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.
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. I was much inspired by the beautiful dub excursions that our LSB family member Twin Peetz played at the Ambient Jam Session one night before at Maze Berlin. If you like to rock easy through dusty clouds of Dub Tech, this mix is for you. Mijk van Dijk’s Dusty Dub Mix for Liquid Sky Berlin presentzzz, April 14th, 2017 Playlist: 1. Heavenchord – The Mist – hello strange 2. Akiko Kiyama – Take Your Skeleton In The Closet – 31337 Records 3. Maurizio – Domina (Maurizo Mix Edit) – M3 4. TJ Kong & Eric de Man – L’Enfant Terrible (Roberto Dub) – Arthouse 5. Jakob Kranhold – Trial & Error – Gastspiel Records 6. Roberto – Calling Card – Be As One 7. Quadrant – Q1.1/I – Basic Channel 8. Cari Lekebusch – The Naked Truth 2 – 9. D. Diggler – Klartraum (Deep Remix) 10. Seek One – Barac – Lauter Unfug Music 11. Len Faki – Street Dub – Figure 12. Heavenchord – On The Edge Of Silence – hello strange 13. Dense & Pika – Crackling – Hotflush Recordings 14. Quadrant – Infinition – Planet E 15. Heavenchord – Echo On The Empty Street – Gastspiel...read more
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. Lots of classics from 1992 to 1994 that fit so well in 2017. Hope you enjoy this as much as my “When 303s Are Dreaming”-Mix. 😉 Mijk van Dijk – LSBprsntzzz Ambient Mix Playlist: 1. The Irresistible Force – Space Is The Place (Wrong Speed Mix) – Rising High 2. The Future Sound Of London – Cascade Part 4 – Virgin 3. Caustic Window – On The Romance Tip – Joyrex 4. Redcell – Paradroid – B12 Records 5. Beaumont Hannant – Couton – General Production Recordings 6. Luke Slater’s 7th Plaim – Seeing Sense – General Production Recordings 7. Aphex Twin – Analogue Ballebath – Mighty Force 8. Autechre – Lowride – Warp 9. As One – You who Never Arrived – Warp 10. AFX – Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3.1 – Untitled AB3 CD-#8 11. The Irresistible Force – Flying High – Rising...read more
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”. The Roland TB-303 is without a doubt one of the most influential bass-synths of all times and still a mainstay in my productions and has a special place in my heart. So I embraced the idea, when Dr. Walker requested a DJ-Mix for the 03.03.2017, the “303-Day”. My focus was on “dreamy 303” sounds. Some tracks are absolute classics, some are very unknown, some are played at unusual speeds, thanks to Traktor DJ Software. Can you feel it? When 303s Are Dreaming DJ-Mix by Mijk van Dijk for Liquid Sky Berlin presentzzzz, 03.03.2017 Playlist 1. ADSX, Sense & Dr. Walker – Tanz der Lemminge 27 2. Omsk Information vs. Dr. Walker – Case In Point 3. Neufeld – Rollfeld 4. Hardfloor – Spook & Spell [slow version] 5. 808 State – Flow Koma 4. Choice – Acid Eiffel 7. Madonna 303 – I Love You More Than Sex Can Say (Tribal Jam Mix) 8. Larry Heard presents Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare 9. 808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Acid Dub) 10. 808 State – Compulsion 11. Danny Daze – Silicon (Ambivalent Remix) 12. Mijk van Dijk – Chasing Ghosts 13. Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweekin’ Acid Funk) 14. Tigerskin – Happy Birthday 303 Like what you hear? Want more of this? Then switch on your Berlin radio tonight from midnight to 6 am and tune in on 91,00 FM. Or route your web browser to the Alex Berlin Livestream. I’ll be live on air at ALEX Berlin with Dr Walker / Asbest and a few other gentlemen to play chilled and leftfield electronica and talk about subjects like the forthcoming Superbooth synth fair. Guests are: Andreas Schneider / #superbooth / #schneidersladen Cem Oral aka #jamminunit Jason. Sloan & Erik Spangler / Maryland Institute College of Art Mark – Maze #kreuzberg On the mic: Mijk van Dijk & Dr Walker / Asbest Doooooooont miss it,...read more
In 2008 the fine documentation “We Call It Techno” was released on DVD. It was to my knowledge the first proper documentation of it’s kind with many to follow.It included a lot of video footage from a time, when there were no smartphones with cameras yet and most of us were too busy partying anyway, so that nobody really filmed much. I posted about this DVD already back in 2008. That DVD is long sold out. Today’s news is, that it’s now online on Vimeo, uploaded by the friendly people of Sense Media themselves, for your viewing pleasure. Ain’t that grand? So if you really wanna know about the origins of Techno in Germany and especially Berlin: don’t look any further. WE CALL IT TECHNO! from Sense Music & Media GmbH on...read more
I’m happy to come back to Salon zur Wilden Renate for a DJ set at Metro, together with Frank Muller aka Beroshima and Alex Cliche at Schwarzer Raum on Saturday, February 25th 2017. After my spontaneous B2B set with Frank at Ralph Ballschuh’s birthday this January (see photo by Bendeg), I’m even more looking forward to this event. Metro is Michal Ziętara‘s party series. He also repaired my UDG-DJ trolley in his famous DJ-Trolley Pitstop Station. Very much recommended! I will try to take all the love from last Saturday’s Old School Tekknozid Party and transform it into a DJ set with my latest promos and productions. Hope to see you around! Facebook Link Resident Advisor Link Other DJs of the night are: GRÜNER RAUM: hosted by Hinterhof Bar Basel Timnah Sommerfeldt /// hinterhof, home Jamie Shar /// hinterhof basel Liebkind /// hinterhof ROTER RAUM: Homeboy /// house is ok, burek Tom Select /// lärm, girls and mathematics AMIN /// leveldva ABSINTHE: DJ Sonar /// format...read more
I just discovered this nice preview for my DJ gig at Salon zur Wilden Renate together with Frank Muller aka Beroshima and Alex Cliche on Saturday, February 25th 2017. Check out the online article by Freshguide >>HERE<<. The photo was shot by Gra-chan on location in Tokyo during my last Japan tour. No photo montage. 😉 Metro /w. Beroshima, Mijk van Dijk, Alex Cliché & more Salon – Zur wilden Renate, Alt-Stralau 70, 10245 Berlin 25.02.2017 Lineup: SCHWARZER RAUM: Frank Muller aka Beroshima /// muller, soma Mijk van Dijk /// microglobe Alex Cliche /// glow GRÜNER RAUM: hosted by Hinterhof Bar Basel Timnah Sommerfeldt /// hinterhof, home Jamie Shar /// hinterhof basel Liebkind /// hinterhof ROTER RAUM: Homeboy /// house is ok, burek Tom Select /// lärm, girls and mathematics AMIN /// leveldva ABSINTHE: DJ Sonar /// format...read more
I played live at the Old School Party Tekknozid last Saturday. So much love, so much sweat, it was just great! Thanks to Tekknozid head honcho Wolle XDP, for whom I played already almost 25 years ago at Wizzzard and Tekknozid X. A big thank you also to the DJs Tanith, Olivier Abbeloos, ED2000 and everyone at super-packed Club Griessmühle, you really made my night. Many of you asked for a recording of my set and here it is, live from my stagemixer. Unfortunately my microphone created heavy feedback so that I refrained from using it and could not perform with vocals just as I planned it. Next time, baby! 😉 I hope you enjoy my live set. Only tracks from my first EPs as LoopZone or 9-10-Boy with Tanith and some unreleased tracks with samples from the attic (aka floppy discs). Mijk van Dijk live at Tekknozid, 18.02.2017 I’m waiting for more pictures to come in. In the meantime here’s some video footage for you, thanks to René Meier. You can hear and see my LoopZone tunes Sex Machine Man, Natural High and Home Is Where The Hartcore Is, played live and direct, with sampler, sequencers and drum machines. No laptop! Mijk van Dijk playing LoopZone...read more
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 Wizzzard-Party at Quartier (which is now Wintergarten) on February 29th 1992 wasn’t exactly a Tekknozid Party, but organised by Tekknozid head honcho Wolle XDP. DJs were Jonzon and Tekknozd resident Roland BPM. I played live as LoopZone with my partner in crime Hannes Talirz, all live, all improvising, all energizzzing. Back then there were no laptops yet, so we used drum machines, synths, hardware sequencer and hardware samplers to play hardware Techno. This time again, I’m bringing no laptop, but only hardware machines and will probably play one of my harder sets, only playing tunes from very early 90s and of course a lot of jamming around with the machines and with YOU. It’s gonna be hard, it’s gonna be justified and it’s gonna be ancient. My fellow DJs will be Olivier Abbeloos & MC Zeno (T99, Quadrophonia/Belgium), DJ Tanith & Wolle Xdp (TEKKNOZID Residents) and Terri Belle & DJ Clé (Planet/Washing Machine) . Chill Out Area by Ed2000 (Interference). It wouldn’t be Tekknozid if there wasn’t the legendary “Magic Bassline” provided by Kirsch Audio Sound System, the Oldschool Laser Inferno and the Tekknozid Strobo Hell. Facebook Link This is the classic flyer from...read more
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. Omsk Information reconstructs the original song with thumping drums and fat bass. Together with LSB head honcho Dr. Walker he also created a deeper dub version. Ambient Master Sense from Melbourne/ Australia grounds his typical dense soundscapes with surprisingly swinging beats. André Fischer aka ADSX takes Jette’s tender vocals on a 12-minute journey through cosmic rhythmical reverb spaces. Lose yourself in this remix. Finally there’s an edit of Omsk Information’s phat remix in radio-friendly length. Out now on many major download stores like iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Juno...read more
I took part at Musotalk Stammtisch today, a live video conference hosted by my friend Non Eric of Lunatec fame. Eric, who had also created a great remix of Marmion‘s track Best Regards is hosting a talk about musical instruments, industry developments and basically full-on spec wars! Expect some super-nerdy Fachsimpelei here. The talk revolves around the revival of the turntable in the record booth, Stem Mastering and the connections between DJ work and studio production. With me were Non Eric, Stephan Bobinger and Kai Schwirzke. If you missed the live stream, here’s the...read more