in mixs of popular traditional and modern dance tangos.
is moving the body to music if
the music doesn't move the
body how can one dance? This
applies equally to Argentine Tango dancing as every other form
of dancing. All too often I see Tango dancers endeavouring to dance
to inappropriate tango music. There
are many traditional and new tangos that
are not for dancing but listening to. This
difference must be understood by the DJ and these
I believe it is the DJs job to play tangos, traditional and modern that
have clear dance rhythms inspiring dancers to move with joy and
pleasure. The DJ shares the joy of this experience and the electric energy it creates on the dance floor.
approach as a DJ is shaped by over 30 years by my passion for dancing,
teaching and playing tango music. Music that honestly conveys
emotion that lifts the heart can fortunately be found in many tangos,
vals and milongas, traditional and modern. It is the skill of the DJ
brings them all together for a memorable Milonga.
The outstanding DJ understands the dance and what the
majority of dancers at
the milonga react to when certain tangos are played. It takes a lot of time
listening and dancing to tango music. It is not for the DJ to play
his own preference which for most DJs tends to be old tangos. Favourite tangos should be part of the DJs mix allowing
dancers to enjoy familiar music.