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
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.
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.
This is my jam for “Liquid Sky Berlin presentzzz” , the radio show by the Liquid Sky Berlin posse on Alex Berlin radio 91,00 FM from our show on April 14th 2017.
I did this DJ Mix for “Liquid Sky Berlin presentzzz”, the radio show by the Liquid Sky Berlin posse on Alex Berlin radio 91,00 FM on March 3rd to celebrate “303-Day”.
…. for Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival. Still strange when you find yourself at the other end of the world after just a couple of hours flight. Hanoi Sound Stuff organizer Tri Minh picked me up from the airport and the first thing to do was have some street food and that great thick and sweet Vietnamese coffee.You can see us on the picture in “Bamboo Street”, a street where emerly all the shops sell only bamboo. Like there’s one street onyl for shoes and one only for this and that. Please watch this blog, because I will share my thoughts and stories here first, before they go on Facebook and Twitter. ...read more
music 4 the microglobe #13, the April 2014 edition, live on cuebase-fm again this Sunday, April 6th at 11pm CET (Berlin time). Transmission on XLTRAX from Canada is every Thursday 11pm EDT. That’s Friday 5am CET (Berlin time). music 4 the microglobe is a one-hour-show featuring Mijk’s favourite music in a DJ mix. Deep House, Boogie, Tech House and Electronica are the sounds of Mijk’s musical microglobe.This time, I shall start with my two favourite tracks by the late great Godfather of House Music Frankie Knuckles who sadly passed away into House heaven on April 1st 2014. His name and music shall be immortal. If you liked the show, please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Music4TheMicroglobe Mijk van Dijk on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mijkvandijk For playlists and more information check here on Mijk’s website: http://microglobe.de/radio/music-4-the-microglobe Music 4 The Microglobe #13 (April 2014) by Music 4 The Microglobe on Mixcloud PLAYLIST: 1. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles Remix) – Salsoul 2. The Night Writers – Let The Music Use You – Danica Records 3. Life Recorder – Tons Of Times – Bokhari 4. Outboxx – Planet Love – Local Talk 5. DeejayKul – Feeling Good (Classic Love Deep Mix) – Gold Fingers 6. Ramon Tapia – The Moment (DJ Sneak’s Dub Moment) – Aella 7. Dale Howard – Damaged – Gruuv 8. Martin Eyerer – Silver Roads – Highway Records 9. Joyce Muniz feat. Bam – Back In The Days – Exploited 10. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got U (Tensnake Remix) – Blasé Boys CLub 11. Chi Thanh – The Wolf Chant – OFF 12. Hot Since 82 – Like You (Audiojack Ruff Cut) – Get Physical 13. DJ Hildegard – I’ll Be The Hatchway For You (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – BluFin 14. Maceo Plex – Conjure Drama – Ellum Audio 15. Renato Cohen – Future Of House – Tronic 16. David August – Epikur – Innervisions NEWSFLASH: Starting from May 2014, music 4 the microglobe will be live on BLN.fm every 3. Thursday of the month at 6pm CET, capturing the slot of my show Motherfunk, which will be discontinud. NEWSFLASH: if you just want to listen to the DJ mix without presentation, go...read more
I am excited to announce to play in Vietnam on April 11th, 12th and 13th. I’m gonna play the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2014 together with Good Guy Mikesh, Micachu, Joakim, Benjamin Schoos and I am looking forward to exciting music, surprising experiences and great food, like on my last visit to Hanoi in December 2009. Keep an eye on this page for further news and posts. 😉 More info >>HERE<<! yours Mijk van...read more
Big Tensnake special with exclusive interview at Mijk van Dijk’s motherfunk on BLN.fm. Hamburg-based Marco Niemerski aka Tensnake talks about the music and the little stories in the making of his great brandnew debut album „Glow“. Like: how he met Nile Rodgers, why other labels turned down his album at first and who is that great Fiora, who is singing all over his recent recordings. Also spotlight on other great albums by Todd Terje and sunCHAser from Rostock/ Germany. So don’t you miss it when Mijk van Dijk says for the penultimate time: Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Tensnake – Coma Cat – Permanent Vacation 2. sunCHAser – Cold Sky — Springbok Records 3. sunCHAser – Chasing — Springbok Records 4. sunCHAser – Leaving Me Out In The Cold — Springbok Records 5. Tensnake — Ten Minutes – Virgin 6. Tensnake feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora — Good Enough To Keep — Virgin 7. Tensnake – First Song — Virgin 8. Tensnake feat. Jeremy Glenn – Selfish — Virgin 9. Tensnake – Last Song — Virgin 10. Tensnake – Holla — Virgin 11. Tensnake — Things Left To Say – Virgin 12. Sunrise Highway — Never Enough — True Romance 13. Todd Terje — Preben Goes To Acapulco — Olsen Records 14. Marlow feat. Knixx — L4L (Vertigo) — Sonar Kollektiv 15. Seiho – Double Bed — Perfect Touch 16. Alex Barck feat. Jonatan Bäckelie — Doubter (Phil Gerus Remix) — Sonar Kollektiv 17. Tavito Nanao — Circus Night (Seaside Magic Remix of L&B) – Oiran Music PS: Stay in contact with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on the Motherfunk-Facebook-Seite! This show was live on BLN.fm on Thursday March 20, 18:00h, Sunday March 23, 19:00h and Monday, March 24, 17:00h (all times...read more
1. Joyce Muniz feat. Bam – Back In The Days – Exploited 2. Art Bleek – Treep (Owain K Dream State Dub) – Art House 3. Chi Thanh – The Wolf Chant – OFF Recordings 4. Vince Watson – Planet Funk – Poker Flat 5. Lego Welt – Fundamental Superstition – Creme Organization 6. Marc Romboy – More Muzik – Systematic 7. Paskal & Urban Absolutes feat. Pete Josef – Take The Fall (Robin Masters Orchestra Rework) – Sonar Kollektiv 8. Renato Cohen – Future Of House – Tronic. Dave DK – Woolloomooloo – Pampa 9. Ramon Tapia – The Moment (DJ Sneak’s Dub Moment) – Aella 10. Stanny Abrams – Take Your Time – Family Grooves These are Mijk van Dijk’s charts for March 2014 as submitted to Resident Advisor and as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the...read more
From March 12th to 15th, Frankfurt again hosted the Musikmesse and I went there with Dr. Walker and a mission: check out new gear and promote Liquid Sky Berlin’s Psychedelic Kitchen TV. Here’s what I felt about some of the new great stuff presented there. Roland After all the discussions on Facebook and Twitter, I was super-interested in the new Roland AIRA series. Apart from their own Roland/ Boss booth, they also showed the AIRAs on a dedicated AIRA booth. Looks like Roland will define the AIRA family as it’s own product class. So far they showed a drum machine (TR-8), a monophonic bass synth with internal sequencer (TB-3) a vocoder/ voice processor (VT-3) and the System-1, a so-called „plug out synthesizer“, which can load dedicated plug ins. The first plugout-plugin shall be an emulation of the legendary SH-101, which was not available yet. The TR-8 is a convincing emulation of Roland’s classic and defining drum machines TR-808 and TR-909. The good: it has the authentic sound (and some of the limitations) of the two. Really phat 909 bass drum. 808 bass drum may be not as subtle as the original. But he 909 bassdrum kicks away like a mule. I was jamming with it for maybe 10 minutes on the Musikmesse and especially the most important sounds bassdrum, snare and hi-hat just felt so right. Programming it is just fun and feels super-natural. When you ever have programmed an 808 or 909, you’ll be right into the game and enjoy the additional features like the FX (Reverb and Delay), that can be step-programmed too and so can the external sidechain input. The bad: I don’t like the gain levels of the drums. A Detroit groove with toms requires Toms on max level and BD on a third level only. Hope they’ll fix that soon. Another bad: only 16 patterns. Say what? Is that a new trend (AKAI Rhythm Wolf)??? But programming is so easy, I guess it makes sense to see those patterns just as buffers. I can’t wait to grab my own TR-8 and use it in my next live performances. The Roland AIRA TR-8 is set to be released on March 21st. Also a candidate for my live set list could be the VT-3. Being a faithful user of the Boss VT-1 since it came out and having used the deep pitched effect live and on many of my own productions („More“), I was very excited to check out the VT-3. It has got all the presets you’d expect and some more. Wanna impersonate Phuture or the Kraftwerk-Robots? Build in. Wanna do Dubstep bass-wobbles with your mouth? Look no further. Highly recommended to human beat boxers. Comes with 48V phantom power as well. Nice! The bad: no physical line-in and the presets are relatively fixed. But that’s the case with TR-8 and TB-3 as well. What you hear is what you get, like it or not. It’s a robot voice right out of the box. And for a street price of under EUR 200,- there’s not much room for complaint. We’ll find out more on the predicted release date: March 21st 2014. Of course the TB-3 is Roland’s take on their own Acid Bassline classic TB-303. Judging the Roland AIRA TB-3 only by its emulated 303 sounds ain’t fair...read more
music 4 the microglobe, the March edition, live on cuebase-fm again this Sunday, March 2nd at 11pm CET (Berlin time). Transmission on XLTRAX from Canada is every Thursday 11pm EDT. That’s Friday 5am CET (Berlin time). music 4 the microglobe is a one-hour-show featuring Mijk’s favourite music in a DJ mix. Deep House, Boogie, Tech House and Electronica are the sounds of Mijk’s musical microglobe. If you liked the show, please like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Music4TheMicroglobe Mijk van Dijk on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mijkvandijk For playlists and more information check here on Mijk’s website: http://microglobe.de/radio/music-4-the-microglobe And now have fun with the show on demand: Music 4 The Microglobe #12 (March 2014) by Music 4 The Microglobe on Mixcloud And just the music mix on demand: Music 4 The Microglobe March 2014 (just the music) by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud PLAYLIST M4TM 2014-03 1. Chad Tyson – Them Jeans – LouLou Records 2. Jakobin & Domino – Always There – Promo 3. Lego Welt – Fundamental Superstition – Creme Organization 4. Bufi – Salvaje – Discotexas 5. Enzo Elia & Florian Meindl – Jealousy (Dub Mix) – Hell Yeah Recordings 6. Romanthony – Trust (Audiojack Retrospective) – Glasgow Underground 7. Marc Romboy – More Muzik – Systematic Recordings 8. Garnier – Bang (The Underground Doesn’t Stop) – Still Music 9. Vince Watson – Planet Funk – Poker Flat 10. Lancelot – Givin’ It Up (Isaac Tichauer Remix)- Anjunadeep 11. Sharam Jey – Flybeat – Bunny Tiger 12. Oliver Gehrmann – Street Sounds – Local Talk 13. Max Graef – No. 5 – The Gym 14. Stanny Abram – Take Your Time – Family Grooves 15. Paskal & Urban Absolutes feat. Pete Josef – Take The Fall (Robin Masters Orchestra Rework) – Sonar Kollektiv 16. Gardens Of God – Ys- Ellum Audio 17. Claptone – United – Exploited 18. Good Guy Mikesh feat. Filburt – Place Of Love (Maceo Plex Edit) – Ellum...read more
“Oiran do chu”, my collaboration with Japanese girl duo DAFTY will be released on SHIBUYA Oiran Warm Up Music Compilation on Oiran Music on April 9th. First announcements in the net are out, like on Natalie, an important music info service in Japan. Japanese fans can pre-order at Amazon already. However, I am not quite sure about the availabilty of that CD outside of Japan. I’ll keep you updated here. In the meantime check out the playlist. I’m happy that my great friend Toby Izui also is on that compilation with his remix of Hikari by Language. 1. サーカスナイト (Seaside Magic of L&B) – 七尾旅人 (初CD化) 2. ロンドンは夜8時 (AMWE x 環ROY Version) – London Elektricity (初CD化) 3. Welcome To Tokyo ft. ナマコプリ&サオリリス – Sakiko Osawa (新曲) 4. PositiveNoise(Sakiko Osawa OIRAN Mix)- System 7 (新リミックス) 5. Got Moves (OIRAN Radio Edit) – Saga Bloom Vs. Remundo 6. Tokyo Disco Beat(Radio Edit)- Sakiko Osawa (初CD化) 7. Mambo Mambo(Club Edit)- i-dep (初CD化/未公開バージョン) 8. ナマコプリのトラップ – ナマコプリ (新曲) 9. Oiran Do-Chu – Mijk van Dijk ft. DAFTY (新曲) 10. Come On-A My House – COLDFEET 11. Oiran Sessions – daurade ft. AO (新曲) 12. Clear Rain feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw(Midori Aoyama Remix radio edit)- Rasmus Faber (初CD化) 13. SakuraChill – Haioka (新曲) 14. hikari(T-ak & Toby on Drei Monday Remix)- Language (初CD化) 15. blue breezin’ Featuring ken kaizu – Quiet Birth a.k.a. Shiba Oiran regular Namacolove from Namakopuri did this funky trailer. The lyrics for “Oiran do chu” were written by Venus from...read more
The new „The Boogie Vol. 4“ Compilation on Tokyo Dawn Records is once again jampacked with the best of modern NuFunk and R&B interpretations. And Opolopo impresses with two great and essential remixes. Mijk van Dijk presents this and other FutureBoogie tracks in all kinds of funky shades, sunkissed, sqeeeky, sung and housed. So don’t you miss it. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: Damiano Von Erckert — Me Like You — ava. records Sharam Jey – Flybeat — Bunny Tiger First Touch — Dream Island — Velvet Crush Records Onra — Gonna Make You Mine — Colette Personal Life — One Step Closer (Opolopo Remix) — Tokyo Dawn Records Positive Flow feat. Omar — My Prediction (Opolopo Remix) — Tokyo Dawn Records SoulParlor feat. Capitol A & Leona Berlin – Nostalgia — Tokyo Dawn Records Coco Solid — 2 Wise 2 Wed — Tokyo Dawn Records Paradizzle — Out Run — Springbok Records Com Truise feat. Joel Ford – Declination — Ghostly International Wave Racer – Streamers — Future Classic Flight Facilities feat. Micky Green — Stand Still (Wave Racer Remix) — Future Classic James Fox feat. Vanity Jay — Holding On (Slow Jam Mix) — Needwant Duck Sauce — Party In Me Hotlane — On My Own (DJ Steef Remix) – Gomma PS: Stay in contact with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on the Motherfunk-Facebook-Seite! This show was live on BLN.fm on Thursday February 20, 18:00h, Sunday February 23, 19:00h and Monday, February 24, 17:00h (all times...read more
1. Gardens Of God – Ys – Ellum Audio 2. Steve Bug – The Arpeggio – Poker Flat 3. Garnier – Bang (The Underground Doesn’t Stop) – Still Music 4. Tale Of Us & Vaal – Concor – Life And Death 4. Kim Brown – I House You But I’ve Chosen Love – Just Another Beat 5. Stark D – San Francisco 1967 (Science Fiction 1967 Clé & Terri Mix) – Ladies And Gentlemen 6. Dollar Mambo – Am I Soul (Gregorythme Remix) – Raoul 7. Oliver Gehrmann – Street Sounds – Local Talk 8. Manuel Sahagun – False Alarm (Fat Sushi Remix) – Mother Recordings 9. Max Graef – No. 5 – The Gym 10. FNM – Monday – FNM These are Mijk van Dijk’s DJ charts for February 2014 as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the...read more