Neo DJ's presentation:
Elio (ITA) Formerly a club dj, I started studying tango in 2003, I have been at the console as a tango dj since 2008, for more than 5000 hours. In the first years as traditional tango DJ I have put music in many tango festivals, milongas and encuentros milongueros all over Europe and also in Buenos Aires where I was at the console of Club Fulgor, Nino Bien and the famous Salon Canning.
Then something changed, during one of the traditional evenings I was very surprised because when he put a mixed tanda from Orquesta Fervor de Buenos Aires "al estilo de Carlos di Sarli", just few of the traditional dancers went to the dancefloor to dance. After some weeks I took the same tanda, I worked on it adding hiss, pops and vinyl effect deterioration, making it sound like an old vinyl. When I finally proposed this tanda to the same milonga those dancers danced happily. This helped me to understand that the only way to have new contemporary tango music is not proposing new songs in a traditional milonga but starting from zero with a movement of open minded people who are ready to improvise and enjoy the old marvellous embrace dance on new contemporary music, and then new tango orquestas and groups could join and go towards a global tango renaissance.
In 2009 I started organizing regular neolongas in Italy. In 2010 I introduced live mixing in neolongas. I started to take inspiration and influence by djs and musicians like Trentemoller, Jean Michel Jarre, Robert "3D" Del Naja, Sascha Ring and Vitalic among others, trying to bring some of their skills into tango danceable music.
In 2011 I organized my first marathon, which has now become Red Rabbit Neotango Festival. Now I am regularly invited as DJ in the major Neotango events, focusing on music production, live jams, and teaching DJ workshops, I believe in a global tango music renaissance made by musicians, new tango orquestas, experienced djs, and open minded teachers who teach first steps on modern music instead retro/vintage one.
Fabrizio (ITA) : Originated from Napoli, but living in Milano, Fabrizio "DJ Auslaender" Ferranti, is one of the historical DJ of the "Sulle rive del tango" adventure. He has his own sensitivity though, able to turn each milonga into a never ending poetry piece. The very same song that you claim when you heard it at home, that "I'll never dance on it", DJ Ferranti will build such a magical flow that you will find yourself dancing with a big smile on your face. At first glance, looking at him during a milonga, you'll get a sober "nordic" attitude feeling, but looking further you'll see stars shining in his eyes and the children that resides underneath
Iwan Harlan (GER): Composer, musician, tango dancer / teacher & DJ Iwan Harlan is addicted to all styles of music that makes him dancing tango. Accompanied by jazz, folk, electro, remixed traditional tangos and modern tango orchestras, he will will play also his own compositions. He likes to dance to extreme stuff….extreme slow…extreme dynamic….extreme rhythmic…extreme fast…extrem funny…extreme deep.…and that is exactly what he likes to serve you.
Phil (FRA) - I started as a Hard Rock DJ in the 80’s, then DJ for Blues nights. Blues lead me to Tango Neo of course, and in 2015 I started Nueva Guardia, my Neolonga in Toulouse.
I like to make people dance on nice melodies.
I love to invite DJs to my milonga, organize events our baby the TNT is healthy, his little Amsterdam brother will celebrate his second year in 2020. I was also "father" of the Nocturna (Tango way).
Thierry (FRA) - Thierry (FRA) - Thierry is above all a creative dancer who “lives” the music.He's coming from swing and blues universe before falling in love with tango. Dancer since 1998, he waited until 2016 to start offering his own musical programming as a DJ. Of course he loves tango from the golden age, but what makes him vibrating is to open , enrich, mix practices toward new musical and corporeal horizons .Thierry is co-organizer of several festivals : Neo Tango Toulouse (TNT), Neo Tango Bruges (NTB), Neo Tango Amsterdam (NTA) , Neo Tango Dresden but also the Toulouse Fusion week-end (Fusion dance festival) and the Bruges Fusion week end. He Neo tango DJ'd in Toulouse, Bruges, Amsterdam,Lyon,Rome, Athens, Geent, Tangopostale... but is also Blues DJ and fusion DJ (Toulouse, Barcelona, Berlin, Lille...)
Hubert (FRA) - Dancer since... last century he started organizing tango Flashmobs in Toulouse for the Tangopostale festival, and the tango baladas dancing in the streets (click here to see), he's now DJing for the alternative milongas of the festival…
He started musicalizing the marathon organized by the TNT Team, TOULOUSE and AMSTERDAM.
Now he's also playing for milongas or marathons in foreign countries, in Germany, Italy or Greece.
He's the leader for the festival of the DJ group offering Neolongas and animations into the streets. He likes improvisation of Neolongas, mixing all types of music, from very modern tangos to Hip-Hop, passing thru Soul, Blues, Folk and so on, depending on the dancers. Key words : energy and emotions.
Neo VJ's presentation :
Andreas (Ger) joined the Tango in 2005 as a photographer and has been dancing since 2006. From the very beginning, he was interested in alternative tango.
Since 2015 he has focused his artistic work on the Vjing. Almost invariably, he uses his own visual material. Some of them are works that have already been shown at exhibitions, others have been created by him especially for the Vjing.
He sees the Vjing as a form with visual elements to dance to the music.
This results in a mutual influence on music, dancers and visuals.
Marie (FRA) Marie participated to all the TNT editions from the start 6 years ago! Thank you marie for this beautiful journey surrounded by the waves of colours and images you created for us to inspire the dancers