Alan, from Rimini, Italy, is one of the most renowned djs in the encuentro and marathon scene. Started to dj in 2005 and ever since his journey took him to become one of the most sought after.
"How do my DJ evenings take place..? There is no rule, I just really like playing with the energy of the dance floor, with the right alternation of fast and slow, sentimental and fun... trying to get a good wave and involving, most of all, the dancers..."
Marco Moretti «El Tano» came to know the Argentine tango in 1985 in the famous bar "Trottoirs de Buenos Aires“ in Paris. He came in touch with many legendary milongueros of the time, who shaped his tango feeling and introduced him to the music and the dance. Accordingly, Marco, who lives in Paris since 1982, became one of the first Europeans to discover tango and to become passionate about it. A Milonguero at heart, Marco favors the Milonguero dance stile and is a frequent participant in encuentros across France and Italy. He considers himself privileged to hold the ladies, as queens of the milonga, in his arm.
Trottoirs de Buenos-Aires“
In the year 1981, Argentines living in exile in Paris (some with big names like Susana Rinaldi) established the bar "Trottoirs de Buenos Aires“. It became a magnet for lovers of the tango music and has, until its closure in 1994, an enormous influence in making tango popular across Europe. The legendary orchestra Sexteto Mayor played at the opening and showed since then regularly at the location. A disc cover of the orchestra carries the name "Trottoirs de Buenos Aires“.
Dj Jack is the organizer of Encuentro Boca Antwerp and Warm Embrace Antwerp. For more than 10 years organizer of Milonga de Estar Bien ('t Kwartier) in Antwerp as well. Regularly plays Dj-sets on Milongas, Encuentros and Festivals in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Gabbo, aka Gabriele, was born 30 years ago with a guitar in his hand. Playing, dancing or mixing music is a constant in his life and Tango attracts him from the very first note.
He emerges as a DJ in his town, Lecce, and then he continues his research in the milongas of Triveneto, where he currently lives.
He prefers the music of the 30s and 40s, but he actually covers the whole period between the 20s and the 50s, always attentive towards the comfort of the public.
His girlfriend says about him: "He listens more to tango than to my voice!" and you can often see him dance alone behind the turntables.
Carlo Sansour is one of the tango pioneers in Germany. He came to work with legends of tango such as Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda.
He was the first DJ in Stuttgart and has been very influential in shaping the tango scenes in the whole South-West of Germany (Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg and Mannheim).
He established Siempre Tango in Karlsruhe and in Adelaide, Australia and is the creator of a series of tango festivals in Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden. His Djing reflects this background as he strives to strike a balance between the strong beat and the melody; what he plays must be moving.