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.
1. Dapayk Solo – Daydreaming – Katermukke 2. Charlotte de Witte – Brussels – novamute 3. T Raum – Horizont – Schönbrunner Perlen
Here’s the DJ Set I played at packed Club Oil in Shenzhen/ China on New Year’s Eve 2018. What a night to start the New Year.
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”
On a hot summer day, Mijk van Dijk and long-term friend Joshua Kirkby from Sydney sat down in Mijk’s studio in Berlin and created „Tool“, a slow boogie burner, that Mijk has been road-testing ever since in his NuFunk DJ sets. It was clear that this little gem had to be released on nuFunkFIles. Their original recording is based around a funky keyboard break sitting tight on a slow and phunky 109 bpm groove. Yes, it’s really that slow, the groove is just so uplifting, it feels much faster. And yes, it’s the boys working the mic as well. Mijk wanted to create a faster variation based on the sound of his boogie monsters „Funkit“ and „To The Groove“ of his „Kids Want Revolution“-EP (nuFF002) and recorded a 117 bpm corker featuring his already iconic trademark boogie bass sound. And while on it, he also pushed the variations a bit further by remixing a wonderfully relaxed Balearic version as well as a Tool Tool that lives up to the name of the track also in the purpose. Mijk is spreading the word and sound of NuFunk in Berlin through his radio show „Motherfunk“ on BLN.fm, his resident night „Funkit“ at Delicious Doughnuts and his DJ sets as mijkfunk. Down under in Sydney Joshua is a missionary of the Boogie under the name DJ Box. After recruiting his local record store (SPANK Records) staffer Matthew Cowley to “do something a little different” the Matthew Cowley Remix was born. A deep Tech House melancholic dense little builder of a track – It’s a fine addition to this EP and we are proud to have Matt on board. Despite living on opposite sides of the planet, Mijk and Joshua share their love for The Funk with the help of the social media network, celebrating every new discovery in the still young galaxy of NuFunk/ FutureBoogie/ or whatever you may wanna call it. We hope you dig our third release on nuFunkFiles and play it, chart it, talk about it. Boogie down, funksters! nuFF003 out on 09.04.2012 on Beatport and other download stores. More info on Discogs. Tracklisting: 1.Tool (Original) 2.Tool (Mijkfunk Boogie Remix) 3.Tool (Mijkfunk Balearic Remix) 4.Tool (Mijkfunk Boogie Tool) 5.Tool (Matthew Cowley Remix) Selected DJ Feedback: Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap): hey guys really nice instrumentals. you really re-create that boogie sound. please send 🙂 Ian Pooley: “Massive feelgood Track from Mijk , will be included on my Summer 2pm DJ Mix !” Pitchben (Compost): “great EP, love the vintage touch and synths – really dig the Mijkfunk Boogie Remix!” Michael Reinboth (Compost): „ Excellent nu boogie electro , like it.“ Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn Records): Nice boogie bangers – I’m bringing out my Jane Fonda videos for this! 😉 Munk (Gomma): coooool. Thanks. Kolombo (LouLou Players): Nice tool indeed!… will play it out! Shir Khan (Exploited Records): „The hook is really fresh, sounds like from a different time. Berlin late 80s Funk“ Jack Tennis (Berlin Battery): nice one, the original is my fav.! Daniel Dexter (PokerFlat): good EP, I like most Balearic and Boogie Tool. Nice oldschool flair. André Crom (OFF Recordings): “cool package, full support. original mix is my favourite.” Nhan Solo (Mother Recordings):”Yes, yes, yes…back to old school, loving the whole EP!” Taan Newjam: „thanks fort he tool. My...read more
Motherfunk with Mijk van Dijk, this time with features on The Original 7ven aka The Time and Whitney Houston. And a lot of NuFunk and FrenchFilterDisco by Lorenz Rhode, Tad Willy, Golden Bug, Munk, Soul Clap, Sample Jack, Le Crayon, Kolombo and Manscape. PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on his Motherfunk-Facebook-page! Playlist: 1. Moonbootica – Iconic (Lorenz Rhode Remix) 2. Manscape – Tool – nuFunkFiles 3. The Original 7ven – #Trendin – Saguaro Road Rhythm 4. The Original 7ven – O7ven Press Conference Intro – Saguaro Road Rhythm 5. The Original 7ven – Condensate – Saguaro Road Rhythm 6. The Time – Jungle Love – Warner 7. Golden Bug feat. Lou Teti – Play Around – Gomma Dance Tracks 8. Tad Willy – Go Ahead – Mullet Records 9. Black Strobe – Italian Fireflies (Munk Remix) – Black Strobe Records 10. Bad Rabbits – She’s Bad (Gadi Mizrahi & Soul Clap Remix) – Double Standard 11. Sample Jack – Orange Sky – Le Delight Club 12. Le Crayon – Lucky Couple – Le Delight Club 13. Kolombo – Feela – Loulou Players 14. Material feat. Whitney Houston – Memories – Elektra 15. Whitney Houston – Thinking About You (Extended Dance Mix) –...read more
Motherfunk with Mijk van Dijk, this time in honour of the late and great Etta James, a true mother of The Funk. And a lot of NuFunk and SloMo Disco by Francophilippe, Toomy Disco, Only Children, The Phenomenal Handclap Band & Peaches, Munk & Peaches, sunCHAser, Astrolabe, Pinball Playfield, Heion, Deadly Sins, Oliver. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Francophilippe – Straight Up Gangsta Love – Champ 2. Toomy Disco . Cheek to Cheek – So Sound Recordngs 3. Only Children – Be The One – Nuclear Family 4. Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Chess 5. Etta James – At Last – Chess 6. Etta James – Out On The Streets Again 7. Etta James . Jump Into Love 8. The Phenomenal Handclap Band & Peaches – Walk The Night – Gomma 9. Munk & Peaches – You Can’t Run From My Love – Gomma 10. sunCHAser – Over You 11. SaiR – Sunfield – Group Hug Music 12. Astrolabe – Cave Disco (Discotexas Edit) – Discotexas 13. Pinball Playfield – Sabrina Ok – Black Catcher Records 14. Heion – Let It Shine – Editorial 15. Deadly Sins – Close To You – Editorial 16. Deadly Sins – I Can Feel It – Giant Cuts Digital 17. Oliver – Dirty Talk – Kitsuné PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
We received word from Oakland/ California. The city’s occupy movement celebrates their stand for freedom and justice to the sound of mijkfunk’s “Kids Want Revolution”. We are glad that this song inspires people to fight for their rights. FunKills1969 left some amazing comments to the mijkfunk video. Check the documentary video below at 5:28 min. This video is also delivers great footage of the peaceful spirit of the Oakland protesters and the police fighting the crowd with teargas, rubber bullets, explosives and brute physical force. Big ups to Oakland, keep on doing what you’re doing! Daniel Levesque left this comment on the original post in the nufunkfiles blog: Thank you for posting. We love you, Berlin! We love your song. In the video you can see how the police start the riot, like always, acting like pigs. Right now we are going through growing pains. There is a huge divide inside the movement, which I believe to be a natural part of its evolution. Occupy Wall Street probably wishes Oakland would drop off the map, or at least stop using the name :occupy: (which would be fine with me. I don’t like the name “occupy”; it is the very language used by our oppressors. I’d rather decolonize than occupy…)Tonight, and every Saturday, is another militant march on the oakland police. (I dont go to the Fuck The Police specific marches because I cannot be arrested.) And while I personally don’t like to ape the police and fight them using their own tactics, I’m not against others doing autonomous actions. I’m all for it, actually. I just want them to plan the actions better so they don’t get hurt. In the video, you see the police firing rounds into a crowd of people at random, a crowd that included a bunch of children, old folks, etc. The Oakland police have a TANK. A fuckin’ TANK. And they want to use it more than they want another donut. Let’s be careful out there, and never give up. Peace and solidarity from Oakland. The Kids Want Revolution. That’s for...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents on Motherfunk with a special about that young French Filter Disco sound. Young producers who were grown up on Daft Punk and Ed Banger. Boogie down, funksters!Playlist: 1. Mijkfunk – To The Groove 2. Chateaubriand – Visions Of Funk 3. Chateaubriand feat. Desotronics– The Sunset (Knight One-Remix) 4. Florian Bery – Feels Good 5. Florian Bery – Destiny (Pleasurelove-Remix) 6. Pleasurelove — Ditch 7. Starelsouf – Love Pop 8. Starlesouf — Poolside 9. Moon Boots – Gopherit 10. Louis La Roche – The Wall (J Paul Getto Remix) 11. Jean Tonique – My Baby 12. Cherokee – Do It Again 13. Vostok-1 – Milky Way Walker 14. Rivérie – Valenteen 15. Wuss & Lane – Used To Hold Me – Wolf + Lamb 16. Pink Stallone feat. Joey Washington – Mine 17. Inverto — Miura 18. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.– Simple Girl (Tiger & Woods-Remix) PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
Mijk van Dijk presents Motherfunk with a big interview with Pitchben, who just released his fantastic album “Pitchslap” on Munich-based Compost Records. Playlist: 1. Pitchben – Pitchslap — Compost 2. Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods Remix) — Permanent Vacation 3. Colonel Red feat. Ursula Rucker — Gimme A Minute (Opolopo Remix) — Tokyo Dawn Records 4. Pitchben – Mudwheel – Compost 5. Pitchben – Stand Up — Compost 6. Pitchben – Unique – Compost 7. Pitchben – Soda – Compost 8. Pitchben – Raw Colours – Compost 9. The System – The Pleasure Seekers – Mirage 10. D Train — Tryin’ To Get Over (Pitchben Edit) 11. Pitchben — Timemachine – Compost 12. Shook – Hold Tight — Epicenter 13. Pitchben — (Don’t Trust) Mr. Berkofsky (Krazy Baldhead-Remix)- Compost 14. mijkfunk – Kids Want Revolution – nuFunkFiles 15. mijkfunk – Funkit — nuFunkFiles PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
mijkfunk’s second release on nuFunkFiles (AKA nuFF) ties in where “Are Friends Digital?” ended: again no House nor Techno but more NuFunk from Berlin. Written in early 2010 “Kids Want Revolution” seems like the definite description of what we see on the streets of the world these days: a young generation with a new sensation, once again expressed by the flaming voice of Jette von Roth. While the lead track of this 4 track-EP is undeniably political, “Funkit” just preaches the get-down NuFunk sound. Dedicated to his own Funkit parties, Mijk van Dijk delivers a killer boogie bass line with a relentless drum groove. “To The Groove” just takes the same line: more NuFunk for the floor. And “Girl Galore” releases once again Mijk’s passion for slow’n’sexy grooves. Out on nuFunkFiles on November 30th...read more
November 14th 2014 I played a live DJ set at Dommune Tokyo. Dommune is a one of a kind internet radio show from Japan. They are situated in the basement of an old Microsoft office building in a remote part of Shibuya. It’s such a small basement, they only allow 20 to 30 guests. They always stream live on their website, from 7 pm until midnight Tokyo time, no replays on demand. In the first 2 hours they often present interviews about the state of the current club scene or interviews with the artists who would play live or DJ sets in the second part of the show. People from all over Japan log into the Twitter stream on the right side of their website and discuss the music, the artist and life in general. And I mean: from all over Japan, 10.000s of people. To perform at Dommune is a must for every international DJ coming to Japan. It was already my second time playing Dommune and this time I wanted to share my love for NuFunk with a slow but energetic set. I was introducing the new mijkfunk Kids Want Revolution EP on nuFunkFiles and was also featuring the album Rebellion by my band The Chaenge. And I could not resist to finish my set with the great remix of my Brother-in-Raw Toby Izui of Language’s “Autorun”, the band around my beloved Japanese singing companion Kaori Kaneko. Technically speaking, I used a Vestax VCI-400 to control NI Traktor in the mix with NI Maschine for additional drum parts. More tech info here: http://shop.plaza.rakuten.co.jp/dj/di… Great twitter reactions and over 17.000 contacts during the show. Domo arigato gozaimasuuuuu!! (^o^)// Wow! NuFunk reached Japan! UPDATE Meet Dommune boss Naohiro Ukawa in this great video documentation about the Tokyo scene and the so-called no-dance law “Fueiho” by Resident Advisor: Real Scenes Tokyo. Enough talk now; here is my set at Dommune Tokyo in 2 parts. Set 1 Mijk van Dijk at Dommune Tokyo, 2011-11-14, Part 1 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud Set 2 Mijk van Dijk at Dommune Tokyo, 2011-11-14, Part 2 by Mijk Van Dijk on Mixcloud PLAYLIST Dommune Tokyo 14-11-2011 Part 1 1. Pitchben – Pitchslap 2. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #05 3. Mijkfunk – Funkit 4. Oliver – All Night 5. Pitchben – Stand Up 6. East Liberty Quarters – Lucky Charms 7. Suzanne Kraft – Turning 8. Deadly Sins – Prime Time 9. Pitchben – Friday Night 10. Mijkfunk – To the groove 11. First Touch – It’s Yours (2011 Mix) 12. Gary’s Gang – Let’s Lovedance Tonight (mijkfunk-Edit) 13. BreakBot feat. Ruckazoid – Fantasy (AB’s Return To Disco – New York mix) 14. Tiger & Woods – Deflowered 15. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #15 16. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #08 17. Tomson & Benedict feat. Bantu Soul – Blind (Opolopo Boogie Remix ) 18. Vanity 6 – Sex Shooter (sunCHAser-Remix) 19. The Chaenge – Dance Electric 20. Ilija Rudman – See (Martin Brodin Remix) 21. Kolombo & Nikitin – Sounds Good To Me (LouLou Players Remix) PLAYLIST Dommune Tokyo 14-11-2011 Part 1 1. Doggy Phunk Palace – I’m Ready 2. Cassian – I Like What You’re Doing (Lorenz Rhodes Dangerous Mix) 3. The Chaenge – Colour Clash 4. Soulparlor feat. Colonel Red...read more
Wiki & Leaks, Tokyo & Dawn, Soul & Persona, Wagon & Cookin’: Mijk & van Dijk presents Motherfunk and pumps the Nu & the Funk directly into your P & C. Many new album previews, like Wagon Cookin’, Soulpersona starring Princess Freesia, New Look, the new The Boogie 2 Compilation by Tokyo Dawn Records and of course the wikileaked and totally inofficial new Tiger & Woods album. Boogie down, funksters! Playlist: 1. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #05 – Wiki & Leaks 2. East Liberty Quarters – Lucky Charm – Tokyo Dawn Records 3. Doggy Phunk Palace – I’m Ready – Tokyo Dawn Records 4. Dâm Funk – Electric Breeze – Tokyo Dawn Records 5. Wagon Cookin’ – Dance Dance – Smoke `N Mirrors 6. Wagon Cookin’ – Sao Paolo – Smoke `N Mirrors 7. New Look – Janet – !k7 8. Soulpersona starring Princess Freesia – I Got Into This Mess Part 1 – Digisoul 9. Soulpersona starring Princess Freesia – Babylon – Digisoul 10. Lotti Dotti – I Know You Are – RCA 11. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #03 – Wiki & Leaks 12. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #06 – Wiki & Leaks 13. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #11 – Wiki & Leaks 14. Noreuil – Shinplants (Click Click Remix) – Zool Muzic 15. Slyck – Love It Or (Beat The Bush) – Solid Platinium Records PS: Stay in touch with “Motherfunk” and Mijk on...read more
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