German label Permanent Vacation released a new Schöneberg remix by label co-founder Tom Bioly aka TB, which is included on his Night Heat EP. It’s slow and cool and very true to our Marmion original from 1993.
My concert at “S3kt0r UFO” at Funkhaus Berlin is on YouTube now. Smashed!
909originals did an interview with me. And it became a long one.
Someone uploaded my Microglobe tune “High On Hope” to YouTube, with video coverage from the legendary first X-Mix-1 video,
Bonedo asked me to write about my love affair with the Roland SH-101.
Watch Mijk van Dijk’s transition from DJ Hyperactive’s “Wide Open (Len Faki Edit) to George Morel’s “Are You Tripping”, filmed by Jesko Straub at Berlin’s club “Suess. War Gestern”, November 3rd 2018.
Wow. Force Inc./Mille Plateaux is back. I’ve had the honour to contribute two tracks to their first new compilation “Ultrablack Of Music”.
Mixmag just listed my 2001 track “Bass On Canvas” in their Overlooked Classics Spotify Playlist on position 24.
Finally the video of “Peace 4 All” is up, the main tune of my first EP on my new label microglobe musikproduktion.
Red Bull Radio is streaming my liveset from the 30 Jahre Techno in Berlin at Funkhaus Berlin on September 14th 2018.
Makoto and Yutaka Sakamoto are the Japanese duo Sub Human Bros. We met in those happy days at legendary culture club house Neu West Berlin
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.
New Mijk van Dijk Remix out on Schönbrunner Perlen from Vienna. I remixed the track “Horizont” by Austrian artist T Raum, along with Lycoriscoris, Kalitos, Staudinger & Schreder and T Raum with label boss Ken Hayakawa himself. When I spend two weekends in Austria last December, Ken played the original to me on our way back from our own recording session (pssst, there’s something in the making too…) to the train station and I immediately opted in for a remix. I’ve been playing my mix on several occasions already and I am well happy with it. How do you like it? Now it’s finally out for all of you of Ken’s label Schönbrunner Perlen. So check out the snippet below or simply head over straight to Beatport or the shop of your choice. T Raum – Horizont (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Schönbrunner...read more
On may 19th 2018 I played a DJ set at the Polish edition of “The Beginning” in Wrocław/ Poland at Klub Pralnia. Also on decks: Dr. Motte, Jay Dee, Alexander Koning, Carla Roca, Pablo Rouve and many more. Although it’s so close from Berlin, I haven’t been playing in Poland for years. So great to come back again! I really loved the party. Glad I recorded it. Check it out on my Mixcloud. Mijk van Dijk DJ-Set Polska Edycja The Beginning,Wrocław/ Poland Playlist Mijk van Dijk @ Polska Edycja The Beginning, Wroclaw 1. Nu-Tro-Gen – Rollin’ Reptiles – Thunderpussy 2. Minimal Man – Treatment Feel – Vinyl Solution 3. Aphrohead – In Thee Dark We Live (Dave Clarke Remix) – Bush 4. Robert Armani – Road Trip (Dave Clarke Remix) – ACV 5. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise – Bush 6. Elektrochemie LK – Schall (Thomas Schumacher Remix) – Confused 7. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase – Attack 8. Illuminatae – Tremora Del Terra – XVX 9. Quench – Dreams – Infectious 10. Marmion – Schöneberg (Marmion Remix) – Superstition 11. Marmion – Firechild – Superstition 12. Dave Clarke – Thunder – Bush 13. Jeff Mills – The Bells – Axis 14. Joel Mull – The Mole – Primevil 15. DJ Rush – Swinging Da Drums – Djax Up Beats 16. The Martian – Stardancer – Red Planet 17. Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar – Attack 18. Mijk van Dijk with Thomas Schumacher – Delivery – Superstition 19. AWeX – It’s Our Future – Plastic City 20. Harri – Phuxache – Limbo 21. Slam – Positive Education – Soma 22. GTO – Elevation (Troll Mix) – React 23. Ignition – Fantasy – Kickin’ 24. Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Remix) – Indisc 25. Jam & Spoon – Follow Me – Dance...read more
On May 12th 2018 I had the pleasure to play again along with my friend DJ Jauche at Suicide Circus in Berlin. It was an oldschoolish event and since I always play early 90s tracks at my annual Walfisch Revival Performances, this time I was eager to play also some late 90s stuff at Jauchomatic, like those big tracks by Technasia, Thomas Schumacher and a lot of tunes from my 90s home base Superstition Records. Here’s my set from that night for your listening pleasure. Mijk van Dijk DJ-Set at Jauchomatic, Suicide Circus Berlin, 12.05.2018 Mijk van Dijk DJ Set @ Suicide Circus, Jauchomatic, 12.05.2018 1. Dark Comedy – War Of The Worlds – Art Of Dance 2. Kenny Larkin – Catatonic – R&S 3. Rhythim Is Rhythim – Drama – Transmat 4. Technasia – Hydra – Technasia 5. Aphrohead – In Thee Dark We Live (Dave Clarke Remix) – Bush 6. Dave Clarke – Thunder – Bush 7. Minimal Man – Treatment Feel – Vinyl Solution 8. DJ Rush – Swinging Da Drums – Djax Up Beats 9. Robert Armani – Road Trip (Dave Clarke Remix) – 10. Jens Mahlstedt – Schwupp (Sterac Remix) – Superstition 11. The Martian – Stardancer – Red Planet 12. Slam – Positive Education – Soma 13. Surgeon – Atol – Downwards 14. Claude Young – One Complete Revolution – Utensil 15. Elektrochemie LK – Schall (Thomas Schumacher Remix) – Confused 16. AWeX – It’s Our Future – Plastic City 17. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase – Attack 18. Humate – Sound – Superstition 19. Mijk van Dijk – More – Superstition 20. D-Saw – 10:31 – Superstition 21. Joel Mull – The Mole – Primevil 22. Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar – Attack 23. Harri – Phuxache – Limbo 24. Jeff Mills – The Bells – Axis 25. Marmion – Schöneberg (Technasia-Remix) – Superstition 26. Technasia – Descent – Technasia 27. Humate – 3.1 – Superstition 28. Thomas Schumacher – Shelford Road – Bush 29. Denki Groove – Niji (Mijk van Dijk For Girls Remix) – MFS 30. Bootleg – The Wanderer In Schöneberg – Bootleg 31. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – War (Fuck War Remix) –...read more
Out today: The Night Is Young, my new track on the Blue Arts Music 10th Anniversary Compilation, compiled by label head DJ Tomoya from Fukuoka/ Japan. The night is full of promises for those who are young at heart and mind, because every given night, anything can happen. Or nothing at all. Originally conceived at the Liquid Sky Berlin Lab in the aftermath of a session with Dr. walker. Also on the compilation: Japanese stars like Ken Ishii, Hiroshi Watanabe , Iori Wakasa , Satoshi Fumi, Sakiko Osawa, Sugiurumn, Sakiko Osawa, Lady Citizen, DJ GrujA, Akira Kawarazaki, Tetsuya Hikita, MOKS and of course label head DJ Tomoya aka Reqterdrumer. Mijk van Dijk – The Night Is Young Here’s the Tracklisting: 収録曲 01 Ethno (Ken Ishii Remix) / Satoshi Fumi 02 CHRONOVISOR / SUGIURUMN 03 Tessallate / Sakiko Osawa 04 Reconstruct / Lady Citizen 05 Ethno / Satoshi Fumi 06 Solaris / Iori Wakasa 07 operation (Hiroshi Watanabe Remix) / MOKS & Reqterdrumer 08 Abyssal Plain / Ken Ishii ＊ＣＤのみ収録。配信予定なし 09 One For The Road / DJ GrujA 10 The Night Is Young / Mijk van Dijk 11 For K (Tetsuya Hikita Remix) / AKIRA...read more
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