I come from Paris and San Mango sul Calore (Italy). Tango chose me in 2003, showing again his bad taste. Teacher from 2009, I start putting music one year after. On my first night as a DJ, the computer crashed and I thought “. Well, I touched the bottom, from now I can just grow” , the optimistic sentence was truth: nowadays I travels around the world djing in great events, with more than 500 dj set done, from B.A to Moscow. I two main characteristics: I prefer deads orchestras, and It’s possible to see me jumping on the chair during the dj set. I’m co-organizer of the milonga Dolce Vita in Paris. I like satire, Tolstoy, cooking, and positive people. Hope to enjoy with you this year’s tango story!
Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up with Tango and now live in Berlin. I am a Musician, Choir Director, Singer and Tango DJ. My grandfather had a tango orchestra in the 1940’s, Orquesta Tipica America, and my uncle, Argentino Ledesma was the wedding singer at my parents wedding. He sang for Di Sarli, Varela and many more. You can hear him singing with Orquesta Hector Varela in the song ‘Fueron Tres Anos’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doRyW6GcII0 – I saw most of the orchestras in Buenos Aires playing live, when I was a child and went to milongas with Mom and Dad who loved dancing. My mom used to rock me to sleep singing tango songs. Somehow, I know every tango song, every orchestra, every singer, and have learned all of this unconsciously growing up. It suprises me even now.
My mother started to dance when she was 13 years old and has been dancing tango for some 70 years. I remember my mother teaching me how to dance when I was about 5 years old. Now, at 84 years old, my mother and I still go dancing together when I am in Buenos Aires. This is my joy. As a DJ, whether I am playing digital music or original vinyls, it is very important to me that the dancers can hear the best possible quality of music. Currently, I am DJ’ing in local Berlin milongas and travel throughout Europe for festivals and marathons.
Luca Lamberti is a well known Tango DJ, teacher, and dancer in the European tango circuit. Luca has been around to the UK, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, Lebanon, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy spreading his unique spiritual approach to Tango.
He has been dancing since the year 2000 and studying with Key tango world figures such as Naveira, Parilla, and Inza. Luca has been the organizer of Tangocamp Italy since 2009 and is a key figure in the other 3 Tango camp festivals.
In the past years, Luca DJ’ed in Florence International Tango Festival (Italy), Singapore (New Year’s Eve Milonga), Timisoara Tango Story Festival (Romania), Tangocamp Sweden, Tangomalevaje Festival (Denmark), Budapest Marathon (Hungary), Vienna Calling Marathon (Austria), Taipei Tango fiesta and in many local events in Europe and Asia.
I started to collect tango digital music since 2007. Even though I didn’t know how to dance tango I liked to have this genre in my library. Tango dancing came later and the music came in handy.
I like to play clear and profound tandas that have something important to tell. I want my music to make people connect, to be simple, easy and natural. I love to make people dance! I try to figure out their energy potential on it.
We can try to create new energy (interesting, but risky). We can also go with the flow and maybe influence a very little bit, enough to challenge the dancers. I love to put light melodic tandas, with chilly rhythmical ones but i love to spice it up with fluid and playful milongas and waltzes. I never miss to put at least a surprise tanda per night. I’m a romantic, my favourite tanda is Di Sarli with Florio.
Adrienn is one of the most popular Djs in Budapest, her popularity lays on her playful, easy going and creative style that is reflected in her playlists every time. Occasionally she even spices up her sets with nuevo/alternative tandas with a good taste that even skeptical can enjoy. She chooses the classical with the same good and colorful taste, making a balance between rhythmical and melodically tandas from the golden age through the ’60-70s. If there is a party time you can definitely count on her!
Horia is one of the first Argentine tango dancers in Cluj and is a constant TDJ to the local milongas also being invited as TDJ at other tango events in Romania and Hungary.
Horia was fascinated by the Argentine tango’a ronda as early as 2008. It was a time when the possibilities of tango in Romania were pretty low. Therefore, he says, is considered one of the “consumers” of Argentine tango which originally started out as fans of the music rather than the dance itself.
“… It’s still hard to separate the two. In time, about everything related to the Argentine tango (music, dance, history, etc.) became a hobby in itself, and the 2010-2011 when Argentine tango began to grow in Romania, I was caught with a baggage of enthusiasm and knowledge suitable for the role of TDJ.”
I believe there is this moment for every tango dancer when the interest in music natuarlly spikes, even if only for exploring expresivity in his dance. For me, that moment came with an extra dose of curiosity: how can you use music in a milonga to amplify emotions. And I always aim for happiness.