About

DJ Terminates Here in 2016This is the online repository for Jonny Hall, aka DJ Terminates Here.  I’ve been a DJ since 2008 and was writing about music for several years before that, predominantly around the goth/industrial/alternative scene, but I have very few hard limits as to what styles I may cover.  This site is a repository for my setlists and writings.

I’m born, bred and based in London, UK.  As for where it all started, I was never quite the same since a copy of NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’ was left round my house in 1996.  My music writing began in the very late 1990s under the name ‘Jonny EOL’, making the switch to DJing after realising it was more fun playing the music than writing about it.

In order to keep things interesting and avoid political in-fighting, I’ve never held a club residency.  I have played guest slots at the following events:  Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Infest, Reptile, Slimelight, Yesterday’s Shadow, Electric Dreams, Dark Disco, Renaissance Alternative Music Festival plus a number of former events that I hope this site will help keep alive in the memory.

I’ve also run a number of events of my own, most notably ‘Tragedy >For Us<‘, an occasional tribute to the sounds of old-school EBM and related industrial sounds.  There’s also my quarterly Open Request List event, where the audience decides the music policy.  This began as an event taking place immediately after the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale, another event I’ve had a significant role in soundtracking.

My favourite bands of all?  Hard to list a few, but how about Front 242, Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Project Pitchfork, Diary of Dreams, VNV Nation (mainly early stuff), Depeche Mode, Rammstein, Wumpscut, Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant, OMD, Leæther Strip, Kirlian Camera, In Extremo, Jean Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, and I probably could go on for hours.

I should also a salute to some bands that are breaking through now – Empathy Test, Zynic, Agent Side Grinder, Youth Code, High-Functioning Flesh, Auger, Wulfband.

In addition, some local favourites include Die Kur, MaxDmyz, Global Citizen, System:FX, Black Light Ascension, Mechanical Cabaret, Inertia, Machine Rox and I’ve probably missed a few.

I don’t like dubstep.  Or The Smiths.

I don’t use Apple products.

I’m not vegetarian or vegan, just reducetarian (more realistic, more achievable).

I’m immune to guilt trips about any of the above.  Or indeed anything else.  There’s so many better ways to win me over!

From here, you might want to read:

  • DJ Setlists – The complete playlist history of DJ Terminates Here
  • Articles – Including my growing collection of ‘Listener’s Guides’.
  • EOL-Audio Archive – Writings from 1998-2006

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