Our DJs

Dj Ramu Pyreddy (Washington, DC)

 

Ramu took his first tango lesson on April 27th, 2000 in Buenos Aires and was hooked instantly. To share that passion with his friends and colleagues, he started Michigan Argentine Tango Club at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ramu has since danced, DJed and taught all over the US and Canada. His teaching and dancing are characterized by a keen musical interpretation, infectious enthusiasm and a deep love of the music. He is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after tango DJ's in the US and has been a featured DJ at most tango festivals in the US. Currently, he lives in Washington DC where he is the host, DJ and resident teacher at Milonga Zandunga, one of DC's popular milongas. 

 

Dj Claudia Cortes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Is one of our home-baked faves who has resides in Buenos Aires since 2013. She and he partner Martu grace LA with their occasional visits while they teach. perform and DJ all over the US. 

Claudia just gets dancers, and has a natural passion for Golden Age tango music. She is committed to creating a tango atmosphere that "transports" dancers from anywhere in the world into the clubs of Buenos Aires. 

Dj Varo Boyajyan (Los Angeles, CA)

 

As an avid dancer himself, Varo has a deep appreciation for tango music as a crucial part of the overall milonga experience for each dancer.

As a DJ, Varo strives to create a musical atmosphere that inspires dancers and connects with them on the emotional level. 

Varo comprises the tandas and the relationship of tandas to each other in a way to establish a harmonious flow of the energy, and to develop emotional-energetic contrasts with a tasteful climax and rise that resonate within each dancer.

He regularly DJ’s at milongas in Los Angeles and Southern Calfornia. He has DJ’d along with Otros Aires and Narcotango. Varo is also invited to DJ tango at festivals all over the US.

 

Dj Adam Cornett (Chicago, IL)

 

Adam has been DJ'ing milongas for 15 years. He started with DJ'ing at Portland's famous 50/50 milonga on Wednesday nights and later became the only house DJ for that event as well as DJ'ing his own milonga in Portland. Adam has DJ'd in many cities around the US and in Asia. He currently loves to DJ from his vinyl collection which he builds yearly on his trips to BA.

Dj DK Quinn (Albuquerque, NM)

DK Quinn has been a tango dancer since 2006, a DJ since 2012, and  has been delighting dancers at milongas in New Mexico with his extensive collection of vinyl tango records since 2017. DK combines the best classic hits with exciting new material and energetic cortinas to keep the floor full from beginning to end.

 

In 2018 DK and Adam Cornett threw down the first Battle of the Vinyl DJs at the Albuquerque Tango Festival, and he is excited to partner with Adam once again to bring the turntables to the Endless Summer Tango Marathon!

 

Dj Derek Tang (Los Angeles, CA)

Derek is one of the most requested DJs in Los Angeles. He consistently deejays in various milongas and practicas throughout Southern California, and has performed as a dancer for several notable events.

"...The music is an essential ingredient to creating a magical evening. My responsability as a DJ is to create the energy that will allow every dancer to express themselves to their fullest ability."

 

Dj Richard Cepeda (Los Angeles, CA)

 

Originally from Miami, Florida Richard discovered Tango while in college at the University of Florida in 2009. He quickly fell in love with the dance and became obsessed with the music.

 

He's traveled the globe dancing and studying the art of creating an energetic and intoxicating dance experience. He’s been invited to DJ at milongas in Florida, San Diego, Chicago, Paris and is a regular favorite in LA’s most popular milongas.

 

Dj Olga Bogatova (San Fransisco, CA)

 

When Olga took her first tango class she immediately discovered that this dance was a meaningful language with endless possibilities to create and interact. She became addicted to the dance and started collecting traditional and alternative tango music right away.

 

DJing has opened new doors for her to entertain dancers and connect with the community. With a diverse music taste, Olga combines tandas that tap into the mood of the milonga. Her goal is to keep everyone dancing and let the dancers experience the range of emotions that tango communicates. You can catch Olga at the milongas in San Francisco and East Bay.

 

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