2023

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Work! (To Live) – July 2023

Back to Work!  Tonights event featured guest DJ Traumahound – by joining Nathan and myself, we recreated a DJ line-up last seen and heard in Aces way back in 2015.  Also featured tonight was the first London show of Vagerr.  Anyway, this is what I played.

 

9pm

Flesh Eating Foundation – Report Highlighting Gross Incompetence….
No Sleep By The Machine – Lye
Dead When I Found Her – Downpour
Dorsetshire – Brothers and Sisters
Seven Trees – Going Down
A Split-Second – Bend My Body Armour
Signal Aout 42 – Pro Patria
Underviewer – Nobody But You
Borghesia – Ni Upanja, Ni Strahu
High-Functioning Flesh – Hunger Cries
SARIN – Crash
Kanka + Bodewell – Marathon


12:10am

Rein – Bodyhammer
Youth Code – The Dust of Fallen Rome
Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Climax version)
Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down
Test Dept. – Landlord
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Die Krupps – Metal Machine Music
RevCo – Attack Ships On Fire
Klinik – Moving Hands
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand

Update – April 2023

Some of you might remember I’m writing a book about scene music – focused primarily on notable songs. The draft is current around 75% complete. So one way or another, it’s going to be finished – and soon! There’s still a few gaps in my knowledge, but knowing the people I know, I was hoping some of you might be able to help me finish this thing off.
 
So, if you think you know about any of the following (or know someone who does) and are willing to contribute a few ideas, please get in touch.
  • Psychobilly
  • Horror punk
  • Deathrock revival (i.e deathrock bands formed from the mid-90s onwards)
  • Steampunk (even if this is more of a fashion genre, there’s bands associated with it)
  • Industrial hip-hop hybrids
  • Industrial bass music (all past disagreements will be forgiven and forgotten)
  • Club-friendly industrial from the past 10 years
  • EDM that works in scene clubs (again, mainly from past decade, but the 00s area could use some help too)
  • Digital Hardcore (anyone remember that?)
  • Witch House (ditto)
Note that all assistance will be credited and I’m not asking anyone to do any writing – I’m really just asking for some playlist suggestions and a bit of fact and reality-checking.

Work! (To Live) – March 2023

The first anniversary of Work! (To Live) – with Mara Mortem back to join Nathan Nothing and myself for an evening of classic EBM and related styles.   Here’s what I played.  

9pm-9:45pm

Kite – Castle of Sand
Kirlian Camera – Odyssey Europa
The Weathermen – Punishment Park
The Neon Judgement – Chinese Black
Attrition – The Switch
Object – The Ethane Asylum
Scapa Flow – Crucial Impact
NTRSN – You See Me
Oldschool Union – Stressi
Frontal – Lass Mich
Elite! – Maschinen
Sturm Cafe – Koka Kola Freiheit

 

11:15pm-Midnight

Portion Control – Amnesia
Nitzer Ebb – Warsaw Ghetto
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Eco – Hass Und Liebe
Project Pitchfork – Go Further
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Covenant – Speed (Club Version)
Die Robo Sapien – Robo Sapien
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You
Militant Cheerleaders On The Move – Freaks (single edit)

LAVA – January 2023

My setlist from the first LAVA event, joining Mark13 and event founder Translight for a night based around the rockier end of the industrial spectrum.

Nine Inch Nails – March of the Pigs
Killing Joke – Asteroid
Big Black – Bad Penny
Lard – Forkboy
Fear Factory – Demanufacture
Rammstein – Feuer Frei! (BANG! BANG!)
Die Krupps – Fatherland
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen
Ministry – Deity
Godflesh – Crush My Soul
White Zombie – More Human Than Human
Tool – Stinkfist
Filter – The Best Things
Mortiis – Parasite God
Eisbrecher – This Is Deutsch
Oomph! – Gott Ist Ein Popstar
Zeromancer – Doctor Online
Gothminister – Angel
Gary Numan – Pure