The core of a DJ’s magic

The core of a DJ’s magic

Inspiration Quotes Words

Read this article i The New York Times the other night and I think it’s spot on:

“A real DJ. is part shaman, part tech wizard, part crowd psychologist, all artist.
Many people claim the title, but far fewer embody it.”

“Good DJ’s are extraordinary artists, and great DJ’s are transcendent magicians.
The art requires extensive musical knowledge. It demands technical know-how.
It tunes one into a psychologist and reader of moods in order to gauge the whims of a dance floor.
And it insists that you spend days, weeks and years learning how to mix flawlessly.

That is the core of a DJ’s magic. The ability to blend, to weave two songs together and seamlessly
connect them in a way that continues the narrative you’re spinning on this night.”

By Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Dec. 30, 2017

Just “one” moment

Just “one” moment

Inspiration Words

Dj’ing is always a challenge
Playing the right tune
In just the right time
Creating an atmosphere
Take the dancers on a journey
To a galaxy beyond imagination

I create moods
Fill the dancefloor with happy dancing people
That – in my mind
All comes down to – love!

Making an ambience of love and romance
Get the dancers to forget
Their everyday worries
Their heartaches
Their pain

And just for a moment …
Just “one” moment
See the one in their arms
And fall a little bit in love

…………………………..

Photo rights:
Unknown dancers, Photo – Alexander Prischepov
Unknown dancers, Photo – micmac
Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda, Photo – shawnK

Tango zoZozial

Tango zoZozial

Events Inspiration Words

Many people take beginners workshops in Tango, some come to our events and Milonga’s in the Tango community but only a few keeps coming back.  – Why is that?

I have for some time thought a lot, about how the Tango community of southern Funen (which i am a part of) could be better at integrating new dancers.

What we as establish tango dancers, dj’s and event makers can do to help them get the best experience when they first enter our community and how we get them to keep coming back.

I remember when I first started dancing Tango; just dancing during the workshop was intimidating. My partner and I actually attended the same workshop 4 times before moving on.

– Why 4 times? Someone might ask.

– Because it was safe.

Nobody had the time to look at us, they were too busy fighting their own battles or feet!

And the first Milonga “oojh boy” I do not dare think about it. It was terrifying.

I had to lead my partner, thinking what steps to use. Keep the pace and the direction on the dance floor, trying not bumping into other couples, fighting to hit the beat of the music on every step. And there was no space – the floor was packed!

I survived and we are still dancing the Tango but now and again when I enter a Milonga the fear creeps up my back and I think of all the excuses not to dance. A crowded floor at a Milonga can still be terrifying. Actually, I believe itis quite common that especially the men get the shakes. But eventually we get over it.

I don’t have all the answers to how we get newcomers keep coming back but I have some ideas and one of them is The Milonga “Tango zoZozial”.

The name Tango zoZozial are inspired by Café zoZozial coffee in Svendborg that also is the actual location for the Milonga but it’s also a statement about the intension behind the Milonga.

Tango zoZozial is meant to be a Milonga where Tango music, Tango dancing and socializing is what it’s all about.

I like to call it social Tango; a place where the music and the dancing is what brings us together but also a place where everything is a bit looser than an ordinary Milonga. A social Tango where everybody talks, dance, socializes and let go of everyday trouble. There is nothing wrong with a regular Milonga where it’s all about dancing, Tango zoZozial is just a little more easy going and hopefully less intimidating to newcomers in Tango community.

Tango is by definition a social dance and the fact that you change dance partners during the Milonga, makes it very social but we can do it better. We can make an effort to dance with dancers we do not know and especially the newcomers with less experience. It is my sincere hope that many of the new dancers will attend Tango zoZozial and that the experienced dancers will give them their time of their life by taking them to the floor.

And the music … yes, the music. There is so much fantastic tango music and so little time.

In my opinion, the music played at a Milonga must be selected based on the dancers’ level of experience with Tango.

And It is essential that I as a dj play music that is accessible to new dancers, with a simple, good and clear beat and I keep doing it for at least the first half of the Milonga.

It is my sincere hope that “Tango zoZozial” can show that if we really try it will happen.

See the event on Facebook “click here”

 

2015 – Tango dj AppleJack

Tango dj playlist – 17. Juli 2014 – “Tango in the sunset”

Tango dj playlist – 17. Juli 2014 – “Tango in the sunset”

Events Inspiration Music Playlists

Tango dj playlist
17. Juli 2014
“Tango in the sunset” Christiansminde – Svendborg
DJ – Tango dj AppleJack

Francisco Canaro y Carlos Roldan – Tango Brujo – Tango
Francisco Canaro y Carlos Roldan – Guitarra – Tango
Francisco Canaro y Carlos Roldan – Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Orquesta Típica Victor – Intima – Tango Waltz
Orquesta Tipica Victor – temo – Tango Waltz
Orquesta Típica Victor – Sin Rumbo Fijo – Tango Waltz
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris -Cortina
Otros Aires – Barrio de Tango – Wonderland
Natalia Clavier – El Arbol – Wonderland
Thievery Corporation – Until The Morning – Wonderland
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Osvaldo Fresedo – Esta noche – Tango Romantic
Osvaldo Fresedo – Penumbras – Tango Romantic
Osvaldo Fresedo – Si no me engaña el corazon – Tango Romantic
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Anibal Troilo Y Su Orquesta Tipica – Naranjo En Flor – Tango
Aníbal Troilo con Floreal Ruiz – La Noche Que Te Fuiste – Tango
Aníbal Troilo con Floreal Ruiz – Yuyo Verde – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Me and and The Other Guy – 15 Minutes – Wonderland
Bebe – Siempre Me Quedará – Wonderland
Stromae – Formidable – Wonderland
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Miguel Calo y Raul Beron – Jamas retornaras – Tango
Miguel Calo y Raul Beron – Cuatro compaces – Tango
Miguel Calo y Raul Beron – Que te importa que te llore – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Francisco Canaro y Ernesto Fama – Apasiondamente – Tango Waltz
Francisco Canaro y Ernesto Fama – Noche de estrellas – Tango Waltz
Francisco Canaro y Ernesto Fama – El vals del estudiante – Tango – Waltz
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Féloche – Silbo – Wonderland
Beck – Go It Alon – Wonderland
Soha – Mil Pasos – Wonderland
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Rodolfo Biagi y Carlos Saavedra – Esta noche me emborracho – Tango
Rodolfo Biagi y Alberto Amor – Viento malo – Tango
Rodolfo Biagi y Alberto Amor – Camino del tucuman – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Gotan Project – Tango Square – Tango Nuevo
Carlos Libedinsky – Dos – Tango Nuevo
Sharon Shannon – Libertango (feat. Kirsty MacColl) – Tango Nuevo
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Miguel Calo y Roberto Arrieta – Nostalgias – Tango
Miguel Calo y su o.t. – El cuatrero – Tango
Miguel Calo y su o.t. – A martin fierro – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Pedro Laurenz y Rodolfo Biagi – Campo Afuera – Tango – Milonga
Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Tipica – La Vida Es Una Milonga – Tango Milonga
Pedro Laurenz – Maldonado – Tango Milonga
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Beate S. Lech – Two-faced – Wonderland
Mr. Probz  – Waves – Wonderland
C.V. Jørgensen – Skygger af skønhed – Wonderland
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Angel Vargas – cualquier cosa – Tango
Angel Vargas con su orguesta dirigida por Armando Lacava – De vuelta al bulin – Tango
Angel Vargas – Rie Payaso – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Tipica – Bahia Blanca – Tango
Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Tipica – A La Gran Muneca – Tango
Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Tipica – Don Juan – Tango
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Jason “Gonzales” Charles Beck, Leslie Feist – Limit To Your Love – Wonderland
Anna Nalick – Wreck Of The Day – Wonderland
Lhasa De Sela – Con Toda Palabra – Wonderland
Carmen Cuesta – Toots – La Bossa De Kris – Cortina
Rodolfo Biagi Y Su Orquesta Tipica – A La Gran Muñeca – Tango
Rodolfo Biagi Y Su Orquesta Tipica – El Recodo – Tango
Rodolfo Biagi Y Su Orquesta Tipica – Sentimiento Gaucho – Tango
Gare Du Nord – Cool down – Cortina
Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave – Where the Wild Roses Grow – Wonderland