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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

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.

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – March 2019

Having not run one in December 2018, the Open Request list event returned on this occasion. And this one really brought some surprises – all but the first few and the occasional ‘link’ track were requests.

Set 1

Mark Knofler – Wye Aye Man
Michael Schenker Group – Armed And Ready
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Generation
The Cure – Primary
Bauhaus – The Passion of Lovers
Spear of Destiny – Never Take Me Away
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Tool – Jambi
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hot Rod
System of a Down – Spiders

Set 2

The first song here was actually a request for ‘1940s music’. My love of the Fallout games came to my rescue here.

The Inkspots – I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire
The Cramps – Can Your Pussy Do The Dog
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Metallica – The Unforgiven 2
1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut
Rammstein – Mein Teil
The Mission – Like a Hurricane
Fields of the Nephilim – Last Exit For The Lost
Zodiac Mindwarp – Prime Movers
Killing Joke – Requiem
Specimen – Hex (12″)
Kirlian Camera – Blue Room
Project Pitchfork – Go Further
The Creature – Exterminating Angel

Set 3

Depeche Mode – Walking In My Shoes
Shock Therapy – Hate Is a 4-Letter Word
Das Ich – Destillat
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Talk Talk – Such A Shame
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Fad Gadget – I Discover Love

Tag-Team Finale

One of the most bizarre final runs ever – Scott’s tracks are in italics.

New Order – Singularity
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Human League – The Black Hit of Space
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

Outro: Angelo Badalamenti – Audrey’s Dance

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – March 2019

Back to the Tufnell Park Dome, providing the day’s soundtrack with Scott, Grimorg and Demondaz. Also the first time out with a new DJ laptop and software, hence the somewhat free-form of what follows…..

Set 1 – 11am-Noon

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere
David J – Goth Girls In Southern California
Vic Godard – We’ll Keep Our Chains
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Transvision Vamp – Born To Be Sold
The Eagles – Journey of the Sorcerer
Jeff Wayne – Eve Of The War
Nothing But Noise – Mooglish
Thomas Leer – Private Plane
No More – Suicide Commando
Deux – Game and Performance
Ti-Tho – Elefantenjaeger
Kas Product – Never Come Back

Set 2 – 2pm-3pm

No tribute to Keith Flint would be complete without both one of his own songs and bit of rebellion in terms of what came after…..

The Prodigy – Omen
Propellerheads – Spybreak
The Crystal Method – Keep Hope Alive
Beefcake – Listen To The Call
Winterkälte – Feel, Think, and Respond
Asche – Zapped
Cymotec – Sterbensfreude
Paracont – D-Ranged
Doubting Thomas – Father Don’t Cry
Multiple Man – Luxury Boys
T.A.N.K. – Electroheart
Kropp – Andas Genom Dig
Voice Of Destruction – Caught In The Act
Front 242 – Together

Die Kur 20th Anniversary

Die Kur marked their 20th anniversary with a gig at The Dome – it was meant to be the Underworld but for technical reasons was moved to this bigger and better venue, with a six-band line-up covering a number of different metal styles.

I was originally meant to provide DJ support for a couple of bands earlier on, but technicalities also meant I ended up support DJing the whole show. This meant an unexpected airing of several styles I seldom play. But never afraid to throw a little variety in…..

Testament – Into The Pit
Amorphis – House of Sleep

<Max Dmyz>

Cannibal Corpse – Make Them Suffer
Morbid Angel – Immortal Rites
At The Gates – Suicide Nation
Amon Amarth – Gods of War Arise

<Anoxide>

Fates Warning – One
Queensrÿche – Revolution Calling
Tool – Schism

<Francesco Fonte Band>

Anthrax – Antisocial
Kreator – Pleasure To Kill
Nevermore – Final Product
Slayer – Angel Of Death

<Apothis>

Grave Digger – Rebellion (The Clansmen)
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell

<The Heretic Order>

The Chaos Engine – Employee Of The Year
The Clay People – Awake
NIN – Wish
Fear Factory – Self-Bias Resistor

<Die Kur>