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.
- Alex Falk – Love
- Terrence Dixon – Return of the Speaker People (Kautso’s Sudden Aphasia Remix)
- Jorge Zamacona – Spinning on the spot
- Ben Buitendijk – XXX
- Jeroen Search – Clarity
- Monogenic – Binz
- Turbo Turbo – Roarr
- Jeff Mills – Dramatized
- DJ Deep – Steps
- Unbalance – Rejected
- Aiken – Inductive
- Luca Agnelli – Chaos
- Stranger – Thinner
- Remco Beekwilder – Planet Acid
- Fanon Flowers – Strong Interaction 2
- Tadeo – Non Series Five III
- LPZ – Machina (DJ Sodeyama Remix)
- DVS1 – Coding
- D_Func – Lost Signs (Ben Sims Edit)
- Yotam Avni – Yeezianity
- Elad Magdasi – Two Floors
- Samuel L Session – Breaking Out
- Vince Watson – Speaker Freaker
- Ruede Hagelsein – Soul Dynamic (Fur Coat Remix)
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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