Lately, our scene here in Toronto has seen an influx of new DJs. I don’t want to sound negative but a number of these kids coming into the scene, think DJing is standing on the stage, maybe jumping around. To me a DJ is someone who has their music and try to work their best to play the music that they have. Funny how the more DJs we seem to get, DJing as an art itself is dying. There’s something that has been lost in the transition from vinyl to digital; it’s definitely made music not worth as much. Unless you have been living under a rock, vinyl has been making a revival of late. That has to do with a lot of the really good music still being cut on vinyl. That’s why there’s a sub-culture of producers who only release on vinyl and don’t let digital files out. Ultimately, using vinyl as a DJ forces you to put more thought into the music you choose.
- Ben Klock – Under Pressure
- Shlomi Aber – Camouflage
- Jeroen Search – Clarity
- Paul Mac and Figure-Ground – Digital Dialetic
- Ron S – Space Dust
- DVS1 – Coding
- Truncate – Tribal Tool
- ARTUU – Zykloboid Acid
- Tensal – Propaganda
- Kamikaze Space Programme – Absence
- Perc – 405
- Phase – Binary Opposition
- Pacou – A.Texture (Remix)
- Kike Pravda – Dark Energy (BLNDR Remix)
- Joton – Filia
- Jeroen Search and Dimi Angelis – The Ninth Planet
- Gonzalo MD – 5HTP
- D-Leria – Pressure
- Invite – Micro
- Museum – Raider
- Henning Baer – Untitled
- Observer – Lifeforms
- Radial – Cosmetics (Darko Esser Remix)
- TRUSME – Shakea Body (Terrence Dixon Remix)
Andreas 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”.
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