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”.
I’m gonna play an Old School LIVE-Set as LoopZone at Tekknozid on February 18th, just like almost 25 years ago. It’s gonna be all live with hardware machines and no strings attached.
The first single release „Perfect“ of a glow aka Jette von Roth and Mijk van Dijk is now remixed by their friends from the Liquid Sky Berlin collective.
Looking forward to play LaLeLu at Humboldthain Club Berlin on Friday, January 27th 2017. That’s tonight, folks. 😉
My dear friends, 2016 has been quite a rough ride, hasn’t it?
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
It’s DAFTY days in my studio in Berlin-Schöneberg. Just recently I co-produced a track with them for Oiran Music, the new Japanese label established by Venus, the owner of Oiran, my favourite bar in Tokyo. It’s called “Oiran-dochu” and is a celebration of going out, meeting people, having fun. The lyrics have been written by Venus and the song should be out in Japan before summer 2014. And now I just finished my remix for DAFTYs single “Sushi Train”. What? You haven’t heard about DAFTY yet? Now let me change that! DAFTY are Vivi and Mimi from Tokyo/ Japan. They are not your ordinary J-Pop girl outfit but a cool and edgy electronic duo with crazy sounds and a laser show. They have their first self-entitled album out and a smashing video for their single “Sushi Train”, filmed on loaction in Shibuya. Not only do they perform all the instruments on their own but they also do all the recording and production. And these girls cannot just share tips about make-up, but also about their favourite plugins. Pssst, it’s a secret! No secret is that they love little noisy boxes like the JMT Synth range from Japan. I met them for the first time around the time when I played at WIRE13, of course Toby Izui introduced us at Oiran. Being a regular Oiran customer like them, we would bump into each others ever again and so a collaboration was born. On this movie you can see me in their studio checking out their incredible and unique laser harp, which is a central part of their live show. When I was in Tokyo in November 2013, they invited me to their studio over the roofs of Shibuya to let me test it. It’s not as easy as it may look. As you can see, I don’t get the timing right at all. Now let Vivi and Mimi show you how it’s really done. When I played in Tokyo again in January 2014, this was the perfect opportunity to record their vocals for our “Oiran-dochu” track. Their studio is a fine example of effectivity in small Japanese spaces and a breathtaking view over Shibuya. Recording their vocals was a breeze and back home in Berlin I would complete the production. [Show thumbnails] Still wanna know more about DAFTY? OK, let them teach you stupid Japanese and subscribe to their YouTube channel. Me, I’m out!...read more
music 4 the microglobe, the February edition, live on cuebase-fm again this Sunday, February 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. On demand for your listening pleasure on Mixcloud. Music 4 The Microglobe February 2014 by Music 4 The Microglobe on Mixcloud PLAYLIST M4TM 2014-02 1. Steve Moore – Deep Time – Pangaea Ultima 2. Kim Brown – I House You But I’ve Chosen Love – Just Another Beat 3. Green Velvet & Riva Starr – Robots – Relief Records 4. KANT – Never You Mind (Mono Negro Remix) – Kittball 5. Steve Bug – The Thickest Bass – Poker Flat 6. Dollar Mambo – Am I Soul (Gregorythme Remix) – Raoul 7. Vincenzo – The Way Of Thinking – Dessous 8. Tale Of Us & Vaal – Concor – Life And Death 9. Thomas Schumacher feat Caitlin Devlin – I’ll Do You – Electric Ballroom 10. Steve Bug – The Arpeggio – Poker Flat 11. Combo – Shuga – Local T alk 12. Tensnake feat. Fiora & Nile Rodgers – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont Remix) – Virgin 13. Tensnake feat. Fiora & Nile Rodgers – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont Instrumental) 14. Stark D – San Francisco 1967 (Science Fiction 1967 Clé & Terri Mix) – Ladies And Gentlemen 15. FNM – Monday – FNM 16. Leftwing & Cody – I Know – OFF Recordings 17. Vermont – Majestät – Kompakt NEWSFLASH: if you just want to listen to the DJ mix without presentation,...read more
1. Tensnake – No Relief – Bitclap 2. Marcus Worgull & Peter Pardeike – Lenoix – Innervisions 3. Romanthony – Trust (Audiojack Retrospective) – Glasgow Underground 4. Tale Of Us & Vaal – Concor – Life And Death 5. Rummy Sharma – Plexico – BluFin 6. Honesty & Daniel Paul – Atrium (Konstantin Sibold Remix) – Cabinet 7. Stark D – San Francisco 1967 (Science Fiction 1967 Clé & Terri Mix) – Ladies And Gentlemen 8. Purple Disco Machine – Funk – OFF 9. The Glitz – Woven – Voltage Musique 10. Steve Moore – Deep Time – Pangaea Ultima...read more
Once again Mijk van Dijk introduces fresh Boogie and NuFunk tunes, this time from Lorenz Rhode, Tiger & Woods, Chromeo, Danito & Athina‚ Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla, Fort Knox Five, Tonbe, The Family’s Jam und Jay-Ru. Also there’s an album feature on Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee’s „Greatest Flips“. And a surprising collaboration by Disclosure with Nile Rodgers, Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes which is truly deep down and dirty. Boogie down funksters! Playlist: Staygold — Justify (Lorenz Rhode Remix) — Promo Danito & Athina — Really Like – Jeudi Record Tiger & Woods – Golden Bear — Editainment Chromeo feat. Toro Y Moi — Come Alive — Big Beat Records Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla — Hit Da Pavement — Stones Throw Disclosure, Nile Rodgers, Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes – Together — Method Records Fort Knox Five feat. Mustafa Akbar — Uptown Tricks (Rodney Hunter Remix) — Fort Knox Recordings Tonbe – Hot Ivy — Editorial Records Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee — The Way You Move — Editorial Records Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – Slow Fire — Editorial Records Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – On Da One — Editorial Records Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – Get Some — Editorial Records The Family’s Jam — Springbok Anthem– Springbok Records Jay-Ru – It’s Over Now — Midnight Riot PS: Stay in contact with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on the Motherfunk-Facebook-Seite! This show was live on BLN.fm on Thursday January 16, 18:00h, Sunday January 19, 19:00h and Monday, January 20, 17:00h (all times...read more
music 4 the microglobe, the January edition, live on cuebase-fm again this Sunday, January 5th at 11pm CET (Berlin time). What a way to chill out from your weekend! Transmission on XLTRAX from Canada is every Thursday 11pm EDT. That’s Friday 5am CET (Berlin time). From January 2014 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. On demand for your listening pleasure on Mixcloud. Music 4 The Microglobe January 2014 (just the music) by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud PLAYLIST M4TM 2013-01-05 1. Chymera – Fathoms (Darbinyan Remix) – Connaisseur Recordings 2. Honesty & Daniel Paul – Atrium (Konstantin Sibold Remix) – Cabinet 3. La Fleur – Feline – Power Plant Records 4. DJ Koze – Magical Boy (Matthew Herbert Instrumental) – Pampa 5. Rummy Sharma – Plexico (Edit) – BluFin 6. Sharam Jey, Danito & Athina – All Night Long – Bunnytiger 7. Full Intention – I’ll Be – BluFin 8. Horixon feat. Robert Owens – Lifeline (Kiwi Remix) – Kitsune 9. Alley Oop – Bells (Nicc Johnson & Tikki Tembo Remix) – Exotic Refreshment 10. Purple Disco Machine – Funk – OFF 11. Mickey – Walk Away – Exploited 12. Vincenzo – Away You Go – We Love 13. Tensnake – No Relief – Bit Clap 14. Marcus Worgull & Peter Pardeike – Lenoix – Innervisions 15. The Glitz – Woven – Voltage Musique 16. Todd Terje – Q – Olsen Records music 4 the microglobe is syndicated to cuebase-fm in Germany every first sunday of the month 11 pm CET xltrax in Canada every Thursday 11 pm...read more