International DJs

Full DJ list for 2018/2019 coming soon…

We attach a great deal of importance to the music. We know it can make all the difference.

Joaquin Amenabar (Argentina)

DJ-JoaquinI’m often asked what tango music is best for dancing. Over the last 20 years, I’ve witnessed lots of fads. Back in the 90s, there was some great music being played in the milongas of Buenos Aires. Much has changed since then, and not all for the better. In Argentina, all the rage now is for singers from the 50s, while in Europe there is much interest for the sextets of the late 20s.
Fashions come and go.

For many comfort is to be found in the Golden Era. But what is the Golden Era? Personally, I believe lovely danceable music can be found in all the musical periods. For me having a criteria on which to determine whether music is danceable or not, irrespective of my personal taste, or the taste of the DJ is an important aspect. Indeed, this complex but interesting topic is the subject of my next book. Its aim will be to set the DJs free of current fads and fashions and give them true independence of choice. 

Alan Twigg (England)

I love playing the beautiful rich music that tango is. It’s a genuine pleasure for me to put together tandas that move people to dance.
There is so much wonderful music to choose from and so much richness and depth. It’s amazing. There are wonderful orchestras, truly talented singers and some incredible combinations of both.

Not only that, nothing is fixed. Some months I love a particular orchestra and the next month I’ve fallen for another. All of us, whether we are dancers, DJs or both are always discovering something new in the music. Isn’t that marvellous? We are all very lucky to have Tango.

I enjoy playing music from the late 20s through to the 50s, but the majority of the tracks I play are from between 1935 and 1945. 

Adriana Herrera (Spain)

Adriana-DJ3My great passion for TANGO seduced me into becoming a DJ and the wonderful new challenge that each milonga brings.

I love to play tandas from the rich decade of the 1940s, shifting between the big orchestras and between rhythmic and melodic songs, while trying to keep the emotions of the evening on an even keel while letting the dance floor breathe between cortinas. 

Damian Desmaras (Argentina)

Damian-DJI’ve been organizing and playing music at milongas in Tenerife since 2007. I’m also very active at a number of events across Europe, both in the role of “maestro” and of DJ. I love to keep the energy of a milonga high by choosing from a wide breadth of orchestras, mainly from the 40s and 50s.

I always want to show respect to the dancers and the dance floor and always try to remember that milongas are supposed to be a party where people come in search of amusement.