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
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.
Here is finally the August episode of my radio show music 4 the microglobe. This is episode 41, syndicated to BLN.fm with German presentation and cuebase.fm and XLTRAX in English presentation. This time featuring new tracks and remixes by The Glitz, Rick Wade, Todd Terje, Dixon, Dre, Ninetoes, Echonomist & Thodoris Triantafillou, Booka Shade, Hunter/Game, dubspeeka, Lauhaus, Joyce Muniz feat. Kat Vinder, ANNA, Chymera, Britta Arnold & Unders, Jamie Anderson, Tim Engelhardt and Einmusik. As always in the mix and soon also on demand on Mixcloud and Hearthis, with or without presention. Enjoy! Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix August 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on August 18th 2016 PLAYLIST: 1. The Glitz – Yes Karma (Rick Wade Groove Chamber Remix) – Voltage Music 2. Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Dixon Remix) – Olsen Records 3. Dre – 6am Success – Dazed & Confused 4. Ninetoes – Lay Down – Saved 5. Echonomist & Thodoris Triantafillou – Comodia – Connaisseur 6. Booka Shade – In White Rooms (Hunter/Game Remix) – Blaufield 7. dubspeeka – P1dC5 (Tension Edit) – Skeleton 8. Lauhaus – Dyson Dub – OFF Recordings 9. Joyce Muniz feat. Kat Vinder – Cover Me Up (ANNA Remix) – Exploited 10. Chymera – Episode – Cocoon 11. Britta Arnold & Unders – Natural Striptease – Katermukke 12. Jamie Anderson – Nubu – Flash Rec 13. Tim Engelhardt – Trust – Einmusika 14. Einmusik – Thrust – Katermukke More infos and playlists here: http://microglobe.de/radio/m4tm (Picture: excerpt from cover: BT6 Part 1 Compilation, Connaisseur Records, 2016) Showtimes on Thursday August 18th 2016: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h...read more
Happy to present the July episode of my radio show music 4 the microglobe- This is already episode 40 and will be syndicated to BLN.fm with German presentation and cuebase.fm and XLTRAX in English presentation. I needed to pick some soothing music first, due to all the scary things happening right now. Like a good friend put it lately: Planet Earth needs to chill out. So let me give you new tracks and remixes by REAL!ST, Peter Pardeike, Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moon, Kölsch, Steve Nash, Einmusik, Superstrobe feat. Paula P’Cay, Julian Jeweil, Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann, Johannes Heil, Moderat, Tale Of Us , Gabriel Ananda, Joyce Muniz feat. ENEQUIST, Takkyu Ishino, Noir, Luca Bacchetti, Yotto, Nils Frahm & Woodkid. As always in the mix and soon also on demand on Mixcloud and Hearthis, with or without presention. Enjoy! Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix July 2016English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on July 18th 2016PLAYLIST: 1. REAL!ST – Warm Welcome – Mukke 2. Peter Pardeike – Nero – Connaisseur 3. Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Trouble At The Séance (Kölsch Remix) – Crosstown Rebels 4. Steve Nash – Taubenhaucher – Kling Klong 5. Einmusik – Milky Way – Einmusika 6. Superstrobe feat. Paula P’Cay – Our Love – Neuhain 7. Julian Jeweil – Orbit – Elvate 8. Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Fuego (Julian Jeweil Remix) – Senso Sound 9. Johannes Heil – By Night Part Four – Odd Even 10. Moderat – Running (Tale Of Us Remix) – Moderat Remix 11. Gabriel Ananda – The Little Creek Behind The House – Soulful Techno 12. Joyce Muniz feat. ENEQUIST – Daydreaming – Exploited 13. Takkyu Ishino – Fetish – Kioon/Sony 14. Noir – Lumière Sombre (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix) – Noir Music 15. Yotto – The Owls – Anjunadeep 16. Nils Frahm & Woodkid – Winter Morning I – Erased Tapes Recordings More infos and playlists here: http://microglobe.de/radio/m4tm (Foto: cover – Takkyu Ishino – Lunatique, Kioon/Sony, 2016) Showtimes on Thursday July 21st 2016: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h...read more
Last week on June 15th I played a special vinyl DJ set for the presentation of the brandnew and very limited Technics SL-1200 GAE turntable at Kisuna Arts & Records Pop Up Shop in Berlin-Mitte, actually also using it in my set. For those of you who could not come there, HERE‘s a link to the video streaming of my set. I also took the opportunity to write a feature on the new 1200 turntable for German musician’s web portal Bonedo, that you can find HERE! My 50 cent of thoughts about the new flagship model, and why it is so expensive and yet so good. Only in German language, sorry. Wanna “see” (and hear) the other DJ sets by the likes of DJ Jauche, DJ Clé, Phaser, Jürgen von Knoblauch or DJ Valis? Music is an international language. Check em all out HERE! And did I hear somebody shout “Playlist”? Here it is: Playlist Mijk van Dijk @ Kisuna Art & Records Pop Up Shop Berlin, 15. Juni 2016 Soundcheck: 0. Hazel B – Skating On Thin Ice – Human Records Main Set: 1. Hazel B – Winter – Human Records 2. Mijk’s Magic Marble Box – Tokyo Underground – Superstition 3. Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix) – Hedonism 4. Konstantin Sibold – Leif – Caramelo 5. Sound Of K – Silvery Sounds – F-Communication 6. Elbee Bad – New Age House (Berlin City Remix) – Gigolo 7. Mr. G – The Thin Blue Line – Cabin Fever Trax 8. Vincenzo – The Way Of Thinking – Dessous 9. Bobby Konders – Let There Be House – Nu Groove 10. Aril Birkha – Groove La Chord – Transmat 11. Round One – I’m Your Brother (Edit) – Main Street Records 12. K-Jim & Y-Bot – Summer And You (Vincenzo Remix) – Grand Casino 13. Round One – I’m Your Brother (Club Mix) – Main Street Records 14. Envoy – Move On (Full String Mix) – Soma 15. Elbee Bad – True Story Of House Music (Tech House Dub) – Gigolo 16. Marshall Jefferson presents Truth – Open Your Eyed (Spiritual Mix) – FFRR 17. Vincenzo – At Throb – Dessous 18. Unknown – A Wanderer in Schöneberg – white 19. House Syndicate – Jam The Mace – Dope Wax 20. Girls On Top – I Wanna Dance With Numbers – What Goes Around BTW: one of the first records I played was my very own Tokyo Trax EP from 1995, not the obvious faster tracks, but the chilled-out 115 bpm jam “Tokyo Underground”. Still brings back so much memories of my first trip to Japan. You can read more about that HERE in English and HERE in Japanese. P.S.: Note the yummy ENTER Sake in the background on the top...read more
Football fever and terror threats, should we cheer or should we cry? Mijk van Dijk gives you music 4 the micro globe, music for all people, regardless of nation, race, religion or sexual orientation. Deep, profound, sentimental and powerful and as usual “in the mix”. Tune in to BLN.fm today at 18:00h for German and to cuebase-fm today at 21:00h for English presentation. This time with new tracks and remixes by Hiroshi Watanabe, Yotam Avni, Melokolektiv, Claptone, Technasia, youANDme & Brothers’ Vibe, DJ T., Aril Brikha & Chymera, KNIPP, Tiger Tooth, Solee, Luca Bacchetti, Coba, Peaches, Lauren Flax, Gregor Tresher, Charlotte de Witte, Florian Rietze, Booka Shade and Nils Frahm. Love football, love planet earth, love it’s people : we are the microglobe. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix June 2016English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on June 16th 2016PLAYLIST: 1. Yotam Avni – Pentimento – Rebirth 2. Melokolektiv – Petrichor – OFF Recordings 3. Claptone feat. Nathan Nicholson – Heartbeat (Technasia Dub Remix) – Exploited 4. youANDme feat. Brothers’ Vibe – House Will Survive (DJ T. Remix) – Suara 5. Aril Brikha & Chymera – Nihari – Connaisseur 6. Hiroshi Watanabe – Aperture Synthesis – Transmat 7. KNIPP – ARE – Frequenza 1621 8. Tiger Tooth – Clementine (Extended Mix) – Baby Tooth 9. Solee – Ten (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix) – Parquet 10. Coba – Gotta Get Back Home – 17 Steps 11. Peaches – Pickles (Lauren Flax ‘Acid’ Remix) – Kartel 12. Gregor Tresher – Quiet Distortion – Break New Soil 13. Charlotte de Witte – Sehnsucht – Turbo 14. Florian Rietze – Easy – DIS Music 15. Booka Shade – Night Falls (Nils Frahm Rework) – Blaufield More infos and playlists here: http://microglobe.de/radio/m4tm (Foto: excerpt from cover – Hiroshi Watanabe – Multiverse – Transmat, 2016) Showtimes on Thursday June 16th 2016: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h...read more
My friend Peter C. Krell is hosting a vinyl records pop up shop at Kisuna Arts & Records Pop Up Shop in Berlin-Mitte this week. This is about the art of crate-digging, but also introducing the brand-new Technics SL-1200 GAE turntable, which has such a high price tag that it probably won’t be seen so often “in the wild”. Kisuna Japan Art Shop is a shop for traditional Japanese art, pottery, kimonos and is situated in Grosse Hamburger Strasse 19A in Berlin-Mitte. I will play a one-hour vinyl set today, on Wednesday June 15th from 17:00h alongside my buddy DJ Jauche aka Jack Flash aka Oli Marquardt of Machomovers fame. If you should happen to be around then, please pop into the pop up shop. I’m much looking forward to play with the new Technics turntable and will bring some of my favourite vinyls for a relaxed afternoon joint. The Technics turntable has the limited edition model number #000 (yes, three zeros). A very rare unit! The whole event is not only supported by Technics but also by Richie Hawtin’s Enter Sake brand. If you happen to be somewhere else, you can watch the live stream via Flimme. Like yesterday’s live stream with Radio Fritz’s very own André Langenfeld. Here’s the Facebook...read more
DJ Tomoya aka Reqterdrumer from Fukuoka runs Blue Arts Music, a label for Japanese techno. I already participated in 2015 with my remix for Tomoya’s track Torrent Of People. Now Blue Arts Music is releasing exclusive remixes of Version Of Reality by Hiroshi Watanabe and Hexaline by Frank Müller aka Beroshima from his acclaimed 2013 album Real To Reel. Remixers are high profile Japanese artists like Ken Ishii, A.Mochi, Sugiurumn, Reqterdrumer and Hiroshi Watanabe (who remixed Frank’s track) as well as John Beltran, Beroshima (who remixed Hiroshi’s track) and yours truly. On my remix I emphasized on the bell melody for a short break and tried to recreate the rich emotional feel of the original in a more minimalistic way. Whenever I play this in my DJ sets it gets a great response. Try it for yourself. Out on June...read more
Some of you might know that I originally moved to Berlin in the 80s to study at the Freie Universität Berlin to become a journalist. I wrote for music magazines like Network Press, !Hype, Cut and Frontpage, met and interviewed artists like De La Soul, Digital Underground, A Tribe Called Quest, Moby, Kevin Saunderson, 808 State, LFO, The Hypnotist, Todd Terry, to name but a few. In 1992 I did a radio show called House Arrest on Rockradio B, a short-lived youth radio station out of the ashes of DT64 that would soon become Radio Fritz of RBB. Then my music career just took over in 1992 and I became the DJ, live act and producer that you know since 24 years. I’m doing DJ radio again since a couple of years with my shows motherfunk and music 4 the microglobe. But apart from a few articles like this one about the early years of the Berlin Techno Scene I haven’t been writing officially ever since. Just here on my blog and on social media. I’m happy to say that I am writing again on a regular basis now, for musician’s web portal Bonedo, about DJ issues and in German language – I just feel so much more fluid and secure in my mother tongue. While some of my microglobe citizen friends from all over the world won’t be able to follow me on this part of my journey I hope that my German-speaking friends and fans will do so. My first article is online now and discusses DJing in Virtual Reality: the present, the past, the future. The past includes excursions into oldschoolish territory like Berlin’s The Brain Parties, Mindmachines and so on. In case you haven’t clicked on some of the embedded links already: >>> HERE <<< is my first article for Bonedo. Enjoy!...read more
Music 4 The Microglobe is back with presentation in German language on BLN.fm after a 3-months-break due to BLN.fm moving their studios. Mijk’s show will be aired as usual on every third Thursday of the month at 18:00h CET. This time Mijk presents new tracks and remixes by Echonomist, Alexander Koning, Andre Crom, Charlotte De Witte, Gregor Tresher, Xpress, Victor Ruiz, Citizen Kain & Kiko, Olderic & Peter Pardeike, Whitesquare, Len Faki & Regal, Tim Engelhardt, Der Dritte Raum, Dusty Kid, new tracks by Moderat (original and KiNK Remix and Mijk’s latest remix for Beroshima, out on Blue Arts Music from Japan. And as always, some famous last words: we are people and not nations, we are wonderful, each of us, because we all belong to this planet: we are the microglobe! Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix May 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on May 19th 2016 PLAYLIST: 1. Moderat – 90% Wasser – Monkeytown 2. Villanova – Divago (Echonomist Remix) – OFF Recordings 3. Alexander Koning – Chick A Go – Percep-Tion 4. Andre Crom – Jaunde (Charlotte De Witte Remix) – OFF Recordings 5. Gregor Tresher – Depend – Break New Soil 6. Gothic – Reims (Xpress Rework) – Gothic Romance 7. Oliver Huntemann – Magnet (Victor Ruiz Remix) – Senso Sounds 8. Citizen Kain & Kiko – Meantime (Part 1) – noir music 9. Olderic & Peter Pardeike – Connaisseur – Connaisseur 10. Whitesquare – Nightrain – Etruria Beat 11. Moderat – Running (KiNK Remix) – Monkeytown 12. Len Faki & Regal – The End – Figure 13. Tim Engelhardt – Nord – Ritter Butzke Studio Data 14. Der Dritte Raum – Bus Error – Der Dritte Raum Records 15. Beroshima – Hexaline (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Blue Arts Music 16. Dusty Kid – Arvéschida – Isolade More infos and playlists here: http://microglobe.de/radio/m4tm (Foto: excerpt from cover – Dusty Kid – Arvéschida EP – Isolade) Showtimes on Thursday May 19th 2016: BLN.fm (German presentation): 18:00h CET cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h...read more
Thunder & sunshine, night & day, music 4 the microglobe in April is as diverse as the April weather. With my favourite Techno tunes of the last month including tracks and remixes by Tominori Hosoya, Ejeca, Hot Lipps Inc., dubspeeka, Rob Hes, Cari Lekebusch, TKNO, Skudge, Andreas Pionty , Amelie Lens, Argy, Anna, Axel Karakasis, Carly Foxx, Der Dritte Raum, Hiroshi Watanabe, Beroshima and Underworld. Also introducing Mankind United, my next release on BluFin Records in conjunction with Rummy Sharma. Our latest EP contains 2 tracks, “Mankind United” and “Catpower” and has been conceived and produced again in Berlin and New Delhi. The EP is BluFin Records’ catalogue number 200 and has been released on April 8th. Get it on Beatport or your trusted web shop. Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix April 2016 English version as heard on cuebase-fm & XLTRAX on April 21st 2016 PLAYLIST: 1. Tominori Hosoya – Over The Sadness – MixxRecords 2. Distale – Ezx11 (Ejeca Remix) – Clap Your Hands 3. Hot Lipps Inc. – Come As You – Hot Lipps 4. dubspeeka – K130 – Last Night On Earth 5. Rob Hes – Embrace – Break New Soil 6. Cari Lekebusch – Octo – H-Productions 7. TKNO – I Call Her Emily – Dynamo Recordings 8. Catz ‘N Dogz feat. Tanika – Get It Right (Skudge Remix) – Pets Recordings 9. Gathaspar – The Lover Of Ursa Major (Andreas Pionty Remix) – Ponty Records 10. Amelie Lens – Oblivious – Lyase 11. Pascal FEOS – Like It Hot (Argy Remix) – These Days 12. Anna – Odd Behaviour – Terminal M 13. Axel Karakasis – Move On – Mudra Audio 14. Rummy Sharma & Mijk van Dijk – Mankind United – BluFin 15. Capulet feat. Robert Owens – Holding On (Carly Foxx Remix) – Stealth Records 16. Der Dritte Raum – Electric Friends – Der Dritte Raum Records 17. Hiroshi Watanabe – Version Of Reality (Beroshima Remix) – Blue Arts Music Showtimes on Thursday May 20th 2016: cuebase-fm (English presentation): 21:00h CET XLTRAX.com (English presentation): 23:00h EDT (Foto: Excerpt of Cover – Rummy Sharma & Mijk van Dijk – Mankind United EP – BluFin,...read more
I’m excited to announce my next release on BluFin Records from Cologne: the Mankind United EP, once again with my man from New Delhi Rummy Sharma and again conceived in both of our studios. This is BluFin catalogue number 200. While the flip side Catpower is inspired by a meoawing synth sound and Rummy’s and my love for cats, the title for the main track Mankind United is clearly chosen to shine a light in the darkness of these days, where humanity and common sense have become very fragile again. Instead of fighting each others in the gutter of society, we the people of the microglobe should rather be united to face the challenges of a future like environmental pollution, xenophobia and violent conflicts that are being pressed on us in the name of nationalism, cold economic rationalism and fanatic religious beliefs. Musically, this track like some others that I’ll be releasing in the first half of 2016 marks my regained interest in harder Techno and although that specific sound of my faithful Devilfish-303 may ring an old school bell in some of you, it’s the dense and slightly disharmonic atmosphere that I love most about this track. I have played „Mankind United“ to enthusiastic crowds already and I hope that you guys will love it too. Get it at Beatport or your favourite webshop. First DJ feedback is enthusiastic too. Thank you! Kaiser Souzai: Amazing EP! Mankind United is a banger! Full support! Rating: 5/5 Wollion: Klarer Hit!!! 🙂 Rating: 5/5 Harry Avers: Excellent! Mankind United is really awesome. Rating: 5/5 Update: I just noticed still videos on MyVideo. Click here for Mankind United and...read more