Miguel A. Moya Juárez | Madrid
Friday 9 June 11.00 pm – 5.00 am
I’ve chosen to be a DJ in order to share my way of feeling the music, through that I can express and transmit my emotions, feelings, experiences and moods and so on. My career as a tango DJ begins in 2001 at the Templete del Retiro, a free milonga. Every summer I propose this project with other three friends, with the aim of spreading the tango in Madrid. Since then, I participated to several tango events, such as Milongas, Festivals, Marathons and Encounters in Spain, Europe and Argentina. From 2007 until now, I have my own milongas “El Abrazo” every Thursdays and also “La Arrabalera” every Saturdays, (with high quality sound equipment).
Katerina Yegorenkova | Kharkiv
Saturday 10 June 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm
I have been dancing tango since 2012 and have been playing as a tango-DJ since 2014 – at local milongas and international events in Ukraine, Turkey, Netherlands, Cyprus, Lithuania, Chech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Germany. Tango for me is a journey of search driven by deep feelings, a quest to match music and dance, a way to build connections between partners and the ronda.
My motto as a dancer is “When the music doesn’t move me, I don’t move” so as a DJ I always aim to burn the dancefloor with perfect tandas that awakens emotions and helps spark chemistry between partners. I believe that it’s the dance floor that dictates the choices to the DJ, not other way around. Thus, I neither program my music in advance of the event nor I attempt to “educate” or “challenge” the dancers. My only goal is to deliver the best danceable music and abundant energy to the floor. Nothing can give me more pleasure than a floor full of people having a good time from the first to last tanda, without any exeption. The main qualities of a DJ in my opinion are dedication to tango, love and respect to the heritage of tango music, good knowledge of musical material and a huge desire to give joy and pleasure to people who came dancing tango. What to expect? Traditional tango music, mostly focused on the Golden Age (late 30s and 40s), with occasional deviations for earlier or later periods.
Martin Lionti | Quilmes – Tours
Saturday 10 June 11.00 pm – 5.00 am
Argentinian by origin, born in Quilmes, I was rocked by the tango from an early age. Passionate about this dance but also about this music in all its complexity, I have studied its history and subtleties in order to share them through my musicalisations, since 2017. I adapt to the dancers and I accompany their energy until ‘at the end of each my sets.
Irene Mahno | Warsaw
Sunday 11 June 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm
The main goal of my DJ-ing is to make people happy so that they breathe in at the beginning of the milonga and breathe out after the cumparsita. As a professional musician, I hear tango music in a special way and want to share my vision with the guests of a milonga. I love Golden age music with a little bit of Guardia Vieja and modern orchestras. I also pay special attention to cortinas, which help create the right milonga atmosphere.
Elena Butti | Verona-Amsterdam
Sunday 11 June 9.00 pm – 3.00 am
I fell in love with tango when I was 20 years old. Since then, I have been living and dancing in different countries and absorbing their uniqueness: from sunny Italy to the elegance of France, from rainy Netherlands to Colombia’s joy of living. My tandas and cortinas carry the flavour of these different places, celebrating how tango unites people across cultures, genders, and social classes.
I prefer music from the Golden Age and combine it with some hidden gems from the 30s as well as with some modern orchestras. I love DJing because I feel I’m dancing with the whole ronda, exploring the dancers’ energy to reach deeper levels of connection and intimacy – without forgetting a good dose of fun!