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DIRK IVENS started in 1978 as guitarplayer and vocalist in the punkband « Slaughterhouse » but broke up the group one year later to form the more new wave minded project « The Few ». Influenced by bands like Suicide and Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) and the U.K electronic scene he appears from 1980 on under the name « Absolute Body Control » on several compilations and the first single « Is There An Exit ? » became a local underground hit. The line up changed very soon but with Eric Van Wonterghem he finds himself a partner for the next coming years regarding mixing, producing and collaborations.

« The Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs », a project of three Belgian bands were invited to do a Norwegian tour in 1985 and when they returned they changed their name into « The Klinik » , Dirk was a member of The Klinik until 1991. When this band decided to split up, they already built themselves a very good live reputation with their unique sound and visual gigs and became besides Front 242 and The Neon Judgement one of the biggest names in the Belgian electronic / industrial scene, even today they are still an influence for many young bands. In 1990, Dirk released his first solo album under the name DIVE.


The music - very primitive, harsh and experimental - hits like 10000 volts, and was the start of many products till now with an evolving sound. With a minimum on equipment, Dirk Ivens creates a maximum of power. His sound is copied by a lot of newcomer bands in the last couple of years and he proved on many stages that less means more.

Gigs worldwide, Touring in - Japan - Canada – Brasil - USA - Europe - Scandinavia, important festivals like EuroRock – Zillo - Wave Gothic Treffen - Dour Festival, collaborations with Controlled Bleeding, Kirlian Camera, Sigillum S, Ivan Iusco and Francoise Duvivier, his Daft Records label, a sideproject as “Blok 57 “ with Guy van Mieghem and “Sonar” together with Eric van Wonterghem, instrumental deep drones with structured danceable hypnotic beats, and touring with bands like Esplendor Geometrico, Sigillum S, Kirlian Camera, Neither Neither World, Monolith, Suicide Commando, Insekt, Numb, VNV nation, Noisex, Black lung, Converter and StereoTaxic Device combined with an impressive discography makes that Dirk Ivens is still one of the leaders of the electronic scene of today.

“Underneath” CD/LP - New studio album - Release Date March 2017 - (Out Of Line)

Belgian electronic pioneer Dirk Ivens, also known for his work with Sonar, Absolute Body Control , Blok 57, S/HE and ex-singer of The Klinik, unleashes the eagerly awaited new album of his cult project DIVE. “Underneath” is another piece of dark minimalist Electro-art with an evolving sound.

After a hiatus of more than a decade (the last output was the complete backcatalogue released as a 8 cd boxset) Dirk Ivens' project DIVE finally returns with a new sign of life. For the new album “Underneath”, he has again teamed up with Ivan Iusco (who he worked with on “Concrete Jungle”) and Rafael M. Espinosa (his collaborator on “Behind The Sun”.) The result is a maelstrom of minimalist Electronica that ranges from fascinating to unsettling and that no other act can quite accomplish in the same way: Stripped-bare rhythms, dark, machine-like sequencers, psychotic synth-sounds that are expertly intertwined with cleverly placed noise-attacks and the distinctive, feverishly manic and ghostly raw voice of Dirk Ivens towering above it all. Some tracks, like the groovy “Far Away” or the hammering “Something” have turned out surprisingly catchy, but as a whole “Underneath” is a menacing behemoth that relentlessly pulls the listener into its dark machine world. The album feels like a David-Lynchian fever dream, oscillating wildly between cutting Industrial-loops, dark Minimal-art and groovy Electronic-Body-beats that converge into a physical tour de force. In their effectively relentless reduction of their sound to the bare necessities, DIVE yet again manage to create a one-of-a-kind experience. “Underneath” is released on the German based label Out Of Line on CD and as a limited LP edition in classy dark green vinyl, containing the CD in a slip case as bonus.

Track Listing CD / LP :
1. Underneath
2. Far Away
3. Sacred Skin
4. Let Me In
5. From Behind

6. Something
7. Howling Ground
8. A Man Came
9. Melt
10. I Want You

With a minimum on equipment, armed with a minidisc, megaphone and two stroboscopes, Dirk Ivens creates a maximum of power and he proved worldwide on many stages that less means more.

DIVE "UNDERNEATH" Tour 2017 Part One

21.04 @ De Nieuwe Nor / Heerlen - Netherlands (+ Whispering Sons)
22.04 @ JH 2470 / Retie – Belgium (+ Stin Scatzor + Akalotz + KnK)
29.04 @ Rockcafe / Prague - Czech Republic (+ The Invincible Spirit + Psyche + The Saint Paul)
30.04 @ Gozsdu Mano Klub / Budapest – Hungary (+ The Juggernauts + True Zebra)
06.05 @ Madame / Sao Paulo – Brasil (+ The Force Dimension + The Juggernauts)
12.05 @ Stellwerk / Hamburg – Germany ( + The Juggernauts + TC75 )
13.05 @ Das Bett / Frankfurt – Germany (+ 2nd Face + Full Contact69)
26.05 @ Lygten Station / Copenhagen – Denmark
27.05 @ Slimelight / London – U.K (+ Gertrud Stein)
09.06 @ Synth After Work / Stockholm – Sweden (+ The Juggernauts)
10.06 @ Musikens Hus / Gothenborg – Sweden (+ The Juggernauts)


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DIVE LP BODY RECORDS 1990 BELGIUM
FINAL REPORT MCD / MLP MINUS HABENS 1991 ITALY
FIRST ALBUM CD MINUS HABENS 1992 ITALY
BROKEN MEAT CDS MINUS HABENS 1992 ITALY
LIVE ACTION MCD DAFT RECORDS 1992 BELGIUM
IMAGES MCD + BOOK MINUS HABENS 1993 ITALY
INSIDE OUT LP HARD RECORDS 1993 DENMARK
CONCRETE JUNGLE CD MINUS HABENS 1993 ITALY
NO PAIN NO GAME CD DISCORDIA 1994 GERMANY
EXTENDED PLAY MCD DISCORDIA 1994 GERMANY
BOX DCD DISCORDIA 1995 GERMANY
GRINDING WALLS CD DAFT RECORDS 1995 BELGIUM
OBSESSION SPLITMCD DISCORDIA 1995 GERMANY
SCRAPING TOKYO ’95 LIVE CD GIFT 1995 JAPAN
NIGHT SHADOWS SPLITCD FAST FORWARD 1996 PORTUGAL

REPORTED PICTUREDISC ANT ZEN 1996 GERMANY
REPORTED MCD DAFT RECORDS / FIFTH COLUMN 1996 BELGIUM / USA
SNAKEDRESSED CD DAFT RECORDS / COP INT 1997 BELGIUM / USA
NO PAIN NO GAME/REPORTED DCD TRITON 1997 GERMANY
TWO FACED MAN CDS DAFT RECORDS 1999 BELGIUM
TWO FACED MAN SINGLE TRITON 1999 GERMANY
TRUE LIES CD DAFT RECORDS / COP INT 1999 BELGIUM / USA
SOES MIX 12 INCH MINUS HABENS 1999 ITALY
LIES IN YOUR EYES MCD DAFT RECORDS 2002 BELGIUM
LIES IN YOUR EYES 12 INCH PFLICHTKAUF 2002 GERMANY
BEHIND THE SUN CD DAFT RECORDS 2004 BELGIUM
« Behind the Sun» is the latest headcrushing studio album from DIVE aka Dirk Ivens. With this product in collaboration with Rafael M. Espinosa of GEISTFORM this electro/industrial legend returns back to his roots of experimental electro.
TROUGH THE DARK 2005 RUSSIA CODE RECORDS
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CALENDAR | UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH 2017

Fri 31/03/17 THE JUGGERNAUTS + DIVE AND MORE @ OUT OF LINE WEEKENDER
(more info, click here)
Kultuurhaus Astra, Berlin, D
 

APRIL 2017

Sun 30/04/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + TRUE ZEBRA @ BUDAPEST
(more info, click here)
Gozsdu Mano Klub, Budapest, HU
 

MAY 2017

Sat 06/05/17 DIVE + THE FORCE DIMENSION + THE JUGGERNAUTS & TRUE ZEBRA @ SAO PAULO
(more info, click here)
Madame Underground club, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Fri 12/05/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + TC75 @ STELLWERK - HAMBURG
(more info, click here)
Stellwerk, Hamburg, D

official facebook event

 
Fri 12/05/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + TC75 @ STELLWERK - HAMBURG
(more info, click here)
Stellwerk, Hamburg, D

official facebook event

 
Sat 13/05/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS
(more info, click here)
Das Bett, Frankfurt, D

+ full contact69
+ 2nd face

 

JUNE 2017

Fri 09/06/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS @ SYTHS AFTER WORK
(more info, click here)
Temple Bar, Stockholm, SE  
Sat 10/06/17 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS @ GOTHENBORG
(more info, click here)
Musikens Hus, Gothenborg, SE  

CALENDAR | PAST EVENTS

JANUARY 2017

Sat 21/01/17 DIRK IVENS (BEST OF) @ FLAT AND BOOTS
Felgenkeller, Leipzig, D
 

DECEMBER 2016

Sat 17/12/16 BIMFEST - DAY 2 - A;GRUMH... A SPLIT-SECOND AROMA DI AMORE SIGNAL AOUT '42 EX-RZ VITA NOCTIS STRUGGLER EUFORIC EXISTENCE
De Casino, Stationstraat, St-Niklaas, B
 
Fri 16/12/16 BIMFEST - DAY 1 - SUICIDE COMMANDO, UNDERVIEWER, DIVE, SUPER DRAGON PUNCH
De Casino, Stationstraat, St-Niklaas, B
 
Fri 09/12/16 DIVE
Soho Stage Ludwigstr 34, 86152 Augsburg
 
Sat 03/12/16 DIVE
Reithalle Strasse E, Dresden, Germany
 

OCTOBER 2016

Fri 28/10/16 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + TRUE ZEBRA
Bahnhof Langendeer - Bochum - D
 

JULY 2016

Sat 23/07/16 DIVE @ AMPHI FESTIVAL
Tanzbrunnen, Köln, D
 

MAY 2016

Mon 16/05/16 DJ BORG VS DK SKULLSCRAPER @ WGT
Leipzig, D
 
Sun 15/05/16 DIRK IVENS @ WGT
Leipzig, D
 

APRIL 2016

Sat 16/04/16 DIVE @ KASEMATTEN FESTIVAL
Sandsteinhöhle Halberstadt, Längenstein, D
 
Sat 09/04/16 DIVE @ FRONT FABRIK FESTIVAL
Klub Studencki Żaczek, Krakau, PL
 

DECEMBER 2015

Sat 12/12/15 DIVE @ ELECTRIXMASS FESTIVAL
Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden
 

OCTOBER 2015

Fri 09/10/15 DIVE @ MASCHINENFEST
Turbinenhalle Oberhausen Im Lipperfeld 23, 46047 Oberhausen
 
Fri 02/10/15 DIVE + ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO @ SALA ARENA
Madrid, ES
 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Sat 26/09/15 DIVE @ ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL
Kon71, Geisseestrasse 71, Nurenberg
 
Fri 11/09/15 DAFT RECORDS NIGHT WITH DIVE, VOLKOVA + KARL HEFNER & HUGH LAGERFELD
JC Kavka - Oudaan 14 - Antwerp - B
 

JULY 2015

Fri 24/07/15 DIVE & MANY MORE @ TERMINUS FESTIVAL
Calgery, CAN
 

MARCH 2015

Sat 21/03/15 DIVE @ SAS - SWISS
Rue du 23-Juin 23, 2800 Delémont, CH
 

NOVEMBER 2014

Fri 07/11/14 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS @ LA ZONE
La Zone, Quai de l'Ourthe, 42, 4020 Luik
 

OCTOBER 2014

Sat 25/10/14 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS
Wiesenhaus - Eisleben - D
 

JUNE 2014

Sun 08/06/14 DJ BORG VS DJ SKULLSCRAPER @ WGT
Agra - Leipzig - D
 

MAY 2014

Sat 17/05/14 DIVE + NäO @ BUNKERLEUTE
De Blauwe Kater, Leuven, B
 

MARCH 2014

Fri 28/03/14 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS @ OUT OF LINE WEEKENDER
Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, D
 

FEBRUARY 2014

Sat 22/02/14 DIVE @ E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL
Turbinnenhallen - Oberhausen - D
 
Sat 15/02/14 DIVE @ ELECTROCUTION FESTIVAL VI
MAU Club - Rostock - D
 

NOVEMBER 2013

Fri 29/11/13 THE JUGGERNAUTS + DIVE @ REITHHALLE - DRESDEN
Reithalle, Strasse E, Dresden, D
 

AUGUST 2013

Sun 25/08/13 DJ SKULLSCRAPER VS DJ BORG @ INFEST
University Campus, Bradford, UK
 
Fri 23/08/13 DIVE @ INFEST 2013
University Campus, Bradford, UK
 
Sat 03/08/13 DIVE @ SCHLAGSTROM! FESTIVAL
Betriebsbahnhof Schöneweide, Berlin, Germany
 

JUNE 2013

Sat 22/06/13 DIVE @ FESTIVAL DE LA MUSIQUE ELECTRO INDUSTRIELLE - PARIS
La Fleche D'Or - Paris - FR
 
Fri 14/06/13 DIVE @ BITSTREAM FESTIVAL / KULTTEMPEL
Oberhausen, Germany
 

MAY 2013

Sat 18/05/13 DJ SKULLSCRAPER VS DJ BORG @ DARKFLOWER / WGT
Dark Flower, Leipzig, Germany
 
Sat 11/05/13 DIVE @ DAS BUNKER / COMPLEX LA,
Los Angeles, USA  

APRIL 2013

Fri 26/04/13 DIVE @ LIVE WIRE LOUNGE
Chicago, USA  

FEBRUARY 2013

Fri 01/02/13 DIVE @ DECADENCE, BOLOGNA, ITALY
Decadence, Bologna, Italy  

NOVEMBER 2012

Fri 30/11/12 DIVE @ ELECTRIC PORN PARTY
Muk , Giessen, D
 
Sat 24/11/12 DIVE @ PORTA NIGRA FESTIVAL
De Klinker, Aarschot, BE
 
Sat 17/11/12 DIVE AND LEAETHERSTRIP GO ROCKET ROCKET USA!
Drom, New York, USA  

SEPTEMBER 2012

Sat 08/09/12 DIVE @ NCN FESTIVAL
Deutzen, D
 

JULY 2012

Fri 13/07/12 DIVE + THE JUGGERNAUTS @ NORDSTERN FESTIVAL
Markthalle, Hamburg, D
 

APRIL 2012

Sat 14/04/12 DIVE @ DARK MUNICH FESTIVAL
Optimolwerke, Friedenstr. 10, 81671 München, Germany
 

MARCH 2012

Sat 03/03/12 DIVE HEADLINES DAY 2 OF THE OUT OF LINE WEEKENDER FESTIVAL!
K17 - Berlin - Germany
 

DECEMBER 2011

Sun 25/12/11 DIVE @ DARK STORM FESTIVAL
Chemnitz - Germany
 

FEBRUARY 2011

Sat 26/02/11 DIVE + STIN SCATZOR
KOMPAS - St-Niklaas - B
 
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