Groovetech Ep 20 – A Different Playback Context

Happy New Year everyone. Thank you for tuning in to our broadcast last night. As of the time of writing, over 1800 people have viewed the live stream on Facebook. Your support has been nothing short of amazing. THANK YOU!

Before introducing the mix, it’s probably best I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting compelling story, that brought me to where I am today.

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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.

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