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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Enjoy the mix!

  1. PRZ and Dasco – Brighter (Boo Williams Remix)
  2. DJ Unrefined – The Resistance
  3. Mall Grab – Menace 2 Society
  4. Dario Zenker – Der Scheeren
  5. Confidns – Extase
  6. DJ Deep – Night Scan
  7. Roman Lindau – Acid Bells
  8. Cadans – Bar FU
  9. Truncate – Terminal 5
  10. Shlomi Aber – Deception
  11. Robert Hood – Magnet
  12. Echelon – Track 4
  13. S-File – Shelter
  14. Gonzalo MD – 5HTP
  15. Mark Broom – Myth
  16. DJ 3000 – Just Work It
  17. Ben Sims – Jack Trax 2
  18. Truncate – 14 Side A
  19. Marcos Cabral – Loose Lips
  20. Andreas Gehm – I Drop Acid Tonight (Paul Mac Remix)
  21. Jeroen Search – Clarity
  22. Exium – Human Element
  23. Aiken – Genetics
  24. Industrialyzer – Orbit X
  25. Raiz – Ephemeral Beings
  26. Adryiano – Skreekt (Vinyl Only)
  27. Ben Sims – The Stalker
  28. Slam – Like This
  29. Exium meets Reeko – Circuit IV
  30. Mella Dee – Techno Disco Tool
  31. DJ Different – I Can’t (Vinyl Only)
  32. SVT – Can’t Stop
  33. Mark Broom – 77
  34. S-File – Switch
  35. B From E – Peter Pan
  36. Jordan – Body, Curtain, Advance
  37. Pablo Mateo – Drive Setting
  38. LIEM – Meteoric Disco Fever
  39. Wcoo16 and Abono – Unknown Title
  40. DJ Seinfeld – Wombat Bounce
  41. PRZ and Dasco – Memories

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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

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