Club Set

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Tragedy >For Us<

Tragedy >For Us< returned to the Urban Bar, this time as a purely DJed event. The lineup was the same as Tragedy >For Two< in 2015, as I was joined by Nathan Nothing and guest DJ traumahound.

Set 1

Note that the early part of this set wasn’t strictly in tune with the events music policy, but it’s clear that was the direction the requests were going in, so I played to the crowd.

Agonoize – Femme Fatale
Funker Vogt – Maschine Zeit
VNV Nation – Control
Die Krupps – Metal Machine Music
Nitzer Ebb – Murderous
Armageddon Dildos – The Constant Beat
Bodystyler – Your Boots
NordarR – Alarm!
Cephalgy – Gott Maschine Vaterland
Camouflage – The Great Commandment

Set 2

Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Kloq – Push It
Nitzer Ebb – Warsaw Ghetto
Kraftwerk – The Robots
Laibach – Alle Gegen Alle
Severed Heads – Heart of the Party
A Split-Second – Flesh
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Chris & Cosey – Just Like You

Set 3

Front 242 – Tragedy >For Me<
NIN – That’s What I Get
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down (Aggro Mix)
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Suicide – Rocket USA
Jean-Michel Jarre – La Cage
Vangelis – Pulstar

Ich Will

Returned to the DJ booth at The Lounge/Nightclub Kollis at ICH WILL – the first Rammstein-themed London club night. Technical issues resulted in my first set being extended by an hour, plus a little extra at the close of the night. A quite amazing night all being told – Here’s what I played.

Set 1

The extended nature of my set meant I played one track from every Rammstein album in this set, plus a couple more from singles and a number of non-R+ requests.

Rammstein – Ohne Dich (Mina Harker’s version by Laibach)
Witt – Wo versteckt sich Gott (VNV Nation Remix)
Author + Punisher – Cauterize
Die Krupps – Isolation
Rammstein – Eifersucht
Mortiis – Decadent and Decadent
Sepultura – Orgasmatron
Korn – Blind
Disturbed – Down With The Sickness
Rammstein – Rein Raus
Ministry – Just One Fix
Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen
Rammstein – Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen?
Stahlmann – Stahlmann
Oomph! – Augen Auf
Unheilig – Maschine
Erdling – Mein Element
Rammstein – Mein Teil
Gothminister – Angel
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
Lord Of The Lost – Die Tomorrow
Rammstein – Benzin
Eisbrecher – Vergissmeinnicht
Megaherz – Rock Me Amadeus
Stabbing Westward – Save Yourself
Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers and Queers
Rammstein – Stripped
Nine Inch Nails – Sin (Short)
Rammstein – Pussy

Set 2

What to do when the last two requests are for Blutengel and Slipknot.

Rammstein – Moskau
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
Paradise Lost – One Second
Blutengel – You Walk Away
Cubanate – Oxyacetylene
Slipknot – People = Shit
Rammstein – Ich Will
Rammstein – Seeman/Du Riechst So Gut (Terminates Here/Vade Retro crossfade version)

Tragedy >Four<

This was the fourth edition of my Tragedy >For Us< event, and also the first Terminates Here promoted event to feature live bands, with Black Light Ascension, Personal Propaganda Machine and DJ Translight all playing live sets (I recommend you check all of them out!). DJs Nathan Nothing and Kriegslok also returned, DJing between the bands and Nathan also joining me to play the afterparty. Everyone involved did a brilliant job – it really couldn’t have gone better,

The timing of my sets and the audience meant my own sets were a little more ‘populist’ than normal, though still keeping largely to the music policy. As the event was also a celebration of International EBM Day (24/2), there were a higher-than-normal number of Front 242 tracks in the set.

Set 1

Front 242 – No Shuffle
THX – To Travel
Frame Of Mind – Heart Beat
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
AutoDaFeh – Divided We Fall
Escalator – God Eat God
Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down
VNV Nation – Cold
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise

Set 2

Ministry – Revenge
Cory Hart – Sunglasses At Night
Kraftwerk – Numbers
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
DAF – Der Mussolini
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Project Pitchfork – Conjure
:Wumpscut: – Wreath Of Barbs
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien

Set 3

Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Die Form – Chronovision
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse (Anniversary)
VNV Nation – Joy
Front 242 – Headhunter V1
Laibach – WAT

Outro: Darkmen – Photographic

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

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

<Grimbergen>

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…..like I could get away playing the whole thing)

<S.T.A.B. Electronics>

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

<Lizard Smile>

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

<Triarii>

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

<MDS51>

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

<Schramm>

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)

<Akalotz>

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)

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.

10pm-10:40pm

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

1:20am-2:00am

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)

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.

11pm-12am

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

2am-3am

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

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