Mittwoch, 9. November 2011

nuFF said: Kids Want Revolution

nuFF said: Kids Want Revolution
mijkfunk's second release on nuFunkFiles (AKA nuFF) ties in where "Are Friends Digital?" ended: 
again no House nor Techno but more NuFunk from Berlin.
Written in early 2010 "Kids Want Revolution" seems like the definite description of what we see on the streets of the world these days: a young generation with a new sensation, once again expressed by the flaming voice of Jette von Roth. 

Check the video on YouTube or Vimeo and start your own NuFunk revolution!
nuFF 002 will be out on Nov 30 2011 on all major digital shops.

Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011

funkit #5

Thursday, July 14th 2011at Soju Bar gets down to the Boogie of the NuFunk sound again.
This time Mijk van Dijk aka mijkfunk invited dj valis (berlin.pan!c), long-term resident all over the Berlin scene.
Music by Tiger & Woods, Amalia Miz Fuze Townsend, Peter Opolopo Major, First Touch, Lorenz Rhode, Tensnake, Jimmy Edgar, Vindahl, Click Click, The Chaenge, mijkfunk, Dâm Funk, Spirit Catcher, Ilija Rudman, Kolombo, Atari & III, SoulParlor, Todd Terje, Moonshoes, Shazam, sunCHAser, Breakbot, Locussolus, Slope, Munk, Bottin, Siriusmo, Oliver, Henning, Soul Clap, Hot Toddy, Reeno and lots of EDITS.
Ain't nothing but a party!
More on Facebook and Resident Advisor!
Boogie down, Funksters!

Dienstag, 14. Juni 2011

motherfunk #8 - Tiger & Woods & more


On this edition of his Funk show "motherfunk" Mijk talks to Tiger & Woods - or rather: they talk through the computer about "Through The Green" their debut album on Running Back.
Also introducing new albums by Bootsy Collins, SoulParlor and The Chaenge, Mijk's very own NuFunk duo with Florian Schirmacher, yes kids, "Rebellion" will be out on June 20. Also remembering the great late Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P.

Showtimes are:
Tuesday,  June 14th 2011,   8 pm
Wednesday,  June 15th 2011,   9 pm CET
Sunday,  June 19th 2011, 10 pm CET

Montag, 30. Mai 2011

Video: The Chaenge LIVE in Hamburg

In the advent of the forthcoming debut album of The Chaenge, the duo of Florian Schirmacher and Mijk van Dijk you can catch a glimpse and things to come on this video taken on their live performance at Zur Seuten Deern in the heart of the infamous Reeperbahn in Hamburg. Introducing Catharina Behr on Drums.

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011

motherfunk #7: Get D.O.W.N.!


Summerdaze in Boogieland.  Mijk van Dijk opens the Funk summer. Girls & Boogie, Tiger & Woods, Music & Lights. Throw down, come down, boogie down, funksters!










Tune in to www.BLN.fm on May 10, 8 pm CET, May 11, 9 pm CET or May 15, 10 pm or listen on-demand after the timed transmissions.

Playlist:

  1. Amalia – All The Funk I Need (Volta Cab Remix) / Tokyo Dawn Records
  2. Vindahl – Sometimes (12″ Groove Version) / Tokyo Dawn Records
  3. Carmen – Time To Move (F.U.N.K. Edit) / Presents Records
  4. Carmen – Throw Down / Presents Records
  5. Tiger & Woods – Come Down / Editainment 001
  6. Evelyn King – Love Come Down/ RCA
  7. Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation / Editainment 002
  8. Imagination – Music And Lights (Dub-Version)/ Red Bus Records
  9. Tiger & Woods – Dr. Burner / Editainment 003
  10. Cassian – I Like What You’re Doing (Lorenz Rhodes Remix) / Bang Gang
  11. Henning – Grand Theft Auto / Bandcamp
  12. Henning – Early Sunrise / Bandcamp
  13. Hot Toddy – Summer Daze /Winding Road Records 014
  14. Moonshoes – Boogieland / white

Donnerstag, 7. April 2011

motherfunk #6 pays tribute to the great and late Loleatta Holloway


The forthcoming edition of motherfunk on www.BLN.fm will be dedicated to the late Loleatta Holloway, who died on March 21, 2011. Her songs will be with us forever, especially her voice, that has been sampled off acapella tracks more often than probably any other female singer in the world. Mijk van Dijk will spotlight some of her best originals as well as tell the story behind some of the most ridiculous sampling records. Also we shall remember Kurt Hauenstein of Supermax who passed away on March 20, 2011.
Tune in to www.BLN.fm on April 12, 8 pm CET, April 13, 9 pm CET or April 17, 10 pm or listen on-demand after the timed transmissions.


PLAYLIST

1.     Click Cick & Microbodies – Mr. Pseudo Funk
2.     Confection – You Got The Love (Reeno-Remix)
3.     Loleatta Holloway - We’re Getting Stronger
4.     Loleatta Holloway – Rainbow 71
5.     Loleatta Holloway –Can I Change My Mind
6.     Loleatta Holloway –Cry To Me
7.     Loleatta Holloway –Hit And Run
8.     Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin’
9.     Loleatta Holloway - We’re Getting Stronger (Acapella)
10. Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (Acapella)
11. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
12. Black Box – Ride On Time
13. Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
14. House Of Venus – Dish & Tell (Club-Mix)
15. Ellis D – My Loleatta (Dish-Apella)
16. Armando – 100% Of Dissin’ You
17. Loleatta Holloway  - Mama Don’t Papa Won’t (Mama’s Mix)
18. Supermax – Love Machine
19. Supermax – Dance Dance Dance

Dienstag, 8. März 2011

Swedish Funk Dynamite

Amalia and Opolopo both released magnificient albums within the last 3 months, both produced by Peter Major aka Opolopo and both released by Munich-based Tokyo Dawn Records. 
Mijk took the opportunity to talk with both of them for the latest edition of motherfunk on BLN.fm. If you haven't stumbled upon both of them yet,  do yourselves a favour,  check the show,and fall in love with their music.



PLAYLIST

1.     Munk – Rue de Rome
2.     Amalia – Welcome To Me
3.     Opolopo – Kobayashi Maru
4.     Opolopo feat. Amalia – Life’s A Dance (After Hours Glide Mix)
5.     Sekoya – Love’s In Need
6.     Opolopo – Glide
7.     The Time – Jungle Love
8.     SOS-Band – Just Be Good To Me
9.     Amalia - Freeze That
10. Janet Jackson – Control
11. Opolopo – Ballad for Amalia
12. Amalia – 4 U
13. Amalia - Art Slave
14. Amalia - All The Funk That I Need

Donnerstag, 17. Februar 2011

Let's Go Another Round!







The Chænge will return to Hamburg.
Anyone who missed the
NuFunkband in February at Zur Seuten Deern receives a second chance on the FormResonance Label Night at Übel & Gefährlich on March 17th 2011.
Florian Schirmacher on
vocals, Mijk van Dijk on bass and Catharina Behr on drums will play songs from the forthcoming The Chaenge album "Rebellion" on FormResonance.
DJ support comes from
Pelle Buys, Jendrik Rothstein, Taman Noor.


If you would like to support The Chænge, then like our Facebook Page attend our Resident Advisor event, share our Facebook eventand come down to Übel & Gefährlich and boogie with us.

Sonntag, 13. Februar 2011

Bass In Your Face

The Chænge played their first test gig at Hamburg's "Zur Seuten Deern" located in the heart of the notorious Reeperbahn district and it was a nice success. Florian Schirmacher immediately caught the crowd with his fascinating voice, Catharina Behr delivered the driving back beat on the drums and Mijk van Dijk finally dusted off his bass guitar again.
The trio will reappear in Hamburg on March 17th at Uebel & Gefaehrlich.
Are you ready for The Chænge?
They are!

Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

The Chaenge LIVE



Besides his project mijkfunk, his label nuFunkFiles and his radio show motherfunk on BLN.fm, Mijk's latest enterprise is the exciting NuFunk band The Chaenge together with Florian Schirmacher, beloved singer of bands like Wareika, Federleicht and Hatikvah. The dynamic duo just finished recordings on their debut album Rebellion and is ready to take it on the streets and in the clubs. First sneek-peek show will be in Hamburg on Friday 11th 2011 in the club Zur Seuten Deern, right in the heart of the Reeperbahn. So if you happen to be in Hamburg this weekend, boogie down, join us and dance The Dance Electric!

Montag, 7. Februar 2011

motherfunk gets closer to the edit



This time it's all about edits on Mijk's show
motherfunk on BLN.fm. Mr. van Dijk dug out some nice gems from Soundcloud and the Blogs and talked to Alkalino and Jack Tennis.
And he'll drop favourite new tunes by Oliver, Cassette Schwarzenegger, StardonE and will grant a first glance on the great new album my Amalia on Tokyo Dawn Records.
Boogie down, funksters!

Sonntag, 30. Januar 2011

That's What The Papers Say...

First press reactions on nuFF 001 are totally sweet.

Bleed wrote a really nice review for De:Bug (German), saying somthing like this:
"Mijk van Dijk? Really. I am surprised. And excited. The tracks really have an own vision, somewhere at the edge of Elektro and pull through their very own version of warbling Funk in such a good and elaborated way that one has to admit them to be one of the most unique pop blueprints out of Germany this year. And the magic downtempo hit "Skintight" which is one of the hymns of the year for me. I still don't get it."

Raveline from Germany already released a brief news about mijkfunk & nuFunkFiles already in October 2010.

nuFF said: "Thank you!"

Sonntag, 9. Januar 2011

mijkfunk @ WOMB Japan

video
When Mijk van Dijk DJed at Tokyo's super club WOMB during his tour through Japan in November 2010, he was filmed by the good people from Red Bull TV for their program Night Flight, that transmits complete sets from the best DJs of the world in the best clubs in the world.
Of course it was a big honour for Mijk to be picked for such a program and it was no doubt that he had to drop one of his mijkfunk tunes during a set full of House and Techno.
And it created such a buzz!
Many thanks once again to Kana Fujimaki and a her staff at WOMB, Tim Sproten and his Red Bull TV crew and of course to everybody dancing at WOMB that night.



Freitag, 7. Januar 2011

motherfunk #3 with BIG Chomeo Special


Mijk van Dijk met Chromeo, the Montreal duo we all love, to talk with them about The Funk right before their great show at Club Maria in Berlin. Check the highlights of the interview and of course a lot of music from Chromeo, A-Trak, Zapp, Jodeci, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates and The Temptations, Opolopo and Reeno live on the net on January 11th (8pm), January 12th (9pm) and January 16th (10pm, all times CET) and after that also on demand on BLN.fm. Listen HERE!



Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

motherfunk #2 with Jimmy Edgar Special


















For the 2nd edition of motherfunk, Mijk had the pleasure to meet Jimmy Edgar from Detroit, now located in Berlin by choice and creator of one of the master pieces of 2010-NuFunk, his great album XXX on !k7. The show was aired in December 2010 and has been moved to the on-demand-section on BLN.fm.
Listen here, my dear!

motherfunk #1 with G.I. Disco


This is 1st edition of Mijk van Dijk's show motherfunk on BLN.fm and it all starts in Berlin with the cool guys of G.I. Disco, who bring back the 80s funk to the clubs to revive an almost forgotten aera of club music in Germany of the early 80s, when black G.I.s, blond German girls and some guys like young Mijk went to clubs, where the DJ would spin Funk music from the US and the UK. Daniel W.Best and Kalle Kuts are so successful with their G.I.Disco parties, they even released a compilation with their favourite 80s Funk tunes.
Listen here!









Montag, 3. Januar 2011

mijkfunk - Are Friends Digital?-EP



nuFF 001 sets the pace for things to come. mijkfunk presents the Are Friends Digital?-EP with a title track full of musical and lyrical attitude. Have our friends become just digital avatars in a world where the internet community networks seem to have taken the place of physical social intercourse? A red-hot topic boiled up by Jette von Roth’s alluring and powerful vocal performance. Boogie Down and Autumn Girl, two tracks for the NuFunk dancefloor, define the sound vision of nuFF: beats, bass lines and poly synth chords ! The forth track Skintight intentionally slows it down to a sexy 99 bpm bump-n-grind groove, displaying the other side of mijkfunk.

Released by: nuFunkFiles
Release/catalogue number: nuFF 001
Release date: Oct 8, 2010




Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

mijkfunk at Dada Shanghai


Mijk van Dijk toured China and Japan in October/ November 2010 and played a 3-hour-NuFunk set at Dada in Shanghai, a nice must-visit club. Mijk played right after an exciting live show by LA-electro pop duo Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday and took over with some crowd pleasers before digging deep into the magic of NuFunk and 80s-Edits. Thanks to promoter Michael Nee Bing and club owner Michael Ohlsson for the warm hospitality in Shanghai. Enjoy the mixtape, comment at will!

mijkfunk NuFunk-Mix 2010


And one more from the Soundcloud archives: this mixtape is Mijk's personal NuFunk definition from Summer 2010, before establishing nuFF. Get the tracklisting from Dancefloor Mayhem, a blog that we like to follow.
And least we forget: free download!

mijkfunk live at Maria Berlin


For your pleasure, we kick off this blog with some soundfiles. First is a recording of mijkfunk's first ever live show at Club Maria in Berlin (yep, famous from that Berlin Calling movie). Watch Mijk go through all the motions of NuFunk in a fierce live set and leave a comment at Soundcloud, if you like.

Samstag, 1. Januar 2011

TESTIMONY by label founder Mijk van Dijk








I grew up with 80s Funk myself, slapping the bass in a local Funk band called Joystick (we thought that name was way cool back then....;-). Living in Berlin I bought my first drum machine in order to sound like Prince, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis but soon found out that a TR-505 is not a Linn or DMX.
Then House music hit Berlin and I turned to House and Techno, understanding them as logical step childs of electronic funk. In the late 80s and 90s I helped to create the Berlin Techno scene as we know it, contributing as a journalist, producer, live act and DJ.
In the 00s I rediscovered Funk and worked on concepts, how modern funk could sound like.
The year 2010 finally brought a new wave of NuFunk that does not match with categories like NuDisco, NuRave or Indie/ Dance anymore.
In October 2010 I established a digital label called "nuFunkFiles" and launched my new alter ego mijkfunk for the first single Are Friends Digital?, organized a party series called funkit and a radio show called motherfunk at BLN.fm.
This blog is about NuFunk and the nuFunkFiles.
We're here!