Groovetech Podcast 078 – Techno, House and Minimal

I like disruption. If my DJ set disrupts something if it stops the flow or a pattern of the programming … it’s great. I often talk about a DJ mix being a balance of predictability and surprise. Throughout my career, I was always seen as a DJ going against the local trends – from Cyprus to Toronto. There’s always a trend going on but if you play what everyone else is playing, how will you stand out from the crowd?  Try to stand out and follow your gut instinct, that’s 80% of the battle. On a personal note, when I have someone come up to me and say “what is that track… it is so dope” or whatever to that effect it is like having all the hard work of digging deep for good music and spending your rent money on records all worth it! But you know what they say about good jazz; it ends abruptly.

  • Ben Buitendijk – XXX
  • Johnny Island – Sunwave
  • Alex Falk – Girl
  • DJ Vague – Hard Workin Trax 2
  • Blackhall and Bookless – Cognition
  • Jorge Zamacona – Spinning On the Spot
  • Cadans – Vocal Excersize
  • Museum – DDD
  • Invite – Macro
  • Fanon Flowers – Strong Interaction 1
  • Binny – Devil’s Orchestra
  • JLG – Saturn 5
  • Jeff Rushin – Field of Vision
  • Alex Bau – Organic Deformation of Oz
  • Gonzalo MD – Violent Environment
  • Pacou – 9616
  • Paul Mac – Stripes
  • Jeroen Search – Self Aware
  • DVS1 – The Chase
  • LPZ – Machina
  • Savas Pascalidis – Nitrogen
  • Mark Broom – Stolen Moments
  • Mike Dehnert – Timescale EP Side B1

About Andreas

rouchos-dj-toronto-techno-house_Intro_HeaderAndreas 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”.

You can catch his podcasts on CTRL ROOM and DJFM

Since You’re Here …

… I have a small favour to ask. Did you know it can take me up to 8 hours to curate, master, edit, upload and share my weekly podcasts? That’s a full day of work but I am happy to share my vinyl collection with audiences.

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