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Jens-Ingo Brodesser
Mobile: +32.486575797
Mail: jens-ingo@all2all.org
Skype: jibrod
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Please find here my current DJ statement which can be used for your event presentation. For more photos, please check this page: http://jens-ingo.all2all.org/photos

DJ statement
During the last years I travelled to so many different countries and meet a lot of tango communities all with their own contexts and particularities. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to make these mind opening voyages. It is therefore amazing to recognise that today I’m still in the process of discovering new secrets and facts about tango. Maybe that’s what keeps me going. Through all these years tango fashions and hits were coming and going as well as the eternal question: What is tango? Then I notice that it never stopped to evolve and it’s just like we are, it’s multifaceted!

If you want to know what tango djing means to me, someone asked me exactly the same question a while ago and it still applies for me both from the perspective of a dancer and that of a DJ: ‘In my opinion it is very important to provide a variation in musical style between the tandas and to develop a tanda flow for having an enjoyable milonga. I try to catch the mood of the moment by observing the dancers and translate this feedback into the tanda. Variation and changing impulses are the keywords. I like to think of colours and shapes like when you paint a picture. You start at a certain point and let the whole thing evolve. Maybe you tell a story, maybe you are abstract but the most important is that you express something through the music you play.’

DJ statement for vinyl sets
On special occasions I do DJ-sets from my vinyl collection, without using a computer but with the same high standards as if I would. The pure analog sound has a magical effect on the dancers. This is related to how the music was recorded during the Golden Age: direct-to-disc. Direct-to-disc means to record audio directly, in one single take onto analog disc masters without any cosmetics, mixing or post-production steps. No multi-track recorders like nowadays were used and every musician had to be at the same time around the microphone. Thereby creating an authentic report of a past moment. A great deal of the emotions we feel while dancing to these recordings derives from this circumstance! Many of the vinyl records are among the best shellac transfers I know, being very close to the original recording sessions with the same dynamics, some are of a lesser quality and yet others, are original pressings from more recent times directly cut onto vinyl. Sanju Chiba puts it best: ‘For me, listening to analog music makes me peaceful and relaxed. Digital sound quality is haunted to try to come close to analog music. But it will never be better than analog music because sound is a natural thing.’

DJ statement for vinyl sets (short version)
On special occasions I do DJ-sets from my vinyl collection, without using a computer but with the same high standards as if I would. The pure analog sound has a magical effect on the dancers. This is related to how the music was recorded during the Golden Age: direct-to-disc. A great deal of the emotions we feel while dancing to these recordings derives from this circumstance! Sanju Chiba puts it best: ‘For me, listening to analog music makes me peaceful and relaxed.’

Festival experience
See here for an up-to-date listing of my participation in international tango festivals

DJ Jens-Ingo interviewed by DJ Supersabino
“I like to think of colours and shapes like when you paint a picture. You start at a certain point and let the whole thing evolve. Maybe you tell a story, maybe you are abstract but the most important is that you express something through the music you play” Read the whole interview here: http://supersabinotango.blogspot.it/2013/05/jens-ingo-brodesseri-like-to-think-of.html

 

2 thoughts on “About | Contact

  1. Jens,
    I have tried to contact you all. Internet isn’t my forte. I came across this so decided to try it. Hope all is well for you and your family. Please give regards to Frederic.
    Nice photo buddy!
    larry

  2. Jens,

    I am writing an article about the tango recording Gillespie did with Fresedo. Can I have yout permision to reproduce the photo of them that you have in your page?
    Thank you.

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