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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)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – Euro 2016 Final Warm-Up Special

Scott and myself have made a habit of once-a-quarter Open Request List events at Aces and Eights after each Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale. We decided to try it as a standalone event. As it happens, it fell on the same night as the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal, so this event served as something of a warm-up. Here’s what I ended up playing.

Set 1 – 5:15pm

Depeche Mode – I Feel You
Mephisto Walz – Age of Nothing
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song
Pyrolator – Max
Suicide – Ghost Rider
Martin Dupont – It’s No Use
Joachim Witt – Goldener Reiter
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night
Devo – Whip It

Set 2 – 6:20pm

AC/DC – Touch Too Much
Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Alice Cooper – Poison
Motörhead – ( We Are ) The Road Crew
The Beatles – Revolution
The Who – Baba O’Reilly
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Set 3 – 7:25pm

Pulp – Disco 2000
Blur – Song 2
Charlatans – North Country Boy
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Europe – Rock The Night
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Lovin’ You
Argent – God Gave Rock’n’Roll (no, not the Kiss version, ever)
Bad Religion – Them And Us
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Half-Time Tag Team

We usually do this at the end of our sets, but this time we squeezed it in at half-time.

Chumbawumba – Tubthumping (Dedicated to Christano Ronaldo…..)
The Jam – In The City
Whitesnake – Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Deep Purple – Black Night
ELO – Hold On Tight

Full Time

Air – Sexy Boy

After Extra Time

Moonspell – Opium

Slimelight – Goth and 80s Floor

I’ve DJed at the Elektrowerkz venue many times in the past, mainly as support DJ for the various bands playing there, and I have on a few occasions stuck around to fill a vacant slot at the Slimelight club following on after. This was my first stand-alone set at Slimelight, joining DJs Jester and Jo The Waiter on the ‘Goth/80s’ floor (though the music policy in practice is somewhat broader that that).

This evening also doubled up as one of the afterparties for the Pride In London event, with members of The Queer Alternative very much in presence. It was also a few days after the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Whilst I avoid discussion of topical issues here, it’s fair and factually true to say that both the EU and the LGBT+ community have both played a vital part of making my DJ career what it is. Someone even wrote on the request list “They’ll Never Take Our Scene Away”. That summed up the mood of the night.


Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
The Human League – The Black Hit Of Space
Absolute Body Control – Do You Feel It Inside
A Split-Second – Mambo Witch
Front 242 – U-Men
DAF – Kebabträume
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Gary Numan – Me! I Disconnect From You
Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
Wire – I Am The Fly
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Killing Joke – Wardance
Joy Division – Isolation
David Bowie – Speed Of Life
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick
Mono Inc. – After The War
The 69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Star Industry – The Look


Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Die Krupps – To The Hilt
Pop Will Eat Itself – Ich Bin Ein Auslander
New Model Army – Vengeance
The Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
The Jam – Going Underground
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Killing Joke – Eighties
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound
She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
Devo – Whip It
Visage – Fade To Grey (12″ Version)
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Live 101)
Erasure – A Little Respect
OMD – Enola Gay
Kraftwerk – The Model

Tragedy >For Free<

The third incarnation of my old-school EBM DJ night took place in the basement of the Hope and Anchor, a legendary North London pub for all things alternative. For this event, we returned to the original DJ line up of myself, Nathan Nothing and Kriegslok. Here’s my contribution to the events music.

Set 1 – 8:45pm

Front 242 – Kampfberiet
DAF – Der Räuber und der Prinz
Suicide – Rocket USA
Dive – Isolation
ClockDVA – The Sonology of Sex II
Benestrophe – Future Tense
Dorsetshire – Herzschlag
Skinny Puppy – Dig It (Short)
Numb – God Is Dead
Lescure 13 – Secrets
Proceed – Identität

Set 2 – 10:50pm

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix Version)
A Split-Second – Rigor Mortis
NTRSN – You See Me
MRDTC – Traffic
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You
Nitzer Ebb – Warsaw Ghetto
Portion Control – Amnesia
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
Signal Aout 42 – Dead Is Calling

Set 3 – 12:30pm

Welle:Erdball – Monoton + Minimal (C=64er)
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
Project Pitchfork – Requiem
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Armageddon Dildos – East West (Full Length)
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You< (Punish Your Machine Mix)

Outro: Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene IV

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – June 2016

Scott and myself have run this post-ABBS ‘Open Request List’ concept several times now, and it never seems to go stale. Here’s what I played – apart from a few “link tracks” and a few towards the end, these are requests.

Set 1

Television – See No Evil
Black Sabbath – Evil Woman
Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Rainbow – Long Live Rock’n’Roll
AC/DC – Back In Black
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild
Exploited – Crashed Out

Set 2

The Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
Guns’n’Rose – Paradise City
Heart – Barracuda
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Paradise Lost – Mouth
Cradle of Filth – Dirge Inferno
Rammstein – Bück Dich
Jack Off Jill – Cinnamon Spider
Marilyn Manson – Dope Hat
NIN – Wish
Danzig – Blackacidevil
Rhombus – 4472
The Horatii – Body Of Fish
Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Set 3

The Velvet Underground – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Jefferson Airplane – High Flyin’ Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
Poison – Unskinny Bop
Cinderella – Hot And Bothered
Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla
Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil

Closing Tag-Team

Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Florence and the Machine – Seven Devils
Mike Oldfield feat.Maggie Reilly – Family Man
Kate Bush – Cloudbursting
ELP – Lucky Man
Lou Reed – Satellite of Love
Fairport Convention – Meet On The Ledge
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Ship Song

Outro – Jean-Michel Jarre – Les Chansons Les Granges Brulees

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – June 2016

The Tufnell Park Dome was where DJ Terminates Here began, and it’s where I returned. Scott was hand to play the bulk of the remainder, whilst Jonny Haart (Grimorg) from Vampir came in to play the final hour. Here’s my bit.

Set 1 – 10:35am to 11:50am

David Bowie – Warszawa
Gary Numan – I Nearly Married A Human
MG – Stealth
Esplendor Geometrico – Moscú Está Helado
NON – Solitude
Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag
Soft Moon – Parallels
Black Light Ascension – Club Death
Axodry – Surrender
QEK Junior – Atomkonsens
Kinetik – Pipeline
Absolute Body Control – Give Me Your Hands
Das Präparat – Das war noch nie ein Liebeslied
Mirrors – Hide & Seek
Ghost + Writer – Man On A Wire
FAQ – The World Is Cold Enough
Parallel Project – Explicit

Set 2 – 1:30pm to 3pm

Unexpectedly extended for various complicated reason (with an additional need to play at least something vaguely goth), but I relish such challenges…..

High-Functioning Flesh – Hunger Cries
Front 242 – Quite Unusual
Frontal – Sorglos
DBS – Old #7
Elite! – Maschinen
Blush Response – Reduce You
Aircrash Bureau – Exhibition
Pankow – Sickness Takin’ Over
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Placebo Effect – Mystress
The Firm Inc. – Abgebrannt
Dance Or Die – 432
Decoded Feedback – Shockwave
Cut.Rate.Box – Zionsank
Imatem – Holy TV
Angst Pop – Ødipus Rex (Video Version)
Inside – Vampire
Psychophile – Vice Girl
Dronning Maud Land – Hollow Eyes
The Mission – Deliverance
Pink Turns Blue – If Two World Kiss

Thanks to DJ Grimorg for handling the final phase that’d we’d normally tag-team – we were across the road by then.

Yesterday’s Shadow – April 2016

I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow after last months last-minute set. This time there were six DJs, including the return of Paul Sticks to the UK. As a result of this and the 10pm timing of my set, I adopted an ‘avoid the obvious’ policy.

Shriekback – My Spine Is The Bassline
Der Plan – Tanz der Gummitwist
Classix Nouveaux – Guilty
ABC – Tears Are Not Enough
Laid Back – High Society Girl
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
SPK – Metal Dance
Killing Joke – European Super State
Department S – Is Vic There?
Blitz – New Age
Alternative TV – How Much Longer?
Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster

Yesterday’s Shadow – March 2016

At very short notice, I was invited to join the DJ line up at the 3rd Yesterday’s Shadow event, held at The Pack and Carriage (formerly The Elixir Bar). Jonny Haart and Demondaz were hosting the event, whilst my regular Bring’n’Buy DJ partner-in-noise Scott was also on the evening’s bill. Here’s what I ended up playing.

Set 1 – 9:30pm-10:15pm

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Firecracker
Pink Industry – What I Wouldn’t Give
Opera Multi Steel – Ils S’eloigent
Naked Lunch – Rabies
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Messages
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
Thomas Dolby – Europa and The Pirate Twins
Revenge – Pineapple Face
Talk Talk – Life Is What You Make It
The The – Uncertain Smile
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing
Danse Society – Heaven Is Waiting
Clan Of Xymox – Creep

Set 2 – 12:30am-1:15am

Ultravox – Sleepwalk
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
Front 242 – Headhunter (Live Moments)
Killing Joke – Requiem
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Public Image Ltd – This Is Not A Love Song
Joy Division – Transmission
The Sisters of Mercy – Alice
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Mission – Wasteland

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – March 2016

After the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale, it was straight over the road to Aces and Eights, and more DJing with Scott. As usual, this one was ‘Open Request List’, so all but the first few and final stint were requests.

Set 1

Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
The KVB – Always Then
Karl Hyde – Shoulda Been A Painter
Dead Can Dance – Opium
Love And Rockets – No Big Deal
Fields Of The Nephilim – Moonchild
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (with Karen O) – Immigrant Song

Set 2

Jefferson Airplane – Plastic Fantastic Love
Hawkwind – Silver Machine
Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Motörhead – Iron Fist
Megadeth – Symphony Of Destruction
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Set 3

Offspring – All I Want
Lard – The Power Of Lard
Eisbrecher – Leider
Type O Negative – Christian Woman
Blutengel – You Walk Away
New Order – True Faith 94
The Cure – A Forest
Japan – Quiet Life
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

Tag Team Finale

After Scott’s post-punk and new wave set, we realised it was time to mellow things down a bit.

Malaria – Kaltes Klares Wasser
Nick Cave – The Mercy Seat
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man
Canned Heat – On The Road Again
Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around

Outro: Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme