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
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.
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”
I would like to take the opportunity of today’s edition of Sunday Music to celebrate the official video release of Die See im Sinn. This great ambient tune was taken from the no less great album komische welt by Jette von Roth, who celebrated her birthday just two days ago. Happy Birthday, Jette! As some of you might now, she is not just my dear partner at our little digital ambient label roter punkt but also my beloved wife and mother of our two lovely kids (hey, it’s Mother’s Day today as well! 🙂 ). The idea for this video was conceived by Jette herself and filmed and edited by our friend Gernot Tögel aka Gernoto. The main actor of the video is our son Enjo who is dreaming about the ocean and decides to express his vision with a message in a bottle. And there is also a very short cameo appearance of Jette in the video. Since I was involved in the making of this video only as the car driver and cable guy, I may legitimately say that I am totally in love with the dreamy atmosphere of it which totally matches the beautiful and fragile mood of Jette’s music. If you like to hear more music by Jette von Roth for your head cinema, check her Soundcloud page for komische welt or her first album meer. On each of the albums you will also find a collaboration with our dear friend Harald Blüchel aka Cosmic Baby. Wanna keep it forever? Get komische welt on iTunes and meer on iTunes or Beatport or your favourite download store. Please excuse this shameless promotion, but yep, we’ll be able to pay tomorrow’s breakfast then....read more
When I bought this double vinyl in 1994, I was totally shocked by the stunning beauty of Aphex Twin’s music. Sure, sometimes he drops disturbing industrial hardcore beats. But the Ambient pieces on this album belong to the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. Music is not just notes. A beautiful melody can sound silly, when played with the wrong intensity or the wrong instrument. Richard D. James uses noise to create the most beautiful melodies in the world. Especially the track Rhubarb still makes me shed a tear or two because it touches me in a very emotional way. It’s terrifically beautiful, deep, melancholic and so very stripped down to the bone. Please play that tune on my funeral. I’m glad that I found this album on YouTube with actual track IDs, so you can skip back and fourth through 2 and a half hours of Aphex Twin awesomeness. Go to the YouTube >>HERE<<! And if you crave for even more Selected Ambient Works by the man, try Volume 1 >>HERE<<! A bit dark for a Sunday, I know, but so is the sky today over Berlin....read more
1. Outboxx – Planet Love – Local Talk 2. Maceo Plex – Conjure Drama – Ellum Audio 3. David August – Epikur – Innervisions 4. Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy – Owsla 5. Tiga vs Audion – Fever (Maetrik Remix Version 2) – Turbo 6. Chi Thanh – The Wolf Chant – OFF 7. DJ Sneak & Murk – To The Bassline – Exploited 8. A-Inc – Paijanne Approach – Carizma 9. Anas.A & Dumming Dum – Make U Happy (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Family Grooves 10. DJ Hildegard – I’ll Be The Hatchway For You (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – BluFin These are Mijk van Dijk’s May 2014 charts as submitted to Resident Advisor and as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the microglobe on BLN.fm, cuebase-fm,...read more
The second remix that I finished over the Easter holidays is again for Family Grooves, the friendly little label from the European neighboorhood, namely Trogir/ Croatia, a beautiful medieval small town nearby Split, right at the magnificent Dalmatian coast. Izabela send me “make U Happy”, the debut track by Anas A & Dumming Dum and asked how I like it and how my remix might sound like. I liked so many ingredients of the original that remixing this was a breeze. This should be soon out on Family Grooves and I will post a Soundcloud link as soon as I have it. Update (May 4th 2014): Make U Happy will be out on Family Grooves 38 on June 2nd...read more
Just back from my exciting tour in Vietnam (travel report soon!) I was right back in the studio again to finish 2 remixes in time. Remix number one is for the amazing Billie Ray Martin, whom I admire since I saw her perform with her Berlin bands “Billie & The Deep” and “Idiot Cards” back in the late 80s. She left Berlin for London, to sing and perform with S’Express and Electribe 101 and is truely one of the few true divas of electronic music. Now she is again a confessing Schöneberger and I am more than happy to finally collaborate with her by remixing her superb cover version of David Bowie’s song “After All” (yet another part-time Schôneberger during the 80s). She played that song to me while we were having our occasional chit-chat in one of those nice cafés around Goltzstrasse. She has been recording the original during her “Soul Sessions” in London lately and the opportunity to touch both her voice AND a song by David Bowie just appealed to me. I did a full vocal remix version (since only a dork would not embrace BRM’s vocals) and a dub version, which focuses on the line “live to your rebirth and do what you will” which corresponds with my current contemplation about birth, death and the time spend in between. Both mixes are approved and should be out soon, learn more on Billie’s Facebook page or watch this space. And BTW: if you ever felt you would like to have Bille Ray Martin in your studio – at least sonically, here’s your chance: she produced and approved this terrific vocal sample pack. BRM 4 Sale. Now could you ask for more? More about my other remix, once again for Family Grooves from Trogir/ Croatia >>HERE<<....read more
1. Nerdjack – Kathaplexie – Kling Klong 2. Mind Against – Avalon – Life And Death 3. Matthias Meyer – November Rain – Watergate Records 4. Chaim – Blue Shadow – Rumors 5. Bicep – Circles – Aus Music 6. Danny Daze – Silicon (Ambivalent Remix) – Ultramajic 7. Nhan Solo feat. Stee Downes – Letting You Down (Nils Hoffmann Remix) – Playperview 8. A-Inc – Paijanne Approach – Carizma 9. Detroit Swindle – You.Me.Here.Now – Dirt Crew Recordings 10. Claude VonStroke – Plasma Jelly (Eprom Remix) – Dirtybird These are Mijk van Dijk’s charts for April 2014 as submitted to Resident Advisor and as featured on Mijk’s radio podcast show music 4 the...read more
… features also my remix for Time4Tale’s “I Don’t Care”. I’m really happy that my remix was selected for the first anniversary compilation of this fine label from Trogir/ Croatia, right at the beautiful Dalmatian coast! Check all the awesome music of the compilation >>HERE<<! Read more about the story to that remix >>HERE<<! And here’s all in the words of Izabela and Silvio from Family Grooves: “First year is behind us, and we are proud to present a 2x 10 track compilation of originals and rmxs that left a significant mark in our catalog. Selection was a hard job because we love all of our releases, but we had to narrow it down to this ten picks. We hope that you will enjoy the retrospective as much as we did.” www.family-grooves.com www.facebook.com/family.grooves.label Out on April 19th...read more
I’ve been proudly releasing stuff on BluFin from Cologne already since years. While I was sitting in the studio with my man from New Delhi Rummy Sharma, mixing our future release for BluFin, label head Andrea Engels send us a couple of tracks to choose for a remix. While Rummy picked the next single by Tobias Lützenkirchen and created a smashing remix, I picked the track “I’ll Be The Hatchway For You” without knowing the name of the artist,because I loved the keyboard sequence and wanted to create a deeper atmospheric version with less vocals. Turned out that I picked the next single by DJ Hildegard. Out now on Beatport and other stores. And here it is for your listening pleasure. Promotional text: Take the best of Ibiza, all the clubs of ibiza, allthe big nights there, take all of that, put it under one roof and you can imagine to play this track on a Festival or Open Air.Music should also help people to escape , should be somethimg mystical that gets you OUT of where you are right now … and dream..Hopefully Hatchway has take you out of the window for a short time ..and dream even its still cold in Cologne, we feel the summer is coming ..more deep and minimal comes the Remix by our berlin based mate Mijk van Dijk, and a really deep version on top by Meave de Tria & J2M, thereafter for the cocktail...read more
So here it is: the final episode of motherfunk, my monthly Funk radio show on BLN.fm. For the farewell show I uncover the mystery of the music used for the motherfunk intro and outro jingles. Of course I could not resist to play some Level 42 in this 42nd show and to read from „The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy“ about the answer to the question of the meaning of life, the universe and everything else. Unfortunately, there is once again a tribute to a Funk hero: on April 1st Frankie Knuckles dies, the Godfather of House. He was a major contributor to create House music out of Funk, Electro and many other genres. He will remain unforgotten, and so will his music. Motherfunk will feature some of the most funky remixes by Frankie Knuckles. I would like to say „Thank You“ to the whole BLN.fm team for ist continuous support of motherfunk. To all the engineers, who have helped record the show and became a vital part of the production: Lars Löffler, Micha Viol, Marcel Cloidt und of course BLN.fm head honcho Tim Thaler. And a big thank you to all the listeners. I hope that you could discover exciting new tunes and artists and rediscover immortal classics. I am more than happy to announce that this is not the end yet: the show must and will go on: motherfunk will be replaced by my very own music 4 the microglobe, where I will present House, Techno and Electronica, exactly the kind of music that I play in my regular DJ sets, the music that inspires me for my own prodcutions and that most people asscoate me with. But of course there’ll be always a nod to BoogieHouse and NuFunk, so the borders between motherfunk and music 4 the microglobe will be pretty much fluid. This show has been running on other stations already since one year and you check and listen to the first 12 shows >>HERE<<. music 4 the microglobe will be live every third Thursday of the month at 6 pm CET (Berlin time) on BLN.fm, with German presentation. In case you missed it there or would prefer an English presentation instead, you may tune in to cuebase-fm on the same day at 9 pm CET or listen to XLTRAX from Canada every Thursday 11pm EDT (Montreal time). And now, for the very last time: Boogie down funksters!!! Yours Mijk van Dijk Playlist: 1. Zapp – It Doesn’t Really Matter 2. Chic – Good Times 3. Aston Shuffle feat. Tommie Sunshine – Stomp Yo Shoes (Shazam Remix) 4. Strip Steve – Breakin’ (Lorenz Rhode Remix) 5. Indeep – The Record Keeps Spinning 6. Dynamix II – Don’t Touch That Dial 2 7. Level 42 – Level 42 8. Level 42 – Love Games 9. mijkfunk feat. Vanessa Ekpenyong – Do It 10. Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It (Frankie Knuckles Mix) 11. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Mix) 12. Carmen – Throw Down 13. Muscles – Sweaty (Shazam Remix) 14. Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax – Something Hot 15. Prince – Hot Thing 16. Prince – Bob George 17. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles Vocal Remix) P.S.: If you wanna revisit older episodes of motherfunk, you can do...read more
…. 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