I know that a lot of people often think of pounding, faster techno when they hear the DJ Name Rouchos, but I’m definitely so much more that just that. ‘Same Thing But Different ‘DJ Sets explore records collected over my 20 odd years as a DJ but couldn’t otherwise find a natural fit for my regular podcasts.
I came across an article earlier today about the growing number of festivals that focus on Chillout or Ambient Music. It got me thinking about my early days as a DJ and the sort of track I’d finish off the night with, just as the sun was coming up. Digging through my collection, I put together a mini-set for you taking from my leftfield, chillout and ambient techno and house records. I know some of these tracks don’t really fit the definition of “ambient” or chillout, but if you listen to what passes itself as house or techno these days, I think I can be excused.
What do you think? Is Ambient the sound of summer 2017?