A vinyl record has two sides: The A-Side almost always boasts the well-known “hit” tune while the B-Side often is composed of lesser known (or unknown) work. Most times, that track is complementary to the overall release, or left-field when compared to what you are looking for. But not having that dubby house track, or that break-beat as part of the greater whole sure does narrow you down as a DJ doesn’t it?
If you found this blog post interesting, why don’t you tell me what some of your favourite B-Side tracks are in the comments section below? I would love to learn more about your hidden gems.
- Oli Furness – Tension [Kreg Tranz Mix] (Unknown To The Unknown)
- Leandro Gamez – Qssett [P.E.A.R.L. Remix 1] (SUB tl)
- Escorting Sarah – Hotline (Escorting Sarah)
- Alden Tyrell – Payload (Clone Basement Series)
- Charles Green – RDT#2 (Four Triangles)
- Matrixxman – Vortex (Figure)
- Exium Meets Reeko – Circuit V (Nheoma)
- Versions – Broken Strings (Propaganda Moscow)
- Damon Wild & Epi Centrum – Clutch (Synewave)
- Echelon – Untitled Track 3 (Echelon)
- Tripeo – Untitled #15 (Tripeo)
- Seph – Delta (Echocord Colour)
- Stephen Brown – Deep In (Len Faki Remixes) [Deepspace Mix] (LF RMX)
- Persian – Don’t Deal Wid Violence (Poverty Is Violence)
- Doms & Deykers – Bafff (3024)
- Lag – Stari Grad (Mord)
- Roman Lindau/Roberto – Nerinea Trinodosa (Fossil Archive)
- DJ Deep – Stressin’ [Ben Sims Remix] (Deeply Rooted)
- Clark Davis – Hardness [Alexander Kowalski Remix] (District 66)
- Speedy J & Adam Beyer – Basj_ (Novamute)
- Jeroen Search – Aeon (Close Encounters)
- John Daly – 13 (Feel Music)
- FilOu – Scandium [Samuel L Session Remix] (Resopal Schallware)
- LPZ – Machina (Voight)
Before I go, I do suggest you support the artists whose music I weave together, by buying their music directly – all of my mixes have full track listings so you can support the artists by purchasing the tracks individually – you can listen & purchase tracks directly on Mixcloud or Juno Download
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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… 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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