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Neo-Noir – September 2012

A return to Neo-Noir’s original venue, and a midnight set from me. Due to requests prior to the night and various ‘Ibiza Floor’ discussions during the previous week, I decided to focus (for the first half at least) on 90s dance crossover classics. The second half of the set focused on more scene-focused output, including (amazingly!) my first airing of a track from VNV Nation’s seminal ‘Empires’ album.

808 State – In Yer Face
Orbital – Chime
The Grid – Texas Cowboys
Underworld – Cowgirl
Empirion – Narcotic Influence 1
Editors – Papillon (Tiesto Remix Edit)
Faithless – God Is A DJ
Code 64 – Leaving Earth
NamNamBulu – Memories
VNV Nation – Kingdom
Ivory Frequency – Today
Rotersand – War On Error (Declaration)
Pakt – Freiheit
AutoDaFeh – Divided We Fall

Renaissance III Festival

Fresh (?) from the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale upstairs, I headed down to the Boston Music Rooms to DJ at the Renaissance III festival.

BB Blackdog Support

King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man
Amorphous Androgynous – The Mello Hippo Disco Show
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Tool – Schism

Drilling Spree Support

NFD – Light My Way
<acoustic interlude>
The Cult – Fire Woman

Ariel/Ghostfire Support

Irrlicht – Porquoi
The Creatures – 2nd Floor

Jordan Reyne Support

Current 93 – Black Ships Ate The Sky
How To Destroy Angels – The Space In Between
Dead Can Dance – Enigma Of The Absolute
Unto Ashes – One World One Sky

The “Go Home” Song

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – August 2012

My longest day of DJing, ever. Two events, one after the other, on two floors of the same venue.

10:30am- 12 noon – Early Morning Synthesiser

An intentional change from the usual ‘damnbient’ music policy that opens up this event. It was simply too hot. One tradition, opening-with-an-incredibly-long-track-during-setup-time, was retained.

The Orb – A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld
The Knife – She’s Having A Baby
The Weathermen – Punishment Park
The Neon Judgement – Chinese Black
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Kraftwerk – Antenna
Pavillon 7B – You See
Analog Angel – The Miracle
Fairlight Children – Before You Came Along
Golden Boy & Miss Kittin – Rippin’ Kittin
The Presets – Girl And The Sea
Carved Souls – Box
Neuropa – Fashion War
Vision Talk – Elevation
Cinemascape – I Won’t Come Home Tonight
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
Rational Youth – Saturdays In Silesia
Images In Vogue – Lust For Love
The Other Two – Tasty Fish
Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four)
OMD – Red Frame White Light
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine

2pm-3pm – Not Cooling Off Yet

From hard bleepy stuff to borderline goth……

Eisenfunk – Pong (600XL Remix by Xotox)
Grendel – End Of Ages
Freakangel – The Last White Dance
VNV Nation – Nemesis
Melotron – Folge Mir Ins Licht
T.O.Y. – Welcome To Spaceradio
Mari Chrome – Toxic
Spectra*Paris – Falsos Suenos (Spectramix)
Snake Skin – Etterna
Stray – Remember Me
18 Summers – Girl Of 18 Summers
Project Pitchfork – View From A Throne
The Beauty Of Gemina – The Lonesome Death Of A Goth DJ
Diary Of Dreams – Kindrom

And then downstairs to join Vade Retro in the DJ booth between the bands at Renaissance III.

Y34R Z3R0 July 2012

Setlists from my two sets at Y34R Z3R0 – a Nine Inch Nails-based club night.

9pm-10pm – The Ambience

Not wanted to play the floorfillers early on, I elected to focus the first set on the more minimal Reznor output, before introducing some dance beats towards the end.

NIN – A Warm Place
NIN – Ghosts (Track 6)
NIN – Lights In The Sky
NIN – Another Version Of The Truth
David Bowie – Warszawa
NIN – Something I Can Never Have (Still)
NIN – Right Where It Belongs v2
How To Destroy Angels – A Drowning
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Pieces From The Whole
NIN – The Great Below
Chris & Cosey – Walking Through Heaven
Test Dept. – New World Order
Josh Wink feat. Trent Reznor – Black Bomb

Midnight – 12:40am – The Anthems

Shorter than planned due to earlier-than-scheduled closing time, but still did the job.

NIN – All The Pigs, All Lined Up
NIN – Happiness In Slavery
Marilyn Manson – Lunchbox
1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut (Original Reznor vocal version)
NIN – Sin
Front 242 – Headhunter (Live Moments version)
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre Version)
Ministry – Revenge
NIN – Kinda I Want To (Purest Feeling version)

Voodoo Summer Ball

Despite being the same location as my last set, and support slot for Die Kur (a band I’ve support DJed for several times), this was quite some distance from my usual kind of night. Anyway, whilst it’s by no means representative of the event as a whole, here’s my brief contribution to the nights proceedings.

Cradle of Filth – Cthulu Dawn
Tiamat – The Ar
Anathema – Empty
Theatre of Tragedy – Machine
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hot Rod
Coal Chamber – Sway
Slipknot – Wait and Bleed
Fear Factory – Edgecrusher
System of a Down – Suite Pee

System:FX + Support

Fellow East London outfit System:FX headlined a 4-band billing at Elektrowerkz tonight, which also saw the debut of a new-look Machine Rox with live drums and guitars. In addition, it was my first ever laptop DJ set (barring a brief test session last year). Despite a couple of flaws, the kit essentially held together long enough for me to play the following tunes, before each band and then a few songs to fill in before Slimelight kicked in.

Kirlian Camera – Nightglory
Scapa Flow – Crucial Impact
Void Kampf – Rock The Club (R)
Fixmer/McCarthy – Splitter (B)
Mindless Faith – Momentum
Negative Format – Transfer


Edge Of Dawn – Stage Fright
Unterart – Now or Never
Surgyn – Sever


Nebula-H – 69
Santa Hates You – Rocket Heart
Neikka RPM – Here’s Your Revolution (Red Venom)
Autoaggression – 3.14 (Album Cut)

<Machine Rox>

Steril – Overgod
Be My Enemy – Disintergration (B)
Dkay.com – Friendly Fire
Killing Joke – European Super State


Wendy Carlos – Theme From A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)
Vangelis – Blade Runner (End Titles)
Coil – The Anal Staircase

Die Kur + Support

This DJ set was something of a curveball. I might have DJed for Die Kur several times before, but the other bands weren’t only new to me, but quite some distance stylistically from my ‘usual style’. But this was just an opportunity to dig out some tunes that I don’t normally get to play.

Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Lou Reed – Vicious
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
The Damned – New Rose
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict
Killing Joke – Wardance

<London SS>

3 Colours Red – Pure
Metallica – Fuel
The Cult – Rain
Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
Star Industry – Lost Generation
Fields Of The Nephilim – Preacher Man

<Drilling Spree>

Soulfly – Back To The Primitive
Fear Factory – Demanufacture
Samael – Jupiterian Vibe
Dimmu Borgir – Dreamside Dominion


Faith No More – Epic
Tool – Stinkfist
NIN – We’re In This Together
Rammstein – Mein Herz Brennt

<Die Kur>

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
The Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven
The Clash – I Fought The Law
New Model Army – Vengeance
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides

Dreams Divide, Global Noise Attack, Null White, Ghost In The Static

My first ever set in the Elektrowerkz venue, DJing between 4 different bands, including the first headline show for Dreams Divide and a return to stage after many years of Global Noise Attack. Add some unexpected requests from the bands and it ended up as quite a varied setlist.

Silber – Flieg
Staubkind – Dein Engel Schweight
Sulpher – One Of Us
Die Kur – New Era
Fear Factory – Powershifter

<Ghost In The Static>

Machine Rox – Deliver Me
Tactical Sekt – Xfixiation ([:SITD:] Remix)
Soman – Eye To Eye
Panzer AG – Filth God

<Null White>

Excessive Force – Conquer Your House II
Razed In Black – Master
Depeche Mode – Wrong (B)
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick (B)
NIN – Dead Souls

<Global Noise Attack>

Mortiis – Parasite God (B)
Solitary Experiments – Still Alive (B)
Bruderschaft – Forever

<Dreams Divide>

Dark 7 2012

Time to return to the Camden Underworld for the latest Sychrotrax all-dayer, Dark 7, headlined by Deviant UK. Opening band K-Nitrate had to pull out, with Paresis arriving at short notice to open up. Today’s sets featured a number of bands that had played at previous Sychrotrax events, as well as a few requests later in the day.

Mentallo + The Fixer – Sacrilege (Angel Of Death Mix)
Placebo Effect – Slashed Open
yelworC – Soulhunter
Dance Or Die – 432
The Klinik – Moving Hands
Vomito Negro – No Hope No Fear
Klutæ – Circus Of Death


Leech Woman – Tool
God Lives Underwater – No More Love
Hanzel Und Gretyl – Fukken Uber Death Party
The Galan Pixs – Pearl Necklace

<Ghost In The Static>

Aesthetic Perfection – Inhuman
Shiv-R – Pharmaceutical Grade
SAM – Hallucinogen


And One – Wasted (B)
Tenek – Blinded By You
Method Cell – Push
Assemblage 23 – Let Me Be Your Armour (B)
Ashbury Heights – Anti-Ordinary

<Analog Angel>

Heimatærde – Deus Lo Vult (R)
V2A – Electro-Whore

<Machine Rox>

Fixmer-McCarthy – Free Fall
Pow[d]er Pussy – Yourmove
Straftanz – Die Neue F-Klasse (Ein Panzerleid)

<Kommand + Kontrol>

Dreams Divide – Faces
Project Pitchfork – Drone State (B)
John Foxx – Underpass (R)
Gary Numan – I Die:You Die (B)
Skinny Puppy – Assimilate (R)
:Wumpscut: – Black Death (French Texture)

<Deviant UK>

Laibach – WAT

Neo-Noir – February 2012

My first chance to play at Neo-Noir with DJs Miss Bleep and Wozza. I think I’d refer to this as the nearest I get to an ‘everything set’. In the spirit of the club, there were quite a few requests .

Set 1 – 11pm-Midnight

The last two songs in this set reflected the date, 24/2. It’s EBM day!

Suicide Commando – See You In Hell (R)
:Wumpscut: – Soylent Green (R)
Hocico – Poltergeist (B)
Frontline Assembly – Plasticity
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller (R)
Calva Y Nada – Rascheln
Cephalgy – Engel Sterben Nie
Diary Of Dreams – The Plague
Star Industry – The Look (Roxette Cover)
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Fischerspooner – Emerge (R)
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizzare Version) (B)
DAF – Der Mussolini (R)
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Auto Da Feh – Divided We Fall

Set 2 – 1am-2am

Chemlab – Exile On Mainline
Birmingham 6 – Birmingham 6
Nine Inch Nails – Sin (Short)
Sheep On Drugs – 15 Minutes Of Fame
System:FX – Overdrive (Rmx) (R)
Prodigy – Omen
Apollo 440 – Krupa
Bomb The Bass – Megablast
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
Militant Cheerleaders On The Move – Freaks
Spahn Ranch – Heretics Fork (Belief mix) (R)
Editors – Papillon (Tiësto Remix Edit) (R)
IAMX – Think Of England
VNV Nation – Nova (B)