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My Love Affair with my 303 Devilfish

I wrote a feature about my love affair with my Roland TB-303 Devil Fish for Bonedo, in German language. Non-German 303 fans may wanna check the videos. 

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Peace 4 All Art Shirt by Andreas Hachulla

New arrivals at the microglobe Spreadshirt shop: Peace 4 All art shirts by Andreas Hachulla. The designer of the microglobe label covers created a unique artwork edition

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Introducing microglobe merch

You’ve been asking for it and here it is: the official microglobe merch shop, with shirts, hoodies and stuff sporting the logo of my label microglobe.

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Mijk van Dijk – The Floating World (Official Video)

Happy New Year to all of you here! Keep floating on in 2019!

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Brothers In Raw – Ach So (Frogman Records, 1998)

Official Video of Brothers In Raw – Ach So (Frogman Records, 1998)

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Permanent Vacation released a Schöneberg remix

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.

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Mijk van Dijk – Live @ Funkhaus Berlin (Full Set HiRes) – ARTE Concert

My concert at “S3kt0r UFO” at Funkhaus Berlin is on YouTube now. Smashed!

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909originals did an interview with me.

909originals  did an interview with me. And it became a long one.

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Still High On Hope

Someone uploaded my Microglobe tune “High On Hope” to YouTube, with video coverage from the legendary first X-Mix-1 video,

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Loving the 101

Bonedo asked me to write about my love affair with the Roland SH-101.

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DJ Mijk van Dijk in Berlin @ Suess War Gestern

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.

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Force Inc./ Mille Plateaux is back

Wow. Force Inc./Mille Plateaux is back. I’ve had the honour to contribute two tracks to their first new compilation “Ultrablack Of Music”.

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DJ Mijk van Dijk in Berlin @ Suess War Gestern

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, DJ-Gig, Mijk van Dijk, Video | 0 comments

DJ Mijk van Dijk in Berlin @ Suess War Gestern

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.

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Force Inc./ Mille Plateaux is back

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, Discography, other label, Projects & Co-Productions | 0 comments

Force Inc./ Mille Plateaux is back

Wow. Force Inc./Mille Plateaux is back. I’ve had the honour to contribute two tracks to their first new compilation “Ultrablack Of Music”. Other contributors include my Liquid Sky Berlin tribe members Dr. Walker, 10cars and Twin Peetz.  Yes, if you want it darker, here’s your treat. Check all the goodness on Spotify. Fun Fact: My first appearance under the moniker Manputer was only available as a sound pack for NinjaJamm, the wonderful cool music mash-up app by Ninja Tune.Check it out and play with it. Manputer – Recoding The...

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Mixmag says Bass On Canvas is Overlooked Classic

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, Mijk van Dijk, Superstition | 0 comments

Mixmag says Bass On Canvas is Overlooked Classic

Mixmag just listed my 2001 track “Bass On Canvas” in their Overlooked Classics Spotify Playlist on position 24. Thank you, such an honour to be amongst all these cool tunes. Check for yourself here. Mijk van Dijk – Bass On Canvas – Superstition...

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Peace 4 All Video is up!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, microglobe productions, Mijk van Dijk | 0 comments

Peace 4 All Video is up!

Finally the video of “Peace 4 All” is up, the main tune of my first EP on my new label microglobe musikproduktion. It was created by my friends from Liquid Sky Berlin, simple and effective. Thank you so very much! Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All –...

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On the floor: Mijk van Dijk at Red Bull Music Festival

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, English Radio Interviews, Live, Live-Gigs | 0 comments

On the floor: Mijk van Dijk at Red Bull Music Festival

Red Bull Radio is streaming my liveset from the 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin at Funkhaus Berlin on September 14th 2018.Red Bull Radio wrote: “The longtime figurehead of the techno scene in Berlin spins tracks from the genre’s formative years. Mijk Van Dijk is a DJ and producer since the early ’90s who pioneered the early trance sound and runs the Microglobe label. Initially involved in bands, he discovered his passion for synths and drum machines in the 80s, and when the first wave of electronic dance music reached Europe, he became an avid partygoer and journalist for “Frontpage”, one of the first music magazines covering techno. In this session, the illustrious producer goes back to his roots, spinning classics from 30 years of techno.”  My live set will be online at Red Bull Radio for 30 days and I shall upload it to my Mixcloud soon after. In the meantime: happy listening! PLAYLIST Mijk van Dijk live @  s3kt0r UFO, 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin 1. Microglobe – High On Hope 2. Mijk van Dijk – Suck My Soul 3. Marmion – Schöneberg 4. Microglobe – The Gap 5. Mijk van Dijk – Ebony 6. Microglobe – Environ-Mentaiity 7. Mijk van Dijk – The Floating World 8. Ton Steine Scherben – Mein Name Ist Mensch 9. Microglobe – All Our Colours 10. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All...

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Live at s3kt0r UFO – 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Live at s3kt0r UFO – 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin

On September 14th I finally played live again at the amazing event 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin, initiated by arte TV and co-produced by RBMA and Funkhaus Berlin.In case you missed the event, you can stream all DJ and live sets of the night on arte TVs mediathek, not only from Germany, but also from places like Japan and Australia.  Here’s the VIDEO STREAM  Here’s the playlist: Mijk van Dijk live @ FUNKHAUS, s3kt0r UFO, 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin 1. Microglobe – High On Hope 2. Mijk van Dijk – Suck My Soul 3. Marmion – Schöneberg 4. Microglobe – The Gap 5. Mijk van Dijk – Ebony 6. Microglobe – Environ-Mentaiity 7. Mijk van Dijk – The Floating World 8. Ton Steine Scherben – Mein Name Ist Mensch 9. Microglobe – All Our Colours 10. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All arte TV wrote (in German, here translated in English):  “Mijk van Dijk’s discography could fill a small book: late 80s music producer, releases on Westbam’s label Low Spirit, collaborations with greats like Tanith, move to MFS Records.  Numerous live acts and DJ-sets. But he always somehow remained in the shadow of top DJs like Sven Väth or Paul van Dyk. That does not stop him: He remains the undisputed most ambitious idea generator of his genre.” If you experience any problems during streaming of my set, please let me know.              ...

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Sub Human Bros – Grateful Life (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, Discography, Mijk van Dijk, other label, Video | 0 comments

Sub Human Bros – Grateful Life (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

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 in 2015 and finally here’s a collaboration: my remix for their wonderful tune “Grateful Life” as  featured on their Dreamer Remix Album. Hope you like it as much as I do! Sub Human Bros – Grateful Life (Mijk van Dijk...

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Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All EP – microglobe 001

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Berlin, Blog, Discography, microglobe productions | 0 comments

Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All EP – microglobe 001

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. Between 1992 and 1995 he released several EPs as “microglobe” and also his first album “Afreuropamericasiustralia”. Now Mijk returns to his “microglobe” as a personal label after a long journey through the infinite vastness of electronic dance music. On the title track Mijk takes a stand on social and political issues in his very own way in the tradition of classic Chicago Deep House and his two „Think & Dance EP“s from 1994, “Peace 4 All” is about the simple truth that everyone has the right to live in peace. The track is released as a vocal version, instrumental and acapella. The second original track “The Floating World” takes Mijk’s trademark sounds from classics like “All Our Colors” (MFS Records, 1994) and “Motherwomb” (Frisbee Tracks, 2007) on a whole new level and has been road-tested in his DJ sets already with great success. The track title is inspired by Mijk’s love for Japanese culture and the art of Ukiyo-e. Mijk van Dijk will release a new EP on microglobe every 6 to 8 weeks. His next artist album is planned for the end of 2019. Peace 4 All is now available at Beatport, Traxsource, Apple Music and most other digital download stores. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All EP – microglobe...

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introducing microglobe musikproduktion

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Blog, Labels, microglobe productions | 0 comments

introducing microglobe musikproduktion

microglobe musikproduktion is a music label by Mijk van Dijk, DJ and producer from Berlin. Unlike his other labels nuFunkFiles, roter punkt and environ-mental recordings this time around it’s all about the music that Mijk is associated with by his fans since over 20 years: House, Techno and emotive sounds, the type of tracks, he loves to spin in the club in his DJ sets. Mijk van Dijk is bunching all the influences and ingredients of his career so far: the strength of Techno, the emotions of early 90s Trance (Marmion, Microglobe, Mindgear),  the boogie of his releases as mijkfunk and The Chaenge, all enlightened and regrooved by the eternal spirit of House music. The term Microglobe is dear to Mijk. He released his first album Afreuropamericasiaustralica on MFS Records Berlin under this moniker in 1994. The world of House and Techno felt like a microglobe already back then and more than that now, in the times of the internet. Every information and every person seems to be just one click away and still there is no solution yet to the problems of the world all the citizens of the microglobe have in common and that Mijk was concerned with already 20 years ago in the lyrics and liner notes of Afreuropamericasiaustralica. The year 2013 marks the relaunch of Mijk’s idea of the microglobe. The first step was the launch of the website www.microglobe.de. It represents all the different shades and colours of Mijk’s world of music. Each project is a country, each label is a continent and they are all part of his microglobe. Next was the launch of Mijk’s radio podcast music 4 the microglobe, a 2-hour show divided in two sets. In the 1st Mijk plays his favourite new House tracks in the mix, just like in the club. It’s called “I House U”. The 2nd hour allows for more variations. Here Mijk presents music off the beaten track, as long as it is “Electric Eclectic Essential”. And now microglobe musikproduktion. At the moment Mijk is carefully  producing the first releases. Modern Techno and House music with an attitude, lyrics with meaning and depth and sounds that resemble the vibe of his successful productions of the 90s. The first EPs will be produced by Mijk himself to define the sound of the label. Productions by other artists out of Mijk’s circles may follow. The first climax on microglobe productions will be the next Mijk van Dijk artist album in 2014, following the conceptional, emotional and lyrical path of his first album Afreuropamericasiaustralica, examining the state of the planet and its people 20 years later.  So get ready for this. Because the world is just a...

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Kaga Festival Japan

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Blog, Japan, Mijk van Dijk | 0 comments

Kaga Festival Japan

Apart from appearances at DOMMUNE and Oiran Warm Up Radio Show my main occupation on my 30th tour to Japan was my first ever gig at Kaga Music Festival, a beautiful little music extravaganza in Ishikawa prefecture at the Japanese Sea. It’s an onsen festival, so taking a hot bath was also on the list, despite the hot weather of 35°C. After a convenient ride from Tokyo with the Shinkansen and Thunderbird trains, our small group arrived in Kaga. The festival hosts many different stages, some electronic, some with bands and even some with pop idols. One great experience was when House legend Soichi Terada invited Toby Izui and yours truly on stage for a solo with the Korg Kaossilator. I’m so glad that this enchanted moment was captured on video. Soichi Terada invites Toby Izui and Mijk van Dijk on stage  My DJ set after this sweet live jam was ever so rewarding. Playing after Tofubeats and before Towa Tei to an enthusiastic crowd, my set was more like a concert. And of course, after an after hour in our traditionally style room, we went to the onsen (hot bath) at 4 am in the morning for relaxation. How good is that? Thank you Kaga Festival for having me, it was an unforgettable pleasure. Oiran Warm Up Radio...

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