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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

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

Reptile – February 2016


David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Eisbrecher – This Is Deutsch
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
Diary Of Dreams – Kindrom
The Crüxshadows – Deception
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego (Tragical)
Wolfsheim – Once In A Lifetime


Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
VNV Nation – Honour 2003 (FDR Version)
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Underworld – Cowgirl
Leftfield feat. Lydon – Open Up
The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (Fairground Edit)

Ad:Rem 2015

Four weeks on from Renaissance and it’s back to Elektrowerkz to provide DJ support for another multi-band epic. This one features many artists and styles rarely heard in London, and several of the bands were making their UK debut. Myself and Nathan Nothing shared out the band supports, whilst Belgian DJ Danny Dup came over to play a 90-minute set at the afterparty. Here’s what I played.

Andrew King Support

Genocide Organ – Vive La Guerre
NON – Total War (Live In Osaka)
Blood Axis – Walked In Line
SPK – Mekano
Von Thronstahl – Heimatfreund-Staatsfiend
Of The Wand And The Moon – My Devotion Will Never Fade
Spiritual Front – Song For The Old Man
Ain Soph – White Guard
Strawbs – The Hangman and the Papist
Allerseelen – Sturmlied
Psychic TV – No Go Go
Einstürzende Neubauten – Sabrina

Institution D.O.L. Support

Whitehouse – Why You Never Became A Dancer
Converter – Slave
Brighter Death Now – I Wish I Was A Little Girl

(Note to Terminates Here regulars…..I’ve long since wished for a legitimate chance to play Whitehouse in a DJ set. Itch scratched!)

Lizard Smile Support

Arzt+Pfusch – Better Than You
yelworC – Sacred City
(note these two played in fragments due to brief PA power outage)

Invasion of Female Logic Support

Babyland – Mindfuck
Youth Code – Consuming Guilt
Vomito Negro – No Hope No Fear
!Bang Elektronika – Elektronische Blitzkreig

Pantzer Fabriek Support

Ionic Vision – Back Again
Paranoid – I Dominate You
DAF/DOS – Wegen Dir
Jäger 90 – Dessau

5am Slimelight Afterparty Set

My original plan for a rhythmic noise afterparty set was abandoned as the crowd was thinning by this point, so I reverted to the ‘Terminates Here Greatest Hits’ for what was going to be my 3rd Slimelight set.

Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Climax Version)
Covenant – Figurehead (Plain)
VNV Nation – Joy
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Kirlian Camera – Eclipse (Anniversary)
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego (Tragical)

Dark Disco #3

I returned to the Dirty Dicks Vaults Bar, the venue for a number of my earlier events, and this time play a couple of sets for the third Dark Disco night. Here’s what I played

Set 1 – 9pm-10pm

Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe I
Clair Obscur – Blume
Rational Youth – Coboloid Race
Suicide – Rocket USA
Malaria – Kaltes Klares Wasser
Public Image Ltd. – Death Disco
6>Comm – Foretold
Esplendor Geometrico – Moscú Está Helado
Liaisons Dangereuses – Etre assis ou danser
Snowy Red – Never Alive
Neon Judgement – Factory Walk
Soft Moon – Circles
The KVB – Always Then
Xeno & Oaklander – Blue Flower
QEK Junior – Atomkonsens
SPK – Metal Dance
Maison Vague – Pixelated Lover
Elegant Machinery – Save Me

Set 2 – 11pm-Midnight

Killing Joke – Requiem
Corpus Delecti – Saraband
Girls Under Glass – Frozen
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego (Tragical)
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
Kraftwerk – Das Model
Yazoo – Don’t Go
A-Ha – Take On Me
OMD – Electricity
Mysterious Art – Das Omen
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
A Split-Second – Flesh
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Plastic Noise Experience – Smalltown Boy
The Cure – A Forest

Tragedy >For Two<

The first Tragedy >For Us< was one of my Terminates Here ‘Irregular Events’. It’s now become the second of my TH-IrrEv’s to become ‘regular’ after my ‘Vs‘ open request list concept, and on a personal level, the one I really wanted to do all along. The event was moved to the Aces and Eights Basement Bar, allowing for an extra hour of music. Nathan Nothing returned to co-DJ and we also welcomed DJ:Traumahound (from A Model of Control) as our special guest DJ. The full setlist can be found on the event page, but here were my contributions to the night’s music.

Set 1 – 8pm-9:15pm

Skinny Puppy – Killing Game
Mentallo & The Fixer – Sacrilege (Angel of Death Mix)
32Crash – Slow Crash
Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown
Ministry – All Day (Remix)
Agent Side Grinder – The Screams
Neon Judgement – Chinese Black
Parade Ground – Gold Rush
Scapa Flow – Crucial Impact
Pankow – Gimme More (Much More)
Pain Station – Closer To The Edge
yelworC – Soulhunter
Placebo Effect – Slashed Open
Calva y Nada – Rascheln
New Mind – Blindfield 1
Controlled Bleeding – Now Is The Time
Aircrash Bureau – Machine

Set 2 – 10:15pm-11pm

:Wumpscut: – Fear In Motion (B)
DAF – Alle Gegen Alle (R)
Jäger 90 – Dessau
Sturm Café – Koka Kola Freiheit (Original EBM Version) (B)
Elite! – Maschinen
SadoSato – Piefkemädchen
DBS – Old #7
Frontal – Soldaten
Lescure 13 – Secrets (R)
Spetsnaz – Apathy (R)
Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here (R)
Armageddon Dildos – East West (R)
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien

Set 3 – 12am-12:30am

Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
KMFDM – More and Faster (B)
LeaetherStrip – Japanese Bodies (B)
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Absolute Body Control – Figures (R)
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix Version)
Die Form – Silent Order (B)
Lou Reed/Die Krupps – Metal Machine Music (one mixed into the other….) (R)

Set 4 – 1:30am-2am

PAL – Gelöbnis
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Climax Version)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Spiritual Reality
Fortification 55 – And Tomorrow Atlantis
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Front 242 – Headhunter V1.0
Outro: Wendy Carlos – Theme from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)

Electric Dreams – May 2015

My return to DJing after a few months off, and my first set at the Electric Dreams club. I’ve attended many times over the years, but now I finally had a chance to contribute from the DJ booth. Here’s what I played.

Front 242 – Quite Unusual
Ministry – Revenge
Depeche Mode – Halo
Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor
China Crisis – Wishful Thinking
ABC – Poison Arrow
A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Yello – Oh Yeah
Ultravox – Slow Motion
Electronic – Get The Message
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
X-Ray Spex – Germ-Free Adolescents
The Fall – Mr Pharmacist
UK Subs – Teenage
Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Tragedy >For Us< - TH-IrrEv #05

After a long wait, the 5th Terminates Here Irregular Event came to London. This time, myself, Nathan Nothing and Kriegslok explored the worlds of old-school EBM, dark electro and minimal wave. Of all the IrrEv’s so far, this was the one I most wanted to become a ‘regular’, and it may well become so. But for now, this is what I played:

Set 1

MRDTC – Traffic
NTRSN – You See Me
Object – End Of Sin
Dorsetshire – Brothers & Sisters
Limbo – Blutfeuchttraume
Numb – God Is Dead
Benestrophe – Future Tense
Blush Response – On Fire

Set 2

Spark! – Genom Stormen
BiGod 20 – It Doesn’t Matter
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream
Cobalt 60 – Bye Bye
Armageddon Dildos – East West
Nitzer Ebb – Murderous

Set 3

Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
A Split-Second – Flesh
Test Dept. – New World Order
Snog – Corporate Slave
Orange Sector – Dynamit

Set 4

It’s here that we briefly broke from EBM ‘purity’ for a synthpoppy tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on the day of the event.

DAF – Der Mussolini
Welle:Erdball – Monton + Minimal
SPOCK – Never Trust A Klingon
Portion Control – Icon
Force Dimension – Dust (X-tended)
Borghesia – Discipline
AutoDaFeh – Retro Electric
Klutæ – Tequila Slammer