Yearly archives: 2016

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Yesterday’s Shadow Before Christmas

I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow for a Christmas party refreshingly clear of the obvious cheesy hits. In an attempt to bring together the best of this event in 2016, we had a total of seven DJs playing. Here’s my contribution to the evening’s music:

Set 1 – 10:40pm

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Monkey’s On Juice
Cocteau Twins – Lorelei
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
Erasure – Stop!
The Communards – Disenchanted
Depeche Mode – People Are People
The Human League – Blind Youth
Fad Gadget – Love Parasite
Joy Division – Isolation
The B-52s – Planet Claire
The Cramps – Drug Train
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick

Set 2 – 1:20am

OMD – Enola Gay
Nena – 99 Luftballons
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
Killing Joke – Eighties
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
Madness – Our House
New Order – True Faith

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – December 2016

As is now the tradition, Scott and myself went to Aces and Eights to run our quarterly Open Request List event once the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale was done. All but the first few songs and the final phase were requests.

Set 1

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Johnny Cash – Man In Black
The Eagles – Hotel California
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
The Mission – Like A Hurricane
Flesh For Lulu – Baby Hurricane
Faith and the Muse – Shattered In Aspect
Gary Numan – Films
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

Set 2

The Damned – New Rose
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) (7″ Version)
And One – Military Fashion Show
A Split Second – The Colosseum Crash
Project Pitchfork – Rain
David Bowie feat NIN – I’m Afraid of Americans
The Young Gods – Skinflowers
Marilyn Manson – The Dope Show
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Set 3

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alvie
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Boston – Smokin’
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressen Man
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Pat Benetar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Final Tag-Team

Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
The Zombies – Time Of The Season
The Doors – Strange Days
ELP – Lucky Man
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
The Yardbirds – Heart Full Of Soul
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
13th Floor Elevators – Levitation
The Black Angel – Evil Things
Legendary Pink Dots – Belladonna
Nick Cave – Jack The Ripper
Joe Fagin – Breakin’ Away
Outro: Vangelis – Tears In Rain

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2016

The 10th Anniversary of the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale occured at the Tufnell Park Dome, and as usual, Scott and myself were on hand to provide music, along with guest DJ Dancefloor Landmine. I’ve actually been doing this slot for 8 years now, and I’m still finding something fresh to play.


We got started earlier than usual, so I took the chance to play a long instrumental, just like I did in the early days.

Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn Part 1
Spectra*Paris – Silent Night
L’Orchestre Noir – The Last Train
Ain Soph – White Guard
The Strawbs – The Hangman And The Papist
Howard Goodall – Space Walk Theme (from Red Dwarf Series 1)
Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme
Hendricus Ruseler (aka Russel B) – Mountain Dust
Richard H.Kirk – Freezone
Konzept – Hypnautic Beats
Syntec – The Blind Love The Blind
Das Präparat – Hysterie
The Weathermen – Punishment Park
Legend – Benjamite Bloodline
Vision Talk – Confession
Me The Tiger – Heartbeats
Kite – Castle Of Sand
Last July – Nothing Else But You


Back to what I know best…

Funker Vogt – Tragic Hero (Haat Klapp Mix)
Yeht Mae – Transmission
AmGod – Paranoia
Trial – Für Zwei
Dorsetshire – Herzschlag
Les Berrtas – Der Knochenschäler
Grausame Töchter – Untergang
Eisenfunk – Jinglefunk
Heimatærde – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Robotiko Rejekto – Rejekto (Retrospective Mix)
Schramm – Rattenspiel
Akalotz – Blood Pressure
A Split-Second – Mambo Witch (7″ version)
Front 242 – Rhythm Of Time
Die Krupps – Volle Kraft Voraus (Too Much History Version)

At 5pm, I played the Reverend Horton Heats version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, Scott put in the Cocteau’s “Frosty The Snowman” and let Simon Landmine handle the closedown whilst we went over the road to start the Open Request List.

Ad:Rem 2016

The second Ad:Rem festival took place at Elektrowerkz. This event is dedicated to bringing over bands from the European scene that otherwise would not have a chance to play in the UK, as well as giving a few local acts a chance to play styles not often heard on London stages. As with last year, I was tasked with filling in the gaps between the bands. Here’s what I ended up playing.

NON – Fire In The Organism
Haus Arafna – You Don’t Believe Me
Death In June – Crush My Love
Psychic TV – No Go Go
Einstürzende Neubauten – Sabrina
Coph Nia – The Oath
Deutsch Nepal – Deflagration of Hell
In Slaughter Natives – Angel Meat


Anenzephalia – A Tribute To..
Whitehouse – Why You Never Became A Dancer
Brighter Death Now – Hipp Hipp Hurray I Will Kill You Today
Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music (Excerpt… I could get away playing the whole thing)

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November Növelet – Free
Printed At Bismarck’s Death – O’ What Can Ail Thee
Cyan – A New God Is Born

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Von Thronstahl – Heimatfreund-Staatsfiend
Blood Axis – Bearer Of 10,000 Eyes – Lord Of Ages
H.E.R.R. – The Fall Of Constantinople
Stalingrad – Neither Honour Nor Glory
Puissance – Grace Of God


Am Not – Intervention
Sonar – Sonar
PAL – Agentenfister
Synapscape – Drastic Significance
Imminent Starvation – Lost Highway 45


The Thought Criminals – Dirty Electro
FullContact69 – Below The Belt
Elm – Edge (Extended)
Old School Union – Stressi
Wulfband – Gewalt
SadoSato – Piefkemädchen


Ad:Key – Pissed Off
Container 90 – Raise Your Finger
Deja Vu 2 – World Alert (2014 Mix)
Borghesia – Theme One (Resistance Mix)
Ionic Vision – Ave Maria (Pristine)


After this, DJ Danny Dup from Belgium came on to play an afterparty set, consisting of scene favourites from Front 242 to Rammstein to Sisters of Mercy. At 4:40am, I then returned to the booth to see the event out.

Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Feindflug – Glaubenskreig
This’Morn Omina – One eYed Man
Xotox – Eisenkiller
Terrorfakt – Arsenal
Punch Inc. – Arm Against
Converter – Death Time
Asche – Riding On The Atomic ICE
P.A.L. – Gelöbnis
:Wumpscut: – Black Death (French Texture)
Suicide Commando – See You In Hell
Leæther Strip – Japanese Bodies
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Front 242 – Masterhit Pt 1+2
Outro: Vangelis – Bladerunner (End Titles)

Bleak Halloween Album Launch

I’d played in this venue before as part of Reptile, and I’d played plenty of slots supporting Bleak and Die Kur, but for Halloween 2016, it all came together to form the 100th DJ Terminates Here set at The Lounge (aka Nightclub Kolis) in Archway.

A line-up featuring 5 live bands, performance poet SP Howarth, an album launch for Bleak, a debut airing of the lead single from the rock musical ‘Rasputin Rocks’, and it was my job to glue it all together muscially. Here’s how it went.

Boston – Smokin’
The Zombies – Time Of The Season
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

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Nirvana – Come As You Are
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Radiohead – Airbag

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Bat For Lashes – Horse And I
Garbage – When I Grow Up

<Hana Piranha>

Ice Ages – Endless Circle
Freudstein – Live This Lie
Velvet Acid Christ – We Have To See, We Have To Know
Leæther Strip – Halloween Theme
Skinny Puppy – Assimilate

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Rasputin Rocks – Mad Monk Rock (Debut airing!)
The Doors – People Are Strange
Screamin’ Jay Hawkings – I Put A Spell On You


Chris Connelly – Stowaway
MaxDmyz – Corpse Ride
Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
Rammstein – Sonne

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Wendy Carlos – Theme From A Clockwork Orange
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Part IV
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme
Laibach – Mama Leone

(Note: The management requested that due to the late hour, the evening’s outro was to be low-key in nature – this did give the perfect chance to finish my 100th set with the same song that opened my 1st set, nearly eight years ago!).

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – September 2016

After the Alternative Bring’n’Buy, Scott and I went over the Aces and Eights for our now-quarterly Open Request List night. All but the first few and last few were requests.

Set 1

Amorphous Androgynous – The Mello Disco Hippo Show
Seigmen – Slaver Av Solen
Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Gary Numan – Down In The Park
Japan – Ghosts
Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress
Das Ich – Destillat

Set 2

Velvet Condom – Kalter Lippenstift
Linea Aspera – Synapse
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
Einstürzende Neubauten – Haus der Lüge
The Faint – Agenda Suicide
PWEI – Def.Con.One
Project Pitchfork – Rain
Covenant – Bullet
NIN – The Hand That Feeds
She Past Away – Sanrı

Set 3

Anathema – Empty
Paradise Lost – Mouth
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
All About Eve – Farewell Mr.Sorrow
Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust
Diorama – Synthesize Me
VNV Nation – Resolution
Peter Schilling – Major Tom
Malaria – Your Turn To Run

Set 4

The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Teardrop Explodes – Reward
KMFDM – Der Mussolini
Rammstein – Links 2 3 4
Alice Cooper – Poison
Aerosmith – Don’t Stop
Lou Reed – Vicious
Tenpole Tudor – Swords of 1000 Men

Final Tag-Team

I’d skipped the usual tag-team at the Alt Bring’n’Buy, having packed up my DJ kit and not having any funny songs to play off my phone. But I had to celebrate my 99th DJ set here.

Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Ian Dury – This Is What We Find
The Clash – Rock The Casbah
4-Skins – One Law For Them
The Jam – Eaten Trifle
Stiff Little Fingers – Love Of The Common People
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis

Outro: Mike Oldfield – The Boy’s Burial/Pran Sees The Red Cross (from ‘The Killing Fields’)

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – September 2016

And back to the Alternative Bring’n’Buy joining DJ The Scott in providing the soundtrack to London’s alternative shopping experience. Ran this one as a two-DJ operation this time, hence the variance in what follows…..


Brian Eno – An Ascent
Raison d’être – Procession
Mediæval Bæbes – Salva Nos
Cornix Maledictum – Ais Vis Lo Lop
Corvus Corax – Palästinalied
Stoa – Autumn
Kreuzweg Ost – Ein Neuer Krieg
Der Blutharsch – Time Is Thee Enemy II
Of The Wand And The Moon – My Devotion Will Never Fade
Allerseelen – Tanzt Die Orange
Non-Bio – No-One
Caustic Window – Cordialatron
Miss Kittin – Professional Distortion
Pure Ground – After The Fall
Blind Vision – Bestialic Beat
Substaat – Berlin
Chrom – Memories
Maison Vague – Pixelated Lover
Little Boots – Mathematics


Vigilante – Victims
Noisuf-X – Scary Looking Thing
Caustic – Hiroshima Burn
Komor Kommando – Servus Pulsu
Velvet Acid Christ – Futile
:Wumpscut: – Wreath Of Barbs (NeuroticFish Remix 2)
Bionic – It Doesn’t Matter
Run Level Zero – CNN of Worms
Volt 9000 – Toybox
Seven Trees – Going Down
Noise Control – Dreams
Zero Defects -Duracell
!Bang Elektronika – Aktivierung
Shift – Electrofixx
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You< (Punish Your Machine)


Project Pitchfork – I Am (A Thought In Slowmotion)
Deathstars – Cyanide
3TEETH – Nihil
Ventenner – Six Blood
The Damage Manual – Damage Addict
Rico – Big Black Sea
CHANT – Brave New Apocalypse
Skold vs KMFDM – Bloodsport
Theatre of Tragedy – Machine
After Froever – Energise Me
Epica – Sensorium
Delain – We Are The Others
The 69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
The Sisters of Mercy – Detonation Boulevard
Zodiac Mindwarp – Prime Mover
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

Scott handled the close here this time….I was across at Aces and Eights by then.

Infest 2016

And so it came to pass that DJ Terminates Here played InFest 2016. I’ve been to the festival many times over the years, and this time I got to contribute to the aftershow DJing with a set in the Escape Bar on Saturday night from 1:15am to close.

My first set outside of London and the Southeast, my first at a multi-day festival, and a chance to let the Terminates Here sound be heard by a new audience. The time and place meant that only bona-fide classics from my repertoire made it in. Anyway, here’s what I played.

Star Industry – Nineties
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
Fortification 55 – And Tomorrow Atlantis
Project Pitchfork – God Wrote
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
A Split Second – Flesh
Death In June – The Calling Mk2
Absolute Body Control – Figures
And One – Metalhammer
Die Krupps – Fatherland
KMFDM – Godlike (Chicago Trax)
Ministry – Stigmata
Killing Joke – Requiem
Public Image Ltd – Public Image
Joy Division – Transmission
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
The Human League – Empire State Human
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix)
Mesh – You Didn’t Want Me (Radio Mix)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Love Never Dies Pt.1
VNV Nation – Nova

Yesterday’s Shadow – August 2016

Last night, I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow, my fourth time playing there and the eighth running of the event. Here’s what I played.

Set 1 – 10:40 pm to 11:20pm

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
The Slits – Typical Girls
999 – Emergency
Killing Joke – The Wait
The Chameleons – Don’t Fall
Tubeway Army – My Shadow In Vain
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
Heaven 17 – I’m Your Money
Propaganda – Dr Mabuse
Howard Jones – What Is Love?
Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday

Set 2 – 2am to Close

DAF – Der Mussolini
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Depeche Mode – Master and Servant
OMD – Genetic Engineering
Ultravox – Hymn
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
Outro: Vangelis – Chariots of Fire (Main Titles)

Yesterday’s Shadow – July 2016

I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow at The Pack and Carriage to play a couple of sets alongside Demondaz, Jonny Haart, The Scot and The Count. Even in a genre I play as often as this, I still like searching for fresh things to play, and I like to think that the first set in particular is a good example of this.


Genesis – Land of Confusion
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
The Police – Roxanne
Talking Heads – Life During Wartime
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
Ideal – Blaue Augen
Abwärts – Computerstaat
Gang of Four – At Home He’s A Tourist
Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer
B-52s – Planet Claire
Mission Of Burma – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
O.Children – Dead Disco Dancer


The Chameleons – Don’t Fall
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Monkey’s On Juice
The Creatures – Exterminating Angel
Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup
Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia
The Associates – Party Fears Two
Alphaville – Big In Japan
OMD – Electricity
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Live 101)