May 27, 2024
About Mike D
Hey people I'm Mike D from Athens GR (43). I'm a sound engineer, radio producer, and certainly a music "freak." I couldn't be anything else, you see: I grew up in a musical home (my father was a composer), and wanted to be a rock-star but wasn't patient enough to study music. Instead, I studied the technical stuff and went really "nuts" when I started writing articles about the bands and artists I love. It all started back in 2002 in a printed magazine (Sound Maker - RIP) and I still do it because I really like sharing my libraries, discotheque, info, connections, knowledge, and all. I'm involved in all "waves" music (new wave/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze), punk, industrial, EBM, alternative rock, indie, electronic, avant-garde/ experimental/ freestyle...but on the other hand I can easily throw a classical CD in the player, or a jazzy tune, or...ok you get it: Music! I'd like to read your comments on my writing because you know how it goes, and you all know the glorious song by Placebo,"Without You I'm Nothing"...Thanx and enjoy Freedom and Music, Loud!
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Noise Journal Playlist: December 17

December 17, 2017 Mike D 0

Strange and bitter days in the land where Jesus lived. Bombs, dead, fanatics, and the western “civilized” nations making crazy profits off of the people’s abjection. Who’s going to hell and who’s in heaven? A

Autumn — The Fall (single)

December 15, 2017 Mike D 1

Calling all all dear old-school and modern new-wavers, gothics, silk-and-perfumed black leatherettes, poets, and ethereal creatures! Here’s another pretty good one: Autumn is out with a new three-track single, The Fall, on Sett Records. The Minneapolis act

Noise Journal Playlist: December 10

December 10, 2017 Mike D 0

Occasionally in December, I take to the streets, my soul comforted by the winter silence. The traces of snow are my past…or somebody else’s future? In the city I dwell, where all is programmed to

Watch Clark — First Week of Winter

December 4, 2017 Mike D 0

Seattle’s Watch Clark is out with its second album, First Week of Winter. I’m really, really keen on their genre which has given me the chills so many times, made me sweat so much in clubs,

Noise Journal Playlist: December 2

December 2, 2017 Mike D 0

Noise Journal wishes a good month to everybody dear–the cold Christmas month when the western, “civilized” world is getting ready to celebrate the birth of that dude who, if he saw what religion and the

Bruno Merz – Breathe Less

December 1, 2017 Mike D 0

Now this one’s a pretty talented and elegant singer-songwriter from New Zealand who’s currently based in the UK., Bruno Merz recently released his new Breathe Less single, following October’s Whisper Turn, which itself followed 2014’s Highways LP.

Artist of the week: The Telescopes

November 29, 2017 Mike D 0

For 30 years, Stephen Lawrie has been creating edgy music under the moniker, The Telescopes. He’s widely viewed as a pioneer in the broad alternative scene, with a sound reminiscent of Suicide, The Velvet Underground, and The

Noise Journal Playlist: November 25

November 25, 2017 Mike D 0

Hello dears: This is the Noise Journal weekend playlist, created by the stuff (damn!). On Thanksgiving Day we were locked into the roof office (1st floor) of the enterprise observing the dystopia created by the

Artist of the week: The Veldt

November 22, 2017 Mike D 2

With the release of their latest soulgaze effort, Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose, The Veldt further cements their place as originators in a landscape full of imitators. From their days on the North Carolina hardcore

Noise Journal Playlist: November 19

November 19, 2017 Mike D 0

Hello ppl, this weekend’s playlist include some of the best songs I heard over the last week, and some I played on my Loud Cities radio show. All are in the alternative vein, and I hope

Artist of the week: Astrobal

November 15, 2017 Mike D 0

Due to the upcoming release of Astrobal‘s Memories of Stars on Nov. 24 via Karaoke Kalk, we’re pleased to introduce the Parisian astral music producer (given name: Emmanuel Mario). He burst onto the scene in his native France through

Xeresa — Reality

November 13, 2017 Mike D 0

Earlier this summer, Xeresa dropped their new self-titled 12 track LP, an ambitious project led by Nicolas Pierre Wardel, who does vocals, bass, guitars and programming, with contributions by Tom Lugo’s and Chris Webber’s on guitar, and featuring

Noise Journal Playlist: November 11

November 10, 2017 Mike D 0

Here’s a nice little playlist for you, curated by the prolific blogger Mike Dimitriou.   Composer, producer, futurist, based in Paris / France, Emmanuel Mario feat legendary ex-Stereolab singer Laeticia Sadier, Australasie sound as the

The Decrees — Sons of Rage

November 3, 2017 Mike D 0

Scottish rockers The Decrees are out with a new single, Sons Of Rage, available in all the usual spots. They chose the West Sierra track from their debut EP to include as the b-side of their new

PREMIERE: MIS+RESS – S/T

October 13, 2017 Mike D 0

MIS+RESS‘s self-titled debut dropped today on Somewherecold Records. A unique album of 10 tracks–MIS+RESS is a solo ambient project featuring only an electric guitar and four effects pedals. Brian Wenckebach, a musician, artist, and sound engineer managed

Artist of the week: Hologram Teen

October 11, 2017 Mike D 1

“I make electronic, motorik disco,” says Morgane Lhote, formerly keyboardist during the golden age of Stereolab (Emperor Tomato Ketchup LP) in the mid-1990s! After a long swim in alternative electronic pop culture, the Los Angeles artist launched Hologram

Tricky – Ununiform

October 10, 2017 Mike D 0

It’s about time–and we’re sorry that this may be late news for some of you: Tricky is back with the Ununiform LP and a new video! The iconic and influential pioneering UK (Bristol) trip hop artist,

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