Introduction to the notion of a theory of tango history periods that is practical for DJs, beginning with the “late” and “high” guardia nueva.
When DJing a successful milonga, there are a number of technical issues that are important to take into account. The main of these are: (1) media quality, (2) equalisation, (3) digital-analogue conversion, and (4) speaker output.
In the previous chapter we noted that the transfer quality of the same song can vary widely. This depends on many factors, the quality of the original shellac records, the technique used for recording the music and transfering it to digital format, and the post-production
Tango traces its origins to the popular culture of South America, to the area around the Rio del plata, River Plate, the bay that lies between Argentine and Uruguay, in the merchant cities Buenos Aires in Argentine and Montevideo in Uruguay.
The media we have available, the digital files with tango music, form the basis for a quality DJ performance. There are things you can do later on, in equalisation, to improve a bad file, but that can only tackle smaller problems.
As we’ve said before, there is reason to equalise tango tracks in various cases, both to improve on the sound of the older music, and to rectify faults in post-production of a lot of the music available. We have alreaydy analysed some of the scenarios
Music on shellac records has a unique frequency range that is quite different from modern music. Because of this equipment that is adequate for pop music, for example, does not suit tango music in the same way. The common two or three field equalisation of
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 10 May 2019. This was a lively occasion with around 25 people active throughout. Mostly Edad de oro music, with a couple of electortango tandas included to spice things up a bit.
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 26 April 2019.
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 15 March 2019. This was a very lively milonga with a lot of people to begin with. things slowed a bit nearing the end with a few tired dancers lasting all to the Cumparsita.