Johan Switten – DJ El Huraca (Belgium)

Jo Switten, also known as deejay El Huracán, came in contact with the Tango Argentino end of the eighties. In 1990 he took his first classes and he immediately fell in love with the music, the dance and the social aspects of the milongas. Back then, there weren’t many possibilities to dance so he started to collect tango records and started as a deejay at national and international tango parties. He is a regular deejay in Bruges, Gand, Brussels, Wuppertal, Essen, Cologne, Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Venlo, Stuttgart, Vienna, but he also went to Paris, Prague and Oslo for a example.On his various trips to Buenos Aires he completed his tango music collection. Jo is passionate about tango but isn’t a librarian or a archiver of tango music. He strongly believes a good milonga is about fun, about the joy of dancing and being together, without losing the authentic character of a real Argentine salón de tango. Get ready for a night full of dancing and good ambiance. Los esperamos por una noche de garufa!

P.S. Deejay Workshop. During this easy-going tango-workshop for aspiring tango deejays Jo explains his vision for constructing a good milonga. He will talk about the do’s and don’ts and about how to build a good relationship with your dancers so they go home happily and content. This is not a technical workshop but more of a way to have fun as a deejay and entertaining the crowd, but conform the rules of the milonga of Buenos Aires! Last night the deejay saved my life? You can bet on it ☺

Jimmy Valencia - El Mas Malevo (USA)

Started DJing about 6 years ago and regularly at different venues in the D.C. area. He was the co-host of Bienvenido al Tango radio show and now hosts the oldest milonga in the Wash. DC. Area, Milonga Maleva. His music style is fusion of the Guardia Vieja, The Golden Age and some contemporary orchestras, depending on the mood and the vibe of the milonga.

Vassili Notis - Greco di Levante (Greece)

Vassili has been engaged systematically with music since his childhood as a pianist, guitarist, singer and arranger, in parallel to his main professional activities. He developed further his artistic activities while working as an economist-diplomat in International Organisations in Paris and Geneva. His first encounter with tango was with the legendary Trottoirs de Buenos Aires in Paris. However, he acquired a more specialised knowledge on the topic when he started dancing regularly and collecting tango songs since 2010.

He currently holds a significant collection of recordings which are characterised by an excellent sound quality. The tandas which he presents are coherent and the songs included are presented in an order based on various criteria which makes dancing and listening more enjoyable. They correspond to recordings from the 20’s, 30's and 40's (De Caro, Típica Victor, Típica Brunswick, Biagi, Canaro, Caló, Demare, d’Arienzo, De Ángelis, Donato, Fresedo, Laurenz, Lomuto, Rodriguez, Tanturi, Troilo, and more) as well as recordings from the 50's and onwards (including Pugliese, Di Sarli, Diaz, Sassone, Salamanca, Varela, and more).

He has been DJ in several international events and milongas in Greece, in Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa), in Italy (Pavia, Bergamo), in Cyprus, in Switzerland (Geneva), in Albania and recently in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. His name figure in the DJ list of Odessa-Istanbul Black Sea Tango Festival (Odessa, 21-25 June 2018), 16th Festivaleando con Amigos (Kassel-Germany, 7-9 September 2018) and 9th Athens Tango Marathon (2-4 November 2018) again.

Being a Greek native speaker he is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Turkish.

Punto y Branca (Argentina)

He's been playing music for more than 4000 tango nights He has participed in festivals, events and marathons in 35 countries. Tango-DJ “Punto y Branca” (Jorge Vacca) is one of the most popular and beloved tango DJs in the world. He started his career at the best milongas in Buenos Aires and have been playing tango music for more than fifteen years. Now he lives in Milan and DJs on regular milongas round whole Italy, as well as festivals and marathons all over the world. He has an amazing ability to feel the mood of the

Vanichka Stephanashvili (Georgia)

Vanichka Stepanashvili is from Tbilisi, Georgia. He has been discovering tango since 2015 and as he says since then it continues amaze him.  He djs at local milongas where he offers mostly Golden Age music as well as some tango of pre and after Golden Age.  D’Arienzo and Canaro are among his favorites. From time to time Vanichka loves experimenting with non-traditional music, e.g. vals tandas with French accodion even have become his “trademark” at milongas.

Tamar Tsilosani (Georgia)

Meet Tamar Tsilosani, a tango DJ and milonguera from Tbilisi, Georgia.

Her first introduction to tango music was in 2006 and gradually it replaced all her music preferences. As a tango DJ Tamar normally uses Golden Age music. At the same time at milongas Tamar always offers a tanda or two of pre-Golden Age music, as well as some of the contemporary orquestas that use the Golden Age rhythm and create music comfortable for social dancing.

Tamar Tsilosani regularly musicalizes at the local milongas in Tbilisi at Linville Café and “1904”. As a tango DJ she has taken part in several international tango festivals, weekends and milongas in Tbilisi, Batumi and Baku: Tbilisi Tango Weekend, BestFest, Baku Tango Festival.

Some personal favorites from different eras: Maglio, Firpo, Canaro, De Caro, Aieta, D’Agostino, Laurenz, OTV, Lomuto, Biagi, early Troilo, Salamanca, Alex Krebs, Misteriosa, Andariega, etc. Vocalists: Vargas, Vivan, Buglione, Luis Diaz, Charlo, Podesta, Florio, Ray, Chanel, Adrian Guida, Hugo Duval, etc.

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Djs

Johan Switten

El Huracan

(Belgium)

Jo Switten, also known as deejay El Huracán, came in contact with the Tango Argentino end of the eighties. In 1990 he took his first classes and he immediately fell in love with the music, the dance and the social aspects of the milongas. Back then, there weren’t many possibilities to dance so he started to collect tango records and started as a deejay at national and international tango parties. He is a regular deejay in Bruges, Gand, Brussels, Wuppertal, Essen, Cologne, Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Venlo, Stuttgart, Vienna, but he also went to Paris, Prague and Oslo for a example.On his various trips to Buenos Aires he completed his tango music collection. Jo is passionate about tango but isn’t a librarian or a archiver of tango music. He strongly believes a good milonga is about fun, about the joy of dancing and being together, without losing the authentic character of a real Argentine salón de tango. Get ready for a night full of dancing and good ambiance. Los esperamos por una noche de garufa!

P.S. Deejay Workshop. During this easy-going tango-workshop for aspiring tango deejays Jo explains his vision for constructing a good milonga. He will talk about the do’s and don’ts and about how to build a good relationship with your dancers so they go home happily and content. This is not a technical workshop but more of a way to have fun as a deejay and entertaining the crowd, but conform the rules of the milonga of Buenos Aires! Last night the deejay saved my life? You can bet on it ☺

Jimmy Valencia

El Mas Malevo

(USA)

Started DJing about 5 years ago and regularly at different venues in the D.C. area. He was the co-host of Bienvenido al Tango radio show and now hosts the oldest milonga in the Wash. DC. Area, Milonga Maleva. His music style is fusion of the Guardia Vieja, The Golden Age and some contemporary orchestras, depending on the mood and the vibe of the milonga.

Vassili Notis Greco di Levante (Greece)

Vassili has been engaged systematically with music since his childhood as a pianist, guitarist, singer and arranger, in parallel to his main professional activities. He developed further his artistic activities while working as an economist-diplomat in International Organisations in Paris and Geneva. His first encounter with tango was with the legendary Trottoirs de Buenos Aires in Paris. However, he acquired a more specialised knowledge on the topic when he started dancing regularly and collecting tango songs since 2010.

He currently holds a significant collection of recordings which are characterised by an excellent sound quality. The tandas which he presents are coherent and the songs included are presented in an order based on various criteria which makes dancing and listening more enjoyable. They correspond to recordings from the 20’s, 30's and 40's (De Caro, Típica Victor, Típica Brunswick, Biagi, Canaro, Caló, Demare, d’Arienzo, De Ángelis, Donato, Fresedo, Laurenz, Lomuto, Rodriguez, Tanturi, Troilo, and more) as well as recordings from the 50's and onwards (including Pugliese, Di Sarli, Diaz, Sassone, Salamanca, Varela, and more).

He has been DJ in several international events and milongas in Greece, in Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa), in Italy (Pavia, Bergamo), in Cyprus, in Switzerland (Geneva), in Albania and recently in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. His name figure in the DJ list of Odessa-Istanbul Black Sea Tango Festival (Odessa, 21-25 June 2018), 16th Festivaleando con Amigos (Kassel-Germany, 7-9 September 2018) and 9th Athens Tango Marathon (2-4 November 2018) again.

Being a Greek native speaker he is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Turkish.

Punto y Branca

(Argentina)

He's been playing music for more than 4000 tango nights He has participed in festivals, events and marathons in 35 countries. Tango-DJ “Punto y Branca” (Jorge Vacca) is one of the most popular and beloved tango DJs in the world. He started his career at the best milongas in Buenos Aires and have been playing tango music for more than fifteen years. Now he lives in Milan and DJs on regular milongas round whole Italy, as well as festivals and marathons all over the world. He has an amazing ability to feel the mood of the

Vanichka Stephanashvili (Georgia)

Vanichka Stepanashvili is from Tbilisi, Georgia. He has been discovering tango since 2015 and as he says since then it continues amaze him.  He djs at local milongas where he offers mostly Golden Age music as well as some tango of pre and after Golden Age.  D’Arienzo and Canaro are among his favorites. From time to time Vanichka loves experimenting with non-traditional music, e.g. vals tandas with French accodion even have become his “trademark” at milongas.

Tamar Tsilosani (Georgia)

Meet Tamar Tsilosani, a tango DJ and milonguera from Tbilisi, Georgia.

Her first introduction to tango music was in 2006 and gradually it replaced all her music preferences. As a tango DJ Tamar normally uses Golden Age music. At the same time at milongas Tamar always offers a tanda or two of pre-Golden Age music, as well as some of the contemporary orquestas that use the Golden Age rhythm and create music comfortable for social dancing.

Tamar Tsilosani regularly musicalizes at the local milongas in Tbilisi at Linville Café and “1904”. As a tango DJ she has taken part in several international tango festivals, weekends and milongas in Tbilisi, Batumi and Baku: Tbilisi Tango Weekend, BestFest, Baku Tango Festival.

Some personal favorites from different eras: Maglio, Firpo, Canaro, De Caro, Aieta, D’Agostino, Laurenz, OTV, Lomuto, Biagi, early Troilo, Salamanca, Alex Krebs, Misteriosa, Andariega, etc. Vocalists: Vargas, Vivan, Buglione, Luis Diaz, Charlo, Podesta, Florio, Ray, Chanel, Adrian Guida, Hugo Duval, etc.