You know, some people are constantly down on their luck. I just came back from a street festival. The second I got there, it started pouring rain. The second I left, it stopped; clear skies as far as the eye can see. Funny thing is this streak of “fortune” has been following me for my entire life. I once was booked at a club which closed its doors the night before I was scheduled to play. Sigh. To keep things consistent, it makes sense the 13th show at CTRL ROOM was delayed a bit due to a minor issue.
You might be wondering why a DJ, a presumed adopter of new technology would stick so rigidly to a technology that has not evolved in 60 years. Sure, digital is handy, but how can you beat a great vinyl? Simple answer: you can’t. Here are my 5 reasons vinyl records tops digital.
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 April 2017.
Hello Everyone. As we approach the half mark of the year, I thought I would take a page out of what is expected and put together a mix of the best tracks released in 2016 so far. Contrary to beatport charts and the bobo’s of music, cheaply produced “techbro” mp3’s – in this day and age, I stick to vinyl. I find too many producers unwilling (or unable) to take a step out of the typical mould and produce something special. But that’s what excites me about Djing and music in general. Balancing predictability with surprise. Sure, most people want to hear DJ’s play their favourite style. Sadly, most Djs fail to understand that people still want to hear something new, even in the age of big data and algorithms. There’s still room for curiosity in 2016.
Special thanks must go out to the artists who have been bucking the trends and still put out quality releases such as the 22 original tracks, remixes and edits you will find neatly mixed in to this hour. Unlike most DJ’s out there, who claim to play “across styles” this 22 track Vinyl ONLY DJ set crosses the paths of genres like Deep House, Tough Techno, Banging Acid and Disco (Yes – Disco) in just 60 minutes.
The Groovetech weekly DJ mix is a 1 hour podcast playing Techno and Deep-House. Hosted and mixed by Andreas Marouchos (rouchos).