Max Stasi (Italy) is a much sought after international Dj who is coming to our Tango festival from Milan. Max regularly DJ's in festivals and milongas around the world including Berlin NouTango, Hamburg 'TangoJam', Mattstedt Tango Marathon, Mannheim 'Maratango', San Francisco 'El Abrazo', New York 'TangoCafe' and Switzerland 'Amitango'. The backbone of his work is the music of the Golden age, with frequent detours towards the orchestras of the Guardia Vieja and of the 1950s.
Manuel Soto (Montreal), co-founder of Las Piernas Tango School in Montreal, has a long love story with tango. He discovered tango music in 1978 from his main source of inspiration: his tanguero grandfather Angel. Manuel started to DJ in 2006, when he understood that the connection that is so magical between two people on the dance floor can be as inspiring and powerful between a DJ and the dancers. Since then, this peruvian tango lover has played his inspired music in countless milongas, marathons and festivals around North America, but no matter where or what type of event, Manuel always brings his own personal touch and burning passion for tango to his DJing. In addition to DJing tradional tango music at TTX, Manual will be the DJ for the downstairs alternative music room at TTX on Friday.
Kimberly Scola (USA) came into the tango world as a salsa dancer and quickly fell in love with tango. Very soon after that, she began to be interested in the music itself and she soon started working as an active tango DJ. When an invitation to DJ an alternative milonga came to her she began working on building a successful library of Nuevo and Alternative music. Kim's style is mainly about creating a positive environment that builds and sustains the energy on the dance floor. She likes to express her own personality with her very carefully chosen tandas, and she loves connecting with other dancers through her music. We are lucky to have her as the DJ for the downstairs alternative music room at TTX on Saturday.
Bernice Gonsen (Toronto). Berenice has been inspiring dancers at milongas in Toronto and beyond for many years. A long-time fan of tango music, her vast knowledge, intuitive approach and careful selections combine to create unforgettable dance experiences that kept her in high demand in many international Tango Festivals .
'DJ Bere' has officially retired, but she has agreed to come out of retirement for a ONCE-ONLY milonga. So if you have missed listening to Berenice's wonderful music this may be your only chance to listen (and dance) to it one more time.