Der Dritte Raum, Hiroshi Watanabe, Beroshima and Underworld. Also introducing Mankind United, my next release on BluFin Records in conjunction with Rummy Sharma. Our latest EP contains 2 tracks, “Mankind United” and “Catpower” and has been conceived and produced again in Berlin and New Delhi. The EP is BluFin Records’ catalogue number 200 and has been released on April 8th. Get it on Beatport or your trusted web shop. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix April 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on April 21st 2016 PLAYLIST: 1. Tominori Hosoya – Over The Sadness – MixxRecords 2. Distale – Ezx11 (Ejeca Remix) – Clap Your Hands 3. Hot Lipps Inc. – Come As You – Hot Lipps 4. dubspeeka – K130 – Last Night On Earth 5. Rob Hes – Embrace – Break New Soil 6. Cari Lekebusch – Octo – H-Productions 7. TKNO – I Call Her Emily – Dynamo Recordings 8. Catz ‘N Dogz feat. Tanika – Get It Right (Skudge Remix) – Pets Recordings 9. Gathaspar – The Lover Of Ursa Major (Andreas Pionty Remix) – Ponty Records 10. Amelie Lens – Oblivious – Lyase 11. Pascal FEOS – Like It Hot (Argy Remix) – These Days 12. Anna – Odd Behaviour – Terminal M 13. Axel Karakasis – Move On – Mudra Audio 14. Rummy Sharma & Mijk van Dijk – Mankind United – BluFin 15. Capulet feat. Robert Owens – Holding On (Carly Foxx Remix) – Stealth Records 16. Der Dritte Raum – Electric Friends – Der Dritte Raum Records 17. Hiroshi Watanabe – Version Of Reality (Beroshima Remix) – Blue Arts Music Showtimes on Thursday May 20th 2016: cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT (Foto: Excerpt of Cover – Rummy Sharma & Mijk van Dijk – Mankind United EP – BluFin,...read more
I’m excited to announce my next release on BluFin Records from Cologne: the Mankind United EP, once again with my man from New Delhi Rummy Sharma and again conceived in both of our studios. This is BluFin catalogue number 200. While the flip side Catpower is inspired by a meoawing synth sound and Rummy’s and my love for cats, the title for the main track Mankind United is clearly chosen to shine a light in the darkness of these days, where humanity and common sense have become very fragile again. Instead of fighting each others in the gutter of society, we the people of the microglobe should rather be united to face the challenges of a future like environmental pollution, xenophobia and violent conflicts that are being pressed on us in the name of nationalism, cold economic rationalism and fanatic religious beliefs. Musically, this track like some others that I’ll be releasing in the first half of 2016 marks my regained interest in harder Techno and although that specific sound of my faithful Devilfish-303 may ring an old school bell in some of you, it’s the dense and slightly disharmonic atmosphere that I love most about this track. I have played „Mankind United“ to enthusiastic crowds already and I hope that you guys will love it too. Get it at Beatport or your favourite webshop. First DJ feedback is enthusiastic too. Thank you! Kaiser Souzai: Amazing EP! Mankind United is a banger! Full support! Rating: 5/5 Wollion: Klarer Hit!!! 🙂 Rating: 5/5 Harry Avers: Excellent! Mankind United is really awesome. Rating: 5/5 Update: I just noticed still videos on MyVideo. Click here for Mankind United and...read more
Yesterday’s Walfisch Revival Party once again meant a back reflection to the Old School. I brought almost only records that I didn’t play in my sets from 2015 and 2014 to further complete my narrative of Old School tracks rather than playing the same set again in a different order. The vibe was great and original as always, fueled by superb sets of DJs Würfler, Henriko Sagert, Felix FX and Andü. The live premiere of “Everybody’s Free” by Felix FX & Paula P’Cay was another highlight of the party. Special thanks to Steffi and Jay for making it all happen once again! Feel the vibe in this 30 minute excerpt video of my set! Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at Walfisch Revival Party Berlin, 2016-03-18 Playlist 1. Elbee Bad – New Age House – Gigolo 2. Luke Slater – Inductive Channels – Peacefrog 3. Cosmic Baby – Cosmic Trigger – MFS 4. Cosmic Baby – Sweet Dreams For Kaa (The Sweetest Remix) – ESP 5. Neutron 9000 – Ki-Oha Girl – MFS 6. Transformer 2 – Pacific Symphony – Round & Round 7. Astrospider – Ritmista – Wonka 8. Up! – Spiritual High – Probe Records 9. The Martian -Stardancer – Red Planet 10. Vapourspace – Gravitational Arch Of 10 – Plus 8 11. X-101 – Sonic Destroyer – Underground Resistance 12. Underground Resistance – The Seawolf – World Power Alliance 13. Dr. Kevorkian – Aftermath – Hardwax 14. Circuit Breaker – Overkill – Probe Records 15. Cybersonik – Technarchy – Plus 8 16. Quasar – The Seven Stars – Go Bang! 17. Frankie Bones – From Kings To Queens – Groove World Records 18. Missing Channel – Onslaught (Decision 2) – Hardwax 19. A Homeboy, A Hippie And A Funki Dredd – Total Confusion – Tam Tam Records 20. Westbam – Monkey See Monkey Do – Low Spirit 21. House Of Venus – Dish & Tell (Club Mix) – Go Bang! 22. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise – Bush 23. Jeff Mills – Berlin – Tresor 24. Dave Clarke – The Storm – Bush 25. Ninjahead – Pulseman vs Sineman – Frogman Records 26. Microglobe – Trust (Tobynation Remix) – MFS 27. Mijk’s Magic Marble Box – Spring: The Wildlife – Superstition 28. Jens – Loops & Tings (Froot Loops Remix) – Superstition 29. Aurora Borealis – The Milky Way – F-Com 30. Phrenetic System – Reality – Bonzai 31. Lunatic Asylum – The Meltdown – F-Com 32. Microglobe – Acid-Mentality (Act 3) – MFS 33. Mijk van Dijk – Firecracker – Kioon/Sony 34. Microglobe – All Our Colours (Album Vinyl Version) – MFS 35. Laurent Garnier – Wake Up – Fnac 36. Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar – Attack Records 37. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase – Attack Records 38. Age of Love – Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Remix) – Indisc 39. Denki Groove – Niji (Mijk van Dijk For Girls Remix) – MFS 40. Jam & Spoon – Follow Me –...read more
music 4 the microglobe is back with another episode of dark and moody music in times of unrest and tension. Also introducing my first release in 2016, a mix for Superstrobe’s The Future on BluFin Records. Is the future gonna be bright? Or dark? Or futile? We cannot tell you but provide the soundtrack. Whatever may be, the spirit of House and Techno shall guide us back into the light. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix March 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on March 17th 2016 Playlist: 1. Clemens Neufeld – Echos – Neufeld 2. CØmpass – 3RT1L – NSP Music 3. Antonio de Angelis – Extralex – The Nursery Series 4. Simone Tavazzi – Odeon – Planet Rhythm UK 5. Kotelett & Zadak – Slave Dave – Exploited 6. Kaiserdisco – Freedom – 100& Pure 7. Shlomi Aber – 48V (Truncate Remix) – Be As One 8. Antonio de Angelis – Perception – The Nursery Series 9. Henning Baer – Gemini – Tanstaafl 10. Andre Crom feat. Ségou – Behind The Glass (Club Mix) – OFF Recordings 11. Martin Eyerer – Intimacy (Stephan Hinz Remix) – Kling Klong 12. I.R.O.N. – Distant Voices – A-Traction Records 13. Markus Suckut – Watching The Sunset II – Be As One 14. Human Machine – 146 – Connaisseur 15. Superstrobe – The Future (Mijk van Dijk’s Future House Remix) – BluFin 16. DJ Wada – The Blue Door – Dirreta Showtimes on Thursday March 17th 2016: cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT (Foto: Excerpt of Cover – Superstrobe – The Future EP – BluFin, Cologne 2016)...read more
As a member of the Liquid Sky Berlin artist collective it’s my pleasure to present the fantastic new website of Telepathic Bubblebath radio. Telepathic Bubblebath is a modern platform for futuristic radio-culture, experimental music and abstract sound-designs – streamed 24 / 7 in the beloved interwebz but also broadcasted on “real” air / radiofrequencies via our partner-radiostations which get parts of their night-program from us in real time. All DJ mixes you hear are xclusively made for TPBB. A lot of the tracks are exclsuively produced for TPBB and not available on any other streaming platform or onlineshop. The telepathic bubblebath radiostream is 100% free of advertisment. If you own a radiostation and want to broadcast parts of the TPBB shows or if you are an experimental sound-artist and want to get featured & broadcasted on TPBB you can contact the Telepathic Bubblebath crew HERE! To celebrate this, here’s my DJ Set at LSB.tv Berlin from 2015-09-19. Please don’t expect pumping beats: when I play Ambient Electronica I totally free my mind from rocking a dancefloor. I dive into sounds, rhythm and noises, remodel them in speed and pitch, deconstruct them with the endless possibilities of modern DJ software (Traktor) and set sail for a journey to yet undiscovered territory. This mix is very dark-hearted and gloomy. Do you dare to join me? P.S.: STEMS and Remix Packs used by Liquid Sky Berlin, SFX and Native Instruments And psssst: there’s gonna be a smartphone app too!...read more
My next release is out: my “Future House Remix” of Superstrobe’s The Future. When Manuel Winkler aka Superstrobe gave me a couple of new productions last year, The Future was the stand-out track. I did a remix and arranged a release on BluFin. So happy that this fine collaboration is now finally out. Get it on Beatport or your favourite...read more
Now this is not me jamming with an Elektron Machinedrum, nor a direct collaboration with the NinjaTune recording artist Machinedrum. But at least, we are indeed both involved. The full story goes like this: I received a message recently from Teklife57 Records. They were preparing a commemorative compilation for DJ Rashad, one of their main artists who passed away on 26 April 2014 and were asking for permission to release a Footwork remix that Machinedrum did on my Microglobe classic High On Hope from 1992. I don’t know Machinedrum personally and don’t really play his tracks, since my DJ style is different, but I’ve seen him perform live in Berlin already, which was impressive. I also know his work with his buddy Jimmy Edgar, whom I’m a fan of and whom I’ve also interviewed for my former radio show Motherfunk on BLN.fm. I have to say I’m honoured to have Machinedrum, a high profile artist, rework one of my tunes in such an artistic way. He also used big chunks of the tune A Brief British Breakbeat Inferno, which was released on the High On Hope Summer Remix EP and also featured on the influential Tresor – Auferstanden Aus Ruinen compilation. Fun fact: that track was produced and intended as a tongue-in-cheek parody of British breakbeat tracks that were making their way over to Berlin in 1992. Suffice to say it was a genre I did not enjoy as much as pure Techno. All the proceeds of this compilation will go to Rashad’s son and so I want to encourage you to get the vinyl version of the compilation AfterLife including Machinedrum’s remix, which is also available via Soundcloud. More links: Rashad’s Facebook...read more
My set at Blümerant on February 26th 2016 is now on Mixcloud. Introducing my forthcoming release “Mankind United” with DJ Rummy Sharma on BluFin Records and some of my latest and yet unreleased Techno productions. Big thanks to MAZE Club in Berlin (Sue + Mark), Blümerant (Max + Patrick) and everybody who freaked on the floor. Have a great start into the new week, y’all! PLAYLIST 1. Gel Abril – Punksters – Mobilee 2. D-Saw – Track 10:30 (Dubspeeka Remix) – Senso Sound 3. Danny Daze – Silicon (Ambivalent Remix) – Ultramajic 4. Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep (Tale Of Us Remix) – Nonplus 5. Plastikman – Purrkusiv – Plus 8 6. Distant Echoes – False Prophet – Dystopian 7. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic (Rødhåd Remix) – Phantasy 8. Curses – Infinity Maker – OFF Recordings 9. Slam – Make You Move – Soma 10. Heckmann – Reality Lost – AFUltd. 11. Len Faki – Street Dub – Figure 12. Vainquer -Lyot (Maurizio Mix) – Tresor 13. Orlando Voorn – Gain Upwards (ROD Remix) – Out-er 14. Gel Abril – Carpet Sneak – Mobilee 15. Tiga – Planet E (Dense & Pika Remix) – Counter 16. Uakoz & Alex Lentini – Don’t Leave (Dubspeeka Broken Speaker Remix) – Terminal M 17. Radio Slave – Repeat Myself (Rødhåd Remix) – Work Them 18. Vince Watson – Illusion (Wink Re-Think) – Ovum 19. Mijk van Dijk – Surrounded – unreleased 20. Mijk van Dijk & Rummy Sharma – Mankind United – BluFin 21. Mik van Dijk – Phantom Punch – unreleased 22. Enrico Sangiuliano & Frankyeffe – Celebration – Break New Soil 23. Charlotte de Witte – Weltschmerz – Turbo 24. D’Julz – Acid Tricks – Ovum 25. Daso & Pawas – No Lead (Chymera Remix) – Soulfooled 26. Distant Echoes – Desolated Society – Dystopian 27. Human Machine – 146 – Connaisseur 28. Distant Echoes – A Last Shimmer – Dystopian 29. Henning Baer – Gemini – Tanstaafl 30. UMEK – Double The Lust – 1605 Music Therapy 31. I.R.O.N. – Distant Voices – A-Traction 32. Scuba – Black On Black (Len Faki Goes White Remix) – Figure 33. Amelie Lens – Exhale (NT89 Remix) – Lyase 34. Disclosure – Bang That (Kevin & Dantiez Saunderson Deep Detroit Dub) – PMR 35. Panash – Jack 2 Jack (Jesper Dahlback Remix) – Turbo 36. Aril Brikha – Groove La Chord – Transmat 37. Tim De Luxe – Transformation – Get Human 38. Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit – Ellum Audio Pssssst: this set can be downloaded at hearthis.at...read more
1. Armitage – Reproduce – Dystopioan 2. Tiga – Planet E (Dense & Pika Remix) – Counter 3. Vince Watson – Illusion (Wink Re-Think) – Ovum 4. D-Saw – Track 10:30 (Dubspeeka Remix) – Senso Sounds 5. Distant Echoes – A Last Shimmer – Dystopian 6. D’Julz – Acid Tricks – Ovum 7. Amelie Lens – Exhale – Lyase 8. OWL aka Satoshi Fumi – Satellite (Kristian Heikkila Chicago Remix) – Hypnotic Room 9. Loco & Jam – Function – Break New Soil 10. Darbinyan – Departure – monog These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for February 2016 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
„When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.“ That’s not my rhyme, but what The Police sang back in 1980 on their Zenyatta Mondatta album. 36 years later the world is running down again and well, we’re gonna make the best out of it: play some dark and trippy Techno. With a little glimpse of hope at the end. Just believe. Because I want to believe: that we are the microglobe. BTW: in February, March and April no transmission on BLN.fm: the station is moving to a bigger, better and brighter place. No, not heaven. But close. More news as they come! Promised! Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix February 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on February 18th 2016 Playlist: 1. OWL aka Satoshi Fumi – Satellite (Kristian Heikkila Chicago Remix) – Hypnotic Room 2. Distant Echoes – A Last Shimmer – Dystopian 3. Charlotte de Witte – Weltschmerz – Turbo 4. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic (Rødhåd Remix) – Phantasy 5. Scuba – Black On Black (Len Faki Goes White Remix) – Figure 6. Amelie Lens – Exhale (NT89 Remix) – Lyase 7. Armitage – Reproduce – Dystopioan 8. D’Julz – Acid Tricks – Ovum 9. DJ REIJI – Niikappu (Lyoma Remix) – Bass Works Recordings 10. Tiga – Planet E (Dense & Pika Remix) – Counter 11. Heckmann – Acid To The Future 12. Loco & Jam – Function – Break New Soil 13. Florian Meindl – Floating – Flash Recordings 14. D-Saw – Track 10:30 (Dubspeeka Remix) – Senso Sounds 15. Hans Bouffmyhre – Damage Limitation – Planet Rhythm UK 16. Slam – Morass – Soma 17. Wrong Copy – In To 5 – MDR 18. Vince Watson – Illusion (Wink Re-Think) – Ovum Showtimes on Thursday February 18th 2016: cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT Pssst: download the DJ mix at hearthis.at… (Foto: Cover – Armitage – They Live EP – Dystopian...read more