I wrote a feature about my love affair with my Roland TB-303 Devil Fish for Bonedo, in German language. Non-German 303 fans may wanna check the videos.
New arrivals at the microglobe Spreadshirt shop: Peace 4 All art shirts by Andreas Hachulla. The designer of the microglobe label covers created a unique artwork edition
You’ve been asking for it and here it is: the official microglobe merch shop, with shirts, hoodies and stuff sporting the logo of my label microglobe.
Happy New Year to all of you here! Keep floating on in 2019!
Official Video of Brothers In Raw – Ach So (Frogman Records, 1998)
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”.
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
It’s about time to introduce you to mijkfunk. Mijk is gonna take off to explore new ground, which is actually going back to his roots: Funk Music. When Mijk bought his first Roland TR-505 Drum Machine back in the late 90s, he wanted to create Minneapolis Funk like Prince, The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and other influencees like Zapp, The Gap Band and Cameo. Then there came “Jack” and he was influenced by the vibe of House music. But The Funk was never forgotten and right now he is rediscovering his youth as a bass player in local North German Funk Band “Joystick” and writing song about song soon to be launched on his NuFunk label, combining Funk and Electro with the knowledge of House. For first impressions you wanna check his live set at Maria Club Berlin and his defining DJ-mix about modern Funk. First releases include a remix for Space Factory recording artist DJ Mini from Montreal and Mijk’s very own project Plato. Check back for more....read more
Environmental thinking is a big issue right now and most of us understand that we can‘t go on living how we are, wasting the many precious resources of our planet and leading irresponsible lifestyles. Mijk van Dijk dealt with these issues 15 years ago on his groundbreaking debut album Afreuropamericasiaustralica, released under his Microglobe moniker in 1994 on the now discontinued label, MFS – Masterminded For Success, from Berlin. 2010 marks the re-release of this superb album, which will launch Environ-Mental Recordings head first into the electronic music world. Environ-Mental is dedicated to reducing waste and protecting natural resources, which is why the music, artwork and paperwork will all be digital. During the making of the original album, Mijk chose to construct the tracks in a fashion that would make it easy to glue them together in the mastering studio. Remember, this was the MIDI age, when hard disk recording was still unbelievably rare and expensive. His studio was only a mere collection of old and cheap gear from the second-hand shop, MIDI-controlled by an Atari. As a result of this intensive production method, most of the original tracks on the CD album had no proper start or ending. Mijk has personally edited all tracks for this 2010 re-release to let each of them stand on their own feet. Afreuropamericasiaustralica is released on the 27th of August. Get it on WhatPeoplePlay, and other webstores. Tracklisting: Microglobe – Afreuropamericasiaustralica 01. Berlin Entrance 02. What Is Space 03. Ambition 04. Timeout 05. Environ-Mentality (Act 3) 06. Change Within 07. The Gap 08. Trust 09. Fear Of The Unknown 10. Culture Clash 11. Home 12. All Our Colours 13. Afreuropamericasiaustraica 14. The Good Earth 15. High On Hope (reprise) The re-release of Mijk’s first album also marks the launch of his first label ‚Environ-Mental Recordings‘, which is dedicated to reduce all possible waste of natural resources. That‘s why we ‚change within‘ and go all digital for the first time with the music, artwork and paperwork, to show our ‚ambition‘ to preserve our planet „Afreuropamericasiaustralica“. Stay tuned for more to...read more
Environ-Mental Recordings is a label from German techno producer Mijk van Dijk, also known as Microglobe. The label is designed to be a platform for digitally re-mastered 90s gems, which were only available as the physical copies on the MFS Berlin label in the 90s. Timeless music for the next generation freshly squeezed and re-mastered! Available at Beatport and...read more
My first mijkfunk Liveset. No funky house or funky techno. I call it NuFunk. Live and direct and soon out on my forthcoming label. Stay tuned and don’t touch that dial!!!! 🙂If you missed it at Maria, here’s the original recording. Enjoy a different taste of...read more
It’s been almost 7 years since the last offering of remixes for the Marmion classic “Schöneberg”, produced by Marcos Lopez & Mijk van Dijk back in 1993. We think it was worth the wait since the new versions by no other than DJ Hell, Abe Duque,Donnacha Costello, Chaim, Roberto Rodriguez and Sebastian Krieg & Strobe. Available at all major downloadstores like Beatport and also on vinyl. You may also wanna check the never-released official video featuring Marcos and Mijk strolling around the district Schöneberg in...read more
Yesterday night was special: again I co-produced music for a Michael Michalsky event at the Berlin Fashion Week together with DJ Hell, like the last 3 Michalsky shows before. Just this time, at the Michalsky Style Night at Tempodrom I also produced and performed the complete music for one of the invitees, Hardy Blechman’s label Maharishi in my own right. The Michalsky StyleNite has become an institution of the Berlin Fashion Week. Michael Michalsky chooses extra-ordinary locations and composes a complete evening event, not just showing his own fashion range but also giving young designers an opportunity that he discovered and believes in. Maharishi is a fashion streetwear label from London founded and run by Hardy Blechman. The motto is Pacifist Military Design. This might sound like a contradiction to some, but fits perfectly with my experiences of “Camo-Raving” during the early Techno days, when we were wearing camouflage clothes at Tresor club and my Bash Records fellow producer DJ Tanith was the hero of all “camo ravers”. Hardy Blechman’s vision for his Spring/ Summer 2011 collection were pictures of British soldiers in the Sahara desert during World War 1. Marching in with their ordinary uniforms, they slowly adopted to Bedouin clothing due to the extreme conditions of the desert. Due to the lack of water they had to stop shaving and grow beards and naturally developed a cool look mixed of military and native Bedouin elements, essentially the elements that Maharishi is famous for. I discussed my soundtrack to that show with Mr. Blechman via e-mail and telephone in every detail and it would start with harsh almost war-like sounds, becoming more peaceful and contemplative until the music finally cheers up like an oasis with water, palms and party. I was lucky that Mr. Blechman is in very close contact with Richard Russell, the head of XL Recordings who would supply me with a lot of released and unreleased material by Gil Scott-Heron, The XX and fresh upcoming label Young Turks. I used snippets and loops of songs to create a dense atmosphere which unfolds in The The’s epic track Giant at the end of the show. After Maharishi, Hell performed the soundtrack for the presentation of master Michalsky himself, that we had pre-produced in my Deerpark studio with the motto “Hollywood & Glamour”. After the main presentation, Michalsky also showed his costume designs for the Friedrichstadt Palast show YMA. And later on the Aftershowparty, DJ Hell would spin records, while OMD (Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark) made a comeback performance. Here’s the complete video of the Maharishi Presentation at the Michalsky Style Night. Also available on YouTube. And this is the soundtrack on my Soundcloud. Enjoy! Oh, do I hear you scream “PLAYLIST”? Well, here U go: 1. Gil Scott-Heron – Where Did The Night Go 2. The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth 3. Mijk’s Magic Marble Box – Winter (Waiting For The Dawn) 4. Portishead – Machine Gun 6. David Bowie – The Heart’s Filthy Lesson 7. The XX – Night Time 8. The XX – Shelter 9. The XX – Fantasy 10.Fresh Touch – Bedouin1 11.Fresh Touch – Bedouin5 12.The The – Giant P.S.: Very happy that I met old school buddy Ali Kepenek at the Aftershowparty between all the other celebrities. Ali used to work as a photographer and bouncer...read more
The Chænge is a dynamic NuFunk duo from Germany. Singer and keyboarder Florian Schirmacher is recently getting all deserved attention for his vocal-and-production work in projects like Wareika, Federleicht, Hatikvah, Glowing Glisses and Prime Origin, resulting in releases on labels such as Soma, Cadenza, Perlon, Cocoon, Connaisseur, liebe*detail and his very own Formresonance just to name a few. The Chænge is the most funky platform for his characteristic soulful voice. Computer wizard and Bassplayer Mijk van Dijk is no stranger to the scene neither. Having released all sorts of electronic dance music since 1990 and having travelled the “microglobe” as a DJ, he never forgot his musical roots which are 80s funk music. So he picked up the bass again, started his NuFunk project mijkfunk and his label nuFunkFiles. Their first single “Love Devotion/ Tiger Map” released in January 2010 on David Carretta’s Space Factory label from France was the perfect debut for their original NuFunk sound. Now they release their first album on Florian’s label FormResonance. All songs written, produced & performed by Florian Schirmacher & Mijk van Dijk, except „The Dance Electric“, written by no other than Prince. What the DJs say: Radio – NOICE! – Harry Ruffner its like Funk electronica… with w Nice Hybrid of sounds… I especially like the way you did some classy vocals on the Rebellion Track. Sergey a.m. (Propaganda Moscow) nice =) tiger map so cool! Journalist: Michel Leuffen (Groove, Prinz, Piranha) geil endlich mal einer mit hall auf den drums. Damn funked white analogue soul wave! Fein!!! Tom Wax Funky! 8-)) Radio – The Freaks Radio Show (Greece) Great ep. All the tracks are great. Black Jack is the best for me DJ: Terry WHAT A RICH AND PROLIFIC ALBUM!!!! Radio – Diversions, CHRY.FM Toronto great vocals and introspective feel on these – black jack is fave G.DIGGER COOL! Radio – Ibiza Sonica/ Carlos Mateo Villarreal Great Albuuum!!!! It’s wonderful. Thanks a lot for send me. Support. voices-records.de awesome…loves this album…the cover version of Dance Electric is wicked!!! Matt Star City of Love is so cool JC Freaks great album all the way through That’s what WPP say: After the preliminary release of the single “Love Devotion” on David Carrettas French label Space Factory now follows the debut album by THE CHAENGE! Funk is back? – it’s never been gone. This is what Florian Schirmacher and Mijk van Dijk are presenting. Mijk “The Legendary” van Dijk has set the bar in the Techno scene since the early 90’s. He was one of the first European artist in Japan and still follows and promotes his philosophy of thinking and acting without borders. Probably only a few people know that he was a bass player in a Funk band before he started his career in Techno. The funk strikes back! Florian “The Voice” Schirmacher is producer and singer of Wareika, Federleicht, Hatikvah, Here Today , and of course THE CHAENGE. His approach to build up musical projects together with other artists sets yardsticks when it comes to the question how to define a band. He is rightly regarded as an exceptional figure in the current club culture, with an instinct that always hits the mark precisely. Catharina Behr is next to the guys live on stage and acts as drummer. Past –...read more