Mijk van Dijk...
Producer since 1988
Live Act since 1990
DJ since 1992
Starts in music as a bass player in several funk and pop bands before
getting interested in drumcomputers and synthesizers.
Starts working with music computers and drummachines.
Produces House and Hip Hop tracks.
first LoopZone -12" on Low Spirit Records Berlin ("Hate / Les
Enfants Du Paradis"). First live act performances.
Several hard techno-12"'s with DJ Tanith and again as
LoopZone on Bash Records Berlin. More live act performances.
New projects Microglobe ("High On Hope") and Mindgear ("Don't
Panic") on MFS-Records Berlin. Works together with Cosmic Baby on the
first Trance compilation ever: "Tranceformed From Beyond" (MFS), a
75-minutes-non-stop-music-mix. Starts to perform as a DJ besides his
successful live acts.
New projects Marmion ("Berlin-EP" incl. "Schöneberg") with DJ
Marcos Lopez and Mijk's Magic Marble Box ( "The 4 Seasons Of The
Mind-EP") on Superstition Records Hamburg.
Several big clubhits with Marmion ("Schöneberg-Remix" and
"Firechild") and Microglobe ("Environ-Mentality", "All Our Colours"
incl. video). Coproduces two tracks for the DJ Hell-album "Geteert
Und Gefedert" on Disko B Munich. Meanwhile Mijk plays a lot of live
shows and DJ sets all over Europe.
First tour to Australia in May. First album is released through
MFS: "Afreuropamericasiaustralica". The almost unspeakable name of
this concept album refers to the 6 continents (yes, don't forget
Antarctica...) and Mijk's view of the world as he knows it... First
tour to Japan from December '94 to January '95.
Several remixes, many gigs and the 2nd Mijk's Magic Marble Box (
"Tokyo Trax"), a reflection of Mijk's first Japan tour.
Marmion is back with new tracks ("Three After Midnight", "The
Spark, The Flame And The Fire") and their classic "Schöneberg", which
is remixed and re-released in the UK through Hooj Choons. Another
Mijk-classic "The Wildlife" gets new attention as the TV comercial
soundtrack for French car Renault Mégane. Mijk does remixes for
Japanese acts Denki Groove and Parts Of Console and finally releases
his first 12" under his name Mijk van Dijk: "Suck My Soul". 2nd tour
to Australia and 3rd tour to Japan. Always interested in new forms of
making or performing music, Mijk performs a live set on his birthday
party at E-Werk Berlin with nothing else but a Sony Playstation video
game console running the "music game" CD-Rom "Depth", ("Fluid" in
Europe). Mijk's occasional Playstation performances in clubs or in
radio shows already gained a lot of attention so far.
Mijk's 2nd album "glow" released on Superstition sells more than
10.000 copies. The 3rd single of the "glow"-album "More" comes with a
3D-video. Mijk produces soundtracks for the movies "Kiss My Blood" by
David Jazay and "Femme" by Charles Finkbeiner and Donald
Krämer. Produces soundtrack music for the Sony Playstation game "Ghost
In The Shell". In his first theatre work Mijk and the "Berliner
Ensemble" (founded by Bertold Brecht) take the stage out of the
theatre and out on the street on a truck of the Love Parade, to mix
theatre with Techno and Drum'n'Bass. Again Mijk's musical tool for the
musical soundtrack to the theatre performance is the notorious
is the year of cooperations: due to Mijk's success in Japan, Sony
Japan re-releases "glow" and the DJ-mix-CD "Multi Mijk" by DJ Toby
Izui, a kind of "Best of" Mijk's early works from '92 to '96. Mijk's
very own first DJ-Mix-CD is released in association with German major
Motor/Polydor on Superstition's sublabel Push as "Mind Control
Vol.2". Frogman Records Japan release two cooperations of Mijk with
Japanese Djs Takkyu Ishino and Toby Izui. So Mijk goes to Japan for
the 7th time in April to promote his Japanese releases. He spends the
second half of 1998 working on his next album for Superstition called
"Teamwork", a compilation of cooperations with friendly artists. The
first singles off that album are 12"s with Thomas Schumacher (Bremen)
and Claude Young (Detroit). Other artists involved in this project
are Quazar (Amsterdam) Paul M (Berlin), Humate (Hamburg), Toby Izui
(Tokyo) and Johannes Talirz (Berlin), the guy that Mijk started doing
electronic music with.
"Teamwork" is out since February 1, 1999. In spring 1999 Mijk
promoted his "Teamwork"-album with successful live shows in Europe and
Japan. Another 12" with Rob Acid entitled "Rhythmen aus dem
Bienenstock" (Rhythms From The Beehive) followed later in autumn.
Mijk finished 5 exclusive tracks for the soundtrack of the videogame
"Ridge Racer V" for the new PlayStation2, released in Japan in March
With partner Tobynation Mijk released the two EP's "Brothers In Raw:
Live At Cocolo" and "K-JIM & Y-BOT: Summer And You".
Three of Mijk's tracks for the videogame "Ridge Racer V" appeared on
vinyl as "Game Trax Vol. 1 EP", to be followed by "Game Trax Vol. 2
EP" (Armored Core 2). With Namito Mijk produced the "Härter EP".
Mijk van Dijk & Toby Izui released a Mix-CD called "Berlin Tokyo".
Mijk's new album "Everygound" is finished, due to be released in
early 2002 on Superstition Records.
It is planned that a 'Best Of' compilation will be released on a
mexican label, working title "Chrono-Logical".
There is also an Ambient Album in the pipeline...