April 2018 – Vinyl Mix – Are Downloads Hurting Dance Music?

When Beatport came around 10 years ago, it was supposed to blow open the music industry, making it possible for any artist to assemble a track on a laptop for next to nothing and find an audience somewhere out on the bony end of the long tail. As fans, we expected to be awash in creativity. Instead, the technology has altered music production and seems to cater more to a streaming audience than DJs. This is the opposite of what was promised at the dawn of the service.

Sometimes I feel like electronic music has never been worth less as a commodity. It’s in the nature of the downloadable content. There is something in the nature of a vinyl record that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. As a DJ I am always eclectic — perhaps too eclectic to ever succeed among mainstream audiences. I like mixing up records that clash in style; I enjoy the disruption it brings to a DJ Set. I don’t seem to find tracks of those kinds as downloads. Perhaps they are there but the AI certainly doesn’t bring those forward as suggestions.

  1. Guy Incognito – Feelings
  2. Private Press – Early Nineties (Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff Stripped Mix)
  3. Jane Oak – Zone
  4. Diego Amura – Phalaina (Ben Sims Jacking Remix)
  5. Stef Mendesidis ‎– Cyborg
  6. David Carretta – Vicious Game 2018 (Original Mix)
  7. Victor Santana – Green Kush
  8. Joton – Filia
  9. Subjected – I Want You To Do Everything
  10. Gonzalo MD – Impulse Controls
  11. Perc and Randomer – Breeze Block
  12. Naked Eye People – Jungle Acid
  13. Stenny – Consumer’s Tool
  14. Ben Buitendijk – Transistor
  15. Rumah – Olsen
  16. Planetary Assault Systems – Dungeon (O Phase Remix)
  17. Dimi Angelis – Panic Attack
  18. Beat Movement – Maleclana
  19. DJ Hell – Allerseelen (Jeff Mills Remix)
  20. Turbo Turbo – Untold
  21. Floorplan – Never Grow Old
  22. Mark Broom – OT
  23. Aiken – Genetics
  24. Oscar Mulero – Hyperbolic Paths
  25. Andre Kronert – A Track Called Jinx
  26. DJ Surgeles – Umbra

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

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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