Our Encuentro Milonguero DJs
DJ Deborah Segantini (I)
Deborah Segantini, Almabruja for tango friends, plays a selection of traditional music that ranges from the 30s to the late 50s, organized into tandas and cortinas. All the major orchestras are always present. At the moment she has a real soft spot for De Caro (playing it rarely), Laurenz and Tipica Victor. She adores Pugliese. On certain evenings a modern tanda can slip in, a mixed tanda usually containing some older music too, or a Chacarera or Swing cortina.
She says of herself: “I construct tandas as a dancer and I select them according to the interpretation of the signals coming from the dance floor, in the belief that the DJ should be of service to the dancers. I play music with a dual purpose: to free the largest number of chairs in the room and ... satisfy the ear of those who, by will, fatigue or a bit of bad luck, remain seated.
The rarest piece of the evening is never just for the ears and I try to propose it with respect to the balance created during the evening. Deep respect and sincere admiration for Piazzolla’s tango, but I reserve the right to listen to it at home with a good glass of red wine :-)”.
DJ Fabiòla Loik (I)
Fabiòla´s unpretentious self description: “I simply try to offer traditional argentine tango nice to dance.”
She has DJed in many milongas in the North East of Italy, Slovenia and Austria and in international events like Experiencia Milonguera in Villa Giacomelli, Dans te Bras in Paris, Alpine Abrazo in Mallnitz, Caminata por el Lago on Balaton Lake and many others.
She lives, dances, loves and studies tango in Trieste.
DJ Filippo Giacomelli (I)
The music he is playing ranges from the 30s to the 50s. He does preferably play songs that contain vocals, especially the Cortinas. So his Motto is: “More D’Arienzo for all!”
DJ Hans Peter Salzer (D)
DJ-Salzer, alias Hans Peter Salzer, is an international Tango-DJ, living in the south of Germany. In this region he is DJ-ing since 1999 - meanwhile he also works for international events, like Milongas, Festivals, Tango-Balls and Encuentros.
From the beginning of his Tango-Life he has been delighted by the richness of melodies and the musical variety in the traditional tangos. His favourite tangos are going like an infective fluid into heart, brain and feet.
DJ Theo Chatzipetros (GR/I)
Theo plays traditional music from the late twenties to the late fifties with particular focus on the forties, aiming to create a rhythmic wave the dancers can enjoy. He is adapting the selected music attuned to the dancers mood.
He has been a member of the “Association Tangofirenze” based in Impruneta and he also is the co-founder of the “Raduno milonguero of Impruneta” where he was resident DJ between 2007 and 2014. He played at various milongas, encuentros, festivals and marathons in Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and he gives Dj workshops and musicality stages.
Our WarmUp Milonga DJ
DJ David Thomas (GB)
David is the resident DJ of the “Tango Journey Milonga” in the UK and is guest DJ elsewhere in the UK and across Europe.
David has recently published the book “Getting To Know: Twenty Tango Orchestras” which introduces the reader to the orchestra leaders, the signature sounds, and the most popular singers and musicians.