George Samaha & Leyla Remolina
Each DJ seeks to create an atmosphere that inspires the dancers to go out to the dance floor, so that they can express the music and enjoy the dance. Music should encourage people to want and go dancing. When I put on music, I exchange emotions with the whole hall. The hall is the most demanding but at the same time responsive partnerlady. If you know how to hear and know how to lead, then it turns out to create a general atmosphere in the milonga. This is a magical feeling!
Favorite orchestra - Miguel Calo.
DJ at various events in Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod.
George grew up in an entertainment environment, since he was a kid had showed interest for music and dancing. His first Tango steps began in November 2006. Few months later he was already addicted and started collecting a huge library of Argentinean tango music. His addiction went in parallel; dancing and collecting music till he started to DJ in 2010. He is the resident DJ of the Limassol Milonga Remolina and a favorite of all the Cyprus Tango community. George has participated in all International tango events in Cyprus, in all 5 editions of the Cyprus Tango Meeting in Protaras, and 5 editions of the Cyprus Tango Camp in Kyrenia and all 3 Souvlaki tango marathon Limassol. He is frequently invited by other milongas on the island. He DJed at the 8th Athens Tango Marathon, Beirut Libertango weekend, Krakow Tango marathon 2018, and had the opportunity to DJ at local milongas in Buenos Aires during his recent visit in January 2017.
Leyla started to Dj in a small milonga that she organized in Limassol, Cyprus in 2005. Since then she saw it growing and her knowledge of tango music grew with it. Being a dancer herself, and as a host of a regular milonga for the last 8 years she knows how important is the quality of the music. When choosing tandas she follows the basic rules of mixing and try to satisfy all the needs of the dancers, but she also connects with the dance floor and view is as a living organism. Beside the huge experience of DJ in local mlongas of Cyprus, she also DJed everywhere she was travelling to, in milongas of Tbilisi, Ankara, Thessaloniki, Barcelona, and even in Buenos Aires.
I like to feel the influence of music on the mood of dancing couples; It's so great when people leave milonga with a smile after. The professional sound engineer experience helps me concentrate on the creative side of dj'ing and the mood of the hall on milongas. I love to play rhythmic music in order to involve tangeros from the farthest tables and get them to the dance floor. And I pay special attention to the cortinas. I select them in such a way that they smoothly complement the tanda or prepare for the next. After all, each tanda is a small story with its obsession, culmination and finale.
I am TDJ since 2014. Was DJing on the following events: Tango Remolino DJ Festival, Minsk Tango Fusion, Moldavian Autumn Dances Tango Marathon, Tesoromio Tango Weekend, El Huracan Tango Marathon, Tango d'Amore Festival, En el Compas Tango Weekend Cherkasy, Milongato tango festival, Night and Day tango marathon, Kaleidoscope tango marathon, Odessa & İstanbul Black Sea İnternational Tango Weekend etc.
My first "tango set" was in Poland, Krakow city. It is an old and beautiful city with special atmosphere. Therefore the tango atmosphere for which it was necessary to play was also different from the Moscow one on which I "have grown up". This "listening" exactly and conversations of experienced people, what is bad and good, they formed a rather narrow vision of tango music. And such feature very strongly prevented me to play in Krakow where people in a different way approach the choice to music.
But this "threshold" has allowed me to look in a different way at a dance floor and a milonga in general, and has given breakthrough to growth.
Probably DJing at the KrakusAires festival where there were various organizers who began invite me became a starting point for tango DJing from local milongas for me. In a short time I managed to attend as a DJ at festivals, marathons and weekends in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Russia.
Now I have a clear position: music is for dancers. It should be "in place", coincide with the general mood, and also, maintain the atmosphere, complement it and develop it. So one of the most important things is to establish contact with the dancers in order to create, change the atmosphere, dynamics, mood. And it maintains this "fire".
I have no favorite melodies or orchestras, there are orchestras which it is pleasant, but to tell that this is better than others, I can't. My opinion that for each tango there is a place, success of good tanda, it not only under what, but also with whom, where and how. So I wish all that all these three factors have developed in the best way on all milongas. Yes, there will also arrive with you force) your Vladimir.