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.
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.
Yes, it’s the World Cup 2014 in Brazil and could I not treat you with some Brazilian flavour in my Sunday Music column? Of course no official World Cup songs or Samba EDM remakes, but some really lovely 60’s Bossanova from the original masters. Although I have some puzzled feelings about this World Cup that you can read more about >>HERE<<, I embrace football and I embrace the wonderful mellow tone of João Gilberto do Prado Pereira de Oliveira, the super-smooth saxophone sound of Stanley Gayetzsky aka Stan Getz and the extra-ordinary voice of Astrud Evangelina Weinert, better known as João’s wife Astrud Gilberto. Sure, “The Girl From Ipanema” is an inevitable classic that has been sung by many, but I dare to say that the very best recording of this is still to be found on this album by famous Jazz label Verve in 1964. I bought this album as a teenager of course first and foremost because of Astrud Gilberto and her excellent performance of The Girl From Ipanema which can make a young boy fall deep into a state of sweetest imagination but I soon discovered what else this brilliant album has to offer. I especially fell in love with the mellow tone of Stan Getz’s saxophone and I don’t necessarily love saxophone, to say the least. But the way Stan breathes, almost kisses his instrument is pure emotion, maybe comparable to Archie Shepp‘s performance of Memories on the Material album One Down, featuring one of the first recordings of a very young singer called Whitney Houston (R.I.P.) , but that’s already another story for another Sunday. So float away this afternoon on this easygoing sound directly from the Copacabana. Life’s a beach, sometimes… This >>Videolink << which presumably contains a playlist of the whole original album is unfortunately unavailable in Germany but maybe works for all of you guys’n’gals outside of Deutschland? Please let me know in the comments below. So I compiled a few other videos of that release for your entertainment. The Girl From Ipanema Doralice Pra Machucar Meu Coração Desafinado Material feat. Whitney Houseon & Archie Shepp –...read more
Have you ever wondered about that quite familiar looking young dude that you always see on the screens of Berlin’s Boiler Room sessions, flipping 3,5″ floppy disks in an old school sampler and smirking into the camera whilst twiddling knobs on his 303? Yep, that’s me. It’s footage taken from a TV documentation called Techno City Berlin which was produced and aired in 1993 by German TV. And as frequently as people send me links to that show or my live performance of Marmion’s Schöneberg on a German TV show (which was really live and without strings attached), asking if I knew these clips already (yes, I do….), I am being told again and again, that they’ve “seen me at Boiler Room”. Not in person, haha, but on the screens. In this clip I am sitting in my old Schöneberg-based studio, exactly the room, where I produced my album Afreuropamericasiaustralica, Marmion’s Schöneberg and explaining to the TV crew, how to produce Techno. This time my friend and football mate Andy pointed me on this Sven Väth set from December 2012 using Mijk footage from 46:20 min. So, what has that clip got to do with Berlin’s Boiler Room and how did I get there? Actually I don’t have a clue. Since I never played there so far, I guess that some video guy must have stumbled over that documentation from 20 years ago and thought it’s a funny idea to loop it on the screens of a show which is regarded as to represent the Berlin scene of today. How do you feel about it, my dear blog readers? Is it a celebration of the Berlin scene back then? Is it just a funny reminiscence of days gone by: look at those clothes, look at those hair cuts. Or is it a link to some glorious Berlin Underground Techno past with today’s totally different contemporary scene which is dominated by Expats from all over the world, who came to this city, when the flavour of Berlin was already built by DJs, labels and producers who are now long forgotten or have a less dominant impact on the “sound of Berlin”? Let’s face it: from all those early Berlin acts and labels only a few have survived or are doing really well, like Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control or Frank “Beroshima” Müller’s Müller Records. Of course some glorious past is no reason to claim respect in the world of today, every DJ and act has to prove himself or herself again and again. But I would hate to see the scene that we build 20 years ago degenerate to a mere surface for Techno tourists. OK, nuff complained: I would like to take this opportunity to recommend today’s Boiler Room special on G.I. Disco, featuring DJ T, Smiley, Kalle Kuts and Daniel Best. Since the great G.I. Disco crew covers the Funk culture of the 70s and 80s, when US troops where still standing in Germany. And you probably won’t see me on the Boiler Room screen today. 😉 If you’d like to learn more about G.I. Disco, check their website or the motherfunk interview that I had with Kalle and Daniel in November 2010. Or go to their parties and get down: very different, very special, highly recommended! And one more thing: let me...read more
which includes a vocal and an instrumental remix by yours truly. I feel happy that Billie’s cover version of David Bowie’s “After All” is receiving reactions ranging from nice till enthusiastic and feel privileged to be part of that EP. Here you can preview my mixes on my Soundcloud. Below you’ll find fine DJ feedback comments by the likes of Luke Solomon, Kim Ann Foxman, Aerea Negrot, amongst others. And this is the lovely original video of Billie walking down Potsdamer Strasse in Berlin-Schöneberg. Luke Solomon: A spectacular vocal over some brilliantly haunting house music.whats not to love.full support from me both club and radio. Aerea Negrot: This is Hot!! It’s a trip! Zerocrop: Majestic! Peerless! Severino(HMD-Classic-Hot Creations) A great interpretation of a David Bowie song ..original is mysterious and sexy . Really like Mijk Van Dijk rmx..Sexy and perfect for a 6am set …Electribe 101 vibe(ish) Top job Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules and Love Affair) Really nice release!! I’m really feeling the Caesar Gergess mix! its really deep and fresh. i also really like the Mijk van Dijk mixes a lot too! nice one!!! Billie sounds great. Dan beaumont (Dalston superstore) Gorgeous. I love the aesthetic of a simple kick and juno bass (?) combo at the start and the way it develops. Love the vocal of course. Original above the remixes for me Simon mills (Napoleon) LOVE the tracks. They are completely what I’m into – can hear a little homage to Electribe in there with the brassy pads and minimal basslines… very atmospheric, so obviously I will be really into them! Great stuff. Electrosexual (Romain) i adore the Mijk Van Dijk version of After All! so smooth and slick! what a performance! full support (mixtape, dj, radio)! Snuff Crew: Love theremix! Great EP 🙂 SNUFF CREW (SNUFF TRAX/BPitch Control) Owain Kimber (Artform Records/ Poker Flat): Nice package, think the dub mix works the best for me – has a really smooth flow that’ll work well late @ night 🙂 Great DJ Nartak (Eternaldancer/ Spain): congrats for this fine collaboration! I like the Mijk van Dijk Dub Mix most. Subtle and smooth, great building up. john digweed 02/07/2014 20:52 transitions / www.johndigweed.com “downloading” favourite track: After All (Original Version) rating: 3/5 Pathaan BBC / Worldwide / iDJ “DIG !” favourite track: After All (Mijk van Dijk Remix) rating: 3/5 Xanthe Fuller BBC Radio 1 / “Like the Mijk Van Dijk remix” Zumo Bristol / “Feeling the Orig” favourite track: After All (Original Version) rating: 3/5 igor marijuan ibiza sonica / www.ibizasonica.com “super!” favourite track: After All (Original Version) rating: 5/5 stuart patterson mi-soul.com / faith / London / www.londonhousemusic.com / faithfanzine.com “wonderful vocals as per .. MVD pick of some very nice mixes” favourite track: After All (Mijk van Dijk Remix) rating: 4/5 Quentin Harris Def Mix/International / “Really like the Mijk van Dijk Remix (and the video)” favourite track: After All (Mijk van Dijk Remix) Simon Whight Manchester / Data Transmission / Ibiza Voice / Inverted Audio / Fabric “Original and Caesar remixes doing some interesting sounds.” favourite track: After All (Original Version) rating: 4/5 rating: 3/5 Paul C www.back2backfm.net 88.6fm London / www.back2backfm.net / https://soundcloud.com/paul-bongoloid “Dub mix is spot on!!!” favourite track: After All (Mijk van Dijk Dub) rating: 4/5 carlos contreras tilos radio budapest / mixcloud.com/carloscontreras “good dubz”...read more
I hope you enjoyed the reports from my tour to Vietnam this April on my Facebook page. Music portal Joinmusic asked me for a travel report and it took me quite a while to put all my impressions in order. The result is a *very* long report which will be released on Joinmusic in 3 parts. And >>HERE<< is the first part, all written in German language. So please bear with me for a few more days and I shall translate the whole report in English, so that all you guys n girl all around this microglobe can read it. 🙂 UPDATE This is Part 2 of my travel report on Joinmusic.com. This is Part 3 of my travel report on Joinmusic.com. In the meantime, enjoy the videos that I filmed in Hanoi and Hue. mijk TV presents Hanoi Street Scene with Mijk van Dijk mijk TV presents Hanoi by night mijk TV presents Hue Festival 2014, Tri Minh & Ha Huy live on stage Dom Dom live at Goethe Institut Hanoi Dom Dom live at Hanoi Sound Stuff 2014...read more
Walfisch Berlin was THE classic Afterhour club in the early 90s in Berlin. Doors would open by 10 am in the morning and the party would be at its peak at 4 pm in the afternoon. The music was new black polished chrome and came over the summer like liquid night. Once or twice a year the Walfisch Revival crew around Steffi and Felix throws a revival party and it was a big pleasure to play there. I only played records that were 20 years old or more, some hits, some secret pearls. Since I played only vinyls, you can hear the people screaming im calm passages, picked up from the microphonic turntable stylus. 🙂 That doesn’t happen with mp3 anymore. Same like needle jumps and sloppy mixes due to beer and cigarettes, so please excuse the human touch in this set and enjoy the energy flash from 20 years ago. Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at Walfisch Revival Party Berlin, 2014-03-14 Mijk van Dijk Classic DJ Set at Walfisch Revival Party Berlin, 2014-03-14 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud PLAYLIST WALFISCH REVIVAL 2014-03-14 1. The Second Wave – Let The Groove Move – Hithouse 2. The Hallucination Generation – Somebody Give The Lord A Handclap – Thunderpussy 3. D-Shake – Jam On The Moon – GoBang 4. Mike Dearborn – Outer Limits (Trance Mix) – Djax Up Beats 5. Phantasia – Inner Light – Mental Radio 6. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash – R&S 7. Ramin – Brainticket – Logic 8. Ignition – Expression2 – Kickin’ 9. Halogen – Bliss – Ind-X Records 10. Ramirez – La Muzika Tremenda – R&S 11. Futurhythm – Sonic Mind Explosion – MFS 12. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase – Attack Records 13. Illuminatae – Tremore Del Terra – XVX 14. 3Phase feat. Dr. Motte – Der Klang der Familie – Tresor 15. F.U.S.E. – F.U. 2 – Plus 8 16. Brother From Another Planet – Planet Earth – Seventh City Records 17. LoopZone – Natural High – MFS 18. GTO – Elevation (Troll Mix) – React 19. Ignition – Fantasy – Kickin’ 20. Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) – Vinyl Solution 21. GTO – Love Is Everywhere (Love Parade Mix) – Novamute 22. Meng Syndicate – Sonar System (Speedy J. Mix) – Hothouse 23. Emmanuel Top- Turkish Bazar – Attack Records 24. Quench – Dreams – Infectious 25. Drax – Section – Drax 1 Ltd. 26. Robert Armani – Road Trip (Dave Clarke Remix) – ACV 27. Dave Clarke – Thunder – Bush Records 28. Energy 52 – Cafe del Mar – Eye Q 29. Nikolai – Ready To Flow – Le Petit Prince 30. Fresh Tunes #1 – Do You Know What I Mean (Stick Mix) – Strictly Rhythm 31. Capricorn – 20Hz – Global Cuts 32. Marmion – Firechild -Superstition 33. Minimal Man – Treatment Feel – Vinyl Solution 34. Jam & Spoon – MFFFF – R&S 35. Velocity – Lust – Superstition 36. Humate – Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk Love Mix) – MFS 37. The Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon’s Watch Out For The Stella Club Mix) – Inside 38. Marmion – Schöneberg (Marmion Remix) – Superstition 39. Moby – Go (Woodtick Mix) – Outer Rhythm 40. Moby – Thousand –...read more
Tonight is the start of a new era: Motherfunk is dead, long live music 4 the microglobe. For over 3 years I have been preaching The Funk on BLN.fm, Berlin’s finest radio station on the net: NuFunk, PhutureBoogie, 70s + 80s Funk. Also since 1 year I have been producing the radioshow music 4 the microglobe on webstations like cuebase-fm from Germany or XLTRAX from Canada. This May I’m gonna merge all this together: Motherfunk will be discontinued, but of course (most of) all shows are still available on demand on BLN.fm’s Soundcloud. M4TM will now be live on the motherfunk spot at BLN.fm: every third Thursday of the month at 6pm CET, replays on Sunday at 7pm CET and Monday at 5pm CET. And the show on BLN.fm will be presented in German language, just like motherfunk. Check it out: here’s a link to tonight’s show. Now on Mixcloud: Music 4 The Microglobe #14 (May 2014) by Music 4 The Microglobe on Mixcloud We also moved the M4TM slot at cuebase-fm to every third Thursday at 11pm CET, so if you missed the show on BLN.fm or prefer English presentation, here you go. And as usual, M4TM on XLTRAX every Thursday 11pm EST, new episode starting also every third Thursday. Playlist: 1. Takuya Matsumoto – NY NY – Media Fury 2. Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy – Owsla 3. Luke Solomon – Raw Feel – Toy Tonics 4. Anas.A & Dumming Dum – Make U Happy (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Family Grooves 5. Mind Against – Avalon – Life And Death 6. Matthias Meyer – November Rain – Watergate Records 7. Chaim – Blue Shadow – Rumors 8. Nhan Solo feat. Stee Downes – Letting You Down (Nils Hoffmann Remix) – Playperview 9. Danny Daze – Silicon (Ambivalent Remix) – Ultramajic 10. Tiga vs Audion – Fever (Maetrik Remix) – Turbo 11. Detroit Swindle – He’s Just This Guy You Know – Dirt Crew Recordings 12. Munk & Lizzie Paige – Southern Moon (Darius Syrossian Dub) – Exploited 13. Mood II Swing feat. John Ciafone – Slippery Track – Groove On 14. A-Inc – Paijanne Approach – Carizma 15. Bicep – Circles – Aus Music 16. Nerdjack – Kathaplexie – Kling Klong 17. Kraak & Smaak feat. Stee Downes – How We Gonna Stop The Time – Jalapeno 18. Warrior One – Only You – Losing Suki NEWSFLASH: if you just want to listen to the DJ mix without presentation, go >>HERE<<! Mijk auf Facebook! (Photo: Mijk van...read more
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