DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – December 2019

Back to the classic linup for our December edition. In keeping with the spirit of the event, everything in this section except the final run is requests.

Set 1

The Cure – Burn
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Project Pitchfork – Souls
VNV Nation – When Is The Future?
Mesh – Automation Baby
Covenant – Call The Ships To Port
Code 64 – Leaving Earth
Talk Talk – Such a Shame
Agent Side Grinder – Life In Advane
Suspiria – Awfully Sinister
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song
London After Slimelight – Psycho Magnet
Type O Negative – Life Is Killing Me
Razed In Black – Share This Poison

Set 2

Note that Scott did a fairly sizable set whilst I ate my pizza between the above and this – hence the presence of yet-another 2003-vintage Type O track so soon. Glad some other people rate this album!

Dio – Holy Diver
Ozzy Osbourne – Mr.Crowley
Type O Negative – Nettie
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
The Prodigy – Fuel My Fire
Johnny Moped – Hard Loving Man
The Damned – Plan 9 Channel 7
The Fall – How I Wrote Elastic Man
Nirvana – Lounge Act
Rammstein – Engel
Iron Maiden – Hallowed By Thy Name
Aerosmith – Crazy
Alice In Chains – Man In The Box

Set 3

Scorpions – Wind Of Change
Davie Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot

Final Tag-Team

Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Blondie – Doom Or Destiny
Danielle Dax – Cat House
Xmal Deutschland – Augen-Blick
Joy Division – New Dawn Fades
Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Faetal – Divide By Zero
Muse – New Born
Radiohead – The Bends
Mansun – Wide Open Space
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Echobelly – King of the Kerb
Suede – The Beautiful Ones
Garbage – #1 Crush

Outro: NIN – A Warm Place

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2019

Back to Tufnell Park once more for the Christmas edition of the quarterly indoor alternative market.  Joining me on the music today was Scott and guest DJ Chelle Helle.  As for my own contributions, no real theme for me today….. there doesn’t always has to be reason to play something providing it’s a good song!

11:10am-12:05pm

Jill Tracy – Evil Night Together
Hafler Trio – Of the Building of Forms by Vibrations
Sopor Aeternus – Hades »Pluton«
Diary Of Dreams – Colorblind
Project Pitchfork – Karma Monster
Ravenous – The Voices You Hear
Stochastic Theory – What You Weren’t
The Department – As It Transformed
OneTwo – Signals
Minuit Machine – Battles
Chris & Cosey – This Is Me
The Knife – Pass This On

2pm-3pm

The Horrorist – One Night In NYC
Needle Factory – Blind
Numb – Redact
Aghast View – Retaliate
Pittersplatter – Mummies & Music Boxes
Heimatærde – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Matt Hart – Superficial
DUST – Mind
Arkham Asylum – Ground Zero
Disturbed – Down With The Sickness
NIN – The Hard That Feeds
The Fair Sex – The House Of Unkinds
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego 2k9
The Young Gods – Tear Up The Red Sky
Ghosting – Bombed The World

Yesterday’s Shadow – November 2019

My return to Yesterday’s Shadow after a couple of years, now a quarterly event at The Other Place (basement bar of The Albany).  Also my first (and probably only) late-night set of 2019.  Here’s what I played.

Set 1 – 10pm-10:30pm

The Monochrome Set – The Monochrome Set
The Fall – Totally Wired
Toyah – I Want To Be Free
Act – Snobbery and Decay
Altered Images – I Could Be Happy
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Visage – Der Amboss
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn

Set 2 – 12:30am-1am

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Live 101)
OMD – Enola Gay
Ultravox – Sleepwalk
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Killing Joke – Requiem
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ Translight – September 2019

With Scott unavailable once more, DJ Translight stepped in to join me for our Open Request List Event, which has now been running for 5 years. All but the first few and last few are requests.

Set 1

Johnny Cash – Hurt
The Tornados – Telstar
The Shadows – Wonderful Land
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
T.Rex – Jeepster
Bauhaus – Double Dare
The Cure – Primary
Depeche Mode – Stripped
Blutengel – You Walk Away
Diary Of Dreams – She
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Nine Inch Nails – Only
Light Asylum – Dark Allies

Set 2

In Extremo – Küss mich
Moonspell – Opium
Paradise Lost – Erased
69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Dreadful Shadows – Through The Mirror
The Cult – Rain
The March Violets – Grooving In Green
Sisters Of Mercy – Marian
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Portion Control – Amnesia
Static-X – Cold

Set 3

IAMX – Think Of England
Garbage – #1 Crush
Marilyn Manson – The Lamb Of God
PJ Harvey – Down By The Water
Light Asylum – IPC
Ministry – Stigmata
Sex Pistols – Bodies
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
The Raincoats – Fairytale In The Supermarket
Alien Sex Fiend – Ignore The Machine

Terminates Here vs Translight final tag-team

Not quite alternating one-for-one, but DJ Translight’s tunes are in italics.

Sopor Aeternus – The House Is Empty Now
Inkubus Sukkubus – Lilith, Kali, Nemesis, Morrigan
The Damned – Smash It Up (Parts 1&2)
Rammstein – Zeig Dich
Megaherz – Wir könnten Götter sein
Ghost – Year Zero
Witt – Wo Versteckt Sich Gott
ASP – Geisterjagd
The Beauty Of Gemina – The Lonesome Death Of A Goth DJ
Project Pitchfork – Sunset Devastation
NIN – Dead Souls
Earth Loop Recall – Like Machines

Outro: Attrition – God Save The Queen

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – September 2019

The Tufnell Park dome continues to host this event and I continue to provide the music. Scott couldn’t join me this time, so instead DJ Translight (Ich Will/Sunday Lullaby) and Ays Kura (Die Kur/NMTCG) played sets. Here’s what I played.

12 noon to 1pm

Nocturnal Emissions – Never Give Up
Mechanical Cabaret – 304 Holloway Road
Torul – You Won
She Wants Revenge – Out Of Control
Vendemmian – Yesterday’s Gone
Children On Stun – Celebration (Rejoice)
Terminal Gods – Electric Eyes
Siouxsie (no Banshees) – Into A Swan
Esben and the Witch – Marching Song
Chelsea Wolfe – Feral Love
Witch Of The Vale – Trust The Pain
Kælan Mikla – Draumadis
Vic Anselmo – Das Dunkle Land (Das Ich cover)

3pm to 4pm

Lola Angst – Mr. Trise X
Kirlian Camera feat Eskil Simonsson – Sky Collapse
Apoptygma Berzerk – Backdraft (Deviced by The Invincible Spirit)
:Wumpscut: – Churist Churist
Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison
Swamp Terrorists – Rebuff
Sleeping Dogs Wake – Point Black
Mussolini Headkick – Compassion
Paresis – I’m Not Afraid Of You 2.0
Hexedene – Turn
OHMElectronic – Uppercut
Die Klute – It’s All In Vain
Machines Of Loving Grace – Butterfly Wings
Stabbing Westward – Save Yourself
Lord Of The Lost – Die Tomorrow

Apoptygma Berzerk – A Listener’s Guide

This guide comes after a lengthy break in my long-form writing.  In order to get back on track, I realised I had to cover a band where I could really spin a tale, both in terms of the band’s own history and how their music affected me. And when I think back to which band broke the Anglo-American dominated nature of my CD collection back in the late 1990s and dragged me willingly into the ‘scene’ that has dominated my life ever since,  Apoptygma Berzerk are the band most responsible. 

The name means little to many, indeed it means nothing at all in linguistic terms.  However, behind that incomprehensible name is a fascinating, diverse, sometimes frustrating project, one who’s never afraid to state its influences, but always willing to take them in a variety of directions.  It is a project of many facets, many influences and many motivations, and hence despite not having the largest backcatalogue of all the bands I’m planning to cover, it’s still my longest Listener’s Guide to date.

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Riotmiloo + more at The Beehive, Bow

A 4-band line-up headlined by Riotmiloo at The Beehive in Bow. I wasn’t actually planning to DJ this event, but circumstances meant I played last minute improvised set off my phone between the acts. Here’s what I came up with.

The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Amara Tanta Tyri IV
Dernière Volonté – A Bout Portant
Qntal – Ad Mortem Festinamus

<Rotten Bliss>

Einstürzende Neubauten – Ich Gehe Jetzt
Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag
SPK – Mekano
Nocturnal Emissions – Never Give Up

<Cynthia’s Periscope>

Synth-Etik – Dimensional Construct
S.K.E.T. – God In A Gun
P.A.L. – Workout

<Riotmiloo>

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – June 2019

Continuing the day’s musical actions with our Open Request list at Aces and Eights

Set 1

Clan Of Xymox – A Day
Covenant – Bullet
VNV Nation – Carry You
Front 242 – Headhunter V1.0
DAF – Der Mussolini
Front Line Assembly – Resist
Project Pitchfork – Human Crossing
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream
Rammstein – Du Hast
Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing

Set 2

Kite – Jonny Boy
Absolute Body Control – Never Seen
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Front 242 – Happiness (Re:Boot)
Prodigy – Firestarter (Empirion Remix)
KMFDM – Godlike (Chicago Trax)
Rammstein – Radio
NIN – Sin
Rob Zombie – Sick Bubblegum
Placebo – Ashtray Heart
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood

Set 3

James Rays Gangwar – Destination Assassination
Secret Discovery – Small World
Daniel Ash – Here She Comes
Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin

Final Tag Team

Once again, a bizarre final run of requests to see out the day.  For technical reasons, Scott and I both played a block of three rather than alternating all the way….Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Suicide – Rocket USA
Ministry – Revenge
NIN – Terrible Lie
Tool – Stinkfist
Guns’n’Roses – Mr Brownstone
Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love
Revolting Cocks – Devils Cock
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
King Crimson – Indiscipline
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday night (about 23 hours and 45 minutes out)

Outro: Vivaldi – Summer (Concerto No. 2 In G Minor – Presto)

(to mark our first ever request for classical music)

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – June 2019

A lengthy break from DJing ended on this day in June, where Scott and I soundtracked the entire day from start to end.  Beginning, of course, at the Alt Bring’n’Buy Sale.  This time, Scott did the early shift, me the late.

12 noon-1pm – Abstract and Minimal Synth

Cœur – The Cathedral Part III The Presence of Evil
ded.Pixel – Beyond The Pale
Pan Sonic – Lomittain
Architect – Pastgate
The Hacker – Fadin Away
Rhys Fulber – Abstraction
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up
Jean-Marc Lederman Experience – Brian Wilson Stole My Prom Date
Twice A Man – Decay
The Actor – Light
Nine Circle – Twinkling Stars
Moev – In Your Head
Position Parallele – Je Reviendrai

2pm-3pm – Post-Rock to Post-Punk via Punk Rock

More than just clever wordplay…..some things I’d been meaning to play for a while.

Mogwai – Sine Wave
Mono – Sabbath
65daysofstatic – Retreat! Retreat!
Francesco Fonte Band – Universe Garden
Puscifer – Queen B
Killing Joke – Primitive
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Pump It Up
Ian Dury – Blockheads
The Blood – Megalomania
The Members – Solitary Confinement
Suburban Studs – I Hate School
The Adicts – Viva La Revolution
Public Image Ltd – This Is Not A Love Song
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Fad Gadget – Back To Nature

4pm-ish to Close – Some Kind Of Industrial Set

Finally a Eurovision tune in a Terminates Here set.  No prizes for guessing which one.  

Auger – Right Here Right Now
Cubanate – Kolossus
Blok 57 – Blok 57
Pain Machinery – System
Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
Image Transmission – Agony of Ecstasy
Crocodile Shop – High And Deep
Test Dept – Landlord
Modern Cubism – En Prison
Oil 10 – Grand Illusion
VNV Nation – Electronaut
Sebastian Komor – Game Of Thrones Theme
Covenant – Like Tears In Rain
Apoptygma Berzerk – Major Tom (Coming Home) (Peter Schilling Cover)

Didn’t do tag team here, Scott had already got things started over the road….

 

A New Look

It’s been a while since I’ve posted much here, I’ve been working on various other projects. In preparation for my next “long read”, I’ve overhauled the whole look-and-feel of this site, making the colour scheme more neutral and freshening the look up in general.

I’ve also updated the site to work more effectively on mobile devices, on the understanding that there’s only so much one can do to make epic-length diatribes on the forgotten corners of the scene readable on a smartphone.

Anyway, some new content will be available soon – in the meantime, have a look around, there must be something you haven’t read yet.