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.
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.
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.
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 8 January 2019. A good crowd, people still active after the marathon the weekend before. Though only a few stayed till the end, the dancing was lively all through.
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 16 November 2018. With nasty weather only a few people attended. They were however very intent on dancing relentlessly, so we managed to keep the program going until midnight.
Milonga El Cramo in Reykjavik 19 October 2018. This was a quiet milonga with just a few couples staying after 10.30. By keeping the music forceful, mostly post 1950 after 11, we managed to keep it going until midnight.
Milonga at El Cramo in Reykjavik 14 September 2018. A small but enthusiaistic group of dancers present, with the more experienced dancing till the end.
Milonga at El Cramo in Reykjavik 17 August 2018. A relaxed atmosphere with the local crowd and a number of foreign visitors attending. The first hour a practica and then a more formal milonga.