It’s a cliché, but those who love vinyl often talk about the warmth of sound. For those purists out there, all of the problems associated with vinyl simply fade away when I put on a record and hear that sound crackle to life. I’ll admit, vinyl isn’t for everyone: it requires a particular type of listener. As a medium, vinyl pushes people to sit down and have music at the forefront versus just another track for a mix, a night at the club or a podcast. When something great comes along, it tends to stick around for a while. Vinyl has stood the test of time.If you think about it, can you name more than 5 formats with this much longevity?
Before I go too far off tangent, let’s just get straight to the point. I believe that there is value in setting boundaries. SELECTION is ALWAYS FIRST as a DJ. When you can have anything on a laptop, what kind of boundaries are you setting for yourself? Nothing beats the joy of owning a record collection, and warm feeling of knowing that you have mixed every track together yourself using nothing but your own skill, talent, and ears.
But, that’s just one man’s opinion.
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Another month, another monthly techno mix-up @THE_CTRL_ROOM.I'll be spinning some 2018 vinyl releases for you tomorrow night from Toronto 's most lovable community of impassioned DJs.The fun starts at 8pm EST. Drop by if you are in the area, otherwise, tune-
Posted by CTRL ROOM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- Anil Aras – Untitled
- DJ Deep – Surge (Steve Rachmad Remix)
- Luke Hess – TDY
- Damon Wild and Epi Centrum – Clutch (Advent Diverse Remix)
- FilOu – Radon
- Truncate – WRKTRX 2
- 30drop – Lunar Mission
- Echelon – Untitled
- Hobi and Archivone – Ars Nova
- S-File – Shelter
- Perspektiv – Nostalgica
- Dimi Angelis – If I could fly
- Exium Meets Reeko – Circuit V
- Endlec – Duende
- Seph – Motion
- Roman Lindau/Roberto – Nerinea Trinodosa
- Machine Woman – Camile from OHM makes me feel love
- Alden Tyrell – Payload
- Magna Pia – Artemisia
- Mark Broom – Z Beats 2
- Markantionio and Joseph Capriati – Codice Morse
- Kiyo – Desdemona
- CTRLS – The Storm
- Josh Wink – Are You There? (Ben Klock Remix)
- Drumcell – Dividing
- Casio Royale – The Rhythm
- Charles Green – RDT#1
- George Tounisidis – Three Clicks Left
- Raffale Attanasio – From Shade To Stardom (Psyk Edit)
- Cadans – Dominion
- Ritzi Lee – Super Modular
- Takaaki Itoh – Anagrammer
- Robert Hood – I Am
- SVT – Can’t Stop
- Alden Tyrell – Poly Zes
- Paul Johnson – Ha Ho Ha
- Mark Henning – The Dogs
- Ben Sims – Rippin and Skippin
- Binny – Untitled
- Oli Furness – Sacred Sex
- Chicago Skyway – It’ Don’t Work
- Zadig – Solar Analog
- Jeff Mills – AX09-C Side B2
- Tripeo – Eighth Trip Side B
- Deep’a & Biri Pilgrim
- Eposito & Nadje HBP
- Truncate – WRKTRX 3
- Skee Mask – Skreet Lvl Dub
Before I go, I do suggest you support the artists whose music I weave together, by buying their music directly – all of my mixes have full track listings so you can support the artists by purchasing the tracks individually – you can listen & purchase tracks directly on Mixcloud or Juno Download
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If you play underground music, I want to hear from you. Send me a message including a link to your Mixcloud or SoundCloud and thoughts about your music convictions and if things work out I would be privileged to have you on the show in the future. Consider this: it’s all about the heart and soul so what I want to hear is a mix that you really feel and like, not just something to get more fans or gigs. It’s not about you – its about the music.
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”.
Since You’re Here …
… I have a small favour to ask. Did you know it can take me up to 8 hours to curate, master, edit, upload and share my weekly podcasts? That’s a full day of work but I am happy to share my vinyl collection with audiences.
Unfortunately, I am also an adult, and maintaining my gear, turntables and records do carry expenses. So I have setup my virtual tip jar searching for a coffee. I didn’t set up a Patreon page to make a living, or get rich, rather, I’ve setup my Patreon with the intention of using it as a channel to reach out to my followers and fans.
If making a recurring donation on Patreon is too much of a long-term commitment, perhaps buying me a coffee suits your budget. Click here to donate a few dollars using Paypal, otherwise, my future would be much more secure if you were to become a Patron by clicking the orange button below.