Mijk Van Dijk

For over one decade, Mijk van Dijk has been acting on the forefront of the electronic dance music scene. He started out as a producer of hard techno records, later in 1992 he paved the way for melodic techno sounds and has been a pioneer for a new sound called ?Tranceg. In those days he wrote tunes like Marmionfs ?Schoenebergg and Microglobefs ?High On Hopeg, ?Environ-mentalityg and ?Al Our Coloursg, that became classics of Techno.

Produced with other artists as diverse as DJ Hell, Claude Young, Tanith, Takkyu Ishino, Thomas Schuhmacher, Toby Izui, Namito, Rob Acid, Tom Wax, Asem Shama and Martin Eyerer.

Remixed artists like Moby, Denki Groove, Humate, Arpeggiators, Sonic Animation.

Since the beginning of his career he released tunes under different pseudonyms. Soon the legendary German Techno magazine ?Frontpageg coined the term ?Multi-Mijkg. After his first single releases on Berlin-based labels as Low Spirit, Bash and MFS he worked with Cosmic Baby on the probably first Trance/ Chillout-Compilation ever. With his project LoopZone he created one of the fastest techno tunes in history and released as Microglobe his first club hits und 1994 his first album ?AfreuropamericasiaustralicaL. In 1996 his track ?The Wildlifeg of MijkLs Magic Marble Box was chosen as the soundtrack for the German TV commercial for the Renault Megane car and in the same year Mijk finally released singles and his second album under his own name.

This is the name of Mijkfs third album that he created with DJ-producer friends like Thomas Schumacher, Claude Young, Toby Izui, Humate, Quazar or Paul M (aka Kid Paul of Energy 52). Van Dijk likes the synergy effect, that emerges out of fruitful cooperations. Already in 1991 he produced with DJ Tanith his first singles and delivered two co-productions for DJ Hellfs first album. Also his biggest hit so far ?Schoenebergg was made in collaboration with Marcos Lopez under the project name Marmion. ?Schoenebergg is highly acclaimed in the techno world as one of the most ground-breaking electronic music tunes ever.

I never wanted to do, what everybody else does. I just donLt care for terms like ?overgroundg and ?undergroundg. My music can go everywhere, thatfs why I call it ?everygroundg. Highly acclaimed by the critics his 4th album ?Everygroundg (Superstition) marked another leap in his carreer.

In Japan Mijk is not only known as a DJ, performer and producer (even famous soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata outed himself as Mijk van Dijk fan on his homepage), but also as a ?gamerg. He distributed soundtracks for 4 Playstation-games. Already legendary are his live acts with nothing but a Playstation in 1996. So far Mijk has toured Japan 22 times to play 61 gigs.

In 2003 Mijk mixed a final definition of the sound of Superstition Records with a new breed of mix CD: on ?Deacde ? The Mixg, released in 2003, he remixed the highlights of the whole backcatalogue into one exciting mash-up-mix composed from 70 tracks out of 10 years of label history using a then unique and ground-breaking software called Ableton Live 1.5.

In 2005 Mijk relaunched the legendary Berlin party series ?Dub missiong, which coined the carreers of many now world-famous DJs like Paul van Dyk and Ellen Allien as well as Mijkfs. The sound of Dubmission is the exciting and unique mixture of Minimal Electro Techno which is currently taking Germany by storm mixed with an emotional melodic element which was always part of Mijkfs productions.and DJ-sets. Of course this is also being expressed though Mijkfs studio work. 2006 will see several releases under his own name, hidden alter egos as well as collaborations with other producers.. Already in the pipeline and scheduled for release in September is a collaboration with Martin Eyerer on his hot new label Kling Klong and an EP under his new alter ego ?Platog on Dutch label Big & Dirty, a sub-label of ID&T. Both releases already receive great feedback from DJs.



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