From the moment I began teaching myself how to DJ and during my earlier days DJing at bars/clubs, I was always going against the grain. When I was playing clubs more actively in Toronto in the mid 2000s I had a hard time marketing myself because most of the DJs around identified themselves strictly with specific genres – House, Trance, Minimal, Electro-Clash. There was always a fad or style and my music collection, as well as my mixing style, didn’t fit into these norms. That’s one of the problems with electronic dance music in general. The lack of vocals can lead you to describe a DJ or a record with meaningless adjectives and technical explanations. Does it even compute? So when I put a set together, I try to balance predictability with surprise. Am I doing a good job? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you.
When most people hear the DJ Name Rouchos, they think of a hard-working and skillful DJ behind the decks, staying true to the core of pulsating and resonant Techno cuts. His latest DJ mix is a delightful surprise of party oriented, tongue-in-cheek disco and house tracks that will make you want to grab your friends and get them on the dance-floor. He was also kind enough to sit down and chop it up with us about everything from his love for vinyl to his lack of love for fads.
Hello Everyone. In an effort to keep my crates fresh, I invest considerable time and effort in picking the wheat from the chafe. With so much music released every day, it can be a challenge to pick out a banging track. Below are the ten tracks I have picked out as standouts for the month of June 2017.
Techno, for me, feels like building a space out of nothing and within that space DJs build their house, their city, their entire universe through music. A DJ exists in this black hole and they create an amazing place without form, without structure, without harmonic beginnings …
Another year has gone by and let me tell you how much of a disappointment it has been. 2017 can’t come soon enough to be honest. Now before I carry on to the airing of grievances and the feats of strength, let me make it perfectly clear that I won’t bother posting a trigger warning or any kind of disclaimer. Does that offend you? Did I hurt your feelings? Good! Those were my intentions. Now get into the Festivus spirit and carry on reading or leave.