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Renaissance IV

Renaissance IV – A total of 23 different bands, projects and solo artists played the event, as well as 6 DJs. Credit must go not only to all artists involved, but especially Ays from Die Kur for bringing such an ambitious project to fruition.

Anyway, my own DJ stint “filled the gaps” between the final three bands. A pretty diverse selection, but here’s how it all pieced together

Leaves Eyes – Norwegian Lovesong
Ostara – Bavaria
Blood Axis – The Hangman and the Papist
Death In June – The Calling Mk2

<Jordan Reyne>

Sunshine Blind – Regodless
Gitane DeMone – Stars Of Trash (Guitar Version)
Psychophile – Vice Girl

<Cold In Berlin>

AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Judas Priest – Breaking The Law
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Pantera – Mouth For War

<Die Kur>

ABBA – Thank You For The Music

Neo-Noir – The Final Countdown

The final Neo-Noir event occured at the London Stone. With two of the regular DJs absent, it was down to myself, Wozza and Paladin to provide the music. Despite early technical issues, we ended up seeing the club out in some kind of haphazard style.

Here’s what I played – as it was the last night, I took the chance to play a few ‘unexpected’ songs that wouldn’t normally feature at the event. It was a real ‘what the hell, let’s have some fun’ kind of event – after a run of genre-specific events, it was a great chance to let rip and see what worked.

Set 1 – 11pm-Midnight

Ultraviolence – Hardcore Motherfucker (the next two songs were mixed into this songs intermissions…..)
Dive – No, Nothing
Klutae – Desert Storm
System:FX – Stay In Your Home
XPQ-21 – Rockin’ Silver Knight
Ohgr – Pore
Blitzmaschine – Useless Pain
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
SPOCK – Klingon 2000
Mesh – Firefly (Too Fast and Too Short Live Version)
De/Vision – Try To Forget
Beborn Beton – Another World
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
Erasure – Sometimes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes

Set 2 – 1am to 2:15am

Laibach – The Final Countdown
Underworld – Born Slippy.NUXX
Robert Miles – Children
IAMX – Think Of England
The Big Pink – Dominos
Interpol – Obstacle 1
White Lies – To Lose My Life
Asylum Party – Sur La Route
U2 – I Will Follow
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
Crisis – PC1984
Wat Tyler – English Pride
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
Killing Joke – Requiem
Ministry – Thieves
Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs
Type O Negative – My Girlfriends Girlfriend (Cheese Organ Mix)
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Going To Take It
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer


A night brought to you from the Living On Video people, this time focusing on classic industrial and old-school synths. A total of 8 DJs played and my own set occurred 2am-3am or thereabouts. Numbers had thinned by this time, but those who remained got to dance to the following

OMD – Red Frame/White Light
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
Human League – Blind Youth
Front 242 – Body To Body
Snowy Red – Nowhere
Cabaret Voltaire – Why Kill Time When You Can Kill Yourself?
BiGod 20 – It Doesn’t Matter
Eco – Hass Und Liebe
Dive – Sidewalk Sinner
A Split Second – Flesh
Hard Corps – Clean Tables
Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween
Laibach – WAT
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope

Living On Video – February 2013

Living on Video returned in 2013 with an event at Elektrowerkz upstairs room. Three bands (Hotgothic, Luxury Stranger and Partly Faithful) and six DJs, with myself and Robert Cowlin (of Terminal Gods) guesting on this occasion. My own set came at midnight – short but sweet, and technically one of the most satisfying sets I’ve ever played.

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Monkey’s On Juice
The Jam – Eaten Trifles (that’s what I call it)
The Fall – Mr Pharmacist
Wire – I Am The Fly
Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
Blondie – X-Offender
Heaven 17 – I’m Your Money
Japan – Quiet Life
Visage – Damned Don’t Cry
Soft Cell – Memorabilia
Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity (Hannet and Cargo Studios Version)

6-Hour Birthday Party Setlist

A six-hour set from a birthday party in South London – the celebrations allowed a couple of short breaks, but here’s what I played.

Conjure One – Tears From The Moon
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse I
Die Form – Cantique 1
Enya – May It Be
Dead Can Dance – The Host Of Seraphim
Arcana – Chant Of The Awakening
Arditi – Ploughshares Into Swords
Blood Axis – The Gospel Of Inhumanity
Der Blutharsch – Time Is The Enemy II
Deutsch Nepal – Deflagration Of Hell
Coil – The Anal Staircase
Einsturzende Neubauten – Die Interimsliebenden
SPK – Contact
Section 25 – Dirty Disco
James White and the Blacks – Contort Yourself (August Darnells Remix)
Killing Joke – Tomorrow’s World
PIL – This Is Not A Love Song
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Joy Division – Isolation

<Break 1>

Bauhaus – Dark Entries
Chameleons – Don’t Fall
The Sisters Of Mercy – First And Last And Always
Depeche Mode – Walking In My Shoes
Nine Inch Nails – The Wretched
Sulpher – One Of Us
Gothminister – Hatred
Melt – Worm
Deathstars – Blitzkreig Boom
Rammstein – Du Riechst So Gut
Zeromancer – Clone Your Lover
Umbra Et Imago – Sagt Nein
Unheilig – Machine
Die Krupps – Fatherland
Panzer AG – Battlefield
The Retrosic – Ground Zero
:Wumpscut: – Wreath of Barbs
Skinny Puppy- Assimilate
Suicide Commando – Bind, Tortune and Kill
Project-x – Reminder
Funker Vogt – Tragic Hero (Haat Klaap Remix)
Decoded Feedback – Bio-Vital
Interlace – Under The Sky (Club)
Hocico – Instincts Of Perversion
Komor Kommando – Hasta Luego
Covenant – Figurehead (Version)
Kraftwerk – Numbers
OMD – Metroland

<Break 2>

Ladytron – Burning Up
Crystal Castles – Not In Love
Celluloide – This Aching Kiss (D-Side)
Client – Price Of Love
Golden Boy With Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin
Mechanical Cabaret – Cheap and Nasty
Kloq – We’re Just Physical
Front 242 – Headhunter v1.0
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole (Clay)
Rammstein – Bück Dich
KMFDM – Never Say Never
Genitorturers – Lecher Bitch
Luxt – American Beast
Zeromancer – Doctor Online
Project Pitchfork – Existence
Diary Of Dreams – The Curse
Seelenkrank – Domina Dance
Qntal – Ad Mortem Festinamus
Technoir – Manifesto
Android Lust – Kingdom Of One
Implant feat. Anne Clark – Tune Up Your Chips and Circuits (Sero.Overdose Remix)
Vitalic – La Rock 01
Rotersand – Almost Violent
VNV Nation – Chrome
Suicide Commando – Bind, Torture and Kill (Reprise)

Neo-Noir February 2013

Neo-Noir returned with it’s first event of 2013. I’d already played a party set across town earlier in the evening, but here’s what occurred here.

Nena – 99 Luftballons
The Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
John Foxx – Underpass
DAF – Der Mussolini
Die Krupps vs Nitzer Ebb – Machineries Of Joy
Front 242 – Masterhit (Parts 1&2)
Borghesia – Ni Upanja, Ni Strahu (No Hope, No Fear)
Prodigy feat PWEI – Their Law
Leftfield feat John Lydon – Open Up

A second set was planned but due to an earlier-than-scheduled closing I only had time for 2 songs. Still got the dancefloor moving, so for the record they were:

System:FX – Destroyer (Bitcrusher Remix)
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream

Elixir Bar Set

A birthday party set held at the Elixir Bar, and my first of two sets to be played on the night of 2 Feb 2013.  The second was across town at Neo-Noir.

The Long Set

Mediæval Bæbes – Salva Nos
The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Amara Tanta Tyri IV
Sol Invictus – Looking For Europe
Fire + Ice – The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The Soil Bleeds Black – A Song For Thy Lady, Fair and Chaste
Ataraxia – Elevazione
Duivelspack – Unser Liebe Fraue
Cultus Ferox – Götterdämmerung
Cornix Maledictum – Devil Dance
Dunkelschön – Herr Mannelig
Feuerschwanz – Ich Will Tanzen
Schandmaul – Der Letzte Tanz
Ingrimm – Vogelfrei
Subway To Sally – Sieben
In Extremo – This Corrosion (yes, a Sisters cover!)
Saltatio Mortis – God Gave Rock’n’Roll (yes, an Argent cover!)
Tanzwut – Toccata (yes, a J S Bach cover!)
Delain – Frozen
Epica – Never Enough
Visions Of Atlantis – Lost
Within Temptation – Mother Earth
After Forever – Emphasis
Nightwish – Wish I Had An Angel

The Short Set

Dream Theater – Another Day
Iron Maiden – Can I Play With Madness
Gary Moore – Over The Hills and Far Away
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Slade – Cum On Feel The Noise
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust