Black Celebration August 2010

As very much a last-minute thing (so last minute I didn’t get much chance to advertise the fact I was playing beyond a rush of Facebook invites!), I DJed the Black Celebration night at the Elixir Bar. As it’s a Depeche Mode themed night, you might notice a certain band from Basildon occuring quite frequently in the setlist.

9:15pm to 10:30pm – Early Mode, European New Wave, Old EBM

I wanted a concept to base my first set round, so decided to play some of the earliest Mode tracks alongside a number of other bands who also helped shape the sound of electronic pop in the early 80s.

Depeche Mode – Oberkorn (It’s A Small Town)
Pyrolator – Nordatlantik
Malaria – Kaltes Klares Wasser
Depeche Mode – Puppets
Fad Gadget – Ladyshave
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
Absolute Body Control – Do You Feel It Inside (Re[Wind] version)
Telex – Rock Around The Clock
Depeche Mode – Get The Balance Right
Opera Multi Steel – Ils S’eloigent
Martin Dupont – Just Because
Depeche Mode – Work Hard
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You
Depeche Mode – People Are People
Front 242 – Body To Body
DAF – Der Mussolini
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre Version)
Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
Orange Sector – Dynamit
Depeche Mode – Master And Servant

12:05 – 1:05 – 80s Anthems With Metal For Dessert

After a midnight airing of ‘Pimpf’, I decided to do a DM heavy pure 80s set. Well, until I got some very enthusisatic requests for metal towards the end and prompty did a quick direction change. If you plan to play a set of crowd-pleasers, you gotta please the crowd!

New Order – True Faith
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Live 101)
Ultravox – Hymn
Depeche Mode – Precious
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down
Depeche Mode – Sea Of Sin (Tonal Mix)
Rammstein – Engel
Type O Negative – Black No.1
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours

Decadence In The Afternoon

A private Sunday afternoon party held by London Gothic.

3:30pm-4:15pm – Dark Cabaret, Dark Wave, Dark Other Stuff

Dead Can Dance – De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
Helium Vola – Dormi
Jill Tracy – Evil Night Together
The Dresden Dolls – My Alcoholic Friends
Cinderella Effect – Timekiller
Bat For Lashes – Horse And I
Emilie Autumn – Unlaced
Diary Of Dreams – The Curse
Diorama – Child Of Entertainment
Mesh – Not Prepared
Wolfsheim – The Sparrows And The Nightingales
She Wants Revenge – Spend The Night

7pm-8pm – NDH, Industrial and Bleepy Stuff

Oomph! – God Is A Popstar
Unheilig – Maschine
Rammstein – Du Hast
KMFDM – Never Say Never
In Strict Confidence – Silver Bullets
Project Pitchfork – K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
Noisuf-X – Toccata Del Terrore
Hocico – Forgotten Tears
Punto Omega – Punto Omega
VNV Nation – Chrome
Apoptygma Berzerk – Unicorn (Fairlight Children Remix)
The Prodigy – Out Of Space
Power-Pill – Pac-Man
Orbital – Doctor?
Marsheaux – Pop Corn

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – March 2010

Another successful Bring’n’buy sale – Robert Cowlin couldn’t join us today, so instead I was joined in the booth by Scott McMahon, who also did three set (dark indie/soundclash for the first, bleep for the second, goth metal in the third). This of course left me to do a trad-set, which turned out to be a lot of fun.

11am-12noon – Dark Cabaret and Downtempo Electronics

Another 11am ‘special’, but a bit different from usual.

Raison D’etre – Ascencion De Profundis
Nicki Jaine – Pretty Face
Rozz Williams and Gitane Demone – In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Revue Noir – The Gravediggers
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Diary Of Dreams – AmoK (aLive Piano Version)
Absolute Body Control – I’m Leaving
The Human League – Circus Of Death
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
John Foxx – Underpass
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (original version)
Deine Lakaien – Generators
Blutengel – I’m Dying Alone
Kirlian Camera – Comfortably Numb

1pm-2pm – A sort of trad-goth set by a not-very-trad-DJ

With Robert off (but appearing in the set as The Mumbles!), I was doing the trad today. Scott gave me a ‘dark indie’ set to fade in on, and expressed a plan to do a ‘bleep’ set after, hence the move away from trad at the end.

This Is Radio Silence – Forever Ends Today
Joy Division – New Dawn Fades
The Mumbles – Movement
The Velvet Underground – All Tommorows Parties
Lene Lovich – Bird Song
Siouxsie and the Banshees – This Wheel’s On Fire
The Eden House – To Believe In Something
The Sisters Of Mercy – Detonation Boulevard
Star Industry – Pray
The Merry Thoughts – 2nd Generation
Switchblade Symphony – Bad Trash
Goethes Erben + Peter Heppner – Glasgarten
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego (Tragical)
In Strict Confidence – Promised Land

3pm-4pm – 90s Dance and Industrial Metal

I’ve always wanted to play some of these songs – a kind of ‘Full Tilt’ revival?

Leftfield – Open Up
Orbital – The Box (Untitled Single Version 4)
Lords Of Acid – Out Comes The Evil
Underworld – Cowgirl
Prodigy – Breathe
Project Pitchfork – 2069AD
Gary Numan – Pure
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Megaherz – Herz Aus Stein
Unheilig – Ich Will Alles
Gothminister – Monsters
Genitorturers – Lecher Bitch
Killing Miranda – Teenage Vampire
Zeromancer – Need You Like A Drug
Rob Zombie – Sick Bubblegum

5pm-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team Silliness

As ever, we had some fun during clean up. No ‘Timewarp’ (that’s Robert’s track), but still a good to play stuff that we can’t at any other time of day.

Ian Dury – Billericay Dickie
Heart – Barracuda
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Hoedown
Tatu – Not Going To Get Us
Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Nena – 99 Luftballons
Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah

Reception

A set from a wedding party held at The Elixir Bar.  As a result, most of this is requests.

6:30pm-7pm – Entrance Music

Rik Schaffer – Dark Asia
Vangelis – Blade Runner End Titles
Vernian Process – Down In The Park
Arcana – Chant Of The Awakening
Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have

7:40pm-8:20pm – Mittelater and Darkwave

Der Blutharsch – Time Is Thee Enemy II
Corvus Corax – Venus Vina Musica
Omnia – Wytches Brew
Qntal – Cupido
Deine Lakaien – Over And Done
Diary Of Dreams – King Of Nowhere
Fortification 55 – And Tommorow Atlantis
L’âme Immortele – Gefallen
She Wants Revenge – These Things

9:40pm-10:20pm – Bleep Anthems

The Crüxshadows – Winterborn (This Sacrifice)
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Suicide Commando – Hellraiser
Combichrist – This Shit Will Fcuk You Up
Deviant UK – Raptured Saints
VNV Nation – Joy
Covenant – Call The Ships To Port
Angels + Agony – One (R)
Little Boots – Earthquake

11:40pm-12:20am – Rifftastic

Metallica – Enter Sandman
Tool – Stinkfist
System Of A Down – Chop Suey
Nine Inch Nails – Wish
Type O Negative – My Girlfriends Girlfriend
Deathstars – Blitzkreig Boom (B)
Marilyn Manson – Cake And Sodomy
Rammstein – Links 2 3 4
In Extremo – Vollmond
Nightwish – Nemo (B)
Lacuna Coil – Swamped

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2009

Another successful Bring’n’buy at The Dome. Had a real job getting the DJ kit operational, but we pulled together and got it to work. Robert handled the classic gothic rock, and I was happy to work the fringes around it.

10:45am-11am – Warm-Up

Nine Inch Nails – A Warm Place
Throbbing Gristle – Beachy Head
Vidna Obmana – The Angelic Appearance

12noon-1pm – Neo-folk, Ethereal, Darkwave

HERR – The Fall Of Constantinople
Blood Axis – The Hangman and the Papist
Corvus Corax – Fortuna
Qntal – Am Morgen Fruo
Delerium – Incantation
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse (Anniversary Version)
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
Velvet Acid Christ – Caustic Disco
The Crüxshadows – Quicksilver
Mortiis – You Put A Hex On Me
Project Pitchfork – God Wrote
Clan Of Xymox – Emily
OMD – Maid Of Orleans

2pm-3pm – Pure Industrial?

Covenant – Speed (Club Version)
VNV Nation – Serial Killer
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Tyske Ludder – March
Implant – Rip That Thing (System:FX Remix)
Punto Omega – (Marcha Hacia El) Punto Omega
Flesh Field – Haven
Eisbrecher – This Is Deutsch ([:SITD:] Remix)
Rammstein – Rammlied
Ministry – LiesLiesLies
Die Kur – Under The Empire Of Sun To Follow
Static-X – Love Dump
Fear Factory – Linchpin
Zeromancer – Photographic

4pm-5pm – Goths Just Wanna Have Fun

Depeche Mode – Wrong
Muse – Uprising
Editors – Papillon
Pride + Fall – Blood
NeuroticFish – Velocity
Frozen Plasma – Irony
Fictional – Blue Lights
And One – Techno Man
Gary Numan – Metal
Trans-X – Living On Video
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
Blondie – Atomic
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps)
Killing Joke – Requiem
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United

5pm-5:30pm – The Return of Jonny Vs Robert’s ‘Tag Team Cheese’

Toy Dolls – Nellie The Elephant
Dead Or Alive – That’s The Way I Like It
The Vapours – Turning Japanese
Village People – YMCA (why, oh why!!!!!!)
Erasure – Take A Chance On Me
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Timewarp
Potentia Amini – Gaudete

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – August 2009

My second Goth/Alternative Bring and Buy. It may be background music but it seems to be appeciated by stallholders who are there for the full 6 hours. Besides, future sets might well not be background music, so I do take the job seriously. Well, I do get a fair bit of fun out of it (see the last set!) or I wouldn’t have done it.Today I was spinning alongside Robert from Night Shift Radio. He’s a trad-goth/post-punk specialist, so in response I concentrated on what we might describe as ‘goth friendly tracks that aren’t goth in the purest sense’.

11am-Noon – The Low-Key Morning Set

NON – The Fountain Of Fortune
SonVer – Anonima
Einstürzende Neubauten – Sabrina
Vangelis – Blade Runner Main Titles
Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
Arcana – Our God Weeps
Stalingrad – Neither Honour Nor Glory
In The Nursery – Groundloop
Faun – Punagra
Corvus Corax – Milli Anni Passi Sunt (PC Project Version)
Deine Lakaien – Return
Lamia – Das Omen
Blutengel – Lucifer
Diary Of Dreams – The Wedding
Leæther Strip – The Shame Of A Nation
Front Line Assembly – Civilsation
Wumpscut – Thorns (Distant Vocals)

1pm-2pm – Old EBM into Gothic Metal

DAF – Kebabtraume
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
VNV Nation – Cold (Advance + Follow v2 version)
And One – Military Fashion Show
Front 242 – Religion
Project Pitchfork – Existence v4.1
Die Krupps – Isolation
Die Kur – The Fall Of The Empire
Lacuna Coil – Spellbound
Nightwish – Wishmaster
Therion – Three Ships Of Berik (Parts 1&2)
Within Temptation – Mother Earth
Saltatio Mortis – Spielmannsschwur
In Extremo – Küss mich
Tanzwut – Toccata
HIM – Buried Alive By Love

3pm-4pm – Bleepy Cheese, Followed By Lots Of Industrialish Stuff

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – 21st Century Boy
Spray – I Am Gothic
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies
Rotersand – Electronic World Transmission
Implant – The Dive
Combichrist – Intruder Alert
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
System:FX – Turn To Rust
The Prodigy – Omen
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Dope Stars Inc. – Bang Your Head
Zeromancer – Doctor Online
Rammstein – Feuer Frei!
Oomph! – Augen Auf
Megaherz – Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan
Earth Loop Recall – Optimism Creeping In

5pm-5:30pm – Tag Team 80s Cheese!

The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
A-Ha – Take On Me
Erasure – Sometimes
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – November 2008

My return to the decks after more that 6 years off came at the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale at The Dome in Tufnell Park. It wasn’t a dancefloor-oriented event, so I meant I could really stretch my wings and show that I’m not tied down to any one subgenre. Even then, I only got to touch on some areas of the scene, but I’m quite pleased about how it turned out in the end.

11am to 12:15pm – ‘The Slow Moody Sunday Morning Set’

Laibach – Mama Leone
Rik Schaffer – Downtown Theme from ‘Vampire: Bloodlines’
Blood Axis – The Gospel Of Inhumanity
Die Form – Cantique 1
Leisem – Fundamentum
Helium Vola – Omnis Mundi Creatura
Dead Can Dance – Enigma Of The Absolute
Deine Lakaien – Love Me To The End
Chiasm – Isolated
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse
L’Âme Immortelle – Bitterkeit
Das Ich – Das Dunkle Land
Diary Of Dreams – Malice
Project Pitchfork – Merry-Go-Round To Hell
FAQ – We Come In Pieces (Duet Version)
Rotersand – The Gods Have Gone Insane
32 Crash – Slow Crash
DuPont – Planless Exhibition

1pm to 2pm – ‘The Gothic Rock’n’Metal Set’

Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
Bauhaus – Dark Entries
Zeraphine – Be My Rain
ASP – Welcome
Star Industry – Lost Generation
London After Midnight – Psychomagnet
Samsas Traum – Ein Foetus Wie Du
Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
Lacuna Coil – Swamped
Paradise Lost – One Second
Type O Negative – Love You To Death
Rammstein – Ohne Dich
In Extremo – Vollmond
Tanzwut – Lügner

3pm to 4pm – ‘Darkwave to Industrial and Back Again’

Diary Of Dreams – The Plague
Solar Fake – Stigmata Rain
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)
Mesh – Step By Step
Velvet Acid Christ – Futile (Nazi Bastard Mix)
Heimataerde – Deus Lo Vult
Gothminister – Angel
KMFDM – Anarchy
Jesus On Extasy – Assassinate Me
Unheilig – Herz Aus Eis
Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
Killing Joke – Pandemonium (Cybersank Extended)
The Birthday Massacre – Video Kid
Girls Under Glass – Frozen

EOL-Era Setlists

Here is an archive of sets that I undertook in what I now call my ‘EOL Era’ in the early 00s. These sets are not representative of what I do today! I’ve got a much wider and more diverse collection now, but I don’t deny my history and thought it’d be interesting to dig these out the archive to see how I’ve progressed.
I haven’t included everything – a couple of the sICk Night In sets I did were only around 3 songs long and hence aren’t really worth saving – I played nothing in them that I haven’t played elsewhere anyway.

Metal Box – 18 October 2002

Have dug this setlist out of the archives, as it was my first attempt at doing a London nightclub, even if it was one of the many short-lived ‘Thursday night at Gossips’ affairs we had in the late 90s and early 00s. Little did I know at the time that it would be my last set for 6 years.

10:30pm-11:30pm

Mysterious Art – Das Omen
Mesh – Firefly
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
Rammstein – Mein Herz Brennt
Sulpher – One Of Us
Killing Miranda – Teenage Vampire
Suicide Commando – See You In Hell
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)
Funker Vogt – Tragic Hero

1am-2am

Nine Inch Nails – Wish
Tool – Stinkfist
Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls (B)
Rammstein – Engel
White Zombie – More Human Than Human (R)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies (Live)
VNV Nation – Beloved
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Live)
Clan Of Xymox – A Day
Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Passenger
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (B)

MaxDmyz Support Slot – 11 November 2001

This wasn’t a particulary adventurous set for me, but it did preface a gig that would prove to be one of the most crazy and outrageous experiences I’d ever have at Imperial College. A year and a half after graduation

Sulpher – One Of Us
Ministry – Just One Fix
Nine Inch Nails – Wish
Rammstein – Links 2 3 4
White Zombie – More Human Than Human

Whiplash – 2 June 2001

This was done when I was doing an admin job at UCL (hence I was technically a ‘guest DJ’ from another college). Given 45 minutes to cover ‘everything goth and industrial’ back when my CD collection was a shadow of what it is today…..

VNV Nation – Joy
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Rammstein – Sonne
Fear Factory – What Will Become
Nine Inch Nails – Wish
Gary Numan – Pure
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
The Cure – A Forest
Killing Miranda – Teenage Vampire
Project Pitchfork – 2069AD
MaxDmyz – Muthablud
P.A.L. – Gelobnis
Gravity Kills – Guilty

Whiplash – 3 March 2001

A fairly typical setlist from the time….I didn’t have much stylistic range back then.

Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down
VNV Nation – Joy
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies
The Cure – Close To Me
Mesh – Trust You
Nine Inch Nails – Sin
Rammstein – Engel
Fear Factory – Cars
Gravity Kills – Enough
Das Ich – Destillat (VNV Nation Remix)

sICk Night In – 9th October 2000

Early on in the night in a very bright room – at least I could see the equipment this time.

Rammstein – Engel
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies
VNV Nation – Joy
Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
The Prodigy – Breathe
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
Nine Inch Nails – Starfuckers Inc.

The Back Room – 1st June 2000

This was my first attempt at performing a set uninterrupted. This was just when I was discovering industrial music and hence it’s a bit ‘all over the place.

Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy Song
Rammstein – Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen?
KMFDM – More And Faster
Front 242 – Headhunter
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Nine Inch Nails – Happiness In Slavery (Fixed Remix)
Future Sound Of London – We Have Explosive
Fear Factory – Machines Of Hate (remix of ‘Self-Bias Resistor’)
Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Mysterious Art – Das Omen
Rammstein – Engel