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Mijk van Dijk DJ Charts April 2015

Mijk van Dijk DJ Charts April 2015

1. Green Velvet & Carl Craig - So What - Relief Recordings 2. Sasha - Vapourspace - Last Night On Earth 3. Meggy, Paskal & Urban Absolutes - Baby Love - Suol 4. Awoke - Untitled 2843 - Fresh Meat 5. Daniel Steinberg - Lonely - Arms & Legs 6. Lydia...

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All Together Now – In The Name Of Love

All Together Now – In The Name Of Love

Like that last Friday in March, again we're gonna celebrate at Neu West Berlin on 4 floors on 3 storeys with many DJs and Live Acts. studio r° and Liquid Sky Berlin will provide their own floors, bars and artistic friends and Neu West Berlin will be buzzing once...

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Phono Club, April 3rd 2015

Phono Club, April 3rd 2015

Remember Moving Schöneberg? That sweet little party in the heart of my Berlin home district Schöneberg, where DJs switched bars in a round-robin-style to bring some party atmosphere back to the district that started Acid House and so much more in Westberlin? One of...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 6

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 6

Great news: Neu West Berlin will keep going. Just when we thought it's all over, we got extra time until the end of May. Or maybe even longer? Who knows? We take the chance and continue to dance. And we love the traction that Neu West Berlin has finally got. Last...

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Mijk van Dijk DJ Charts March 2015

Mijk van Dijk DJ Charts March 2015

1. Howling - Signs (Rodhad Remix) - Monkeytown Records 2. Solee & Boss Axis - Still Here (Solee Club Edit ) - Parquet 3. Mark Henning - Swingers - Poker Flat 4. Atelier Francesco - Akaino (Few Nolder Remix) - BOSO 5. Robert Babicz - Black Lion - Babiczstyle 6. The...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 5

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 5

Today we expect HELL at Neu West Berlin. DJ HELL!! What can we say about the man that has not been said yet? Maybe check some of my earlier productions with Hell for your personal warm-up, like Herz or Phobia Remix. I can assure you, it's gonna be hot as Hell in Neu...

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Music 4 The Micro­globe #24 — March 2015

Music 4 The Micro­globe #24 — March 2015

Many many new albums by Clemens Neufeld, Oliver Schories, The Glitz,and a fantastic cover version of a Frankie Knuckles classic are the highlights of the latest music 4 the microglobe. Trippy House & Techno Tracks presented by a sniffy Mijk van Dijk, and as always...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 4

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 4

Nobody has the intention to celebrate a party. Nobody is us, Neu West Berlin. This Saturday March 14th we will dig our basement deeper with the deepest House music available in Germany. Deep House has almost become a four-letter word now, often mistaken for that...

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AMA Tuesday at Tanith’s website

AMA Tuesday at Tanith’s website

AMA's (Ask Me Anything) seem to be very much en-vogue these days. Edward Snowden recently did one on reddit, US-pres Barack Obama did it  and last Tuesday Tanith invited me to an AMA on his website. You guys asked a lot of interesting questions and you can all read it...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 3

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 3

And it goes on and on until the break of, well... the end is nigh! So put on your dancing shoes and dance away the blues at Neu West Berlin. This Saturday our main pleasure consultant will be the legendary Billie Ray Martin. The most-soulful voice in House music will...

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R.I.P. William Röttger

R.I.P. William Röttger

When I checked the social network back from my DJ gig at Weberknecht in Vienna yesterday night, I immediately stumbled over that sad news: Low Spirit Recordings and Mayday founder William Röttger has succumbed to cancer yesterday at a way too early age of 66. His name...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 2

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 2

Neu West Berlin takes flight again on February 27th: it's Destination India. If you just think Bollywood or Goa: think again and become converted by India's Techno DJ #1 Mr. Rummy Sharma. He will take us through all the sounds and motions of his musical universe this...

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Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 1

Grenzöffnungstage in Neu West Berlin Part 1

The Neu West Berlin adventure continues tonight. This weekend we will take  you a wonderful journey through sounds and motions and all around the world. Today, Friday February 20th it's gonna be all Kampai and Kombanwa, since we will host 3 great Japanese artists in...

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Music 4 The Micro­globe #23 — February 2015

Music 4 The Micro­globe #23 — February 2015

He just earned the Grammy Award in the category "Best Dance/ Electronic Album" for his long awaited long player Syro released on Warp against such competition as Deadmau5, Little Dragon, Mat Zo, Röyksopp and Robyn. A couple of weeks ago he released 110  unreleased...

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Neu West Berlin

Neu West Berlin

Welcome to Neu West Berlin. A place in the East of Berlin, where things are slightly different than in other places of Berlin today. It's a temporary place for contemporary cultural actions: art, food, drinks, life, music. A house full of artists, musicians, freaks...

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Kraftwerk live at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Kraftwerk live at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Yesterday I attended the "Trans-Europa-Express" show of Kraftwerk's 8-concert series at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Each concert puts a different of their classic albums in the spotlight. The Neue Nationalgalerie will be closed for renovation after these concerts,...

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JETZT! – Liebe in GROSSEN Städten

JETZT! – Liebe in GROSSEN Städten

-- It's kinda strange when you find your very first demotape from 1987 with a paper cover produced at the copy shop priced with € 75,- on Discogs. This analog music cassette contained 5 songs with German lyrics recorded with my band JETZT! in 1987.  JETZT!...

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31C3 Presentations

31C3 Presentations

On Sunday December 28th I attended the 31C3 (31. Chaos Computer Club Congress) in Hamburg. My friend Daniel Domscheit-Berg showed me and my son kindly around and the whole experience was very impressing to say the least. Today I watched 2 online presentations that I...

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Merry Christmas 2014 everybody!

Merry Christmas 2014 everybody!

Dear Friends around the microglobe, a remarkable year 2014 has almost come to an end. I wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful start into a super New Year 2015 with these two tracks of my  Xmas Carols EP on BluFin Records. SInce I produce music I've always wanted...

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Der Klang der Familie, in English

Der Klang der Familie, in English

Just in case you are still looking for Christmas presents: why not give the gift of music history: oral history about the earliest years of Berlin Techno, right before and after the wall came down some 25 years ago. The fantastic book Der Klang der Familie named after...

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25 years ago, walls came tumbling down!

25 years ago, walls came tumbling down!

I moved to Westberlin in 1985 to study at the Freie Universiät Berlin (abbreviated FU Berlin, sic....). Coming from a small town in Nether Saxony in the north of Germany,  Berlin was the total cultural opposite of life as I knew it before. I had just made my driver's...

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Berlin-Mitte 1990 & today

Berlin-Mitte 1990 & today

Great web presentation of the new coffee table book Berlin Wonderland - Wild Years Revisited. It takes us on a journey back through time into the year of 1990, just after the wall came down. The web presentation offers a fancy crossfade feature. Slide back and forth...

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Mijk van Dijk on LSB-TV, October 25th 2014

Mijk van Dijk on LSB-TV, October 25th 2014

Once again on October 25th I'm gonna join Dr. Walker and my Liquid Sky Berlin family for an ambient electronica session at LSB-TV. You can watch this live on Alex TV in the Berlin cable TV network, listen to it on the radio on Twen.fm or just on the almighty internet...

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R.I.P. Mark Bell

R.I.P. Mark Bell

Today the world of electronic music was shocked by the news that Mark Bell sadly passed away. Mark formed with his partner Gez Varley the super-influential duo LFO, one of the first acts on Warp Records and  creators of classics like "We Are Back" and "LFO"....

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Mijk van Dijk live in Tokyo at Tächno Fest

Mijk van Dijk live in Tokyo at Tächno Fest

Wow, I just found this video on YouTube. On April 25th 1998 I played live in Tokyo  at Liquid Room along with Denki Groove,  Takkyu Ishino, Toby Izui and Westbam. The party was part of a small tour in Japan called "Tächno Fest" (which is not a spelling mistake but an...

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Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Last Thursday I visited the Computerspielemuseum (Museum for Computer Games) in Berlin. Curator Andreas Lange showed me around and even played a "death match" on the notorious Painstation. That's a video game based on the classic video game Pong, but with the twist...

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East Berlin 1990

East Berlin 1990

Today is reunification day in Germany. 24 years ago on October 1990, the German Democratic Republic (GDR = DDR) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG = BRD). Today I found this video, shot from a tram in East Berlin on a grey day in January 1990. Yes kids, this...

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M4TM #18 now available on demand

M4TM #18 now available on demand

The latest episode of music 4 the microglobe is now available on Mixcloud. . Music 4 The Microglobe #18 (September 2014) by Music 4 The Microglobe on Mixcloud

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Music 4 The Microglobe #18 – September 2014

Music 4 The Microglobe #18 – September 2014

What would you do if you were a stupid-rich US-american Hip Hop mogul, who has achieved everything already? Maybe team up with one of the most talented Tech House producers, create a complete album and get it out  for free on Beatport? Well, this is what Guy Gerber...

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