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Octan – my band at High School

Octan – my band at High School

Throwback Tuesday! Claus Thoden, the drummer of my first high school band is celebrating his birthday today and when I posted an old band photo from 1981, I thought I should share that with you too. As you can see, we were a 3-piece band with me playing the bass. And...

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Back To The Future

Back To The Future

I just arrived here. What's the time? Your future is whatever you make it - so make it a good one! (*hint* - today's the day, when Marty McFly arrives in "the future"!) Posted by Doc Emmett L. Brown on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Muttertag

Muttertag

Dear Friends, today is Mother's Day. Please go see you mum and bring her some flowers! I'll do so too!

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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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Mijk van Dijk at The Promised Land

Mijk van Dijk at The Promised Land

I'm looking forward to play again in my "fatherland" The Netherlands after many many years at The Promised Land Open Air Festival between Amsterdam and Haarlem on Juni 13th 2015.Other acts include my friend Dr. Motte from Berlin, Julian Liberator, Sonic Solution,...

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Dear All, I wish you a Happy Year 2015! May you rise above your shadow and be able to do the things you want to do with the people you care about. I feel that 2015 will be a year of decisions and future developments. The past year 2014 has been very exciting for me....

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Uploaded M4TM #20 – November 2014

Uploaded M4TM #20 – November 2014

We've just uploaded music 4 the microglobe #20 - November 2014 to Soundcloud (German Version) and Mixcloud (International Version). For more info, check the original post. In the meantime: here's the music. German Version [soundcloud...

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Halloween DJ Set at Brain Club Braunschweig

Halloween DJ Set at Brain Club Braunschweig

Hello Sweeties, on Halloween, October 31st 2014  I played a DJ set with my praxxiz Booking buddies Dr. Motte and Superstrobe at the fine Brain Club Braunschweig. I was a grand night and luckily I recorded my DJ Set. A bit harder than my last monthly mixes, but we...

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Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix October 2014

Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix October 2014

This is the DJ mix of music 4 the microglobe #19, the October 2014 edition as heard live on BLN.fm, cuebase-fm and XLTRAX on Thursday, October 16th. With several classics by legendary UK Techno act LFO Mijk van Dijk pays tribute to the late and great Mark Bell - one...

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praxxiz Night, Braunschweig, Brain Klub, October 31st, 2014

praxxiz Night, Braunschweig, Brain Klub, October 31st, 2014

This forthcoming Friday on the 31st of October the praxxiz gang will raid Braunschweig's Brain Klub. With yours sincerely will be  the legendary inventor and mentor of Loveparade Dr. Motte and amazing live act Superstrobe. Come down and party with us! Join the event...

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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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music 4 the microglobe #19 (October 2014) now on demand

music 4 the microglobe #19 (October 2014) now on demand

Mijk van Dijk's latest radio podcast music 4 the microglobe #19 (October 2014) is now available on demand for your listening pleasure. As heard live on BLN.fm on October 16th, 18:00h CET (German presentation)Cuebase-fm on October 16th, 20:00h CET (Englisch...

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Diginights Artist Page

Diginights Artist Page

Mijk van Dijk created a diginights Artist Page over the weekend. Not sure if this is really necessary but we thought we'd give it a try. Is anyone of you guys'n gals using diginights? Mijk's page is www.diginights.com/artist/mijk-van-dijk!

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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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DJ Hell – Herz

DJ Hell – Herz

The track Herz was conceived by DJ Hell and Mijk van Dijk in 1994 and originally released on DJ Hell's debut album Geteert und Gefedert on Disko B. It was produced in Mijk's LoopLab in Berlin-Schöneberg, the same studio, where Microglobe's album...

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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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Sunday Music: Snarky Puppy

Sunday Music: Snarky Puppy

While I was sitting with my Liquid Sky Berlin mate Omsk Information for dinner at Rootz in Kreuzberg the other day (we had those delicious Santa Fé wraps, yummy), he mentioned a multi-racial Jazz Fusion band from Brooklyn, NYC called Snarky Puppy. He said that they...

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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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Second appetizer on Bleibtreu EP

Second appetizer on Bleibtreu EP

This is the second appetizer for my  Bleibtreu EP on BuFin Records, conceived together with my friend from India Rummy Sharma, produced in New Delhi and Berlin: the title track Bleibtreu.We started the track after a long day of sightseeing in New Delhi.In this video...

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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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The Golden Deer of Schöneberg

The Golden Deer of Schöneberg

Between my fingers you can see the golden deer at Volkspark Schöneberg which was featured on the cover of the 2010 remixes of Marmion's classic Schöneberg. Now 20 years after the original release of the track by Marcos López and myself on Superstition Records, it...

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Mijk at New Healing Open Air Festival

Mijk at New Healing Open Air Festival

Mijk van Dijk will play a DJ set at New Healing Open Air Festival at Badesee Preddöhl/ Priegnitz in the Northeast of Germany. He will play the final set on Sunday, August 31st at 9:30 pm, closing after his praxxiz mates Dr. Motte and Gabriel Le Mar. If you should be...

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Sunday Music: My Life In The Sunshine

Sunday Music: My Life In The Sunshine

Message from the waterfront: don't hang around in the shade. Enjoy your life in the sunshine. Coz like Roy Ayers knows: Everybody Loves The Sunshine. Need I say more? Well, maybe I should tell you a bit about my connection to that song. Back in 88, when the music was...

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Elektro Beats auf rbb radioeins

Elektro Beats auf rbb radioeins

Tonight at 11pm CET you can hear me with my Liquid Sky Berlin mate Dr. Walker on the famous German radio show Elektro Beats on radioeins, hosted by Volker Düspohl. We will talk about music and life and of course will play music as well. I intend to present some of my...

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M4TM #16 now on Mixcloud

M4TM #16 now on Mixcloud

The latest episode of music 4 the microglobe is now on Mixcloud. It was live on May 19th on BLN.fm at 6pm CET, on cuebase-fm at 11pm CET and on xltrax.com at 11pm EDT. More about the show >>HERE<<. Music 4 The Microglobe #16 (July 2014) by Music 4 The...

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Sunday Music: Long Hot Summer

Sunday Music: Long Hot Summer

Pfhhhh, such a hot day today in Berlin. And here's my perfect soundtrack for a lazy hot sunday afternoon: The Style Council's Long Hot Summer with it's super-elegant bass line and floating arpeggios and of course the golden voice of Paul Weller. In the 80s I was a...

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Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix June 2014

Mijk van Dijk DJ Mix June 2014

I just uploaded the DJ mix of music 4 the microglobe #15, the June 2014 edition as heard live on BLN.fm, cuebase-fm and XLTRAX on Thursday, June19th. music 4 the microglobe is a one-hour-show featuring Mijk’s favourite music in a DJ mix. Deep House, Boogie, Tech House...

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