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10 Years of DJ Terminates Here – 2017

The past couple of years had seen Terminates Here achieve many of it’s long-standing objectives, and the general rate of activity was encouraging. But there were still new things to try. Live bands for instance. I’d been DJ support to countless live acts in recent years, but could it be that hard to put on a few of my own? The calendar had determined that the critical date of 24th February (24/2!) fell on a Friday this year, but a new event Exit The Grey already had that slot. I’ve got nothing against them, they’re just two DJs I’d never personally worked with. If I wanted to run my own event on the same night, I had to play a different hand.

Finding willing live acts wasn’t hard as I’d built up plenty of contacts in recent years. Black Light Ascension were up for the headline slot, DJ Translight agreed to open and the middle spot was taken by Personal Propaganda Machine, bringing me back in touch with Ross Liddle, who’d played (Un)Common People back in 2014. I’d arranged the Urban Bar in Whitechapel as a venue, not exactly in scene heartland but essentially workable. And despite the fact than none of the bands were strictly speaking ‘EBM’, I jumped on the 24/2 dateline and dubbed the event “Tragedy >Four<”, with original event DJs Nathan Nothing and Kreigslok back in the fold.

Not willing to go into another new venture blind, I’d consulted live music expert Ays Kura about the various complications we may encounter. He put my mind at rest – by booking three acts that didn’t use a live drumkit, I’d removed the biggest complication without even thinking about it. And that’s how it worked out – soundcheck was a simple case of tuning guitars and balancing levels through DIs. The sound engineer seems impressed with my organisation levels (he didn’t know that I’d never tried something like this before). We were open on time, I took it upon myself to act as compère, introducing the first act at 20:29 tonight (why not squeeze in another reference?) and we were go.

Everything went as smoothly as I could have hoped. I even got in a short speech at the end about supporting live music in London, and almost as an afterthought, had to play my own DJ set at the afterparty, there and then! Extra 242 to mark the date, plus a few oddball requests (Sunglasses at Night?), otherwise we were back to the established sound of previous >Tragedy< events. And the incredible thing? Even once we’d paid everyone who had a fixed fee, we still emerged in profit financially. What had gone right?

Swimming in the Ocean – Respected by the Sharks

We were back at the Tufnell Park a few weeks later, the re-jigged venue putting the DJs on the stage! Amazingly, despite all the years of playing this event, I was still able to find new and interesting things to play here, though I did briefly revive the mittelalter rock late in the event, a style that simply never caught on over here. Back across the road at Aces and Eights, I got the idea once more that this concept still had legs as a standalone event if only we could pick the right date. We agreed that Easter Sunday was the perfect moment and set it up without too much difficulty.

But once again I’d fallen into the trap of unknowingly clashing with a big event that was simply outside my field of vision – Invocation was checking out of The Minories for the last time that night, another event to whom I bore no grudge, but involved DJs that I’d simply “missed out” on working with over the years. The person who actually revealed the clash to me, however, did so with a glint of satisfaction that I’d unknowingly set myself up to fail. Tried to convince people to come to our event first, but just for once, the big event of the scene wasn’t in North London. Luckily the pub had plenty of regular punters that night, so we played their requests instead, but the joy of the open-request list process simply wasn’t there.

Under a Pale Gray Sky – We Shall Arise

Still, Renaissance was back later in the month, now moved to Nightclub Kolis. Another twelve-hour epic, my role as DJ co-ordinator got extra hard due to two late line-up changes and a total of seven DJs to co-ordinate, with an outdoor second stage! It was fortunate that it didn’t rain, as bringing the outdoor bands indoors would have eaten up what little DJ time went around. As it happened, Scott and myself were around from opening, as was DJ Ban (good to have my Infest co-DJ back for another adventure) and also the Italian DJ Zaira. So for us at least, there were plenty of gaps to fill in the reworked running order.

This also meant another Djing first – support DJ on the outdoor stage! OK, the sun shone on my tablet screen but somehow I navigated CrossDJ just about well enough to create something of an atmosphere in what was really the smoking area with an improvised PA. Later in the day I had to work the complexity of making sure extreme metal specialist DJ 69 got to support the heaviest part of the event and finding time for Jo The Waiter and Vade Retro to fit into the stacked later portion of the bill – in the end, as they are both club-hours veterans, I just left them to play the afterparty. My work was done by then.

I was back at the same venue and many of the same people a few months later for “Ich Will”, a tribute night to Rammstein. I hadn’t played a ‘single band special’ since Y34R Z3R0 back in 2012 and wasn’t originally billed for this one, but when I asked if any of the other Neue Deutsche Härte bands would be played (Eisbrecher, Ost+Front, Oomph!, etc), I quickly got brought into the fold. It’s always got me that whilst Rammstein have a huge following here, none of the other German bands playing the style are even known here. I’m one of only a few DJs here who’ve ever really acknowledge their existence. When Ost+Front barely half-filled the Underworld that same year, I filed this mystery under the category of “unsolvable problems”. Sure, I get occasional request for Eisbrecher, but I’m pretty sure it’s the same few people asking for them each time.

Still, with everything setup, we hit a crisis on the night when DJ Translight’s laptop died at the last moment. With Ays Kura off searching London for the means of repair (alas, this was one fix too far for our live tech wizard) and Ostfrau only set up for the intro set, I was left to fill the gap. A two-hour set. I pulled the Aces and Eights trick of polling the floor for requests, and launched into 120 minutes of Rammstein combined with whatever other metal bands that fitted in. We were never going to fill the whole night up with R+ alone as they don’t actually have that many albums.

In the end, I got in one from each album plus their “Stripped” single and the Laibach version of “Ohne Dich”, half a dozen of the Neue Deutsche Härte collective and enough other metal to keep the audience in motion. I emerged from the booth exhausted but happy, the event was back on track and Ays and Vade Retro would take it from here, though I did get in a further half-hour off tablet later. I then did something I’ve hardly ever done. Emerged into sunlight after a DJ set. It seems all my previous later-nighters have been in winter….

Where Is The Youth?

In many respects, it was just as well this event worked out, as my busy flurry of Djing was about to take a hit. The summer heat was kicking in, and at summer ABBS a few weeks later, it was revealed to me that I’d arranged my next Tragedy >For Us< event clashing with the mega-scale fetish-theme alternative Club Antichrist! It’s worth explaining at this point why this matters….our scene isn’t that big, there’s only a small pool of disposable income to draw from. A big multi-floor event eats up a massive chunk of that income – you can pretty much forget about trying to run an event on the same weekend, never mind same night.

There’s also this thing I call ‘social gravity’ – once a certain number of people declare they’re going to ‘Event X’, others will follow. You can’t tempt them with event ‘Event Y’, even with the offer of free entry, cheaper drinks, a better-defined music policy or the absence of any association to a massive non-event three years previously. Add the presence of a warm spell where people either want to be outdoors or wearing as few clothes as possible and you can see where this one was headed.

In the end, neither our ABBS afterparty nor Tragedy >For Us< itself were well attended at all. Indeed, by the time I played the final few songs at Tragedy, there were no customers left in the room and I’d finally committed the act I had been avoiding for years – playing to an empty room. It was no surprise that for the first time I lost my deposit on a venue. It was time to retreat for a few months.

Now It’s Just a Memory, Eroded by the Years

But there was a small compensation. As part of my promotion for the event, I’d agreed a double-side flier-share with Cavey Nik, who was promoting his next Dead and Buried event. In amongst the discussion, I agreed to play Nik’s other night, No Tears, with a more minimal-synth friendly theme. This was right up my street (and, near enough, right down our road) – I’d found a promoter and audience who understood that there was more to ‘Neue Deutsche Welle’ than 99 Luftballoons. And in case I’m confusing you with all these Neue Deutsche genres (and I haven’t even got to Neue Deutsche Todeskunst yet), tough.

The venue was in Hornsey, some way north of the scene’s epicentre and not particularly near a tube station. However, we still got a dozen or so in time for my early set, which wasn’t that danceable anyway. For the second set, we had a got crowd and I hit the old-school drum machine rhythms, and by the last set we were packed and I broke out the hits. Never beyond throwing a curveball, I chucked in “Magic Fly” by Space on the back of an isolated mention in conversation earlier in the day. I think that got the best response of the night, and the failure of a few months previous was alleviated.

Things were on a roll once more. We were back at the ABBS in September, with Zaira (first met at Renaissance) now as guest DJ. I originally had ideas that she would be my long-term replacement, but alas she’s no longer in the UK. Replacement? Well, it became clear to me that there’s only so long a DJ can go in this scene without repeating themselves. Some don’t mind, in some case it’s even their trademark. But with a still-huge array of music to choose from, I’ve never walked that path. When I realised that part of my first set was just a chunk from Tragedy >For Two< in 2015, and that I was really scraping the barrel later in the day to find something fresh to play, I realised it may be time to let another in.

The Aces afterparty still had a thrill factor. Turning up not knowing what you’re going to play, not even the essential style of the night, still gets the creative energies flowing. After the summer slump, we had a good crowd once more, and some of the most interesting requests ever (who in the UK actually asks for Lacrimosa?). There was still some space for what we refer to as ‘Dealers Choice’ tunes – usually played to warm up the soundsystem or to genre hop. After all the Bowie and Prince tributes of 2016, it fell to me to mark the loss of Felix Flaucher of Silke Bischoff, later 18 Summers. If you don’t know who I’m referring to, well, it’s all part of the lessons learned from reading this thing.

We Live In Fear and Drunken Lies

I had a couple of goes at Yesterday’s Shadow in the Autumn. The September event fell at the end of a busy day for us. We’d won us a trip to Williams F1’s heritage collection by virtue of guessing Lance Stroll’s fastest lap at the British GP (don’t ask why that matters). Having made it to Grove and back via engineering works on trains slower than the teams 2018 F1 challenger, and then out to the Pack and Elixir-whatever-it’s-called, I sleepwalked through an early set that just didn’t capture the mood at the time. Luckily I got a second go later, now completely in tune with the audience, kicking off with my trademark “Tragedy >For You<” and ending with Oxygene IV, which I’d decided by now was well-known enough to play in club sets, even if it’s not exceptionally rhythmic.

The November one was a classic, though. Having kicked off with punky stuff like The Skids and The Ruts, I got a request for Dernière Volonté. French neofolk isn’t really in the music policy but their minimal synth take on the style was (I’d played things like Opera Multi Steel there before), and I worked there via an excursion through post-punk and EBM and then out again through darkwave. Later in the night, I shoehorned “Highway To Hell” into proceedings – we’d lost Malcolm Young that very day, his brother George a few weeks previous. Was anyone brave enough to interrupt the 80s retro mood for a tribute song? Never underestimate where a DJ Terminates Here set may take you…..

But where would DJ Terminates Here take me? The answer – Antwerp.

Lost Somewhere In Paradise, A Lonesome King Feels Cold At Night

OK, we were already going there to see Depeche Mode anyway, but I remembered some conversations with Danny Dupont and Lizard Smile during Ad:Rem 2016. It had long been an ambition of mine to DJ overseas, to try a new audience and stretch my wings, although my aversion to the process of travelling meant my range wouldn’t be that far. Belgium isn’t much of a challenge to get to though – one Eurostar ticket and the whole country is at your disposal, and in Flemish territory at least, speaking English isn’t a problem. Also, we already knew the city after a trip to BIMFest in 2013. (Side note: my first attempt at getting an overseas set was in the one place even closer – Lille, but despite best efforts, that didn’t happen).

A deal to DJ a live event of Lizard Smile and Spankraght a couple of nights before the Mode show was soon arranged. Eurostar was refreshingly uncomplicated, and we arrived in a rainy Antwerp on a cold November afternoon. Actually getting to the venue was a challenge – JH Wommel being in one of the forts on the outskirts of the city and not easy to find. Still, we found it, the vaulted brick ceiling a reminder of the original Reptile venue, now long since disused by the scene back home.

I got wired in and began playing some music. What was originally a warm-up set was actually the start of a full-blown evening of Djing, interrupted only by the two bands, and going on until 2am. I’d travelled this far to play some tunes, and I was ready to rise to the challenge. All the more accessible areas of my remit got in, though even here a few lesser-played tunes made it too – a request for Borghesia was unexpected, as was my only ever DJ play of Valor-era Christian Death, inspired by a T-shirt in the crowd. My job was complete, safe in the knowledge that my London friends were having a blast at the second Ich Will on the same night.

The rest of the weekend went well, ending with a return-to-glory set from Depeche Mode. On my return home, it was time to think about the December ABBS. Thinking back to some of the less-than-inspired sets at the last couple, I decided that this would be my last time playing the event as a regular DJ (though that didn’t happen in the end). As a final act, I suggested to Scott we should play one hour each in each others styles. So whilst he was revising Front 242, Ministry and Skinny Puppy, I looked up the shoegaze and 90s alt-rock. We still did an hour in our ‘own’ styles, with the two Yesterday’s Shadow DJs filling in the rest of the gaps.

Und der Schneemann sieht sie an

On the morning of the event, snow began to fall. And settle. Snow on Sunday mornings has little traffic to clear it, and promptly brought transport in London to near-standstill. I had to get from Bounds Green to Tufnell Park, which eventually amounted to walking, sorry, sliding to Wood Green, getting one of the few Piccadilly Line trains to Holloway Road and walking from there. In non-waterproof footwear. I resembled the bloke from that Covenant album on arrival – luckily Scott lived closer and was on earlies anyway so somehow we managed to do what needed to be done.

Attendance was about half what it normally was, but we still did the role-reversal sets, and thankfully the other two DJs made it in the end, allowing us to get a head-start over the road for Open Request List. With the snow cleared by then, it was one of our busiest ever, a real morale-booster after such a difficult start to the day. As far as the ABBS went, I’d decided on the day that it couldn’t end at an event limited by force majeure, so decided to carry on, at least until a replacement for me could be found.

Strangely, I had two further sets to play in 2017 after this. The Yesterday’s Shadow Christmas Special had eight DJs, but I was still given two sets, and inspired by recent events, got three Belgian bands into my first set (242, Siglo xx and Arbeid Adelt!), but had to leave immediately after my second due to a family commitment the next day. The final set was the closest I could get to New Years Eve – a 30 December event entitled ‘Daancing and Larfing’ – a one-off London revival of Nathan’s former Manchester club night in London, taking his Special Love project to the stage.

Black Light Ascension were also on the bill, so it felt like a full circle going back to Tragedy >Four<. With DJ Matt The Mo having to leave early and Gertrud Stein doing double-duty as sound engineer, I actually ended up doing the bulk of the Djing here. A run of obscurities between the live shows and a lengthy set of hits straight after, again choosing to end on Oxygene IV. With no chance of a New Years Eve set anywhere, that would be my lot for 2017. The third straight year of success for Terminates Here, most of my objectives now complete. Would that result in a period of complacency in 2018?

Well, Yes. And No.   Read about it here….

Intro / The EOL-Era / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / The Last Word / The Facts / The Credits

Daancing and Larfing

My final set of 2017 was at the Daancing and Larfing event, a former Manchester-based night revived in South London for one night to celebrate the birthday of the founder, Nathan Clemence (aka DJ Nathan Nothing from Tragedy >For Us< and various other events).  There were four comedy acts followed by two live music acts – Black Light Ascension and Special Love.  DJ-wise, with DJ Matt The Mo opening up and Getrud Stein closing, my sets were during and after the bands.

Between The Bands

Batch ID – EBM-Girl
Blitzmaschine – Useless Pain
Bloodygrave und Die Lust – Hass & Spass
End Of Data – If I’m Not A Killer
A Thousand Societies – EBM! (A Thousand BPM)
Amnistia – Prosperity
Bakterielle Infektion – Actors on Stage

After The Bands

Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
Robert Görl – Playtime
Cabaret Voltaire – Just Fascination
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños del Parque
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
John Foxx – No-One Driving
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
Ultravox – All Stood Still
Human League – Empire State Human
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix)
Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Project Pitchfork – K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
Laibach – Tanz Mit Laibach
DAF – Der Mussolini
Gary Numan – Metal
OMD – Maid of Orleans
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene IV

Yesterday’s Shadow – December 2017

The last YS of 2017 was an ‘invitational’ where all DJs who’d played the event during the year were invited back for one more go.  I was of course up for it as ever, though the 8 DJ line-up meant sets were necessarily short and an early start the next day also meant an midnight end for me.  I’m still amazed about how much I fitted in, though!

Set 1 – 9:00pm

Front 242 – Geography I
Laibach – Alle Gegen Alle
Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator
Robert Marlow – The Face of Dorian Gray
Arbeid Adelt! – De dag dat het zonlicht niet meer scheen
Siglo xx – Individuality
Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer
Young Marble Giants – Include Me Out
XTC – Science Friction

Set 2 – 11:30pm

In an era when Whamageddon is actually a thing, cheesy Christmas hits were banned at this event.  Foul-mouthed punky ones?  They’re still OK.  But first better get something tuneful in……

David Bowie – Sound And Vision
Levellers – One Way
Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
Big Country – In A Big Country
Adam Ant – Stand And Deliver
Killing Joke – Eighties
Slaughter and the Dogs – Situations
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
UK Subs – Hey Santa
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – December 2017

By now, the worst of the snow had cleared and hence we had a decent turnout for our final post-ABBS Open Request List of the year.

Set 1

Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Killing Joke – Eighties
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Kirlian Camera – Blue Room (7″)
Deine Lakaien – Reincarnation
Colony 5 – My World
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
Einstürzende Neubauten – Die Interimsliebenden
Eisbrecher – Ohne Dich
Gary Moore – Friday On My Mind
Exploited – Punk’s Not Dead
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
Pink Turns Blue – Walking On Both Sides

Set 2

Alphaville – Big In Japan
Talk Talk – Such A Shame
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (the all-time Aces Sunday favourite!)
Blondie – Atomic
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
This Ascension – Megan
Tones On Tail – Performance
Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5

Set 3

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Black Sabbath – Evil Woman
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
Tool – Stinkfist
Lindemann – Praise Abort
Front 242 – Headhunter (Live Moments)
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

Final Tag-Team

Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Nick Cave – Deanna
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours
Jesus and Mary Chain – April Skies
Bauhaus – Dark Entries
William Shatner – Common People
The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes
Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
Link Wray – Rumble
Ian Dury – What A Waste
Leonard Cohen – The Future

Outro: Spectra*Paris – Stille Nacht

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2017

The December edition of the ABBS was hit by snow on the morning of the event, but despite a thinner crowd than normal, we still carried on as usual.  Scott handled the early part of the DJ, whilst DJs Grimorg and Demondaz played later on.  This left me with:

12 noon-1pm – Lunchtime Selection

On this occasion, a good old mix-of-all-sorts-of-stuff.

John Carpenter – Assault on Precinct 13 (Main Theme)
Rick Wakeman – Catherine Of Aragon
Hans Zimmer – Rain Man Theme
Freudstein – Live This Lies
VCMG – Lowly
Ascii.Disko – Strassen
Potentia Animi – Vive La More
Eminence Of Darkness – Pet
Frozen Autumn – Ashes
Beborn Beton – Another World
Psy’Aviah – Infected
Obszon Geschopf – Rue Morgue Creature
Out Out – E&E
Acumen (Nation) – Anchorite
Unheilig – Herz Aus Eis (played with great irony…..)

3pm – Shoegaze, Alt Rock and Crossover Dance

I’d agreed with Scott that we’d try a role-reversal set today – he played EBM and industrial, and I played the things he normally did.

Tricky – Overcome
Zola Jesus – Manifest Destiny
Bat For Lashes – In God’s House
Cranes – Can’t Get Free
My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
Slowdive – Sleep
Ride – Vapour Trail
Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Chapterhouse – Falling Down
Lush – Ladykillers
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
Pixies – Debaser
Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
Garbage – When I Grow Up
Primal Scream – Rocks
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
Shamen – Phorever People

And then handed over to Demondaz to finish off here whilst we were over the road….

Lizard Smile and Friends

DJ Teminates Here’s first-ever set outside the UK took place last night at Wommel within Fort II, just outside Antwerp. The event featured live sets from Lizard Smile and Spankraght and an afterparty for a couple of hours after. Here’s what I played.

Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
The Cult – Fire Woman
Balaam and the Angel – Don’t Want Your Love
Mono Inc. – After The War
Samsas Traum – Endstation.Eden
HIM – Buried Alive By Love
Paradise Lost – Forever Failure
Type O Negative – Everyone I Love Is Dead
Pitch Shifter – To Die Is Gain
Author & Punisher – Cauterize
Decree – Fateless
Ministry – Flashback
Kill Switch…Klick – Decanonized
CHANT. – Brave New Apocalypse
Static-X – Love Dump
Fear Factory – Pisschrist
Blue Eyed Christ – Drown
3TEETH – Final Product


Christian Death – Church Of No Return
Dronning Maud Land – Hollow Eyes
Eternal Afflict – Kinski Is Dead
Girls Under Glass – Feuerengel
Star Industry – New Religion
Pink Turns Blue – If Two Worlds Kiss

<Lizard Smile>

Bauhaus – Dark Entries
The Cure – The Hanging Garden
Depeche Mode – Stripped
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Klinik – Moving Hands
A Split-Second – Flesh
Kirlian Camrera – Eclipse (Anniversary Version)
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Nine Inch Nails – Sin
Rammstein – Ich Will
KMFDM – Anarchy
Ministry – Just One Fix
Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
Borghesia – Ni Upanja, Ni Strahu
Laibach – Tanz Mit Laibach
Das Ich – Destillat
Project Pitchfork – Requiem
Covenant – Dead Stars
VNV Nation – Solitary
The Crüxshadows – Tears
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood (Extended)
Sisters of Mercy – Temple Of Love 1992

Yesterday’s Shadow – November 2017

A return to DJing after a couple of months off, and back to Yesterday’s Shadow. By now you might know what to expect from me, but even here were a few surprises. One was the quite-unexpected request for Dernière Volonté (couldn’t resist that one). The other was the loss of Malcolm Young of AC/DC earler that day – with his brother George also having left us a few weeks ago, I felt duty-bound to get some kind of tribute into the evening’s proceedings.

Set 1: 10:15pm

The Skids – Into The Valley
The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – (I Belong To The) Blank Generation
Wire – I Am The Fly
David Bowie – Breaking Glass
Blondie – X-Offender
Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Depeche Mode – Something To Do
Front 242 – Until Death >Us Do Part<
DAF – Der Mussolini
Death In June – The Calling (Mk II)
Dernière Volonté – Au Travers De Lauriers
Empathy Test – Here Is The Place
Deine Lakaien – Return

Set 2: 1:10am

Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
OMD – If You Leave
A Flock Of Seagulls – (Wishing I Had) A Photograph Of You
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
The Cult – Rain
Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – September 2017

Back to Aces and Eights with Scott to run our post-ABBS Open Request List event. This was one of the busiest event of this kind we’d ever had, all but a first few and a couple of “link” tracks were requests.

Set 1

Don’t usually do sets this long under “Open Request List” conditions, but when the papers came in, it was a case of “I have this covered”.

John Lennon – Working Class Hero
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Stranglers – Golden Brown
Lene Lovich – Say When
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound
Squeeze – Take Me I’m Yours
Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
Clan of Xymox – A Day
Diary Of Dreams – Chemicals
She Past Away – Ruh
Lizard Smile – I Was Wrong
Nitzer Ebb – Getting Closer
And One – Military Fashion Show
L’Âme Immortelle – Gefallen
God Module – Let’s Go Dark
Youth Code – For I Am Cursed
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller

Set 2

Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams
Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers and Queers
Skinny Puppy – Testure
Combichrist – Intruder Alert
Angels and Agony – Stronghold
Project Pitchfork – Rain
Wolfsheim – Once In A Setlist
Clan Of Xymox – Jasmine & Rose
Bolshoi – Away
Lacrimosa – Alles Lüge (first request I’ve ever had for this band, anywhere, ever!)

Set 3

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
Heart – What About Love?
Status Quo – Caroline
Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild

Tag-Team Finale

This time we had enough requests to take us to the end, though I did make space for tonight’s Dealers Choice track as a tribute to Felix Flaucher.

Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
Black Sabbath – Sabbath Blood Sabbath
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
Marilyn Manson – The Dope Show
Rammstein – Du Hast
Hole – Doll Parts
Alice In Chains – Man In A Box
NIN – Somewhat Damaged
Silke Bischoff – On The Other Side I’ll See You Again
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling

Outro: The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – September 2017

Back to a partially-refurbished Dome to soundtrack London’s long-running indoor shopping alternative. Joining me today was the ever-present DJ Scott and newcomer to this slot (but with significant DJ experience both in London and Italy!) DJ Zaira.


Back on the early shift one more time….

Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme
CTI – Nothing Exists
In Gowan Ring – A Bee At The Dolmen’s Ball
Gae Bolg And The Church Of Fand – Hymne
Spiritual Front – My Kingdom For A Horse
Mila Mar – Herz
Opposer//Divine – Human Animal
Object – The Ethane Asylum
Ice Ages – Endless Circle
Numb – Hole
Benestrophe – Future Tense
Daniel B.Prothese – Sp4nnungs4bfall
The Juggernauts – Drinking Blood
Schwefelgelb – Vom Allem Zu Viel
NordarR – Alarm!
Bodystyler – Your Boots
Proceed – Identität
Lesure 13 – Secrets


Thought I’d have a go at a club-oriented set….

Sebastian Komor – Game of Thrones Theme
Battery Cage – Ecstasy
Preemptive Strike 0.1 – The Menacing Planet
Noisex – Serious Killer
Cynical Existence – Always and Forever
Siva Six – Superstition
Ohm – Divinity
Patenbrigade:Wolff – Mauerradio (Extended)
Xenturion Prime – Vermillion
Namnambulu – Deception
XPQ-21 – Gumpie’s Return
Goteki – Piranha Advancement
De/Vision – The End
Am Tierpark – A Love Forbidden

Once Scott was done, we left Zaira to finish off here, whilst we were over the road at Aces and Eights….

No Tears 7

Having attended several times before, tonight I DJed the No Tears event alongside founder Cavey Nik. First set for me in a couple of months, and the last time the event was to be held at the N8Bar in Hornsey.

Set 1 – The Obscure

Vice Versa – Genetic Warfare
Chris and Cosey – This Is Me
Echo West – In Pop We Trust
Niels Gordon – Chloro
Der Plan – Leb Doch
Bloodygrave und Die Lust – Hass und Spass
Die Gesunden – Die Gesunden Kommen
Die Doraus und Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter
Fehlfarben – Ein Jahr (Es Geht Voran)
Siglo xx – Individuality
Pere Ubu – Life Stinks
Executive Slacks – 30 Years
Complot Bronswick – Born In A Cage
End Of Data – Dans Votre Monde
Opera Multi Steel – Il’s Elogient

Set 2 – The Rhythm

Das Ding – ModStim
Celldöd – Alting Faller
Gabi Delgado – Neosexi
Wrangler – Lava Land
Liasons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque
A Split-Second – Flesh
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Dhyani version)
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Hard Corps – Clean Tables

Set 3 – The Hits

B-Movie – Remembrance Day (EP Version)
Human League – Empire State Human
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizarre)
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Grauzone – Eisbaer
Killing Joke – Requiem
David Bowie – Speed Of Life
New Order – Dreams Never End
OMD – If You Leave
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix)
Space – Magic Fly
Blancmange – Livin’ on the Ceiling