What makes a good DJ Set? I think it starts and end with a good DJ. My own philosophy has always been to play a variety of style. Sticking to just one style, especially something popular like tech-house, means you are one boring DJ. Because what do you miss when the music lacks versatility? Contrast. By removing all the contrast in music what you end up with is musical wallpaper. In a broader sense, a good DJ Set is about combining predictability and surprise. This is especially true with online podcasts on mixcloud or soundcloud, where you cannot interact with listeners in real-time. That’s why I play a variety of styles – banging Techno is my zone of genius, but I know one cannot listen to it for 2 straight hours. People cannot keep attention for more than 30 minutes (even that’s a stretch) so you can expect them to drop off if nothing at all changes in your mix.
- Leiras – Abyssal (James Ruskin Remix)
- Stenny – Caveberg
- Blawan – Long Distance Open Water Worker
- Robert Hood – Magnet
- Jens Tozzberg – Brewe
- Uakoz and Lentini – Changeless
- Kiyo – Desdemona
- Remco Beekwilder – Escape from Niburu (Arnaud Le Texier Rework)
- Adryiano – Brykk
- JLG – Convolution
- Perc and Randomer – Breeze Block
- DVS1 – Rise
- Mark Henning – Expander Six
- Mark Broom – Five III
- LPZ – Machina (DJ Sodeyama Remix)
- Cadans – Papercuts (Feat. Kracht)
- Shlomo – Vertigo
- Lewis Fautzi – Blood (Exium Remix)
- Exium – Recycler
- Manni Dee – Dreams, Fears and Idols
- Phase – Remote
- Steffi and Dexter – Kopstoot
About the Podcast
The Groovetech weekly DJ mix is a 1 hour podcast playing Techno and Deep-House. Hosted and mixed by Andreas Marouchos (rouchos).
Andreas Marouchos (Short, Rouchos), is a DJ from Toronto. Playing Techno and House, Andreas has been a professional DJ since 1998, playing sets in four countries. He is also a podcasting pioneer, with live audio and video mixes stretching as far back as the last millennium. Despite the progress of technology, Andreas still collects and spins 100% of music on Vinyl as he believes that “putting a laptop between a DJ and the crowd seems boring”.
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