Tango is one of the best things that happened to me, and DJing was an unexpected twist to it, especially since tango isn’t my primary career in any way. But I do feel the music physically and very strongly, and it really moves my body and soul. I try to visualise this whenever I’m dancing, listening, teaching or DJing.
DJing happened by chance, actually, and with lots of luck. Starting from my teachers, and continuing with dear friends and organisers abroad, I was given more and more opportunities to travel to great events, meet more people and explore tango music. No way to repay all of them other than keep doing this: sharing love and music with people on the dance floor. The only “rule” about DJing I see as vital, though seemingly obvious, is variety in music choices, emotions, qualities, rhythm and melody. Everything else comes to me from the dancers’ reactions: real-time, unsolicited responses. After all, the music I play isn’t mine (it’s the artists’), nor is the energy (the dancers bring it); I only shape things up a bit. 🙂
I’ve been to most European capitals, having played from Barcelona to Moscow and from Oslo to Napoli in marathons, festivals, encuentros and local milongas. I am looking forward to a future full of travelling and exploration!