Groovetech Ep 21 – Vinyl Helps You Set Boundaries

It’s a cliché, but those who love vinyl often talk about the warmth of sound. For those purists out there, all of the problems associated with vinyl simply fade away when I put on a record and hear that sound crackle to life. I’ll admit, vinyl isn’t for everyone: it requires a particular type of listener. As a medium, vinyl pushes people to sit down and have music at the forefront versus just another track for a mix, a night at the club or a podcast. When something great comes along, it tends to stick around for a while. Vinyl has stood the test of time.If you think about it, can you name more than 5 formats with this much longevity?

Before I go too far off tangent, let’s just get straight to the point. I believe that there is value in setting boundaries. SELECTION is ALWAYS FIRST as a DJ. When you can have anything on a laptop, what kind of boundaries are you setting for yourself? 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 skill, talent, and ears.

But, that’s just one man’s opinion.

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GrooveTech 21 with Rouchos

Another month, another monthly techno mix-up @THE_CTRL_ROOM.I'll be spinning some 2018 vinyl releases for you tomorrow night from Toronto 's most lovable community of impassioned DJs.The fun starts at 8pm EST. Drop by if you are in the area, otherwise, tune-

Posted by CTRL ROOM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

  1. Anil Aras – Untitled
  2. DJ Deep – Surge (Steve Rachmad Remix)
  3. Luke Hess – TDY
  4. Damon Wild and Epi Centrum – Clutch (Advent Diverse Remix)
  5. FilOu – Radon
  6. Truncate – WRKTRX 2
  7. 30drop – Lunar Mission
  8. Echelon – Untitled
  9. Hobi and Archivone – Ars Nova
  10. S-File – Shelter
  11. Perspektiv – Nostalgica
  12. Dimi Angelis – If I could fly
  13. Exium Meets Reeko – Circuit V
  14. Endlec – Duende
  15. Seph – Motion
  16. Roman Lindau/Roberto – Nerinea Trinodosa
  17. Machine Woman – Camile from OHM makes me feel love
  18. Alden Tyrell – Payload
  19. Magna Pia – Artemisia
  20. Mark Broom – Z Beats 2
  21. Markantionio and Joseph Capriati – Codice Morse
  22. Kiyo – Desdemona
  23. CTRLS – The Storm
  24. Josh Wink – Are You There? (Ben Klock Remix)
  25. Drumcell – Dividing
  26. Casio Royale – The Rhythm
  27. Charles Green – RDT#1
  28. George Tounisidis – Three Clicks Left
  29. Raffale Attanasio – From Shade To Stardom (Psyk Edit)
  30. Cadans – Dominion
  31. Ritzi Lee – Super Modular
  32. Takaaki Itoh – Anagrammer
  33. Robert Hood – I Am
  34. SVT – Can’t Stop
  35. Alden Tyrell – Poly Zes
  36. Paul Johnson – Ha Ho Ha
  37. Mark Henning – The Dogs
  38. Ben Sims – Rippin and Skippin
  39. Binny – Untitled
  40. Oli Furness – Sacred Sex
  41. Chicago Skyway – It’ Don’t Work
  42. Zadig – Solar Analog
  43. Jeff Mills – AX09-C Side B2
  44. Tripeo – Eighth Trip Side B
  45. Deep’a & Biri Pilgrim
  46. Eposito & Nadje HBP
  47. Truncate – WRKTRX 3
  48. Skee Mask – Skreet Lvl Dub

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

Be a Guest on the Show

If you play underground music, I want to hear from you. Send me a message including a link to your Mixcloud or SoundCloud and thoughts about your music convictions and if things work out I would be privileged to have you on the show in the future. Consider this: it’s all about the heart and soul so what I want to hear is a mix that you really feel and like, not just something to get more fans or gigs. It’s not about you – its about the music.

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 set up 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.

If making a recurring donation on Patreon is too much of a long-term commitment, perhaps buying me a coffee suits your budget. Click here to donate a few dollars using Paypal, otherwise, my future would be much more secure if you were to become a Patron by clicking the orange button below.

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