3-4-5 March 2023
I am a tanguera, DJ and organiser of popular tango events in London and southern England. My choice of music is traditional. I choose tangos mainly from the 30s and 40s, with an occasional tanda from the 20s or 50s, or new orchestras of the 21st century. I like to vary the mood, the pace and the energy from tanda to tanda, to make the music selection feel fresh and interesting. I select only 100 per cent danceable tracks. My goal is to make people want to dance from the opening tune to the Cumparsita (and beyond!).
Ever since I started dancing tango in 1991, I am addicted to tango music. Even more so since I began DJ-ing around 2006. I am a resident DJ in Eindhoven and Maastricht and I play at different milongas and events in The Netherlands and surrounding countries. I always choose my music from a dancer’s perspective. I want to keep them inspired and in a dancing mode. The rich treasure of Tango music offers plenty of opportunity to vary from rhythmic to more lyrical and romantic. I like to play with the cortina’s as a reset or connecting element. My finest feedback is a filled dancefloor and a smile (sonrisa) on the faces of the dancers. That’s my drive.
The Organizer of Encuentro Boca Antwerp, Sélys Milonguero and Milonga Milonguera Kwartier in Antwerp. In the 20 years of Tango dancer, he evolved to the Milonguero style. He is TDj for more than 10 years, playing sets at Milongas, Festivals and Encuentros in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
He always chooses danceable energetic feel-good music from the Golden Age Orchestras and always in function of the dancers on the pista.