End of the Year Chart 2017 – The Best of Techno, House, and Other Noises

The definition of a true musical moment is that when you’re in the thick of ONE, it really seems like it’s never going to end. I’ve combed through my collections most recent arrivals looking back on 2017 through the prism of music. Don’t forget to check out last week’s best of 2017 mix as played at CTRLROOM.

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10 Tracks for December – House, Techno and Minimal

2017 sees Techno on the move again, while the underground electronic music vinyl-only boom represents the opposite of commercial dance music’s insatiable drive for success and exposure. 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 November 2017.

Stay tuned for the best of 2017 chart. It will be posted Mid-December.

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Groovetech EP 18 – A good DJ is like a good chess player

Like most of the way we talk about music, discussion about DJs is full of mysticism and abstract ideas about “vibe”, “reading the room”, or “building a set”. For me, a good DJ is like a good chess player; they have to be able to think ahead and see the bigger picture. Knowing which tracks, in which keys, in which BPMs, work together. Personally, 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 talent & skill.

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