Andy has DJ'd at encuentros, festivals, and marathons across the US and Europe since 2012. He was the organizer of the Newport News Encuentro (E+) since 2014. His music is primarily Golden Age 1930-1950, striving for balance and harmony, with rhythmical and lyrical tandas, plus occasional drama. When an external monitor is available, Andy displays information about the current and next tanda in a consistent format that is informative and useful.
During the pandemic, Andy provided weekly virtual milongas on Zoom, Tandas Around the World, in place of the evening milongas in Europe and the US. In 2021, Andy launched Milonga as a Service (MaaS), a 24/7 tango service in the cloud that is always on and always free at tinyurl.com/milongaas.
Lua is Italian and lives in Lisbon working as a historian. She discovered tango in 2004 while walking along the banks of the Seine River and was completely fascinated.
Since 2011, she has been organizing tango events in Lisbon (Milonga da Lua) and DJ'ing at milongas and encuentros throughout Europe and the United States.
Lua has been invited to DJ at renowned milongas like El Beso (Buenos Aires), Café Dominguez (Milan) and Milonga Florida (Paris), as well as popular encuentros such as Ensueños, Promotora, La Franteña, La Ola Milonguera, Tutto in un abbraccio, Alba Milonguera, Pico Blanco, among others.
For her, each milonga is unique. Each tanda tells a story. Each tango brings back memories of moments already danced. Today, her musical selection combines the tastes of all the milongueros she has met within the tango community.
Marcelo was born in Uruguay and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel where he has been a tango DJ since 2011. As a devoted milonguero, Marcelo enthusiastically shares with the global tango community his passion of tango music for dancing.
Since 2015 Marcelo has been a regular DJ at encuentros, marathons, festivals, and local milongas throughout the USA and Europe, and is the official DJ at the Argentine Tango USA Official Championship in San Jose, California, where he also teaches a DJ workshop.
Marcelo has also been a DJ at the leading milongas in Buenos Aires: Porteño y bailarín, Parakultural, La milonga de Lucy, and Lo de Balmaceda, among others.
Marcelo sensitively adjusts his music to match the energy of the room and on the dance floor. His music is very traditional and well balanced, maintaining a constant flow throughout the milonga.
Martin Rybczynski (from Boulder, Colorado) specializes in traditional tango. Martin likes to drive the milonga experience to its peak, drawing from a wide variety of Golden Age classics. He carefully considers the emotional impact of the music on the dancers and weaves the mood of the evening with deliberate subtlety.
Martin has DJ'd at numerous events in Colorado. He has appeared at encuentros in Salida, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque. He has been featured at tango festivals in Denver (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Natural Tango, Tango on the Rocks, Close Encounters), San Diego, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque.
Shahin has been a tango DJ since 2001 and the founder of La Milonga Leona in Santa Fe, NM. A tango teacher since 2003, a Tanguera since 1995, and a dancer her entire life. She has an immense love for golden era tango music and through the years of its evolution. She creates tandas familiar to all levels of tangueros/milongueros to keep them on the dance floor with joy, and forgetting about time. She DJ's regularly at the milongas and other tango events, locally, nationally and internationally.
The Tango House of Santa Fe