Robin is a well-known and respected Argentine Tango dancer and DJ. He has recently taught in Portland, Denver, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Seattle, Berlin, Edinburgh, San Diego, Providence, Pittsburgh and at the universities, Yale, Princeton, and Cornell — and he DJs all over the place. When he is not traveling, Robin stays busy in his hometown of New York City teaching classes or DJing. On the rare occasion that he is neither teaching or DJing, Robin can always be seen on the dance floor, either working to expand his own understanding of Argentine tango, or simply enjoying the connection he works so hard to share with others.
Sabah “The Tango Yak”
Sabah got addicted to Tango in the late nineties. It started with dancing and now it includes being a DJ.
“…Tango music occupies my thoughts and energizes my spirit and I am in constant search for good music. Although I try to vary the music I play, I am heavily influenced by the style of dance in Buenos Aires as well as the music played at the milongas there so feel free to call me old fashioned. I live for Golden age music. The emotional impact of the music is what I look for in addition to the musicality.”
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.
Shorey comes from a background in martial arts and classical music. As great as her love of the dance is her love of the music, a passion which is evident whenever she steps behind the DJ booth. She DJs frequently all over the US and revels in the challenge of keeping tangueros on the floor and dancing all night long. Shorey is also an accomplished tango instructor whose primary goal is to give her students the tools necessary to make their dancing as enjoyable as possible in the shortest period of time.
J. is a nationally sought-after DJ, who is known to keep a good party going with an astute awareness of a dance floor’s changing energies and hand-picked choices of music to inspire dancers all night long. He is a regular DJ at major tango festivals and has DJed at local milongas all over the country, including Portland, Seattle, Maui, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Denver, Austin, Houston, Washington, DC, and New York City.
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.
Originally a classical clarinetist and music journalist, Jessica Schilling stumbled on a beginner tango class in 2008 and immediately stopped doing much of anything else. While her friends were leaving messages asking where she’d run off to, she was dancing — and later, DJing — all over the place, including playing music for dancers at the Denver Tango Festival, Albuquerque Tango Festival, ValenTango, Providence’s New Year’s Marathon, and encuentros and workshops across the U.S. She strives for a flow incorporating the best of the classic tango repertoire with the hidden gems and quirky treats that make a milonga memorable. Jessica’s strengths include accumulating frequent flier miles, dancing in inappropriate street shoes, and (hopefully) writing tango DJ bios. Her weaknesses include dulce de leche, tacky costume jewelry, and Caló with Berón.
Derek is one of the most requested DJs in Los Angeles. He consistently DJs in various milongas and practicas throughout Southern California, and has performed as a dancer for several notable events.
“The music is an essential ingredient to creating a magical evening. My responsibility as a DJ is to create the energy that will allow every dancer to express themselves to their fullest ability.”
Gricel has known the tango from a young age, listening in the kitchen at home to his mother sing tangos she in turn had learned from her father, a Basque sailor who had often been in Buenos Aires. But it was not until 2008, during a journey from Iguazu to Usuhaia, Iñaki was reunited with the tango forever. Since then, he has spent long periods in Buenos Aires, and in 2011 spent a year living in Buenos Aires to deepen his connection to the tango.
Gricel has been resident DJ since 2010 in the milongas of Donostia-San Sebastian such as “Antigua Milonga” and “AdunaTango” Since 2012 has intensified his work as DJ at events and festivals in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. He DJs both vinyl and digital formats, with a collection of over 100 vinyl of the best orchestras.
His musical style focuses on the orchestras of the golden era of tango, seeking to facilitate a natural, smooth flow of the dance floor with a suitable selection of tandas.