“It is a sad day today but due to low sales globally in analogue turntables a decision to stop production has been made on Technics Turntables,” Panasonic spokesman Ian North explained

Turntable manufacturers Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s. In a statement re-posted on dance board Global Hardstyle, the company behind the production of the Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Technics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.

Okay laptop djs! so keep on checking your emails while you are deejaying...

sniff! R.I.P.!



All Hippies on BOARD!!!!!! This is pure disco-funk-rock-heaven. Forbidden? yes, you bet! This is the band i really wished to see live soon! Well, there we go. Come along to our berlin battery party on friday at Ritter Butzke.


Brand Brauer Frick - Bop

Simply great!


VOGUEING - Paris Is Burning

No kids, Madonna hasn't invented vogueing, she just stole it from the underground. Watch this awesome documentary of the pioneers of this extraordinary dance style. Unbelivible scenes!

PARALLEL DANCE ENSEMBLE feat. Coco Solid and Bobbi Soxx - Weight Watchers

Our friend Eric charged us to post this song with the words: "Post iT NOW, or die in beauty". And he is damn right. Nice one!

Steve Dahl's "anti disco campaign" in 1979 goes a bit out of hands...

Ever wondered where Tronik Youth found those "Disco Sucks" chants on their new 12 Inch? Here you go. Apparently some people REALLY hated Disco back then. This is a collection of News coverage of this weird "campaign" taking place in a baseball stadium. "Blow it up!"



I just released a new record from Malente&Dex on Exploited. The EP is called "Bangkok".
Dont get confused: Boris Dlugosch also released a track under the name of "Bangkok" on Phantasy Sound - which is huge indeed - but sorry to say that - we were first by naming the track "Bangkok":( - we just took longer to release it.
"Bangkok" is the follow-up to "Hyperactive".
Moving on from the Super Rave Sound the "Bangkok"-EP has a more Tropical-Tech-Thing going on, a ton of trumpets and horns and a great collab with Bonde do Role, Analogik and New Kidz.
We gonna give you the bonus download of "Lions" which fingers Dancehall with a sticky house digit, featuring New Kidz (South Rakkas Crew) bashment vocals remixed by Douster (ZZK). Huge support on this record from all global players: Diplo, A-Trak, Jesse Rose, Claude von Stroke, Style of Eye, Untold, Joe Goddart, Renaissance Man, Brodinski and more.
Buy the whole EP at Beatport featuring dope remixes from Round Table Knights, Freeform Five, dOP, Idiotproof, James Braun&Dan M, Malente&Dex, Douster:Full release@Beatport

Get the limited Vinyl at Juno:Vinyl@Juno

Check the Videoteaser:

How did we do the artwork? Here is 2 Videos of how Marek Polewski from Floor 5 did the new EXPLOITED Robocop-Design.
Check it:


Munk feat Asia Argento (BEN MONO REMIX)

Dear friends and readers, it´s out now.
My new remix for Munk´s No Milk track feat. the almighty Asia Argento.
Please enjoy this disco medley remix treatement.

Munk feat Asia Argento - No Milk (Ben Mono Version) by ben mono

BEN MONO love@Myspace
BEN MONO at Facebook


Shir Khan@Volksbühne Berlin 13.11.

Tip for the weekend!

13.11. / Fr / VOLKSBÜHNE Berlin / Grandopening

Großes Haus:
21.30 – 22.15 BLK JKS
22.30 – 23.30 JOAKIM & THE DISCO
23.45 – 00.30 PLANNINGTOROCK featuring L.E.C
00.30 – 01.30 CHICKS ON SPEED
01.30 - 02.30 DJ SHIR KHAN

Bugati Force Blend

Bugati on the dutch house-tip ripping Chuckies "Let the Bass Kick in Miami" and putting Ice T on top.
Essential party-mashup. Comes with a video from your favourite Boygroup from Berlin.


Shir Khan - Digital Tenderness

New mix people. 50 minutes of Digital Tenderness - Livemix!

2.Moderat - Seamonkey (Untold Remix) / Bpitch
3.Bok Bok - NNTF09 / Dress2Sweat
4.Drop the Lime - Set me free (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) / T&B
5.Major Lazer feat. Ms. Thing - When you hear the Bassline (Stereotyp's Cut like a Razor Remix) / Mad Decent
6.Malente&Dex feat. New Kidz - Lions (Douster Remix) / Exploited
8.TRG - Back in the Days / Tempa
10.Zomby - Strange Fruit / Ramp
11.Batida - Bazouka / Difference Music
12.Untold - Gonna work out Fine / Hemlock
13.... / Exploited
14.Chernobyl feat. Cabal&MC Gi (Samim's Crashroots Remix) / Exploited
15.Douster - Ladinian / ZZK
16.Style of Eye - Grounded (RTK Edit) / Pickadoll
17.Trevor Loveys - Organ Grinder (Greenmoney Remix) / Cheap Thrills
18.George Morel - Lets groove / Strictly Rhythm




All set for mega-stardom for NEON INDIAN from US. The Brooklyn/Austin mix-truppe combine the best of The Avalanches, MGMT and the Beach Boys to bring back summer! I mean, what else do you want? They have an album out, which is really broken, but (feel)good, called "psychic chasms". The video is not amazing, but fits quite well. If you're not convinced yet, listen to their underground classic "Deadbeat summer" on their myspace.



JACK HAD A GROOVE@WMF Berlin, 07.11.09

As some might have noticed - JACK HAD A GROOVE is my new partyseries. The first 2 editions were a blast and JACK HAD A GROOVE seems to become a regular happening at WMF Berlin. Soon we will present you Riva Starr, Brodinski, Round Table Knights, Oliver $ and more. This saturday we have Noob (known for his recent collaboration with Brodinski on Turbo and his massive remixes for Tiga, Dance Area or Autokratz) from Bordeaux and Solo (my favourite italian dude who just released a killertrack on Sound Pellegrino) from London. Also on the bill: Mumdance (you know him for his track Eurostarr or his eclectic party-dubstep-sets) from LDN and Jackmaster (the guy that runs the fantastic night NUMBERS in Glasgow and hosts the label Dress2Sweat) from Glasgow. Last but not least, myself and Renznik from Keinemusik. Visual delights come from our friend Ultramoodem. Be there.
Here is a 30 minute DJ-Set of mine to give you an impression of the sound of the night:

Claude von Stroke - California - DIrty Bird
Mastiksoul - The Whistle - 4Kenzo
Chernobyl&Praga - Balanca (Edu K Remix) - Exploited
Hannah Holland - What you feel (James Braun Remix) - Playtime
DJ Falk - House of God 2K10 (Mark Simmons Remix) - Tiger Records
Savas Pascadillis - The Final Phase Part2 - Sweatshop
Katcha - Touched by God (Peace Division Remix) - Hoj Choons

And here is a Set from SOLO I aired on tuesday in my radioshow on Fritz:
SOLO@Radio Fritz-Mix

Von Stroke-J. Martin - Beat that bird
Idiotproof- Freaks Come Out- Jesse Rose Edit
Phunklarique&Dejonka-"Jewel Case"
S.Leger- Le Moutique"

See Solo spinning@Bugged Out London

Solos current release@Sound Pellegrino

Shir Khan@Myspace
Sound Pellegrino@Myspace


ED ORABLE - Dance No More (Jack Tennis Remix)

Only a short notice: here is the new Jack Tennis Remix for Netherlands Ed Orable. Out on WhatWhat! Rec.


Berlin Battery Re-united@Admiralspalast Berlin this Wednesday

Berlin Battery is about to shake the Admiralspalast. In the picture above you can see me and Jack Tennis (Supermarkt was still in France). G-Shock organized an extra photo shoot for their party and Jack Tennis was even forced to wear a G-Shock clock:) - though I cant see it in the picture. However - wednesday means Supermarkt, Jack Tennis and Shir Khan back2back - not all night long but at least a bit. Here are the main important notes:

ROOM1: 22.00 - 23.45 Berlin Battery
23.45- 00.30 Amanda Blank
03.30 - 5.00 Bugati Force

ROOM2: 1.30 - 2.30 Berlin Battery