March 2018 – Vinyl DJ Mix – Is Techno Punk?

When I first discovered Techno, there was a little bit of animosity towards dance music in general. I think that has to do with the perception of the Techno scene not so much as a “classical” subculture, but as a pure “party culture”, which was great. It was very focused on music; politics or fashion did have little to no relevance.

That’s one of the big distinctions between techno and this washed-out thing called minimal, prog or tech-house. Techno is punk. It’s hopeful, but not escapist; it’s youthful but not ageist, it’s groove, not BPM. It’s formal expression is repetition variously inspired.

1. Endian – Birdhouse
2. Steam – K438B
3. Deep’a & Biri – Pilgrim
4. Rumah – Olsen
5. Aiken – Somatic
6. Wrong Assessment – Mistaken
7. Etapp Kyle – Axiom
8. Invite – Micro
9. Mark Broom – Z Beats [Truncate Remix]
10. Museum – Raider
11. Takaki Itoh – Obliger
12. Pacou – Inbox
13. O[Phase] – Follow
14. Dimi Angelis – Panic Attack
15. LSD – Process 1
16. Rrose – Nest Of Queens
17. Magna Pia – Akasha
18. Ivan Komlinovic – Unanticipated
19. Alden Tyrell – Make It Clap
20. Oli Furness – Pitch Box
21. Tripeo – Fifth Trip Side A
22. Seph – Delta
23. Kaelan – Odissey (Zadig Remix)
24. Par Grindvik – Limits of Real

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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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… 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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