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”.
Summer’s gone, so let’s move on: Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm, lots of fresh NuFunk and SloMo Disco, always “close to the edit”, scratching tight at sample clearance and of course many news by motherfunk regulars like Tiger & Woods, Dâm-Funk and Opolopo. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Salva – Wake Ups – Stylin’ 500 – Part 2: The Science 2. Jon Phonics – The One – Brownswood Recordings 3. Dam Funk – Forever – Scion A/V 4. Suzanne Kraft – Turning – Running Back 5. Deadly Sins – Prime Time – Time 1 Records 6. Daniel Lucas – Stompy – Groove Democracy 7. Rayko – Wired – Groove Democracy 8. Matthew Kyle – Make It Hot – In The Woods 9. Toomy Disco – Outstanding – House Of Disco Records 10. 78Edits – Something Here – SER 001 11. DMX Krew – Funky Feelin – Breakin Records 12. Jackie – LovinTime – Sugarland Germany 13. Body Language – Falling Out (Tiger & Woods Instrumental) – OM Records 14. Tomson & Benedict feat. Bantu Soul – Blind (Opolopo Boogie Remix) – Tone Control 15. Mario Basanov feat. Miss Bee – Just Think About (Art Of Tones Remix) – Under The Shade PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm, this time with spotlight on producer and keyboarder Kashif Saleem, one of the most-influencial Afro-American producers, who put his stamp on the sound of 80s boogie. And of course a lot of msuic by Evelyn King, Melba Moore, Howard Johnson and even Whitney Houston. Plus freshly squeezed NuFunk and some respect for the late Nickolas Ashford of songwriter couple Ashford & Simpson. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Chromeo feat. Solange Knowles – When The Night Falls (Breakbot Remix) – Turbo 2. Kerrier District – Kiss My Bass – Soundofspeed 3. Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up (Tiger & Woods Edit) – unreleased 4. Opolopo – Old Minneapolis Bounce from the Ninetees – Soundcloud 5. B.T. Express – Do It (’till You’re Satisfied) – Scepter Records 6. Evelyn King – I’m In Love – RCA 7. Melba Moore – Take My Love – EMI 8. Howard Johnson – So Fine – A&M 9. Kashif – Stone Love – Arista 10. Whitney Houston – Thinking About You – Arista 11. Kashif & Meli’sa Morgan – Love Me All Over – Arista 12. Kashif – Sexy Girls – Music From My Mind – Brooklyn Boy Entertainment 13. Ashord & Simpson – Solid – Capitol 14. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Salsoul PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk #10 on BLN.fm, with music by many favourites of the first nine shows, like Larry Tiger, G.I. Disco and Tokyo Dawn Records. Plus a big chunk of Britfunk and Slo Mo Disco. And a wonderful Chromeo cover by Mayer Hawthorne. Boogie down, funksters! PLAYLIST: 1. Nigel Martinez – Better Things to Come (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Edit) -Z Records 2. The Cool Notes – I Wanna Dance (Boy Norty Edit) – Z Records 3. Light Of The World – London Town – Beggar’s Banquet 4. Freeez – Southern Freeez – Beggar’s Banquet 5. Level 42 – Starchild – Beggar’s Banquet 6. Incognito – Incognito – Beggar’s Banquet 7. Com Truise – Futureworld – Ghostly International 8. Thundercat – Jamboree – Brainfeeder 9. Prince – You Need To Lay Down – German Rolling Stone Magazine 10. Joao Brasil feat. Lovefoxx – L.O.V.E. Banana (G.I. Disco-Re-Fix) – Man Recordings 11. Rachel Claudio – Belong – Tokyo Dawn Records 12. Larry Tiger – Eagle – Editainment 006 13. La Tuerie – Midnight – Sleazy Beats Recordings 14. Toomy Disco – Static Friction – Under The Shade 15. Mayer Hawthorne – Don’t Turn The Lights On – Stones Throw Records PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm and pumps sun-kissed Funk into your speakers. New tracks and remixes by Breakbot, Tensnake, Siriusmo, Jessica 6 and Locussolus, as well as German newbies like First Touch and sunCHAser and sample sources vby Clarity and Antony And The Camp (picture). Also introducing „Rebellion“, the new album of Mijk’s own band The Chaenge. Boogie down funksters! PLAYLIST: 1. Bootsy Collins – Intro (Tha Funk Capitol Of The World) 2. Breakbot feat. Ruckazoid – Fantasy 3. Siriusmo – All The Girls – Pearls & Embarrasments 4. Locussolus – I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas-Remix) 5. Clarity – The Way U Make Me Feel 6. Antony And The Camp – What I Like 7. Tensnake – I Need Your Lovin (Live) 8. Jessica 6 – Freak The Night – See The Light 9. sunCHAser – Turn Me On 10. sunCHAser – Pictures 11. First Touch – It’s Yours 12. Bootsy Collins feat. Faith Daniels – Chocolate Caramel Angel 13. The Chaenge – Tiger Map 14. INXS – Need You Tonight 15. Gil Scott-Heron – B-Movie PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm. Mijk talks to Tiger & Woods – or rather: they talk through the computer about “Through The Green” their debut album on Running Back. Also introducing new albums byBootsy Collins, SoulParlor and The Chaenge, Mijk’s very own NuFunk duo with Florian Schirmacher, yes kids, “Rebellion” will be out on June 20. Also remembering the great late Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P. Playlist: 1. Tiger & Woods – Interlude 3 Imagination – Album: Through The Green – Running Back 2. Bootsy Collins – Yummy, I Got The Munchies – Mascot Records 3. SoulParlor feat. Colonel Red – Real (Opolopo Remix) – Tokyo Dawn Records 4. Redinho – Edge Off – Numbers014 5. Tiger & Woods – Intro – Album: Through The Green – Running Back 6. Tiger & Woods – Don’t Hesitate (feat. ‘EM) – Album: Through The Green – Running Back 7. Cleo & Patra – Pharaoh Love – On The Nile-EP – Editainment 004 8. Pop & Eye – Spinach Spaceship – Out To Punch-EP – Editainment 005 9. Tiger & Woods – Kissmetellme – Running Back 10. Mazarati – 100 MPH – Paisley Park 11. The Chaenge – Dance Electric– FormResonance 12. The Chaenge – Colour Clash – FormResonance 13. Kolombo – Rescue Me – Kompakt Pop 17 14. Tigerskin – Morons We Are – Manual Music 15. Gil Scott-Heron – On Coming From A Broken Home (Edit_Part 1) – XL recordings 16. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me – XL recordings 17. Gil Scott-Heron – On Coming From A Broken Home (Part 2) – XL recordings PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm, Summerdaze in Boogieland. Mijk van Dijk opens the Funk summer. Girls & Boogie, Tiger & Woods, Music & Lights. Throw down, come down, boogie down, funksters! PLAYLIST 1. Amalia – All The Funk I Need (Volta Cab Remix) – Tokyo Dawn Records 2. Vindahl – Sometimes (12″ Groove Version) – Tokyo Dawn Records 3. Carmen – Time To Move (F.U.N.K. Edit) – Presents Records 4. Carmen – Throw Down – Presents Records 5. Tiger & Woods – Come Down – Editainment 001 6. Evelyn King – Love Come Down 7. Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation – Editainment 002 8. Imagination – Music And Lights (Dub-Version) 9. Tiger & Woods – Dr. Burner – Editainment 003 10. Cassian – I Like What You’re Doing (Lorenz Rhodes Remix) – bang gang 11. Henning – Grand Theft Auto – Bandcamp 12. Henning – Early Sunrise – Bandcamp 13. Hot Toddy – Summer Daze – Winding Road Records 014 14. Moonshoes – Boogieland PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
April 7th 2010 was a disasterous day for Japan. An earthquake and a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed the coastal region north of Tokyo. The nuclear reactor of Fukushima was damaged and leaked. Since Mijk is connected to Japan since 1994 through many gigs and friendships, he did not hesitate when he was asked to deliver a track for the charity compilation BPM Japan initiated by his friends Dr. Shingo, Q’hey and Shin Nishimura. “World Beside You” reassures his bond with Japan and its beautiful people. The compilation BPM Japan is available through Beatport and all major download stores. All the income will be delivered to the victims of the tsunami catastrophe. This is what the official press text has to say: 100% of label sales will send to North part of Japan where people are still suffering lost of houses, and family members… This album will be available to download via Beatport which means that with the touch of a button people all around the world can have a positive impact on what is now going on up in Tohoku. With over 60 artists already agreeing to take part in the “BPM JAPAN CHARITY ALBUM” series (with the initial sampler release available from April 1sy 2011) which will see a volume of releases happening throughout the year. With the album artwork featuring original illustration from Katsuhiro Otomo (the renowned creator of the cult classic manga film AKIRA) this release will surely be a future classic. Being from the Miyagi (the area most affected by the tragedy) part of Japan Katsuhiro Otomo knows as much as anyone the importance of the support needed for those in the North. With the co-operation of Toshiaki Uesugi from the graphic design team Mach55Go! they have been able to make sure this series is kicked off with a true feel for what is going on at this time in Japan. With the help of all of the artists involved and yourselves we are hoping that we can go some way in making sure those affected by this tragedy do not have to suffer any longer than they have to. So please enjoy the music, and remember the steps you have taken to contribute to those stricken by this tragedy will be heartfelt in their lives for years to comeBPM JAPAN (Be Positive by Music Japan)...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm, this time dedicated to the late Loleatta Holloway, who died on March 21, 2011. Her songs will be with usforever, especially her voice, that has been sampled off acapella tracks more often than probably any other female singer in the world. Mijk van Dijk will spotlight some of her best originals as well as tell the story behind some of the mostridiculous sampling records. Also we shall remember Kurt Hauenstein ofSupermax who passed away on March 20, 2011. PLAYLIST 1. Click Cick & Microbodies – Mr. Pseudo Funk – Kassette Records 2. Confection – You Got The Love (Reeno-Remix) 3. Loleatta Holloway – We’re Getting Stronger 4. Loleatta Holloway – Rainbow 71 5. Loleatta Holloway –Can I Change My Mind 6. Loleatta Holloway –Cry To Me 7. Loleatta Holloway –Hit And Run 8. Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin’ 9. Loleatta Holloway – We’re Getting Stronger (Acapella) 10. Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (Acapella) 11. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation 12. Black Box – Ride On Time 13. Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations 14. House Of Venus – Dish & Tell (Club-Mix) 15. Ellis D – My Loleatta (Dish-Apella) 16. Armando – 100% Of Dissin’ You 17. Loleatta Holloway – Mama Don’t Papa Won’t (Mama’s Mix) 18. Supermax – Love Machine 19. Supermax – Dance Dance Dance PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm, this time with new Swedish Funk dynamite. Amalia and Opolopo both released magnificient albums within the last 3 months, both produced by Peter Major aka Opolopo and both released by Munich-based Tokyo Dawn Records. Mijk took the opportunity to talk with both of them for the latest edition of motherfunk on BLN.fm. If you haven’t stumbled upon both of them yet, do yourselves a favour, check the show,and fall in love with their music. PLAYLIST 1. Munk – Rue de Rome 2. Amalia – Welcome To Me 3. Opolopo – Kobayashi Maru 4. Opolopo feat. Amalia – Life’s A Dance (After Hours Glide Mix) 5. Sekoya – Love’s In Need 6. Opolopo – Glide 7. The Time – Jungle Love 8. SOS-Band – Just Be Good To Me 9. Amalia – Freeze That 10. Janet Jackson – Control 11. Opolopo – Ballad for Amalia 12. Amalia – 4 U 13. Amalia – Art Slave 14. Amalia – All The Funk That I Need PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
In the advent of the forthcoming debut album of The Chaenge, the duo of Florian Schirmacher and Mijk van Dijk you can catch a glimpse and things to come on this video taken on their live performance at Zur Seuten Deern in the heart of the infamous Reeperbahn in Hamburg. Introducing Catharina Behr on Drums. In Hamburg’s “Zur Seuten Deern”located in the heart of the notorious Reeperbahn district and it was a nice success. Florian Schirmacher immediately caught the crowd with his fascinating voice, Catharina Behr delivered the driving back beat on the drums and Mijk van Dijk finally dusted off his bass guitar again. Are you ready for The Chænge? They...read more