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,
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
1. Ilija Djokovic – Pandora – Terminal M 2. Christian Nielsen – Together – Exploited Ghetto 3. Daso – Thujon – Connaisseur 4. Nachtboutique – Circles – Flaneur 5. Steve Bug & Langenberg – Sleepwalker’s Bridge – Poker Flat 6. Oakland – I’m Hot What Are You – Alumni 7. DJ Hell – Guede (Black Peters Remix) – Gigolo 8. Giovanna – Can’t Go Back (Hubie Davison Remix) – Freedom Music 9. XAB – Oxymoron – Trapez 10. Marmion – Schöneberg (Tim Engelhardt Remix) – push communications These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for April 2018 as submitted to Resident Advisor, With a special tribute to the late Daso, R.I.P. and may your music stay with us always and...read more
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.Toby knows me and my music so well since 1992 and thus he created a DJ-mix which did not just sum up my body of work so far but also helped me find new fans in Japan that have been following me ever since. It was released through Sony Japan, so it had a lot of attention in the printed media and even a big display in major Tokyo record stores. The cover artwork is very special to me as well. When Office 7 manager Toru Nagamine asked me, which cover design I would like, I requested straight away, an artwork by my Manga hero Masamune Shirow (Ghost In The Shell, Appleseed, Orion, Dominion Tank Police, etc.). Shirow-san lives withdrawn somewhere in the Kansei-Area and only a few people know his identity. So Toru-san naturally said “maybe not possible” (which basically means “NO” in Japanese). However he somehow reached out for Shirow-san and only a two weeks later he called me and said, that Shirow-san knows my music and would be delighted to do the cover artwork for me. Oh Happy Joy! The piece he conceived is one of his first ever done completely in CGI, a technique he would keep on using for his later works like Man-Machine Interface and so on. The liner notes for the CD were conceived by my friends and Frogman Records label bosses Dai Sato and Kengo Watanabe. To round up the friends connection: the press photos have been shot at Potsdamer Platz Berlin, then still under construction, by Berlin Techno party photographer Wolfgang Brückner. The title of the compilation actually refers to an article in German Frontpage magazine, in which I was dubbed “Multi-Mijk” by chief editor Jürgen Laarmann due to the many different projects and collaborations I did. Thank you to everybody at Sony Office 7, who helped create this wonderful piece of my musical history. Thank you to Masamune Shirow for making a small part ofme a puzzle piece in his own legacy. Thank you to all the collaborators, who made this happen! Thank you to momijiko_Z (もみじこ) for reminding my about this anniversary through Twitter. I am so busy in the studio these days, producing new music, I would have completely forgot! 😀 And super special thanks to Toby-san, of course! You rock!...read more
It’s been a while since Marmion’s Schöneberg has been remixed by DJ Hell, Abe Duque,Donnacha Costello, Chaim, Roberto Rodriguez and Sebastian Krieg & Strobe in 2010. 8 years later, we thought it’s about time for some new interpretations. Today I proudly present you the Tim Engelhardt-Remix of the timeless tune I produced with Marcos López back in 1993. When you have followed my charts and playlists, you might have noticed that I quite like the music of this young chap from Cologne and I’m really glad with the path he took here: fresh, unobstructed and highly playable. I actually dropped his remix already in some of my DJ sets and it always enhanced the party. First DJ feedback is already in by Monika Kruse (“nice floating remix” 3/5), Dave Seaman (“Superb rework from Tim” 5/5)”, Youandme (“nice remix tim! thank you.” 4/5), Hernan Cattaneo (“really cool mix” 4/5), Markus Worgull (“thx a lot” 4/5) and many more. To be released 30.03.2018 on push communications. This is only Part 1 of more remixes to come and when we count to 2 and 3, we will unwrap more goodness and some of the best Schöneberg remixes so far. I’m tellin’ ya! 😉 For now, please enjoy: Marmion – Schöneberg (Tim Engelhardt...read more
1. Butch – Countach – Cocoon 2. Tale Of Us – Error Error – Fabric 3. Therapy – Alexa, Can We Make A Dance Track – White Label 4. Yotto – Second Life – Green 5. Josh Butler – Rabbithole – 8bit 6. Frederic Stunkel – Drive In – Trapez 7. Joseph Ashworth – Carmine – Elements 8. Tom Flynn – Sunday Morning Session – Dessous 9. Bony Stoev – TWICE – Etui Recordings 10. Mijk van Dijk The Night Is Young -. Blue Arts Music These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for March 2018 as submitted to Resident...read more
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. Every day was packed with wonderful adventures. Such an interesting country with a very troubled past, but hopefully a good future ahead. The people I met made me feel welcome and confident. I got the chance to experience Kigali: partied at Inema Arts Center, saw Nyamirambo district, Kandt House and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, exhibiting the history and atrocities that happened in April 1994, when the Hutu majority literally slaughtered the Tutsi minority. Just watching the movie Hotel Ruanda is only scratching on the surface of what really must have happened. It’s also impressive how this torn country over the last decades has drawn conclusions and taken action to help heal the wounds of this desaster. I do hope that the Rwandans may succeed in their complicated path to unity. Before that I took a super-nice walk through the Nyamirambo quarter with Luisa from Goethe-Institut Kigali and our guide Jeando from the Nyamirambo women’s center, who knows his hood inside out. Deep insights into the everyday life of ordinary Kigali people. The walk was organised by the Nyamirambo women’s center, This female collective focuses on the empowerment and independence for women by sowing and selling clothes, bags, purses and other stuff with Rwandan patterns and is a great example for independent micro business in this country. Of course I bought some souvenir stuff to support and take home. They also run a small library. You don’t get to see this, when you just hang at the hotel’s pool. Another must-see for me was a visit to the Kandt-Museum (say that loud in English….), exposing photos, maps, sounds and things from the Rwanda‘s past in connection with German colonialization between late 19th century until WW1. Impressive display of colonial arrogance. Must explore more. My first workshop at Goethe-Institut Kigali, focussed on DJ techniques from vinyl over laptop to USB. Some participants had a solid knowledge, as they are practicing DJs. Some beginners hopefully got inspiration. In a country like Ruanda with no record stores, digital seems like the only option. The second workshop covered Ableton Live production, including remixing of Rwandan popular songs. Thanks to DJ Sharif who helped out with equipment and during the workshop. On Friday first we had a screening of the Techno documentation “Wendeklang/ In A Place Called Techno” at Mamba. After the movie I played a 4 1/2 DJ/Set to a lovely mixed crowd of native Rwandans, expats and tourists. Starting with African Tribal Tech Rhythms (like from the awesome Beating Heart Music compilations) I turned it more and more Techno. 20hz’s “Capricorn”, DJ Hyperactive’s “Wide Open”, even Emmanuel Top’s “Acid Phase” and all those new tunes I love to spin. Techno just works: People were jacking, freaking, screaming, I would have never expected such a blast of a party. I ended my set with special Berlin dancehall greetings from Seeed and “Dickes B”, before DJ Gil Low from Kigali would drop more Dancehall and Afrobeat bombs, until the police came and gently closed the party. Much respect and 1000 thank-yous to Mamba Club, Urban Gorilla Collective and Goethe-Institut Kigali for making this possible. One love – You rock! Mijk van Dijk in Kigali/ Rwanda, Mamba Club, Part 1 of 2...read more
1. Dapayk Solo – Daydreaming – Katermukke 2. Charlotte de Witte – Brussels – novamute 3. T Raum – Horizont – Schönbrunner Perlen 4. ANNA – The Dansant – Kompakt Extra 5. Symmetrical Behaviour – Drug Design – Soma 6. Filterheadz – Evolve – Unity Recordings 7. Slam – Disconnect – Soma 8. Underbooz – Jupiter – Booz Muz 9. Island Man – Following – Music For Dreams 10. Susumu Yokota – Tambalin – Sublime These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for January 2018 as submitted to Resident Advisor, With a special tribute to the late Susumu Yokota, R.I.P. and may your music stay with us always and...read more
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. It was part of the Future Mix 20th Anniversary Festival, hosted by Nibing, the presenter of the Future Mix radio show. Even those not listening to his show might know his voice as the presenter on the legendary Technasia Future Mix debut album. You can hear his voice at the very beginning of my set. Check! Mijk van Dijk DJ Set, Shenzhen, Oil Club, 01.01.2018 Playlist Shenzhen, Oil Club, 01.01.2018 1. Technasia – 97.1fm 10pm – Technasia 2. Mijk van Dijk – Kissin’ & Dissin’ – Superstition 3. Konstantin Sibold – Mutter – Running Back 4. Ilija Djokovic – Spectrum – Terminal M 5. Paul Ursin – Turbo – noir music 6. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Gesang der toten Dinge (Konstantin Sibold Version) – From Another Mind 7. Ramiro Lopez feat. Juliet Fox – Twisted – Odd Recordings 8. Radio Slave – Vision (Obscure Shape & SHDW Remix) – Rekids 9. Antonio De Angelis – Inspection – 10. VONDA7 – Decompression – Last Night On Earth 11. Mijk van Dijk – The Floating World – microglobe 12. Ilija Djokovic – Andromeda – Terminal M 13. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die weisse Rose (Tale Of Us & Mind Against Version) – From Another Mind 14. Valsa – Happy Pink Pills (Marek Hemmann Remix) – HPP 15. Stephan Bodzin – Strand – Afterlife Recordings 16. T Raum – Horizont – Schönbrunner Perlen 17. Technasia – Final Quadrant (The Cosmic Blast) – Technasia 18. Mijk van Dijk & Ken Hayakawa – unreleased – white label 19. Technasia – Decent – Technasia 20. Mark Broom – Myth – ePM Music 21. DJ Hyperactive – Wide Open (Len Faki DJ Edit) – Figure 22. Callahan – Redux – Weapons 23. George Morel – Are You Tripping – Groove On 24. Slam – Make You Move – Soma 25. Heckmann – Reality Lost – AFUltd. 26. Dense & Pika – Crackling – Turbo 27. Thomas Schumacher – Persistence – noir music 28. Marmion – Schöneberg (Technasia Remix) – Superstition 29. Sound Of K – Silvery Sounds (Technasia Hard Mix) – F-Com 30. Mijk van Dijk – Time Is Now – microglobe 31. Mijk van Dijk – Peace 4 All –...read more
Greetings from Shenzhen/ China, where 2018 started 7 hours earlier than in Berlin! My NYE gig at Oil Club in Shenzhen was fantastic. Great sound system, good people and truly great Techno. Loved it!For those of you who don’t know Shenzhen: it’s a ever-growing city next to Hong Kong, now with 13 million inhabitants, the future “Chinese Silicon Valley”. That NYE party was part of the Future Mix 20th Anniversary Festival, hosted by Nibing, the presenter of the Future Mix radio show. Even those not listening to his show might know his voice as the presenter on the legendary Technasia Future Mix debut album. On January 2nd I played an Instore Session at Vinylhouse in Shenzhen, a record store with a fine bar. The set was streamed in China. Thank you to for the opportunity and for taken such great care of me. A big thank you to Ni Bing, Rose, Penna, Ray, Peter and Tomasz and everybody else who took such great care of me....read more
Domo arigato-gozaimasu to all my friends and fans in Japan, who made my 29th tour to Japan like another dream come true. This time it were short and sweet 8 days with 5 performances and a lot of other things to make and do. Day 1 On the day of my arrival I already played with Ram Rider and MOA at DOMMUNE, the famous DJ internet TV. Always so great to be part of Ukawa-san’s “final media”. By playing favourite new Techno tracks and my latest own productions I set the tone for my forthcoming gigs in Nippon. On Day 2 I would go crate-digging in second-hand-record-shops in Shibuya for Japanese Disco-Funk vinyl albums of the 80s by the likes of Tatsuro Yamashita, Minako Yoshida, Taeko Ohnuki and Hitomi Tohyama, to name but a few. A new quest for me, looking for shops and things, I have never been looking before, asking friends for advice and following their hints. Exciting! Day 3 saw me jump on the Shinkansen for my first club gig all the way down south at Kieth Flack in Fukuoka, hosted by my friend Tomoya Matsubara aka Reqterdrumer. I’ve had already two remix releases on his label Blue Arts Music and got to test-play my musical contribution to the next Blue Arts Music compilation which will be out in 2018. Besides DJ Tomoya there were also Sugiurumn, who presented his new album “AI am a boy.” on his label Bass Works Recordings and Poker Flat recording artist Iori Wakasa, who played pumpin’ House music. Sounds great? Yes, it was! Day 4 I had to get up early to catch my Shinkansen to Osaka, because there was a tropical cyclone on it’s way from the South to Japan. I was supposed to play in a bar located in the legendary Misono building, a former cabaret space, the biggest in Japan. I was greeted by the crew all wearing yellow “mijkamania”-T-shirts and that was just the beginning of a wild evening. I had never played in such a small space before, crammed with hardcore fans, so I decided to play only my own tracks, new and old. Good decision: they knew almost every song and every mix was cheered big time. A night to remember! Day 5 once again started with bento box breakfast on the Shinkansen bound for Tokyo for the final club gig of this short tour. I took the chance to visit my brother-in-raw Toby Izui at his Easy Sunday Party at ZuBar for first drinks and talks. In the meantime the cyclone had been following me since three days and finally hit Tokyo a few hours after my arrival. Due to the heavy rainfall the night at club Wall&Wall/ Vent started slowly but would rise in intensity the more people came in from the rain. The fantastic club sound system supported the sets by Siegzeon, MOA, Takami and Ram Rider so well, I was simply blown away by the fat and direct bass in that place. The grand ending was a final B2B by all DJs. Later the remaining DJs and friends would go for morning sushi at Sushizanmai, an infamous 24-hour sushi parlour at Shibuya station. No better way to end the day. Day 6 was finally total chill-out, visiting friends for private dinner in the cute Sangen-yaya neighbourhood. Day 7 marked my last DJ event, a set...read more
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. Let’s celebrate our unity in our minds and our music. Here are the dates: September 13th: Tokyo, DOMMUNE September 15th: Fukuoka, Kieth Flack September 16th: Osaka, bar 天空喫茶 September 17th: Tokyo, Wall&Wall Watch this space for updates and more...read more