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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

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)

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>

10 Years of DJ Terminates Here – The Credits

Djing is not a solo pursuit, and there’s many people I need to thank. There are some people that do need a special mention and they are….

  • Stephanie Dunk for giving me the start-up that set this whole story in motion.

  • Ays Kura and Richard Kaltenhauser for providing me with opportunities that really allowed me to take Terminates Here to places I never thought it would go.

  • Chris Molyneux for introducing me to the right people at key moments

  • Scott McMahon for putting up with my company longer than anyone

  • Mandy Graves for being there through all the part of this story I didn’t write about!

Next a tribute to as many of the other DJs I’ve worked with who’s names I remember…..Andy Ravensable, Robert Cowlin, Martin Oldgoth, DJX, Paul Alan, Miss Jade, James Black, Vade Retro, KG Orphanides, Alan Hicks, Miss Bleep, Wozza, DJ Shadowchaser, Dancefloor Landmine, Jo The Waiter, Demondaz, Kirlian Blue, DJ Paladin, DJ Jester, Captain Howard, DJ traumahound, Ross Liddle, Alcuin Hipwell, Nathan Nothing, DJ Kriegslok, Grimorg, Valeriun, The Baron, Shai Rothfeld, Danny Dup, Caroline Vain, Paul Sticks, The Count, DJ Ban, DJ Zaira, DJ Translight, DJ Ostfrau, Cavey Nik, Ana Necrogoth, Matt The Mo, Gertud Stein, Mike Tzulan, DJ Stromtod and DJ Chelle Helle.

And the bands I’ve offered a support slot for….Ghost In The Static, Futurefrenetic, Digital Deformation, Cease2Exist, Global Citizen, Machine Rox, System:FX, Die Kur, Ventenner, MaxDmyz, Jordan Reyne, Dreams Divide, Decayed Reflection, TerrorNation, Kommand + Kontrol, Method Cell, V2A, Saville Row, BB Blackdog, Calatrilloz, Bleak, Ghostfire, Reskizio, Paresis, Analog Angel, Deviant UK, Null White, Global Noise Attack, London SS, Drilling Spree, Themira, K-Nitrate, Ariel Undine, Ghostfire, Spacebuoy, Project Rotten, Mechanical Cabaret, Urchin Child, Cat Beat Tree, Girl From The Castle…..

(pause for breath)

…..Cold In Berlin (surely this should have been Scott?), MixE1, Amon Zero, The Infinite Three, History Of Guns, Little Death Machine, Faceless Dolls, Swivelman, Cortex Defect, Deadcell, Non-Bio, Deja Vu II (OK, OK, that’s ME!), Death Valley Scars, Splendor, Maleficent, Protafield, The Memepunks (this one was a private booking but it still counts), The Tango Pirates, Andrew King, Institution D.O.L. (Power Electronics – At Last!), Lizard Smile, Invasion of Female Logic, Pantser Fabriek, Peter Von Toy, Hana Piranha, DJ Translight (the live project this time!), Grimbergen, STAB Electronics, Triarii, MDS.51, Schramm, Akalotz, Spankraght, Special Love and Toxic Shock. Also thanks to Black Light Ascension – who (amazingly) I’ve never directly DJ supported but have been part of the story nonetheless!

Thanks also to the venues that hosted Terminates Here-branded events – Aces and Eights, Hope and Anchor, Dirty Dicks (sadly no longer in the music game), Elixir Bar (ditto), The Urban Bar and last but certainly not least Nightclub Kolis!

And finally I need to thank everyone not already listed who were part of the story via turning up, dancing, requesting tunes, working the door and the bar, getting the PA working (too right!), engineering the sound, giving out the fliers or simply promoting the events, the bands, the DJs and the scene as a whole. This is just as much for all of you as everyone I’ve listed so far.

It really is the end now.  If you came in part-way through, you might want to go back to the Intro.

Intro / The EOL-Era / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / The Last Word / The Facts / The Credits

10 Years of DJ Terminates Here – The Facts

Here’s some lists for the TL;DR collective.

Most Played Tracks

Whilst only the original or named version counts, ties have been broken by the number of remixes or covers of the same song I’ve also played.

1. DAF – Der Mussolini
2. Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
3. Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
4. Killing Joke – Requiem
5. Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
6. Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
7. Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
8= Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
8= Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
8= Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
8= Invincible Spirit – Push!
12= Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)
12= A Split Second – Flesh
14. Absolute Body Control – Figures
15= Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
15= Motörhead – Ace of Spades (WTF?)

We then get a multi-way tie with AC/DC (Highway to Hell), Cubanate (Oxyacetylene), OMD (Enola Gay and Maid of Orleans), Sisters of Mercy (Vision Thing), Tool (Stinkfist), Underworld (Cowgirl) and VNV Nation (Joy) all featuring.

The top two are obvious hits from bands that either don’t have many songs (DAF) or don’t have many songs suitable for DJ play (Skinny Puppy). The next few are all personal favourites for one reason or another.

Both the Depeche Mode songs to get in were written by Vince Clarke – the highest scoring Gore-written songs were Wrong and Everything Counts (Live 101 version). Timekiller is the highest ranked song from the 21st century, Robo Sapien the newest song on the list, and the only one release AFTER my DJ story began!

Most Played Bands

1. Depeche Mode
2. Front 242
3. Nine Inch Nails
4. Project Pitchfork
5. Rammstein
6. Killing Joke
7. VNV Nation
8. Diary Of Dreams
9. OMD
10. Skinny Puppy

The ‘Mode tops the list mainly due to two Depeche Mode tribute nights I played early on in my DJ career – Front 242 is the band I’ve played at the most different events. NIN and Rammstein also shoot up the list due to featuring at single-band tribute events that I’ve played.

David Bowie came in 13th and Fad Gadget 21st, proof that the influence of certain artists lives on long after they themselves have passed on. Most played band with female vocals was Kirlian Camera – Human League came higher but some of the tunes I picked pre-date Susan and Joanne’s tenure in the band.

Over 1500 bands have been played at some point, that’s more than ten per set.

All that’s left now is The Credits.

Intro / The EOL-Era / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / The Last Word / The Facts / The Credits

10 Years of DJ Terminates Here – The Last Word

It’s worth saying that I did briefly consider announcing an immediate retirement from Djing on the occasion of my 10th anniversary. It would have been a nice way to complete the circle before moving on to focus on other things. But as the date drew closer, it simply felt wrong to do that. I may have played less in 2018 than during any of the previous half-dozen years, but stopping completely would have been overkill. Besides, there’s still songs as yet unplayed, by me or any other DJ.

There’s still some things I want to play around the more esoteric styles available on labels like Hands and Ant-Zen, though finding suitable locations to play such material remains an unsolved problem. My existing collection has been well-covered but there’s new stuff arriving all the time. And with my first booking for 2019 arranged a few days prior to me writing this, it’s clear that people don’t want me to stop. There’s still a thrill factor in delivering a great set to an appreciative crowd. I don’t want to lose that.

Brexit remains the elephant in the room – London events have a significant following from EU expatriates, and more importantly, quite a few of these people actually run the events! Even if only a small minority of people have actually made UK exit plans of their own, it’s a worrying time with so many people being made to feel so unwelcome in a country who’s essential character is defined by population that’s diverse on so many levels. I for one have no choice but to stick around and see what happens, but there’s no reason to stop playing whilst the whole mess is being sorted out. Or not.

My music writing took off again in 2018, having hit upon a ‘retrospective’ tone that plays to my long-form style. There’s plenty more of that to come in 2019, and it may mean less time to spend putting on events of my own. But I’m not stopping. This story may Terminates Here, but this DJ does not.

Still time for some facts….

Intro / The EOL-Era / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / The Last Word / The Facts / The Credits