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Ghost In The Shell PlayStation Soundtrack

Ghost In The Shell PlayStation Soundtrack

That was such an honour: when Takkyu Ishino curated the lineup of his favourite producers to contribute to a Sony Playstation video game based on the anime Ghost In The Shell from 1995, he invited a who-is-who-of-techno to participate: Claude Young aka Brother From...

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10k listeners for my Japan City Pop Mix

10k listeners for my Japan City Pop Mix

Today I noticed that for the first time one of my  Mixcloud sets scored over 10.000 listeners with over 103.750 minutes listening time. That’s truly amazing! Domo-arigato gozaimashita to all who have been listening and supporting my humble dedication to...

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Kaga Festival Japan

Kaga Festival Japan

Apart from appearances at DOMMUNE and Oiran Warm Up Radio Show my main occupation on my 30th tour to Japan was my first ever gig at Kaga Music Festival, a beautiful little music extravaganza in Ishikawa prefecture at the Japanese Sea. It's an onsen festival, so taking...

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Mijk van Dijk at DOMMUNE

Mijk van Dijk at DOMMUNE

To celebrate my 30th tour to Japan, I have been invited to DOMMUNE to talk about my 29 trips to Japan so far. I'm also gonna introduce my new label microglobe. Very excited. You can watch the 2-hour-program from wherever you are if you follow this link at 7pm Tokyo...

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Kaga Music Festival, July 21 2018

Kaga Music Festival, July 21 2018

On July 21st I will participate at the Kaga Music Festival in Kaga/ Japan on the northwestern coast. It's a daytime festival with Japanese local culture, food and onsen (hot spring bath). It sounds super-exciting and I just can't wait to go, meet old and new friends...

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New Track: The Night Is Young

New Track: The Night Is Young

Out today: The Night Is Young, my new track on the Blue Arts Music 10th Anniversary Compilation, compiled by label head DJ Tomoya from Fukuoka/ Japan. The night is full of promises for those who are young at heart and mind, because every given night, anything can...

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20 Years of Multi-Mijk

20 Years of Multi-Mijk

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.Toby knows me and my music so well since  1992 and thus he created a DJ-mix...

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Mijk van Dijk’s Japan Tour 2017 Review

Mijk van Dijk’s Japan Tour 2017 Review

Domo arigato-gozaimasu to all my friends and fans in Japan, who made my 29th tour to Japan like another dream come true. This time it were short and sweet 8 days with 5 performances and a lot of other things to make and do. Day 1  On the day of my...

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Mijk van Dijk Japan Tour 2017

Mijk van Dijk Japan Tour 2017

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. Let's celebrate our unity in our minds and our music. Here are the dates: September 13th: Tokyo, DOMMUNE September...

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Kisuna Arts & Records Pop Up Shop

Kisuna Arts & Records Pop Up Shop

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...

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Beroshima – Hexaline (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

Beroshima – Hexaline (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

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...

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DJ Set Sapporo Online

DJ Set Sapporo Online

Minmon Kollektiv from Potsdam/ Germany did an E-Mail interview (in German language) with me while I was on tour in Japan and also requested a DJ set. I send them the first hour of my freshly squeezed recording of my DJ set from Acid Room in Sapporo/ Japan this July...

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Mijk van Dijk DJ Set at Dommune

Mijk van Dijk DJ Set at Dommune

Yesterday I played a DJ set at DOMMUNE, the famous Japanese DJ web TV. The concept may look similar to Boiler Room, but Dommune is already since more than 5 1/2 years in session and their live video editing stands out so much, it reminds me of LSB.tv. It was my third...

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My first image of Japan

My first image of Japan

I've been travelling to Japan 27 times now and I am super-excited to arrive here again today. When I was a child, I had no ideas of Japan whatsoever. It was also a time when Manga was almost completely unknown in Germany. Popular animation TV series like Die Biene...

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Danke für alles, Yokota-san!

Danke für alles, Yokota-san!

With deep sadness I have received the news that Susumu Yokota, pioneering electronic musician, producer, live performer and label owner from Japan has untimely passed away in March this year. His family did not know in detail about his international career and asked...

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Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

Reqterdrumer – Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix)

Out now: my remix of Reqterdrumer's Torrent Of People (Mijk van Dijk Remix). Reqterdrumer is the alias of DJ Tomoya from Fukuoka on the Southern Japanese island Kyushu. My mix is released on his Undulation EP along with other remixes by Ken Ishii, Hiroshi Watanabe,...

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Japan’s No Dancing Law finally repealed

Japan’s No Dancing Law finally repealed

Very good news today: Japan's 67-year-old "No Dancing Law", the so-called "Fueiho" has been finally repealed. This law has been brought to action after World War 2 to crack down on prostitution in dance halls. According to the law, all dancing must be stopped by...

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Bass Works Recordings 100th Anniversary Compilation

Bass Works Recordings 100th Anniversary Compilation

Bass Works Recordings is a respected Techno label from Japan, which is relatively unknown in Germany. However, they are already celebrating their 100th release now with this compilation called "Nessie". I'm proud to be featured on this compilation with a remix that I...

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1994年、日本への初めての旅

1994年、日本への初めての旅

僕が初めて日本でプレイしたのは、ちょうど20年前でした。その後26回来日し、この素晴らしい国で多くの友達と強い絆を結ぶことができました。 どうしてそうなったの?と時々聞かれるので、今日はぜひこのお話を紹介したいと思います。 当時フロッグマンレコードの佐藤大さんと渡辺健吾さんに招待され、渋谷クラプクアトロでプレイさせてもらいました。以前から友達であるToby Izuiさん(Tobynation)が、フロッグマンレコードに僕を紹介し、彼らとコンタクトを取ってくれていたのです。...

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Microglobe now in Japanese (^o^)//

Microglobe now in Japanese (^o^)//

My dear friends and fans from Japan, O-genki desu-ka? I'm very happy to finally present to you : my microglobe website in Japanese language!!! All my Microglobe? Well, unfortunately not. (-_-) However, with the help of good friends from Japan I will present...

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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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My first trip to Japan in 1994

My first trip to Japan in 1994

Exactly 20 years ago I played in Japan for the first time. Since now, I have travelled 26 times to Japan, made many friends and built a strong bond with that amazing country. Sometimes I am asked, how this all happened. I'd like to share this story with you today. I...

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Tobal No.1 Shinto Shrine Remix

Tobal No.1 Shinto Shrine Remix

Enter the Shinto Shrine. Out now only in Japan: a CD with remixed video game tunes all taken from classic games by Square Enix. purveyors of such legendary titles like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest. I however picked a melody I've been listening to so often when...

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