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?
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
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm. This time it’s all about edits on Mijk’s show motherfunk on BLN.fm. Mr. van Dijk dug out some nice gems from Soundcloud and the Blogs and talked to Alkalino and Jack Tennis. And he’ll drop favourite new tunes by Oliver, Cassette Schwarzenegger,StardonE and will grant a first glance on the great new album by Amalia on Tokyo Dawn Records. Boogie down, funksters! PLAYLIST: 1. Oliver – Walk With Me 2. Oliver – All Night 3. Cassette Schwarzenegger – Play 4. StardonE – Love Fighter 5. Imagination – Just An Illusion (Lindstrom & Todd Terje Dub) 6. Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug (Edit) 7. Joyce Sims – Lifetime Love (Alkalino Edit) 8. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond (Alkalino-Edit) 9. Parliament – The Motor Booty Affair (Alkalino Edit) 10. Konk – Your Life (Alkalino Edit) 11. Rose Royce – Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Leroc Sportif Edit) 12. Surface – Stop Holding Back (SteEdge-Edit) 13. Wizardz – Boogie Slyde (BlackLodge Synth Refix) 14. La Bionda – Bandido (Jack Tennis-Edit) 15. Jack Tennis – Chicas & Rebels 16. One Way – Shine On Me (mijkfunk-Edit) 17. Amalia – Bonafide PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk got a brandnew bag. “I just felt that I finally had to follow my first love in electronic music, which was the Boogie Funk of the early 80s and of course Prince, Prince, Prince.” Before House music, he played the bass in local Funk bands. So Mijk started a party series called “funkit” in Berlin, formed his Funk band project The Chaenge with Florian Schirmacher on FormResonance Records, established his very own radio show motherfunk on BLN.fm and now presents the first EP on his own digital imprint nuFunkFiles (or in short: nuFF). With his project mijkfunk he merges his visions of 80s Funk, 90s House and 00s Electro blended with a bit of R&B and Hip Hop and picks up that bass again. Feel it! The first release on nuFF sets the pace for things to come. mijkfunk presents an EP with a title track full of musical and lyrical attitude. Have our friends become just digital avatars in a world where the internet community networks seem to have taken the place of physical social intercourse? A red-hot topic boiled up by Jette von Roth’s alluring and powerful vocal performance. „Boogie Down“ and „Autumn Girl“, two tracks for the NuFunk dancefloor, define the sound vision of nuFF: beats, bass lines and poly synth chords ! The forth track „Skintight“ intentionally slows it down to a sexy 99 bpm bump-n-grind groove, displaying the other side of mijkfunk. Topped with a radio friendly version of „Are Friends Digital?“. This is a tight start. You Dig ? Tracklisting: 1. Are Friends Digital? 2. Boogie Down 3. Autumn Girl 4. Skintight 5. Are Friends Digital? (Radio Version) All songs written, produced & performed by Mijk van Dijk except vocals on “Are Friends Digital?” performed by Jette von Roth. And the first press reactions on nuFF 001 are totally sweet. Bleed wrote a really nice review for De:Bug (in German language), saying somthing like this: “Mijk van Dijk? Really. I am surprised. And excited. The tracks really have an own vision, somewhere at the edge of Elektro and pull through their very own version of warbling Funk in such a good and elaborated way that one has to admit them to be one of the most unique pop blueprints out of Germany this year. And the magic downtempo hit “Skintight” which is one of the hymns of the year for me. I still don’t get it.” Available only digital! nuFF said: “Thank...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm and met Chromeo, the Montreal duo we all love, to talk with them about The Funk right before their great show at Club Maria in Berlin. Check the highlights of the interview and of course a lot of music from Chromeo, A-Trak, Zapp, Jodeci, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates and The Temptations, Opolopo and Reeno. Boogie down, funksters! PLAYLIST 1. Chromeo – Intro- Turbo 2. Opolopo + Amelia – Life’s A Dance – Tokyo Dawn Records 3. Chromeo – Needy Girl- Turbo 4. A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision – Fool’s Gold 5. Chromeo – Destination Overdrive (DFA-Remix) – Turbo 6. Chromeo – Momma’s Boy- Turbo 7. Jodeci – Freek’N You – MCA 8. Ginuwine – Pony – Epic 9. Steely Dan – Do It Again – MCA 10. Chromeo – You Make It Rough – Turbo 11. Chromeo feat. La Roux – Hot Mess- Turbo 12. Chromeo– When The Night Falls – Turbo 13. Rick James – Ghetto Life – Motown 14. Zapp– More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner 15. Cameo – Word Up – Atlanta 16. Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That – RCA 17. Hall & Oates with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick – Apollo Medley – RCA 18. Chromeo – Tenderoni – Turbo 19. Reeno – So Funky – Tokyo Dawn Records PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk on BLN.fm and had the pleasure to meet Jimmy Edgar from Detroit, now located in Berlin by choice and creator of one of the master pieces of 2010-NuFunk, his great album XXX on !k7. Boogie down, funksters! PLAYLIST 1. Spirit Catcher – Special Dimension – Systematic Recordings 2. Spirit Catcher – Threesome – Systematic Recordings 3. Jimmy Edgar – Rewind Stop That Tape – !k7 4. Jimmy Edgar – Re City Alley – Warp 5. Jimmy Edgar – No Static – Warp 6. Jimmy Edgar – Personal Information – Warp 7. Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex – !k7 8. Jimmy Edgar – Hush – Glass Table Records 9. Patrice Rushen – The Hump – Prestige 10. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 11. Jimmy Edgar – Physical Motion – !k7 12. Jimmy Edgar – New Touch – !k7 13. Hot Toddy feat. Danielle Moore – Freekend (The Hue 12″ Version) – Smoke N’ Mirrors 14. Opolopo – Reversed – Tokyo Dawn Records PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
This is 1st edition of Mijk van Dijk’s show motherfunk on BLN.fm and it all starts in Berlin with the cool guys of G.I. Disco, who bring back the 80s funk to the clubs to revive an almost forgotten aera of club music in Germany of the early 80s, when black G.I.s, blond German girls and some guys like young Mijk went to clubs, where the DJ would spin Funk music from the US and the UK. Daniel W.Best and Kalle Kuts are so successful with their G.I.Disco parties, they even released a compilationwith their favourite 80s Funk tunes. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Yelle – La Musique (Lorenz Rhode Remix) – Kitsune 2. BB & Q Band – Riccochet – Mega Records 3. Wish feat. Fonda Rae – Touch Me (All Night Long) – Personal Records 4. Starshine – All I Need Is You (Instrumental) – Prelude 5. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together – Philadelphia International 6. Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid – Solar 7. Zapp – Computer Love – Warner 8. Cameo – She’s Strange – Atlanta 9. Timex Social Club – Rumours – Mercury 10. Imagination – Just An Illusion (Lindstrom & Todd Terje Dub) 11. Dam-Funk – Hod Pass Intact – Stone Throw Records 12. gi disco mixtape2 PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
When Mijk van Dijk DJed at Tokyo’s super club WOMB during his tour through Japan in November 2010, he was filmed by the good people from Red Bull TV for their program Night Flight, that transmits complete sets from the best DJs of the world in the best clubs in the world. Of course it was a big honour for Mijk to be picked for such a program and it was no doubt that he had to drop one of his mijkfunk tunes during a set full of House and Techno. And it created such a buzz! Many thanks once again to Kana Fujimaki and a her staff at WOMB, Tim Sproten and his Red Bull TV crew and of course to everybody dancing at WOMB that...read more