Neo DJ's presentation:
DJ Gökhan (GER)
DJ Gosto is the resident DJ of Milonga Popular in Berlin.
His music is to share & express.
It is for both the soul & the body.
DJane Magdalena (GER)
DJaneMari Olchewski (GER) from Hamburg. Music and creativity has always been important in her life and she has been dancing tango for 23 years. Because she wanted more variety and dance to the music that touched her more personally, she became a DJane. Her music is very versatile, Jazz, Electro, Blues, Rock, Ambient, Oriental, Dubstep, Klassik, Folk, Trip Hop, Contemporary Tango.... She performs weekly in and around Hamburg . At NeoTangoRave and Phantastango she has been part of the DJ team for 9 years and she Dj'd in various international marathons. For her Dj'ing is a creative act and the musical mood on her Milongas is like a wave, always in motion. For Mari, Neo-Tango means: listen, let in, dive in, try out, discover, don't have to be perfect and have fun.
DJ Thierry (FRA) - Thierry is above all a creative dancer who “lives” the music. 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 which brings him to Neo. Nice melodies, emotion and changes in rythms and intensity are thierry's music markers. Thierry is co-organizer of several festivals: Neo Tango Toulouse (TNT), Neo Tango Bruges (NTB), Neo Tango Amsterdam (NTA),and now Neo Tango Meissen (NTM), but also the Toulouse Fusion weekend (Fusion dance festival). He DJ'd in Toulouse, Bruges, Amsterdam, Lyon, Rome, Athens, Gent, Tangopostale, Berlin, Lille...
DJane Saskia (NL) is purely a Neotango DJ. Therefore in her sets she uses all kinds of music, if danceable. From the Middle Ages, classical to tango, from traditional Argentinian folk music to rock, jazz, blues...music from the West to the East, North to South. Original, covers or remixes. She likes lyrical music, music that tells a story, with some drama, some gloominess and several layers in the music to play with.
Her sets are about serving the dancers by facilitating music that can carry and ignite that tango connection.
She started dancing tango coming from Contact Improvisation, wanting to learn Contact Tango, but got bitten by the traditional tango virus. It is a legacy she really honors. But her love for contemporary music and the playfulness of Neotango keeps pulling at me. Therefore her mantra is: “ Same soul, different sounds”
She started DJ-ing in October 2018, the year she and Ezequiel Sannucci founded La Neo Amsterdam.
During the lockdowns she played on regularly for Neotango TV. From there on it went fast. She played at multiple Marathons and neolongas in the Netherlands, Essen (Germany), Toulouse, Nantes and Lyon (Fr.) and now has her own monthly Neolonga “Flor de Neo” in Arnhem.
DJ Sonja Armissen (GER) Sonja Armisen opened the probably first Neomilong in Europe in Munich, 2004, as well she produced 2 electrotango compilations and created the TangoFusionClub-Dance. She has been djing in a lot of Neotangofestivals during the last years. Her style changed from nearly only Electrotango in the begining to mostly alternative music nowadays.
Neo VJ's presentation :
Andreas 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.
Philippe (FRA) - Philippe Gauthier is fascinated by movement and the harmony emerging from the dance floor, he seeks to magnify it. As a VJ his performance is purely live where the dancers and music both are intertwined to give life to interactive visuals. Mountains, oceans, starfields and many poetic landscapes surround the dancefloor to join dancers in a blithful and unique journey.