Groovetech Ep 22 – Is Social Media Making DJ’s Lazy?

You know one thing I have noticed about Social Media and DJing is you don’t really have to be good at DJing or well respected by your peers to be successful nowadays. When I was growing up, my understanding of DJing was quite simple; you build a collection of records, then develop skillful and interesting ways to present them to people. Perhaps that is why I don’t put that much attention into Social Media. I have no Facebook presence anyway. I tend to spend my time understanding my collection well, unearthing exciting new records, then spending several hours trying to work it all together into a DJ Mix.

Social media most probably won’t directly put money in your pocket in the short term but I can definitely see how it can be leveraged as part of a grander marketing plan to get people through the venue door or lead to online sales. But I suppose that is perhaps why some people, myself included, find this generation of DJ’s is more skilled in marketing that actual music production. The social media era is genuinely a lazy era.

But, that’s just one man’s opinion.

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Guy Incognito – Feelings
WK7 – Rhythm 2 (Triple R Mix)
Dario Zenker – Koraimer Bro
Alden Tyrell – Take It Slow
Rumah – Spartacist
Psyk – Lowdown
Robert Hood – Magnet
Charles Green – RDT#1
James Welsh – Thread (Radio Slave Garten Remix)
Naked Eye People – Jungle Funk
Paul Mac – Level of What
Truncate – WRKTRX 2
David Carretta – Machines Invasion (Turbo Turbo Remix)
Confidns – Extase
Roberto – Tiziani (Sterac Remix)
Cadans – Hollow Funk
Ben Sims – Acid OD
George Tounisidis – The Workers
Elyas – Sok
Museum – CCC
Stef Menesidis – Cyborg
Alden Tyrell – Covert
Stef Menesidis – Inertial Force
Takaki Itoh – Anagrammer
Ritzi Lee – Fire
Subjected – I Want You To Do Everything
Stare5 – We Will Not
Subjected – Loop 3
LSD – Process 2
Jeff Mills – Axis AB
Tensal – Propaganda
Kamikaze Space Programme – Didspeed
Dimi Angelis – Glow
Industrialyzer ‎– Analog Planet
Mark Broom – Sipan
Jeroen Search – Aeon
Echelon – Untitled Track
Esox Lucius – Indica
Ivan Komlinovic – Ninja’s Cross (The Analogue Cops Remix)
Because of Art – Area Seven
Amir Alexander – The Scent of My Desire
Javonntte – Reachin
Guy Incognito – Nothing Left to Say

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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”.

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