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Mijk van Dijk is a DJ, Liveact, Producer and Remixer from Berlin, Germany since 1990.
Purveyor of Techno, House and NuFunk.
This website is his virtual microglobe consisting of all the different colours that Mijk has to offer, for all the different colours out there on our maxiglobe. Hope you “like” it (*hint*)…..

Remixing Family Grooves

The second remix that I finished over the Easter holidays is again for Family Grooves, the friendly little label from the European neighboorhood, namely Trogir/ Croatia, a beautiful medieval small town nearby Split, right at the magnificent Dalmatian coast. Izabela send me “make U Happy”, the debut track by Anas A & Dumming Dum and asked how I like it and how my remix might sound like. I liked so many ingredients of the original that remixing this was a breeze. This should be soon out on Family Grooves and I will post a Soundcloud link as soon as I
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Remixing Billie Ray Martin

Just back from my exciting tour in Vietnam (travel report soon!) I was right back in the studio again to finish 2 remixes in time.
Remix number one is for the amazing Billie Ray Martin, whom I admire since I saw her perform with her Berlin bands “Billie & The Deep” and “Idiot Cards” back in the late 80s. She left Berlin for London, to sing and perform with S’Express and Electribe 101 and is truely one of the few true divas of electronic music.
Now she is again a confessing Schöneberger and I am more than happy to finally
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motherfunk #42 – Famous Last Words

So here it is: the final episode of motherfunk, my monthly Funk radio show on BLN.fm. For the farewell show I uncover the mystery of the music used for the motherfunk intro and outro jingles. Of course I could not resist to play some Level 42 in this 42nd show and to read from „The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy“ about the answer to the question of the meaning of life, the universe and everything else.
Unfortunately, there is once again a tribute to a Funk hero: on April 1st Frankie Knuckles dies, the Godfather of House. He was a
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Meet The Artists

… of Hanoi SoundStuff Festival at Goethe Institute Hanoi on Thursday June 10th 2014, 7pm.
While I am on my way to Vietnam, I am looking forward to meet the other artists and YOU.
Later I shall play at the rooftop party.
So come there and let’s get ready for the festival together.
Of course there is a Facebook event as well.
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội
Tel.: +84 4 37342251
 
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MySpace Memories

…are revived every once in a while, when MySpace sends love letters to make you revisit your old page.  I particularly liked this one, pictures from my one and only mijkfunk Live gig at Maria Club (now MAGDAlena) in Berlin.BTW, here’s the original post to that gig.
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Vietnam Calling

I am excited to announce to play in  Vietnam on April 11th, 12th and 13th.
I’m gonna play the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2014 together with Good Guy Mikesh, Micachu, Joakim, Benjamin Schoos and I am looking forward to exciting music, surprising experiences and great food, like on my last visit to Hanoi in December 2009. Keep an eye on this page for further news and posts.
More info >>HERE<<!
yours Mijk van Dijk
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Musikmesse Frankfurt 2014

From March 12th to 15th, Frankfurt again hosted the Musikmesse and I went there with Dr. Walker and a mission: check out new gear and promote Liquid Sky Berlin’s Psychedelic Kitchen TV. Here’s what I felt about some of the new great stuff presented there.
Roland
After all the discussions on Facebook and Twitter, I was super-interested  in the new Roland AIRA series. Apart from their own Roland/ Boss booth, they also showed the AIRAs on a dedicated AIRA booth. Looks like Roland will define the AIRA family as it’s own product class. So far they showed a drum machine
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DAFTY Days

It’s DAFTY days in my studio in Berlin-Schöneberg. Just recently I co-produced a track with them for Oiran Music, the new Japanese label established by Venus, the owner of Oiran, my favourite bar in Tokyo. It’s called “Oiran-dochu” and is a celebration of going out, meeting people, having fun.
The lyrics have been written by Venus and the song should be out in Japan before summer 2014.
And now I just finished my remix for DAFTYs single “Sushi Train”.
What? You haven’t heard about DAFTY yet?
Now let me change that!
DAFTY are Vivi and Mimi from Tokyo/ Japan. They  
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Mijk van Dijk in Japan, October 2013 (personal review)

After my wonderful live performance at WIRE13, I was back for a couple of DJ gigs to Japan at the end of October. After many years I came back to Okinawa on October 26th for club Central. By the time I flew to the most southern island of Japan, it was still uncertain if we could land in Naha or had to be redirected to Kobe, due to typhoon #27, which luckily changed direction and moved from the Okinawa coast out to the open sea.
But the still stormy rain made sightseeing merely impossible. Just before my show then I
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Time4Tale – I Don’t Care (Mijk van Dijk Remix) – Family Grooves

I know Izabela & Silvio Hrabar already for many years. Me and Silvio (who was known as DJ dB back then) already played together on my first tour to Croatia in July 1999. Since then I DJ-ed quite often in and around their beautiful hometown Trogir (close to Split). When they launched their first own label Family Grooves earlier in 2013, I was more than interested to hear their eclectic mix of House, Techno and even Tech Funk. Izabela & Silvio in reverse had already followed my passion for Boogie and so when they send me the demo of their
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Decade: 10 years after 10 years of Superstition

“It was 10 years ago today, Tobias Lampe told Mijk van Dijk to play…”
Well, of course this is not about Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, it’s about 10 years after 10 years of Superstition.
10 years ago, Superstition released their final compilation, mixed and mashed-up by Mijk van Dijk in a unique “Bastard Pop goes Techno” approach.
Launched in 1993, Superstition Recordings quickly became one of the most influential early Techno labels out of Germany. One of their highlight release, was the 10th anniversary album ‘Decade – The Mix’ which showcases their most essential und influential tracks by
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Der Klang der Familie – English chapter online

Some of you probably know the book “Der Klang der Familie“, named after the famous track by 3Phase feat. Dr. Motte.
It’s an oral history of the first years of Techno in Berlin, compiled and written by Felix Denk and Sven von Thülen (of Zander VT fame) out of probably hundreds of interviews they did with witnesses of those, including yours sincerely.
I heard from a lot of my friends and fans who can’t read German, that they would love to read a translated version. I just noticed that there is a translated chapter about famous Tresor Club online at
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