Yearly archives: 2011

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Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – November 2011

My last planned DJ set of 2011, back in the familiar surroundings of the upstairs room at the Tufnell Park dome, soundtracking this most unique and independent form of retain therapy. My co-DJs today were Kat Orphanides (playing metal and punk) and Ash (pretty much everything else). As a specialist in daytime dark-scene DJing, I once again dreamed up a new approach for the early slot, whilst deciding to focus on good old-fashion goth later on.


Due to a need to lend a hand setting up the whole event, I purposely opened with a 23-minute long track, followed by touches of Project-label goodness, martial drumming and then onto something a bit more, erm, gothy?

Klaus Schulze – Synphära
Eno + Fripp – Wind On Water
LoveLiesCrushing – Valerian (Her Voice Honeyed)
Soul Whirling Somewhere – Wish
Lycia – Dare
Rosa Crux – Noctes Insomnes
Puissance – Grace Of God
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – The Perplexity Of Hybris (I Glorify Myself)
The Machine In The Garden – Final Form
The Shroud – Pixy Led
Faith And The Muse – The Burning Season
All About Eve – Flowers In Your Hair
Untoten – Shelter From Death
Collide – Space Oddity
The Last Dance – Distantly

2pm – 3pm

A mostly-goth set between a mostly-metal set and a mostly-industrial set.

Die Kur – New Era
Star Industry – Nineties
The Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
The March Violets – Snake Dance
Garden Of Delight – Shared Creation
Elusive – Ride
Ikon – Why (7″)
Sex Gang Children – Beasts
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
Suspiria – (Now We See) The Swine
Diary Of Dreams – Undividable
Dream Disciples – Room 57
Project Pitchfork – I Live Your Dream
Kirlian Camera – Nightglory
Global Citizen – Your Majesty

5pm-5:30pm – 3 Way Tag Team

For the first time, 3 DJs contributed to the end-of-event silliness. The first track here actually scratched a DJing itch I hardly dared admit to.

Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (J)
Ghost Dance – Radar Love (K)
Voltaire – Vampire Club (Twilight Version) (A)
Ministry – What A Wonderful World (J)
Manuskript – Rock Me Amadeus (K)
The Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis (J)
Alestorm – Wolves Of The Sea (K)
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance (J)
Lady Gaga – Poker Face (K)

Renaissance II – Mischief Night Festival

A Halloween (or near-enough) festival held in the Boston Music Rooms. A hugely diverse 9-band bill, mixing local favourites with new discoveries. My second time DJing for Global Citizen and Die Kur, and my 4th (!!!) for MaxDmyz. This particular set called upon extreme corners of my collection, and with a few requests thrown in too, I really hope that this dispels any myth that I’m just an industrial DJ!

Wendy Carlos – Theme From A Clockwork Orange
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells Theme (Opening)
Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place
Smashing Pumpkins – Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Seigmen – Slaver Av Solen
Earth Loop Recall – Like Machines

<Saville Row>

Legendary Pink Dots – The Soft Toy
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

<BB Blackdog>

A Perfect Circle – The Hollow
Moonspell – Opium
Paradise Lost – As I Die
Tristania – Mercyside


Johnny Cash – Hurt
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Ship Song
The Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan


Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
Tiger Lillies – Hell
Johnny Hollow – This Hollow World
Rasputina – This Little Piggy
Dresden Dolls – Coin-Operated Boy
Revue Noir – The Gravediggers


New Model Army – 51st State
The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Ramones – Somebody Put Something In My Drink


Tubeway Army – My Shadow In Vain (Band Req.)
The Cassandra Complex – VALIS
KMFDM – Anarchy
The Fair Sex – Not Now, Not Here

<Global Citizen>

Sepultura – Ratamahatta
System Of A Down – Revenga
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK (Req.)
Rob Zombie – Superbeast


Orgy – Blue Monday
Rammstein – Pussy (Req.)
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hot Rod
NIN – Dead Souls (Req.)

<Die Kur>

VNV Nation – Nova

Cybersonik 2011

The follow-up to Dark 7 – book seven UK bands and host an afternoon and evening of live music in the Camden Underworld. Despite putting the first band on stage a mere 10 minutes after opening the doors, they managed to pull a great crowd and the venue stayed busy for the duration. Special credit goes to the guys from Machine Rox, who organised the whole event. As for me, I was doing the bit between the bands….here’s what was played.

Haujobb – Dead Market
Seabound – Hooked

<Dreams Divide>

KiEw – DCDisk
Xotox – Roboterkrieg

<Decayed Reflection>

Rabia Sorda – What You Get Is What You See
Solitary Experiments – Still Alive
Culture Kultur – War Is Over
XP8 – Out Of Control


[:SITD:] – Laughingstock
á;GRUMH – Ha People!
A Split Second – Rigor Mortis
Click Click – Sweet Stuff

<Kommand + Kontrol>

Solar Fake – Why Did I Raise The Fire
Psy’Aviah feat Ayria – Into The Game
Unter Null – Sick Fuck

<Machine Rox>

Lights Of Euphoria – White Wall
VNV Nation – Control
Covenant – Ritual Noise

<Method Cell>

System:FX – Overdrive
Feindflug – Glaubenskrieg
Skinjob – Hate
Reaper – Unrensand


Moby – We Are All Made Of Stars

Jordan Reyne, MaxDmyz, Ventenner, Die Kur

A short-notice set it might have been, but a chance to DJ for a very mixed line-up. I’d actually support DJed for MaxDmyz 10 years previously at Imperial College Union. Also finally a chance to see Die Kur after playing them in sets a couple of times, and two interesting discoveries in Ventenner and Jordan Reyne.

Sulpher – One Of Us
Ministry – The Fall
Stahlhammer – Herz Aus Stahl
Weissglut – Etwas Kommt In Deine Welt
Stabbing Westward – Lies
Acumen Nation – Parasite Mine
Machines Of Loving Grace – Butterfly Wings
Electric Hellfire Club – Hypochristian
Mortiis – Decandent and Desparate
Gravity Kills – Guilty
Lard – Forkboy

<Die Kur>

Pop Will Eat Itself – Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Filter – The Best Things
NIN – The Beginning Of The End
Rico – Big Black Sea


Pantera – Mouth For War
Prong – Who’s Fist Is It Anyway?
Machine Head – From This Day
White Zombie – Electric Head Pt.2


Haggard – Herr Mannelig
Subway To Sally – Seiben
Letzte Instanz – Ohne Dich

<Jordan Rayne>

Blood Axis – Song Of The Comrade

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – August 2011

Having taken a break from playing CDs at the Alternative Bring’n’Buy in April in order to, erm, sell CDs at the Alternative Bring’n’Buy, today I went back to Plan A. I was joined by my regular co-DJs Robert Cowlin and Scott McMahon, who between them handled all the genres than having guitars in.

11am-12noon – Another Sunday Morning Special

I’ve kicked off with darkambient, mittelalter, neo-folk and dark cabaret in the past. And today? A 13-minute psychedelic Krautrock epic. And then lots of old-school synths. I love the early shift!

Tangerine Dream – Fly And Collision Of Comas Sola
Jean-Michel Jarre – Ethnicolor 1
Suicide – Rocket USA
Claire Obscur – Blume
Twilight Ritual – Closed Circuit
DAF – Der Räuber und der Prinz
Depeche Mode – Puppets
Absolute Body Control – Never Seen
Attrition – Thin Red Line
Kirlian Camera – The Desert Inside
Diary Of Dreams – Soul Stripper
Silke Bischoff – Waste Of Time
Girls Under Glass – Ohne Dich
Pink Turns Blue – Your Master Is Calling

2pm-3pm – EBM and Electro-Industrial

I think this is one of my favourite sets in recent times. A quick salute to the stall that sold me all those Pankow and Click Click CDs!

Front 242 – U-Men
Spetsnaz – That Perfect Body
Jäger 90 – Wie Du
Kommando XY – Genesis Does (What Nintendon’t)
Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here
Portion Control – Amnesia
Auto Da Feh – Divided We Fall
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Project Pitchfork – Go Further
Evil’s Toy – Organics
Plastic Noise Experience – Kill The 6
Funker Vogt – History
System:FX – Overdrive
Dismantled – Thanks For Everything
Inertia – Shakalaka Baby!

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

In the true B&B tradition, there was time for playing somewhat ‘atypical’ tracks at the end. Every time it gets more and more random..…

Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Pulp – Disco 2000
The Confettis – The Sound Of C
Placebo – Daddy Cool
Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow
Lady Gaga – Judas
The Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch (Eiffel 65 Remix)
Lordi – Hard Rock Hallejulah

Dark 7 2011

Dark 7 was an event organised by the members of the band Machine Rox. The concept was to book a number of UK scene bands (the only overseas act, Terror Error, withdrew before the event) and hold a one day mini-festival in the Camden Underworld.

System:FX were called into headline, although the first four bands on the bill were completely new to me. A scan through various online profiles and chance to watch soundcheck gave me a chance of devising a vaguely relevant set before each band came on, and despite an occasionally sticking ‘Play’ button, it seemed to go quite well. So here’s what was played.

Digicore – We Will Protect You
Godflesh – Like Rats
Concrete Lung – Destructive
Revolting Cocks – Key To The City (Vegas Mix)
16 Volt – Cables + Wires
Pitchshifter – Please Sir

<Ghost In The Static>

ClockDVA – The Sonology of Sex II
This Morn’Omina – Epoch (ccf) – Certainty


PAL – Gelöbnis (Terrorfakt Remix)
Aphex Twin – Phloam
Future Sound Of London – We Have Explosive

<Digital Deformation>

Skinjob – Beauty Is Your Toy
Modulate – Skullfuck


Gary Numan – Films
Project Pitchfork – K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
Deviant UK – You Will Burn

<Global Citizen>

Angelspit – 100%
Ayria – The Gun Song
Nachtmahr – Mädchen In Uniform

<Machine Rox>

Be My Enemy – This Is The New Wave
Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital
Chemical Brothers – Music:Response
The Inkspots – I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire


Covenant – One World One Sky

Reptile March 2011

Reptile is a monthly club held at the Minories at Tower Hill, playing a mix of gothic, industrial, rock, metal, 80s and various other alternative styles. It’s something of a regular of mine and many of my friends, so to get a chance to DJ there, and on my birthday at that, was a particularly special occasion. We’d agree beforehand that I’d be focusing on the industrial/electronic area, which could mean a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, it meant this…..


The Crüxshadows – Tears
Diary Of Dreams – The Curse
Spahn Ranch – Heretics Fork
Velvet Acid Christ – Futile (Nazi Bastard Mix)
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down


Laibach – Tanz Mit Laibach
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Die Krupps – Goldfinger
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre Version)