Monthly archives: September 2014

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Deadcell, Machine Rox + Cortex Defect

A three-band lineup at Elektrowerkz, with the Netherlands-based industrial metal band Deadcell headlining. I was filling in the gaps between the bands, and this is how it went.

Trial – Blut Aus Eisen – Brittle
Ghost & Writer – Man On A Wire – 8 Bits

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Krystal System – I Love My Chains
Cyanotic – Sensory Deprivation
Decree – Fateless

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Blue Eyed Christ – Drown
Penal Colony – Product
Static-X – Love Dump
Sepultura – Refuse Resist
Killing Joke – Asteroid
MaxDmyz – Smells Like Victory
Fear Factory – Cars
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs


DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – September 2014

It’s customary after the Alt Bring’n’Buy to cross the road to Aces and Eights for a post-event pizza and pint. This time we took it further, and continued the DJing here, too.

This event worked on an ‘open request list’ principle – the audience decided the music policy, so all but the very first and last tracks played tonight were requests.

Set 1 – 6pm-6:45pm

Borghesia – We Don’t Believe You
Tear Garden – Sheila Liked The Rodeo
Hawkwind – Silver Machine
Pink Floyd – See Emily Play
Nightwish – High Hopes (3 requests for the ‘Floyd, 2 for Nightwish, what else could I do?)
The Eternal Afflict – Kinski Is Dead
Sisters Of Mercy – Black Planet
The Velvet Underground – Venus In Purs
Inkubus Sukkubus – Pagan Born
Omnia – Wytches Brew

Set 2 – 7:30pm-8:15pm

Switchblade Symphony – Bad Trash
Diary Of Dreams – The Wedding
Velvet Acid Christ – Evoked
Deviant UK – Timekiller
Spetsnaz – Apathy
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
OhGr – Shhh
Aesthetic Perfection – Spit It Out
Eisenfunk – Pong
OMD – Enola Gay
Depeche Mode – Stripped

Set 3 – 9pm-9:15pm

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
AC/DC – Back In Black
REO Speedwagon – Back On The Road Again (hell, yeah!)
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone

Tag-Team Wind Down – 9:15pm-10pm

One final Jonny vs Scott to see the day out.

Iggy Pop – No Fun
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Suicide – Rocket USA
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
Ultravox – Quiet Man
Moby – New Dawn Fades
NIN – Dead Souls
Killing Joke – Requiem
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
Johnny Cash – Hurt

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – September 2014

After two months off DJing, I returned back to the Alternative Bring’n’Buy sale, once again joined by Scott McMahon (now working under the name ‘DJ The Scott’), for our longest day of DJing yet. Today’s set included a number of bands that had made a mark on the UK live scene during August, plus at least one that should have but didn’t (come back Pitchies, all is forgiven!).

Set 1 – 10:20am-11:45am

Neo-folk for set up, some downtempo electronics to cure any hangovers, and then onto the minimal melodic synth thing that I’ve discovered works particularly well at this time of morning.

:Wumpscut: – Angel
Coph Nia – The New Oath
Blood Axis & Les Joyeaux De La Princesse – Foile Verte
Sieben – Love’s Promise
Dernière Volonté – Le Poison
Rome – To Die Among Strangers
Jordan Reyne – The Shadow Line
Portishead – Numb
Xingu Hill – Core Illness
Scorn – Weakener
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Pieces From The Whole
Echo West – In Pop We Trust
Iioioioii – Stardust
No Comment – Back In The 80s (Maxi Version)
Carpe Diem – Dream On
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Martial Canterel – You Today
Sturm Café – Koka Kola Freiheit
Welle:Erdball – Der Flipperkönig
Mr.Kitty – Insects
Auto-Auto – Toadboy
The Faint – Agenda Suicide

Set 2 – 1pm-2pm

Despite focusing on older EBM and dark electro in club sets these days, this event is about variety, so I dug out some of the lesser-played (by me) ‘oontz’ material, too.

Front 242 – Flag
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
Eco – Hass Und Liebe
Project Pitchfork – Alpha Omega
Velvet Acid Christ – We Have To See We Have To Know
Juno Reactor – God Is God
Mentallo + The Fixer – Tachyon
Enter + Fall – Push Enter + Fall Down
X-Fusion – The Dungeon Of Reality
Tamtrum – Abort The Pope
XP8 – Das Licht
Seabound – Hooked
Covenant – The Men
Informatik – Something To Believe In

Set 3 – 3pm-4pm

Scott handled the post-punky side of goth, thus leaving me with various 90s and 00s rockier material, with a metallic twist at the end.

Suspiria – Allegedy, Dancefloor Tragedy
Squid – Endgame
Midnight Configuration – Sinister, Sinister
Bella Morte – Find Forever Gone
Breath Of Life – Bad Race
Still Patient? – Chameleon
Cancer Barrack – Cancer Barrack
The Beauty Of Gemina – Haddon Hall
Lacrimosa – Durch Nacht Und Flut (Club Version)
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
Staubkind – Dein Engel Schweight
In Extremo – Küss mich
Eluveitie – A Rose For Epona
Tyr – Hold The Heathen Hammer High
Die Kur – The Order Of Things To Be

5pm-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team

Actually, this ended up as more of a ‘England vs USA’ Tag Team (not being sufficient amounts of Scottish punk to hand for Scott to show his background)……

Cock Sparrer – Take ‘em All
Blondie – X-Offender
Cockney Rejects – Oi Oi Oi
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
Ian Dury – Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll
Lou Reed – Vicious

With that done, it was over the road to Aces and Eights to continue with our Open Request List event…..