Hello all and a happy New Year! Sorry for taking my time to start the new year here at Tanda of the Week but I've been extremely busy with a couple of things. One of them being playing at and greatly enjoying the Tango Remolino DJ Festival in L'viv Ukraine just after Christmas. The festival was 12 days long (!!!) but I only had the chance to play the opening night and stay for two more days/nights of dancing. Highly recommended.
The main thing I was busy with however was the directing of a new show for my fire circus and dance company Walkea. A full month of rehearsals and a lot more time taken for producing the show ended with the 10 shows for a total amount of 28,000 people in the Lux Helsinki festival in Finland. I'm currently preparing our promotional videos and material... but for a sneak peak you can look at some amazing photographs from the performances.
And one of the things I'm busy with now is the promotion of my DJ career and looking for opportunities to play in milongas and festivals and everything in between in 2015 (and 2016 since many events book DJ's very early). So here's a reminder to you all that I am indeed a full time artist and I love to DJ as much as I can and I'm willing to travel a lot in order to do so. Any help in passing my CV (pdf) to the right people or recommending or requesting me to play goes a long way and is much appreciated! Greatly due to other tango fanatics and their help I've been very fortunate to play around the world and meet a lot of great people in doing so. And at least for the next few years I think I'll stay on the road. In fact I'm planning to put two of my passions together and do a few DJ tours on bicycle this year.
Here are some of my already public tour dates:
- 27.06. Midnight Light Tango Festival, Umeå, Sweden
- 06.06. Tango Alegria 10 year Anniversary, Kuopio Finland
- 18.05. StudiLONGA, Halle
- 19.04. La Luna, Antwerp
- 18.04. La Roca, Amersfoort Netherlands
- 16.04. Estar Bien, Antwerp
- 14.04. Los Locos, Amsterdam
- 12.04. La Tangueria, Brussels
- 24.02. Teerenpeli, Tampere, Finland
- 19.-22.02. Tango Frostbite Festival, Helsinki
- 14.02. Balta Pirts, Riga, Latvia
- 13.02. Milonga Tipica, Vilnius, Lithuania
- 24.01. Bailongo, Berlin
Hope to see you at a milonga!
All the best,
DJ Antti Suniala
1. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Domani" 1952
2. Carlos Di Sarli / Jorge Durán - "Nubes de humo" 1958
3. Carlos Di Sarli / Horacio Casares - "Hasta siempre, amor" 1958
4. Carlos Di Sarli / Roberto Florio - "Derrotado" 1956
I hope you don't mind me sharing another Di Sarli tanda. This tanda is made not only to put beautiful songs together but also to showcase four of the finest singers Di Sarli recorded with in the 1950's. I also wanted to choose songs that are slightly more uptempo than a lot of the Di Sarli recordings from the 50's. Uptempo in this case basically means midtempo or slower midtempo but still uptempo compared to the majority of the recordings. Also these songs are on the shorter spectum of (1950's) song lenght as they are around the 2:45-2:55 mark. This should give the tanda a lot of energy on top of the beauty of the songs.
There's a bit of a time leap between the first two songs going from 1952 to 1958 but if you have "Domani" in good quality this should be no problem. Also, to my ears, this version on Spotify/Deezer sounds a little bit too fast. My version from the Tango Digital Archive shellacs is a bit slower.
Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo Tango - tango.info - iTunes Store