Groovetech Podcast 081 – Techno, House and Minimal

From the moment I began teaching myself how to DJ and during my earlier days DJing at bars/clubs, I was always going against the grain. When I was playing clubs more actively in Toronto in the mid 2000s I had a hard time marketing myself because most of the DJs around identified themselves strictly with specific genres – House, Trance, Minimal, Electro-Clash. There was always a fad or style and my music collection, as well as my mixing style, didn’t fit into these norms. That’s one of the problems with electronic dance music in general. The lack of vocals can lead you to describe a DJ or a record with meaningless adjectives and technical explanations. Does it even compute? So when I put a set together, I try to balance predictability with surprise. Am I doing a good job? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you.

  • Kirk Degiorgio – Another Revolution (Stacey Pullen Remix)
  • DJ Seinfeld – Wombat Bounce
  • Roman Lindau – Submarin Surface
  • Paul Mac – Level Of What
  • Shlomi Aber – 48v (Truncate Remix)
  • Randomer – Concierge
  • Mall Grab – Kalumbro
  • Rodion Stankevich – Any Questions Any Answers
  • Fanon Flowers – Strong Interaction 2
  • Aiken – Curfew
  • Andre Kronert – The Bottom Line
  • Pacou – Polyphase
  • J. Tijn – ILGD
  • Tensal – Propaganda
  • Ron S – Alnilam
  • Mark Broom – Afterlife
  • Surgeon – Zilla
  • Savas Pascalidis – Megatron
  • DVS1 – Rise
  • Border One – Arachnid
  • UBX127 – Sprites
  • Henning Baer – Unknown Title
  • Jeroen Search – Clarity
  • Chevel – Crossing
  • Pablo Mateo – Book of Poison

About Andreasrouchos-dj-toronto-techno-house_Intro_Header

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”.

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.

Unfortunately I am also an adult, and maintaining my gear, turntables and records do carry expenses. So I have setup my virtual tip jar searching for a coffee. I didn’t setup a Patreon page to make a living, or get rich, rather, I’ve setup my Patreon with the intention of using it as a channel to reach out to my followers and fans.

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