Michelle McRuiz has been a tango DJ for 12 years. She has danced Argentine tango for 15 years and has done some form of dance since the age of 9. Michelle combines her deep love for golden-age tango music, innate musicality, and trustworthy ear to create tandas that flow, build energy, and keep pulling dancers back onto the floor. She DJs regularly at milongas and practicas in Albuquerque and has been a popular DJ at festivals, marathons, encuentros, and various milongas in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, Texas, Idaho, Washington, and England.
Kim came into the tango world in 2012 and promptly began to be interested in the music. After receiving encouragement from Cleveland organizers and DJs, she started working in her own community as a guest DJ. She completed a series of DJ seminars with Hernán Prieto, which greatly influenced her technique and style. She has been working consistently since then, both locally and in other nearby communities. Kim's style is best characterized as one that creates a positive, upbeat environment, yet also highlights the subtle beauty and diversity of the music. She definitely has a strong milonguero influence to her sets. Kim's favorite part of DJing is connecting with dancers through the music.
Some of the highlights of her career include: ESO! Tango Marathon (Buffalo), Toronto Tango Experience, Cleveland Tango Bowling Marathon, and Encuentro Milonguero Asheville.
Vincent from Vancouver, Canada has been dancing tango for 17 years and spinning tunes both digital and vinyl records in the Pacific Northwest at Encuentros, Marathons & Festivals throughout North America, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands and Japan for the past nine. Vincent favours traditional tangos, mixing his tunes with a sense of fun and romance. Vincent enjoys photography and travel, but of course, all revolving around tango.