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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 – 10th Anniversary Party

To mark 10 Years of DJing, I held a party in the new Nightclub Kolis.  Usually I prefer to DJ with one or two others, but just this once,  I decided to play the whole thing myself.  The first half was a run through as much of my genre remit as I could fit into 2 hours, the second half more request-oriented.  From 11pm to 3am, here’s the story.

Johnny Cash – Hurt
Bleak – Run For Cover
Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
Der Blutharsch – Time Is Thee Enemy II
Puissance – Grace Of God
In Slaughter Natives – Angel Meat
Wumpscut – Thorns (Distant Vocal)
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse (Anniversary)
The Crüxshadows – Tears
Star Industry – Nineties
The Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
Bauhaus – Dark Entries
Joy Division – Transmission
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
Skinny Puppy – Assimilate
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)

<Leæther Strip/Machine Rox Promo>

Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Funker Vogt – Gunman
Suicide Commando – Hellraiser
P.A.L. – Gelöbnis
NIN – Wish
Rammstein – Feuer Frei!
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend (Cheese Organ Version)
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Tool – Stinkfist
PWEI – Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Prodigy – Omen
Underworld – Cowgirl

<10th Anniversary Speech>

VNV Nation – Joy
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies Pt.1
Sebastian Komor – Game Of Thrones Theme (after this, most were requests or tracks used to mix between them!)
Aesthetic Perfection – Spit It Out
Cubanate – Oxyacetylene
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
New Order – True Faith ’94
Gary Numan – Are Friends Electric?
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Killing Joke – Requiem
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are made of This)
OMD – Enola Gay
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
The Sisters of Mercy – Alice
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
Clan Of Xymox – Jasmine and Rose
Diary of Dreams – AmoK
Diorama – Child of Entertainment
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego (Tragical)
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
Laibach – WAT

Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018 – Darkflower Set am Freitag

Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the biggest scene festival in the world, takes place in Leipzig every Whitsun.  Many of the cities venues participate, including the legendary Darkflower nightclub.

I played a set on the Friday night.  Joining me were DJs Mike Tzulan and Stromtod from Austria. This now means I’ve played DJs sets at both my favourite music festivals (WGT and Infest) and in both of my favourite countries to watch live music (Germany and Belgium). It was also a good chance to finally get in another out-and-out club hours set – it’s been a while!

9:15pm-10pm

32Crash – Slow Crash
Haujobb – Dead Market
Velvet Acid Christ – We Have To See, We Have To Know
Placebo Effect – Slashed Open
Seven Trees – Going Down
Second Disease – Desire
Forma Tadre – Looking Glass Men
Finkseye – Deadweight
Suicide Commando – See You In Hell!
Acylum – Crazy

12am-1am

Straftanz – Straftanz (Ost)
Eisenfunk – Pong (600XL Remix by Xotox)
Noisuf-X – Toccata Del Terrore
Tactical Sekt – Xfixiation (:SITD: Remix)
Funker Vogt – Machine Zeit
VNV Nation – Electronaut
Sebastian Komor – Game Of Thrones Theme
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Armageddon Dildos – East West
Agrezzior – Hardcore Generation
Klinik – Moving Hands
Spetsnaz – Apathy
Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant

3am-4am

Xotox – Eisenkiller
Punch Inc. – Arm Against
This Morn’Omina – One Eyed Man
Feindflug – Glaubenskreig
Grendel – Soilbleed (v3)
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream
Leæther Strip – Antius
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
Project Pitchfork – Requiem
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)

Yesterday’s Shadow – December 2017

The last YS of 2017 was an ‘invitational’ where all DJs who’d played the event during the year were invited back for one more go.  I was of course up for it as ever, though the 8 DJ line-up meant sets were necessarily short and an early start the next day also meant an midnight end for me.  I’m still amazed about how much I fitted in, though!

Set 1 – 9:00pm

Front 242 – Geography I
Laibach – Alle Gegen Alle
Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator
Robert Marlow – The Face of Dorian Gray
Arbeid Adelt! – De dag dat het zonlicht niet meer scheen
Siglo xx – Individuality
Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer
Young Marble Giants – Include Me Out
XTC – Science Friction

Set 2 – 11:30pm

In an era when Whamageddon is actually a thing, cheesy Christmas hits were banned at this event.  Foul-mouthed punky ones?  They’re still OK.  But first better get something tuneful in……

David Bowie – Sound And Vision
Levellers – One Way
Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
Big Country – In A Big Country
Adam Ant – Stand And Deliver
Killing Joke – Eighties
Slaughter and the Dogs – Situations
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
UK Subs – Hey Santa
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!)

Lizard Smile and Friends

DJ Teminates Here’s first-ever set outside the UK took place last night at Wommel within Fort II, just outside Antwerp. The event featured live sets from Lizard Smile and Spankraght and an afterparty for a couple of hours after. Here’s what I played.

Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
The Cult – Fire Woman
Balaam and the Angel – Don’t Want Your Love
Mono Inc. – After The War
Samsas Traum – Endstation.Eden
HIM – Buried Alive By Love
Paradise Lost – Forever Failure
Type O Negative – Everyone I Love Is Dead
Pitch Shifter – To Die Is Gain
Author & Punisher – Cauterize
Decree – Fateless
Ministry – Flashback
Kill Switch…Klick – Decanonized
CHANT. – Brave New Apocalypse
Static-X – Love Dump
Fear Factory – Pisschrist
Blue Eyed Christ – Drown
3TEETH – Final Product

<Spankraght>

Christian Death – Church Of No Return
Dronning Maud Land – Hollow Eyes
Eternal Afflict – Kinski Is Dead
Girls Under Glass – Feuerengel
Star Industry – New Religion
Pink Turns Blue – If Two Worlds Kiss

<Lizard Smile>

Bauhaus – Dark Entries
The Cure – The Hanging Garden
Depeche Mode – Stripped
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Klinik – Moving Hands
A Split-Second – Flesh
Kirlian Camrera – Eclipse (Anniversary Version)
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Nine Inch Nails – Sin
Rammstein – Ich Will
KMFDM – Anarchy
Ministry – Just One Fix
Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Borghesia – Ni Upanja, Ni Strahu
Laibach – Tanz Mit Laibach
Das Ich – Destillat
Project Pitchfork – Requiem
Covenant – Dead Stars
VNV Nation – Solitary
The Crüxshadows – Tears
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood (Extended)
Sisters of Mercy – Temple Of Love 1992

Yesterday’s Shadow – November 2017

A return to DJing after a couple of months off, and back to Yesterday’s Shadow. By now you might know what to expect from me, but even here were a few surprises. One was the quite-unexpected request for Dernière Volonté (couldn’t resist that one). The other was the loss of Malcolm Young of AC/DC earler that day – with his brother George also having left us a few weeks ago, I felt duty-bound to get some kind of tribute into the evening’s proceedings.

Set 1: 10:15pm

The Skids – Into The Valley
The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – (I Belong To The) Blank Generation
Wire – I Am The Fly
David Bowie – Breaking Glass
Blondie – X-Offender
Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Depeche Mode – Something To Do
Front 242 – Until Death >Us Do Part<
DAF – Der Mussolini
Death In June – The Calling (Mk II)
Dernière Volonté – Au Travers De Lauriers
Empathy Test – Here Is The Place
Deine Lakaien – Return

Set 2: 1:10am

Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
OMD – If You Leave
A Flock Of Seagulls – (Wishing I Had) A Photograph Of You
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
The Cult – Rain
Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick

Yesterday’s Shadow – September 2017

At last I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow at The Pack and Carraige to join DJs Demondaz, Jonny Haart, Scott and Ana Necrogoth in a night dedicated to (mostly) 80s.

Set 1 – 10:45pm

Subway Sect – Ambition
Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives
David Bowie – Up The Hill Backwards
Savage Republic – Next To Nothing
Pere Ubu – Street Waves
Ausweis – Eva
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Psychedelic Furs – India
Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises
The Associates – Party Fears Two
Information Society – What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Berlin – Metro

Set 2 – 2:05am

Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
DAF – Der Mussolini
Depeche Mode – People are People
Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
OMD – Enola Gay
Gary Numan – Metal
Kraftwerk – The Model
Human League – Empire State Human
John Foxx – Underpass
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene IV

Outro: Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

No Tears 7

Having attended several times before, tonight I DJed the No Tears event alongside founder Cavey Nik. First set for me in a couple of months, and the last time the event was to be held at the N8Bar in Hornsey.

Set 1 – The Obscure

Vice Versa – Genetic Warfare
Chris and Cosey – This Is Me
Echo West – In Pop We Trust
Niels Gordon – Chloro
Der Plan – Leb Doch
Bloodygrave und Die Lust – Hass und Spass
Die Gesunden – Die Gesunden Kommen
Die Doraus und Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter
Fehlfarben – Ein Jahr (Es Geht Voran)
Siglo xx – Individuality
Pere Ubu – Life Stinks
Executive Slacks – 30 Years
Complot Bronswick – Born In A Cage
End Of Data – Dans Votre Monde
Opera Multi Steel – Il’s Elogient

Set 2 – The Rhythm

Das Ding – ModStim
Celldöd – Alting Faller
Gabi Delgado – Neosexi
Wrangler – Lava Land
Liasons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque
A Split-Second – Flesh
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Dhyani version)
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Hard Corps – Clean Tables

Set 3 – The Hits

B-Movie – Remembrance Day (EP Version)
Human League – Empire State Human
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Grauzone – Eisbaer
Killing Joke – Requiem
David Bowie – Speed Of Life
New Order – Dreams Never End
OMD – If You Leave
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix)
Space – Magic Fly
Blancmange – Livin’ on the Ceiling

Tragedy >For Us<

Tragedy >For Us< returned to the Urban Bar, this time as a purely DJed event. The lineup was the same as Tragedy >For Two< in 2015, as I was joined by Nathan Nothing and guest DJ traumahound.

Set 1

Note that the early part of this set wasn’t strictly in tune with the events music policy, but it’s clear that was the direction the requests were going in, so I played to the crowd.

Agonoize – Femme Fatale
Funker Vogt – Maschine Zeit
VNV Nation – Control
Die Krupps – Metal Machine Music
Nitzer Ebb – Murderous
Armageddon Dildos – The Constant Beat
Bodystyler – Your Boots
NordarR – Alarm!
Cephalgy – Gott Maschine Vaterland
Camouflage – The Great Commandment

Set 2

Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Kloq – Push It
Nitzer Ebb – Warsaw Ghetto
Kraftwerk – The Robots
Laibach – Alle Gegen Alle
Severed Heads – Heart of the Party
A Split-Second – Flesh
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Chris & Cosey – Just Like You

Set 3

Front 242 – Tragedy >For Me<
NIN – That’s What I Get
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down (Aggro Mix)
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Suicide – Rocket USA
Jean-Michel Jarre – La Cage
Vangelis – Pulstar

Ich Will

Returned to the DJ booth at The Lounge/Nightclub Kollis at ICH WILL – the first Rammstein-themed London club night. Technical issues resulted in my first set being extended by an hour, plus a little extra at the close of the night. A quite amazing night all being told – Here’s what I played.

Set 1

The extended nature of my set meant I played one track from every Rammstein album in this set, plus a couple more from singles and a number of non-R+ requests.

Rammstein – Ohne Dich (Mina Harker’s version by Laibach)
Witt – Wo versteckt sich Gott (VNV Nation Remix)
Author + Punisher – Cauterize
Die Krupps – Isolation
Rammstein – Eifersucht
Mortiis – Decadent and Decadent
Sepultura – Orgasmatron
Korn – Blind
Disturbed – Down With The Sickness
Rammstein – Rein Raus
Ministry – Just One Fix
Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen
Rammstein – Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen?
Stahlmann – Stahlmann
Oomph! – Augen Auf
Unheilig – Maschine
Erdling – Mein Element
Rammstein – Mein Teil
Gothminister – Angel
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
Lord Of The Lost – Die Tomorrow
Rammstein – Benzin
Eisbrecher – Vergissmeinnicht
Megaherz – Rock Me Amadeus
Stabbing Westward – Save Yourself
Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers and Queers
Rammstein – Stripped
Nine Inch Nails – Sin (Short)
Rammstein – Pussy

Set 2

What to do when the last two requests are for Blutengel and Slipknot.

Rammstein – Moskau
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
Paradise Lost – One Second
Blutengel – You Walk Away
Cubanate – Oxyacetylene
Slipknot – People = Shit
Rammstein – Ich Will
Rammstein – Seeman/Du Riechst So Gut (Terminates Here/Vade Retro crossfade version)