Lampis ~ Saturday Night
Lampis has been fascinated by tango and continuously tries to expand his understanding of this complex art form. He strongly believes that appropriate music is a critical factor for an emotionally fulfilling evening of dancing and he aims to achieve exactly that with his music selections. He focuses on traditional music that brings the dancers on the dance floor keeping them there until the very end of the milonga. Lampis is a sought-after DJ and has been DJing festivals and major events from coast to coast in the USA as well as all in Europe and Asia.
Lung-Kuei Lin ~ Sunday Evening
Lung-Kuei is an integral part of the U.S. scene, attracting both envy and affection as a dancer, and running off to festivals with tremendous zeal. He’s a very sought-after leader, constantly working to make his dancing more musical, and has developed keen sensitivity toward what makes a milonga go well.
Lung-Kuei started tango in 2005. He built a solid reputation as a DJ and now spins tunes at the best milongas in town. His choices are not strange: he just plays one good song after another, placed in sequence with sensitivity.
Lung-Kuei has zero attitude, always keeps a sense of humor, and remains a serious milonguero, 100% dedicated to the craft, the life, and the music of tango.
Tine Herreman ~ All-Nighter
Tine Herreman plays devastating tangos, soaring valses and irresistible milongas. And some very groovy alternative, when the crowd is so inclined. She creates a warm and genial mood for the dancers to enjoy each other’s embrace. She has a vast collection, but every song she plays is a greatest hit. As a dancer, Tine likes to lead and follow uncomplicated tango with sophisticated musicality.
Tine deejays at big and small milongas in New York and the Northeast, and occasionally beyond. Festivals included the Portland Tango Fest,
NY Tango Festival, Tango de los Muertos, the Atlanta Tango Fest, the Yale Tango Fest, and others. She has played all-night events in Montreal, San Francisco and Europe. She DJs Tango Lounge (Friday) in New York.
Tine is pronounced like “Tina”.
Travis was featured as guest DJ at some of the most popular milongas in Buenos Aires. As tango DJ his goal is to create a beautiful environment for dancing and to get you out of your seats and onto the dance floor. His passion for tango shows through in his Music and as DJ, he strives to build a wonderful energy with intense rhythmic melodies and romantic lyrical favorites. Currently, Travis is based in Buffalo, NY where he is a Tango teacher, DJ and founder of TWTango and ESO! Buffalo Tango Marathon.
Deniz Aybar~ Thursday Night
She started dancing tango in 2007 and fell in love with tango music from the very start. She started DJing in 2008 and developed her skills over the years. Her best DJing education was in Buenos Aires in 2013. She plays mostly Golden Era selections, and is known for her dynamic tandas. She was one of the DJs at the Istanbul Tango Ritual festival where Sabah heard her music and invited her to our festival.
Vincent Wong ~ Thursday Afternoon
Vincent Wong is a Tango DJ in Los Angeles, California. He deejays regularly around the city include Practica-Longa Libertad, Milonga El Floridita in Hollywood, Milonga Sonata in Arcadia, Pasadena Caltech All-Night Milonga, DIVO Milonga in Santa Monica, Milonga Grand Casino Cafe in Culver City, Milonga LAX, and the 1st Los Angeles Tango Marathon “L.A.Tangothon 2012″. From collecting vintage audio for critical listening in a wide variety of music, Vincent found his passion for Tango in Los Angeles 2007. As an active Tango dancer himself, he understands the music is the single most important element of a good milonga. Every song he plays in a milonga is a greatest hit. The objective is keeping most everyone dancing or enjoy listening even when they were sitting.
Zeina Chammas ~ NYE Milonga
Zeina has always had an ear for good dancing tango music. She slowly learned the skills of being a DJ and before you knew it, she emerged as a party animal of a DJ. She started to DJ local milongas, then she DJ’d at the San Diego festival a couple of years ago. After that she started to DJ festivals like Beirut and Portland. Her milongas are always a lot of fun and her energy has no equal. Her enthusiasm has no bounds and that comes through in her cortinas. Whenever you see dancers smiling, laughing and yes screaming, you know Zeina is the DJ
Homer Ladas ~ Saturday Alternative
Homer’s first major dj act was to put 50 cd’s (including assorted classic tangos, alternative songs and the ‘Last of the Mohicans’ sound track) into a player and press the random button. People loved it, but that was 1999. On July 9th, 2003, he pumped out the first ‘less than perfect’ dj mixes for the weekly ‘CELLspace alternative Milonga’ in SF. But again, folks were happy to have a venue where two worlds collided.
Today, Homer continues to apply & develop his dj skills at-large, both locally and abroad. Since his first dj gig his focus has been to find the right balance while making smooth transitions between music from the Golden Age and the music that lies beyond… He is compiling an online DJ resource page as well as helping to distribute a international Tango DJ magazine (to better educate and connect tango DJs everywhere – ask him for a copy).
Homer believes that the final goal or outcome, while meaningful, is less important then the road and risks taken to get there!
Vita Markman ~ NYE Milonga
Vita started dancing tango 10 years ago in NYC. Several years into it, she has become obsessed with learning tango orchestras. As a dancer, Vita believse that thorough knowledge of music is integral to one’s dancing, both for leading and following. When she gets a new tango song, she listens to it upwards of twenty times in a row, in order to learn every secret beat, every syncopa. DJ-ing at milongas allows her to share her joy of continually discovering the beauty that is classical tango with her fellow tango dancers. She particularly loves the Golden 40’s orchestras, especially the brilliant vocals of Campos, Castillo, and Rufino.
Amy Zhou ~ Friday Afternoon
Amy understands that the music is essential for creating a connected and joyful evening of dancing. As a DJ, she strives to inspire dancers and keep them on the floor throughout the night. She has been captivated by tango music since she started learning to dance. DJing became a natural extension of her tango journey, and she continues to explore the variety and intricacies of tango music. Amy DJ’s regularly at local milongas in Los Angeles, as well as at major West coast festivals such as San Diego and Tucson.