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.
He came to the first NTM edition and we are delighted to see him again
DJane Mari Olschewski (GER) from Hamburg. Mari lives in Hamburg Music and creativity has always been important in her life and she has been dancing Tango for 24 years. Because she was looking for more variety and wanted to dance to the music that touched her more personally, she became a DJane. Creating a playlist is a creative act for her. She has her own
"Molonga - MOdern miLONGA" and plays regularly in and around Hamburg, as well as at various national and international Marathons and Neo-Events. She has been part of the DJ team at TangoRave and Phantastango for 10 years.
Her music is very versatile, Jazz, Electro, Blues, Folk, Rock, Ambient, Oriental, Neo-Classical, Contemporary Tango....
Mari lives by the water and the musical mood at her Milongas is like a wave, always in motion. For Mari, Neo-Tango means: listening, getting involved, immersing yourself, trying out, discovering, not having to be perfect and having fun.
DJ Thierry (FRA) - Thierry is above all a creative dancer who “lives” the music. He practiced many social dances( (swing, blues, salsa, tango...) before starting to DJ Neo tango . Of course, he loves tango from the golden age, but what makes him vibrate 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 Neo Tango Meissen (NTM), but also the Toulouse Fusion weekend (Fusion dance festival). He DJ'd all over Europe ; Toulouse, Bruges, Amsterdam, Lyon, Rome, Athens, Gent, Tangopostale, Berlin, Lille, Praha, mannheim...
DJ Anna (Russia) In music since childhood, playing range from piano classics to rock band. Fall in love with tango music in 1998. It took more than 10 years to start dancing instead of just listening, but it worth that. Both loves Golden era and Neo tango music and hopes that some day they can at last live in harmony. "Music flows in me and I flow with music. Every set I play is live and depends on the dance floor right here right now Love that kind of continuous music flow, that takes dancers thru time and range of emotions. I'm in love with process - of searching and trying something new, changing, combining it into stream at console, feeling dancers energy... The only frustrating thing is that there are things I really want to dance, but never have an opportunity. So I dance them solo, while mixing.
DJ Sonja (Ger/Munchen) : Sonja opened the probably first Neo milonga 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.
More to come....
Neo VJ s presentation:
VJ Andreas (Ger/Hannover) : Andreas Lange is a photo, video and concept artist. He came to tango in 2005 and has since been interested in dance and music, both in the so-called traditional field and in alternative concepts. In 2015 he expanded his artistic work to the field of visual live performance. Since then, his live performances can be found at many neotango events in Europe. He takes the mood of the music and the dancers and transforms it live into visual elements. These are created by mixing and changing various graphic elements in real time, and in turn influence the dancers. He calls his live performance Visual Dancing. The content he uses comes partly from his exhibitions, was created by him especially for Visual Dancing, comes from artist friends or from publicly available sources. In 2019, he established ultra-widescreen visuals up to image formats of 72:9 in the neotango scene - not every projector now projects the same image content, but a wide image is projected across several projectors. In 2020 and 2021, he created the artistic concept of NeotangoTV and played virtual dance floors with his visuals in more than 300 hours. He also created virtual stages for streamed live concerts by Carlos Libedinsky and Steamed Tango Project.
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.
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.