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Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – March 2015

Second set of the weekend, and back to London’s foremost event for alternative bargain hunting. This time, no technicals! Joining DJ The Scot and myself today was Grimorg from the London Vampire Meetup. He handled the gothic rock side of things, leaving the alternative rock to Scott, and all the electronics to me!


Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Short Cut)
Tangerine Dream – Stratosfear
Urawa – Sign
AFX – .215061
Needle Sharing – Clicks Per Second
Speed Tribe – …While Driving Between Raindrops
Les Jumeaux – Cobalt
Greenhaus – One Day Closer
La Floa Maldita – Sorciere
Intermix – Get Religion
Recoil – Want
Art of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Depeche Mode – (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me
Polyphonic Size – Mother’s Little Helper
Absolute Body Control – Give Me Your Hands
Light Asylum – Pope Will Roll


After much old-school EBM on Friday, I decided to give it a break on this occasion….

Lamia – Peccator
Project Pitchfork – I Live Your Dream
Fusspills 11 – Bodo Ballermann
Flesh Field – Haven
Decoded Feedback – Bio-Vital
Blutengel – Fly Away
Suicidal Romance – Not Alone
Intra-Venus – Anything’s Possible
Angels & Agony – One
Bak XIII – Nothing To Fear
Synthetic – The Body Farm
Mechanical Cabaret – I Lost My Friend To A Video Game
Parralox – I Sing The Body Electric

5pm Tag Team

Due a 3-DJ, 2-line in issue, plus a need to pack up and get across the road, I only threw in one track this time. But I think it’s one that suited me. (Clue: it’s the first one…..)

Cock Sparrer – Take ‘Em All
Suspira Theme – Goblin
Midnight Configuration – Into The Groove
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones – Misirilou
Creaming Jesus – Temple of Love

And then over the road to Aces and Eights…..

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – November 2014

Back to where it all began, six years ago to the day, and still my only regular DJ set. Today myself and regular co-DJ ‘The Scot’ were joined by Simon Landmine (or was is ‘Claymore’?) for this particular daytime DJ set. Due to difficulties finding a key, we were late starting, explaining the curtailed early sets.

We later made up for the late start across the road at Aces and Eights, of course…..

12pm-12:40pm – Minimal Synth and Darkwave

Cevin Key – Aphasia
Chris & Cosey – Just Like You
Linear Movement – Due To You
Oppenheimer Analysis – Don’t Be See With Me
Sixth June – Everytime
Torul – Glow
Spacebuoy – Intoxicated
Regenerator – Shores of Forever (EU Version)
Agonised by Love – Silent War
Xymox – Blind Hearts
Love Is Colder Than Death – In Silence and Tears

2pm-3pm – Electro-Industrial and Futurepop

Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Dive – Sidewalk Sinner
No Sleep By The Machine – Mammonth
Bio-Tek – Communion
Dead When I Found Her – Rain Machine
The .invalid – Breaksequence
Accessory – Deadline
Destroid – Judgement Throne
Epsilon Minus – Future Pop Musik
Cryo – The Portal
VNV Nation – The Great Divide
Frozen Plasma – Irony
Ficitonal – Blue Lights
Fiction 8 – Hegemony

5pm-5:20pm – 3 Way Tag Team

I’ll let regulars work out whose are whose – I’m guilty-as-charged for the London punk (no surprise) and US funk-metal (slightly more of a surprise?).

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Give It Away
Q Lazarus – Goodbye Horses
Wax Audio – Thunder Busters
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Babymetal – Gimme Choko
The Ruts – Babylons Burning

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – September 2014

After two months off DJing, I returned back to the Alternative Bring’n’Buy sale, once again joined by Scott McMahon (now working under the name ‘DJ The Scott’), for our longest day of DJing yet. Today’s set included a number of bands that had made a mark on the UK live scene during August, plus at least one that should have but didn’t (come back Pitchies, all is forgiven!).

Set 1 – 10:20am-11:45am

Neo-folk for set up, some downtempo electronics to cure any hangovers, and then onto the minimal melodic synth thing that I’ve discovered works particularly well at this time of morning.

:Wumpscut: – Angel
Coph Nia – The New Oath
Blood Axis & Les Joyeaux De La Princesse – Foile Verte
Sieben – Love’s Promise
Dernière Volonté – Le Poison
Rome – To Die Among Strangers
Jordan Reyne – The Shadow Line
Portishead – Numb
Xingu Hill – Core Illness
Scorn – Weakener
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Pieces From The Whole
Echo West – In Pop We Trust
Iioioioii – Stardust
No Comment – Back In The 80s (Maxi Version)
Carpe Diem – Dream On
Eleven Pond – Watching Trees
Martial Canterel – You Today
Sturm Café – Koka Kola Freiheit
Welle:Erdball – Der Flipperkönig
Mr.Kitty – Insects
Auto-Auto – Toadboy
The Faint – Agenda Suicide

Set 2 – 1pm-2pm

Despite focusing on older EBM and dark electro in club sets these days, this event is about variety, so I dug out some of the lesser-played (by me) ‘oontz’ material, too.

Front 242 – Flag
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
Eco – Hass Und Liebe
Project Pitchfork – Alpha Omega
Velvet Acid Christ – We Have To See We Have To Know
Juno Reactor – God Is God
Mentallo + The Fixer – Tachyon
Enter + Fall – Push Enter + Fall Down
X-Fusion – The Dungeon Of Reality
Tamtrum – Abort The Pope
XP8 – Das Licht
Seabound – Hooked
Covenant – The Men
Informatik – Something To Believe In

Set 3 – 3pm-4pm

Scott handled the post-punky side of goth, thus leaving me with various 90s and 00s rockier material, with a metallic twist at the end.

Suspiria – Allegedy, Dancefloor Tragedy
Squid – Endgame
Midnight Configuration – Sinister, Sinister
Bella Morte – Find Forever Gone
Breath Of Life – Bad Race
Still Patient? – Chameleon
Cancer Barrack – Cancer Barrack
The Beauty Of Gemina – Haddon Hall
Lacrimosa – Durch Nacht Und Flut (Club Version)
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
Staubkind – Dein Engel Schweight
In Extremo – Küss mich
Eluveitie – A Rose For Epona
Tyr – Hold The Heathen Hammer High
Die Kur – The Order Of Things To Be

5pm-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team

Actually, this ended up as more of a ‘England vs USA’ Tag Team (not being sufficient amounts of Scottish punk to hand for Scott to show his background)……

Cock Sparrer – Take ‘em All
Blondie – X-Offender
Cockney Rejects – Oi Oi Oi
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
Ian Dury – Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll
Lou Reed – Vicious

With that done, it was over the road to Aces and Eights to continue with our Open Request List event…..

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – June 2014

The Alternative Bring & Buy Sale – my last remaining regular DJ slot, yet one where we have to fight technical demons on every occasion. Still, once it was all working, we got a decent set out through the PA. Joining me today was Alt B&B regular Scott McMahon, plus Shadowchaser (Ravi), who covered what I normally cover. All this amounted to a first set played in highly unusual circumstances, and a second set containing hardly any of the bands you all know me for.

11am-12 noon – Neo-Somethingorother

Erich Kunzel – Handel’s Sarabande From Suite No.11
Sophia – Herbstwerk
Karjalan Sissit – Requiem
Nico – No One Is There
Ordo Equitum Solis – Through The Fog
Unto Ashes – Young Men Leave For Battle
Tony Wakeford – A Small Town In Germany
Death In June – Hail The White Grain
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – [Mercury Rising] Seduced By the Hisses Of Cinnabar Sweet
Evelyn Evelyn – Elephant Elephant
Andi Sex Gang – Psychic Sarah
ThouShaltNot – The Haunted Phonograph
Einstürzende Neubauten – Sabrina
Monte Cazazza – Sex Is No Emergency
Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love
Download – Possession
300,000VK – Also Sprach Johann Paul II

2pm-3pm – Gothic Rock and Various Forms of Metal

Bauhaus – Dark Entries
Shadow Project – Holy Hell
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
Last Rites – The Many Forms
My Dying Bride – Like Gods Of The Sun
Mono Inc. – Admiration Hill
The Gathering – Adrenaline
Mina Harker – Lolita
Samsas Traum – Endstation: Eden
Nightwish – Wishmaster
Therion – To Mega Therion
Amon Amarth – Gods Of War Arise
Korpiklaani – Vodka
In Extremo – Vollmond

5pm – 5:30pm – Jonny vs Ravi – Venue Closing Tag Team

The DJs change, but the tradition continues!

Green Day – Basket Case
Electric Six – Gay Bar
PUSA – Dune Buggy
Faith No More – Easy
Pulp – Common People
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Corky and the Juice Pigs – Eskimo
Monty Python – Bruces Philosophers Song

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – March 2014

Back once again to the Tufnell Park Dome, where myself and Scott McMahon take daytime DJing into even more uncharted territories.

Set 1 – 10:30am – 12pm – Darkambient, Darkwave, Melodic Synth

Klaus Schulze – Synphara
Brighter Death Now – Slaughterhouse
Archon Satani – Eternal Suffering This Christian World
MZ.412 – Mourning Star
Atrium Carceri – Third From The Centre
Nine Inch Nails – A Warm Place
Oneiriod Psychosis – As Leaves Fall
Diary Of Dreams – Rumours About Angels
Soil and Eclipse – Necromancy
Sombre Printemps – Orphaned
Equitant – Technik
Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Open
Absolute Body Control – Do You Feel It Inside (Rewind Version)
Delay – Working In A Factory
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Jon and Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home
OMD – Maid Of Orleans

1pm-2pm – EBM, Electro-Industrial and Futurepop

Agent Side Grinder – The Screams
A Split-Second – Flesh
Signal Aout 42 – Dead Is Calling
Front 242 – Funkahdafi
Insekt – In The Eye
E-Craft – Electrocution
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
Aslan Faction – Bring On The Dying
Skinny Puppy – SaLvo
Project Pitchfork – Human Crossing
Rotersand – All In All
Apoptygma Berzerk – Spindizzy
Swarf – Fall
Dust Of Basement – Don’t Forget Desire

Set 3 – 3pm-4pm – Old Goth and Old Rock

Christian Death – Deathwish
Tones On Tail – Christian Says
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
Rosetta Stone – An Eye For The Main Chance
Descendants of Cain – War Of Ages
Saints Of Eden – One
The Mission – Wasteland
The Cult – Love Removal Machine
T-Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Uriah Heep – Lady In Black
10CC – Life Is A Minestrone
UFO – Doctor Doctor
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes To Midnight
Saxon – The Eagle Has Landed\

5pm-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team

The tradition (?) continues….

Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
Nancy Sinatra – These Boots
Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil
Rocky Roberts and Luis Bacalov – Django
Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
The White Stripes – Jolene
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire
Nick Cave – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Monty Python – Lumberjack

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2013

The fourth Alternative Bring’n’Buy of 2013, my third one as DJ. This time, myself and Scott McMahon decided to tackle it as a 2-piece. He handled guitar music, I mainly handle stuff played on synths. Here’s my side of what was played.

12 noon – 1pm – Atmospheric and Darkwave

Strictly speaking, I started at 12:10pm, but details, details…..

Estampie – Aurora
Dead Can Dance – Enigma Of The Absolute
Sopor Aeturnus – The House Is Empty Now
Aurora Sutra – The Garden Of Temptation
Miranda Sex Garden – Gush Forth My Tears
Helium Vola – Nummus
Siderarctica – Circle Of The Angels
Mechanical Moth – Prophecy Of The Moth
Relatives Menschsein – Die Zeit
Das Ich – Das Dunkle Lnad
Trümmerwelten – Engelsleich
Eternal Aflict – Kinski Is Dead

2pm – 3pm – EBM and Elektro, Old and New

I might be happier in old-school territory now, but I still play industrial of all varieties.

Haujobb – Dead Market
Individual Totem – Lost Souls
X Marks The Pedwalk – Paranoid Illusions
Noise Unit – Agitate
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
Front 242 – Until Death Us Do Part
Pouppée Fabrikk – Keine Zukunft
Darkmen – Legs Like Gold
Klutæ – Desert Storm
God Module – Resurrection
Tactical Sekt – Xfixiation (Original version….for once!)
Infekktion – Electrocution
Funker Vogt – Black Market Dealers
Miss Construction – Eins Und Zwei
Rabia Sorda – What You Get Is What You See

4pm – 5pm – Futurepop and Synthpop

Including the first ever appearance of a certain ‘bleedin obvious’ Covenant song in a TH set.

Deja Vu II – World Alert
A Spell Inside – I Will
Blind Passengers – Headlights
Mesh – Trust You (Single)
Covenant – Dead Songs (that’s what I call it)
NeuroticFish – Velocity
Pride + Fall – December
The Azoic – Conflict
Spray – He Came With The Sleigh
Erasure – Gaudete
SPOCK – White Christmas
Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind

5pm – Scott vs Jonny Tag Team

A tradition started in 2009 still continues…..

Cowboy Timmy – Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo
Schmoof – Sweet Child O’Mine
Satan – Christmas In Hell
Reverend Horton Heat – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
chef – Chocolate Salty Balls
Monty Python – Lumberjack Song
HP Lovecraft Society – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fish

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – October 2013

Part 2 of my triple-header, and back to where it all began at the Tufnell Park Dome. Joining me today was Alt B&B regular Scott, and also Captain Howard, who handled most of the styles I normally play, that gave me an opportunity to play, well, something else.

Set 1 – Folk-Prog-Psych-Glam Rock

With industrial and electronic covered and goth due later, this set reflects various other tunes that I thought I made a change from what I normally do.

Strawbs – The Hangman And The Papist
Steeleye Span – Blackleg Miner
Blackmores Night – Wind In The Willows
Fairport Convention – Breakfast In Mayfair
Can – She Brings The Rain
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Sugar and Spikes
Hawkwind – Silver Machine
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Deep Purple – Knocking At Your Back Door
Camel – Cloak and Dagger Man
Foreigner – Double Vision
Roxy Music – Re-Make Re-Model
Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

Set 2 – Old Goth With A Bit Of New Stuff

A kind of once-a-year thing for me. But I’m happy to play it more often if anyone’s interested…..

Fortification 55 – And Tomorrow Atlantis
Hungry Lucy – Could It Be
Collide – Wings Of Steel
Razor Skyline – Queen Of Heaven
The Glove – Like An Animal
Atomic Neon – Cold Room
Manuskript – Flies In The Marzipan
Love Like Blood – Shed Your Skin
Killing Joke – Empire Song
Rubicon – Watch Without Pain
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick
Sisters Of Mercy – Detonation Boulevard
Mono Inc – Burn Me
The Birthday Massacre – Happy Birthday
Helalyn Flowers – Guided By Voices

Jonny Vs Scott Tag Team Silliness

Something of a tradition – throw away all integrity and make clear up a lot less tedious. (Though to be fair, I’d play some of these in regular sets).

Madonna – Material Girl
Primal Scream – Rocks
Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
Dee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Shamen – L.S.I.
KLF – 3am Eternal
Monty Python – Bruce’s Philosophers Song + Knights Of The Round Table

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – July 2013

My first set in a couple of months, and my first full-length set since the end of Neo-Noir. Today I was joined by DJs Scott and Sinbad, thus re-uniting half the line-up from Reptile NYE 2012. With the two of them handling “everything with guitars in”, I played synthy stuff pretty much all day.

10:30am-12 noon – Synthetic Startup

Kept it mellow for the opening hour, given the likely heat.

Sabres Of Paradise – Clock Factory
Boards Of Canada – Turquiose Hexagon Sun
Autechre – Bike
Underworld – Dirty Epic
Yage – 831am
Finitribe – Forevergreen
Male Or Female – Louder Than Silence
Lassigue Bendthaus – Fiber
Cleen – Sunburst
Elektric Music – Esperanto
Rorschach Garden – Robot Song
Depeche Mode – Nodisco
OMD – Dresden
Hard Corps – Clean Tables
Northern Kind – On+On
Marsheaux – Breakthrough

2am-3am – More Bleep

So yes, in this set somewhere is a track of my own creation….

Halo In Reverse – King O
NIN – Survivalism
Meat Beat Manifesto – Prime Audio Soup
Deja Vu II – World Alert
Front 242 – Quite Unusual
Brigade Werther – Killbeat
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Tyske Ludder – Monotonie
Aiboforcen – E.W.I.F.
VNV Nation – Chrome
Icon Of Coil – Dead Enough For Life
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
Suicidal Romance – Like An Angel
Blutengel – Stay (Shakespeares Sister Cover)

5am-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team

The traditional venue clearer.

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
The Pogues – Fiesta
WASP – I Wanna Be Somebody
John Travolta and Oliva-Newton John – Summer Nights
Monty Python – Every Sperm Is Sacred
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2012

Once again, I operated the early shift at the Alternative Bring and Buy Sale, with Scott and Miss Jade covering the other sets. And also once again, I dreamt up another way of ‘doing’ the opening phase, plus my once-a-year journey into trad-goth!

10:30am – 12noon – Dambience, IDM and various electronic things

Archon Satani – Fleshseed
Brighter Death Now – Slaughterhouse
Atrium Carceri – Knowledge Of The Few
Ah Cama-Sotz – Lix Tatrax
Boyd Rice and Fiends – Worlds Collide
Synaesthesia – Wasteland
Future Sound Of London – My Kingdom
Enigma – Sadness Part 1
Aphex Twin – Aegispolis
µ-Ziq – Hasty Boom Alert
Add N To (X) – Revenge Of The Black Regent
Komputer – Looking Down On London
Metroland – Harry Beck
Kraftwerk – Numbers
Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
Goldfrapp – Number 1
Ladytron – Ace of Hz
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down (Aggro Mix)

2pm-3pm – Play Some Goth

Dave Gahan – Dirty Sticky Floors
Sisters Of Mercy – First And Last And Always
Inkubus Sukkubus – Heartbeat Of The Earth
The Horatii – Body Of The Fish
The Birthday Party – Release The Bats
Two Witches – Spirit Sacrifice
Flesh For Lulu – Laundromat Kat
The Cure – Primary
New Order – Dreams Never End
This Ascension – Fuego Cayendo
Skeletal Family – Promised Land
Rome Burns – Co-ordinates Of Control
Rhombus – 4472
Grooving In Green – A New Vessel
Forthcoming Fire – Feuer
Diary Of Dreams – Retaliation
Diorama – Child Of Entertainment
Deine Lakaien – Return

5pm-5:30pm – Jonny vs Scott Tag Team

Because it’s something of a tradition……especially at Christmas time, where there is an extra excuse to get silly. Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Reverend Horton Heat – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Placebo – Daddy Kool
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Going To Take It
No Doubt – Oi To The World
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
(Unknown Ska Version) – Frosty The Snowman
Animaniacs – Noel Song
(Unknown Cover) – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – August 2012

My longest day of DJing, ever. Two events, one after the other, on two floors of the same venue.

10:30am- 12 noon – Early Morning Synthesiser

An intentional change from the usual ‘damnbient’ music policy that opens up this event. It was simply too hot. One tradition, opening-with-an-incredibly-long-track-during-setup-time, was retained.

The Orb – A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld
The Knife – She’s Having A Baby
The Weathermen – Punishment Park
The Neon Judgement – Chinese Black
Absolute Body Control – Figures
Kraftwerk – Antenna
Pavillon 7B – You See
Analog Angel – The Miracle
Fairlight Children – Before You Came Along
Golden Boy & Miss Kittin – Rippin’ Kittin
The Presets – Girl And The Sea
Carved Souls – Box
Neuropa – Fashion War
Vision Talk – Elevation
Cinemascape – I Won’t Come Home Tonight
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
Rational Youth – Saturdays In Silesia
Images In Vogue – Lust For Love
The Other Two – Tasty Fish
Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four)
OMD – Red Frame White Light
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine

2pm-3pm – Not Cooling Off Yet

From hard bleepy stuff to borderline goth……

Eisenfunk – Pong (600XL Remix by Xotox)
Grendel – End Of Ages
Freakangel – The Last White Dance
VNV Nation – Nemesis
Melotron – Folge Mir Ins Licht
T.O.Y. – Welcome To Spaceradio
Mari Chrome – Toxic
Spectra*Paris – Falsos Suenos (Spectramix)
Snake Skin – Etterna
Stray – Remember Me
18 Summers – Girl Of 18 Summers
Project Pitchfork – View From A Throne
The Beauty Of Gemina – The Lonesome Death Of A Goth DJ
Diary Of Dreams – Kindrom

And then downstairs to join Vade Retro in the DJ booth between the bands at Renaissance III.