Hernan was born into a family with a love for tango. Since childhood, portena music has surrounded him as well as prominent figures from the world of tango, such as Goyeneche and Virulazo, among others, who regularly visited his family home. In his teens, he began to get more involved in the world of tango and milongas. He studied with some of the most famous dancers and milongueros of Buenos Aires. From them, he learned the technique, codes, and love of the dance. Since then, his quest to integrate technique, emotion, enjoyment, and joy into his dance and music appreciation has continued and he has become, not only an excellent dancer and teacher, but also a favorite DJ of many milongas and festivals. He is very well renowned for the energy he gives to the milongas he deejays, becoming in one of the best rated deejays in North America.
Ann Arbor, MI
Edmond was exposed to a large variety of music from visiting and local DJs in Ann Arbor. DJing regularly at different events there has allowed him to develop a rich style full of rhythmical presence and lyrical complexity. Throughout the night, Edmond manages the flow of energy to enhance the dancers' connection by being versatile and attentive. He keeps the crowd energized with playful cortinas and by strategically infusing subtle contrast in his music.
Koichiro Suzuki has a Master's Degree in Performance Music at Duquesne University and performs with the internationally renowned River City Brass Band, the only active professional brass band in the United States. Koichiro incorporates his complex music background and deep understanding of musicality into his DJing.
Koichiro DJs regularly at milongas in Pittsburgh, and has DJed in other cities in the United States and Canada. In addition, the past few years, Koichiro was invited to DJ in Buenos Aires at Milonga Tango Club, Club Fulgor, Villa Crespo and Tango en Huracan, Club Atletico Milonguero, Parque Patricios.
Alberto Ramos Cordero
Alberto plays devastating Di Sarlis, punchy Puglieses, and friendly Fresedos! Over the course of an evening he works to create a warm energetic environment while keeping a watchful eye on the dancers and the room. He is one of the founders of The Cleveland Tango School. Based out of New York and the Caribbean before moving to the midwest, Alberto has taught at the Hunter College Tango Club, New York's You Should Be Dancing studios, and worked on staff at the Piel Canela Dance Company. In Puerto Rico he taught alongside the teachers and performers of Y Entonces Tango. He has also volunteered and trained at the Mark Morris Dance Company in Brooklyn. He DJ's frequently throughout the United States and Latin America. His tandas focus primarily on tango's Golden Age.
Jean-Sebastien turned to Tango after many years of Salsa, Ballroom and Latin dances, and quickly grew into a strongly committed and very musical social dancer. The beauty and complexity of Tango music motivated him to learn more about it and to understand what was involved in DJing. Jean-Sebastien now teaches and DJs in Montreal on a regular basis. He has been Redlight milonga's resident DJ through 2014-15 and had many opportunities to DJ abroad (Boston, Toronto and Paris are a few examples). He is skilled in setting up strictly traditional tango evenings, as well as mixed-music events. He is known to bring only high quality music, selected mostly out of the Golden Age repertoire, arranged with careful balance through the evening and a particular concern for the dancers' creative and emotional experiences.