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Best DJ in Buenos Aires

March 21, 2010

This is Daniel Borelli — we call him Dany.  He turned 40 a few days ago.  I have learned what good tandas are for the milonga by dancing to his music for the past eleven years.  Dany is a music lover who observes what the dancers enjoy and gives it to them.  He knows all kinds of music and its history.  I always learn something from him during our chats at the bar or after the milonga.  He doesn’t dance, but knows what music dancers want.

Dany is a porteño from Parque de los Patricios.  He started working as a DJ at Club Gricel in 1995.  He also worked in Salon Dandi, Sin Rumbo, Club Español, and Club Banco Provincia.  He has been the resident DJ at Lo de Celia Tango Club for years and has trained two apprentices who have shared the DJ responsibilities with him. 

Dany was interviewed for the first issue of Diostango in June 2006.  He doesn’t play his preferences in music, but what the public wants to hear.  He observes the milongueros and programs the music for them since they are the most demanding.  Among those I have asked, there is complete agreement that Dany provides the best music of any deejay in Buenos Aires.  He told me yesterday that he stays with the best music from 1937-1944 with only a few exceptions.  He notes that women have a sensitivity for violins while the men prefer the strong sound of the bandoneon.  He considers everything when he selects the tandas according to the public in attendance and the energy in the room.  He doesn’t prepare a playlist in advance. 

Dany compiled video footage of the great orchestras of the 1940s, which is being shown on a large screen during the milonga Nuevo Chique in Casa de Galicia.  This is the only milonga providing it, thanks to Dany.

His milonga work schedule:

  • Monday – El Arranque in Nuevo Salon La Argentina
  • Tuesday – Nuevo Chique in Casa de Galicia
  • Wednesday – Lo de Celia Tango Club
  • Thursday – Nuevo Chique in Casa de Galicia