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.
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.
Avik is influenced primarily by the music and atmosphere of the milongas in Buenos Aires. Avik’s purpose as a DJ is to seamlessly weave an evening of music that does justice to the tremendous range of emotions that tango expresses. In doing so, he hopes that the milonga will have something for everyone and that dancers will float home late, very late at night with music still playing in their heads.
Some of Avik’s notable tango adventures include two month-long immersions in Buenos Aires, DJing Monday night at Salon Canning, teaching tango to a Bollywood actress in Mumbai, India, and touring the U.S. with tango band Trio Folias.
Dan Boccia is known for pioneering and advancing the art of DJing improvisationally, selecting music on the fly during the event rather than relying on pre-recorded playlists. He makes every event unique while still playing the familiar music that experienced dancers love and crave. Dan carefully “cleans” the music so it sounds better, and is known for having a particularly high-quality collection of tango music. In addition, he is an experienced sound technician, with a keen ear for improving the acoustics at events to improve the all-important sound environment at dances. Dan also enjoys presenting DJ seminars and leading music discussions with dancers.
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.”
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 🙂
Amy started tango as a student with the UCLA tango club and the Oxygen Tango school in Los Angeles. After dancing for several years, she began DJing as a way to broaden her study of tango. She finds tango music endlessly fascinating and enjoys studying its depths and variety. Amy understands that good music is essential for having a memorable evening of dancing. She is a thoughtful and attentive DJ. Her music responds to the energy of the milonga and inspires expressive and deeply connected dance experiences. Amy DJs regularly in her hometown of Los Angeles, California, as well as at festival and marathons across the United States.
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.”