With a great knowledge of and passion for the music, and an enviable tango music collection of over 500 CDs, with many rare and unavailable tracks, Michael offers an unforgettable evening for those who really appreciate the music. He also gives DJ workshops and talks on tango music and musicians.
He is one of the regular DJs at The Dome in London. In 2008 he played the International Tango Festival in Istanbul, Rivertango (London International Tango Festival) and the Stockholm Tango Festival. In 2009, he played Rivertango (London International Tango Festival).
Here are just a few unsolicited comments. This is all genuine unsolicited feedback:
Just wanted to say thanks for a spectacular DJ session on Wednesday at the Dome. It turned a cold room into an inviting dance floor and I didn't want to stop dancing all night. Good job!
Your set was wonderful. It was the way you put it together - the music itself was just 40% of what you did. It was really special.-O, teacher/performer
Your music last night was fantastic! I wanted to sit down, but just had to dance every track - I went home exhausted
Hi Mike, you don't need me to tell you but your music was the best last night! Like hearing it all for the first time. FORZA!!
There's no-one who can touch you for music Mike- S.F., organiser and teacher
Wonderful music Mike as always- J.H.
Keep music live
A good DJ is in a dialogue with the dancers on the floor. He responds to the energy of the room, the dancers, and the night. He doesn't arrive with a playlist, or spend most of his evening dancing, but watches and responds to the floor.
My main aim is to have you itching to dance the whole evening. I also hope to play music in a way that deepens the appreciation of the group for the possibilities that tango (music) has to offer, but never I hope in an obvious way.
I can also supply a PA for a room with up to 100 people - much beyond this and we'll need to hire a PA. Contact me for details of costs etc
I play music in
tandas - sets of the same style and orchestra.
This is how it's done in Buenos Aires and it's indispensible for deepening into the mood of each orchestra.
Cortinas - mostly yes (especially at big events) but sometimes no, it depends on the event.