Stefan is a dancer. And he loves music. That’s why he’s TJing …
Soon after he started dancing he also began TJing back in 1998. Since then he’s grown out to one of the house TJs in El Corte. He’s providing the music during the Chain Salons (together with other TJs) and at other occasions in El Corte. Besides that he’s TJing both at festivals & other events as Marathons or Encuentros all over Europe.
His main goal is to connect to the dancers and create a specific mood & atmosphere during a milonga that keeps the dancers going and offers a great diversity. Therefore he’s creating a coherent structure by using tandas (four songs per tanda, two tandas of Tangos followed by a tanda of Milongas or Vals alternately). If the location and the situation allows it he also includes cortinas.
His main ingredient form the orchestras from the Época de Oro but he also loves to give his music a twist by playing the lovely old & playful music from the Guardia Nueva. At some events he’s also using pieces of Neo-Tango or even Non-Tango music to interpolate with the classical Tango music.
At the end it’s all about the old saying:
“What kind of music do you like?” “Good music.”
Chained Salon in Nijmegen, The Netherlands