Groovetech Podcast 070 – Techno, House and Minimal

What happened to Techno? What happened to the Underground? I suppose when a movement enters the limelight, it tends to get commodified, its roots be scorned. I went to a party over the weekend where DJ Godfather played an unbelievable set – just the type of Techno I grew up loving and got me into the scene. Nowadays most records sound like flubber to me. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that they aren’t hard or fast; tempo and aggression isn’t what I am referring to. It’s that too often, my peers seem to play bland boring sets of minimal or near-minimal tunes. The rudimentary “producer-gone-dj” formula of “buildup, peak, buildup, peak, repeat” with literally no disruption within the set. Yawn.

  • Alex Falk – Love
  • Terrence Dixon – Return of the Speaker People (Kautso’s Sudden Aphasia Remix)
  • Jorge Zamacona – Spinning on the spot
  • Ben Buitendijk – XXX
  • Jeroen Search – Clarity
  • Monogenic – Binz
  • Turbo Turbo – Roarr
  • Jeff Mills – Dramatized
  • DJ Deep – Steps
  • Unbalance – Rejected
  • Aiken – Inductive
  • Luca Agnelli – Chaos
  • Stranger – Thinner
  • Remco Beekwilder – Planet Acid
  • Fanon Flowers – Strong Interaction 2
  • Tadeo – Non Series Five III
  • LPZ – Machina (DJ Sodeyama Remix)
  • DVS1 – Coding
  • D_Func – Lost Signs (Ben Sims Edit)
  • Yotam Avni – Yeezianity
  • Elad Magdasi – Two Floors
  • Samuel L Session – Breaking Out
  • Vince Watson – Speaker Freaker
  • Ruede Hagelsein – Soul Dynamic (Fur Coat Remix)

About the Podcast

The Groovetech weekly DJ mix is a 1 hour podcast playing Techno and Deep-House. Hosted and mixed by Andreas Marouchos (rouchos).

About Andreas

rouchos-dj-toronto-techno-house_Intro_HeaderAndreas Marouchos (Short, Rouchos), is a DJ from Toronto. Playing Techno and House, Andreas has been a professional DJ since 1998, playing sets in four countries. He is also a podcasting pioneer, with live audio and video mixes stretching as far back as the last millennium. Despite the progress of technology, Andreas still collects and spins 100% of music on Vinyl as he believes that “putting a laptop between a DJ and the crowd seems boring”.

You can catch his podcasts on CTRL ROOM and DJFM

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